Monday, November 9, 2009

ObamaCare - We're Screwed

So Obamacare passed the House by a narrow margin on Saturday, with ONE Republican voting for it. So much for transparency, public debate prior to voting on legislation, and bipartisanship.

On Friday I got notice that health insurance premiums at The Firm were increasing, which means the 10% I currently kick in also goes up. Coincidence? I think not.

Those are my thoughts in leiu of a more substantive post which will surely piss me off as I write it.

In other news, a coworker just walked in the office to ask my opinion on the FNP-9. I've never shot one, but as far as I know they're good, reliable guns at a competitive price.


mike's spot said...

I've heard good things about the FNP's as well- never saw one though by me.

because I'm a TA, I'm a state employee. I wonder how NYS who is massively in debt will react to this and try to 'renegotiate' the insurance plan of people like me (which is really good by the way- kinda surprised me)

Weer'd Beard said...

I've handled one of the FNP variants (I think it was a .45) and I liked it.

Didn't shoot it, but I felt the trigger and it was nice.

My only complaint is it has a 3-position safety, up is safe (and allows "cocked and locked, or condition 3" middle is fire, and down is a spring-loaded decocker like the lever on a Sig.

I honestly think that guns like Sig and the Walther P99 perfected this operation, having an unobtrusive button or lever to safely drop the hammer, but no safety that can get bumped or moved into an improper position.

The 1911 I believe has perfected the SAO manual safety where the lever can be depressed with a firing grip so while I shoot a 1911 my safety can and ONLY can be in the "fire" position.

If you put your thumb on the safety I imagine it would be VERY easy to decock the gun...not sure if it interrupts the firing manual if you accidentally ride it high-thumbs style.

Certainly appears to be a well made gun, and the price seemed fair, but like many handguns on the market it had more safety features than is necessary, and these could impede how the gun works in a crisis situation.