I'll be there running!
A few places I'd suggest trying to hit:
As mentioned above, Thurman's is a must. I didn't read through all the comments but the place is always packed. Expect to wait. Unless you decide you get there a few minutes before they open.
Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill. While it doesn't quite have the appeal of the old Cafe, it's still has a ton of really nice historical items. It's nice to see.
As mentioned above, make sure you are there for Skull Session. It's a must for me everytime I go to a game. Never gets old.
Columbus has tons of shopping malls and they all have something for everyone. Polaris, imo, is the most ritzy, then Easton and Tuttle. All good malls and a lot of stores overlap. For 16, I'd say go to Easton.
Thursday is a home Columbus Clippers game. The new stadium is nice and it's really nice area. My wife and I really enjoy the Brazilian steak house right around the corner, but it's not cheap. Rodizio Grill.
I'm playing basketball Saturday at 10. Can someone come make one of these for me?
Video was good. I started with the volume up and about every 10 seconds turned it down until I couldn't hear it anymore...
I haven't listened to the audio yet but feel bad for the students future. His name has obviously been leaked somehow, which it should be. Take responsibility for your actions and live with your consequences. As a person who hires people, I google everyone before I interview. This comes up and he doesn't get an interview from me. Simple as that.
I don't think Craft had a horrible game. Had a turnover that was ugly but all in all, I think he was a positive player while he was out there.
95% of that was on defense. The majority of the time on offense, he passed the ball before he got anywhere close to the three point line. His assists were more on the player with the shot than Craft getting him open.
When he was in there I'd like to see him push the ball more and try to create a bit more. He had Seth Curry or Oladipo on him for the majority of the time I was watching. Only reason I say that is because the knock on him is his offense and I just wished he could prove he could be a distributor in the NBA as well as a defender. After watching the first game, as GM(which I'm no where close to being) I see an all defensive team member but someone that was a little shy on the offensive end.
His jump shot did look better. I only saw it once though. I fast forwarded most of the game until he was in so I may have missed a few things.
On a bright side for Craft, bad side for everything else, the 76ers PG that was brought up from the D-league injured his achilles in the 1st qtr. Might help open up a spot for Craft. Still, hate to see him have a spot open up due to injury, if that's what happens.
Now up against the Duke Cameron Crazies. Currently down by about 300 but voting just started.
That just means we have 3k+ votes. Only about a 500 vote gap now. Better than the -1000 we started with when I saw it originally.
The gap was 1,000 votes when I posted this. Now it's under 50.
Anyone around Dayton been to the gun show there? Going to head there Sunday morning. What should my expectations be for pricing?
Sounds like we could have ourselves a nice little Eleven Warriors militia :)
Yeah, the Remington 700 was my next choice for long range rifle. The only time I'd hunt is if I know someone is going to use the animal and as much as possible. I'm a picky eater and don't really care for it much. I wouldn't mind it or have anything against, just don't have a need at the moment.
I just enjoy putting holes through the paper or a tannerite can here and there.
So, have to say I'm extremely impressed with the users in this site. When newcomers ask questions I normally here this is what you HAVE to carry by brand and caliber.
I've always been impressed with the site and users and now just have another reason.
I'm not much of a shotgun guy so I'm not the best person to answer that. I'm sure someone on here uses them much more than me. I shoot for fun and self defense and don't do much skeet so shotguns just haven't interested me yet.
As far as pistol calibers, I prefer a 9mm and my wife likes the .380. She likes the 22LR more but understands why the .380 is a better self defense round. Being a home defense firearm, you have the option to have a larger pistol and barrel to help with both accuracy and less recoil. The reason I carry a 9 is because I don't feel I'm accurate enough with a 45 subcompact pistol. You'll hear some say that's the only thing to carry because it'll stop anyone. I carry critical defense ammo which is pretty nasty stuff and would be confident in my accuracy and that particular cartridge that I could bring just about anyone down. If one doesn't do the trick, I have 12 more tries.
My wife really likes the Walther PK380. I had her test a few before we bought. We tried the Ruger LCP and it was her least favorite. It's really really compact but she had a hard time getting a grip on it to rack it. To me, it had a surprisingly long trigger pull as well. Heat of the moment it may not matter but for someone that wasn't used to shooting a lot, she started anticipating more than she should and it effected accuracy.
Are you only looking for pistols? Shotguns are a great choice for home defense because of the area that is covered by the shot. Meaning one shot and you have a much better shot to hit a target.
If you're looking for pistols, I'd agree with a comment above. You, for the most part, get what you pay for. I would look at the name brands and figure out what's best for you and try to shoot different brands/calibers.
Also, is anyone else possibly going to use this firearm? Make sure they are able to rack it. I had to buy a new pistol for home defense because my wife could not pull back the slide on my Springfield XD9 subcompact. Make sure they are able to try it.
And as I mentioned above, this is just strictly MY opinion(and may not be the most popular one) but with small children, Glock may not be the best choice. They are an extremely popular pistol and a great pistol but their safety(only on the trigger) scares me with a growing up fast 8 month old girl in my house. In the end, you are the ultimate safety and should never rely on a mechanical device to stop the firearm from shooting.
This question is the most popular in my concealed carry courses and impossible to answer. Most gun ranges(call and check) allow you to rent firearms so it's a great opportunity to try before you buy.
Or, if you're going to take the classes before hand, call a NRA instructor and see what types and how many pistols they have to rent for the class. I know you're not wanting it for carry purprose and that's the main reason people take the class but it covers the safety, proper handling, safety, cleaning, safety, ammunition, malfunctions, etc. Did I mention safety? :)
It was vague, but I hope it helped.
Yeah, made me laugh too. I had to go up vote everyone since I technically caused it by starting the thread.
Sorry to hear that Krazy. Never a good experience.
The top names in bolt actions are Remington, howa and savage. Caliber is another option. Really long range you want a .308 round. For 100 to 200 yards a .223 will be fine and you can get them reasonably priced. Those are both center fire. The rim fires are .22lr which are great plinking guns because they are accurate and cheap to shoot. The downside to those right now is ammo availability. It's incredibly hard to find and if you go to a gun show right now to buy it it's about 50% more than what you could buy it for in walmart when you find it.
I would assume you were looking at a ruger 10/22 which are really nice rifles. Fun to shoot and affordable. I'm a softie for ruger as that was my first firearm. A 22lr pistol handed down from my grandpa to dad to me.
There are plenty of options for under 1,000. Just depends now what you're looking for. Long range, short to mid range. You can go bolt action for a little higher accuracy or semi auto for holding a higher capacity magazine.
Let me know what you're looking for and I'll tell you what I think. Again, it's just what I think and everyone has their own opinions. All I know is what I've used and what I like. It differs for everyone.
662 for those on Directv.
Yep, glad this thread is back alive. My daughter just turned 6 months and looking forward to many many more...