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March 2016

Gun Tips By: Lloyd

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges Do you have difficulty in using a manual can opener? This may well apply to pressing a trigger. There are solutions for both but a heavy trigger is where I want to go. Most firearms can be modified to reduce the weight of pull and certainly make the gun easier to operate. This may also create somewhat of an issue with accuracy, control and or accidental discharge until the operator becomes used to the lighter pull. Fact is, the easier the operation is the better the shot group will be. This will prove an economic savings by not having to force a shot and just converting money into noise. Another benefit is that you may find that your custom firearm will be perfect for carry and a house gun. Comes another decision now. Within your life style how are you going to secure the gun? Locked container maybe, but can it be retrieved if need be. Think about it while examining your own situation. How about a thick boring book with the middle of the pages cut out, the edges intact and on a book shelf. I have seen a really novel clock that has a full size pistol within the case. Use your imagination and create your secure place. Climate is also a large factor. Here in the mid-Atlantic states we have humidity, rain, heat, cold and I did mention rain. When your guns are not in use a good grade of lube will preserve and protect the metal components and an occasional wipe down should suffice. A dehumidifier is great in a safe and will not take much space. Not too pricey either. Select a quality holster that will keep the gun away from skin dampness. Oh! If you have a frisky pup that thinks everything is a chew toy-lock up your long guns or just tell your hunt buddies that a bear cub nibbled the stock. Train, Observe, Be Alert, Be Alive! The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 12 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016

Capt. Jim Brincefield Carolina State Flag On Feburary 20, 2016 Capt. Jim Brincefield was relieved from suffering after a tragic accident. Capt. Jim leaves behind wonderful memories, but more importantly, a family that needs our help. Capt. Jim was the most kind, selfless, generous, hard-working man that we knew . In his honor, a gofundme page has been set up to help the Brincefield Family. All funds donated will go directly to the Brincefield Family. Some people still make a fuss over Confederate symbols on state property, but did you know that our own North Carolina state flag, in its original form, was a Confederate flag? Prior to 1861 NC didn’t have an official state flag. When they succeeded from the union, they designed a flag to symbolize their newly declared independence. Have you ever noticed the dates on our state flag? Few people ever take notice; much less know what they mean. The first date on the flag, May 20, 1775, is the date of the Mecklenburg Declaration, a statement of independence from Great Britain that happened in North Carolina. On the first version of our state flag, which is very similar to the flag we still have today, there was a second date, below the star; it was May 20, 1861… This was a second statement of independence, this time from the United States. Southern secessionist leaders evoked the Mecklenburg Declaration as a parallel to the South’s declaration of independence from the North. Addressing a crowd in Charlotte, N.C., President Jefferson Davis is reported to have said “people of this section were the first to defy British authority and declare themselves free.” Two decades after the south surrendered their struggle for independence, NC leaders decided to revise their flag. The red field of the old flag was replaced by blue; the star with the dates was modified into what is today our state seal. The top date is the still the same, but the bottom date, depicting independence from the union was traded for April 12, 1776, the date of the Halifax resolves, when NC officially called for independence from Great Britain. So next time you see our state flag down at the court house, you can thank our Confederate ancestors for putting it there. All of our clients get their own QR code for free when purchasing an ad. Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 13