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Mr Fish's case is often cited as being the example of the possible aftermath in a self-defense shooting. In the end he was cleared and state law was changed but not before he spent time in jail and at a huge legal expense.
The prosecutor with a vendetta threw everything at Mr Fish and the jury believed it. They bought that hollow points showed intent to kill (vs the non-existent non-kethal bullets he apparently should have used) and that his 10mm Kimber was more powerful than even what law enforcement use -- forget that 10mm is a former FBI standard and law enforcement issued round and was, in fact, designed for law enforcement.
ID Channel had an episode on this case and the interviews with the former jurors were shockingly revealing. Several attempts on my part to get the show to update that Mr Fish was cleared and the law changed were unacknowledged.
I have made requests on their other stories for corrections updates and they did respond. Seems perhaps they have made up their mind and continue to run it showing Mr Fish guilty. So much inaccuracy and bias. I wont watch the channel now. But he was finally cleared legally even if ID won't acknowledge it.
May Mr Harold Fish rest in peace.
It says that it started in August, but this is the first I have heard of it (from a direct mailer from FNHUSA).
But, as you may know I am a big fan of FN firearms, so if you haven't taken a look at the FNS here is a little incentive. Admittedly, I have little experience with them but will definitely check them out.
I like his writing style. Although I am a disciple of sectional density, I also think that the 357 Sig is highly underrated. Hard to argue that a 125gr @ 1350fps doesn't work! A Glock Gen4 is also very good platform for it. Now, if only it was the same price as 40... http://mygunculture.com/2012/09/14/gun-review-glock-31-gen-4-357-sig-glock-357-sauce-anyone/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20MyGunCulture%20(My%20Gun%20Culture)
May Mark Craighead rest in peace. He was a pioneer in holster making (look how many copies there are now) and a gentleman to work with. http://www.momwithagun.com/2012/08/r-i-p-mark-craighead/
http://www.wltx.com/news/article/198668/2/CPD-Purchases-New-Firearms-Made-in-Columbia?odyssey=tab|topnews|bc|large Can't get any better than being made just down the road!
This is a good review of a good pistol. I pass it on because rarely do I mention HK, and even rarer is a firearm review that references Carly Rae Jepson (pop music artist): http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/07/brett-solomon/gun-review-hk-p30ls-in-40-sw/
You know I have to pass on anything 10mm related! :) http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpZJwPyk_TUo%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&feature=youtu.be&v=pZJwPyk_TUo≷=US
Their customer service is much improved! But first I will describe my early skepticism...
A few years ago I have mentioned that I have had several instances of bad luck in dealing with American Security (safes). I tried to buy a spare shelf a while back with frustrating "they will call you back" and countless voicemails. After describing my problems to the place I purchased it they said that they had the same problem and they gave me a shelf from their inventory! Definitely a life customer there.
I had also bought a little S&W-branded (AmSec made) travel safe for carrying a handgun. It was finger pattern activated (or key) and could be bolted to an included plate that I was thinking of bolting in the trunk. My first clue of its quality should have been all of the S&W phone #'s covered with a basically "don't call us (S&W) call the maker AmSec" stickers on it. One day the safe just locked open...with the key in it. I guess I should have been happy it wasn't locked closed. I pulled the warranty card to find that it had looooong expired (I don't even think it was 90 days). It's now a paperweight.
These experiences led me to use my AmSec for only storing paperwork (the AmSec that worked), but to be honest I needed a bigger safe anyway. AmSec was not on the list of brands I looked at. But I digress...
Anyway, in all of AmSec's documentation I can't find the bottom bolt hole sizes. So the other day I called AmSec and was routed to customer service. It said that there was one person ahead of me -- and within a couple of minutes a live person answered!
She looked up up the bolt size (1/2") and even emailed me a pdf! Excellent customer service! Weird that their anchoring document shows a bolt with a PLASTIC expansion sleeve, but really the size is all I wanted to know. I include it here now. For my next safe (running out of room again) I will reconsider AmSec.
It is all over the internet that AmeriGlo would have taller sights for suppressed M&Ps out this year (rumored release was this past January). Well, I couldn't find them on their website, so I emailed them.
Turns out that they are still coming and anticipated for release in the Fall. Although delayed this is still good news. Lots of M&Ps out there, and lots of threaded barrel options, including a couple from S&W themselves.
The Story Behind the S&W (registered trademark) M&P (registered trademark) "SpecOps" threaded barrel 9mmWritten by Reg Mathusz
Here is an interesting tid-bit of information about the short run of S&W (registered trademark) M&P (registered trademark) "SpecOps" pistols most noted for its billboard size "SpecOps" marking and factory 13.5x1LH threaded barrel.
It comes from here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_20/315295_.html
from an insider from GemTech:
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Originally Posted By MrGreg:
I've heard it has trouble indexing on some cans because the shoulder was made for Gemtech suppressors, though, so YMMV.
***Not usually one to jump in just to set things straight, but I hear yarn this sometimes... and it's not entirely true. The original threaded 9mm barrels from Smith & Wesson were NOT spec'd *for* Gemtech suppressors, they were initially made for a European government order, which envisioned B&T of Switzerland's suppressors. In the middle of things, we ended up doing the suppressors for it, but had to use the metric barrels that were already made. We later got S&W spun up and running with 1/2-28 barrels (which will be put on the commercial market one of these days). There's nothing wrong with the 13.5s, but the U.S. market generally prefers the SAE threadings. The remaining metric threaded barrels went into the Sports South "Specops" model guns.
The S&W factory .45acp threaded barrels, btw, are just a bit longer than the aftermarket ones that were made without benefit of seeing the factory ones. I'd always advise you use the original manufacturer's barrel over an aftermarket if you have the ability.
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Interesting! So, there is some European Agency (Swiss maybe?) running around with M&Ps and GemTechs!
I wonder what sights they are using?
My M&P SpecOps:
Seems like a lot of folks are marking these up quite a bit due to supply & demand. I am pleased that there a still some folks keeping prices down even though they could easily raise their prices. My local dealer Federal Way Guns is one such place and I just got an email from DSGArms: http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/CO6920.aspx that they now have Colt 6920s in stock for $995!
There are still good deals out there if you look and are willing to wait.
p.s. I am not affiliated in any way with either place but respect their business models, and really like my 6920 :)