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by throwback
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Federal Nickel plated cases problems
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Huh. I have seen stuff similar that before, usually in .45, but I don't think I have ever seen it as noticeable as it is there. I don't think I would even hazard a guess as to what is causing the case to collapse like that. You can always try calling the Federal Customer Service and see if they can ...
by throwback
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Federal Nickel plated cases problems
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Yeah, I carried Hydrashock that wasn't rotated out for months at a time in the last job, and never had any issues like what you are describing. My home carry piece/magazines are always HST, and don't go past a month without being fired, but I have never encountered it there, either. G19 for me. What...
by throwback
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"
Replies: 16
Views: 3157

Re: Treatment for "sucking chest wound"

'll put out a summarized form of what I teach my guys. This is very much a layman's understanding, but it is what I need them to “get” if they are treating me, or need to treat each other in my absence. This would be easier if my access to You Tube wasn't blocked.... The first thing to understand ab...
by throwback
Wed May 14, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: any info on this ammo brand?
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: any info on this ammo brand?

Frangible rounds, "Hi speed/low mass" 9mm and other such rounds are less than idea for self defense. Handgun rounds in particular don't generate enough speed to make up for the loss of mass in penetrating deep enough, or giving good expansion. Dynamic Research and DRT are the same round. The full na...
by throwback
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: "Uh, we'll just hide here until the cops say it's safe..."
Replies: 40
Views: 5680

Re: "Uh, we'll just hide here until the cops say it's safe..

The article mentions the Boston Bombing being successful with the EMTs rushing in before the area was secured, however how many terrorist bomb attacks overseas took out entire waves of first responders with a second bomb. I get the whole concept of the quicker you work on someone the higher the sur...
by throwback
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)
Replies: 22
Views: 3903

Re: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)

From one of my threads years ago, with the best data I knew at the time. I still would follow it if I encountered the issue. So- first step after a bite, is making sure Cujo is no longer a threat. Goes without saying, but still worth noting if the animal ran off after a bite and could return. Next, ...
by throwback
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: GEN III NV for under 1500
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: GEN III NV for under 1500

I figured I would post an update on this one, since on my last leave cycle I had the chance to try these out a couple of nights and do side by sides with a decent set of PVS-14's The tubes are mid 90's builds, so they aren't quite up to modern resolution standards, but they are bright enough and cle...
by throwback
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: thermal rifle scope
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: thermal rifle scope

It looks flashy, but it lacks many details about the performance, other than to say it has a 9 degree FOV and a 60hz refresh. If you can afford this unit, I would look at the newest offerings from FLIR as regards thermal rifle scopes. And if you are after just detection, there are even slightly less...
by throwback
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Private security during SHTF scenarios
Replies: 27
Views: 3649

Re: Private security during SHTF scenarios

I've been doing the overseas PMC thing for the last three years, and I think JJW basically states the case for individuals accurately. That being said, more than a few of my co-workers over here worked contracts in NOLA post-Katrina. If there is some chance order will one day be restored, and you ha...
by throwback
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: GEN III NV for under 1500
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

GEN III NV for under 1500

Well, I know it SOUNDS like a spam bot got loose. But it's too good a deal for me not to report it to others in ZS who might be interested. I also posted this to the BOG section. A deal on Optics planet right now on Gen III Night vision. Downsides: No IR Floodlight, and no ability to use the unit ha...
by throwback
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6637
Views: 1084197

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

A deal on Optics planet right now on Gen III Night vision. Downsides: No IR Floodlight, and no ability to use the unit hands free. Upside: with the current promo code of BLKFR60, it's a usable, GEN III handheld NVG coming in at a bit under $1500, shipped. For anyone who has ever wanted to play with ...
by throwback
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Considering no secondary: why shouldn't I?
Replies: 202
Views: 17649

Re: Considering no secondary: why shouldn't I?

