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by ironraven
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tools that are Cheap and Easy to Get Now, and Handy When....
Replies: 35
Views: 7137

Re: Tools that are Cheap and Easy to Get Now, and Handy When

Slide rule, a book on how to use it (in case something eats you), a copy of the CRC math table book (mine is from the 50s), basic drafting tools and lots and lots of paper and pencils.
by ironraven
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Classic Post: M1 carbine
Replies: 45
Views: 4644

Re: Classic Post: M1 carbine

Once you have the ammo, test those 30 rounders. A LOT. I've junked all of mine, unreliable. The follower was designed for the straight 15 round mags, and they didn't change it when they started making 30s.
by ironraven
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Does bugging out mean refugee status?
Replies: 22
Views: 3731

Re: Does bugging out mean refugee status?

If you have to bug out and you own or rent your BOL, you are NOT a refugee. (snip) If you have a friend or family that plans to take you in long enough for disaster to pass or for you to establish yourself elsewhere, you are NOT a refugee. +1 With a plan and a place to go where you are expected, yo...
by ironraven
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your fire kit!
Replies: 110
Views: 12973

Re: Show off your fire kit!

Regulator wrote: A brimstone match has traditionally been a sliver of pine with the tips dipped in brimstone.
Please Sir, tell us more? That looks like honey. And for your brimstone, just plain powdered sulfer?
by ironraven
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Would you guys consider these panels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Would you guys consider these panels?

Toothbrushes, body armour and condoms are three things that should never be bought used, surplused or knocked off. And mostly for the same reason.
by ironraven
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Carrying cases.
Replies: 78
Views: 5188

Re: Carrying cases.

Lock the thing in your trunk, I drive an SUV- my trunk has windows. A problem shared by anyone with a pickup, minivan, station wagon or small car with a lift gate, so we're including quite a large percentage of cars on the road today. Could I put it in the back and throw a blanket over it? You bet-...
by ironraven
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gloves for AK/ work
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: Gloves for AK/ work

Anyone have a line on some gloves like the Nomex flight gloves where they're actually insulated for activities in winter, but where you can still wear them while performing tedious tasks? Buy flight or mechanics a size up and put in wool liners? Thinnest cold weather combo that I can think of that ...
by ironraven
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Carrying cases.
Replies: 78
Views: 5188

Re: Carrying cases.

I don't really understand the point of trying to find a gun case that doesn't look like a gun case. I'll throw out a scenario. I'm traveling to a shoot, it's a four or five hour drive. I want to stop to get something to eat and pee and stretch my legs. We'll assume I've got a CHL, and the rifle is ...
by ironraven
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Would you put this sign on your door?
Replies: 25
Views: 2418

Re: Would you put this sign on your door?

Closest thing to a sign like that I'd ever put on my door would be something like "I work third shift. Please do not disturb unless the building is on fire. Thank you for your consideration."
by ironraven
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Just got a Gen 1 G17 in trade and now I dont know what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

Re: Just got a Gen 1 G17 in trade and now I dont know what t

Early production but still a lot of life left in it. New springs, firing pin cups, and extractor- standard overhaul. I'd probably also splurg and put in the factory extended slide release (honestly, the best purchase I've made this year). Then set it, a couple spare magazines, basic holster, maybe a...
by ironraven
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: DIY Kydex thread?
Replies: 114
Views: 20642

Re: DIY Kydex thread?

RTF_Squared wrote: the key is to heat as small an area as possible as little as possible..
So even if I have the toaster oven, the heatgun will also be important.
by ironraven
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Carrying cases.
Replies: 78
Views: 5188

Re: Carrying cases.

From time to time I've been known to use a cooler to transport stuff (laptop, pistols, ammunition, etc) with the tag of a bag of ice flopping out the side. Then a friend went to steal a soda from my cooler... yeah. Glad everyone at that gathering was shooters and we were planning on some range time ...
by ironraven
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: DIY Kydex thread?
Replies: 114
Views: 20642

Re: DIY Kydex thread?

