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  New Defense/Competition/Hunting rifle
Posted by: Ronin.45 - 08-31-2015, 05:47 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (2)

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Aero Precision forged upper and lower
Seekins lightweight keymod rail.
Back Hole Weaponry 9.5" barrel
Magpul MIAD and CTR stock
Failzero NIB-x bcg
Timney 3lb trigger
Vortex Viper PST 1-4X in GG&G accucam mount.

It weighs 5b 13.5z without optics.
7lb 5.8oz with scope and mount.

Muzzlebrake is a Silencerco Specwar 7.62 mount.

300blk will do anything I need to do with a rifle.

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  Habits and Situational Awareness
Posted by: Tsquare - 08-31-2015, 04:50 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (28)

The recent events around the country with the racially motivated attacks, muslims being themselves, and illegal aliens raping/pillaging we need to be diligent in our personal safety and be the "Hard Target".  If you are a person that is a 'creature of habit' you are a soft target.  How well are you of you surroundings? Are you physically and mentally equipped to handle an 'Oh sheet' situation? There are many things you can do to change yourself from a 'Soft Target' to a 'Hard Target'.

If you have patterns or a routine on your daily activities you have opened yourself up as an easy target. If you were watched could someone predict your moves? Could they predict what time and the route you take to work and back home? Do they know what gas station you use? Do you have a mailbox that locks or can it be easily pilfered for information? Do you use social media to announce all of your plans? The answers should be I am unpredictable in my actions, routes, eating times, fuel replenishment, vehicle I drive, I lock down my mail, and no way would I ever have a social media account. Be a ghost. Be as unpredictable in you route/life as possible when you are out in public. Draw as little attention as possible to keep a low profile.

When you do travel how many cars ahead are you aware of their driving pattern? How long has the car two cars back been trailing you? Do you have more than half a tank of gas? Is my car in top working order? These are other questions you have to look at. I ride a motorcycle so I am constantly looking at all the cars around me because I do not want to get run over, again. When I am in a truck or car I keep the same mentality of being aware of all of the vehicle around me. Back when I was in the military and it was time for my security clearance review my wife and I were headed to the beach. It was a 2 hour dive through the woods and through a small town or two. On the way down I noticed a LTD about 1/4 mile behind us most of the way. I saw the same car on the beach 3 or 4 times. On the way back I noticed it was behind me again. I had a CB radio and got in touch with the county sheriff who boxed in the LTD in one of the small towns. It turned out to be a FBI agent following me for my clearance investigation. Another thing I have learned is to always have more than a half tank of fuel - you never know when you may need to hit the road to get out of town. I also try to keep a vehicle that can 'hold its own' performance wise and keep it in top performance maintenance wise.

Do you know your limitations if you had to run flat out or how long you could hold up? Do you carry any weapons and do you know how to use them? If you do have a weapon could you kill with it? Being physically fit has many benefits but when you walk into a room do you size every body up if there was a situation? Could you handle yourself in that situation? I have an exercise routine to keep physically fit. I carry a pistol and a knife. I have many practice hours with the pistol and I have had many hours of training in hand to hand and with a knife. My training was not to beat some down but it was to be the person who walked away. Many people train like crazy but when it cones down to an actual situation could you pull the trigger or thrust the knife to end someone else's life - if you are unsure you need to put away the knife and gun.  A statistic the DOD put out is that 20% of infantry could take aim and pull the trigger to kill the enemy. The other 80% would fire into the air or not at all. These are people who have trained to be killers, but could you actually do it? That is a moral dilemma most people are unsure of. 

We need to practice to be a Hard target. A target that is very difficult to figure out a schedule or to pin down physically or with data. We also need to be aware of what is going on around us and realize 'escape routes' if necessary. 'A man's got to know his limitations' was once said in a movie and it is very true in many aspects. Being able to protect yourself and others and being able to live with the consequences are very important. Many soldiers that suffer from PTSD are fighting the battle of the consequences - could you?

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Wink Grey Man.
Posted by: kirgi08 - 08-31-2015, 03:09 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (12)

This is an important skill,being able to move around and not be noticed.It's an acquired skill that takes practice,just be plain.No fancy watches/jewelry.Be quiet,go about yer business/shopping ect.This time of year I wear cargo shorts and a t-shirt with ratty looking wellco boots.I wear a Timex Indiglo Expedition that I've had for 20yrs,a simple wedding ring and nothing else really visible.

I'm carrying a g23 w/2 15+2 g22 mags an Emerson Commander w/wave a 21in heavy blk s/s Asp and a Surefire 6p.I look like a normal blue collar guy,that's my goal.Be quiet/attentive and check 6.Have back up routes of egress for the areas you'll be at and PRACTICE them.Most folk are creatures of habit and fall into patterns,this is a BAD thing.Personal security is simple yet fluid.The fluidity starts as folks change where they are at/going.

