Looks like South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was on Santa’s “nice” list this year. She tweeted a photo of the Beretta she received as a gift from her husband.

Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm.

A photo posted by Governor Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) on

Shoot like a girl, Gov. Haley!

https://twitter.com/bklear1970/status/416232003147952128

Gun-grabbing pearl-clutchers to freak out in 3 … 2 … 1 …

  • Steven A

    FN Herstal FNX-9 is better. I don’t care what anyone says.

    Unless the Army has caused me to subconsciously hate Berettas. It’s entirely possible.

    • twolaneflash

      H-K .45 / 12-round clips

      • Steven A

        Apples & oranges. 9mm versus .45 ACP. Though I will say that the H&K USP might be the best overall pistol I’ve ever put my mitts on, no matter what it chambers (have shot it at 9mm and .45). But the FNH has very similar functionality, though a bit less fit & finish, at a much more reasonable price. I prefer the fully functional, frame mounted safety/decocker to Beretta’s slide mounted safety. No way to M1911-carry the PX-4 Storm, as placing it on safe automatically decocks the weapon.

        Not that I would be likely to walk around with my carry gun in single-action and on safe, but I like the idea that I could if I wanted to.

        • Clete Torres

          If I could find a 92FS in .40, that’d be my go-to.

          EDIT: Duh. The 96 is a .40. As you were.

          • Not The Penguin

            That’s alright Clete…we all have our moments 😉

          • Clete Torres

            It’s winter. My brain be hibernating. 😛

          • Not The Penguin

            I have a 96. Nice firearm. Handles the snappy .40 cal quite well and pretty accurate too.

          • Clete Torres

            I liked my M9, but wished it was chambered larger – I just don’t trust the 9mm to provide adequate stopping power. Recommend the 96?

          • Not The Penguin

            If you like the M9, definitely. Although it’s natural stainless, not steel blued, I think the extra weight handle’s the recoil and muzzle rise a little better than if it was carbon steel. The dimensions and controls are identical to the M9, so you should be equally happy with it. I bought mine new in the 400-500 dollar range about 8 years ago. Still shoots awesome after a couple thousand rounds. Highly recommend it especially since you’re one of the many M9 (92FS) fans Clete.

          • Clete Torres

            Loved my M9 (wasn’t it the 92SB ?) – and even tested the original USAF version (92S-1) waaay back when it was in trials.

            Maxx suggested the Steyr as well, I may see if I can find both and compare.

          • Not The Penguin

            92FS is the civilian version of the M9. Can’t go wrong with the Steyr for a polymer framed pistol. The 96FS if you want an all metal pistol and a clone of the M9 in .40 cal. Nice to have so many choices right? I’m sure you’ll be happy with either… or maybe both? 😉

          • Clete Torres

            Yeah, I know the FS is the civvie version, but you got me thinking when I read that. And as I said, winter/brain/hibernation…plus one of my pain meds messes with my memory, so I guess the mental exercise is a good thing.

            I’ve got an S&W Sigma .40 that I really like, it’s just a bit big for concealment. I know, so is the 96, but I wasn’t planning on CCW with that one unless I wear a shoulder rig, which would be seldom. Was looking at the Inox version a bit ago, really like the look of that piece. I just need to find something that I can conceal and be comfortable with. I tried a buddy’s Glock 27, and it was way too small for my giant hands, as was his Airweight .357 wheel gun, so that’s out. Maybe I’ll look at a 23 as well.

            So that’s a 96, an SA-1, and a 23.

            I like shopping!

          • Not The Penguin

            Well, let’s add to your list then. My favorite all ’round .40 is my Sig 226 elite.
            High capacity (12 rounds), night sights, double/single action, reliable and accurate as hell. Enjoy shopping!

          • Not The Penguin

            Also, for my 27 I added an extension to all my mags that adds a rest for my pinky and an extra round without adding much to the print and nothing to the weight really.

          • Clete Torres

            I’ve added the Sig to the list.

            How much length did the mag extension get you? I have enormous hands and my pinky was way south of the end of the grip.

          • Not The Penguin

            About another 3/4’s of an inch. My hands aren’t small either but it did the job.

          • Clete Torres

            Hmm. Might work.

