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  1. The most self-defeating thing the gun rights...

    The most self-defeating thing the gun rights community can do is to insist that gun rights are a left-right issue.
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    Given all the complaints I've heard about iOS 6...

    Given all the complaints I've heard about iOS 6 Maps, the G19 pre/post Gen4 comparison seems particularly apt. ;)
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    That's more calibration so the charge indicator...

    That's more calibration so the charge indicator is accurate than anything.



    I've had a D4 since ~Jan/Feb. The original Android 2.3 firmware was preeeetty bad. The 4.0 update that came out a...
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    Ubuntu has Unity which is its own DE. Gnome 3 is...

    Ubuntu has Unity which is its own DE. Gnome 3 is different; it's currently the default DE on Fedora.

    Personally, I vastly prefer Unity over Mountain Lion.
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    You're not incorrect. My experience has also...

    You're not incorrect.

    My experience has also been that UNIX utilities are better documented on Linux than OS X.
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    Just use a third party mouse. Apple's mice are...

    Just use a third party mouse. Apple's mice are horrible.
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    Under System Preferences, there's an option to...

    Under System Preferences, there's an option to enable two finger tap for right click.
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    The Vizios, like many of the Ultrabooks on the...

    The Vizios, like many of the Ultrabooks on the market now, use mSATA drives because there's just plain no room for a traditional 2.5" HDD. They're using Toshiba drives -- as does Apple and a number...
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    I just went the opposite direction. Went from a...

    I just went the opposite direction. Went from a 2006 MBP to one of the new Vizio T+Ls.

    Fact is, I've split time equally between Windows, OS X, and Linux for the past decade. I really don't care...
  10. Thread: Hi Point Test.

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    Yeah, I wasn't trying to imply that the VP70 is...

    Yeah, I wasn't trying to imply that the VP70 is of comparable quality to a HiPoint. I was simply highlighting the fact that using a direct blowback design in a service caliber is necessarily going to...
  11. Thread: Hi Point Test.

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    It's a combination of the materials used and the...

    It's a combination of the materials used and the fact that it's a straight-blowback design that's trying to handle duty calibers. Since there's not a mechanical locking system, the only thing keeping...
  12. Thread: Hi Point Test.

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    I've been trying to goad someone into doing this...

    I've been trying to goad someone into doing this nearly as long as this forum has existed. Awesome.
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    .500 magnum is a rifle round disguised as a...

    .500 magnum is a rifle round disguised as a handgun cartidge.
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    jlw is a county Sheriff. :)

    jlw is a county Sheriff. :)
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    Oh yeah, they've carried S&Ws for as long as I...

    Oh yeah, they've carried S&Ws for as long as I can remember. Still a hell of a deal any way you slice it. The officers I've talked to here really didn't like the 4586s, so it was a step up for them.
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    I'm still amazed by the deal my local PD got when...

    I'm still amazed by the deal my local PD got when they moved to M&P45s a few years ago.


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  17. Then how does that explain the notoriously leaky...

    Then how does that explain the notoriously leaky Cheney wing of the Bush administation?

    Both sides pull this crap, no need to act like it's limited to a particular ideology.
  18. On my phone, so can't visit the links, but it's...

    On my phone, so can't visit the links, but it's worth noting that a number of CA's gun laws -- notably unloaded open carry -- were more or less made by scared white people reacting to the Black...
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    One of the easiest ways to turn somebody off from...

    One of the easiest ways to turn somebody off from supporting gun rights is to use "liberal" as a synonym and slur for gun control.

    Supporters of gun rights have a tendency to be incredibly...
  20. Felons and mentally ill since at least 1968,...

    Felons and mentally ill since at least 1968, domestic violence since 1997.
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    In addition to the separate breach block, the top...

    In addition to the separate breach block, the top of the slide on a stamped gun will also have a flat surface running from the front sight that gradually increases in width up to the locking lug. On...
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    I've seen him post the same, and, honestly, it...

    I've seen him post the same, and, honestly, it kind of struck a chord with me. The thing is that guys like Ben and other shooters at his level didn't just magically become great shooters. They got...
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    Hell, I can make mine auto-forward with no mag...

    Hell, I can make mine auto-forward with no mag and a sharp enough slap on the butt of the gun. Never bothered me since I came from shooting a USP and breathing on the slide release of that thing...
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    Wait. Mk19... as in 40mm grenade launcher? :eek:...

    Wait. Mk19... as in 40mm grenade launcher? :eek:

    In all seriousness, great post and quite a bit more comprehensible than you seemed to think it'd be. :)
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    Is there actually an advantage to not changing...

    Is there actually an advantage to not changing the oil in your car every 200 miles other than "now I don't have to spent any time changing my oil?"



    Yeah, the whole thing was prompted because...
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