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by Gregory Merlon
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the Dimension Bolt-Action Platform Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: Thoughts on the Dimension Bolt-Action Platform Rifle

Looks like a solid platform, but that modularity is somewhat limited. There are actually 4 types of receivers in the Dimension itself: A) 204 Ruger, 223 Rem (short bolt throw) B) 22-250 Rem*, 243 Win, 7mm-08 Rem, 308 Win (med bolt throw) C) 270 Win, 30-06 Sprg (long bolt throw - non-magnum) D) 7mm R...
by Gregory Merlon
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Re-establishing ammunition production
Replies: 45
Views: 2716

Re: Re-establishing ammunition production

Just the first step to becoming a warlord of your own domain I suppose :D. How I see it, whoever can establish and sustain ammo production would have the upper hand in local "politics". Wolfram, I think that's what he's getting at by you breaking the rules, though I personally took that as a bit mo...
by Gregory Merlon
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Stocking and organizing first gun locker
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

Re: Stocking and organizing first gun locker

Sounds like you have a pretty solid plan; I've been thinking of doing something similar, but with moving I haven't quite gotten to it yet. The only things I might consider adding (assuming you have the room in the safe and the items) is perhaps a multi-tool (just useful to have and to help disassemb...
by Gregory Merlon
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .30-06 vs Winchester .300 magnum
Replies: 73
Views: 4288

Re: .30-06 vs Winchester .300 magnum

What the others have said so far. 30-06 is more of a multi-purpose round compared to the 300 Winchester Magnum. By that, I mean that is kicks less (and is thus easier to master), has more weapon platforms, and a lot more different loads for different purposes than the 300 Winchester Magnum. The adva...
by Gregory Merlon
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: When you first move in...
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Re: When you first move in...

Sorry I haven't replied any sooner, moving into the house is now almost done (aside from putting a few pieces of furniture back together). We moved within a city itself, so thankfully I haven't had to learn a whole lot of new legal things, though it turns out that the trash and recycling pick-up day...
by Gregory Merlon
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: When you first move in...
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Re: When you first move in...

Thanks for all of your advice; it's exactly the type of stuff I'm looking for.
by Gregory Merlon
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: When you first move in...
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

When you first move in...

When you first move in to a new home, what are some of the things you do from a preparation standpoint? I just started moving into a new house and wanted to check with other preppers to make sure I'm not missing anything as I move in. I've changed the locks to the house, got the basic necessities se...
by Gregory Merlon
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Law tactical folding stock?
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Law tactical folding stock?

I appreciate the hands on information Doctorr Fabulous, that's always good to know.
by Gregory Merlon
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 5898

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

I've been watching this topic with interest because I'm looking for a gun I can conceal while I go out trail running, but I've got to jump in here. Doing a quick comparison via Ballistics by the Inch actually shows the 22 WMR fired out of a Sidewinder (upper 800s) having more muzzle energy than a .2...
by Gregory Merlon
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Law tactical folding stock?
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Law tactical folding stock?

But I have heard that accidentally shooting it could result in a disabled rifle until you swap a part out. If that is true, then this product is not for me. Anybody got an idea? https://www.lawtactical.com/Articles.asp?ID=254 That would appear to be the case. If you flip through the gallery on the ...
by Gregory Merlon
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Concealed carry guns for a smaller friend?
Replies: 39
Views: 2843

Re: Concealed carry guns for a smaller friend?

S&W Shield would go well with that criteria. Easily concealed, small, corrosion resistant, but 9mm with decent defensive loads available for it that open up out if short barrels. Seconded as a solid choice. It sounds like a job for a polymer gun using a recoil action (not blowback), but that really...
by Gregory Merlon
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: shared pistol and carbine ammunition
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: shared pistol and carbine ammunition

Take a look at this . Right after how they discuss barrel length, they get into defensive 9mm ammo. Overseas, this site is blocked. Does it suggest to you an answer? Let me post the relevant sections here (though you'll miss out on the graphics a bit): BARREL LENGTH plays a role in this as well. Wh...
by Gregory Merlon
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: shared pistol and carbine ammunition
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: shared pistol and carbine ammunition

