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Utah Firearm Laws / HB 76 - Constitutional Carry
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:29:35 AM »
Now that the bill is done and won't be passed or overridden, what was your position on he issue and why?

I was indifferent on the bill because those that would really want to carry would get the permit.  The permit would also allow you to carry in otherwise restricted areas like schools.

We already have the ability to carry a loaded gun in a vehicle without a permit and HB76 was just an extension of that, except unloaded. 

So what's your opinion?

General Firearms Discussion / AR15 Mags
« on: January 09, 2013, 05:22:18 PM »
So how much are they going for hear days?  I have an acquaintance in VA that has 30 mags to sell but we don't know how much he should sell them for. 

Below is a link to an opinion written by Mr. Larry Correia.  Larry is a Novelist as well as a former gun shop owner.  He offers a more educated view on control.  It's a long read, but it's a good one.  It should be shared with everyone you know.

After looking at the gunshow calendar for 2013, it looks like there is one every month.  For instance, Rocky Mountain is Jan 5/6.  Then Crossroads is Feb 5/6.  Whenever there is a Crossroads show, the Rocky Mountain is scheduled one month earlier.

In 2012, it seemed like Rocky Mountain scheduled theirs 2-3 weeks prior to Crossroads.

Is it worth going to the Rocky Mountain show?  From what I hear, it is half the size of Crossroads.

General Firearms Discussion / How to Buy a Gun - A Man's Guide
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:57:05 PM »
George is a good friend of mine.  I thought this was rather humorous.  My wife rolled her eyes at me.

General Firearms Discussion / Herriman Gun Range
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:55:07 PM »
Anyone read this article?

Looks promising.  I hope they get that approved and built.  I'd definitely go there since it would be close to my home.  And you can't really have to many gun ranges.

General Firearms Discussion / First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane
« on: October 07, 2012, 09:11:10 PM »
So I had my first experience with a FFP reticle this weekend.  I've read a little about them but I think I like it.  The scopes are a little more expensive.  Anyone else have experience with them?  I know there are some advantages to them but I'd like to know from those that use them often.

Utah Firearm Laws / CCW Badges
« on: October 06, 2012, 07:28:49 AM »
You know that thing they teach you during your CCW Class?  Can't have a CCW Badge and all?  A former co-worker told me a story about his brother.  He was driving and thought someone had hit him.  He proceeds to follow the guy until the guy stops.  He and the other guy has an argument.

Well, the argument starts to get heated and he tells the guy "I just wanted to let you know I have a firearm and a CCW" or something similar.  As far as my understanding is concerned, I believe this is legal but not the best way to do it.  He then proceeds to bring out and show his CCW badge.  Big no-no.

He leaves, the other guy leaves.  But the other guy calls the cops.  Cops arrest him, book him, and he's charged with a misdemeanor.  Something like impersonating an officer, illegal detention or something like that.  In the end, the guy loses his permit because of the misdemeanor.

I always thought instructors made this crystal clear that badges are not allowed, unless you happen to be an officer.

Handguns / M&P Shield
« on: October 04, 2012, 03:22:52 PM »
Anyone own one?  I held one about a month ago and I really liked it.  It was $400 and seemed reasonable. I've read some reviews and it seems like a pretty good gun.

I previously had a PF9.   That was compact but had a sharp kick to it.  Anyone else have experience with the shield?

Gunshows and Gatherings / Shooting Spots
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:50:19 AM »
Hello Guys,

I'm putting together a Google Maps of Shooting Spots.  If you know of any and are willing to share, please post the GPS coordinates here.  This is what I have so far.

Here's the actual link.

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As of now, I'm planning to be there.  It will be interesting to see how this gun show goes.  This will be almost two weeks after the election.  Probably be riots either way.   :o

General Firearms Discussion / Human-Shaped Targets
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
So while at the gunshow today, I had lots of questions about the Human-Shaped Target ban by the Utah DWR.  This only affects ranges run by the DWR and as far as I can tell, they only run two ranges.  One of them is the Lee-Kay range in SLC.

As far as other ranges, you can use all of the human-shaped targets that you want.  I think it's critical to use these when training for self-defense.  Shooting a bulls-eye is one thing, but when it comes to self-defense, there should be no compromise on this issue.

According to the article, this will be reviewed by the administrative rules committee.  It's is not illegal to use human-shaped targets at the range.  It's just someone's unofficial policy to make life difficult for everyone else.  I'd like to see someone challenge this unofficial policy and make a bigger fuss about it.

13 will have a booth at the next gun show.  Please drop by and say hello.

Just read this article on KSL.  This supports Self Defense in the Home.

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From the article

"He was really violently kicking the door. ... He lowered his shoulder and lunged through the door" at Mitchell, Gill said. "Mr. (Mitchell) fired several rounds from his handgun, killing the victim."

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital in serious condition, but later died. Gill said Utah law allows the use of deadly force by someone who does not live on a property if they are there lawfully and believe someone is trespassing with the intent to commit an act of violence.

"Kicking the door and kicking it through certainly instigates the statutory defense," Gill said. "Then the statute of course assumes that the person that acted with lethal force acted reasonably with imminent peril and threat of injury." Gill said the facts of the case ultimately did not warrant filing any criminal charges against Mitchell.

"Mr. Saunders broke the door down and opened it up in a violent, aggressive manner," Gill said. "He charged at Mr. (Mitchell), who used deadly force to protect himself."

This is great that we have case law that we can refer back to now.

Gear and Accessories / Scopes for a .22LR
« on: June 30, 2012, 06:21:03 PM »
So I tried the Utah Cheapskate Competition and I think I want to get another .22. However I will need some glass for it.  What do you guys recommend?   My current .22 is set up like a scout rifle. I love it but it's not great for precision shooting since it only has a 2x.

I love Vortex scopes for their quality and price. I also like the eye relief on them as well. I've looked thought a few Leupold but didn't think they were worth the price.

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