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by PistolPete
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Giant carcass splitters of DOOM!!
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Giant carcass splitters of DOOM!!

That's fantastic.
by PistolPete
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

NT2C wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:05 pm
I have a decent stock but I'm a believer in Clint Smith's way of looking at things. "No one ever complained about having too much ammo in a gunfight."
That may be, but I definitely had too much ammo when it was time to move. See also bullets. That stuff weighs a ton.
by PistolPete
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Need help with Dual Purpose bikes.
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Need help with Dual Purpose bikes.

Excellent choice. All ZS'ers should own a KLR at least once.
by PistolPete
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Market prices are ridiculously F'ing stupid. :evil: Truth. I'm not bothered by it, except for not being able to find primers means I'll start running short in a year or two, but it's frustrating not being able to steer first time gun buyers into good choices, because most gun shops are picked bare....
by PistolPete
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Why not cast your own? I've been doing it for over 40 years. Because my time is worth more than a dollar an hour. :-) I can buy cast, sized and lubed bullets for $35 per 500, which even if I got all the lead for free, I'd need all the stuff to get started, which even being cheap would cost more tha...
by PistolPete
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

For reloaders- I put in an order with Missouri Bullet Company (cast bullets only) last week and they said expect 3-4 weeks for shipping. My package showed up yesterday. It was only 1500 bullets, but still impressed how fast they got it out. Sure beats Botach. I put two orders in with them at the end...
by PistolPete
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Is it just me, or is having a pic rail parallel with the muzzle device a bad idea? I didn't know Steyr offered those in pistol calibers. They look fun. Also, if the cops there are trained like the cops in my AO, it's only a matter of time before an officer ND's that short thing into their own body p...
by PistolPete
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Been a long time since I have been onsite but damn feels good to be back in some ways but terrifying in others. One thing I have been wondering with all this civil unrest seemingly worldwide if State Actors are more involved with stirring the pot in the West. There a lot of powers out there that wo...
by PistolPete
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Pistol Caliber Carbine...Pistol? Build Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Pistol Caliber Carbine...Pistol? Build Thread

Nice, I've heard good things about them as a company. And the TiRant is a great choice. Make sure to check that baby on long strings of fire, thread on cans can work themselves loose in a surprisingly low number of rounds. It's less noticeable on something like that than a titling barrel pistol.
by PistolPete
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition Storage Do's & Dont's
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Ammunition Storage Do's & Dont's

I can tell you were not to store it- in a cardboard box on the floor of a leaky basement for 20 years. I did a deep clean of my reloading room and found a box that fell off off a shelf. From my markings on the box, it would have been in the first few years I reloaded, so at least 15 years old and ma...
by PistolPete
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Ignore the politics, the point is- Are we looking at wide spread, street level violence if the election is contested? Do these war games have any validity or is it just fear mongering? The more common and acceptable a behavior is, the more people are willing to engage in it. Protesting has become m...
by PistolPete
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

The "Correlates of War" (COW) dataset lists something as a "war" when there have been 1,000 battlefield deaths. One can disagree, but it is a decent place to start. They have a code book if you want to look more at their definitions. https://correlatesofwar.org/data-sets/COW-war That will bring you...
by PistolPete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

So a question I've been asking my friends lately is: Has a civil war already started? I think to moments of recent past where the US government had declared another country as being engaged in civil war, usually as the publicly given reason to deploy troops into a country or bomb someplace we weren'...
by PistolPete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Also, from a prepping perspective I can see why some would say "if you are not black and male..." or perhaps more accurately "if you are not involved in drugs your chances of being murdered go down drastically." (It's more of a "drugs" than a "race" thing). But I am not sure that really "erases" th...
by PistolPete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

IMO it is fair & truthful to say murders have seen an increase in cities around the US. I wasn't disputing the rise in crime, that's well documented. I was disputing the reason proposed for it. I thought I made that pretty obvious in my statement. I apologize if it wasn't. We've seen murder rates g...
by PistolPete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

If somebody does pick up Remington's assets, I hope they bring back the LDA trigger from Para Ordnance. That has to be my favorite trigger for CCW- a little long and light, but still has a manual safety in the standard 1911 position. Which- another company Remington bought and then shut down- Para O...
by PistolPete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Nationally, murder is up. What I see, this seems to be a result of the rioting and de-funding efforts. I don't think you have data to back that up, or if you do I haven't seen it. In a couple cities, there are certainly extra murders due to rioting, but when you add those numbers to the grand total...
by PistolPete
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Remington had basically been an ammo company that occasionally produced competent firearms for as long as I can remember. I think dad even has a couple Remington guns, but they haven't had a stand-out design in...uh...decades? Oh, they've had stand outs- just not in the right way, like the R51 that...
by PistolPete
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Looks like months of escalating tensions between non-police and police are getting people twitchy. Over the weekend in my town police arrived to break up people cruising (which seriously, half a dozen people were shot over the weekend and we're using cops to keep people from driving around in circle...
by PistolPete
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 303
Views: 7239

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Helped a buddy put together his first AR-15 last night. Luckily he got the parts before the panic inflated everything. He'd just been sitting on them for a few months and finally got off his butt to come over.

He's a car guy and really enjoyed the mechanics of it.
by PistolPete
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Well, I think the Civil War Doomsday Clock has move one minute closer to midnight, where we have agents of the federal government attacking agents of the local governments. We may have interesting times ahead! We don't see actions like this very often. https://nypost.com/2020/07/23/feds-tear-gas-por...
by PistolPete
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpack advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Backpack advice.

2) Once you have a little experience with carrying some stuff in the woods, get on ebay or Craiglist and find a pack that is 10 years old from a good company and lightly used. I'm pretty sure my pack was someone's bugout bag that sat in a closet and then got donated to a local St. Vincent when they...
by PistolPete
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpack advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Backpack advice.

If you are going to carry 25 or more pounds, consider something with some sort of frame and a waist belt. That will greatly increase the comfort over distance. Something light is better than something heavy, while this forum is well known to love brands like Kifaru and Mystery Ranch, their packs are...
by PistolPete
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1139
Views: 78386

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

What would you consider "unoccupied acreage"? How would you propose conformity with higher law beyond the city level? I don't know Portland well enough to say, but many urban areas have areas that are crumbling and end up owned by the city when they are abondonded and owners stop paying taxes. Citi...

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