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by SRO1911
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Do you like old guns but are interested in an AR?
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Do you like old guns but are interested in an AR?

While I am not a huge fan of the AR platform, I do appreciate beauty of craftsmanship. As I approach that fabled milestone, my better half has already committed to a Turnbull TAR10 for my 40th birthday. Fine wood and case hardened receiver - well worth a Google giggle. I'm still not quite capable of...
by SRO1911
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Index of possible disasters (tiny and SHTF)
Replies: 19
Views: 4430

Re: Index of possible disasters (tiny and SHTF)

Secondary disaster\hardship.
Disaster strikes some distance away, type irrelevant, but displaces a significant population mass - they are en route to\through your location.
Like a plague of locust, scared humans moving in mass are a destructive force on par with any biblical scourge.
by SRO1911
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update

Sweet & sour sicken. ..

And boom, I've got the flu.
by SRO1911
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 293515

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Didn't directly buy, but was gifted today a Benchmade Pagan. I've wanted one since they were first announced, but could not justify the coin when I already have a perfectly good infidel. My better half stopped by a local fun shop and saw the little sign with huge markdowns on discontinued Benchmades...
by SRO1911
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Casio cell phones
Replies: 39
Views: 12290

Re: Casio cell phones

Got excited when this thread popped up, thinking there was something new in the rugged phone game...then noted dates. Phones do well when I get 6 months out of them. 1st sonim went 7 months, 2nd went just shy of 3 months. My current phone is a cat s61 and I'm coming up on a full year - new record se...
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: 1486

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: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 43275

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: 2464

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: 32
Views: 3293

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: 3455

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: 7887
Views: 377854

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: 7887
Views: 377854

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: 3672

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: 2651

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: 2523

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: 1603

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: 1847

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: 4798

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: 1847

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: 3161

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: 3161

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: 20
Views: 5117

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: 3544

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: 3544

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.

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