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by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8473

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Interesting discussion, but let's remember to keep this discussion to lawful defensive use of firearms. Some of the chat is seemingly trending towards offensive use. If there are riots of folks wearing homemade or store bought armor, the only sane strategy is to disengage. It's not worth saving a st...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

For people looking for a Ruger PCC, PSA has them in stock for (barely) less than msrp.
https://palmettostatearmory.com/ruger-p ... ampaign=cl
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108515

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Well, partial success. I picked up some Dogtown 35 gr HP flat base bullets on sale for the TCM a while back, thinking they would be a good fit. Turns out the length / ogive isn't a great fit. Turns out the TCM is like last call at the bar and goes for the short, fat bullets. I had to load the bullet...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Seems to me that charging the advertisers, those placing ads, a small fee for the listing (call it the eBay model) and keeping the doors open to anyone who wants to buy makes more sense. But, their site, their business, their rules. I don't have to shop there after all. It's possible they ran those...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108515

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

So tonight I'm going to tackle 22 TCM for the first time. It's a fun round to shoot and I've collected some brass so going to give it a try! It's supposed to be less problematic than 5.7, but in general tiny bottlenecked cartridges can be annoying to work with, so I'll see. I even bought the dedicat...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I'm not seeing that as reasonable at all unless you're making a business. Seriously, if I want to go on there shopping for a firearm I need a premium account to make any contacts, and that's reasonable at $4.00, but why does it have to be an automatic recurring monthly payment? How often do they th...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

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. In my area at least, you can find clearance rifles and pistols in odd cartridges. So while I'm not using 45 GAP as a day to day gun, having one as a backup to your every day 9mm Glock would make sense, for those times ...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Someone already found a loophole in posting ads on there. Apparently, you can go back to an old ad, edit it to fit whatever you're selling now, reactivate it and you can bypass the payment thing. Whether or not it still works or if it's been patched by now is still unknown. I've also noticed that t...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8473

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

12 gauge ammo is one of the few ammos the stores in my AO are full of. I did a quick check at Academy last week and they were stocked pretty well on 12 gauge ammo. Not sure if it was just birdshot or buckshot, though. May have just been birdshot. They also had some 16 and 28 gauge shells too. My gu...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

And Armslist may have borked themself on this move. I'm happy to pay a reasonable fee for a service, but when I tried setting up the payment for a premium membership it failed to process, using two different cards and two different browsers on two different computers. I wanted to rule out a possible...
by PistolPete
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

If I got a PCC, I was thinking about something like one of the PA prismatics. The ACSS reticle seems well-received, they're compact, and 2x-3x seems like enough magnification for a pistol caliber? All depends on your use case. For home defense and short range work a red dot is great. For a bug out ...
by PistolPete
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7657
Views: 426995

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Only downside is that they're for a CZ 527 and I don't own one of those. Well, that and they're missing the little screws that hold the rings down on whatever optic you'd put them on. A nice stroke of luck! I bought a box of 38 special today. I didn't need it, but a local shop got a shipment and I ...
by PistolPete
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Both the Browning BLR and Henry Long Ranger are lever guns that feed from a box magazine. Whether they could be made to work with a longer box magazine I can't say. The Browning uses the same mags in their BAR and I think they make a 10 rounder for that, or at least used to. I've never used a BLR so...
by PistolPete
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1022
Views: 96563

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

They now have their own propaganda section: Guardian publishes op-ed written entirely by artificial intelligence: ‘I have no desire to wipe out humans’ Yeah, sure you don't... uh-huh. Holy selective edit, Batman. I'm way late to this party, but FOX news left out a huge bit from the original Guardia...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sleep during Disaster/Crisis
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Sleep during Disaster/Crisis

It's a good topic to consider. Personally, that's one of the reasons I keep a dog, even though pets are a pain sometimes. It's a set of ears to wake me up if something wonky is going on. Something he didn't mention is how the situation may make it harder to get good sleep. I had an intruder maybe 10...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Begining Archery
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Begining Archery

I don't have anywhere near the experience of Woodsghost, I'm a much more casual archer. I find it very relaxing. That said, if you decided to go with a compound bow consider used bows. You can find used bows for half or less the new price, as people chase the newest tech. Also- don't jump into a bow...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Non-COVID Casualties from The COVID Lockdown
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Non-COVID Casualties from The COVID Lockdown

The first friend was not considered an official COVID death. The second friend was counted as a COVID death. Yeah, and based on the subject of this thread we really need two categories: Death caused by and/or contributed to by covid-19 Death caused by and/or contributed to by the government respons...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Non-COVID Casualties from The COVID Lockdown
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Non-COVID Casualties from The COVID Lockdown

That said I agree it will be a while before stats are published. However after seeing my state's lack of basic math skills (negative daily COVID deaths 3 times :roll: ); I am not sure the stats will be accurate. As a final note the one thing COVID has taught me is how abjectly pathetic the health r...
by PistolPete
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Non-COVID Casualties from The COVID Lockdown
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Non-COVID Casualties from The COVID Lockdown

In a smaller sense, I've noticed a number of negative effects in my world. I play hockey with a local paramedic and he says suicide calls are up 4x in recent months. Whether that turns into more successful suicides remains to be seen when the year end stats are published. In my county they cancelled...
by PistolPete
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev

Depends on how light you want to go...and how much you want to spend. The V7 ultralight buffer tube and a minimalist stock from MFT is a very light combination while still providing pretty much all the comfort and utility of a standard M4 stock. Same goes with the bolt/bolt carrier... many options ...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev

Nice project! I'm slowly piecing together a lightweight build as well. I'm also using a Faxon barrel and I have one of the WWSD lowers on order, but for now I'm using a MAG tactical lower. I haven't picked a stock yet, any others you considered that are pretty light? I'm blowing my weight on an opti...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

That makes me wonder if I should consider putting mine on armslist or gunbroker, then wait for Stim v2.0 and combine that $1,200 with whatever I get for the Ruger and pick up something nicer. :? Yeah, I've thought about selling mine as well, but if people panic more based on the results of the elec...
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I picked the wrong friggin time to buy a Ruger PC9 carbine. :gonk: Yeah, the Ruger PCC's have been sold out everywhere since May. It's interesting to me that they made the list of panic buys, along with shotguns and Glocks. Are you set on the Ruger version? The only one's I've seen selling lately a...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 743
Views: 23953

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Oh, ok.

Looks like I'll be storing my 870 with an empty chamber now.
Lots of people, including myself, keep their pump shotguns in what's sometimes called "cruiser ready", meaning loaded, unchambered, safety off. Prevents accidents and is quick to deploy if needed.

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