I’ve mentioned a bit on the blog and Facebook page over the past couple of days that I picked up a Glock 19 Gen4 to act as my primary CCW pistol for a while. I’ve been wanting to go back to a doublestack gun with decent capacity, and finally made the plunge for a whole host of reasons that I go through in this episode. What I haven’t mentioned is that Ben inherited my XDs 9mm to act as his new summer carry gun. He fell in love with it after we did the “Pocket 9mm Shootout” back in Episode 68, and has been kicking around the idea of buying it since then. We spend a bit of time in the episode going through our reasons for making the switch.
We’ve talked extensively in the past about the shenanigans going on at the NC State Fair regarding concealed carry. Linoge reported that when he went to the fair last week, the security was incredibly lax, and other listeners have reported just the opposite on the Triangle Tactical Facebook page. It seems that security has been inconsistent to say the least. Furthermore, Saturday night, some folks were robbed at gunpoint while walking back to their vehicle after leaving the fair. With all of the media attention about the ban on carry at the fair, the criminals almost certainly knew that they wouldn’t encounter an armed victim.
An NC family was the victim of a home invasion last week, that ended in a shootout between the grandfather, and three home invaders. The grandfather was shot 8 times, and one of the bad guys died. The other two home invaders were also shot.
A Minnesota woman somehow found out that a man local to her has a CCW permit, and walks his daughters to school. She decided that this just can’t be, and has posted a sign in her yard with a picture of the man that says “This man carried a loaded gun around your children every day”.