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by Chaos454
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 43, the gun I wanted to hate
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Glock 43, the gun I wanted to hate

Sorry I haven't had a chance to respond. I watched a video by the military arms channel awhile back. They did a test of snub nosed 357/38 versus a small 9mm. Based on the barrel length and type of ammunition the 9mm had the best performance. I know there are pros and cons for revolver carry, but may...
by Chaos454
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you had to, how would you?
Replies: 31
Views: 5992

Re: If you had to, how would you?

In the spirit of the threat I wont go into how premade armor is better. I haven't tested this idea, but I have given this some thought. I think steal from an I beam would work. I remember shooting one as a kid, and if my memory serves me right it stopped everything we had but a 50 cal. I would cut t...
by Chaos454
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Maybe prepare for another ammo shortage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2216

Re: Maybe prepare for another ammo shortage?

As was said by someone before I always just assume I will wake up and not be able to buy ammo at a normal price. So I have been stockpiling for awhile. I keep it simple, every time I shoot 500 rounds of a caliber I buy a 1000. It took a bit of time but eventually I got to where I wanted to be. I onl...
by Chaos454
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 43, the gun I wanted to hate
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Glock 43, the gun I wanted to hate

For years I have either carried a Glock 27, or 26 as a backup ankle gun. For you revolver lovers I started out with a Smith model 640, 357 magnum. After years of feeling like I had a boat anchor on my ankle I switched to a Glock 43. I am not a Glock fan, but departmental restrictions prevent me from...
by Chaos454
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 32
Views: 3081

Re: There are No Rules in a Gunfight

For violent encounters I really only have one rule... don't die! There are many options on how not to break rule number one.
by Chaos454
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 3243

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

So as an assistant instructor I thought I would add my two cents. I train in Emperado method Kajukenbo. Kajukenbo is a combined art of Hawaiian kempo,judo,jujitsu, kung Fu , tang soo do, and boxing. At my school we add muay thai and silate as well. We are the type of school were fighting dirty is en...
by Chaos454
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Experimenting with .45 Super (.45 SMC)
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: Experimenting with .45 Super (.45 SMC)

I am in Arizona so our black bears are not supernatural beasts. Unless you read to many forums like I did when researching a bear round, then you will be convinced they can swallow you whole even after being shot multiple times with whatever caliber handgun the poster was asking about. I toyed with ...
by Chaos454
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Consolidating my 9mm collection to one platform
Replies: 30
Views: 2592

Re: Consolidating my 9mm collection to one platform

I know this is an older thread, but I would like to point out the military contracts usually go to the lowest bidder. I remember some of the gear I got issued. My vote goes to the cz. I have a p07 that is great. Magazines are expensive but I like the second strike capability. I know you didn't list ...
by Chaos454
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 19 Gen 4 vs Gen 5?
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Glock 19 Gen 4 vs Gen 5?

Bump I am thinking about getting back into Glocks. I like the Gen 4s finger grooves, aftermarket and price tag more ($90ish less) so thats how I am leaning. I buy aftermarket barrels ,sights and triggers so those advantages are pretty moot (for me) Does anybody know if there are any reliability iss...
by Chaos454
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6656
Views: 309160

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

And today I traded my Xbox 1 for a better plate carrier I can use at work or whenever it would be needed. Part of my health plan is getting rid of bad influences such as games. Instead of getting blasted by angry 12 year olds jacked up on energy drinks in multiplayer I have been walking, jogging, o...
by Chaos454
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are AR15 FSP set ups obsolete?
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: Are AR15 FSP set ups obsolete?

I know this is an older post, but I thought I would jump in. I have a several with a fsp, and several FF. The front sight post doesn't really get in the way of optics;at least for me. Of the two I actually prefer the fps. I have zeroed carry handles for both so I can dump the red dot or scope and ju...
by Chaos454
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for something higher quality but similar to the Condor Rapid Assualt
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Looking for something higher quality but similar to the Condor Rapid Assualt

Have you looked at HSGI gear? I have their small chest rig, it worked for what it was intended for. Has the condor not held up for your intended purpose? I think Blackhawk, Hazard 4, and Haley Strategic also make a carrier very close to the one you posted a link too.
by Chaos454
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6656
Views: 309160

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I had a day of force on force handgun training. Sim rounds make training a lot more interesting. Then I spent a few hours with an instructor discussing whether or not to use a joint lock for pain compliance versus just breaking the joint in a confrontation scenario.; I am an assistant martial arts i...
by Chaos454
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 3636

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. I also seem to have a large amount of tuna...
by Chaos454
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ZS Presents: How to Build Your Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.)
Replies: 127
Views: 249669

Re: ZS Presents: How to Build Your Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.)

First I'd like to say thanks to everyone who posted on this topic. It helped fill in the gaps, and there were a lot of things I never considered. Second, I was going through what my wife call the "closet of doom" when she pointed out my ever growing collection of backpacks. So I reminded her there i...
by Chaos454
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 29
Views: 3182

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

I'll go with the colt 45. When it comes to ball ammo I go with the large hole theory. Not really scientifically accurate, but it gives me piece of mind. I did some tunnel training in a jungle warfare school. It makes clearing houses feel like a walk in the park. Based on that training I had to rule ...
by Chaos454
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

I'll go with the steyr since it's the only one I have serious training on. I spent sometime training with the Australian army, a long time ago. To be honest I'd rather run an ar or ak platform.
by Chaos454
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 6815

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

I am in Arizona so I dont really have to worry about tornados or earthquakes, but for the sake of the thread let's say Cali had a big one and fell into the ocean. That would probably be big enough to cause some issues here. I am a police officer so as much as I would like to head for my family I wou...
by Chaos454
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7378
Views: 313408

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Hello everyone, Just ordered a 1000 rounds of 5.56 with ten PMAGS. Three PMAGS for for my GHB, and the rest just to have. This might actually fall under EDC as I take my AR pistol everywhere I go; it stays in the vehicle.

Mod Note: moved to the proper thread by NT2C
by Chaos454
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: One Tigris bags, anyone familiar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Re: One Tigris bags, anyone familiar?

I was just wondering if you've had a chance to use it? I was wondering how comfortable it rides over distances?
by Chaos454
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Arizona
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Hi from Arizona

Good Morning everyone, I've never been good at introductions but here goes. I am former military, Army Infantry, and currently a police officer. I founbd this site a few years ago, but just never registered. I thought it was about time since I've found a lot of good advice from here. Again, I an nev...

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