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by raptor2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm Aunt Bea Dagnabbit!
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: I'm Aunt Bea Dagnabbit!

by raptor2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Guns for women chl holders
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: Guns for women chl holders

emclean wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:39 am
A .22lr in the target always beats a .44 mag in the wall.
This is truth!

That is why for new CCW holders when asked I say chose that with which you can hit.
Ignore the caliber wars; the only thing that matters are on target hits. If that means a .22 LR ... so be it.
by raptor2
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter

It's kind of a local thing I think, but you can get a Savage Axis (II), with bore-sighted decent glass, from Academy sporting goods for like $350. My go-to recommendations for new shooters who want to step up from .22 is one of those in .243 Winchester. Solid, complete, but inexpensive gun. Flat-sh...
by raptor2
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Guns for women chl holders
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: Guns for women chl holders

Looking at their listed location though, what's available will be restricted severely by what's allowed in that state. Agreed; that limitation along with the fact that finding CCWs in stock is also very difficult does indeed limit choices a lot. That said my advice remains unchanged. Except that th...
by raptor2
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Guns for women chl holders
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: Guns for women chl holders

IMO a Glock 19 (any gen) is an excellent pistol. You can also find used Glocks at decent price (or at least you used to be able do that :shock: ) It is rather like a Honda Accord. It is very reliable, inexpensive(relative terms), dependable, long lived and It has many after market parts. That said, ...
by raptor2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Asteroid Prep
Replies: 30
Views: 3992

Re: Asteroid Prep

https://bgr.com/2020/09/24/asteroid-flyby-2020-earth-distance/ https://www.space.com/two-asteroids-fly-by-earth-september-2020.html https://www.newsweek.com/asteroid-earth-giza-pyramid-nasa-1532917 Depending on the size of the Asteroid, I'd just load up with a few cases of beer and enough cannabis t...
by raptor2
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Holster for a suppressed handgun
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Holster for a suppressed handgun

In an unrelated search I found this product and thought I would simply mention it. https://www.cole-tac.com/product/vulcan-suppressor-pouch/ This is what caught my attention. This is not your ordinary suppressor pouch. It is lined with the same proprietary fire-resistant material that is rated to 18...
by raptor2
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Holster for a suppressed handgun
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Holster for a suppressed handgun

I am going to suggest that you commission a custom holster either locally or from one of the many custom holster guys. I have used these guys and if you tell them you want a bespoke holster to your design they will do it. https://epsaddlery.com/ I have not used these folks but I am told they do good...
by raptor2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8462

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

In theory you could have a POTUS from one party and a VPOTUS from another party. can you imagine the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth if that happened? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: almost worth the price of admission :clap: Here is another perspective. The POTUS & VPOTUS they each appoint, does NOT h...
by raptor2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1634

Re: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020

A church as well as a homeless shelter and public kitchen attached to the Catholic Church was damaged last night. The church had been a frequent target in the "peaceful" protests. The homeless shelter was ransacked which means the hundreds of people they feed everyday will likely go without for the ...
by raptor2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4739
Views: 301399

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Meanwhile the economy shut down continues to cause various industries to spool down. This refinery is going to shut down with likely loss of most of these jobs. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_767d7bd8-1f92-11eb-b6da-7f9ddb7adf2b.html The Convent refinery employs 700 S...
by raptor2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4739
Views: 301399

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Meanwhile the economy shut down continues to cause various industries to spool down. This refinery is going to shut down with likely loss of most of these jobs. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_767d7bd8-1f92-11eb-b6da-7f9ddb7adf2b.html The Convent refinery employs 700 Sh...
by raptor2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8462

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

A good link on the succession process: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-presidential-succession-3322126 A little factoid: Presidents Who Served but Were Never Elected Chester A. Arthur Millard Fillmore Gerald R. Ford Andrew Johnson John Tyler Note: The then current (as of the date the vote takes pl...
by raptor2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Portland Violence
Replies: 87
Views: 5038

Re: Portland Violence

...and the violence in Portland & Seattle continues... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Oregon-extends-joint-police-command-in-election-15702007.php In Portland, protesters smashed windows at businesses, hurled objects including fireworks at officers and police made at least 10 arrests, according...
by raptor2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8462

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

A non political description of the 12th amendment to the US Constitution and the process that will be followed if the 2020 election goes to the Congress for a decision: Congress ratified the 12th Amendment in 1804. The amendment clarified the process by which electors should vote. More importantly, ...
by raptor2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8462

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

I'm just posting the link for this YT vid instead of using the board function: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZWRhLW7Y8w Political & conspiritorial AF, but for some reason I can't articulate atm, I felt this was important to post. Mods/Admins: Thank you in advance for being gentle :mrgreen: Yes i...
by raptor2
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8462

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Well, the prediction for a contested election seems to be likely. It's very odd how many large cities in battleground states have been delaying returns, which increases the chance for legal challenges to the reported results. If anything that seems to be good, as a contested election seems less lik...
by raptor2
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7657
Views: 426858

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

At one time, a man could just walk into a gun store & buy a BAR, right off the shelf. In my lifetime an adult could walk into an army surplus store, whip out a $20 and from different wooden barrels select either a SMLE, 1917 Enfield or a 1903a3 of you choice and get change back. No form 4473 needed...
by raptor2
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7657
Views: 426858

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

At one time, a man could just walk into a gun store & buy a BAR, right off the shelf. In my lifetime an adult could walk into an army surplus store, whip out a $20 and from different wooden barrels select either a SMLE, 1917 Enfield or a 1903a3 of you choice and get change back. No form 4473 needed.
by raptor2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2020 Hurricane Season
Replies: 119
Views: 8888

Re: 2020 Hurricane Season

All OK in NOLA that bitch came through here like freight train @ 100mph. There are widespread power outages and internet interuptions but I suspect most will be cured by Sunday PM. One nice change...instead of 92F and 100% humidity post hurricane the temps were in the 60's and humidity in 50% to 60%...
by raptor2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 180
Views: 8462

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Apparently, Walmart has removed guns and ammo from their store displays due to potential civil unrest. If there is a riot, that might make things a bit safer. I saw that news story and then I just read this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IKbgO9qnLs&ab_channel=ABCNews Walmart will begin returni...
by raptor2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1634

Re: Arson/Attacks/Vandalism in Houses of Worship - 2020

A quick dive on the web shows many church's ban firearms in the facility. Given the number of different churches shot up of late, I find the reaction most curious. About 10 years ago I took a tactical class that was mostly made up of cops and mega-church security guards, so at least then there was ...
by raptor2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1054
Views: 56712

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

This is NPR's lead story for the day: Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden I read it. I didn't read into it. (exasperated emoji) This is raw data that is provided by the states...the same states that have revised the data to the point where it is garba...
by raptor2
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 22
Views: 801

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

The evidence I have seen for "fatherlessness" causing problems in the US is pretty solid. Just my experiences. Well written! Good points. My experience on this subject comes from a slightly different perspective. My wife and I were foster parents for a decade (until we burned out). The experience w...

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