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  1. M2

    Gun Talk

  2. I believe you're talking about Global Entry, which gets you PreCheck! Still well worth it for anyone who travels a lot!
  3. M2

    Gun Talk

    I have a XD-S in .45 and while it's no fun putting several magazines' worth of rounds down the pipe at the range, its recoil is a lot more manageable than I thought it would be! The XD-E (per Springfield) has a "Low Effort Slide (L.E.S.)" that requires 27% less effort to manipulate compared to striker-fired handguns in the same class. Other than that, and the hammer, it's essentially a XD-S as Breckey stated; but I think it is a tad larger than the XD-S. I don't really see the market for the hammer design, but it will probably appeal more to smaller statue individuals or those who may have physical limitations where the LES would be helpful. I am getting older and a bit arthritic, but am not at the point where racking the slide is a tough task. Perhaps one day down the road, but not today! But what really concerns me is the lack of safeties that the other XD models have. I see it has a slide lock/decocker (which I don't like), but no grip or trigger safeties. That not only adds an extra step to make the weapon fire, but also adds a degree of risk when it is disengaged. I subscribe to the rule that your first and foremost safety lies between your ears (and trigger finger), but even the 1911 has a second grip safety in addition to the slide lock. That said, some prefer the lack of a trigger safety, stating it adds ambiguity to the pull. Another concern is the SA/DA trigger, which equates to either having to cock the hammer before firing or a long, heavy trigger pull during the first round. It's all a matter of preference, I certainly am fond of the Springfield XD/XDM line but the XD-E just hasn't tickled my fancy. Maybe if I got a little range time with one that might change, but at this time I have no plans to lay out my hard-earned cash for one as I just don't see the benefits over my other XDs (I have several). But don't take my word, here's a good review of the XD-E... https://www.usacarry.com/xde-springfield-armory-review/
  4. Ever heard of American Military University? And I can attest from firsthand experience that an online grad degree has been beneficial. In fact, my company actually paid for mine, despite already having one when I was hired.
  5. SAPD is hiring, and pays well... https://sapdcareers.com/ And you can always try at the 433rd Airlift Wing... http://www.433aw.afrc.af.mil/Portals/115/Documents/AFD-130628-074.pdf https://bogidope.com/job-listings/68th-airlift-squadron
  6. Anyone know why 2 & 4 were shut-down?
  7. M2

    What is right with the Air Force

    It is when the AF is the host, and own and run the networks...
  8. M2

    What is right with the Air Force

    I did look at them, all the time. While much of what we do is archived in our final reports and outbriefs, there was still a lot of mission info that resided in those emails. I constantly got questions about details that I could find in those emails, but now they're gone. But not my problem, it was the government's responsibility to maintain those archives and now they've lost them. I guess if Hillary could get away with it, they felt they could as well...
  9. M2

    What is right with the Air Force

    That ain't shit. Earlier this year our PST files got schwacked. Nearly 12 years of archived emails gone in a flash. Now the kicker, turned out our J6 wasn't backing them up...
  10. M2

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    From RAF Banter .... If the Americans had to drop the A-Bomb in the 21st century...
  11. M2

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Maybe he just didn't like the in-flight magazine.... On a side note, the dudes does resemble Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad quite a bit!
  12. M2

    We’re doomed

    Awwww...that's a Westie in the middle! We have two of them now, and have had more in the past. Great dogs!
  13. M2

    Columbus T-38 down