        • Not The Penguin

          Ruger’s SR9 is pretty decent for carry and the controls are much like an 1911. Very comfortable to shoot And not too expensive.

        • Johnny Right

          Try the HK 45c. I like it better than the USP 45.

        • mike14706

          Make mine a glock, I have carried on and off duty for 20 years/ The Glock is also carried by over 60% of all police officer an department from local department to state and federal agencies.

      • MichaelZWilliamson

        HundK. Because you suck. And they hate you.

        In a world of compromise…some people put the rounds backwards in the magazine…

        Jokes aside, any gun you have is better than a gun you don’t. The gun you like is better than the gun you don’t.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          LOL!!!

          Gonna have to pay Larry royalties!!

    • twolaneflash

      My son, senior weapons sergeant SFODA, swears by 9mm Glock. He’s sold on 9mm for # of rounds, ease of field resupply due to its ubiquity, and first-hand knowledge that one 9mm round can cause instant death of an adult male. He finds Glock to be dependable under adverse conditions, and, like Ford trucks, dealers and parts are always close.

      • Steven A

        True, if I’ve got free reign to pick a secondary, Glocks just work.

        But if I want one pistol that I can carry at home and have it do what I need it to, and I also enjoy taking to the range and shooting, the FNX does it for me. Why not a Glock? It’s just not a whole lot of fun to shoot. I find the trigger gritty (understandably so, as it’s doing more mechanically than a hammer-fired pistol or something not using a trigger safety), and its reliability and consistency makes it boring. Not stuff you’d notice or dislike in a stress situation, but things that make it less pleasant on the range. Take it to the range, make sure it’s still true (and it always is), and put it away.

        Guys who swear by Glocks to the point of exclusivity are strange to me, like people who say that a Toyota Camry is all they ever want to drive. Even guys who swear by Glocks downrange still want to get on the range and shoot their 1911.

        • mike14706

          you get a much crisper trigger pull by having a 8 pound trigger installed and it is cheap.

      • $29561723

        I went back to carrying 9mm as well. I bought 115 grain hollowpoints in bulk for “emergency/civil strife” storage a year ago, but carry 147 grain +P rounds. I used to carry a .45 1911,but it was too uncomfortable when sitting, and I like having the same amount of ammo in one magazine with the 9mm.

        The military may not like the 9mm because it’s not a “man-stopper.” But people have to remember that they cannot use hollowpoints because of the Geneva convention. WE can, and they are extremely effective.

        My Ruger SR1911 is a range-gun now and an heirloom. And after 3 failure to feeds out of one 50 round box, I’m not confident using it in a self-defense situation anymore anyway. I’m not sure whether it was the ammo (American Eagle) or the magazine. Typical 1911 problems though, even though it’s a full size.

        My 9mm Walther PPQ has NEVER had one malfunction, and I’ve fired remanufactured, surplus, and all kinds of crap from it. Keeps on trucking.

        • truckee22

          Did you try replacing the magazines in your 1911? I bought a SigSauer 1911 earlier this year and the first thing I did was get some Wilson Combat mags for it and I have never had a single malfunction from my 1911. I’ve probably fired 500+ rds through it of all types and not a single hiccup.

      • Off A Cough

        During the recent run on ammo, 9mm became more rare and expensive than .40 S&W.

        LEO around the country are moving to the .40, which had similar magazine capacities and trajectory to the 9mm, but with better stopping power.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          You sure about that? Talk I’ve seen around training circles is that more are moving *to* 9mm than away from it.

          • Off A Cough

            I have heard that from several LEOs and their agencies, although I don’t pretend to be an expert on the subject.

            If they are moving *to* 9mm, I would be interested to know what from, and just as important – why.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Just in the last couple years – Texas DPS is moving from 357 Sig to 9mm. Wichita KS, Sioux Falls SD, Colorado Springs CO and St. Paul MN all went from 40 S&W back to 9mm, Columbia SC went from .45 to 9mm.

            40 S&W and 45 ACP make sense if you live in a magazine-capacity restricted area – the most ‘bang for your buck’, if you will. The 40 S&W exploded during the AWB period due to police depts ‘trading in’ older, worn out guns back to the manufacturers, who then did a bit of
            refurb and sold for big bucks with a ‘pre-ban’ hi-cap mag in the box.

