Stupid NRA (again!) No 1911's or revolvers in training classes

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by MrNatural, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Diamondback

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    Wonder how much Glock paid them off to get this policy enacted?
     
  2. RVTECH

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    Yea maybe cleverly disguised as an 'endowment' ?
     
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  3. Flymph

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    Just remember this whenever you feel embarrassed; you are not a member for gun rights, to promote their suggested politicians, not to learn shooting skills in general. They have failed us in all of those areas and are not the organization they used to be, those days are over.
    You are a member for cheap insurance that comes with free magazine subscriptions.
     
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  4. HuckleberryFun

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    Actually, I'm a member so I can compete in Highpower Rifle and Bullseye pistol, and belong to a really great range with good people. I don't use the insurance or really read the magazines which are often just advertisements disguised as articles.
    Still, joining up seemed to be the thing to do.
     
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  5. Sstrand

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    It's interesting to me.
    We can ALWAYS find someone else to blame!!!! Try looking in the mirror, you may see the person that is failing you!

    Sheldon
     
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  6. Flymph

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    Oh yeah, there is that too. I forget that ranges and competitions often require NRA enrollment.
    Point being, there are other reasons to be in the NRA that are much more valuable than the classes they offer.
     
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  7. Flymph

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    yeah, I should be Pharoh of Earth.
    WHERE IS MY CLONE ARMY WHEN I NEED IT!
     
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  8. HB of CJ

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    Has the NRA become that 800 pound Gorilla? I am not a member. This is one of many reasons why. At some point devoted NRA members must decide.

    Respectfully.
     
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  9. RVTECH

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    Probably the same ranges that don't let you use reloads.
     
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  10. Diamondback

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    And don't like you picking up your own brass, because selling YOUR brass to reloaders is a profit center for 'em...
     
  11. thorborg

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    I'm reading more an NRA vendetta, issuing sort of 'I gotcha you" opine, than constructive criticism.
    Many let loose much about issues they likely never would participate in anyway. So how is there any skin of their nose. The indignation, suggest forced compliance yet some how as a life NRA member, I'm left unaffected. Seems for some, freedom of choice has degraded into my way or the highway on both sides of the issue.
    I'm guessing the corrupt NRA crappers have somehow missed me and sooner or later will come back to crap on me too because I might own a 1911 and a revolver!:s0107: Likely double down since I am unaffected, and unoffended of their exclusions in training, and unapologetic of ownership.:s0002:
     
  12. rick benjamin

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    Don't like the NRA? Don't join.
    Don't like an NRA state club? Don't join, or participate.
    Don't like NRA sponsored CCW insurance? I don't.
    Before there was any such thing, I went looking for a gun lawyer.
    Paid a retainer, Any run'in with authority, I could say "gotta call my lawyer"
    In due course, Lawyer moved away from that business, referred me to CCW Safe. Happy with the referral, signed up.
    There are more choices, like the following.
    USCCA
    PDN

    What is the source of NRA hatred?
    I confess to wondering if there are reactionary trolls in our midst.
    Not reading vitreol about State Reps who make laws.
    My 2 cents
    Rick
     
  13. Sstrand

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    I think anyone is free to cancel his membership. Take the money you save and start your own nation-wide organization!!!!
    So simple a caveman can do it!?!?!?!?

    Sheldon
     
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  14. AndyinEverson

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    I don't hate the NRA* ... Like I stated in my first post :
    Just thought it strange that a iconic American organization did not want two iconic American style of guns in a class of theirs...
    *I am indeed a life member.
    Andy
     
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  15. ob1

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    Not being privy to NRA instructor management....I wonder if this could be related to a general non-availability of qualified revolver/1911 instructors ?
    I didn't have gray hair when I first went through revolver qualifications. Those instructors must be long gone by now. Have they {NRA} even bothered to keep the ranks viable for anything other than Glockamatics ?
     
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  16. Medic!

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    This is just ''Hard love'' from those that know best.

    Get a Glock. :D
     
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  17. AndyinEverson

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    A Glock is what you use to fight your way to a real handgun: the 1911A1...:s0114:
    Gotta run now...
    Just kidding . Use what you shoot and carry the best with.
    Andy
     
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  18. Medic!

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    I own more 1911's than Glocks.

    I just don't try to use them for real self defense.................. Fffff..............What! :s0107:
     
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  19. RVTECH

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    I think i'll go shoot a few revolver rounds this afternoon from my antiquated, un trainable, unreliable S & Ws !
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  20. AndyinEverson

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    In the course of showing our collection of muzzleloaders , I have often given a impromtu class in the safe handling and care and feeding of an antique firearm ... maybe I'll have a new career someday...:D
    Andy
     
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