Search found 227 matches

by maine1
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: WWYD machete vs knife?
Replies: 62
Views: 5700

Re: WWYD machete vs knife?

to address the original question: three words James Albert Keating. Go see the man. At least get his DVD's and practice. Skills banish fear. Assuming your scenario, and i have to use said blade, meth head with the K bar is going to get a well timed thrust to his head, an possibly/likely some follow ...
by maine1
Sun May 19, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: recommendations for a basic spare parts set for a g19
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: recommendations for a basic spare parts set for a g19

its getting on 23 for my oldest glock, and I have shot the hell out of it- tens of thousands of rounds in trainign and practice. I have chipped an extractor in use, lost a few parts temporarily, and done soem researc on what shuts glocks down. Having a full set of parts makes sense, yet if one wants...
by maine1
Thu May 16, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: need help alice pack med or large?
Replies: 17
Views: 6724

Re: need help alice pack med or large?

the medium alice is the pack that just keeps on keepin' on, at least in my stable. The pack i have now was bought at a surplus store more than 20 years ago, and went out for the TT mods a few years ago, despite being a bit rough in places. I run it with the frame, and either the Eagle or BH S straps...
by maine1
Thu May 16, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

if they are anything like my son, neices and nephews, they will start chanting " faster, faster" in unison.

looks like a good workout, though.
by maine1
Wed May 15, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

The bike was done today, and Boy i wish i had had it fixed sooner- 56 bucks!

gonna start conditioning.
Also, found some Asics GT200 locally, new running shoes next payday!

I missed running FAR more than the MTB, but to get back in to both again will be great fun despite the gut busting work.
by maine1
Thu May 09, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

Make a practice run on the weekend. Add in a little bit of time for traffic. If you maintain a comfortable pace of 10mph, it'll be about 1.4 hours. 20mph brings it down to about 42 minutes. It'll take a while to get to the point of maintaining 20mph for 42 minutes though. Plan on a 2 hr trip, and g...
by maine1
Thu May 09, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

its 14 miles, give or take, one way. I'll leave early enough so i can grab a quick shower at work before going on duty. i am taking the bike in to the shop today. i have always doen my own repairs and things on my bikes, but this one needs a bit of TLC. Once the bike is up to snuff, I'll see if this...
by maine1
Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

question for you bikers: I am flirting with the idea of riding my MtN bike to work, or at least one way, to save gas, and for cardio/leg workout. I used to ride quite a bit, and once i get my bike fixed properly ( a Diamondback Topanga, its about to hit its 20th aniversary, buts its been with me for...
by maine1
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for a CCW for the girlfriend
Replies: 29
Views: 2393

Re: Looking for a CCW for the girlfriend

she should choose her own. My wife wanted, and got, a Para Carry 9, partly due to the fact it had a manual and a grip safety. she does not like the grip, its a bit short for her. But guns are personal tools, and male or female, need to be chosen by the individual based on experience. Sometimes it ta...
by maine1
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

don't forget about rifle PT!

its a more useful version of tourture. builds a useful type of endurance with the actual tool.
by maine1
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Stealth Weapon?
Replies: 38
Views: 5468

Re: Stealth Weapon?

Sling. i can carry one in every pocket, make them from about anything, and use the odd round rocks for ammo. NOW, if you want to get serious: make consistent ammo from concrete for practice/ general use. cast lead from WW for real long range stuff. PRACTICE your ass off. With some work and good ammo...
by maine1
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

You would certianly be surprised by some guys nowadays because of the training and nutrition discoveries we've made just in the past few years. Take for example this guy named Tuan Tran who is both a bodybuilder and powerlifter. I've worked out with him before at metroflex in Houston and he's amazi...
by maine1
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

I see some crossfit and body weight program type guys on here, anybody else like myself and come from the bodybuilding/powerlifting side? I'm not really big on bodyweight type stuff outside of weighed pushups/pullups. Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2 At one time, that is what i did. While i d...
by maine1
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22043

