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by SRO1911
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What is the best/most durable pair of boots/shoes you have RIGHT NOW...
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: What is the best/most durable pair of boots/shoes you have RIGHT NOW...

I live on my feet, I own 1 pair of 'shoes' (standard men's slip on dress shoes I use as house shoes) everything else is boots. For a pull on boot, Double H ice sole square steel toe boots Outlast everything I've ever tried. I get 6 to 8 months typically with red wings, wolverine durashocks and ariat...
by SRO1911
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 601
Views: 18220

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

When it comes to tool storage and gun safe, find the absolute largest QUALITY item you can afford, then save up to double it. Whatever you reasonably expect to need is usually a little less than half of what you should have. Fortunately for me - tractor supply has their 64 gun safe marked way down f...
by SRO1911
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 22LR in a rifle, ok for defense?
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: 22LR in a rifle, ok for defense?

A 22 long rifle will absolutely put down a 2 legged varmint. The question is will it put them down before they do unspeakable things to you you unmentionables? Nobody wants to get shot, it hurts - trust me I know. But ouch factor doesn't play in to stopping the threat. Structural damage, cns disrupt...
by SRO1911
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Throwback Topic: What's your top 3 z-pac firearms?
Replies: 29
Views: 1741

Re: Throwback Topic: What's your top 3 z-pac firearms?

I guess I have regressed, or perhaps life has other ideas. In 2010 I had champagne tastes, and a budget to match. HK mk23 was my serious social soother although I would also occasionally carry my Delta elite. My SPAS 12, with the hook, was my pride and joy. And before I discovered the efficacy of ro...
by SRO1911
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.
Replies: 22
Views: 2463

Re: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.

Family get togethers for my clan are few and far between, and exclusively held at one of our very rural properties. It always seems to break down into a guns and ammo show and tell - having a few dozen people burn through your ammo is expensive, thus the few and far between. The biggest concern in t...
by SRO1911
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7858
Views: 346200

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

What is "well under 100 bucks"?....cause Aero has their black 9 inch Quantum handguards currently listed for $84.99. Or are you saying you are not interested in anything from Aero or Spikes, no matter what the price? Looked at that one, shipping etc puts it close. Not picky about brand, shtf I'll h...
by SRO1911
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7858
Views: 346200

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Funny, my first visit to this particular thread, and the newest page seems to hit right where I am. I just picked up an AR pistol in 556 that came with a 300bo upper. The previous owner ran the 300 with a can which wasn't part of the trade. Handguard is several inches longer than the barrel. No swea...
by SRO1911
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 2555

Re: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?

Twice, the first was traveling through ft worth returning from cooks children's hospital. Stuck in traffic, single cab bench seat truck, kid in rear facing seat center of bench. Homeless guy jumps in the passenger seat holding a kitchen knife(yes, I probably should have had doors locked, it was an o...
by SRO1911
Fri May 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cental Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: Hello from Cental Texas

Just south of Abilene here. Welcome
by SRO1911
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?

I have bought, sold, traded and built guns for the majority of my life. Regrets I have in abundance. The top of the list would be a 6mm ppc built on a stolle teddy action (discontinued) by mr Kelby himself. I won many matches and set (for a very brief interlude) a world record with that gun. Then I ...
by SRO1911
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency preparedness tax free weekend in Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Emergency preparedness tax free weekend in Texas

Just a reminder for folks in the Lone Star State.
April 27th through the 29th sales tax is waived on what the state has deemed emergency supplies.
https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/pub ... 8-1017.php
by SRO1911
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Sometimes it's not just utility
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Sometimes it's not just utility

So, for a cruiser - the 72 handles pretty well off road. Hadn't planned to test it but an opportunity presented itself - as in the county rd i was on was blocked and instead of being smart and turning around I hooked it hard and held on tight. A mile of rail road right of way took me to the road I n...
by SRO1911
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I joined the club
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: I joined the club

Work that basic all you can - good basics make good medics.
Im doing my advanced clinicals right now, ready to jump into medic. It's sad what EMS has become as a career, i consider myself very fortunate that my day job is such that I can afford classes and volunteering.
by SRO1911
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Sometimes it's not just utility
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Sometimes it's not just utility

Just became the proud owner of a 2012 xl1200c. It's not an all terrain beast or super efficient wasteland ghost - it is however a significant step in therapeutic release. Mental health now just means being better equipped in the paw right? Midnight blue, p.o. was going with a punisher motif, so lots...
by SRO1911
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USGI Jerry can nozzles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: USGI Jerry can nozzles?

Absolutely correct- for continuous use pvc is terrible. For intermittent use it is less of a concern. Paint is a good idea regarding the uv degradation, although far less if a concern than in years past. I recently oversaw 7000 feet of 8inch sdr 40 going in the ground. There was a slight delay so th...
by SRO1911
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USGI Jerry can nozzles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: USGI Jerry can nozzles?

I just ended up with a couple dozen new old stock poly jerry cans. After looking at spouts on the interwebs, i reverted to my typical cheapness and made some. The inside of the neck is a standard 2 inch pipe thread. A pvc threaded reducer from 2in male to 3/4 female was 3 bucks, a 3/4 male to 3/4 ba...
by SRO1911
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 19
Views: 4041

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

I use a S.O. Tech rammp kit as my jump bag. Its not a particularly budget friendly piece of kit - but you definitely get what you pay for. With everything well organized and labeled its easy to direct a bystander to open the 3rd pocket on the right that says airway and give me the long tube thingy ....
by SRO1911
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

Excellent start. The fire tablets are ok, but don't have the battery life of the older pure e-readers - on the plus side they do more, and have more versatility.
by SRO1911
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

2 gen 4 kindles (pre paperwhite) wifi only, 1 1st gen paperwhite wifi only.
Ebay/craigslist "old". I get several days of moderate use on a single charge, and 2 - 3 charges from my no name 6aa LiOn pack.
Get at least a month of standby time on a 4th early paperwhite I use occasionally.
by SRO1911
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

Hasn't been "field tested " but - i picked up a couple early kindle readers. Pre wifi etc. And loaded several hundred pdfs and manuals on them along with a few kids books in addition to pdf scans of pertinent personal docs. With a AA to usb micro adapter and a handful of Duracell quantums it charges...
by SRO1911
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 4383

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

There is always a certain prejudice for overestimating what we know. People will reccomend what they have or what they know - it's human nature. I have studied judo, savate, tkd, krav and akido - studied but not mastered. I started training in martial arts after I had to give up boxing (a dozen pins...
by SRO1911
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 59
Views: 9194

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

For the guns, fedex them to yourself.
by SRO1911
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 91250

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I stick a good variety of powders, with different loads for different firearms even within the same caliber. That being said, I stick a few powders deep - Varget being the main. While it's not the best at any one thing (except my PRS 308...1k yards near moa) it seems to have an exceptionally wide ap...
by SRO1911
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 91250

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Many powder manufacturers will attach short lists of recommendations to their products. However a complete list such as you mentioned would be very difficult.
Add that many powders are capable of being used in calibers far outside of their ideal range and you have a true rats nest.

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