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New CCW Guns – 105

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.

The News

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”.

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Don’t Worry About Your Division – 104

One of the most common questions that Ben and I get from people interested in competitive shooting is about what division they will shoot in with their particular pistol. It seems that there’s an abundance of concern placed on getting into the correct division for their first match, and when it comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter what division you shoot in for your first match, because the chances that you will be competitive in the match are very slim.

Housekeeping

Andrew Branca is offering a coupon code for Triangle Tactical listeners for his new Law of Self Defense webinars. Use the code “TT” when signing up for the webinars and get $10 off. More here.

The News

A feminist video game critic cancelled her appearance at a Utah university after receiving massacre threats. That’s the headline we’ve seen all over the internet, and it’s not wrong, but it’s not telling the whole story either. She did apparently receive some baseless threats, but she really cancelled her appearance at the university after the campus police refused to ban concealed carry during the event. Utah law doesn’t allow the police to do so, and they decided to follow the law.

People in Chicago are opposing the opening of an indoor shooting range because it’s within a mile of a school – like bullets radiate out of indoor ranges in all directions creating unsafe conditions from people in all directions…

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Quagmire of Stupidity – 103

After a lot of looking, we were finally able to get our hands on the actual text of the Washington DC “emergency” concealed carry bill (.pdf). This bill is basically the text that will allow citizens to start the process of obtaining a Washington DC concealed carry permit while they work on drafting the full legislation later. The bill has some absolutely nutty requirements for the 16 hour classes, and allows the Chief of police to basically make law at his whim.

The News

The Durham County, NC gun registry was shredded recently. The NC General Assembly revoked the 1935 law that allowed the county to operate the Jim Crow gun registry earlier this year, but there was some contention about what should happen to the registries that had been entered since 1935. With basically no warning the registry was shredded by the Sheriff and Clerk of Courts.

GRNC filed suit against the NC Department of Agriculture, and Ben was in the courtroom for the hearing to see whether or not the judge would issue a temporary injunction to stop Agriculture Commissioner Troxler from posting the state fair against concealed carry. Unfortunately the judge denied the injunction, and at least for the 2014 NC State Fair there will not be concealed carry.

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We still want to hear about your first shooting match! Record a voicemail, or shoot us an email at firstmatch@triangletactical.net and let us know what you learned, how you liked it, and things that you wish you had known before showing up.

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2014 USPSA Handgun Nationals – 102

Last week Ben was out in Utah for the 2014 USPSA Handgun Nationals, so this week on the podcast he gives us a nice rundown of the match, and what it was like working as a range officer at the biggest match out there.

The News

Cody Wilson from Defense Distributed has debuted a CNC machine in a box that finished 80% AR-15 lower receivers. It’s called the “Ghost Gunner”, and it’s awesome.

NC Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler is stating that he will post the NC State Fair against concealed carry because he believes there is “gray area” in the law.

350 CCW Permit holders in SC are having their permits revoked after it was found that their instructor wasn’t teaching the state mandated course. I’m unsure if he was just taking cash and issuing completion certificates, or if his course just varied from what the state mandates.

 

 

Changing Guns in Changing Times – 101

Recently Australian police broke up a ring of Al Qaeda ISIS terrorists who were planning to head out into public and behead people at random. Late last week a man went into his former workplace where he had been recently fired, and beheaded one woman, and was attacking a second before he was shot by the COO of the company. News is still breaking with details on the case, but both of these incidents have me really evaluating my CCW rig. The weather is cooling off a bit, and having a little bigger gun, with more ammo would be a more comforting for the type of situation mentioned above. I’m thinking I may grab a Gen4 Glock 19 to throw back into the CCW rotation for the winter months with a spare mag, and a leather pancake holster.

The News

Ruger has been killing it with new products. The LC9s and Gunsite Scout rifle in .223 didn’t really do it for me, but since those announcements they have announced that they will be making their Ruger American line of bolt action rifles in left handed models, the Ruger American Ranch in .223 and .300 Blackout (possibly the best out of the box deer rifle there is), and the Ruger LCR in 9mm. I don’t know why I wan a 9mm LCR so bad, but I do.

A Wilmington, NC man was selling a gun on Craigslist (or was it Armslist?) and when he met the buyer, the buyer took the rifle, and pointed it back at the seller. The seller, knowing the rifle was unloaded drew his concealed pistol, and ordered the men down onto the ground while he ran to safety and called the police.

Shaneen Allen will be receiving pre-trial intervention and avoiding a prison sentence. I wasn’t too interested in this case until I saw that an NC resident was arrested for the same thing as she was, and was looking at a much lighter punishment than what they were trying to do to her.

Plugs of the Week

Episode 28 of 2AToday – They talk about gun rights for the blind, something that I hadn’t really thought about before.

Stuff You Should Know – How Police Interrogation Works

RoadGunner Podcast – Thanks for promoting Episode 100!

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