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

Fitness is the most basic, crucial, and most neglected aspect of the survival/freedom/firearms world. While i have never considered myself an athelete, I have been pretty active most of my life- taking it for granted when younger, doing things that caused me some injury over time. after being a free...
by maine1
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stuff to know about long distance walking
Replies: 67
Views: 5377

Re: Stuff to know about long distance walking

Gold bonds powder is a staple, but if you are cheap like me the dollar store sells a generic knockoff that i like better, and use daily. A pack of baby wipes, gold bonds, bag balm ( they do sell it in small tins, so dont steal the one out of the barn or milkroom)or vasaline, smartwool socks, a fresh...
by maine1
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver versus Pistol
Replies: 174
Views: 10265

Re: Revolver versus Pistol

This thread is one i had looked at breifly, but never read from stem to stern until now, as the Revolver has shown its worth AGAIN in my life. To sum up the last 15 or so years: Glock 21 for EDC ( yes, every damn day, concealed, regardless of weather) for about 8 years, until My wife got me the G-20...
by maine1
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: what revolvers do you own?
Replies: 71
Views: 7627

Re: what revolvers do you own?

2013 will be a year of getting BACK into revolvers for me. I have: Ruger Security six, 4" stainless- great gun. Ruger old model bearcat- just got it. Smith model 36- finish is in poor shape, but it shoots great NAA 22 LR/ 22mag- had this for years Taurus model 82- an ugly gun, but a good gun I hope ...
by maine1
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Hi Point firearms.
Replies: 52
Views: 3588

Re: Hi Point firearms.

First, I do not own a Hi-point. On the other hand, I have had many people- who would otherwise have had NO gun at all- bring them to classes. In my experince, they are big for caliber, funky, clunky, and run well. I have shot the 45 some, and the weight makes it a double tap machine, reminding me of...
by maine1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Most common carry caliber on ZS *POLL*
Replies: 147
Views: 7343

Re: Most common carry caliber on ZS *POLL*

Glock 20, EDC.
by maine1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What was your first Handgun?
Replies: 174
Views: 10508

Re: What was your first Handgun?

while not MINE per se, it was my fathers Hy Hunter 22lr western six shooter model. i shot it, carried it, and learned to use a pistol with it in my early teens. Recently, i began to restore it for shooting. when i turned 18 or so, i upgraded to a Ruger blachhawwk in 44 mag. dragged that thing around...
by maine1
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff
Replies: 66
Views: 5851

Re: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff

OK, man on a buffalo is my new favorite show... what was this thread about, anyway...?? I don't look at it as romantic, just a simpler way of doing. Take that attitude, and combine it with apropriate modern materials, and we will have something quite neat. I do realize than historical expeditions we...
by maine1
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: What 5 Wilderness Survival Items...
Replies: 181
Views: 18296

Re: What 5 Wilderness Survival Items...

1) 10 3/4"-11" bowie knife, made by me. Included in the sheath is a ferro rod, and a little cord, does not count as its EDC 2) i have not found one yet, but a stainless, 2 qt teapot with lid and bail. 3) Ferro rod. 1/2" dia, by about 5-6", with a lanyard, small handle, hollow with a little tinder st...
by maine1
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff
Replies: 66
Views: 5851

Re: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff

A big hell yes to this^. The eastern longhunters, trappers, Ben Lilley, Hugh Glass and others survived a lot tougher times with a lot less gear. How can we do less? Granted, in Ben and Hughs cases,. they had years of experience, knowledge and skills earned by life on the trail - not a lot of those ...
by maine1
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BoB- Weapon Maintenance
Replies: 101
Views: 8446

Re: BoB- Weapon Maintenance

The M-16 toothbrush is the tool for me. As a kid, i grew up with the usual Hoppes supplies and whatnot, from grease on the farm, hyd oil, ect.. THEN, i was introduced to the little green brush in the Corps, and life was great. having taken it for granted, and used replacements, I'll have nothing els...

Go to advanced search