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    As part of our bonding process, my dad wants me to take cooking and gun safety classes with him. Which gun stores are your favorite?

    I'm specifically interested in O'ahu stores, but feel free to talk story about stores on your island.
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    Oh, and if you want to mentioned gun clubs or ranges, that'd be great too.
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    I have a teen that I'd like to introduce to a .45 cal or a 9 mm automatic over holiday vacation, too. I was thinking an hour or two at one of those Waikiki gun ranges that caters to Japanese visitors, but a full-blown course sounds like a great idea.
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    ooooohhhhhh

    you might want to try magnum firearms on queen street myopicjoe - it has everything you need - that is my favourite store

    i have a shotgun under my bed incase of intruders; i keep the extra bullets next to the alarm clock in case of emergencies and 1 more for safe keeping

    i named mines

    shotgun = seeking penance
    9 mm = twin brother

    hope that helps myopicjoe

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    I went down to Young Guns and Security Equipment Corporation today. Both places were friendly and patient, even though I was a novice. Every single employee asked me if I needed help, even though there were other customers around.

    I'll visit OGC Tactical and Magnum next (any updates on the store owner's tax evasion indictment?)


    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    I was thinking an hour or two at one of those Waikiki gun ranges that caters to Japanese visitors, but a full-blown course sounds like a great idea.
    The few gun store owners I talked to said the Waikiki ranges are good places to try out different handguns, before you buy them.

    I don't really know, but I get the feeling full-blown courses would be found on the Big Island. Would be a fun getaway.


    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    i have a shotgun under my bed incase of intruders; i keep the extra bullets next to the alarm clock in case of emergencies and 1 more for safe keeping

    i named mines

    shotgun = seeking penance
    9 mm = twin brother
    I know a woman, on the mainland, who keeps one shotgun behind the living room sofa and another hidden somewhere else. I read somewhere that the purpose of a handgun, in home defense, is to buy you time so you can get to your long gun (rifle or shotgun).

    By "1 more for safe keeping" do you mean another gun, or a single bullet/shell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    a full-blown course sounds like a great idea.
    Oh. Do you mean this kind of course:
    http://www.hawaiigunclub.com/en/rates.html

    Or an outdoor range where you're firing on the move, and from different positions?
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    The official outdoor range is out at Koko Head. I think it's owned by C&C or the State...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    you might want to try magnum firearms on queen street myopicjoe - it has everything you need - that is my favourite store
    if it matters, a federal grand jury indicted magnum firearms' owner, arthur lee ong, for tax evasion. (DOJ press release at this link.)

    per PBN:

    Arthur Lee Ong, who owns Magnum Firearms in Honolulu, is charged with defrauding the federal government and six counts of tax evasion from 2000 to 2005, the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Hawaii said Wednesday.

    ...

    He created multiple businesses, falsified tax returns to hide his income, and evaded more than $300,000 in taxes during the five-year period, according to the indictment.
    he was supposed to have been arraigned in mid-october but i couldn't find anything online updating the original press release announcing the indictment. the arraignment might have been postponed.

    disclosure: eric and i made a purchase at magnum firearms last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyopicJoe View Post
    Oh. Do you mean this kind of course:
    http://www.hawaiigunclub.com/en/rates.html
    Or an outdoor range where you're firing on the move, and from different positions?
    Good question. I guess we'd start with the indoor range and see where her interests take her.
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    I know the owner of Kaneohe Gun Shop. We went to high school together, and while I wouldn't call him a friend, we're at least friendly enough to have socialized a few times. I've heard him deliver his spiel a couple of times, and while I think he's a bit verbose, it's clear the guy knows his stuff, takes his stuff seriously, and won't rip you off. I don't think I'll ever buy a gun, but if I do, it will be from Daniel.

    I should add that I don't know if mentioning that I referred you. It won't hurt, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    I don't think I'll ever buy a gun,
    On that, my friend, we agree.
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    Geez what a lousy post I put up. I think every sentence is a variation of "Blank blank blank blank, BUT blank blank blank," or its equivalent: "While blank blank blank blank, blank blank blank." Then there's that bizarre sentence at the end. I meant to say (and I actually edited that three times for clarity BEFORE finishing with what's now there) "I don't know if it will help you to mention that I referred you, but it wouldn't help," which is yet another of the _____ but _____ sentences.

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    I have a friend who is obsessed with guns. He'll fire off a round from his Glock, pick up the spent cartridge with a pair of long nosed pliers and inhale the residual scent of the gunpowder and relish it...yeah time to consider your mental health buddy!

    Now don't get me wrong, I have no issues with guns. Heck I was a marksman with my M-16 rifle in the military. I hunted Muflon with my friends in Molokai and went pig and bird hunting in Waianae a few times.

    As for guns in the house, I have one but it's well hidden and the ammo in distinct different place under lock and key. I got three minor boys in the house. When it comes to personal safety and the closest police precinct is too far away, you gotta protect your family for the moment. Most crooks know that most homeowners are not prepared to fend off an attacker and they will without hesitation knock down your front door and hold you and your family at gunpoint while they rob you silly. Not in my home. I've been trained in firearms, I know how to use them and I won't have any hesitation in using it if my family is threatened...plus knowing Aikido and being trained in taking on armed adversaries from my military days helps.

    But if you don't know how to use a gun, then I wouldn't even consider owning one because it will be used against you.

