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  The Small Common Man Trapping Kit
Posted by: David - 12-02-2017, 02:49 PM - Forum: Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting & trapping - Replies (4)

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  TN.Frank's Favorites of 2017.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 12-01-2017, 10:10 PM - Forum: The Pub - No Replies

Quick vid of some of my favorites that I picked up during 2017. Enjoy.

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  I've been a troll
Posted by: ric0123 - 12-01-2017, 12:07 AM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (3)

I don't know if I'm just getting grumpy in my old age (I'm 38) or my 'prepper age'  (since 98)  or if I've just been in a bad mood lately (possible)  but I've been guilty of posting some trolling replies on GT-SP.    I'm rarely on there these days but when i've been bored I've jumped on.   I get so annoyed at the 'sky is falling' threads and the 'if you don't own a 45 you are dumb' threads and the 'if you don't have 15,000 rounds stockpiled' threads.

So, I'm sorry.   I tried to be logical in the EMP thread, which everyone glazed over, though I posted FACTS and logical information...   and I was snarky about the 'stockpile ammo so you can barter with it'  (which I think is dumb)

I try to be a sensible prepper.  Logical.  Yeah, I like guns. Guns are fun, but you can't eat bullets.  There's so much more to prepping then blowing thousands of dollars on guns (which I'm 110% fully supportive of, just don't call it prepping. Call it collecting. There is no shame in that!)

My father lives in Florida. He was without power for 5 days during Harvey. During the run up to the hurricane, I asked him if he had basic stuff, ya know, water, gas, flashlights.  His reply?  'We have ammo'.    Really?   My girlfriend replied 'yeah well, you can't eat bullets'.  My father doesn't have the balls/nerve/temperment to become Negan the raider anyway. 

And damn, the political threads are real annoying.   Grr

So, I'm sorry I've been snarky.. and now I'm ranting.     Happy Thursday everyone!!

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  More 300 Blackout handload tests.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 11-29-2017, 11:52 PM - Forum: Defense - No Replies

Took the AR Pistol out today and ran a couple three of my 300 BLK handloads through it. Enjoy. Wink

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  Black Friday/Cyber Monday preps
Posted by: David - 11-28-2017, 03:12 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Did anyone take advantage of all the sales and make some prep purchases?

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Smile Demonstrating fire making methods
Posted by: David - 11-28-2017, 03:11 AM - Forum: Fire - Replies (5)

Had family over this evening.  It was cool enough to start a fire up in the fire pit I made in the backyard a few years ago.  Had several of my nieces over so I took the opportunity to demonstrate, and have them try several methods.  We did the potassium permanganate chemical fire method, char cloth and mag bar as well as the DIY fire starter wafers and DIY fuel tabs.  They were very impressed and had a good time trying out the different methods.  

Nice to pass on some tribal knowledge to the family and such  Smile

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Question Smallest gun/caliber you'd feel comfortable with?
Posted by: David - 11-28-2017, 03:07 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (28)

What is the smallest gun, and smallest caliber you'd feel comfortable carry for self defense.  And how would you carry it.

After learning that my wife's PT709 Slim 9mm fit comfortably in my front pocket I started thinking about a pocket carry gun for around the house/neighborhood or short trips if I didn't feel like carrying my normal EDC G26.  Not that the G26 is big by any means, but more of just having additional options.  

How about you folks?

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  So, I went a little over on my car gun budget...
Posted by: Bob - 11-26-2017, 06:12 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (13)

Or another way to look at it is I went WAYYYYYYY under on a Beretta 92!!!!

$399 - just a couple of tiny holster wear spots through the blue, and a slight bit of corrosion dust on the barrel.  Inside is fantastic.  American made model 92F. So now I either need to figure out where how to inconspicuously keep that in car, or I need to find another car gun!!!!

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  Appendix Carry
Posted by: David - 11-25-2017, 11:59 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (4)

What's your view(s) on appendix carry?

Two opposing views...

I've been carrying this way more so in the last year than I ever had previously.  One of the reasons I switched from the Glock 19 to the Glock 26 so that it would be more comfortable in the appendix carry position.  I have a very comfortable leather IWB holster but I went ahead and purchased a kydex IWB holster specifically made for appendix carry (0 degree cant).  The reason was for a safer re-holster.  The kydex doesn't collapse upon itself in the waistband and I feel like I was safety able to re-holster multiple times during our off-duty designed course of fire at work.  Even during the drills I was never in a hurry to re-holster.

I also have the Sticky Holster (so does the wife) which is a very soft, pliable neoprene type material holster.  They recommend however that when using the Sticky Holster for either IWB or pocket carry that you actually take the holster out of the waistband or pocket, re-holster and then reinsert for safety.  I can see the wisdom in this.

I also see where this is a lot quicker when in a vehicle as far as drawing to engage a threat such a car-jacking attempt.


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  Fun day at the range
Posted by: bmyers - 11-24-2017, 08:18 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (1)

While many were out shopping the wife and I were at the range.

I had read somewhere about a couple of different drills we wanted to try involving your carry gun and gear.

The first was 3 shots in 3 seconds at 5 yards all being on a paper plate. We used the down zero area of the IDPA target.

I did ok, best time was 2.35 seconds, most of my times were 2.7x. Rhonda started out slower, her times were 3.1x starting, best time 2.65 and she started to get it under 3 seconds most of the time.

We then moved back to 7 yards and went to 5 shots in 4 seconds (3 to the body (down zero) and 2 to the head). Rhonda's first attempt was 3.74 seconds. I struggled to break the 4 second mark, kept coming in just over 4.0x. I finally started breaking the 4 second mark, but it wasn't easy and we only counted the time if you got all down zero hits.

Then we moved back to 10 yards and did the same thing with the same results.

We finished off with some shooting at 15 yards, 25 yards, and then for fun, out to 35 yards. The goal at 35 yards was just to keep all 5 shots on the target, which we both did.

I'm very proud of Rhonda and pleased with her performance. It was a fun day.

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