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by Sworbeyegib
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?
Replies: 64
Views: 8825

Re: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?

The Condor "Bush Cutlass" has gotten good reviews. I got one on sale through the Sword Buyer's Guide online store and I have to say it IS a nice piece of cutlery. Sort of a cross between a short saber and a machete. And it comes SHARP! I have to say though, as much as I love Condor's products, thei...
by Sworbeyegib
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?
Replies: 64
Views: 8825

Re: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?

The Condor "Bush Cutlass" has gotten good reviews. I got one on sale through the Sword Buyer's Guide online store and I have to say it IS a nice piece of cutlery. Sort of a cross between a short saber and a machete. And it comes SHARP! I have to say though, as much as I love Condor's products, thei...
by Sworbeyegib
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

I've been wanting a 10mm longslide Glock for a very long time, but never wanted to deal with all the extra money I'd have to throw down in the aftermarket. Me too. It was a lot extra money for a small gain in velocity and sight radius. Also I prefer the Gen 4 grip to my Gen 3, but it wasn't enough ...
by Sworbeyegib
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

I've been wanting a 10mm longslide Glock for a very long time, but never wanted to deal with all the extra money I'd have to throw down in the aftermarket.
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scout Rifle, or...
Replies: 52
Views: 5891

Re: Scout Rifle, or...

If we break down the scout into it's essence... I agree that a fairly lightweight and short rifle, with back up sights, chambered in a caliber suitable for big game, quick loading, with an optic suitable for 0-300 yards is a solid concept for a field gun. Heck, I can name more than a few rifles off ...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scout Rifle, or...
Replies: 52
Views: 5891

Re: Scout Rifle, or...

Other than the Cooper-ism of it all, is there any particular reason why you are enamored with the scout rifle concept? As noted before, they really don't settle into any particular role very well. And you really should tell us the specifics you are looking this rifle to do. Just saying it is an exer...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ESEE 5 For Your BOB
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: ESEE 5 For Your BOB

In the midst of all my off topic blabbering, I forgot to mention that you did put together a very good review! Concise, but still hit all the points you needed to. I also agree that horizontal carry with a standard tek-lock with anything but a small blade is a pain. I tried with my Boker Vox Rold (...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scout Rifle, or...
Replies: 52
Views: 5891

Re: Scout Rifle, or...

People have been making "pseudo-scout" rifles with lever guns for awhile, very handy for brush gun type work. As it has already been brought up, the .44mag is a great caliber for large game, but like most pistol calibers, it caps off around 100 yards. With 100 yard guns, I'd much rather keep it with...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Extreme cold in USA
Replies: 33
Views: 2811

Re: Extreme cold in USA

I know compared to what you guys are going thru, this is going to sound like paradise... but Oahu has been going thru a chilly spell (compared to what we are used to). Honolulu (generally a fairly hot/muggy part of the island) got down to the low 60's last night, and my hometown (more towards the ce...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

Yea, I'm pretty salty about the price point of the Mini-14 guns, and the magazines as well. Probably why I'll never buy one. I also really hate "tactical" versions of the gun. Whatever affinity I have towards the Mini is purely because of my slight M1a fetish. I know the systems are different, but t...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

Honestly I think the Mini in 6.8 is a better idea than in .300blk. YMMV, but 6.8 makes a better GP round. I actually agree. I thought the 6.8 Mini was a great idea. Especially since they market their gun as a "ranch rifle", and it seems that more people are complaining about hogs than varmints nowa...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

Heck, I'd be interested in seeing a Mini-14 in .300 Blackout from the factory. I've already seen a few rebarreled guns. The kind of roleld the dice and lost with the 6.8spc Mini a few years back, but I think that .300 Blackout has a much stronger following now than the 6.8 ever did.
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How often do you Clean/Lube your carry gun?
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: How often do you Clean/Lube your carry gun?

