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by LJ126
Mon May 23, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition
Replies: 717
Views: 139486

Re: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition

My duty pistol, a Beretta 92 DG, and my 300 Club mug. Flossin'.

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by LJ126
Mon May 09, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What was your first pistol?
Replies: 105
Views: 11681

Re: What was your first pistol?

Bulgarian Makarov PM, in 9x18 Makarov. I bought it on my 21st birthday, though at the time you still had to apply for a permit from the city and county... Ugh, any other STL'ians remember that sh!t? Anywho, I still have the pistol, and I hope to pass it on to my children one day. That said, I had in...
by LJ126
Thu May 05, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition
Replies: 959
Views: 207726

Re: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition

About a year ago I posted a picture of my Zastava LK M70, chambered in .30-06 Springfield, in this same discussion. In the old picture, had just finished the stock and zeroed an inexpensive Bushnell scope on the rifle I affectionately call "Edelweiss." I chose the name as this rifle uses a modern pr...
by LJ126
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 190261

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

As of today, is there any consensus as to what the best AK (or top few) is on the market? I don't mean a custom gun like a Fuller either. Just a regular AK you can buy off the proverbial shelf. Anything DDI Anything Arsenal WASR (metallurgy is all pretty good. Recent ones have better fit/finish) O-...
by LJ126
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: How long do cigarettes last in original packaging?
Replies: 27
Views: 3451

Re: How long do cigarettes last in original packaging?

It depends largely on how they're stored. A carton stored inside of the trunk of a leaky, rusty 1988 Honda Accord here in STL probably wouldn't last much more than a year before they started to taste really bad, regardless what measures were taken to waterproof it. However, if they're stored somewhe...
by LJ126
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: All Purpose Optics and Mounts Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 36256

Re: All Purpose Optics and Mounts Thread

http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/bf32cb7f9581e167271d572a582d8ad7 I recently purchased a Vortex StrikeFire II, the "bright red" model, Vortex SKU: SF-BR-503. It's a pretty nice red dot. It's BRIGHT, like unnecessarily bright: the medium setting is way more than is necessary. When the brightness...
by LJ126
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Show Off Your Mossberg 500/590 12ga
Replies: 88
Views: 21319

Re: Show Off Your Mossberg 500/590 12ga

Can't see your photo LJ126, neither on my PC or iPad... That said, since we're talking 930s now, here's my latest HD tool: http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp93232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv39284%3Enu%3D4339%3E%3A77%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D78i2%3Bh%3Af02%3Bd%3C%2F756f0c97%3A%2F4dh4%3B67hg6g4ot1lsi Went i...
by LJ126
Sat May 30, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Show Off Your Mossberg 500/590 12ga
Replies: 88
Views: 21319

Re: Show Off Your Mossberg 12ga

It's not a 500 or 590, but it's close... http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/0200a322528958385561fea1af79bbe6 BTW, the 930 is awesome. I found that mine shoots everything, provided it doesn't have an aluminum rim. The extractor simply rips its way off the rim, requiring the manual extraction of the...
by LJ126
Thu May 21, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: LONG term powered vehicle lifespan?
Replies: 64
Views: 4438

Re: LONG term powered vehicle lifespan?

Donkey cart. What, it's as much a powered vehicle as a sail car. Steam is hard to get useable work out of unless you have access to relatively well-developed machining processes, and it's pretty fuel intensive. Fortunately for him, he's not asking how to make one from scratch...just what would last...
by LJ126
Sun May 17, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A sudden event or slow decay over time?
Replies: 35
Views: 2718

Re: A sudden event or slow decay over time?

I don't know, but it seems like people - both individually and collectively - are going off the rails with greater frequency and intensity these days. Fear sells. The rate of school shootings has mostly remained the same, but now we hear about all of them because they make god headlines. There's al...
by LJ126
Sun May 17, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition
Replies: 717
Views: 139486

Re: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition

The best my crappy Moto-G camera can do...

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by LJ126
Sun May 17, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A sudden event or slow decay over time?
Replies: 35
Views: 2718

Re: A sudden event or slow decay over time?