            With advances in bullet design, 9mm is equally as effective as the larger calibers and you can carry more rounds per magazine. Lower recoil makes it easier to practice/qualify and make faster/more accurate follow-up shots. Add in the fact that 9mm ammo is cheaper and the move becomes even more of a win-win situation, overall.

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            Yeah. I’m not a 9mm fan, but the logic is sound. Availability, capacity, sufficient stopping power.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Hiya Mike – hope you and family had a wonderful Christmas.

            I still love my 45 ACP, but the 9mm is what gets carried when I’m home. The Colt comes out for range day fun, along with the Ruger Mk I with the red dot – now *that* is so much fun it should be cheating!

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            Heh. At home I carry whatever I can reach first. I really need to clean out my office after the last round of product reviews.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Clean out the office? Sacrilege!! Just call ’em ‘temporary use paperweights’ and have done with it…

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            I went digging and found an AK and a Spencer under the Marlins, Tauri and Traditions in for test and eval. I need to reorganize.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Remember…. “friends don’t let friends shoot Taurus Judges”

            0;oP

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            I wouldn’t let my friends buy one, nor shoot one. But this is a 9mm carbine. Not bad. Could be improved.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Similar to the older Camp Carbines, or more of a pistol caliber AR knockoff?

            Who’s the review for, I’ll keep my eyes open for it.

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            The CT-9. Review will hopefully be on Survivalblog in a week or so.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Interesting looking rifle – it’s reminding me of something and I just can’t put my finger on it…. I’ll keep an eye out for the review.

          • Off A Cough

            My FNX-40 has a capacity of 14+1… I’m not sure I’m convinced of the high-capacity argument. If there are switches going on, it’s more likely due to .gov availability of 9mm as a NATO round, and the economics associated with it.

            That being said, my luck has been with the .40 over the last year when ammo panic-buying got out of hand.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            If there are switches going on, it’s more likely due to .gov
            availability of 9mm as a NATO round, and the economics associated with
            it.

            No, not really. The police doesn’t use ball ammo.

            Agreed with the ammo panic point – EVERYTHING was running lagged.

      • Tman95

        My uncle had a 9mm Glock with an 18 round capacity. I LOVED that pistol.

      • Maxx

        I prefer the Steyr S-A1. What the Glock should have been. 😉

        However, clearly I understand we like what we like. A close friend of mine swears by his collection of Glocks but when he was offered a chance to fire my Steyr, he thought it was one of the finest firearms he’d ever held and shot. It’s like a swiss watch version of polymer.

        • Clete Torres

          How stiff is the tariff on that piece?

          • Maxx

            Mid $500 if memory serves me. Worth every penny. A nearly non existent muzzle climb due to the design. The man behind the S-A1 was a former Glock engineer. A fantastic carry with trapezoid sights for lightning fast target acquisition.
            http://www.steyrarms.com/products/sporting-riflespistols/steyr-pistol-s-a1/

          • Clete Torres

            Going to have to check this out. If I read correctly (cursory glance at mfr website), it comes with a conversion kit to make it both 9mm or .40 cal?

          • Maxx

            You bet Clete. It’s just an absolute pleasure to shoot in the 9mm with recoil ridiculously absent. However, if you want the extra bump for the .40, those same design principles work to keep the beast in check for that model as well.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFEuEeRHKbE

            http://www.steyrarms.com/products/sporting-riflespistols/steyr-pistol-s-a1/

          • mike_in_kosovo

            M&P is much the same – you can switch barrels and get 9, 40 or 357 Sig (if I recall correctly).

          • Clete Torres

            That settles it. I’m going shopping.

        • MichaelZWilliamson

          Weird. You typed “Steyr GB” but it posted “Steyr S-A1.” 😉

    • SutureSelf

      “FN Herstal FNX-9 is better.”

      So what? Nikki Haley’s gift should be denigrated because it’s not “as good” in your opinion as some other gift might be?

    • Formynder

      While I can appreciate the Army causing you not to like Berettas (I agree), I’m downvoting this comment for being negative about someone’s gift.