    As for gun stores? Art Ong? Lots of guns and very knowledgable, but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    Geez what a lousy post I put up. I think every sentence is a variation of "Blank blank blank blank, BUT blank blank blank," or its equivalent: "While blank blank blank blank, blank blank blank." Then there's that bizarre sentence at the end. I meant to say (and I actually edited that three times for clarity BEFORE finishing with what's now there) "I don't know if it will help you to mention that I referred you, but it wouldn't help," which is yet another of the _____ but _____ sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    I don't think I'll ever buy a gun
    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    On that, my friend, we agree.
    You agree that scrivener likely will never buy a gun? Matapule, I bow to your psychic skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    I meant to say (and I actually edited that three times for clarity BEFORE finishing with what's now there) "I don't know if it will help you to mention that I referred you, but it wouldn't help"
    This is insane. I meant, of course, that what I meant to write was "I don't know if it will help you to mention that I referred you, but it wouldn't hurt." I hate myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    This is insane. I meant, of course, that what I meant to write was "I don't know if it will help you to mention that I referred you, but it wouldn't hurt."
    I think we figured as much, from the context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    This is insane. I meant, of course, that what I meant to write was "I don't know if it will help you to mention that I referred you, but it wouldn't hurt." I hate myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
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    I visited Magnum and Gunsource LLC today. Friendly staff at both places.

    Magnum has an indoor range. $15/day. You can bring your own gun or rent a pistol for $20 and a rifle for $30. You can only use ammo you've bought from them.

    Gunsource is in a nondescript location. The brightest and whitest store so far (due to its second floor location and large windows). They have a more serious and professional attitude, but still friendly. The guy was chit chatting with me about ammo shortages and other gun related stuff.

    State required safety training can be signed up for at Young Guns and Security Equipment Corp (taught by L.I.F.E. members) for $120. Classes are once a month, up to 6 students.

    If you want one-on-one training with a more flexible schedule, you can go with Daniel at Kaneohe Gun Shop or Alan Nagahisa of Ohana Services.


    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    eric and i made a purchase at magnum firearms last year.
    Like a couple picking out an engagement ring, except this purchase has more flash than sparkle :_)


    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    Geez what a lousy post I put up. I think every sentence is a variation of...
    I imagine you can spend an hour working on three sentences, if you're in the right mood.

    Daniel has the best website of all the local gun stores. He walks you through the gun registration / training with a lot of pictures.


    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    As for guns in the house, I have one but it's well hidden and the ammo in distinct different place under lock and key. I got three minor boys in the house.
    Since we have minors also, my wife wants the gun and ammo separated and locked up. I agree with her. Better safe than sorry (especially if they bring friends over).

    I guess the downside is you can't count on access to your gun, in a surprise situation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyopicJoe View Post
    I guess the downside is you can't count on access to your gun, in a surprise situation?
    Thus you need to take all the other possible steps you can to avoid said "surprise situations." As any responsible gun user will tell you, in the kinds of situations you are envisioning, you want the discharge of firearms to be the last option.

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    Thumbs up What's your favorite gun position? 2 hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I have a friend who is obsessed with guns.
    Don't we all.... And we have friends obsessed with something: with sex, with conquest (sexual or otherwise), with politics, with winning arguments (even when they know they are wrong - we got one of those here), etc. Obsession: it's not only a cheap perfume...

    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Now don't get me wrong, I have no issues with guns.
    As for guns in the house, I have one but it's well hidden and the ammo in distinct different place under lock and key.
    So, when danger presents, you must find the gun, unlock the ammo, and lock and load before you're protected.
    I think a loaded gun in a quick-entry safe with a good lock is better.
    When I was invaded I would not have had the time had I not had my setup. Likely I saved at least four lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I got three minor boys in the house. When it comes to personal safety and the closest police precinct is too far away, you gotta protect your family for the moment.
    Typical HPD response time to my place in an emergency is 20 minutes.
    That's partly because they know they have to remember the body bags. There is NO WAY the police can protect me and my family in case of home invasion or break-in. All they can do is pick up the pieces and ship us to the morgue. Protect them for the moment? You may find it's a long moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Most crooks know that most homeowners are not prepared to fend off an attacker and they will without hesitation knock down your front door and hold you and your family at gunpoint while they rob you silly. Not in my home. I've been trained in firearms, I know how to use them and I won't have any hesitation in using it if my family is threatened...plus knowing Aikido and being trained in taking on armed adversaries from my military days helps.
    I guess that's one reason you're unafraid to use your real name?

    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    But if you don't know how to use a gun, then I wouldn't even consider owning one because it will be used against you.
    That is why I am so pleased that Hawaii now requires a firearms safety course before one can acquire firearms. My spouse went through it and I was amazed at the thorough training she got (Security Equipment). I trust her with a gun, and that's not something I say easily.

    Excellent comments. Safety FIRST; protection is part of safety; protection is impossible without knowledge and training.

    Perhaps we should treat firearm licenses like we do drivers' licences? Learn, practice and test before licensing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyopicJoe View Post
    Like a couple picking out an engagement ring, except this purchase has more flash than sparkle.
    *smiles enignmatically*

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Don't we all.... And we have friends obsessed with something: with sex, with conquest (sexual or otherwise), with politics, with winning arguments (even when they know they are wrong - we got one of those here), etc. Obsession: it's not only a cheap perfume...
    while obsession by calvin klein is not a fragrance i'd wear, it's definitely not a cheap perfume.

    stubbornly-held, ill-conceived opinions? very cheap. of course, even opinions soundly come by are free.
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