A combination of both, working together. We're currently experiencing - witnessing, even - the slow decay of our society. Flip on the tube and watch increasing crime rates, high levels of unemployment, the rich staying wealthy (or even gaining in wealth and power) while the poor becomes poorer, conf...
by LJ126
Wed May 13, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: All Purpose Optics and Mounts Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 36256

Re: All Purpose Optics and Mounts Thread

Yeah, PA is pretty well vetted at this point, as is the Burris microdot clone. The newest version purports Aimpoint battery life for half the price of an H1, and the older one has Eotech-like battery life at $80 if you catch them on sale. I'd hang on for a sale, which I would expect in two weeks, g...
by LJ126
Wed May 13, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: All Purpose Optics and Mounts Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 36256

Re: All Purpose Optics and Mounts Thread

I've been considering getting a Primary Arms MD-ADS, to mount on a M.I. AK Mini Dot Mount, for my WASR-10. It's a range toy, not a duty rig, so I'm not super concerned about durability. That said, I'm not wanting to throw money away on garbage either. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with ...
by LJ126
Wed May 13, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 6081

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

I'm going to rewrite your post, mostly to interject some humor but also to share my opinion. My edits will be in bold. Regards, LJ126 my original post was very much tongue in cheek, unsure if you are parodying me or the context. It wasn't directed at you at all; I was spring-boarding off your post ...
by LJ126
Tue May 12, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 6081

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

Post edited out; too vague. Mods, please delete this entry.
by LJ126
Tue May 12, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 6081

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

I don't share the perception that a random person armed with a pistol is any friendlier than a random person armed with a rifle. I'm not saying that they're any friendlier, but that the mental leap to a responder being off-duty cop or lawfully armed CCW holder is easier when they're carrying a hand...
by LJ126
Mon May 11, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 6081

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

This is a bit off-title for said thread, but I believe is a vital consideration for this topic. Do what you're going to do regarding your trunk gun (I implore you to store the weapon and your vehicle very securely, and don't talk about it with anyone), but consider every angle first. I'll keep this...
by LJ126
Thu May 07, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?

Back when I first got into private security some years ago, I was assigned to work this ridiculously large manufacturing facility in North City STL. 14 hour shifts, two hourly foot patrols, zigzagging through the building, up and down stairs, and during the second half of the shift, outside the peri...
by LJ126
Thu May 07, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How \ Where do you store your magazines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2739

Re: How \ Where do you store your magazines?

I have a Blackhawk! Chest Rig with 8 AR PMAGs, and a B.F.G. bandolier with six USGI mags. The bandolier is stored on top of the safe, with the majority of my ammunition, and the chest rig is staged in the master closet. There are two AK PMAGs that ride in the center console of the XTerra (just in ca...
by LJ126
Sun May 03, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 190261

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

PS: congrats on the purchase!!
by LJ126
Sat May 02, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 190261

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Repost from FAC: So this happened, finally, after two and half weeks of waiting: http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa478/0122358/IMG_20150501_202517461_zpsrejbupd8.jpg http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa478/0122358/IMG_20150501_202420746_zpsgmczo89y.jpg Century M64 RPK. 7.62x39mm. Heavy 23.5 i...
by LJ126
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Tobacco and the Apocalypse
Replies: 39
Views: 8280

Re: Tobacco and the Apocalypse

As a trading and bargaining tool post-Apocalypse, I see tobacco as being nearly as valuable as ammunition. People will want it, without doubt. Having a way to help people use it will also be valuable. For that end, I'm on board; I'd consider learning to grow and prepare it. That said, I would like t...
by LJ126
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: "Truck"... well "Jeep Gun"... help me decide
Replies: 29
Views: 1763

Re: "Truck"... well "Jeep Gun"... help me decide

Ditto to what LJ126 said ...one guy "could not remember" if he had left his gun in the car or not and one guy was a..... not a LEO but someone who really, really should have known better than to leave a gun in his vehicle unattended. Please don't tell me he was a park ranger. That's some shit that ...

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