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by Gatorfarmer
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term firearm storage
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Long term firearm storage

I've had guns in storage units for long periods of time. Non climate controlled storage (climate controlled on a large scale is expensive for any storage space bigger than for - say - a few fur coats) is not conductive to keeping ammunition in good condition if you have extremes of temperature. Two ...
by Gatorfarmer
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Home Sweet Home (10-15 update, see also "Fred Died Here")
Replies: 96
Views: 11196

Re: Home Sweet Home (10-15 update, see also "Fred Died Here")

It's free, thus you get what you pay for... Of course if someone wanted a complete story, there is of course the complete novel "Graunch Solution", set in the same world, that anyone can buy via Lulu.com... I never vanished btw, as I continued to post in Firearms and the Bug Out Gear section until a...
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Death threats by phone.
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

Re: Death threats by phone.

I used to get threatened with some regularity, being a slum lord by trade. It could be quite amusing. While I was in the habit of carrying a gun (well several actually) and wearing body armor anyway, I rarely paid particular attention to any one threat. In general, most people are full of shit. A fe...
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Militia Equipment List (PM 8--94)
Replies: 63
Views: 8089

Re: Militia Equipment List (PM 8--94)

Guess that he was expecting tear gas, since they list a gas mask but not NBC gear, and no mention is made of extra filters, atropine, or decontamination gear....

Apparently predates modern armor and first aid gear as well.
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Advice on Flashlight for defence.
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Re: Advice on Flashlight for defence.

Clubbing is a rather specialized endeavor, as are most types of fights that get physical. If I were to want to club someone, I'd rather have a dedicated club rather than a makeshift one - baseball bat, piece of pipe, actual flanged mace, big old hammer, etc. That said, Maglites can do a lot of damag...
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Code in all you Bonds, Bournes, and Bauers
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: Code in all you Bonds, Bournes, and Bauers

Not too many years back, weapons training in the CIA consisted of firing a few rounds, basically for familiarization, through a Chief's Special on the range. Rather like USAF OTS where they had you spend a couple hours shooting an M9 (not pass/fail) just so you could say that you'd used a gun. You g...
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357sig Love it or hate it?
Replies: 29
Views: 1465

Re: .357sig Love it or hate it?

Ammo isn't that expensive. Premium carry loads are no more expensive than other calibers, only the generic practice ammo costs more. Even this isn't horrible, since the "practice" UMC loading costs only a few dollars more than WWB FMJ yet can be had with a workable JHP. Any gunshop that doesn't suck...
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Got some really BAD ammo, but it was worth it.
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Got some really BAD ammo, but it was worth it.

You can use the pulled powder as fertilizer, just dump it on the lawns. Seriously. After East Germany was no more, the unified Germans had a pile of 7.62x39mm ammo to get rid of. The casings and bullets were recycled, the powder was turned into fertilizer.
by Gatorfarmer
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: M-14 or PTR-91
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: M-14 or PTR-91

What's it for and what do you already have? I don't know about the boutiqe maker M1A/semi auto M14 clones. Springfield Armory started to run out of USGI surplus parts for some assemblies a while back. This forced them to use various vendors, and may lead to some issues. The M1A is also going to be a...
by Gatorfarmer
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: compact and sub compact gun of choice
Replies: 28
Views: 6728

Re: compact and sub compact gun of choice

For smaller than a G26/27 (which work in some pockets, but not others), I'd probably go with a J frame. I don't really like the hammerless ones, though most people do. I like the 637 with the hammer bobbed but the single action notch still in place or the shrouded 638. Sometimes when a revolver lock...
by Gatorfarmer
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Steel body armor
Replies: 36
Views: 3904

Re: Steel body armor

The part I hate about steel plates is the bullet splatter when struck. A large-caliber hit may not penetrate the plate, but I've seen the spall cut through target stands at the range. STEEL target stands. If you really have to keep it cheap, steel will work, but you should be aware of the risks inv...
by Gatorfarmer
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Survival Firearm Battery Roll Call
Replies: 460
Views: 44602

Re: Survival Firearm Battery Roll Call

Handgun: The pairing of a G34 and a G26. Shrug. I always carry a BUG. Defensive rifle: I suppose my Colt/CMMG hybrid M4 clone that's Colt parts on a CMMG lower. Shotgun: Don't care, any of them that I have are fine. Let's say one of Mossberg 500s as a place holder Hunting rifle: Needs to split. One ...
by Gatorfarmer
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Don't go to Romania
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Don't go to Romania

