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by echo83
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Choices
Replies: 16
Views: 471

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: 4955

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: 1399

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: 24
Views: 918

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: 24
Views: 918

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: 792
Views: 50249

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: 3830

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: 17
Views: 904

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: 711

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: 17
Views: 904

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: 3830

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: 3830

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: 3830

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: 7425
Views: 329995

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: 7425
Views: 329995

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: 32
Views: 4955

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: 46
Views: 3830

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: 8232

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: 46
Views: 3830

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: 46
Views: 3830

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: 32
Views: 4955

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: 1887

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: 2040

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: 1156

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 ...

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