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  Another skills test drill
Posted by: Ronin.45 - 04-24-2018, 06:22 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (2)

A local training group (MDFI) uses this as their graduation drill. We ran it as a drill at our Saturday night pistol match. It's pretty basic and the par times are generous, but it'll give a good indication of basic gun handling proficiency.

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  Work Out Supplements
Posted by: JRSC - 04-23-2018, 11:44 PM - Forum: Fitness - Replies (4)

I've found that Animal Pak works pretty well for me. I use it in conjunction with a protein shake I got at GNC called Bulk 1340. I can tell a difference between the plain workout and now with these. Sustains gains well. 

I've also been (kinda sorta) doing a high protein low carb diet. I've learned a hard lesson in my ignorance... this diet needs lots of water and inevitably some carbs otherwise very hard on hemorrhoids...

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  DIY shave butter
Posted by: David - 04-23-2018, 05:23 PM - Forum: DIY - Replies (4)

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  Ruger LC9s Pro, First Look, First Shots.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 04-22-2018, 09:39 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (4)

Sold the EC9s and picked up an LC9s Pro because I really wanted to add a set of XS Big Dots to my uber small EDC gun. Seemed to work well enough and it IS a bit smaller than my 9mm Shield so it should fit the bill for those times when I really need to conceal my handgun even more than I can with my 45 or 9mm Shields.  Anyway, I'm posting at GunStreamer so you won't get the pretty thumbnail like when I post to YouTube. Enjoy.


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  Can't even go out and eat
Posted by: bmyers - 04-20-2018, 11:30 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (5)


Reading the article just makes me sick at my stomach. The two officers where just trying to enjoy a meal when this sico guns them down from outside the building. Thanks to all the extremist movements and President Obama's attitude towards law enforcement which set the stage that has given the green light to every sico in town that law enforcement lives are less valuable than others. 

People wonder why law enforcement can be so jumpy, because of situations like this. The protesters in California over the officer involved shooting of the black man who decided to play stupid games and point a phone at them like it was gun in the dark and then the protesters have the nerve to protest the shooting. They march stating the want justice and the only justice they will accept is the hanging of those officers.

Yet, we have two officers killed in cold blood and they are silent. 

Yes, I'm ranting. It just really bothers me that we will give the illegal immigrant more protection and more media time than we will give two officers that died in the line of duty.

When criminals have more rights than citizens, something is really wrong.

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  12 gauge hulls
Posted by: fishingjeff - 04-19-2018, 06:23 PM - Forum: Defense - No Replies

Anyone wanting /needing any hulls, in or near the Sarasota area? I have about 2500-3000 lo- brass, 1-2 reloading's, used in sporting clays. Free- meet me or come and get them.  Mixed head  stamps . 2 3/4" some decapped, some not.


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  Cold Steel Rajah III, Small Knife with a Big Knife Feel.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 04-15-2018, 11:57 PM - Forum: Packs and Gear - Replies (2)

If you're looking for a smaller folder(i.e. 3.5" blade) that will give you a Large folder feel look no further than the Cold Steel Rajah III. Thanks for watching. TN.Frank Out.

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  Defcon level 4
Posted by: ric0123 - 04-15-2018, 02:55 PM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (2)

I have a personal Defcon system that I use for national events. It's very simple, but describes my level of concern/interest.   I think the only time I've been over Defcon 4 was when Katrina was actually aimed to go up through Central Texas, and when there was a self inflicted gas shortage in Austin after Harvey. (both were Defcon 3) 

defcon 5.  Normal
defcon 4.  Alerted
defcon 3.  Concerned
defcon 2.  Worried
defcon 1.  Scared

Right now, I'm at 4, due to the Syria airstrikes and waiting to see what Russia does next. I'm not freaking out, I'm just paying attention.

I think that there are different steps you take at each level.  For instance, yesterday (While I was binge watching the recent season of Fear the Walking Dead),  I checked out my emergency food and battery storage. I realized that some of our food had been eaten and/or expired, and the battery stockpile had been used.  Ok, no big deal. Sunday is our shopping day, so it goes on the list.  I made sure my ham radios were charged and my batteries cart was charged. Check.  

No big deal. Not freaking out, just looking at the supplies

I don't really know what would move me to Defcon 3... Probably a retaliatory strike by Russia against NATO.  However, that could move us from defcon 3 to defcon 1 in a real hurry.

Anyway, I really don't know what steps I'd take at each level, or at what point I'd decide to call into work and stay home. My boss is ex military so I suspect he would understand, but I'm also pretty new at my agency. So it's a tough call. 

Probably at Defcon 3 I'd sit my GF down and show her how to use my ham radio and have a hard, serious discussion about getting home from work/evac, make her put a bigger gear bag in her car, change of clothes, etc.. (in case she had to walk home, she's not far away).

She's already got equipment in her car (that I put there) but it can always be better.. We all know that it's a process that never ends. 

So, anyway, no real point to this other than to sort of talk out my system and attempt to talk about what happens at each step.   All of my romantic/live in partners have obviously known about my prepping and I use this system to sort of explain my mental state when a crisis might start to come up (Tornado, ice, wild fires, international events, etc)

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  The forgotten container
Posted by: bdcochran - 04-14-2018, 07:26 PM - Forum: Packs and Gear - Replies (7)

Ok.  Shtf.  You have to carry water, supplies or store water and supplies.  Simply having a water filter doesn't cut it.  Or simply having a backpack.

I was living with the Ahka tribe in the highlands.  The water came from a well; not a mythical stream envisioned by armchair survivalists.  If you wanted water, you had to have a carrying device, walk to the well, load up and go home.  You had to pick up your cooking water, washing water, bathing water, clean up water.    5 gallons of water weighs 40 pounds.  The women did not have #2 paint buckets (#2 on the bottom means food grade).  They didn't have twist off tops.  They had to use hollowed out bamboo.  They were strong. 

So, now you face a problem.  The average person uses over 200 gallons of water a day.  All right, so you cut down the usage.  You still need to haul it.  So, I have 5 gallon food grade buckets with twist off/reusable lids that can be used for other types of storage.  I have a push cart and a dolly.  If I had a supermarket basket, I would be still better off.

I picked up a dozen or so empty plastic flasks.  I also have a couple dozen empty 2 liter bottles (they will deteriorate if you store even water in them),

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  I just got stood up on Arms list
Posted by: ric0123 - 04-14-2018, 05:46 PM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (5)

Sorry, i'm venting.....    I found a great deal on a new AR this week on Armslist.  I emailed the guy, everything is all good. We pick a place this morning at 11, I email him when I wake up with my car and what I'm wearing, I go get cash from the bank, sit at the meeting spot for 45 minutes, email him 3 times... nothing.  Total ghost. 

I don't if I'm more pissed off about getting stood up, or missing out on the chance for a good deal on exactly the gun I've been looking for.

Grr...  I even skipped going to the range afterwards because I'm so pissed off. 

anyway, no point to this, just ranting lol

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