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JD McCay
Works at Western States reclamation
Lives in Windsor, CO
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Disclaimer: this is all in good fun, nobody get offended

Pet peeve: Putting too much tacticrap on a rifle.

Look, I get it, AR15's look cool. And who doesn't love "accessorizing" But really? Red dots and bipods and lasers and vertical foregrips and lights and scopes mounted on the side so you can shoot sideways and can openers and cup holders...just stop it.

Grandad could hit a pop can at 150 yards with a .30-30 and iron sights, but I see a lot of people struggling to hit 12" plates at 50 yards with an AR and 30 pounds of junk strapped on it.

I'm sure I'll offend a lot of people, but my opinion still stands. Learn to shoot WITHOUT all the go-go-gadget gear bolted onto your gun. Practice makes you a better shot, not accessories. 

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I personally like my rifle slim and stripped down to save weight.  As Robert said, at the end of the hunt, I can do without the extra gadgets.  On the other hand, one of my good hunting buddies runs a scope and red dot combo on his rig and does just fine but he is more man than I.  lol
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did you guys run into a lot of other hunters/people up rist canyon? or were you pretty isolated?
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Just walked into a new (to me) gun shop today. Spent about 20 minutes and wasn't given the time of day. It definitely had a "snoody elitist" vibe to it. You know, the kind of place where if you ask a question about a particular gun you've never seen before, they look at you like you're a freaking idiot.

Gun stores are notorious for having horrible customer service. You either get somebody who won't talk to you at all, or you get the guy who is so dead set on his opinion, that if you don't agree with him, you're a moron. Example: my wife is a recent convert from the anti-gun crowd to our side. I got her into shooting the same we we all did when we were 8 years old, with a 22. When we went to buy her first pistol, she wanted a 22, and the guy at the counter told her that she might as well not even own a gun if she's gonna buy a 22 pistol. Needless to say, we went somewhere else.

TL;DR gun store customer service sucks. Any thoughts?
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+Clint Weisgerber I would add cable service providers and hospital billing contractors to that. But am now drifting off topic so I'll stop. :)
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If you could only have one gun...
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Semi-Auto Centerfire Rifle (AR, AK, etc)
48%
Pistol
20%
Shotgun
18%
Rimfire Rifle
4%
Bolt Action Centerfire Rifle
10%
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And Colt 901 would be Ideal to me. You could have a pretty capable 600 yard 308, and a 5.56 SBR and still only have one rifle... Sounds good to me...
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3:51 Drugs are bad, mmmkay ;) 

Good advice though. I've never understood the logic of "racking the slide" for HD. You wouldn't carry your revolver with 5 rounds, so the bad guy can hear you pull the hammer back. 
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For the love of god, check your phone!!! I couldn't even pay attention to what you were saying because I just kept staring at the blinking notification light...

Also, good choice on the spyderco knife, made in my home state. (That is, until they get chased out by congress like they did to magpul)  Love your videos.
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Soapbox:

Every time some one says to me, "For self/home defense, (22lr/380/9mm/12 gauge bird shot/insert any bullet size here) isn't adequate. All you'll do is piss em off," I snarkily reply, "OK, then let me shoot you in the chest with one."

And ya know, they always say no. Amazing, isn't it. 
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Just put a tank in your yard with a few scarecrows hanging from trees. Also, have "attempted robber #1" and "attempted robber #2" grave stones in front yard. You wont have to worry. 
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Dear Australian gun communities: I know the US might get a bad rap, but I promise, we'll let you carry pistols without them being tied to the wall. Come on over. We'd love to have you stay a while. 
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Need some advice:

I got a Mossberg 500 flex for Christmas, and I want to spend some money on it. It's going to double as a hunting/ home defense/ truck gun. Right now it's set up with a hunting stock and a ported waterfowl barrel. Should I get a six position stock, or an 18" barrel for it? Both are about the same price, and I only have money saved up for one or the other, not both.

What do you think???

PS Comment and recommend a pistol grip without a stock. Not interested. 
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Before anything else is purchased, you need a bayonet!
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This is a few months old, but is new news to me. What have we learned here today?

1. Warning shots don't work.
2.  More firepower is better than less.
3. 20 year old girls/women can sleep through anything.
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LOL COME BREAK IN MY HOUSE ,
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We went to the moon. You know what we got? Bored!
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As you all may know, google voice is now integrated with hangouts. This means that the old GV service (and all of your old messages and voicemails) are likely to get the boot sometime in the near future.

Be proactive, and download all of your SMS and Voicemail with google takeout:  https://www.google.com/settings/takeout
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Be sure to check out my blog, Dirt Broke Diet for tasty gluten free recipes on a budget
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Married since 2012
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Student at CSU, and operator at Western States reclamation
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  • Western States reclamation
    Operator, 2014 - present
  • King Soopers & City Market
    Deli Clerk, 2013 - 2014
  • Pizza Hut
    Manager, 2013
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    Web Design and Sales, 2012
  • Oxbow Mine LLC
    Summer Hire, 2011
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Got that great hometown feel you would expect from an old-style general store. Propane prices are one of the cheapest around, too.
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Went there to use the car wash and vacuum out my car. When the vacuum took my quarters without turning on, I went inside to use the ATM and get some more. The lady behind the counter refunded my quarters without me even having to ask. Great gas station, and they have my business now, even if there are cheaper places around.
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Got my jeep washed there. Didn't have enough money to do the full detail, so I can't comment on that. But the wash was great, fast, and thorough.
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