    • TropicRanger

      It depends. Grip and comfort are essential to the operator. Plus, FNX-9 has shitty aperture sights. Use what works well for you. She must’ve said that’s the one she wanted. And, if we’re talking about trusty CQB weapons, give me a MP-5. Pistols are good for home protection and light-duty CQB. I doubt Haley’s doing any MOUT, so it’ll probably work well for her needs.

      • Steven A

        True, the FNX’s biggest hangup is the lack of good stock night sights.

    • Off A Cough

      Absolutely agree – I have the FNX-40, the same weapon in .40 S&W, and it is an absolute joy to shoot, and in fact makes me a better shot than I am.

    • Kekapukainohea “Nohea”

      I work at a firearms retailer and out of all the pistols, I’d get the FNX as my choice pistol for carrying. Berettas are fine, except the FNX can have it’s hammer cocked(single action) with the safety on, unlike the Beretta PX4 Storm(or Beretta’s 92 variants). Also, a huge plus, the FNX’s safety is ALSO the decocker.

  • tamara1964

    a most thoughtful gift! everyone should have one (or something similar). and now….let the pissing and moaning and bedwetting liberal rants begin

  • twolaneflash

    Governor, it ain’t nuthin’ but a hammer without bullets. How many of those did you get?

    • Zane Henry

      My rule of thumb is 1000 rounds per firearm.

      Suck it, pearl clutchers! lol

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It’s a beaut! I still remember when Dad gave Mom her .22 Beretta one Christmas. Dad was always such a romantic.

    • MeanGranny

      My hubby got me a Browning M1922 for my birthday. We were at a gun show, and I thought it was a cool-looking gun. http://www.olarmyjoel.com/VirtualArmsRoom/browning1922.htm It’s a TC Subay, so it’s originally a Turkish army gun. Wonder how it wound up in the UP of MI! Fun to shoot!

      • FilleGitane

        Santa brought me a Kimber .22Lr Target 1911. My new favorite toy.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Does this mean she can save the citizens of South Carolina some money, by having fewer State Police officers bodyguarding her? Let the Gov be able to handle things herself, if conditions warrant? Love to see that! You go, gal!

  • WhoDat

    Gov. Haley, you have SC state police for protection. Why do you need a firearm? To look at?

    • MeanGranny

      So you can also protect yourself while you’re waiting for the police to get there!

      • Calcat36

        This moonbat would insist that Jesus get a permit before telling his flock to buy swords. Confused liberal troll.

      • Jedd McHead

        When seconds count the police are minutes away. Unless you live IN a police station you can’t count on the police saving your life or loved ones.

        Libs, on the other hand, live in a dreamland of ideals and can’t be bothered with reality.

    • Texas

      Coyotes? Do they have those in the Carolinas?

      • Todd Hill

        Yes, they do. I had one loping through my back yard about a month ago. It bolted when it saw me.

    • schveiguy

      Maybe to shoot? Shooting is fun, just so you know.

    • $29561723

      You can also fire it at paper targets at a gun range, which is highly enjoyable. Or keep it in your nightstand in case a “rehabilitated” trespasser decides to creep in your abode at night. Unless that nightstand is the size of a bank vault, you’re not fitting a state trooper in that thing.

      • WhoDat

        I’m speaking about Gov, Haley. She has SC state police to protect her, so needing a personal firearm is pretty pointless.

        • Clete Torres

          Just like your post.

          Second Amendment. Covers sitting Governors as well.

          • Marvin Nelson

            You may as well give up, Clete. This idiot does not understand a logical argument, so you are just wasting your time.

          • WhoDat

            Obviously, it does cover governors.

            If the current president had posted this, would you still be saying it covered him?

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Tiring, just tiring to think or is it?

          • SpaceRacer423

            you mean like this photo?
            I guess this is just incase the secret service is too distracted by hookers to do their jobs.

          • Calcat36

            Feinstein has armed protection as well, and she still carries.

          • $51188365

            If Obama wished to carry a firearm he is completely within his rights to do so.

          • Happy Dragon

            it would be the one truly American thing he’s ever done.

          • Clete Torres

            The Second Amendment covers all US citizens. Felons are prohibited from Firearms ownership by statute.

