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  Brought one more into the pro-gun world
Posted by: bmyers - 10 hours ago - Forum: Defense - No Replies

The short of a long story, my wife's niece had an incident at her home where she was outside with her two kids and a black man came running down the road and jumped the fence, followed very quickly by 10 police officers. They captured the man. 

This incident made her realize how defenseless she was and how she had a responsibility to her kids. 

She got a hold of my wife, who signed her up for her carry conceal class at the end of May. We took her to the range this afternoon and it was the first time she shot a pistol. After going through all the safety rules, firearm operation, loaded her up with one round and placed her at 5 yards. Started her with G19 and helped her understand sight picture and basic firearm operations. 

Moved onto G48 and then the G42. She fired at least 15 rounds through each firearm. We then let her pick which one she wanted to keep shooting and she selected the G42.

We fired 50 rounds through it and got her hitting the target at 10 yards. She is excited now and ready to take her class. We had a lot of good discussion about proper firearm storage when the pistol isn't on her so the little hands can't get to it. She tried on some of Rhonda's holsters and different options. 

I wouldn't of guessed that she would of ever been pro-gun, yet alone getting her permit. Although one incident can make all the difference in the word.

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  Potato battery
Posted by: David - 04-21-2019, 02:57 AM - Forum: Food - No Replies

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  Mounted lights, lasers and holsters
Posted by: David - 04-20-2019, 07:13 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (1)

So after doing some research all day, I decided on the following for my LC9s;

For me, LaserMax Centerfire Light/Laser (Green) combo with GripSense. I also ordered a Crossbreed Snap Slide OWB holster that fits the light/laser combo. I've been needing a new holster for my LC9s anyway as I'm not quite happy with the leather one I'm currently using.  Doing some research, the green seems to be more visible in brighter light.

For the wife's LC9s I ordered a LaserMax Centerfire Laser (red). She carries in a CCW purse so a holster, at least for now, isn't necessary. She likes a laser but didn't think she'd care for the light one way or the other.  During the day she is generally indoors so I felt the red was fine.  I think this will help her quite a bit with her issues.  She liked the laser I put on the Sub 2K quite a bit.  

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  aaa rechargeables program
Posted by: bdcochran - 04-20-2019, 03:20 PM - Forum: Lighting - Replies (3)

Gradually, I have been making the changeover from non-rechargeable to rechargeable batteries.

Now, I am going further on the AAA changeover.

1.  ordered a 50 battery container on line (really a plastic ammo box).  It will be in the house for regularly replacing AAA batteries.
2.  charging up AAA batteries.  When they come from the manufacturer, they are typically not fully charged.  So, you will want to charge them before using them.
3.  will charge up a number of batteries and put them in the 50 unit container and then mark the container with the date of the charged batteries.  I already make a notation of when I newly charge batteries and slip it in a zip lock baggie with the batteries in a plastic container.  Then there is no guessing.
4.  most of what takes AAA batteries are Costco level communications gear.  I am checking each set aside communication unit with the batteries and learning that a number of batteries did leak.  Each battery is being tested, the bad ones thrown away and the contaminated small plastic containers being cleaned.  Then, if I decide to put replacement battery packs with the unit, the packs are put in plastic baggies with a notation of the date.

This is what I am trying to accomplish.
1.  when I started inventorying batteries, reliable rechargeables were not on the market.
2.  when I started inventorying batteries, cheap RC protective plastic containers were not on the market.
3.  when I started inventorying batteries, long life batteries were not on the market.

1.  use only rechargeables for the household items that regularly use AAA batteries.
2.  consider my life expectancy and not overbuy.
3.  consider that a 4 aaa battery powered communications unit will not be using AAA rechargeables if shtf and the power is off.
4.  consider that Murphy's law is at work.  Any thing that can go wrong, will go wrong.  So, I would like to be able to operate past one 4 AAA battery set up for a couple of more cycles and that some batteries will end up defective.

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  Trying to figure out where the 43X fits in
Posted by: bmyers - 04-19-2019, 01:29 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (2)

I have had the 43X and 48 for a few weeks now. I like them both. They both have functioned well and shot good.

My issue, if I want to carry a smaller gun, I find myself carrying the 43. If I'm carrying a gun the size of the 43X, I find myself carrying the 48. 

So, I don't know where the 43X fits in? I like the 48, but as you know I'm a G19 fan, so to me the G48 is just a slimline G19 which I love.

I won't get rid of my 43X, just not sure where it fits into.

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  Paul Harrell on the Sig 365
Posted by: David - 04-19-2019, 02:27 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (1)

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  Educational video on ballistics
Posted by: bmyers - 04-16-2019, 10:55 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (1)


The YouTube video is from the guys at Federal who oversee HST and Speer Gold Dot. It explains how the testing process works, why it works, and the purpose. It isn't ground breaking, but is informative.

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  The Marine Keto version
Posted by: fishingjeff - 04-14-2019, 11:44 PM - Forum: Fitness - Replies (1)

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Lightbulb Small emergency kit ideas
Posted by: David - 04-14-2019, 12:29 PM - Forum: Packs and Gear - No Replies

Emergency Survival Kit 13 in 1

Stilvolle Tools Survival Card

11 in 1 Survival Card

Multi Tool Card survival Wallet sized

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  Oil changes
Posted by: David - 04-14-2019, 11:16 AM - Forum: DIY - No Replies

I taught my son how to change the oil in his car.  We've been using a full synthetic oil for a while now on his car and while it's $40-$70 to get it done somewhere it's less than $20 to DIY.  And I think it's important to at least know the basics for vehicle maintenance.

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