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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: 7378
Views: 313191

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: 7378
Views: 313191

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...
by echo83
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 3620

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

Instant coffee that I bought for camping. I buy a Korean brand with sugar and creamer in it so all I have to do is add hot water; it comes in premade packets. I even keep some in my GHB. I make sure there are at least three boxes in the pantry all the time. Cool recommendation, Chaos454. I did a li...
by echo83
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

So all this means that I should cash out my 401 K, invest it all in SKSs, and retire...right? I think MA is recently leading the charge in terms of firearm prohibition, which in turn is driving pricing. I always could have purchased earlier, but I'm glad that I purchased when I did. Time to buy some...
by echo83
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 59
Views: 6293

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

Interesting thing about prepping up here, with earthquakes, volcanos, storms, Russian invasions, and shipping issues, prepping is pretty mainstream. Even my new hire orientation at the hospital had a small part about stocking up on food and water in case of a yearly emergency. And if not, the mount...
by echo83
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

I'll have to look my Norinco over and see if there are any off markings that may help. Would it be a bad time to say I just bought another very nice Norinco from a pawn shop for under $300.... Deals are still out there if you get lucky Yeah, now would be a terrible time, but I can take it. After al...
by echo83
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

I appreciate all of the feedback so far. As a follow up, I decided to roll the dice when I saw that Classic Firearms got in a shipment of Chinese SKSs. There was a pretty wide variation in conditions, and mine is heavily used, but appears to be in decent shape. It was slathered in Cosmoline, and I h...
by echo83
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 3620

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

There are a few that come immediately to mind: 1.) Hot sauce. My love affair began with the 1/8 ounce Tabasco bottles in MREs. They will always hold a place in my heart, but now Sriracha is a favorite. I always have a bottle on hand at home, and have used packets in my GHB/BOB. It livens up food, an...
by echo83
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Y'all from Alabama
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Re: Hey Y'all from Alabama

Welcome! I think we must have used the same google search terms to get here. Like you, I lurked for ages before I created an account. There's a ton of great information to be had here.
by echo83
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency

I probably need to stash food and drink somewhere in each vehicle. I worry about food spoiling in the varying temperatures of a car and so havent done it yet. If we are on a trip past an hour as a family or by myself, I usually have a Mom over-preparedness bag packed with more food and drink than w...
by echo83
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Have a backup plan...
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Have a backup plan...

I was out and about during the outage. It was pretty spooky to hear the alert go off on everyone's cell phones, and the alert definitely gave me goose bumps. I'm of the generation when the Emergency Broadcast that came on during Sesame Street either meant a test or inbound Soviet nukes, and nothing ...
by echo83
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time lurker
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Long time lurker

Welcome! I was a longtime (a few years) lurker, too. I have learned a ton from this forum, first from watching a discussion unfold, and then from asking a few questions myself.

It can be quiet here sometimes, but there's lots of good information.

What's your story?
by echo83
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're In The Subway; Four To One Odds
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: You're In The Subway; Four To One Odds

There's a reason why Uber/Lyft is as popular as it is here. The location in question is fairly deep and relatively dry and warm, an attractive spot for homeless people since I can remember traveling the subways, at least the Seventies. Imagine the problems when there's no police officer around. In ...
by echo83
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup
Replies: 97
Views: 5754

Re: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup

I attended a "Combat shotgun" class about a year or so ago. I ran my wood stocked Mossberg 500. Other guys in the class had everything from Benelli's to an old 1897! My mossberg was outfitted: Wood stock 18.5" barrel with bead sight - cylinder bore 5 round magazine tube with no extension Surefire G...
by echo83
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

But yes, the SKS seems the simplest solution, and a Norinco would be high on my list of favorite SKSs. Or Russian, but I think you said they are upwards of $1000? I'm looking at listings on gunbroker for comparison, and there's one Russian for $800, and another for $900 with 24 hours left to bid. T...
by echo83
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

Sorry if I missed something earlier in the thread as I just skimmed... ...My thoughts on the SKS and other compliant guns: -If you go SKS, chrome bore is nice because you don't know who owned it before you and if they cleaned it after popular-in-the-80's corrosive ammo. If you get an un-chrome Yugo...
by echo83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

I'm not up on Cali's latest laws, but a Mini 30 Ranch with 10 rounders is out of the question? Or would that work? Well, MA laws are a little more difficult to figure out. Mini 14s (or substantially-similar model weapons) are allowed. Mini 14s are specifically listed as permitted. The import of any...
by echo83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

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 echo83
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

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 echo83
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 6792

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

Well, if my car is out the picture, there is a pretty good chance I'm out of the picture, too. I drive around all day for work, so my car is pretty much my office. My get home bag is designed for an overnight (or two) in my car, or a walk home from anywhere in the territory that I work, which is bas...
by echo83
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Considering buying an SKS, but...

I have a few questions. As background, my local store has a Yugo for $600, and it appears to be in good condition. I've been watching the online ads for months, and reading as much as I can, and this might be the best deal available in my area. I'd prefer to buy local over online, because I like thi...
by echo83
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup
Replies: 97
Views: 5754

Re: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup

If you're looking for an adjustable sling that requires no drilling/swivels/etc, I'd recommend this one: https://www.americanslingcompany.com/product/ez-gunsslinger-non-swivel-gun-sling/ It's easy to attach/detach, and adjusts really easily. I might also recommend an Esstac shotgun card. I've bought...
by echo83
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Multitool sheath recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Re: Multitool sheath recommendations

Thanks, Moab. Those are beautiful sheaths! I'm not totally sold on leather just yet, but it's nice to know there's some good custom work to be had out there.

What did those set you back? Do you remember?
by echo83
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Multitool sheath recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Multitool sheath recommendations

Hello all, I'm looking to upgrade my current sheath that I'm using for my Gerber MP600. I have a nylon one with velcro, and it's starting to show some wear. Here are my specifications: 1.) Snap closure instead of velcro 2.) Synthetic instead of leather 3.) Low profile, suitable for everyday belt wea...

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