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by emclean
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-15 FTF Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: AR-15 FTF Issue

I would think a worn out buffer spring would give you issues with it not going fully into battery, not problems picking up the next round. as boskone mentioned, it could be ammo related, if it is a different ammo from before, or there maybe something impleading the amount to gas being delivered to t...
by emclean
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How do you fix a flashlight?
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: How do you fix a flashlight?

it would be replaceable, but not practically repairable
by emclean
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7339
Views: 298811

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

a browning 1911 380ACP.
now I am just waiting for it to arrive at my LGS.
by emclean
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Glow in the dark paracord.
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Glow in the dark paracord.

I got a glow in the dark stick (for lack of a better term) on my key ring for exactly that reason.
I also have a reflective / glow in the dark tape on the back of my cell phone also.

I have loosing the things I need.
by emclean
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Stuff I Carry on Family Vacation
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Stuff I Carry on Family Vacation

My mom--a dumpty sexagenarian white woman with basically no interesting characteristics--gets searched every time she goes through any airport's security. I have yet to be singled out, including the several times I've carried (minor) prohibited items like tools and pocket knives through. Only thing...
by emclean
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Cell Service

Most of the cell towers in our service territory have either a battery bank back-up system or a propane generator, for when there is a power disruption. I'm not 100%, but I think the battery back-ups are good for around 24 hours of operation, while the ones with gennies can operate for three days o...
by emclean
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Silencers
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Silencers

on the bright side, the attention might some more people to go out and buy them "wail they still can". the manufactures have been hurting the last few years.
by emclean
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 188563

Re: My Job, My Hell...

you should have bought 2 tickets to John Wick 3, and handed her one.
by emclean
Wed May 15, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 35
Views: 1504

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

Now .500 S&W is a totally different beast. No way in hell would I fire one off in a revolver. A rifle might be different because of the weight, but I'm not touching off a .500 S&W in a handgun. firing a .500 mag revolver with a muzzle break isn't bad. I was pleasantly surprised at the lower than ex...
by emclean
Mon May 06, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Sounds like the start to World War Z..... If I'm not mistaken, swine flu/virus isn't the same as ebola? It's not a flu or ebola. "Like Ebola The strain of African swine fever spreading in Asia is undeniably nasty, killing virtually every pig it infects by a hemorrhagic illness reminiscent of Ebola ...
by emclean
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class

This is the problem with arguing for any sort of research into vaccines. I'm not saying take vaccines out of society tomorrow. I'm saying maybe we should do more research before considering it standard practice to use children as guinea pigs for large numbers of them combined. The experimentation p...
by emclean
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class

Regarding the decisions on vaccination: I"m not real excited about governments or others telling me what to do. I think the ranks of homeschoolers will be glad to welcome them. Homeschoolers tend to be a counter-cultural crowd anyway. but the government isn't telling them what to do, it is just set...
by emclean
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: anybody know why Southern Ohio Guns has no guns for sale?
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: anybody know why Southern Ohio Guns has no guns for sale?

SOG had been dealer only for a while. I remember trying to order form them, and being told no.
I had to stop by my LGS and they ordered it, using my CC. that had to be ten or more years ago (and I still miss that LGS).

Grabagun has decent deals, and I haven't had any problems with them.
by emclean
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe
Replies: 22
Views: 1429

Re: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe

Let me tell you a story about my son. A few years ago he was in a bicycle crash that required some stitches. I took him up to the ED and he got stitches. After the Doc asked him what his pain level was and my son truthfully told him a "2" out of "10". The doc promptly wrote him a script for Percoce...
by emclean
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Bushmaster M17, cause it is the only one I have.
by emclean
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hey Vegas, I'm comin' for ya ... What to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 2377

Re: Hey Vegas, I'm comin' for ya ... What to do?

for shooting FA I recommend Battle Field ( https://www.battlefieldvegas.com/ ) we were out in Vegas last summer and my wife surprised me with a trip there for my birthday. the HMMWV picked us up at our hotel, the staff was friendly, and the range staff was helpful, and vigilant. after they dropped u...
by emclean
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Arsenal 107 vs DSA FAL voyager?
Replies: 32
Views: 2285

Re: Arsenal 107 vs DSA FAL voyager?

I have a bad habit of thinking more like a lackluster collector instead of a prepper sometimes. doesn't sound like a bad habit to me. my collection is just that, a collection, with some weapons that are also good for prepping. most of mine are not. who would ever want an AR-7 pistol, or a USAF Zip ...
by emclean
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Worst SHTF Handgun
Replies: 65
Views: 7770

Re: Worst SHTF Handgun

My vote would be a NAA .22LR, which more than a few people carry "just in case". Just in case, what? Just in case you have to put a chipmunk out of its misery? Your on the right track, but I feel the black powder version would be even worse. but I am not sure that anything NAA is really "mainstream"
by emclean
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 2412

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

there is an app called "Offline Survival Manual" that would fit the bill for his phone.
by emclean
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 1511

Re: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet

but the chines military said it was great, you don't think they would ever stretch the truth, do you?
by emclean
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2412

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

My fixation with the SKS is that I do live in a ban state. Our Attorney General banned any further import of "assault-type" rifles into the state, so long story short, all AR-style weapons can only be sold from one resident to another. Any semi-auto, detachable magazine type of rifle may as well be...
by emclean
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking of a big bore AR, looking for opinions.
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Thinking of a big bore AR, looking for opinions.

I have the bug for a big bore AR-15. looking at the cost of ammo, I will be reloading for it, and with that in mind I want a straight walled case. I have found the .50 Beowulf, and the .450 Bushmaster.
which is better for a range toy?
by emclean
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2412

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

manuals http://www.rgsl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SKS-Instruction-Manual.pdf http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/sks_56.pdf https://www.marstar.ca/html/reflibrary/Manuals/sks.html http://www.victorinc.com/Manuals/SKS%20field%20stripping%20101,corrosive%20ammo%20cleaning,lubrication%20updat...
by emclean
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Millennials lack basic survival skills
Replies: 23
Views: 3264

Re: Millennials lack basic survival skills

Millennials as scapegoats for all the perceived ills of the world is tired and lazy. Anyone who actually spends time with "millennials" will realize the capitol M millennials we hear about are a small minority, or in some cases practically mythological. as were the generations before. I heard about...

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