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by PistolPete
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 753

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

Y'all should be keeping an eye on HR 127 . No details yet, but the title is pretty indicative. There are a dozen bills like that introduced every year at the start of the session for as long as I've been paying attention, it's nothing to prep for yet. Honestly, even if it does pass the moment to st...
by PistolPete
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1208
Views: 111518

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Slow day at work so I'm catching up on entering numbers from my range notebook into my master spreadsheet and I found this really interesting regarding 44 Magnum. I took a bunch of chrono readings with 2 44 magnum rifles back in the summer, a 16" Rossi and a 20" Marlin. Most loads only ran about 50 ...
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1208
Views: 111518

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

At least the end result is nice! Sad to see a tool give up the ghost but it looks like she went down swinging. Last weekend I tested some light loads and man, a 90 gr bullet with a case full of trail boss in 6.5 CM shoots great groups and offers no recoil at all at around 1800 fps. I'm going to make...
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 753

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

So the GOA is just as bad with junk mail as the NRA ? No one is as bad as the NRA, except for maybe Disabled American Veterans. I think I get 4 pieces of mail a week from them, and only 3 from the NRA. GOA or SAF seem to be doing the most these days. You may also look into a state or local group as...
by PistolPete
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 753

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

I think I'd trust random reloads I found on the floor at a gun range more than I trust the media these days. As for the NRA, the big problem a lot of folks have with the organization all stems from Wayne LaPierre and his cronies basically using the NRA as their own personal spending account. Agree ...
by PistolPete
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 753

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

Or they don't know enough to ask the right questions. I see your point, but there is no one so uninformed on gun rights in the US they don't know about the NRA. Logic would suggest that if you want a balanced discussion on gun rights you include someone from or at least supportive of the NRA. But e...
by PistolPete
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10708

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

It depends on what your life goal is. Advertising can get you friends/connections/community. But for me and my family, we are always pretty low key. Yeah, I guess it depends on what you see as likely threats in your life. Personally I try to adopt the "any personal information you make available is...
by PistolPete
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10708

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

M813 wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Definitely time to go gray and avoid social media.
That is the path of wisdom for sure.
by PistolPete
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 753

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

So far 2021 is not doing a good job of not repeating 2020's screw ups. I've been fond of telling people that 2021 is going to be just like 2020 unless enough people change their thinking and actions. I don't see that as likely, so buckle up! As far as NPR, on the topic of gun rights they are well k...
by PistolPete
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10708

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

My mom called me before I had my morning* coffee to tell me that "roughians" had taken over the capitol, but because I was tired and didn't have a great signal I misheard her as saying "Russians" and I was getting pretty confused and alarmed when she kept insisting that she was serious and not fuck...
by PistolPete
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10708

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

My $.03 (note up $.01 due to likely USD devaluation). Ha! Speaking of the markets- the Dow didn't like it when the buildings were breached but the crypto markets certainly did. This may accelerate the flight from the US dollar. The talking heads on NPR were completely apoplectic when demonstrators ...
by PistolPete
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1673

Re: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread

forward assist delete is a cheap way to remove a possible failure point, I use the delrin plug from Midway. Not only that, but a firing pin retaining clip fits the hole for that forward assist plug perfectly. It's an easy way to keep an extra one on the rifle in case of loss or breakage. And really...
by PistolPete
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439551

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

I look forward to a range report, I don't like the open sights on my Rossi, but not sure what to upgrade to. I kept going back and forth between the model from Steve's Guns that replaces the safety lever on the bolt and the Skinner sights option that puts a peep or ghost ring where the rear sight a...
by PistolPete
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439551

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Ordered a peep sight from Steve's Guns for my Rossi 92. The older I get, the more I like peep sights, hopefully this will work well. I love the Rossi rifles for being handy, but they don't lend well to optic mounting.
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 753

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - A New Hope]

The VP9 grips are really comfy, I'll second that. Yesterday I was trying out some light loads for a nephew to practice for next year's hunting season. I had two loads printing half inch groups at 50 yards, both were a high powered rifle case using a light bullet and stuffed mostly full of Trail Boss...
by PistolPete
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 103068

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

LGM's w/him = zombies w/us (ZS). Think of Cooper's term "goblins". Ah, that makes more sense, but I don't think he's thinking is helpful. Much like it's said of generals, he is planning to fight the last civil war, not the next civil war. In his mind it's probably something like Antifa vs Good Guys...
by PistolPete
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63049

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

It's a very frustrating day here. The governor has announced that roughly 60% of nursing home workers have refused the vaccine and that the refusal rate is around half in front-line medical workers. I'd give away my favorite tools right now to get vaccinated and these morons are refusing! It's incr...
by PistolPete
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 103068

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

Just watched southernprepper1's latest videos about prisoner handling. I'm not quite sure of what to make of them. I'm not going to post the links - they are questionable here. I guess I'm asking folk to view & comment here. It's a little far-out for me, but meebee it could happen. Thanks. The "lit...
by PistolPete
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Digital Handheld Scanner
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Digital Handheld Scanner

Yeah, most of the police channels near me are encrypted now, when they went digital they also went encrypted. I have a scanner and it doesn't offer very much utility anymore.
by PistolPete
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 99075

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

Masks have worked in the past for similar diseases. Notice we have a pretty small flu season this year? The masks and social distancing is what is helping with that. If you go read up about the Spanish Flu this is playing out a lot like it. There were anti-maskers back then. Why anyone is opposed t...
by PistolPete
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 103068

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

Given the alleged 911 call reporting "shots fired" in that street just prior to the explosion my opinion is that this was deliberate, Christmas was chosen to minimize "collateral damage" to civilians, and the 911 call was to get as many cops there as possible. I have no doubts this was a deliberate...
by PistolPete
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 889
Views: 29041

Re: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]

I've never bought a pistol brace, partly because I figured that eventually ATF was going to come down on them and I didn't want to deal with the hassle when they did. Maybe if braces and other things that skirt the rules survive for a few more years I'll get the "firearm" version of the 590M and pu...
by PistolPete
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 889
Views: 29041

Re: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]

For some reason I thought that prices had dropped to something like $30/50, but I haven't been paying attention so I must be mistaken. I was exaggerating, of course, but going price is $2 a round, or $100 / 50. There was a time you could find it in that $25 - $30 a box range, but it tends to rise a...
by PistolPete
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old member returning from the long long ago.
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Old member returning from the long long ago.

Welcome back! It's been an interesting year for sure.

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