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by RonnyRonin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 45
Views: 6439

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

I kinda sorta saw this coming, unfortunately I'd been in a bad job for a few years just prior to the first big spike in prices. I had a decent personal stock, but I'd said months before that if I had the money I'd buy a few thousand just to sell before the election. I actually ended up selling 500 9...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Attack on Aspen Colorado NG Home Distribution System
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Attack on Aspen Colorado NG Home Distribution System

Well, if it was this "Earth First" group, they've found a great way to lose any credibility with the general populace. This depends on who your audience is. If the audience is not "the general populace" but instead "like minded and inclined individuals" then I'd say they succeeded. You get enough l...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102960

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

One even had a katana...no word on whether or not it was wrapped with blue cord. Note: NWS https://twitter.com/SRodd_CPR/status/1337953801970466816 Plate carriers seem to be more and more common by the day; hard to tell who is actually wearing armor vs. just a fashion statement, but body armor has ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102960

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Something I had not considered, but how does one conduct a shooting war amidst a pandemic? And how does one conduct a secession when locked down? Just some questions I had not thought to ask. I am being facetious, but I think this is some food for thought. I don't think the lockdown has significant...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EOTW & Dystopian Movies that Actually Helped Your Prepping
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: EOTW & Dystopian Movies that Actually Helped Your Prepping

I've never seen the movie The Postman, but the book had a line that really impacted me. Something to the effect how everyone had so much ammo stocked that everyone was still shooting at one another 20 years after the collapse, but nobody had ever stocked enough water purification or medical supplie...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 80% AR Lower
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: 80% AR Lower

ATF just this morning raided at least 2 makers of polymer lowers. Looking, from what I heard, primarily for any info on individuals or distributors who bought "kits" with all the gear needed to make the block into a functional item. If they raided 2x makers, they likely raided more. If they raided ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 113
Views: 10012

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

I think it would be a liability nightmare for hornady to make any leverevolution ammo in "normal" rifle calibers.

If the BLR can be had in both .223 and 6.5 creedmoor, surely you could finagle a grendel in there.
by RonnyRonin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Columbia waterproof boots...
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: New Columbia waterproof boots...

I don't see anything that is really new there; they don't say how they go about waterproofing them though so likely just a traditional membrane. TPU overlays are very common in shoe uppers as is insulation. The reflective lining more common in foam lined arctic work boots (think oil field workers in...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 113
Views: 10012

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

boskone wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:00 pm
I'd honestly think about selling one of my ARs if there were a lever gun in 6.5 Grendel. (Without basically building an entirely new gun from a donor chassis, that is.)
you'd need a mag fed one; browning BLR would probably be the place to start.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 113
Views: 10012

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

I would speculate that if the shortage is so long and so extreme that common calibers are totally gone or at sell-your-organ prices, than uncommon calibers are likely rising in price and disappearing in equal proportions. Also, assuming you have your common guns that you actually intend to use in a ...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 113
Views: 10012

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

So...the best option is "both"? :D 100%. Your goto guns are those that are affordable to run during good times, so you can afford to keep ammo on hand and practice a lot. But you also keep something cheap and weird on hand for lean times like this. You can still buy 45 GAP and 300 Weatherby online ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 80% AR Lower
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: 80% AR Lower

I have just a hand drill, and a good vise right now. I might purchase a Harbor Freight drill press for the occasion.... As mentioned too, I might go in on a value pack with some friends, one of which has quite an extensive shop. Maybe have a lower party one day over beers. As for Polymer vs Metal, ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 80% AR Lower
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: 80% AR Lower

To do it right you will want a drill press, a router, a GOOD vice, and a jig. But I'll give the same advice I give most anyone that is curious; if you don't buy the 80% and the jig with cash, most all the advantages of having an 80% are nullified. If you want to save money over a regular lower you w...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has sleeping bag tech changed?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Has sleeping bag tech changed?

No, I currently work for a company that does cleaning for a couple big outdoor brands, I run the repair department. Before that I worked for a small outdoor gear repair shop that had warranty contracts with a fair number of outdoor brands. Before that I developed backpacks and tents for a cottage ou...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has sleeping bag tech changed?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Has sleeping bag tech changed?

the major shift is price pressure. Most consumers aren't smart enough to know how inflation works, or that it even exists, so they expect to pay the same price year after year after year. To keep prices consistent most consumer grade outdoor gear does get steadily worse; Kelty in particular seems to...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1658

Re: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread

forward assist delete is a cheap way to remove a possible failure point, I use the delrin plug from Midway. Ambi charging handle is a nice addition, but ambi mag release comes first. The Troy ambi mag release is by far my favorite, but they are expensive if you aren't left handed. Single best and ne...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable rain boots.
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Packable rain boots.

As I read it, they're intended as overboots. Don't think so, looked them up on a few sites and they are standalone shoes. Also the toe area is just far to small for anything but a socked foot, overboots always look larger than normal shoes for the most part. I carry a pair of these when weight is m...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9113

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

This is an awesome setup! Are all of the tools in this picture the same as the tools you have listed in your earlier post? Have you added or subtracted anything from your kit since you first assembled it? It got slimmed down a bit over the years, the bit set and driver survived the longest but now ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR15 for Home defense
Replies: 54
Views: 4192

Re: AR15 for Home defense

another great AR/glock compromise is getting an endo adaptor for your glock; it maintains the light weight and one-handability of your glock with a third point of contact and a shorter OAL than a 9mm will the magwell in front of the grip
by RonnyRonin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?
Replies: 17
Views: 1628

Re: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?

I think concealment often beats security, both both is of course a plus. One family I knew growing up just threw an old cardboard refrigerator box over the gun safe in their garage, and I often place things in front of mine to just add another layer. I leave a very few guns out of the safe and just ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 50
Views: 1235

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

It sounds like you are probably running Golden Tiger, which is good ammo. It was actually a special run that SG ammo contracted I believe, unsure of the factory. 55g soft point; close enough to Wolf Gold (most everyone in my area's competition ammo) as far as zeroing and drop; but hopefully a bit b...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 50
Views: 1235

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

The ammo our local group has settled on is some Russian production 5.56 that has the weird purple stuff where the bullet meets the neck, and around the primer; I'm assuming/hoping its sealed. We are lucky enough to have low humidity, and most of it is sealed in cans, but a decent bit lives in magazi...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 50
Views: 1235

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

For all the people that have had numerous failures; can any of them be attributed to old ammo? it sounds like a lot of them are happening right out of the box or with unknown ammo. Could any of the failures been avoided by cycling out ammo on a shorter time frame or do you think they were just defec...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 50
Views: 1235

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

Yes, I have. I had two boxes of Magtech Guardian Gold 124 gr. 9mm that 1 round in 3 wouldn't fire despite good primer strikes (I avoid the brand now). I've had a pair of Winchester "Service Grade" .45 ACP squibs that barely made it out of the barrel, I've had 2 .380 ACP rounds that failed to fire w...

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