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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

We made $225k combined this last year with me working a shit job for most of it. No kids. Just pets.

Probably not a bad idea. Gotta find something I can sell to justify one though

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

She never voted til 2020 but has always been an anti-pc type. We love getting on CoD and trolling together.

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PaineThomas 4 points ago +4 / -0

Context: we owe $9,000 in taxes due to her bonuses not being taxed properly. She's livid that they took the the $23k. Now the idiots want their grubby hands on what amounts to another 1/3. I'm half tempted to send them an IOU and tell them I'll trade for one real president.

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

I forget. It's been probably 7 years ago. It was a sight pusher, pin punch, wipes, oil, parts mat, etc. Nothing fancy.

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

No, actually. Concealment Express. It was on sale on amazon a while back and I jumped on it. Not the most comfortable thing in the world, but it carries really nicely and is easy to draw while still having posi-click retention.

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

A night sight is just a glow in the dark sight set. it replaces the front set with a neon dot to make low light acquisition easier and adds a better rear sight that is less obtrusive.

As for my gun, its just a Glock 17 Gen 3. Their model numbering scheme makes no sense to me. I just know them all by memory. Mine is a 9mm full frame semi-auto. Glocks are ugly guns, but among the most reliable guns ever made. I find them cool in their own way. The frame (aka everything below the slide) is polymer plastic. It makes for an incredibly light frame and balanced shot. The upper (the slide, barrel, recoil spring, etc) is steel and far heavier.

For the record, i borrowed my wife's nail polish to fill in the numbers. 2 coats of polish and a coat of sealer to protect it. Its a subtle improvement.

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

Meh. Mine was made in Austria, but most are made in Smyrna. My family comes from the area between Berchtesgaden in Bavaria (where Hitler had his Eagle's Nest retreat) and Salzburg in Austria. I'm perfectly okay with buying products that support my distant relatives.

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PaineThomas 2 points ago +2 / -0

I had something fail in this gun right when I bought it (can't remember what it was anymore). I took it to my local Glock service dealer and they sent it to Smyrna. Glock called me to say they were sending me back basically a brand new gun so they could study the parts on that one to see what caused the defect. I got the mostly new gun plus a hat and metal wall sign. I still have the sign hanging up. Best customer service ever. They made me a customer for life at that moment.

I think they replaced the entire lower. I remember having to do a second background check at the dealer upon taking delivery of it due to a serial number change.

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

I already had one. I bought a Glock care kit when i bought my pistol years ago.

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PaineThomas 8 points ago +10 / -2

I decided to splurge on my Glock 17 before I give it to my wife as her nightstand gun. She's been begging to have it and has given me the green light to get a more concealable Glock. So I'm setting it up as my range gun her gun with night sights, a threaded barrel, and lighter trigger. So far, just the sights have arrived.

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PaineThomas 3 points ago +3 / -0

True, but I can't exactly create my own nuclear power station despite the fact my brother in law is a nuclear plant engineer.

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PaineThomas 10 points ago +10 / -0

I'm fine with solar as a secondary energy source. The Amish love it and I am working towards going off the energy grid myself with solar panels and a battery bank.

But there's no way in hell it'll scale up to power a nation. Our battery tech isn't anywhere close to good enough yet.

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PaineThomas 9 points ago +9 / -0

Ohio passed ours last week and it is awaiting a signature from DeSwine. Even if he vetoes it, it will be overridden by the supermajority.

I can now carry in Ohio, and WV. Hopefully Indiana's governor doesn't pull a Pence.

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