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by squinty
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dealing with a knife threat
Replies: 137
Views: 9704

Re: Dealing with a knife threat

Hank Reinhardt mentions that when taking control of the other guy's knife arm, you want to grab the hand & not the wrist. Grabbing the wrist leaves room for them to shift the knife around & cut your hand. Grabbing the hand avoids this, and lets you try & pry it out of their grip. Shorin-Ryu taught ...
by squinty
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.

People here aren't trying to figure out how to drop weight from their pack so they can...pack a spare set of ass-less chaps. Speak for yourself - my assless chaps are going to be a big part of my primary source of income in the PAW... Walk those chaps right over here big boy...how many cans of Spam...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 984
Views: 109252

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Well, I'd always been a fervent supporter of "double aught or go home" wrt defensive shotgun ammo, but here's an interesting Box o' truth article extolling the virtues of #1. Disappointed that he didn't actually do a penetration test or link to same, though. :( I mean, it's "box o' truth," right? No...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW locked or unlocked?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: CCW locked or unlocked?

Maybe you should always practice disengaging the safety, and making that part of your draw, even if you intend to carry safety off. IDK, but it seems like Murphy will contrive to have your safety down the one time you really need to draw and shoot fast, even if that's not your normal carry mode. I ...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.

I think you missed all the other places (the stickies, the wiki, the PSAs) where it's been said over a hundred times what the basics of a BOB are and why we pack what we do , or why some of us prep the way we do. I can't speak for the OP, but I'm guessing he's noticed the same thing I have - many o...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW locked or unlocked?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: CCW locked or unlocked?

Regardless of HOW you carry, train to draw and fire from that state. Maybe about two years ago I watched a video of a jewelry store robbery. The store owner pulled his gun out, and you can see him struggling with his own gun while he's being shot in the abdomen. Apparently he forgot the safety was ...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.

Preaching in a good way. Everything you said I was going to but with my current shitty internets I probably would have lost the damn post three times as the net dropped out on me by the time I'd got it all typed up (copy and paste post text as insurance ftw) except I would have added something like...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW locked or unlocked?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: CCW locked or unlocked?

How about a poll answer for DA revolver carry. Or should wheelies just check DA - no decocker?
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.

Seems like there have been lots of times where people have been refuges fleeing an area with only what they could carry on their back. For the US that would probably be whatever they could carry in their car, like those that fled during Katrinna or from any other hurricane's path. I agree that peop...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.

Barring fires, tornadoes, or hurricanes, I don't plan to leave and go anywhere. I'd much rather Bug-In, than Bug-Out. To heck with a 70 pound backpack. Those are the things a BOB is for. Disasters. ZS has always maintained that a secure bug-in is the preferable option. Your house gets knocked over ...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: Epic Quote from Post by RatDrall on another thread.

Barring fires, tornadoes, or hurricanes, I don't plan to leave and go anywhere. I'd much rather Bug-In, than Bug-Out. To heck with a 70 pound backpack. Those are the things a BOB is for. Disasters. ZS has always maintained that a secure bug-in is the preferable option. Your house gets knocked over ...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mk 48 LVS as a BOV?
Replies: 55
Views: 4330

Re: Mk 48 LVS as a BOV?

That would be wicked! Just fab up a plow to gard the front from impact from cars, hords of zombies or other debree. Also 50s are rilly easy to take down and put up rilly quickly. But a 50cal is unnessary for Zeds, a living hord maby, but an un-dead hord its un-nessary. Also once ammo is expended, w...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver as bug-out gun
Replies: 169
Views: 26121

Re: Revolver as bug-out gun

loads slow so you have to get good at keeping an ammo count in your head and changing out spent shells when ever you get to cover. Are you one of those people who unloads all cylinders before putting fresh ones in? One of the tricks I picked up from another shooter (I used to have a Vaquero) is whe...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver as bug-out gun
Replies: 169
Views: 26121

Re: Revolver as bug-out gun

My theory: someone did that stupid trick where they spin the cylinder like a top and slam it closed while it's spinning. Will that really ruin a revolver?? Oh yes. It'll eat up the ratchet: http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/revolver-ratchet.jpg and the pawl, chewing up the metal and causing timing issue...
by squinty
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: It happened to me, so WWYD?
Replies: 22
Views: 3059

Re: It happened to me, so WWYD?

Back when I first moved out into the sticks, we had a separate building/enclosure where the big outside dogs lived, and it wasn't uncommon for me to go outside in the middle of the night to investigate them barking at something. I learned pretty quick that they had distinctive barks for different oc...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: It happened to me, so WWYD?
Replies: 22
Views: 3059

Re: Re: It happened to me, so WWYD?

Oh, man. Burn. Good one. I'm crushed. For real. Devastated. Your wit is like a rapier. I am verklempt. Your invective is harsh, and affects my emotions. I am losing my temper and screaming at the screen. I can't believe you would say that. I am outraged. Gosh darn, golly gee willikers, my ears are ...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: It happened to me, so WWYD?
Replies: 22
Views: 3059

Re: It happened to me, so WWYD?

As for not letting him know you're home, I'm of two minds. 90% of the time the guy breaking in at night won't stick around if he thinks you're awake and on to him. The guy that only wants you stuff doesn't want to get seen/caught, and even the guy that wants to hurt you prefers to catch you napping ...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: It happened to me, so WWYD?
Replies: 22
Views: 3059

Re: It happened to me, so WWYD?

WW I D? This will sound harsh and know it all, I don't mean for it too sound that way but you did ask us to second guess your actions, so try and take it constructively. I would have made sure my doors were locked and my phones were charged and accessible. That was your biggest fail by far! Was your...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW locked or unlocked?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: CCW locked or unlocked?

The Sig 239 is an awesome little pistol if you ask me (you didn't, why would you? but I still felt like telling you :wink: ) But if you look at the prices a used 9mm p239 fetches on gunsamerica, vs. a gen 3 Glock 19, they're pretty comparable. You might not have to spend all that much if you're will...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt
Replies: 388
Views: 16447

Re: Re:

Like Regular Guy said, am I thinking that I'm in one of the 90% scenarios where I don't actually have to shoot if I get my gun out on time? Well, far as I know there's a 90% chance of that happening. That's on the 0.001% chance of me being in an armed conflict in the first place. Yes, statistically...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW locked or unlocked?
Replies: 41
Views: 2890

Re: CCW locked or unlocked?

Double action or DA/SA I carry hammer down, safety off. As safe as a DA revolver. Striker fired pistols - no safety. Really only single action pistols would I carry with the safety on. (1911, Ruger mark III are my only single action pistols.) A pistol kept in a rigid holster that covers the trigger ...
by squinty
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1846
Views: 179176

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

Niblick wrote:You know you have to tell that story now, right?
Or link to it - I think it's been posted elsewhere on ZS?

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 2&start=72" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by squinty
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt
Replies: 388
Views: 16447

Re: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt

Pocket pistols have many serious limitations. You need training in pistol craft and reactive combat tactics to use any pistol effectively, but especially a pocket pistol. That makes their usefulness limited. Doesn't necessarily make them useless or worse than nothing.. Okay, why have it if it's exp...
by squinty
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt
Replies: 388
Views: 16447

Re: Pocket pistols make my peepee hurt

Pocket pistols have many serious limitations. You need training in pistol craft and reactive combat tactics to use any pistol effectively, but especially a pocket pistol. That makes their usefulness limited. Doesn't necessarily make them useless or worse than nothing.. Okay, why have it if it's exp...

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