Finger in the hole, gun in the trigger. It works with wheelguns, too.
Fumble a 1911 you can do the magic there. Lots of opportunities to
screw yourself if you don't pay attention.
Hmm, kind of like driving.
Lots of people buy a gun, get basic training and then put the gun
"someplace safe". If you buy a firearm for defensive purposes you
need to be shooting it regularly and keep it some place that is
simultaneously secure (not safe) and accessible. Inside the waistband
just around from my right posterior superior iliac spine works for me.
Springfield EMP in .40 S&W.
It's been years since I sold my Glock 22, but I have to says that Glocks
back then were decidedly lefthander-unfriendly. Trying to push that pointy
mag-release with the left index-finger was difficult and often ineffective.
I had mine altered by a gunsmith to replace the factory mag-release with a
rounded and extended one that worked MUCH better, even when shooting right-
On no... Youse meenze da youze a lef'winger???
Seriously, you're correct and just have to find a gun to fit your needs.
Of course, ain't that severely restricted up in your neck o' the woods?
.357 Magnum revolver (I had a S&W model on the advice of the local gun
shop owner and retired cop. He advised learning to shoot with the
revolver, then move on to something fancier, e.g., 9mm semi, if you
wanted to). .38 ammo for practice and .357 Magnum for the bad guys - the
louder the better. The only thing I ever shot was paper targets. lots of
Don't feel too screwed over, I bought a new car in 1982 which was broken
into about 6 hours after I took delivery (living in NYC at the time).
I used to live in NYC in the 1970s.
Back then, when cars had full-service spare tires, the big thing for
thieves was to punch out the trunk lock and take that fifth tire. I had
that done to my Buick Regal a couple of times, until I got an
armor-plated pick-resistant lock for my trunk.
Once we got those funny little limited-service spare tires, that type of
-- Steven L.
revolvers are simple,and low maintenance.
Even semi-autos are not that complicated to operate,after all,you CAN drive
What is important is that you learn proper gun safety,practice with your
handgun until you are familiar and comfortable with it's operation(just
like a car and driving!)
Learn your local gun laws.
you must be MENTALLY prepared to use lethal violence against another
person. (none of this "wound him" nonsense,either)
I don't fit in with the gun nuts. I simply took advantage of my 2nd
Amendment rights a few years ago and got the TX CHL license. I hardly
ever carry but it is comforting to know that I can. Also, you do not
need a CHL in order to carry in your car.
Basically here, the law is on *your* side when it comes to protecting
yourself and your stuff.
I only wish that they would restore car theft back to a felony and apply
punishment as in the days of cattle rustling...
The problem in MA where I live, is that if I fire a gun at somebody in a
parking lot, I could be held responsible for manslaughter.
Maybe I should open my window and front door and "invite" the thieves
"Hey muchacho! Tu madre es una puta! Chinga a tu madre! TU MADRE!!!"
Then when they come thru the front door and are legally inside my house,
I bushwack 'em!
-- Steven L.
it's pretty much like that in every state.
If you fire your gun,police ARE going to ask a lot of questions,no matter
You need to be reasonably sure that you are in danger of "grievous bodily
harm" or being killed.
It's a matter of whether you want to "be carried by six or judged by
Oh,and stick to close-range self-defense,not firing across a parking lot.
your chances of hitting a vital area are better,and less chance of stray
rounds hitting someoone else.
that's what the "progressives" think you should do.
It's called JLEDI;Just Let Em Do It.
Or surrendering,letting the crooks have their way.
the last part of this quote is appropriate here;
"To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and
law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own
conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the
law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the
lawless will allow... For society does not control crime, ever, by
forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected
behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals
to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding."
---------- Jeff Snyder
Stick to reality,Steven.
And WHATEVER you do,don't try to falsify a crime scene,or tell a tale to
police. They usually figure out exactly what happened,and if you're caught
in a falsehood,then YOU become the criminal,and the bad guys get a break.
I'm originally from RI and the same applies there.
It's a sorry scene when the perps can become victims of their own
As Jefferson once said, "A revolution every twenty years might be a good
thing." (Not sure of the absolute accuracy of the quote but you get the
In TX, if you are not a convicted felon, have no metal issues etc. and
can pass a National Agency Check, you most likely can get a concealed
handgun license after training, certification (range and classroom).
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