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In The News / The Day We All Hope Doesn't Happen
« on: March 14, 2016, 03:59:09 PM »

Glad they are safe

General Firearms Law Discussion / Okla changes
« on: March 12, 2016, 08:23:00 AM »
We have several things happening here right now with the possible addition of suppressors for hunting on public land (private land is already allowed) and a move towards constitutional carry, in an odd manner, that would allow open carry to be permit less.

It's good to be in America where pro gun legislation has a chance rather than Amerika where I hear the horror stories on the liberal nightly news.

General Firearms Law Discussion / Stand Your Ground Education
« on: February 14, 2016, 07:37:15 PM »
6 minutes of education

General Firearms Law Discussion / New Open Carry
« on: December 27, 2015, 12:34:40 PM »
I'm hoping that Texas open carry goes over as lackluster as Oklahoma when we did ours. The groupies all went out and celebrated making a big show for the tv. Then for a few weeks there were many then it just tapered off and I rarely see one anymore. Most stores and businesses just want concealed but it's been quiet. There was no "Wild West" show as predicted. The idiots weeded themselves out in short order and were appropriately handled.
Having lived and worked in a culture of firearms I almost find it amusing. It's no big deal.
Practice, obey the law but most importantly stay safe. There are far worse things than breaking a law when dealing with lethal instruments and man.

Gun Talk / Winchester XPR Rifle Recall
« on: December 13, 2015, 12:11:56 PM »


In our continual product testing, we have learned of an issue that is important to the safety of all XPR owners. It has come to our attention that a manipulation of the safety switch may cause movement in the trigger system that could result in unintended firing of certain XPR rifles.

WARNING: Do not load or shoot any XPR rifle until it has been returned to our service center and received a retrofit. Failure to follow this warning may result in a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death to you and others.

In order to exercise an abundance of caution on behalf of all XPR owners, we have decided to replace certain trigger group parts at no charge. This will require that all XPR rifles are sent to our service facility for a retrofit. We respectfully require all owners to return their rifles for the retrofit.

All of us at Winchester Repeating Arms understand how inconvenient this is. We are aware that hunting seasons are open all across the country. But, in our commitment to safety, we request that you follow the details provided in coming days on how to return your rifle for retrofit. In no way does the retrofit of your XPR affect its inherent accuracy, durability, handling ease or overall performance.



In the interest of safety, do not load or shoot any XPR rifle until it has been returned to our service center and received the retrofit.
Never attempt to repetitively manipulate the safety lever or button of any firearm.
Unfortunately, failing to return any XPR rifle(s) for retrofit may create a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death to you and others.
It goes without saying; never point any firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
Thank you again for your understanding,



For more details on how to return your rifle for retrofitting, or if you are unsure if your rifle is included in the recall,  or if you have any questions about this recall notice, call or e-mail us right now.


 Toll Free: 1-800-727-4312

In The News / Tacticool Ninja
« on: November 18, 2015, 02:59:21 PM »
Always be careful of instructors who claim extraordinary skills, or say thing like "this is the only right way", "I'm the only one....." or look TVish in their movements.  They should have a resume and skill but within reason. Also don't take military training from a cop or cop training from the military or do a full blown survivalist course if all you need is basic handgun. Training from shooting sport competitors can lead to bad tactical habits because everything is based on a clock and not using cover. Make sure you are getting professional training and do your research beforehand and based on your needs.
Being an instructor and safety officer and just teaching folks not to point guns at people or things they don't need to shoot, keeping fingers off triggers, loading in a safe manner, clearing jams without breaking the 180, engaging targets without lazing others and so forth is absolutely exhausting but also very rewarding because at the end of the day everyone was safe and went home the same physically but with more skills.

In The News / Negligent Discharge
« on: August 20, 2015, 04:48:12 PM »
Man guarding 'Muslim-free' Oklahoma gun store accidentally shoots self
this is what will happen with many who dont train
 30 seconds before that he said "if'n them comes round here I"ll blast'em with my 88 maganum!"
They managed to create an issue where there was none.

In The News / Weapons Retention
« on: August 19, 2015, 06:23:03 PM »
http://[url=] ... 84072.html

The guy needed a better holster that retained it during a struggle. He did not give up the fight and could have used a good blade to assist him. The pursuit welllllll that's not a good idea but in a the heat of battle we all have done silly things lol
Holster quality is too important to overlook. Brand names are meaningless in battle. How does you holster stack up during a struggle? Do you KNOW or are you assUming?

In The News / Ferguson
« on: August 13, 2015, 06:13:39 PM »
I saw this posted on the blog page. I don't FB so here we go:

http://[url=] ... -ferguson/

I've posted this statement here before. The first question isn't "is this legal?" But "is this smart?"

Having said that where was this blog when they the ferguson folks had the black panthers come in last year and do exactly the same thing? It's not these guys fault the panthers used rifles but no plate carriers.
Also the panthers among others don't live there but the guy in the beard does in the next town over. In fact he runs a business in the next turn over. Feel free to PM for his name, website and business.
He has a vested interest unlike other imported trouble makers to include a trouble making group from my home in Oklahoma that carpooled to ferguson last year.
Does this mean I agree with him and his actions. No not really but I do understand his frustration and respect his decision. I also noticed that trouble makers didn't shoot at them like they did officers the previous night.  

My question to the TLS is "would you defend him?" He was legal.

I'm not a huge fan of "oath keepers" but I do think you have a right to defend against bullies, mobs and criminals

Ask the Lawyers / Self Defense Device
« on: August 11, 2015, 04:39:56 PM »
I'm still working on the true effectiveness of this but my question is would this be legal? I'm in Oklahoma and have concerns about it falling under brass knuckles etc.

A proper response to a silly law especially with direct known threats. Others should follow her lead.

General Firearms Law Discussion / Smart vs Legal
« on: July 06, 2015, 05:13:49 PM »
Just because something is "legal"doesn't make it smart.

It legal to put my hand on the stove burner but not smart. I shouldn't do it then call someone expecting them to "fix it" cause I pay my money to pay their salaries.
It's legal for me to drive across my yard but not smart because with all the rain we have had I will get stuck. I shouldn't do it then need to call someone to pay extra money to fix my silliness.
It's legal for me to yell "bad word" in church but not smart. It will draw unwanted attention and I shouldn't feel like I should be defended after I call someone just because I feel empowered with attention and legality.

I carry to protect me and mine. I don't feel empowered as I'm the danger not the tool. Bravado is not a character trait of quality. The most powerful weapon I will ever have is my brain.  

Exit soap box stage right.

In The News / Gun owners allowed to carry at local arts festival
« on: April 23, 2015, 07:39:04 PM »
A local win for gun rights where cities can't override the laws in place

Gun Talk / RSO Safety Fail video
« on: March 25, 2015, 04:33:39 PM »

First off I thank God no one was killed. Rather than sharpshoot this to death I believe we need to use it as a learning tool, training tool and re-enforcement for safety procedures. As a RSO I can tell you it's not an easy job but success comes at the end of the match or training session when everyone drives home.

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