To each their own, but for me it comes down to a simple equation. If I'm bugging out by vehicle, I will take lots of hardware. If I am moving on foot, and have a choice, I'm going Lightweight AR only, and three spare mags. There are many things I need to carry on my back, and all that weight adds up...
by throwback
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: OTC Drugs: Secondary and Synergistic Uses
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: OTC Drugs: Secondary and Synergistic Uses

GunsUp wrote: Aspirin for Heart Attacks 325 mg of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) should be chewed and swallowed immediately after experiencing heart attack symptoms (after calling 911). This greatly decreases the chance of permanent heart injury. While you might think your heart is fine, your blood...
by throwback
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Making my mags drop free
Replies: 21
Views: 2236

Re: Making my mags drop free

Big B wrote: zoiders wrote: I know the movies tell you otherwise but a tactical mag change in fact involves retaining the magazine and not dropping it on the floor. Are you talking about a "tactical reload", where you remove a mag that still has some rounds in it and replace it with a full mag, or ...
by throwback
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Nighthawk in collaboration with TOPS
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: The Nighthawk in collaboration with TOPS

I am not crazy about the holes, but they do lighten the blade a bit, which makes the knife faster.
by throwback
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Best Night Vision sollution for a long range Rifle???
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Best Night Vision sollution for a long range Rifle???

I have never used a night vision rifle scope. I have used the PVS-14 with PEQ-2 pretty regularly, and am a big fan. An old friend of mine from the Army ended up as a sniper for the local PD tactical unit, and in that role, he has found a front mounted gen 2 to be quite adequate. This is not to say h...
by throwback
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you had it all to do over again
Replies: 54
Views: 4054

Re: If you had it all to do over again

If I was starting from scratch, I would have less .22 sidearms, more military caliber semi-autos and less bolts. The ARs would be from BCM, rather than the mixed stable I have accumulated. The ammo stocks for my one-offs would be a bit deeper, with more consistency in brand, type and lot number. The...
by throwback
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proposal for a ZS First Aid "Journal Club".
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: Proposal for a ZS First Aid "Journal Club".

I rather like the idea. I was thinking about doing it a few years back. The problems I saw were: 1. Who honestly has time to do regular journal articles? 2. We don't really know who/what everyone else on the forum are/is. We have the basic data they enter on the forum, but you are a sheep with a tin...
by throwback
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: nasopharyngeal airway, chest seal, celox applicator
Replies: 28
Views: 2416

Re: nasopharyngeal airway, chest seal, celox applicator

Okay well being with fire and EMS... Straight up, if you can't use it, don't carry it. If you aren't trained to use something then you should never really have it in your bag. In this world we live in, as bad as it sounds, people will sue you over anything. A civilian having those things is just as...
by throwback
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Needle Decompression Kit
Replies: 48
Views: 8197

Re: Needle Decompression Kit

Exsanguination from extremity bleed. Basically, blood loss from arm or leg trauma. It's why the TQ has become so popular in battlefield medicine as of late.
by throwback
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT tourniquets great deal in NC
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: CAT tourniquets great deal in NC

At that price, that close to Bragg, I would be extremely interested in knowing where they came from. Some one just DXed a truckload of new in wrapper CATs? That sounds kind of fishy, unless they all just went past their use by dates. ETA: If I could confirm that they were legally acquired, at that p...
by throwback
Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New TQ based on Zip Ties
Replies: 20
Views: 3513

Re: New TQ based on Zip Ties

I understand trying to save the knee, and as much other tissue as possible. I also understand that if I have any concerns about the TQ staying in place, I will go higher. Life over limb. ETA: I'm not trying to start a fight, or disregard your experience. If you have 79 successful interventions with ...
by throwback
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New TQ based on Zip Ties
Replies: 20
Views: 3513

Re: New TQ based on Zip Ties

Won't work. You put this on a bloody shredded tib fib, you are cinching it down and it slips down as the leg is smaller and nearly amputated. It slips down in tot the shredded tissue. You slide it off and then what? Try to get it to release and then lost confidence to do it again? Cut it off and gr...
by throwback
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Buttstock Mag Pouches, Fobbits, and Israeli Ass
Replies: 68
Views: 7492

Re: Buttstock mag pouches: what's the point?

TacAir wrote: Today - I suppose in most places inside the wire loaded weapons are no pro blamus. So, magazine on stock, better than using it as a club... YMMV. I think that's it in a nutshell. When you get reamed for keeping a magazine in the rifle, but would also get reamed for not having a magazi...

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