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by echo83
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7503
Views: 362961

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

1.) Chinese SKS chest rig and 20 Chinese mil-surp stripper clips. $25.90 shipped. I was really happy. I've been looking for reliable clips for ages, and was thrilled that these aren't the NC Star ones that everyone hates. The rig looks unissued, but had some white spots that I scrubbed off with hot ...
by echo83
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 1684

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Cool thread! Thanks for putting this up! I'm still working from home, as is Mrs. echo83, and keeping our two kids occupied is the new full-time job. 1.) Turns out they're good at "pre-gardening;" yard cleanup, some brush cutting, and keeping the burn pile fed. 2.) I take them out to explore the neig...
by echo83
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?
Replies: 31
Views: 1694

Re: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?

I've lurked for years and only post sporadically. When I do participate, though, I've never regretted it. Glad to see new traffic, new ideas, and like-minded folks! Also, silver lining...there's nothing like a crisis to convince your non-prepper friends that you aren't totally nuts. I just wish it w...
by echo83
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song

Another vote for REM "It's the End of the World." I'm going to make everyone look them up on their own. You're stuck inside. You have nothing better to do. Funny apocalypse? Pixies: Wave of Mutilation The Specials: Ghost Town Ramones: I Don't Want To Grow Up Serious apocalypse? Johnny Cash: When The...
by echo83
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 2095

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

Stopped by my LGS last week and it was the busiest I'd ever seen it. Pleasant, as always, but packed. I picked up a bunch of 7.62x39, and was pretty amped to find a bunch of Chinese milsurp on stripper clips. They haven't had anything except Tula and Wolf on my last 4 visits and stripper clips are i...
by echo83
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof, foldable boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Waterproof, foldable boots.

I have a pair of these Lems, but not the waterproof ones. Overall, they're great. Just know why you're buying them. They are definitely a niche item. Pros: They are super comfortable. Pretty generous toe box, exceedingly lightweight, really flexible. Cons: They're expensive. Everything from Huckberr...
by echo83
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7503
Views: 362961

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Having a range that big is a nice problem to have; the one I go to is only 100 yards. I haven't noticed any interference yet...besides the interference I got from my family when I was walking around the house testing them out!
by echo83
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 70
Views: 15724

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

I'm at a loss for words. This man was a treasure, and his contributions here are immeasurable. Rest in peace.
by echo83
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7503
Views: 362961

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Walker's Razor Slim (found the black ones w/"patriot patch" on Amazon for $33.62) I picked up the same pair, that's crazy! I had a pair of Howard Leights that broke after one trip to the range. I was mad, then even more mad at the lack of response from customer service. What do you think of your se...
by echo83
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Choices
Replies: 16
Views: 1448

Re: Home Defense Choices

Kind of a Goldilocks and the four guns scenario here. I would recommend the Shield in 9 mm. Especially in an apartment. All of the rifles listed, possibly with the exception of the 10/22, run the risk of sailing through a wall and several roommates. Except for the 10/22, which has an advantage in ca...
by echo83
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 32
Views: 6584

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

[/quote] Could be worse, some really mean person introduced me to these, and then I saw the price. https://www.amazon.com/Cafe-Bustelo-Instant-Flavored-Beverage/dp/B071FM146S Your idea does have some merit though, might try to find some black-market plastic drinking straws.... [/quote] So I just got...
by echo83
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

Re: What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?

I would have to say my Mossberg 930. I gave it up after the forend cracked/blew apart when I shot some slugs through it. Customer service sent me a new one, but were pretty unhelpful otherwise. As a trap gun, it was pretty solid, and I think I was just kind of scratching the surface with what it cou...
by echo83
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Throwback Topic: What's your top 3 z-pac firearms?
Replies: 32
Views: 3007

Re: Throwback Topic: What's your top 3 z-pac firearms?

AR-15 in .22 with Ciener conversion kit and suppressor. Chiappa Little Badger in .17 HMR with wire folding stock and scope rail. With platforms as timeless and proven as these 2, who even needs a third gun? 2 is one, one is none. Three is like 1.5. You need to take a Marlin Papoose and shorten the ...
by echo83
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Throwback Topic: What's your top 3 z-pac firearms?
Replies: 32
Views: 3007

Re: Throwback Topic: What's your top 3 z-pac firearms?

AR-15 in .22 with Ciener conversion kit and suppressor.

Chiappa Little Badger in .17 HMR with wire folding stock and scope rail.

With platforms as timeless and proven as these 2, who even needs a third gun?
by echo83
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 849
Views: 64604

Re: The Coming Civil War

MPMalloy said: These tweets & otc remarks I am hearing about/reading in the news are very dangerous. My apprehension is increasing. I can't get worked up about Tweets and bombast. The vast majority of people in this country want nothing to do with a civil war, and would actively or passively resist...
by echo83
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

yossarian wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:17 pm
If the parts you are putting on don't include scary evil parts like a detachable magazine, pistol grip, flash hider or shoulder thing that goes up, 922r doesn't apply.
Cool, that's what I figured. Thanks!
by echo83
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vietcong sandals.
Replies: 21
Views: 2227

Re: Vietcong sandals.

Towanda wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:57 pm
I imagine that making a pair of those out of steel-belted radials would be tough going.
It is. Even with a Dremel or something like it. There's the added hazard of tiny pieces of steel wire flying everywhere and getting embedded in you.
by echo83
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recent flea market finds
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Recent flea market finds

It would take me a bit to figure out how to post pics. Molle ii large rucksack in ACU. Its the full pack. Everything is well worn so i plan on disassembly and thorough cleaning. Ill have to really study the instructions it looks complicated. So much of that stuff feels like you need an engineering ...
by echo83
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vietcong sandals.
Replies: 21
Views: 2227

Re: Vietcong sandals.

These are pretty awesome, and I have to wonder what the original owner would think of seeing them for sale for $250.00. I've always wanted to make a pair myself, but I have flat feet, and I'm sure that prolonged wear would put me in some serious pain. I can definitely see the appeal, though. In a re...
by echo83
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

I would assume that the parts you are swapping are imported and you'll be putting imported parts in. So the net gain of imported parts is 0. Coming from memory, most 922r parts that get people compliance are mags, trigger groups, and maybe barrels. But I dunno.... That's exactly right. The parts th...
by echo83
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

So I'm looking into a replacement stock. My stock is cut for a blade bayonet, and I have a spike bayonet installed, which is bugging me. I'm pretty much certain the stock and bayonet were both replacements from years ago. I have an opportunity to trade my wooden handguard, gas piston and stock for ...
by echo83
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

So I'm looking into a replacement stock. My stock is cut for a blade bayonet, and I have a spike bayonet installed, which is bugging me. I'm pretty much certain the stock and bayonet were both replacements from years ago. I have an opportunity to trade my wooden handguard, gas piston and stock for a...
by echo83
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7503
Views: 362961

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Strike Hard Gear SKS pouch. I have a bit of a fixation with being able to store ammunition on a firearm. This one holds three stripper clips pretty securely. My first impression: The elastic shock cord used to secure it to the stock is junk. It snapped as I was cinching it tight. Other reviewers fou...
by echo83
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7503
Views: 362961

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Hoppe's .30 caliber boresnake This thing is amazing. I was skeptical, so I ran it through after mineral spirits and a copper-wire jag, because I didn't want it gummed up by cosmoline on it's first use. I'm a believer now. Can't really see ever going back to brushes and patches unless I'm looking to...

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