            Not the answer you were expecting, I’m certain.

          • Infinite_Indeterminism

            Basically.

            However, I’ve been thinking about something in that context: Given how it is formulated, could a case be made for the interpretation that the Second Amendment is valid for all legal residents of the country, whether citizens or not ?

          • Clete Torres

            LEGAL residents, possibly yes. But it’s dead-certain that the 2A covers US citizens. Probably a good question for a Constitutional scholar or attorney (NOT 0bama, for damn sure).

          • Corey Dennison

            If the current president had posted this, would you still be saying it covered him?

            Why wouldn’t we? And actually, if he had, it would probably ease a lot of fears about him being the most anti-gun President of recent memory.

            But, he wouldn’t because a) he’s anti-gun and b) he’s a wuss.

        • JonSXSW

          Again, where do you get the idea that in order to own a gun you must have a “need”?

          • WhoDat

            Why else would you have something unless you feel you need it?

          • Richard Wallace

            So EVERYTHING you own is something you need? Must have a miserable life…

          • Calcat36

            Driving is a privilege, not a need, or a right! Bet the toad has a license and a vehicle!

            Ted Kennedy did not NEED that Oldsmobile 88 to kill Mary Joe, did he?

          • Not The Penguin

            It’s her right…plus it was a gift. You don’t “need” one? Then don’t own one. Your choice.

          • Infinite_Indeterminism

            Are you trying to tell us that you’re Mr MoneyMustache ?

            Because frankly I wouldn’t believe that – he may be eccentric, but he ain’t stupid.

          • JonSXSW

            Since when do you have the need something to want it? Do you need a t.v.? Do you need an mp3 player? Do you need haircuts? No. Sometimes wanting is all the need you need.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Does he need the internet?
            Does he need the pad that he keys upon?
            Very doubtful Jon, he will reply. When we get on he runs…

          • Catchance

            Oh, for heaven’s sake. I keep a shotgun in case of a home invasion. I really hope it never happens, but I keep it in case. Same goes for fire insurance.

          • SpaceRacer423

            do you NEED a new car?
            Isnt a $1500, 1996 Honda Accord going to get you where you need to go?
            Should people begrudge you for having something better than a 1996 Honda Accord?

          • Calcat36

            GOD has established firearms ownership as an unalienable right in the Constitution. Magic underwear? Not a right. Don’t they teach you mormoonbats this stuff?

            Where is it written that you need to post? Or to breathe? Or to eat? Therein is the difference. It is the Bill of RIGHTS, not NEEDS, stupid. Your pubic screwel edumication/indoctrination is showing again.

            Did not Joseph Smith shoot his way out of a prison cell? Did he really NEED that weapon, or did he WANT it to avoid rightful judgment for being a con artist?

          • Calcat36

            Read it and weep, mormoonbat cultist creep!
            http://questioningmormonism.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/208/

          • opus6

            Precisely. It’s the Bill of Rights, not the bill of “needs”.

        • NRPax

          Last time I checked, the right to keep and bear arms wasn’t null and void when you had police protection. Perhaps you are reading a different text?

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Otay, NRPax you started it,

            The Null and Void…(Depicted in his signature)

        • Richard Wallace

          2nd Amendment is the “Bill of Rights” not the Bill of needs!

        • $51188365

          She has the right to bear arms without regard to need. She does not have to justify her ownership, use or possession of a firearm, especially to numbskulls like you.

        • Johnny Right

          How about you liberal nutters start worrying about yourselves instead of determining what everyone else needs or doesn’t need.

          • Calcat36

            Remember when the EBT cards had no limit not so long ago? Whodat was in line with a dozen carts full, until the crackdown came. Then he tried to spark a violent protest, until men with guns showed up and silenced the anti-gun nut job.

        • Corey Dennison

          Irrelevant. Try again, with a different point.

    • Frank Fulcher

      You just have no limits to your trolling do you WhoDat? Why don’t you go back to your own kind, you know the slithery ssssneaks?

    • Clete Torres

      Why do you care? I know it gets your panties in a wad, but there is something called the Second Amendment. Might want to look into it.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      It’s really none of your concern, is it?