First, this should be sticked up at the top. :) Second, how are you getting your bends? I'm thinking of getting into the Kydex thing because I've got a bunch of good knives in crap sheaths, and because there is no one who makes mag carriers with a forward cant, but, well, let's just say I'm not shap...
by ironraven
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are shotguns worthwhile?
Replies: 65
Views: 4164

Re: Are shotguns worthwhile?

--Low capacity --Very short range --Heavy, bulky ammo that has to be chosen to match the quarry which means stocking multiple types of heavy bulky ammo. All very truthful criticisms. Lets add in relatively high felt recoil, and in a defensive situation, you are responsible for everyone of those pel...
by ironraven
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: I need some advice from hunters.
Replies: 48
Views: 3009

Re: I need some advice from hunters.

.270, .308, .30-06, all good hunters. I doubt anything you shoot with any of them will really notice the difference. If you want a different rilfe, then ask why. If you like your answers, do it. If you've already got a rifle in .308, then diversification certainly isn't a bad idea- all through the r...
by ironraven
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Kel Tec Sub 2000 9mm Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Kel Tec Sub 2000 9mm Carbine

I have seen exactly one with the g-19 grips, btw, out of the two dozen or so SUB-2000s I've seen, it seems to be a rarity. As I recall, the grip seemed kinda stubby. And of course, I saw it years before I had a hankering for a Glock and went with the G-19.
by ironraven
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Chiappa Triple Threat
Replies: 22
Views: 2477

Re: Chiappa Triple Threat

There are places where semi-autos just aren't legal unless you've got connections. There are also places where pumps and lever actions aren't so cool either. But if you can own any kind of firearm, a break action shotgun is probably on the list. In those poor, blighted realms, this gives an edge ove...
by ironraven
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My INCH Bag Plus NEW!!!!! Wife's Bug Out Bag!
Replies: 189
Views: 59917

Re: My INCH Bag Plus NEW!!!!! Wife's Bug Out Bag!

ODA, I usually don't buy the INCH concept, but you've got one here that I actually like. I still think that without a preplanned and sustainable BOL you are at a disadvantage, but this is a rational, realistic execution of this concept. And I'm pretty sure you've got that BOL, so I like your plan "E...
by ironraven
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Family Trapping and Fishing kits for TEOTWAWKI
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Re: Family Trapping and Fishing kits for TEOTWAWKI

More pictures? I'm curious what the details of some of these items are or how you are setting it up- bear snares?

Also, I might suggest a frog gig or three, but that's just me.
by ironraven
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pick 5 meds...
Replies: 62
Views: 5051

Re: Pick 5 meds...

Ibuprofen- analgesic, anti-inflamitory Lopramide Tums Dual Action- you learn to listen to the ulcer the first time you cough up blood, it's never far away Sudafed - allergies, colds, and Benydril puts me out fast B-complex mega dose - I can put two dozen in a vial the same size as 5 hour energy and ...
by ironraven
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Signs of a return to "normal" prices?
Replies: 254
Views: 18952

Re: Signs of a return to "normal" prices?

TheLastOne wrote:I'm low on 9 and for fucks sake I refuse to pay over 15c a round for target ammo. Kiss my ass. I'll hold out as long as I can.
I don't know if you can roll your own for that price and still use jacketed bullets and smokeless powder. When and where did you last see that price?
by ironraven
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Price of Ammo
Replies: 308
Views: 21012

Re: Price of Ammo

AOW, IIRC

Back to topic, 100 rounds of Winchester White Box .357 125gr HP. $53 at Wallmart.

And yes, I bit *blush*
by ironraven
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The SnagMag™ (or, the worst named, best piece of gear ever)
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: The SnagMag™ (or, the worst named, best piece of gear ev

Neat idea, horrible name, but I'll have to take pass- I've got too much stuff in my pockets already.

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