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  • w walker April 12, 2024, 8:21 AM

    The fields of Elysium…awaiting many of us

  • Anonymous April 12, 2024, 2:25 PM

    The older we get the truer your comment becomes.

    Elysium, otherwise known as the Elysian Fields or Elysian Plains, is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by some Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. It was initially separated from the Greek underworld – the realm of Hades

  • Snakepit Kansas April 13, 2024, 1:25 PM

    I am in the last year of my third quarter. None of us get out of this alive. Prepare accordingly.

    • ghostsniper April 13, 2024, 1:52 PM

      The only way you can know that is if you have a plan.

      My plan is to believe at age 69 I am still in the 1st quarter.

      Looking for a Glock 19 Gen 1. Maybe 2 if the price is right.

      • Snakepit Kansas April 14, 2024, 5:58 AM

        Oooh. Many people treat Gen1 Glox like collector items. Not sure where even many of the Gen2s went. Probably fell out a canoe in a deep lake, like mine. Your best bet to find a G19 would probably be a used Gen3.

        • ghostsniper April 14, 2024, 8:20 AM

          What I’m looking for is 1 or 2 “gently used” ones.
          Gotta coupla bird dogs scouting them out presently.

        • azlibertarian April 14, 2024, 2:41 PM

          I’ve got a Gen2 Glock.

          Not only that, but this Gen2 Glock is a “C” model, where “C” indicates that the slide and barrel are compensated.

          Not only that x 2, but this compensated Glock is a Glock23, in .40S&W.

          OK. You can stop laughing now. But admit it: You were envious for a minute.

          I can’t tell you how many thousands of rounds I’ve put through this gun.

          • Snakepit Kansas April 14, 2024, 5:38 PM

            Azlib, sounds like you have a G22C or G23C. My wife has a 19C. Little V of fire comes out the top of the slide every time you send one down range. Any Glox C version is very desirable. If you ever tire of yours I would be interested in it. Legal transfer through the gun range I work at. If I was you, I’d hang onto it. Nice gun.

            • azlibertarian April 14, 2024, 10:19 PM

              Yes, mine is a Glock23C. I bought this back in the early 90’s (?) back when they first tried to restrict magazine capacities. At the time, the 9mm was thought to be a little anemic and so I followed what the FBI was then doing and went with the 40S&W. I carried and competed in IDPA with this gun for years. IDPA didn’t allow compensated barrels then, so I put in a straight barrel, and I switched out the Glock sights for a sorta-goofy 3D set of sights from a company now known as Outer Impact. They call these sights their “Pyramid Sight System“…..an accomodation to my aging eyes.

              My bride bought me a then-new-to-the-market Glock 43 for my 60th birthday. Nice gun, very concealable, but with the original 6-round magazine it was both too small for me to grip and not enough rounds for real life. I modified a couple of magazines with 2-round extensions and that’s what I most often carry today.

              Mind you–I like these two guns, and I’ve never sold a gun that I bought myself (although I have sold a couple that I inherited). But in a perfect world, today, I’d spring for something other than these 2 guns. I’d ditch the 40S&W for a 9mm and I’d probably jump into a gun that could accept an optic. The slim single-stack of the G43 is nice, but I’d have to go with a G43X at a minimum. Also there are other manufacturers out there now which compete well with Glock and maybe have better guns.

              But I’m a grandfather now, and the time that I used to put into a competition hobby is now taken by those grandchillen’s. I keep thinking that I’ll get back into IDPA, and I tell myself that I really ought to get to a match next week, next month, or sometime before the end of the year, but the rest of my life intrudes.

  • ghostsniper April 13, 2024, 1:48 PM
  • ghostsniper April 14, 2024, 2:17 PM


    Would you accept a 50% pay cut if your cost of living was reduced by half?

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