Romania isn't that bad of a place. My family comes from there 100 years or so back, and some cousins only left more recently. It's poor, but so is a lot of Eastern Europe. While the medical system isn't First World quality, such morgue mistakes do happen from time to time even in the U.S. and other ...
by Gatorfarmer
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: 5.7 and 45 acp
Replies: 78
Views: 4539

Re: 5.7 and 45 acp

FWIW threat levels have recently been revamped and the NIJ standards changed. The changes now mandate more testing and the velocity threshold went up something like 100-150fps across the board. The stated reasoning was the current high velocity offerings such as the .357 Sig and FN 5.7. Elite ammuni...
by Gatorfarmer
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: stockpiles: Defensive vs hunting
Replies: 38
Views: 1302

Re: stockpiles: Defensive vs hunting

One of the guys who survived the Hayfield Fight (google it if you need to) went into it with a Henry repeating rifle (the AR/AK of its day) and 1000 rounds of ammunition. He'd been an officer in the Union Army so maybe he was a bit paranoid. Paranoia did him well, since he reportedly expended around...
by Gatorfarmer
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Help with logistics- G30 vs G19
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Help with logistics- G30 vs G19

The G19 doesn't make much sense in California. Unless you have LE mags, you're stuck with a gun that becomes outsized for the 10rds that it'll carry. Might was well drop down to the G26, save that carry isn't usually an option. If you have a G21, presumably also gimped to 10 rounds, I'm not sure why...
by Gatorfarmer
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Old gun value if fired?
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Old gun value if fired?

Due to the age of the Springfield, it isn't considered a firearm under the Gun Control Act of 1968. That means that you can list it on Gunbroker, Auction Arms, what not and sell/ship it directly to residents of most states. That'll net you the best price on it I'd think.
by Gatorfarmer
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Someone school me on overpenetration myth/facts please.
Replies: 53
Views: 1951

Re: Someone school me on overpenetration myth/facts please.

Since it wasn't harped on... Dispose of your "safety slugs", presumably Glasers. These don't tend to penetrate humans deeply enough to reach vital organs. Bigger problems that you're going to run into firing your chosen guns indoors is that, unless you've practiced it, the muzzle blast is going to b...
by Gatorfarmer
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: New gun for a specific situation (Bersa .380)
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: New gun for a specific situation (Bersa .380)

Can she still pull back the slide on auto without problems? The most recoil free of the .380s will be something like a Beretta Model 84. These are relatively large guns for a .380, but still not exactly huge and onerous to carry. They are locked breach autos and not blowbacks, hence the recoil prope...
by Gatorfarmer
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Winchester Defender?
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Winchester Defender?

Overpriced by the sounds of it. It won't be as supported by accessories, and as with any used gun, you don't know where it has been. I had a 1300 Defender years ago around the time I graduated high school. It seemed as though it heated up much faster than Mossbergs and Remingtons, and the action is ...
by Gatorfarmer
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USMC Combat Load
Replies: 49
Views: 5304

Re: USMC Combat Load

What color are your rifle plates? If they are the old black SAPI plates, God must hate you. All deployed units are supposed to have ESAPIs (green) with some people getting XSAPIs, though most of those were in storage last I knew. Curious since you called them SAPI plates.
by Gatorfarmer
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anti-Zed ammo stockpile
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Anti-Zed ammo stockpile

You don't need to download your mags, particularly P mags. Just store the P mags with the cover on. The 55gr and 62gr ammunition will hit to similar points at close ranges, but your 77 grain might be more of a problem. Pick a general purpose load and stick with it. I peaked at 100 or so AR mags, tra...
by Gatorfarmer
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Themed Weapons questions?
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: Themed Weapons questions?

They exist. Duracoat is your friend for such products. The "Hello Kitty" people were reportedly upset about the "Hello Kitty" AR and considered legal action. I'm not sure if anything came of it. I don't particular care for the idea. Since guns actually are dangerous, it makes about as much sense as ...
by Gatorfarmer
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: making your BOV bullet resistant?
Replies: 26
Views: 2385

Re: making your BOV bullet resistant?

If you don't want to fuck around, then have it actually armored. There are many companies that do this, but it isn't cheap. It'll still look the same as when you started. Businessmen, drug lords, foreign despots... there is quite the market. If you're poor, install steel level III rifle plates (chea...

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