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by ancient_serpent
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Donation knives and culinary knives
Replies: 3
Views: 1921

Re: Donation knives and culinary knives

Gorgeous work as always. Love seeing your work!
by ancient_serpent
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

Re: Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

I love the top one, it's very similar (although much, much nicer looking and probably tougher than) to the one I carry on my SWAT rig.
by ancient_serpent
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Beautiful work, that is a fine looking knife.
by ancient_serpent
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas
Replies: 21
Views: 2664

Re: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural a

We have rural bits of my city, this is what I carry on me and in my car: Person: Glock 34 with 3 spare magazine, a backup Walther PPKS .380 with a spare mag, Cold Steel extra large voyager, CAT tourniquet, micro IFAK, X2 Taser, pepper spray, Level IIA vest, mini-Stream light, Surefire G2 combat ligh...
by ancient_serpent
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Agency issued handguns?
Replies: 149
Views: 22682

Re: Agency issued handguns?

One trend that's worth noting, is the agencies that have been switching from .40, back to 9mm. With current available ammunition, there is very little performance difference between the two cartridges, (no matter what guys think from reading gun magazines). With the 9's higher capacity, lower recoi...
by ancient_serpent
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wildlife concerns in your AO.
Replies: 31
Views: 6674

Re: Wildlife concerns in your AO.

Dangerous, to be sure, but so beautiful. Plus, my little house cat thinks he is one of those.
by ancient_serpent
Wed May 25, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: question for all the guys in the military
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

Re: question for all the guys in the military

My platoon weapons included: M2 .50 cal machine guns, M240B machine-guns, MK19, M136AT4 launchers. My gunners had M249 SAWs, team leaders had an M4 or M4 with a M203 and lots carried the M9 pistol. Also had a few M14's, some with the EBR stock some with the classic wooden stock. Had some M67 fragmen...
by ancient_serpent
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Tomahawk, mid-tech knives, and oxtail chopper
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Tomahawk, mid-tech knives, and oxtail chopper

Great looking pieces, as always, amazing work.
by ancient_serpent
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closing down the shop.
Replies: 125
Views: 17140

Re: Closing down the shop.

All the best wishes to you and yours. I don't have the words, but wanted to say I hope I handle myself as well as you have when I face difficulty. You're in our thoughts.
by ancient_serpent
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6855
Views: 377815

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Checked water storage, picked up a set of multi-cam clothing and a pair of HWI Army combat gloves.
by ancient_serpent
Wed May 13, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 7860

Re: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?

I have two kits, one is my true GHB, the other is a 3 day pack with a simple plate carrier, three extra AR mags along with a few other things. So for me, a total of 4 mags.
In my state, TN, it is perfectly legal to carry firearms inside your vehicle, or to open carry (with a concealed carry license).
by ancient_serpent
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What does it take to find shooting gloves that FIT?!
Replies: 31
Views: 4107

Re: What does it take to find shooting gloves that FIT?!

I'll second PIG Alpha gloves. Those things fit better than any other glove I've worn and are great for dexterity.
by ancient_serpent
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Light tactical Bump Helmet against zombie?
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: Light tactical Bump Helmet against zombie?

I have no idea what the weight is, but I have a PT Alpha bump helmet I used overseas a bit. It has several ventilation holes throughout the body, but is high cut enough for certain types of electronic hearing protection. I believe you can get it with a VAS mount as an option. http://www.pthelmets.co...
by ancient_serpent
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?
Replies: 41
Views: 3548

Re: What info to put on an aluminum survival card?

On one side I would put two measurement sections, one for millimeters/centimeters, one for inches. On the other, I would put a measurement scale for measuring distance on a 1/50,000, a 1/24,000 and a 1/100,000 scale map. You could probably do this on three of the four corners and would have a way to...
by ancient_serpent
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 8325

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

I do not consent to searches by the Police without a warrant. I may well have missed it, but for vehicle searches, police are not required to get a warrant if they have probable cause to search the vehicle. Called the Carroll Doctrine. Been upheld for many, many years. I have to explain it to peopl...
by ancient_serpent
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 8325

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

How do you explain it?
Well I'd say just tell the truth. Nothing illegal about having a BOB or GHB or whatever. I'm a police officer and I wish more people had the things. I'd say that how someone takes it is just going to depend on the individual officer.
by ancient_serpent
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: body armor
Replies: 72
Views: 10520

Re: body armor

Looks ok to me, I usually err on the side of going a bit small for armor/plates. That video woods ghost put up is a great explanation of what the plates are designed to protect. You really don't want them too large, it will fit like crap and is heavier than it needs to be.
by ancient_serpent
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: body armor
Replies: 72
Views: 10520

Re: body armor

My interpretation of ancient_serpent is that doing PT with armor on, on a consistent basis, can maybe alleviate some of the mobility problems. You simply have to build yourself up to working with it. I do training with steel plates all the time, worn them in shoot houses and PT. A good carrier make...
by ancient_serpent
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Captive Bolt Shooter
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: Captive Bolt Shooter

Wow, that is impressive.
by ancient_serpent
Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 23795

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

Simple one I did this morning:
5 Rounds of:
400 meter run
10 Renegade Manmakers w/ 2 x 25 lb DB's
10 Pull-ups
by ancient_serpent
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Prepper armor
Replies: 39
Views: 5445

Re: Prepper armor

Well, given what Jor-El just said, I'll take a swing at the OP issue, but using equipment I already have. My assumptions, as per my interpretation of OP conditions and own imagination: -No firearms -Walker style, slow zombies -infection via bodily fluid/bite -threat weapons include teeth (Z's), impr...
by ancient_serpent
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: body armor
Replies: 72
Views: 10520

Re: body armor

Great links already in the post, so I'll just throw my personal experience out there. I have worn military E-SAPI and X-SAPI plates on deployment, have a set of civvies SAPI plates, UHDMPE w/ ceramic plate and two sets of steel AR500 plates currently. There is a weight difference, but as long as you...
by ancient_serpent
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: But Seriously, What *Would* A Raider Do?
Replies: 89
Views: 5494

Re: But Seriously, What *Would* A Raider Do?

I think a lot of defeating raiders involves a proactive approach. Others have already said it, but again: -clear fires of fire and observation abilities. Make use of LP/OP's. -analyse avenue of approach -control/deny key terrain -use obstacles to channelize enemy movement -effectively use cover and ...
by ancient_serpent
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BAE Caiman MRAP: info needed
Replies: 30
Views: 3571

Re: BAE Caiman MRAP: info needed

^This. Sorry, officer safety is in fact NOT more important than avoiding using a sledgehammer to kill a fly...or even looking like you use one to kill a fly. ETA- And the Caimans suck to drive. Try one of the Max Pros instead. Smoother ride, better view, and the A/C kicks ass. Warning: It is more t...

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