    • Zach Brewer

      Because she can. That’s why.

    • JonSXSW

      Need? Since when does someone have to show a need to exercise a Constitutionally recognized right?

      • WhoDat

        It’s a constitutionally protected right that I need a license to exercise.

        • Kabong30

          That’s actually a fairly good point, although the answer isn’t what you think it is. There should not be a license for carry. It violates the constitution, but enough people accept it that it becomes law. You do understand rights in this country, don’t you? That the constitution doesn’t “grant” rights it recognizes rights that already exist? Go read it.

        • JonSXSW

          What is your point? Constitutionally you should not need a license.

        • SpaceRacer423

          You need a license to OWN a gun?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Really? That’s odd, because I bought *dozens* of guns before ever getting my CHL.

          Maybe should do a bit more research on the issue before ‘shooting off’ your mouth.

    • Kabong30

      Gov. Perry had to shoot a coyote a few years ago here in TX. Stuff happens, if she feels like a firearm makes her more prepared who are you to question it? Better to have a gun and never need it than to need it and not have it.

      • Richard Wallace

        Dead center Bulls-eye on that one!

    • Marvin Nelson

      Hey libtard moron, police carry firearms to protect themselves, not us. Yours is a typical proggie remark. Don’t come to us when the bottom falls out and you need protection. My guns and ammo are to protect MY family, not anyone else’s. You can go to the police and see what kind of “protection” you get.

    • JR48

      Know anything about her background? Does she target shoot for fun? is it a hobby in her family? Does she have security concerns? Perhaps she just likes it.

      You don’t know who she was before becoming the governor of SC and she won’t be the governor forever.

      There are more reasons to exercise one’s second amendment rights as there are people in the country.

    • ceemack

      Some people engage in something called “fun”. Contrary to the notions of some people, it’s neither illegal nor immoral.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Hey, from the ranks of reality, let us say that the police are there after the fact. This not to disparage them, they do their best (thank you very kindly). To not be armed and able to defend yourself is to not be using your noggin.

      Do you live in a mind set “that it won’t happen to you”? We don’t know about you, material things, no matter how “nice”, they don’t matter. We will protect our family without hesitation!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

      Maybe Nikki, like many Americans, doesn’t want to have to depend on someone else for her personal safety.

    • alanstorm

      Why don’t you ask Indira Ghandi about that?

    • Scott

      Target practice for idiot liberals that think they can take away our 2nd Amendment rights!! Keep up the good work in SC Haley!!

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Why do you think she has to “need” one to justify the purchase?

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well gee, this is only the 48364575869546748 th time you’ve asked some variation of the same stupid question;
      Personal protection cause when seconds count the police are usually minutes away.
      Sport. Competitive shooting is a rewarding and fun way of networking.
      Hunting. Because the meat at the market doesn’t magically appear.
      And lastly, because she can.
      Who the heck are you to decide what she does or doesn’t need?

      • Calcat36

        MOST IMPORTANTLY…. Shall not be infringed.

    • Mekadave

      LOL, of course, how *DARE* she own a firearm! Maybe she just feels like going to a gun range sometime? Maybe she just likes exercising her 2A right? Who cares?
      Santa sure didn’t bring you better trolling abilities for Christmas!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      A Family of friends of mine got Rugers for Christmas…A nice Rifle (with Scope) for dad, A purse pistol for mom, and a smaller rifle for their son….God, I’m so jealous…. Just to have those nice guns, which they might need, as an alternative to a 10-minute 9-1-1 response. Jawamax 8<{D}

    • lainer51

      I guess she could jump on her bike, put on her Mom jeans and pink helmet and pedal off into the sunset…oh wait, I am mixing her up with someone else…

    • Guest

      For predators to look at. :)

    • Red Fred

      For threatening predators to look at. :)

    • Corey Dennison

      You make an utterly irrelevant argument. Whether or not she has police protection does not preclude the practice of her 2nd Amendment rights.

      Try again.

  • rambler

    I want one of those!

  • Zach Brewer

    I asked for ammo for Christmas. The family was like “ehh” … Then I said, “whoever gets me ammo gets to go to the range with me” … I got plenty of ammo. :)

    • GadsdenJazz

      What a GREAT fam. You better make sure they have loads (and reloads) of fun!

