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  Secondary firearm
Posted by: David - 05-17-2018, 01:09 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (7)

We've talked about what we carry, spare mags, trunk guns and such.  Does anyone ever consider carrying a BUG?  The old saying is that the quickest reload is a second gun.  Now that's debatable I suppose but I started thinking about that Maxpedition Lunada sling bag I EDC.  The Lunada/Remora and sling bags like it are specifically designed to carry a concealed firearm in that back pocket.  In fact, the Lunada has two spots where a concealed firearm could be carried.  I haven't, but thought for certain circumstances it would make a handy option.

I like to follow Patriot Nurse on YT as she has a lot of excellent videos.  In one video she is demonstrating a specific belly band designed for women.  In it she is carrying both a G26 and a G43 which she says is her routine EDC carry.  Her reason is that she does suffer from some neurological and sprinting away from danger may not be an issue depending on her current condition.  So she feels more comfortable having two firearms available if the need arises.  Okay, I can see her justification.  Certain scenarios/situations may lend towards having additional firearms.  One of the reasons for that long running trunk gun thread.

I could see for a trip out of town maybe tossing a BUG in the EDC sling bag.  Anyone else carry a BUG daily or from time to time?  What's your reasoning either way?

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  Another outbreak
Posted by: bmyers - 05-17-2018, 10:42 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

It seems like the outbreaks of Ebola are becoming more common. Then again, it could be that the media is just covering it more.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44150762

The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control.
Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million people about 130km (80 miles) from the area where the first cases were confirmed earlier this month.
The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa.
Forty-two people have now been infected and 23 people are known to have died.
Ebola is a serious infectious illness that causes internal bleeding and often proves fatal. It can spread rapidly through contact with small amounts of bodily fluid and its early flu-like symptoms are not always obvious.

Why is the spread to a city such a worry?

The 2014-16 West Africa outbreak, which killed 11,300 people, was particularly deadly because it spread to the capital cities of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Senior World Health Organization (WHO) official Peter Salama said the spread to Mbandaka meant there was the potential for an "explosive increase" in cases.
"This is a major development in the outbreak," he told the BBC. "We have urban Ebola, which is a very different animal from rural Ebola. The potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there."

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  American Embassy in Israel
Posted by: David - 05-15-2018, 02:55 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (10)

Watched the ceremony yesterday.  Quite an historic occasion.  And it's a bold statement.  Of course there were the expected riots and such.  Might be wise to keep an eye out for blow back because of it here stateside as well as around the world.

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  Ruger LC9 7 and 9 round magazines
Posted by: David - 05-15-2018, 02:47 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (2)

Started a thread on GT about the 9 round Ruger magazines.  The OEM and not the aftermarket ones.  I just got a 9 rounder in the LC9s deal yesterday.  It didn't like Perfecta 115 but shot 100% with everything else including HP's.  One of my questions was if the spring in the 7 rounder is the same as the one in the 9 rounder.  Someone had both and took them apart and posted the pic.  They are the same spring.

Figured I'd toss that out to anyone in case it's information they can use.   Smile

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  Security Cameras On The Cheap!
Posted by: A3M0N - 05-14-2018, 05:09 PM - Forum: DIY - Replies (10)

The wife and I have been contemplating some security cameras for a while for our house, there are some decent priced ones with good features, but still just more than we can spend right now. I stumbled upon Alfred (https://alfred.camera/), its an app that you install on an old smartphone and place it where you want it. I just have mine hanging with 3M Command Strips on the window by my front door right now, I'm working on a more elegant solution. 

Best part, its free! It saves your motion detected videos in the cloud for 7 days, and you can download them to your device if you want to. There are upgrades, but free is good for me right now. 

I attached some pics of my current setup and a quick clip of me walking into the house (https://youtu.be/c1V5Yf9T9gc). I'm using a Google Nexus 4. It does record audio as well, but its inside my house, so you can hear my son talking a little on the clip. 

I hope this helps!



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  Glock 31 Gen4, WOW!
Posted by: TN.Frank - 05-13-2018, 07:25 PM - Forum: Firearm Maintenance, modifications and ballistics - Replies (1)

I think I've found a new favorite handgun and cartridge. Took the Glock 31 Gen4 out and man, awesome ballistics, accuracy was good for my first time out and recoil wasn't as bad as many folks try to say it is. Felt more like a 9mm +P or 45 acp than anything else. No where near as flippy as the 40 S&W IMHO. I really like this cartridge, so much so I may try to pick up a Shield 40cal and put a 357 Sig barrel into it to use as my EDC pistol. It's giving me what I've been looking for out of the 9mm without having to push it as hard and it's much closer to 357 Mag ballistics than you'd think. Anyway, enjoy the vid and I'll talk to ya'll later. TN.Frank Out.

https://gunstreamer.com/watch/46xumUp2Q4h2Pos

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Thumbs Up Happy Mothers Day
Posted by: David - 05-13-2018, 12:31 AM - Forum: The Pub - No Replies

Here's to all the mom's!  Hope everyone's mom has a fun, happy, healthy an blessed day  Smile

And remember, having children is hereditary.  If your parents didn't have any neither will you.

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  CDC Buried Study Showing Guns Are Used More Often For Protection Than Crime
Posted by: David - 05-12-2018, 01:02 PM - Forum: Defense - No Replies

CDC Buried Study Showing Guns Are Used More Often For Protection Than Crime

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  Hammock straps
Posted by: fishingjeff - 05-09-2018, 10:03 PM - Forum: Packs and Gear - Replies (1)

On Craigs List in Sarasota. Good straps. I use them myself. Easy to attach and hang. They will meet State Park regs for  Florida.


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  drop cloths and plastic sheeting
Posted by: bdcochran - 05-09-2018, 09:27 PM - Forum: Packs and Gear - Replies (3)

A few years ago,  I came to an understanding that I might have to construct shelters if shtf and windows were broken and the house otherwise rendered uninhabitable.  Based upon what I knew growing up,  I went to the local hardware store and the big box stores.  Nothing of quality, wrong material and/or no repair kits.  Then I found Chicago Canvas and Supply on line.  All kinds of drop cloths and in different materials.  So, I bought some and found grommet/grommet repair kits/instructions on line.

Yesterday, I went to Home Depot and bought two rolls of solid, black plastic in the paint department.  Nothing gets through it - paint,water, wind.  I will have one roll left over and going into shtf supplies.  I do have rolls of plastic in differing thicknesses.  The very thin stuff could never replace a broken window  or be useful to plug a hole in the wall temporarily.  The thicker stuff will work.

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