New Member in NY Needs HELP!

Here’s my problem: My Bersa has a really tight slide (hard to manipulate). I’ve cleaned and oiled it which seems to help, but not a lot.

I have been in the process of updating my trauma bag. I am ashamed to admit it, but as my kids got older, and we don’t camp as much as we once did, my emergency bag had been tossed into the closet and severely neglected. The airways have actually become brittle, the BP cuff is non operational, and the rest of the bag is pretty much trashed.

While in the process of scoping out the things my new kit will contain, I am continuously drawn towards the product called Quick Clot. I have found a lot of information on this product, such as how it has evolved thru the years, and no longer generates heat that causes burning of the surrounding tissue. I have found several places online that carry this product, even eBay has listings.

What I can’t find, is contact information for the actual manufacturer. My main question that I have is about the expiration date listed on this product. Does this stuff become non functional after a certain period of time? How long is it good for? If I need to replace it every few months, it will most likely not happen, thus I should forget about even including it in my new kit. I’m looking for input from those of you involved with EMS, and or military, that actually use Quick Clot. Even better, a real bonus would be to hear from a sales rep from Quick Clot.

I’m not new to gun ownership but new to the organization. I’m a senior citizen who lives alone in a neighborhood that has had some drug busts and that makes me nervous. After doing some homework about which gun to purchase, I chose a Bersa to begin with. I figured that training with the smaller caliber would be a good start. I’ve shot several guns in my search for the perfect larger caliber and have decided on Glock 9mm when the time comes. My brother is vacillating between a .38 and something larger for personal protection. Here’s my problem: My Bersa has a really tight slide (hard to manipulate). I’ve cleaned and oiled it which seems to help, but not a lot. Is there a fix for this? Can anyone help? Please, I like the handgun. It fits comfortably in my hand, and is otherwise comfortable to use and easy to maintain.

I plan on carrying a Glock 30 or Kel-tec PF-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Does anyone have any ideas on good clothing for hot weather concealed carry?

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