    • ozconservative

      Gun laws here in Australia are IMHO overly strict, however we can still go to the range for a bit of fun

      http://www.lrsc.net.au/

  • Ghenghis Greg

    I live in SC, that’s a great message, if the governor carries and owns a pistol and is proud of it, it sends a message to all the little dictators in towns and Sheriff’s department that this governor supports the right to own and carry a pistol. Glad I voted for you Nikki, you are doing a great job.

    • http://twitter.com/ignorancecosts Bexcee

      Why not? Eleanor Roosevelt packed heat. As did her hubby.

  • Mecha75

    It is one of the most underrated handguns on the market. I love it. Only had one failure to eject that came on a tail end of a 500 round shoot soon after I got mine. Most likely due to limp wristed fatigue on my part then on the gun as I have sent over 1000 more rounds downrange without ever seeing it again. I also keep my shoot to 200 or less rounds these days.

  • The Masked Avatar

    I traded my PX4 Subcompact in for a Glock 26. Nice pistol but I wanted something thinner for CCW.

  • JBE

    The gun worshiping circle jerks freak out in 3…

  • mfrazee29

    I have the full size model of that gun-shoots straight and is super dependable and I am even a bigger fan of the good Governor. Here in Colorado we have a limp noodle Democrat who signed every gun control bill the Dems put on his desk but at least it cost a couple of them their jobs. We’re going to see to it that it costs our present Gov. his job also.

  • $59154503

    Be prepared: Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse
    A top financial advisor, worried that Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.

    David John Marotta, a Wall Street expert and financial advisor and Forbes contributor, said in a note to investors, “Firearms are the last item on the list, but they are on the list. There are some terrible people in this world. And you are safer when your trusted neighbors have firearms.”

    His memo is part of a series addressing the potential for a “financial apocalypse.” His view, however, is that the problems plaguing the country won’t result in armageddon. “There is the possibility of a precipitous decline, although a long and drawn out malaise is much more likely,” said the Charlottesville, Va.-based president of Marotta Wealth Management.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/be-prepared-wall-street-advisor-recommends-guns-ammo-for-protection-in-collapse/article/2541205

    • Fungi2bewith

      Let more speak the truth. One such person will encourage another.

    • liberalssuck

      You folks are behind the times, you need a get home bag, bug out bag, and just plain SHTF bag!!

      • Calcat36

        Been stockpiling defense for quite a while. When the feds come knocking, take G Gordon Liddy’s advice. It is found on his wiki page at the bottom.

        Only liberals consider firearms as a last resort, until they are being attacked PRAYING for someone with a weapon to save them! They will be the first to die.

        • liberalssuck

          yup why we have seeds and a stockpile for if and when shtf time :)!

  • Richard Nightwood

    Be careful, those revolver machine guns have been known to jump up and spray barrel shrouds in every direction, usually resulting in the deaths of minority children who were destined to be world-class surgeons or human rights activists.

    • Calcat36

      Usually fired by minority children over sneakers, getting dissed, or just plain old bored…

      • liberalssuck

        Or libtards in gun free zones!!

  • Rdgl1800 .

    I just hope Santa didn’t say on the form 4473 that it was for him, and than gave it to you. Or uncle ATF, and uncle (butt head) Obama will be coming for you

  • ember

    oh…I’m jealous!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Next for Nikki Haley:A Walter PPK, like James Bond’s…. Jawamax 8<{D}

      • liberalssuck

        Great concealed piece and if you truly get the Carl Walter version awesome firearm!! I do not have any experience with the newer models so I am unable to comment!!

  • David Mackey

    1970 Dan Wesson 44 Magnum with interchangeable barrels

  • Off A Cough

    Nikki Haley has a firearm for protection. Andrew Cuomo has taxpayers for protection (in the form of police, armed guards, etc.)

    But they do have two things in common: both are governors, and neither is a man.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      BAM!! ZING!! POW!! BUBBLE GUM CIGAR WINNER!! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Calcat36

        Should Nikki ever meet the VP, she will be justified in carrying that weapon when he goes for the breasts…

    • liberalssuck

      Actually she maybe more man then Cuomo!!

