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  Adrian helmet
Posted by: bdcochran - 01-04-2019, 10:12 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (2)

I watched a very interesting History Guy video on the Adrian helmet.  In WW1, the French learned that 73% of the battlefield injuries were head injuries and 80% of those people died.  The war started without metal helmets.

You will probably not experience artillery or tanks after shtf.  However, when you stick your head up out of a ditch or look around a building  . . . someone may shoot at you  . .. miss  .. hit the berm or building  . .  and debris hit your head.

Just  a thought.  This is why I have a helmet with Oregon Areo inserts to make it comfortable.  Oregon Aero started with making head protection and controls and then branched out to making military helmets comfortable.

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  Mossberg Announces the New MC1sc Subcompact 9mm Pistol
Posted by: bmyers - 01-03-2019, 11:28 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (7)

Mossberg hasn’t offered a handgun to the public in almost a century. But with the announcement of their new MC1sc 9mm striker-fired subcompact single stack pistol, the gun maker best known for their ultra-reliable and eminently affordable shotguns and rifles is back in the concealed carry business in a big way.


https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/0...mm-pistol/

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  What have you done this week to forward your 2019 prepping goals?
Posted by: David - 01-02-2019, 04:41 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (11)

New year, new thread  Smile

Started using my older but smaller sling bag as my EDC pack.  Can't fit as much stuff in it as the Lunada of course but I'm more likely to have it with me due to weight and ease of carry.

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  Happy New Year
Posted by: David - 12-31-2018, 02:12 PM - Forum: Forum News, Introductions and How-To Information - Replies (3)

I'd like to take a moment and wish everyone a very safe and Happy New Year.  

I appreciate everyone that has made the board a home and all the knowledge, wisdom, advice, experience and the laughs that you've taken the time and effort to share.  All the best from mine to yours and look forward to the next year.  

Smile

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  Solid copper pistol Bullets, hollow points.
Posted by: Rifleman 84 - 12-30-2018, 08:55 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (5)

Solid copper pistol bullets. I've often wondered about these rounds. While I think it's a cool concept I have some questions about these rounds. I've heard it said 100% copper hollow points penetrate deeper than their lead counterparts of the same weight. Is this true? Or do they penetrate the same? Do they penetrate less? Expansion. I've heard varying stories on this, some say they expand more reliably and consistently that lead hollow points, others say they require more velocity to expand rendering them less reliable then their lead counterparts. Which of these is true?                                                                                                  
Hand loading
Are there any 100% copper hollow points with a good reputation on the street and good results in ballistics gelatin that are available for hand loading? I know hand loading defensive ammunition isn't recommended, but I only really plan on doing so if and when SHTF. During SHTF I won't be able to purchase high quality defensive ammunition and I'd rather have the option of making it myself.

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  Kaufmann diet
Posted by: David - 12-29-2018, 02:19 PM - Forum: Fitness - Replies (9)

Starting the Phase One diet today.  

Know the Cause - Getting Started

Doug Kaufmann's opinion is that a lot of disease is fungal related.  I concur.  So do a lot of medical journals back in the day before they started pushing more and more drugs.  I've done this diet once before.  It works.

Lately I've not been feeling 100% and I've had some issues in the last couple of weeks.  At one time I had a lofty goal of competing in a natural body building contest.  Now I feel like a slob with a gut.  I have sugar cravings.  I probably have candida.  I don't feel as strong or as healthy as I want to feel.  I can't maintain a workout program and I don't have the kind of stamina I need.  Not for work, not in general.

So time for a change in diet.  I have a cruise in exactly 45 days that I want to enjoy.  So I'm on Phase One for the next 45 days.  I'll make the cruise my reward for graduating to Phase Two.

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  Surviving Catastrophic Power Outages
Posted by: mac66 - 12-28-2018, 11:41 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

The gov screws up a lot of things but sometimes they do it right.  They just released a report from the President 's National Infrastructure Advisory Council titled  "Surviving Catastrophic Power Outages". Whether this is good or bad remains to be seen.

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NIAC%20Catastrophic%20Power%20Outage%20Study_508%20FINAL.pdf

Excerpt:

"The risk posed by a catastrophic power outage, however, is not simply a bigger, stronger storm. It is
something that could paralyze entire regions, with grave implications for the nation’s economic and social
well-being. The NIAC was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to withstand a catastrophic power outage
of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and
consequence.

The NIAC was challenged to think beyond even our most severe power disruptions, imagining an outage that
stretches beyond days and weeks to months or years, and affects large swaths of the country. Unlike severe
weather disasters, a catastrophic power outage may occur with little or no notice and result from myriad
types of scenarios: for example, a sophisticated cyber-physical attack resulting in severe physical
infrastructure damage; attacks timed to follow and exacerbate a major natural disaster; a large-scale
wildfire, earthquake, or geomagnetic event; or a series of attacks or events over a short period of time that
compound to create significant physical damage to our nation’s infrastructure. An event of this severity may
also be an act of war, requiring a simultaneous military response that further draws upon limited resources. "

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  Installing Packages/Software in Linux.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 12-27-2018, 02:39 PM - Forum: The Pub - No Replies

Oh No, another boring Linux video,LOL. Just thought some of ya'll would like to see how easy it is to install software while using Linux. No need to hunt stuff down on the web, download the .exe then install. Just open a Terminal or Package Manager and find what you want and it'll be install with the dependencies from the officially supported Repo, easy peasy. Anyway, enjoy.
[video=youtube]  https://youtu.be/K2Phvp65cz4[/video]

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  KDE Neon Install and Set Up.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 12-25-2018, 11:52 PM - Forum: The Pub - No Replies

I gave another KDE Distro a try on my new laptop and my desktop computer but it just didn't work out so I went back to KDE Neon so I figure I'd show ya'll how easy it is to do a Linux install and to set things up.  I know it's not my "normal" gun/knife related content but funds are low and Linux is free and I've got some time to edit videos so I do hope you guys still enjoy the vid.  Talk to ya' later. TN.Frank Out.

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  Sig P365 vs. Ruger LC9s
Posted by: David - 12-25-2018, 04:28 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (4)

Probably not among the usual 'vs.' thread, but I got thinking about this.  A buddy on my shift recently got himself a P365 for $450 new at a local shop running a sale.  He likes it quite well and it seems that Sig has gotten the bugs worked out (hopefully).  He was showing it to a bunch of us after shift a couple weeks and it looks like another buddy on shift is going to sell his G26.3 to fund a P365 purchase.  

Got me thinking about the P365.  Logical replacement for my G26.4?  Waste of money?  Answer to a question I already answered?  That's when I started thinking about the LC9s that I have as a secondary carry option.  I normally carry the G26.4 and it's my qualified off-duty carry.  However, when I want maximum comfort I tend to carry the LC9s.  I haven't compared the P365 to the LC9s but I'm figuring they're about the same size give or take, Ruger is probably a bit thinner but I haven't compared stats.  The Sig is 10+1 and the Ruger is 7+1.  

So I'm feeling that the Ruger is still the way to go.  About half the price of the Sig and I already have it set up with night sights.  Mags are about half the price of the Sig mags.  And it's been out longer and I really haven't heard of any issues with the Ruger.  Are they the same quality overall?  Hard for me to compare them along those lines.  Haven't heard of Ruger issues with the LC9s but of course we've all heard of issues early on with the Sig.  Which one would fire the most rounds?  Again, hard to compare.  The three extra rounds of the Sig are nice of course but seems the Ruger has more pluses in it's corner.

Just thinking out loud I suppose.

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