Masonic Shooters

Discussion in 'Sports and Outdoors' started by BigDre357, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. BodhiD

    BodhiD Registered User

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    I've been waiting for someone to address this, but no one has, so I'll shed some light. "Well-regulated"--as the phrase goes, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

    As Masons, we should be particularly aware of the 18th century meanings of words. "Well-regulated" doesn't mean "ordered" "organized," or "controlled by regulations." "Regulated" in 2A means "outfitted," "supplied" or, well, "armed." Translated into contemporary American English, it says "Since a well-equipped militia is necessary to keep a free country free, the people will not be prevented from owning and carrying weapons." or something similar.

    Brother, devil's advocates are always appreciated, but if you do it, don't be surprised if you get the horns. Ok, now I'm just mixing metaphors...
     
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  2. Ripcord22A

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    Dont you threaten me with a good time! LOL. I love starting good debates and arguments, especially if I can make someone or some one can make me see the error of our ways
     
  3. Bill Lins

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    You're right- it IS a good thing you don't live here. To begin with, YOU would have NO right to "question" an individual who entered a building open to the public with a rifle or shotgun. Unless the building owner has clearly posted signs at all entrances strictly conforming to Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, ANYONE except a convicted felon may bring a long gun inside, either openly or concealed. The Texas License to Carry is ONLY required to carry handguns, either openly or concealed. Here, you would be well advised to look for those signs yourself and, not seeing them, stay out of those establishments.

    That decision is solely up to the owner of the building and no one, including yourself, else. As stated above, unless the owner of the building has the legally mandated and worded signs properly displayed at all entrances, ANYONE except a convicted felon may bring a long gun inside, either openly or concealed. One does not need a License to Carry for long guns.

    That is merely your opinion which you have NO right to attempt to enforce. To try to do so in Texas will get YOU put in one of our many fine jails!
     
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  4. Randy81

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    I'm actually from Texas originally and have never felt threatened by anyone open carrying a weapon. I never seen anyone carry an AR outside of HEB but have seen ranchers with them. Didn't prevent them from the normal friendly wave!

    I, myself, am a combat veteran with three trips to Iraq and two trips to Afghanistan and it doesn't trigger any flashbacks. Oh, and I'm an Infantryman. I think if you look at most areas with high crime, you'll see strict gun laws...
     
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  5. Rifleman1776

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    Very nice. Were the emblems done with laser engraving?
     
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  6. Rifleman1776

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    You are completely incorrect. The militia is/was the citizens. But, I'll agree, carrying a long gun around town is bad judgement. For the record, I carry concealed everywhere I go except Lodge and some government buildings. My main passion is reenacting early American history and shooting traditional style muzzle loading firearms.
     
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  7. BigDre357

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    Yes the red cover plate was a custom order from a company called Lone Wolf it is 3D cut and has a special color choosing pit on it, you can get whatever color you want the base plate on the mag is just laser engraving, I just ordered a new one with the pinky extension on it but it has the 32° on it and they are all made of metal and not polymer like the original parts they replaced.

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  8. BigDre357

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    New NDZ ALUMINUM floor plate with a 32° emblem and pinky extension for my carry mag...
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  9. Matt L

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    I just joined this site a few days ago. I'm a former Marine grunt - primary marksmanship instructor and a 29 year Police officer.
    I hold a Curio and relic FFL which allows me to collect military rifles and pistols.
    I am a NRA pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor and a NRA-USA-SSSF National coach. I also teach the TN. handgun permit class (over 4000 and counting)
    My oldest son is in college on a shooting scholarship and is a member of the US national team.

    I'm a big 2nd amendment guy, but not a fan of open carry. Why in God's green earth would you sling an M4 and walk into a restaurant. Legal in some states yes, smart, not so much. If I'm a bad guy and walk into a place and see you sitting there unaware and open carrying, you're 1st on my list.

    Most folks, including cops are not proficient in training. People think they get their permit, and it will somehow magically save them.

    Training is key, having a plan is key. Discuss with your family what they should do if someone breaks in your house or if you get into an armed encounter in public.

    Dre, your G26 is looking good! I need to get some mag plates like that for my M&P's.

    S & F
     
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  10. Warrior1256

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    Same here.
    Even though it may be legal the only reason that I can think of for carrying a rifle around is for attention.
    Agreed!
    I am very pro gun and carry almost every where that I go. People carrying around rifles seem strange to me. But would I draw down on them simply because they were legally carrying it? Absolutely not!!! Here in Kentucky I would be the one going to jail!
     
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  11. BigDre357

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    Same here in Tennessee, it is their choice to do that but I don't agree with it because it is like they are taunting the police and that will cause problems


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  12. BigDre357

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    I am not sure if they have them for those the company that makes them I think specializes in glock parts. I would love to do some training with you sometimes I know of a couple of people that would, I have my permit already but could always use more training, that is something you can never have to much if unless it is bad training lol


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  13. Matt L

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    Bro. Dre,

    Not sure where you're located. If you're not close, I could find a good coach in your area.

    Marry Christmas

    Matt
     
  14. BigDre357

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    I AM IN THE NASHVILLE AREA


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  15. Hasaf

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    I will jump in; not the argument though, just the show and tell.

    This is my preferred carry method and pistol:
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    About the only things I have done to it is to install the factory night sites and an slightly larger slide stop release. Neither of those are in this image.

    As far as training, I loathe to say it; but my last intensive pistol training was in the California Peace Officers Academy at Butte College back in the 80's. Then I attended a regular training through the Sheriffs Department up until about ten years ago. I keep wanting to get into a civilian defensive carry class, I just never seem to be at the right time and place.

    I will be among the first to agree that accuracy is not a substitute for training; but it is a part of it. Because the Glock 42 is such a hard gun to shoot well I purchased a mantis shot analyzer. Using it I have gotten very good, considering what I am using. Yes, I am still better with a 1911; but I am not going to carry a 1911.

    . . . anyways, as you can see in the pictures, a Glock 42. Yes, I have my permit. There are no Masonic bits on it as I am an EA and expect to be for several years.
     
  16. Warrior1256

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    Nice carry method.
     
  17. Rifleman1776

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    I live in Arkansas. We have a CCW law and I carry. But, my passion for shooting is with traditional style muzzle loading rifles. My Lodge and gun club are both locate in Missouri. I have Masonic emblems on several of my reenactment items but none on my rifles. No special reason, just haven't done it yet. As an aside, at the State Historical Arkansas Museum (lovingly called 'HAM') there is displayed a beautiful flintlock longrifle that was owned by a Mason. It is heavily decorated with Masonic emblems. Interestingly, it has a 'hidden' rear sight. I have never figured out where it is.
     
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  18. Warrior1256

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    Cool!
    Lol...VERY WELL hidden.
     

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