This may sound "paranoid",fine.Read my Sig,I live by those words.'08. Cool

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  Hand cranked radios.
Posted by: kirgi08 - 08-31-2015, 02:47 AM - Forum: Communications - Replies (1)

I like the eton arc models,the ARC FRX3 is a decent choice.They ain't perfect but they don't cost what a Kenwood does.The Ambient Weather WR111b is my "wish" unit.We have scanners and the such,what I want is the solar/outlet type usage.They are upgradeable and fairly stout.Midrange is the Grundig S450DLX,a $100 on prime.Above the ARC model,below the AW is the Kaito Electronics KA500BLK.It's highly versatile,I haven't handled one so I really don't know about quality.It does have the main thing I want in this type gear,AC/Battery/Solar/Computer.This is a essential factor for me.The cost is rt at $80/varies between sites,I may roll the dice and get one.

Being able to hear what's going on around you is paramount,in a "situation" info is king.As an aside,I'd print off yer local LEOs "10" codes.It may take awhile to learn them but it's worthwhile.Funny story,when I was still otr an FTO friend of mine had a newb riding for training.He asked me about 20 different "10" codes and I knew them all.He told his rook If a long haired hippy can learn them so can she.I'm a long haired hippy type that folk don't even notice.'08. Big Grin

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Thumbs Up Rate a thread or member
Posted by: David - 08-30-2015, 02:45 PM - Forum: Forum News, Introductions and How-To Information - Replies (5)

Want everyone to be familiar with these features of the board.  If you read the post of another member that you particularly like then you can 'rate' it.  It's a way to say thanks for the post as it was of value to you.  If you look at the bottom of anyone's post you'll see several tabs.  On of them on the bottom left has a 'thumbs up' and says 'Rate'.  Click on that and you'll have a pop up window that allows you to give a positive (or negative) rating.  It also allows the opportunity to tell the member why you rated them if you want to do so.  After you rate them just click the X and proceed.  Just a nice way of saying thanks to other members.  The 'Reputation' appears in the person's posts on the upper right.

You can also rate an entire thread.  In the upper right of the OP (original post) of the thread you'll see a bunch up stars.  Click on the one which reflects your rating and the thread is now rated.  Gives other members the opportunity to quickly see threads that contains good information.

Any questions please let me know.   Smile

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  Winchester Model 1902 - .22 rifle
Posted by: David - 08-29-2015, 11:12 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (3)

I mentioned in another thread a while back that my grandfather had passed on to me a small .22 single shot rifle that he had used as a boy on the farm.  I got curious as I'd never really looked into it before.  It's been on the top shelf of my closet for years so I got the ladder and took it down.  It's marked on the top of the barrel and is a Winchester Model 1902.  It's a single shot, bolt action rifle that shots 22 long and short.  

Here's a stock pic of what they look like:

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The stock is a bit darker and knicked up bit with a crack under the barrel portion.  Probably hasn't been fired in untold decades.  Kinda cool.

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  Person of interest detained in Harris County Deputy Killing
Posted by: Will Beararms - 08-29-2015, 04:19 PM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (11)

They got him. His mother cooperated. I worked in Houston yesterday. Very sad.


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  Hunting Season
Posted by: JRSC - 08-29-2015, 12:55 AM - Forum: Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting & trapping - Replies (64)

It's about that time of year I start getting giddy as a school girl. The feeling of late summer is kicking in and I can feel a hint of fall in the air. Next Saturday is dove season. I'm chomping at the bit. Jase Robertson said "dove is the filet mignon of the sky." And I agree with him. In another month small game and deer season will be here. 

In addition to deer I'm going for rabbit, squirrel and may try some duck hunting this season if I can find the time. 

Hunters, what are yall going for this season? If your seasons already open what have you got? Feel free to post pics and share some recipes.

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  A moment of silence is just that.
Posted by: Will Beararms - 08-28-2015, 06:50 AM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (5)

Isn't it about time we humbled ourselves and cried out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Is it Guns? Is it Drugs? Is it Racism? Is it Mental Health? Really? A moment of silence? Are you kidding me? I am the worst in need of humbleness and crying out to God.

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Video Interesting Fire Starting Method
Posted by: JRSC - 08-28-2015, 01:32 AM - Forum: Fire - Replies (8)

This method is very labor intensive at first. But after you have the hearth board made you're good to go for a great many fires to come. I really like this way because if you are ever in a survival situation (without lighters or any other ignition source) this will save you time, calories, undue stress and fatigue.

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