Take a look at this. Right after how they discuss barrel length, they get into defensive 9mm ammo.
by Gregory Merlon
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Just Got a 10/22
Replies: 73
Views: 4510

Re: Just Got a 10/22

There's a lot of threads here at ZS about modifying 10/22s, though I think these threads are among the more detailed if you want to look at a variety of opinions: Ruger 10/22 Build Ruger 10/22 Essentials Ready for Ruger 10/22 First Rifle: Ruger 10/22 (Bought, Modded, Cherished I don't personally hav...
by Gregory Merlon
Mon May 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Quick Poll: Intermediary Weapon
Replies: 39
Views: 2354

Re: Quick Poll: Intermediary Weapon

Sort of. You may not be comparing like bullet types and rounds. I think Wolf Gold is selling for $18.29 a box and .308 is selling for $20.49 a box. When you can find either one. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1679449268/wolf-gold-ammunition-65-grendel-123-grain-soft-point http://www.midwayusa.com...
by Gregory Merlon
Mon May 26, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Quick Poll: Intermediary Weapon
Replies: 39
Views: 2354

Re: Quick Poll: Intermediary Weapon

A 6.5G can do everything a .308 can do, while also doing everything a 5.56 can do. Well no. However, it can do a lot more than the 5.56 and certain rounds add that .308ish range making the .308 mostly redundant. Don't me wrong, 6.5G is a great round, but it's also twice as expensive as 308 and seve...
by Gregory Merlon
Mon May 26, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Israeli Hi Power
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: Israeli Hi Power

Congratulations. If you need any help with the magazine disconnector, don't hesitate to let us know. I know several of us have done that to improve the trigger pull. If definitely helped when I took it out of my Argentine Hi-power.
by Gregory Merlon
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Colorado
Replies: 30
Views: 4036

Re: Flooding in Colorado

I wasn't sure to start a new thread, but I stumbled across this when reading the news about the Colorado floods: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fal ... ed-by-fema" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The comments are actually worth a read too.
by Gregory Merlon
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First Pistol Purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 6797

Re: First Pistol Purchase

Hmm, looking at the EAA Witness, I don't think any savings would be appreciable over just buying a .22 and a pistol of my choice rather than futsing with a conversion kit. Will just have to wait for a decent sale on a .22 it seems... A quick online search turned up several used, 1911 typed .22LR (h...
by Gregory Merlon
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle
Replies: 106
Views: 10907

Re: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle

In this case, between the .22 rifle and the .22 pistol, I'd probably go with a good scoped .22 target pistol (like a Ruger Mk II or a Browning Buckmark, etc). Another long gun on foot would be kind of bulky and unwieldy to me if I didn't have to carry it. But depending on the social circumstances at...
by Gregory Merlon
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle
Replies: 106
Views: 10907

Re: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle

Depends on your situation, I think. How many people are bugging out with to help carry that load, and are you going by foot, or vehicle? Five guns plus accompanying ammunition would be pretty rough for one person to lug around, let alone other survival supplies. But if you have the means of easily t...
by Gregory Merlon
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Recommendations for Battery/Prioritization
Replies: 26
Views: 4540

Re: Recommendations for Battery/Prioritization

I should have clarified the S&W 5900 series a bit more. Wikipedia lists most of the 5900 series in that article. They're not new or common enough that a range will likely have them, but something else to consider. Tell us how the range time goes.
by Gregory Merlon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Slight variation: What AR pistol grip are you running and wh
Replies: 30
Views: 2681

Re: Slight variation: What AR pistol grip are you running an

I've stock with the basic A2 grip because it fits my hands fairly well, and it was very cheap. It's pretty tempting to get a basic MagPul MOE grip, but I can't really justify buying it for myself when what I've got already works for me.
by Gregory Merlon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My new VZ58, She's not perfect, but we'll get there!
Replies: 41
Views: 9306

Re: My new VZ58, She's not perfect, but we'll get there!

What SpanningTree said.

It's almost as if your rifle could use something like the M4 feedramps found on AR15s, but something like that isn't likely for a VZ58 I suppose.

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