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by RonnyRonin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 115
Views: 11662

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

boskone wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:00 pm
I'd honestly think about selling one of my ARs if there were a lever gun in 6.5 Grendel. (Without basically building an entirely new gun from a donor chassis, that is.)
you'd need a mag fed one; browning BLR would probably be the place to start.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 115
Views: 11662

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

I would speculate that if the shortage is so long and so extreme that common calibers are totally gone or at sell-your-organ prices, than uncommon calibers are likely rising in price and disappearing in equal proportions. Also, assuming you have your common guns that you actually intend to use in a ...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 115
Views: 11662

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

So...the best option is "both"? :D 100%. Your goto guns are those that are affordable to run during good times, so you can afford to keep ammo on hand and practice a lot. But you also keep something cheap and weird on hand for lean times like this. You can still buy 45 GAP and 300 Weatherby online ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 80% AR Lower
Replies: 25
Views: 1501

Re: 80% AR Lower

I have just a hand drill, and a good vise right now. I might purchase a Harbor Freight drill press for the occasion.... As mentioned too, I might go in on a value pack with some friends, one of which has quite an extensive shop. Maybe have a lower party one day over beers. As for Polymer vs Metal, ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 80% AR Lower
Replies: 25
Views: 1501

Re: 80% AR Lower

To do it right you will want a drill press, a router, a GOOD vice, and a jig. But I'll give the same advice I give most anyone that is curious; if you don't buy the 80% and the jig with cash, most all the advantages of having an 80% are nullified. If you want to save money over a regular lower you w...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has sleeping bag tech changed?
Replies: 36
Views: 1926

Re: Has sleeping bag tech changed?

No, I currently work for a company that does cleaning for a couple big outdoor brands, I run the repair department. Before that I worked for a small outdoor gear repair shop that had warranty contracts with a fair number of outdoor brands. Before that I developed backpacks and tents for a cottage ou...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has sleeping bag tech changed?
Replies: 36
Views: 1926

Re: Has sleeping bag tech changed?

the major shift is price pressure. Most consumers aren't smart enough to know how inflation works, or that it even exists, so they expect to pay the same price year after year after year. To keep prices consistent most consumer grade outdoor gear does get steadily worse; Kelty in particular seems to...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2072

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. Ambi charging handle is a nice addition, but ambi mag release comes first. The Troy ambi mag release is by far my favorite, but they are expensive if you aren't left handed. Single best and ne...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable rain boots.
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Packable rain boots.

As I read it, they're intended as overboots. Don't think so, looked them up on a few sites and they are standalone shoes. Also the toe area is just far to small for anything but a socked foot, overboots always look larger than normal shoes for the most part. I carry a pair of these when weight is m...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9756

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

This is an awesome setup! Are all of the tools in this picture the same as the tools you have listed in your earlier post? Have you added or subtracted anything from your kit since you first assembled it? It got slimmed down a bit over the years, the bit set and driver survived the longest but now ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR15 for Home defense
Replies: 54
Views: 4976

Re: AR15 for Home defense

another great AR/glock compromise is getting an endo adaptor for your glock; it maintains the light weight and one-handability of your glock with a third point of contact and a shorter OAL than a 9mm will the magwell in front of the grip
by RonnyRonin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?

I think concealment often beats security, both both is of course a plus. One family I knew growing up just threw an old cardboard refrigerator box over the gun safe in their garage, and I often place things in front of mine to just add another layer. I leave a very few guns out of the safe and just ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

It sounds like you are probably running Golden Tiger, which is good ammo. It was actually a special run that SG ammo contracted I believe, unsure of the factory. 55g soft point; close enough to Wolf Gold (most everyone in my area's competition ammo) as far as zeroing and drop; but hopefully a bit b...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

The ammo our local group has settled on is some Russian production 5.56 that has the weird purple stuff where the bullet meets the neck, and around the primer; I'm assuming/hoping its sealed. We are lucky enough to have low humidity, and most of it is sealed in cans, but a decent bit lives in magazi...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

For all the people that have had numerous failures; can any of them be attributed to old ammo? it sounds like a lot of them are happening right out of the box or with unknown ammo. Could any of the failures been avoided by cycling out ammo on a shorter time frame or do you think they were just defec...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

Yes, I have. I had two boxes of Magtech Guardian Gold 124 gr. 9mm that 1 round in 3 wouldn't fire despite good primer strikes (I avoid the brand now). I've had a pair of Winchester "Service Grade" .45 ACP squibs that barely made it out of the barrel, I've had 2 .380 ACP rounds that failed to fire w...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

Did you ever find out anything about the ammunition?
by RonnyRonin
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

IMHO, and it's just an opinion, this is the wrong thing to do. Have you ever had a bad round from a quality brand? I've personally never had a 9mm not go bang, even the cheapest of crap or 10 year old defense ammo. I've heard concerns over losing velocity over the years, but I've never talked to an...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3711

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

If I have to pick a number, I'd say minimum is 4 for a CCW and 10 for a carbine. CCW: one in the gun and one in the pocket/belt/waistband, 2 for training/range use. This is the minimum to practice reloads without having to unload and reload your carry ammo constantly. Carbine: I go by the basic ligh...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lithium rechargeable aa's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Lithium rechargeable aa's?

moab wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:15 am

Guess ill be carrying two chargers. One nimh aa charger and one lithium ion 18650.
any particular reason? plenty of chargers out there that will do both
by RonnyRonin
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lithium rechargeable aa's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Lithium rechargeable aa's?

I have eneloops from when Costco had a good deal on them, but since then I've mostly added Ikea Ladda's to my collection. As others have mentioned the reviews of the ikea batteries have been quite good, and while I'm not battery geek I've been happy enough with them. Most all my Bug Out gear runs on...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 28
Views: 1651

Re: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?

I like to think of oddball ammo as best used for back up and occasional use guns.... ....Having your hunting rifle in 308 with a backup in 260 Remington.... ....A bonus goes to rounds that can be made from other brass..... My bug out pistol is a Glock that came with a 40 S&W barrel that runs a 9mm ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 28
Views: 1651

Re: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?

As others have said, the Market at large might not be a dependable source of parts or replacements in times of trouble; although I'd say the market disruptions follow a fairly predictable pattern, and those parts being more common and cheaper the 3.5 out of 4 years more than makes up for a few month...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1462
Views: 110290

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

The denver shooting is a bit close to home for me; I'd just taken my wife and sister in law down that street a few weeks ago and noticed signs of ongoing protests (including people staging food and bottled water near a fenced off capitol building). Just a few blocks away I'd tried to explain to my S...

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