Can't carry, but for the sake of the post I'll just refer to my nightstand gun. I probably "feel" the need to do a proper cleaning of it after a few hundred rounds. Though more often than not, I end up cleaning it after most range trips regardless since I like to fiddle with things in my hands a lot...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ESEE 5 For Your BOB
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: ESEE 5 For Your BOB

In the midst of all my off topic blabbering, I forgot to mention that you did put together a very good review! Concise, but still hit all the points you needed to. I also agree that horizontal carry with a standard tek-lock with anything but a small blade is a pain. I tried with my Boker Vox Rold (p...
by Sworbeyegib
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ESEE 5 For Your BOB
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: ESEE 5 For Your BOB

I just got done typing this out, and realized how much this sounds like a rant. I swear, I'm just very verbose in real life. I'm a big fan of the ESEE (originators) and subsequently the Ontario RAT (took the design and ran with it...) blades. The overall quality of the product, the simplicity and fu...
by Sworbeyegib
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: BUDGET Zombie Firearms
Replies: 78
Views: 5599

Re: BUDGET Zombie Firearms

I'm not going to open up the can of worms here, but I'll just point out that most terms with the word "energy" in them, like muzzle energy, and energy trasfer (or dump), are often a bit misconstrued into a very singular and defined factor IMO. They tend to be overused "pop" words. There are many ot...
by Sworbeyegib
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: BUDGET Zombie Firearms
Replies: 78
Views: 5599

Re: BUDGET Zombie Firearms

I'm not going to open up the can of worms here, but I'll just point out that most terms with the word "energy" in them, like muzzle energy, and energy trasfer (or dump), are often a bit misconstrued into a very singular and defined factor IMO. They tend to be overused "pop" words. There are many oth...
by Sworbeyegib
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Not so small knife, not for a lady
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Not so small knife, not for a lady

I always have had an affinity towards barongs, and other leaf shaped drop point blades. It's like you pulled this sucker out of one of my dreams. What's the blade length on that thing, 5.5-6" or so?
by Sworbeyegib
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

I have been waiting patiently for a .22lr Xdm45 conversion kit to come out. Advantage Arms literally has conversion kits for every other XD and XDM pistol and caliber (excluding the slims), including one for the regular XD45. Their website has been saying "coming soon" for way too long. I'm crossing...
by Sworbeyegib
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Let's talk melee!
Replies: 37
Views: 3241

Re: Let's talk melee!

A buddy of mine had on of those Cold Steel spears, and it was pretty damn impressive. He ended up making a training copy as well for his SCA group because he like it so much. I'm a huge fan of pole weapons and spears as the first line in a melee defense. I generally have a rule against buying dedica...
by Sworbeyegib
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Five-round semi or ten-round bolty?
Replies: 64
Views: 12834

Re: Five-round semi or ten-round bolty?

Assuming I have a well stock amount of ammunition in either caliber (since .303 is nearly non existent in my area). And my actual limited experience with either platform... I'll just say what first pops in my head.

SKS for bugging in. Enfield for bugging out.
by Sworbeyegib
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Semi Auto Assault Rifle (For a lefty) in 5.56mm
Replies: 32
Views: 2379

Re: Semi Auto Assault Rifle (For a lefty) in 5.56mm

I'm another AR fan. It fits the needs of the vast majority of people, and then some.

But however, not knowing what prices/availabilities etc you have at your disposable, it's tough to really consider where your money will be best spent.
by Sworbeyegib
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Work cache
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: Work cache

Another vote for a small flashlight in your locker, doesn't have to be a fancy Surefire or Fenix. There are plenty of good, bargain LED lights at hardware and big box stores to choose from. I've been more than happy with a lot of "cheap" lights. Especially good if you may be loaning it out to someon...
by Sworbeyegib
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Would you buy this rifle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3223

Re: Would you buy this rifle?

They would definitely look good on film. People already love using the Kriss on camera enough. Would I buy one? Doubt it. Maybe if I were made of money, just to stand out of the crowd and say "look what I have!". I feel like the recoil dampening mechanism is fairly lost on semiautomatic fire, so it'...

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