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  Tomorrow, stay alert
Posted by: bmyers - 11-23-2017, 11:58 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Tomorrow being one of the craziest shopping days, stay alert. Unfortunately predators, will see tomorrow as a prime hunting day. 

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  More 300 Blackout AR Pistol Shooting.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 11-23-2017, 12:10 AM - Forum: Defense - No Replies

Took the 300 Blackout pistol out to test a couple more rounds and burn up some handloads. Enjoy.



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  Happy Thanksgiving
Posted by: David - 11-21-2017, 01:28 PM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (2)

Wanted to wish everyone a very warm, safe Thanksgiving this year.  We have a lot to be thankful for collectively and I know I do personally.  Something I try to never take for granted.  Hope it's a wonderful time with family for everyone.

As far as the board, thank you to all of you that make the board a community with your time and effort.  It is always appreciated.

Blessings on everyone.

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Video APOCALYPSE MAN
Posted by: David - 11-17-2017, 11:59 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)



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  New Job in security/risk management
Posted by: ric0123 - 11-16-2017, 12:42 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

I mentioned this in a previous thread so I figured I'd get into more details here. I think it will be an ongoing running thread if anyone is interested.

I have a background in physical security (video cameras and access control. I used to design spy gear for law enforcement, then i designed video and access control systems, mostly for schools and govt)

I left my job as a designer to go to work for the risk and security department of a state gov agency. I'll mostly be working with the video and access control stuff, but once they realized I knew about other things, I got anointed to do other sheet.

The first thing (which I discovered on my second day of work) is that all of our radios were fucked up.  Only about a third were working. No one had bothered to replace the batteries or do any testing.  We have a repeater in our building that no one really knew anything about.  I'm a HAM. So I climbed up into a telco closet and took a looksie.   Funny enough, another department already has the budget money for new radios, but never bothered to do it.  Short version, I'm going to migrate everyone to UHF digital units and also put in a battery back up on the repeater (a BIG one, which the repeater is designed for and no one bothered to do)

Second, I've been carrying my Yaesu handheld with me into the office and around the building. Basically just so that way if there is an attack or other event, I have some outside communication and info from the rest of the city.  Now, i have discovered that the 2m repeater in this city is not on a battery back up, but that's beyond my control

I'm trying to design/build a command center for the guards and risk department but that's a 5 year plan. However, one piece at a time

On a personal level, I do have a 'kit' that I keep in my desk and a man bag that i carry with me basically any time i'm away from my desk with some very basic stuff in it. I do a LOT of walking between buildings (like a mile a day) so weight is a consideration. I'm using a cheap, no name  canvas shoulder bag from Amazon which actually works pretty well and doesn't look 'tactical'.  I'll be updating that as I get further into this job.

I have to park in a garage several blocks away, but I could get to my car and gear fairly quickly if I had to. (I also have recently moved, closer to work and my gf works very close to our apt)


Anyway, so far so good. I wouldn't say its 'fun' but it's fairly interesting, and I'm fairly well paid. Funny, most people my age (i'm 38) have been govt employees for years, and i'm just starting.  Oh well, I don't care. I'm in it for the a: the resume material to become a private consultant or b: the awesome retirement plan   or c: both  lol

I have had to remind myself that i'm just a small cog in the big wheel of govt inefficiency.  IT security and networking controls are the bane of my existence right now.  If I had full admin rights to everything, I could fix all of our problems in 2 days.

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Smile Online games
Posted by: David - 11-15-2017, 05:57 PM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (14)

Does anyone here play either Starfleet Battles or Axis and Allies, either table top or online?  Have you ever played either?  Would you like to?

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  So do you have high blood pressure?
Posted by: bmyers - 11-15-2017, 03:37 PM - Forum: Fitness - Replies (2)

You may not of before yesterday, but could have today. The new standard that has been released is 130/80 or greater is HP. The old was 140/90. 

If you needed another reason to work on getting fit they just provide you one more.

http://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/aha-ac...guidelines

While advancements in medicine are sometimes called “defining moments,” the release of the new American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) guidelines on hypertension- colloquially known as high blood pressure - have officially redefined the condition.

Announced at the 2017 AHA Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California, the new guidelines define Stage 1 hypertension as a patient having systolic blood pressure (BP) between 130-139 or diastolic blood pressure between 80-89, shifting from the previous threshold of 140/90 mm Hg.

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  St. Louis is reaping what they have sown
Posted by: bmyers - 11-15-2017, 11:54 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (3)

I was walking on the elliptical this morning watching the news for St. Louis. Carjacking are dramatically up, assaults are up especially group assaults (a group of teenagers (reported 15 of them) attacked an elderly man), armed robberies are up, and murders are up.

The people on the news wanted to know why the police weren't doing more to stop the crimes? The political talking heads were discussing how police need to get more involved in the communities. 

Over the last few years they have protested the police, criticized the police any time they do anything, and have shown nothing but disrespect for law enforcement. 

Yet now, you want law enforcement to take the blame for the increase in crime after you have done everything in your power to undermine and gut the police department. 

The communities are getting what they asked for.

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  8.5" 300 Blackout AR Pistol Build.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 11-14-2017, 09:33 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (5)

Finally got out and shot my new 300 BLK AR Pistol. Shoots nicely, accuracy seems good. Need to test a few more handloads but all in all I really like it. Enjoy the vid.




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  New(er) Project
Posted by: Ronin.45 - 11-13-2017, 11:50 PM - Forum: Defense - No Replies

After my Savage FV-SR failed to wow me with it's accuracy, I started looking for a different precision rimfire option. I really like mag compatibility so finding something that used my 10/22 mags was interesting to me.the 77/22 and American Rimfire use the correct magazines, but are not known to be super accurate. I contemplated just building an accurate 10/22, but preferred a manual action for suppressed shooting. I remembered seeing some youtube videos several years ago about a unique toggle bolt based on the 10/22. Of course, when I looked them up again, they have been discontinued. PWS is a piston driven AR company, but they built the Summit series rimfires for a few years. Because it was just a side hobby for them they never really pushed the product and it eventually fell by the wayside. Luckily, a dealer in North Carolina had a few of the actions still in stock. It utilizes a straight back and forth toggle bolt similar to Olympic biathlon rifles. My plan was to buy a KIDD 1# trigger unit, but the action was only available with a PWS trigger unit included. I'm glad I didn't spend the money because the factory trigger is a very crisp 1lb 10oz that should work just fine. I did go with KIDD for the barrel. A 16.5" match SS bull barrel with threaded muzzle. I wanted to go with the 16.5" to keep the overall length reasonable with suppressor. Since 22lr doesn't gain anything from a longer barrel it should work well.
I planned on using the same Boyds stock as the FV-SR, but through some research, I discovered the Victor Titan stock. It has similar pines, but is reinforced nylon with built in aluminum bedding blocks. For $20 over the Boyds it should be a more solid foundation for the rifle. The Nikon Prostaff 5 4.5-18x worked so well on the Savage that I got another one and used my favorite Aero Precision ultralight one piece mount. 
I have only been able to function test so far, but this barrel should make this a really accurate rifle. Once I get a nice "warm" day to dial it in, I'll update on accuracy.
   


Still can't insert full size pics for some reason.

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