Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Family that Shoots Together...Lives to Shoot another Day

I knew that I needed to purchase a firearm after an Obama election.
And I certainly not alone. Gun and ammo sales across the nation are going through the roof as shooters fear what Barack Obama will try to do.

Barack Obama has been pro-active in opposing our 2nd Amendments rights, "I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry. From Promise to Power, by David Mendell, p.250-251 Aug 14, 2007

In 2003, while serving in the Illinois Legislature, Mr. Obama voted in favor of a bill in the Judiciary Committee that would have made it illegal to "knowingly manufacture, deliver or possess" so-called "semi-automatic assault weapons," reports Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.

"Under this bill, a firearm did not actually have to be semi-automatic to be banned. According to definitions in the bill, all single-shot and double-barreled shotguns 28-gauge or larger, and many semi-automatic shotguns of the same size, would be banned as 'assault weapons.' "

In an April television debate, Mr. Obama argued someone else on his staff improperly filled out a 1996 questionnaire stating support for a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns -- even after ABC News' Charlie Gibson told Mr. Obama, "Your writing was on the questionnaire."

Actually, Obama's writing was on the 1996 document, which was filed when Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate. A Chicago nonprofit, Independent Voters of Illinois, had this question, and Obama took hard line:

35. Do you support state legislation to:
a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.
b. ban assault weapons? Yes.
c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.

So I went to Total Firearms with my niece to try out some firearms to pick the the just right for me concealed carry. My niece and I had got our CCW about two years prior. Except for a few weeks ago when I shot with my Congressman Mike Rogers at a reception at Total Firearms, either one of us has shot since then.

We wanted to try out several firearms. We choose a .38 Revolver and a 9mm. The people at Total Firearms are great and one of their employees Greg accompanied my niece and I to the range and gave both of us welcomed advise on grip, stance etc.

So I was up first, shot the 9mm. Good. Shot the revolver. Good I felt comfortable shooting both. I was more accurate with the 9mm, in fact I did pretty darn good, my target below
However even though I was comfortable shooting both weapons, the 9mm was defintely more "punishing". I felt it in my arms, and rotator cuff area of my arm. I believe that the Carpal Tunnel and tentinitus I had is a factor.

So Greg suggested I consider a .380. I definitely wanted to try it but they were out of ammo. Under consideration are Bersa Thunder .380 and a Sig P232
I think this may be a great caliber firearm for me as a first purchase.

Next up, my niece. Like me she was more accurate with the 9mm and in fact preferred it. Greg loaned her his .40 Glock for a test. She liked it and he suggested that she could go .45

She can go serious fire power were as I am stepping down.
Dang wippersnapper!

Well, an accurate .380 is better then a missed .45!
Actually I am very proud of my niece and encourage her to pursue practice and a purchase.
So we both had a great time I plan on heading back next week to shoot the .380. make my decision, purchase and practice, practice, practice!
Big Fun!
Ladies. I encourage every woman to get your CCW. Go to your local range, practice, purchase and practice more. For more information go to the National Rifle Association


Ol' Sluggo54 said...

The SIG is a much better quality firearm than the Bersa. There are a lot of Bersa's out there chugging away, though.
Then there's the Ruger LCP... I got one, with a Crimson Trace laser sight. Sweet...


apackof2 said...

Hmmm ok then, thanks. Looks like I have another choice to consider.