  • gary4205

    Numerous death threats from loving caring tolerant democrats. These creatures should be rounded up and physically removed from our country.

    • liberalssuck

      I so agree we do not need gun control but libtard control, be a lot less school shootings!!

      • gary4205

        Every single shooting is by some viscous liberal loon! Many have been Obama supporters!

        Libtard control, I LOVE it!

  • Michael Curley

    Thought she got the grenade launcher she was in the picture with at the top of the article. That would have been epic.

    • Calcat36

      Mark 19 .40MM reigner of death and destruction! Must need another license to own that, or the barrel is welded.

      • AZWarrior

        Would look good by my front door. :-)

        • Calcat36

          If I could… I would proudly send one. I only ha the opportunity to blow crap up with one.

          • AZWarrior

            I hear that! Still, she is a sweet piece of steel. :-)

  • dikfor

    That is a weird looking Glock.

    • liberalssuck

      Roflmao!!

  • American-By-Choice

    That is a nice piece of gear. Congrats to the VERY GOOD GIRL!

  • AZWarrior

    Excellent design and top notch quality. Good choice for a carry weapon. Congratulations Governor.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Actually, I was hoping it was the gun on the “Home” page…If the Lib Whine-o’s saw that, they would probably die on the spot without a shot being fired, And (as usual) blame gun violence on their death… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • liberalssuck

      It looked like a Mark 19 and I wouldn’t mind one. We only had the M79 and new 203’s for us when I was in :(! not even the at4 but the m72,lol. We sucked, for neat toys!!!

      • Casca

        LAWs sucked but 2.75 FFARs were a lot of fun !

        • liberalssuck

          Ok, yea I got to watch several live fire with Cobra’s mod S and man was that fun. I agree the 2.75 were awesome. I heard back in the day flacette rounds were nasty too :)!

  • voodoolife

    Keep rocking Nikki!!!

  • floridavet

    Nikki Haley packin’ heat…love it! Gonna start calling her “Nikki Heat!”

    I know there are libs everywhere pukin’ and fainting…let the fun begin!

    • Casca

      Lib’s rectal sphincters are spasming as we speak !

  • El_Guapo_01

    Probably looking to get Beretta to relocate to her state. Can’t say that I blame her.

  • Fungi2bewith

    But…but…but what does Anthony Weiner think of it?

    • liberalssuck

      He probably pissed himself then contacted his people to try and write another gun law, roflmao!!

  • Ed McDowell

    Nothing says S-E-X like an attractive woman with a gun on her hip say like Emily Proctor for example…. Is 71 too old for such thoughts?

    • liberalssuck

      Nope I love when my wife carries :P! we are in our late 40’s!!

  • liberalssuck

    That is awesome. I gave my wife a SR22 , I broke the p22, and that made her whole day, as well as night sights for her Glock 19. She does like tac cool items :).

  • HARP2

    Just think…Hillary only got a new pantsuit.

  • lainer51

    Gov. Haley is awesome, as is Trey Gowdy. S.C. has it all going on. Hope to live there someday.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Hmmmm, I do not know if I have any weapons besides my pen, I think they all fell into the river……..or I bought them before they required government monitoring……or something.

  • ozconservative

    Speaking of anti-gun libs, click on the link to see Piers Morgan get hurt.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emRpaczdt4I

  • ozconservative

    What I want to know from the gun-grabbers is why they think it’s morally superior for a woman to be raped and murdered in her own home than to defend herself with a firearm.

    • mzk1_1

      Do you actually think they care about women? (I know, rhetorical.)

  • joshua

    wish it had a picture of Trayvon engraved on it for rememberance.

  • joshua

    if southern plantation owners merely owned such wonderful weapons, maybe the slaves would have learned to work better.

  • AD_Rtr_OS

    Do ;you think she knows anyone in government that can expedite a Concealed Carry Permit for her (Heh).

    • $25753324

      She already has one.

  • http://www.il-ccw.com/ Paladin

    In a related story the BATFE has issued a warrant for the arrest of Santa Claus for failing to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm.

    • liberalssuck

      Roflmao!

  • $3838536

    Nifty Nikki Haley is hot & happening.