Best "Gun" Advice or Saying?

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  1. FlSwampRat

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    Time is relative, 1 unit of time doesn't necessarily, subjectively, equal the same unit of time under different circumstances.

    When time is slow:
    Waiting for a mandated waiting period to be over.
    Waiting for the first day of deer season to get here.
    Waiting for the red light to turn green when you're close to being late to work.
    Waiting for 5pm on Friday of a holiday weekend.
    Waiting for a repair to your favorite gun.

    When time zips by:
    An evening out with good friends.
    Hours at the gun range when you're paying for each one.
    How long a box of 50 rounds of ammo lasts for your favorite gun at the range.

    In short, how long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you find yourself.
     
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  2. entropy

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    You could say the same for speed; doing 60 on a county road seems like standing still after 80 on the freeway, but the cop is still gonna write you up regardless.
     
  3. Hurricane

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    I think the gamut has been pretty well covered, but a few from my father that stand out:

    Make the first shot count.

    When referring to a confrontation: Never pick up a gun unless you plan on using it.

    When I would question the effectiveness of different hunting calibers/shot sizes/chokes etc.: Son, they used to kill animals with rocks tied to sticks.

    As for the man with one gun, I never cared for that saying. The platforms and styles change, but to me the basic mechanics are the same- grip, stance/prone, sight picture, breathing control, trigger control. I like the variety and challenge of different types of guns. I wouldn't call myself an expert in any one discipline, more like a jack of all trades, master of none. But probably a helluva lot more fun than a master of one. :D
     
  4. FlSwampRat

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    A gun in the hand is worth two in the safe.
     
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    Bill Jordan told me, "Work on smooth, speed comes with smooth."

    It saved my life a couple of times.
     
  6. joseywales76

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    All guns are loaded
     
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    Don't force it in if it doesn't want to go, mallets and dremels should be a last resort.
     
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    Frequent moderate Training.
    Shooting to total confidence means nothing without the will to prepare.” “Shooting is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. It takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”Big difference in being a gun owner and a skilled shootist.
     
  9. NY Yankee

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    "Guns only have 2 enemies. Politicians and rust."
     
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    Sad but true

    "Being in a liberal's Gun Free Zone will get you killed." They might as well call it "Sitting Duck Zone"
     
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  11. SCMikeyP

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    I think the whole Man with one gun saying should be revised to: "Beware the gun enthusiast with only one gun."

    I've known a couple guys who collected guns for a while then sold off to focus and train on one or two handguns and they knew those guns well. Their choices of what to keep were curated after having a decent bit of guns and deciding what they liked and shot best.

    Those guys I would venture to say are very few and far between. The average Man with One Gun probably doesn't see it often and rarely if ever shoots it (sock drawer, corner of the closet type thing).
     
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    I would agree. And I remember growing up a few old timer that only brought one gun to the range and shot often. My Dad was one of them. It loved his 1911. I use to shoot nothing but larger handguns until about 12 years ago when I started to EDC. Since I morphed into smaller guns then to Pocket guns and Micro 9mm.s. I said to myself. What the heck. Why not just focus on the guns I carry ever day. What is the point of shooting and training any other way. So that is what I call my emphasis. And when I go to the range which is at least once a week, it is shooting these small guns.
    If I had never started Carrying CCC, things would be different. And I will never Carry anything over a sub compact. And even that is pushing it.
     
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  13. OneFreeTexan

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    A friend shoots an old Swiss........can’t remember which model,,, probably a K-31.. He is so deadly accurate with that thing,,, it is disgusting..........
     
  14. OneFreeTexan

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    Another guy, shoots a snub by in 38 special,, it is his daily carry,,,, I should be so accurate,,, at 10 yards.
     
  15. SCMikeyP

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    Yeah concealed carry really changed the way I think about buying and shooting guns now. I carry compacts and honestly it's hard for me to consider buying full size duty guns anymore. I'd rather buy something I could potentially put into the EDC mix. No pistol will ever take the place of my 226 Tac Ops for home defense so my interest in full size has dwindled. I like to shoot all my guns and like you, I like to practice as much as possible with my EDC guns, so that leaves full size range toys on the outs.

    Side note, I've always thought the size chart for guns is a little off... at least for me. I'd say most compacts are Large and full size duty pistols are Extra Large. A G19 is a "compact" and provides a full grip and double stack capacity... I'd hardly call it compact. The G17 is the full size and there's a good bit of extra grip that goes unused.... I guess I just don't get how a 3 finger grip and double stack magazine is compact or maybe I just have little hobbit hands :eek:
     
  16. theotherwaldo

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    Some guns just fit some people. I knew one guy in Oregon that could shoot playing cards or flipped coins out of the air with a little .25 vest pocket pistol. He didn't like larger guns, said they were too bulky and slow.
    We called him the Jedi Master.
     
  17. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Unrelated to the post but wanted to share. I was in my old suburban heading down a country road, I just got off work and was hauling ass (70 in a 30) to get to tractor supply before they closed. I got a new to me 870 with a 28 inch barrel for 150 the night before and I needed a hacksaw and file to chop the thing down. I got stopped of course and was asked by the deputy where I was going in such a hurry, I told the truth that I was trying to get a saw to chop down a shotgun barrel. He looked at me with huge grin and said "can I show you mine?" Whips out his phone and shows a Mossberg that's been chopped down with a sling. Looked quite nice. We talked about shotguns for a bit and he left me off with a warning. If the cop is cool you may not get a ticket, and no that wasn't the last time I've been stopped down that road.
     
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