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by Brendan Sullivan
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: embarassing, harmless moments
Replies: 87
Views: 4047

Re: embarassing, harmless moments

TSA existed pre-2001? :lol: I've been selected for so many 'random' additional screenings it's hilarious. On one, I set off the sniffer with my shoes and they asked if I had been near any gunpowder or residue and I said yeah, lots of guns, bombs, artillery shells, propellant... and laughed my way th...
by Brendan Sullivan
Wed May 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Sometimes I wish I were .gov
Replies: 36
Views: 2044

Re: Sometimes I wish I were .gov

Kommander wrote:I'll bet that if you ordered a half million ARs at a time FN would probably be willing to give you the same discount.
Group buy forming.
by Brendan Sullivan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Training to be a census worker
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Training to be a census worker

Hey, neat. I'm a census worker, and this very issue came up in my mind, but I didn't voice it to the higher-ups. I already had to take the trunk gun out of the car, because I'm going to be in school zones more often than I want. We have pot farms hidden in the hills around here, and I do worry that ...
by Brendan Sullivan
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Transporting a gun in California
Replies: 65
Views: 4962

Re: Transporting a gun in California

The scans are a pretty good summary of how the law looks when you condense it from all that legalese. If you're going to toe the line, have a good lawyer on retainer. Notice that there are plenty of areas that even the handbook is vague or says it might go one way or the other, depending on the arre...
by Brendan Sullivan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Transporting a gun in California
Replies: 65
Views: 4962

Re: Transporting a gun in California

...bunch of stuff that was not constructive or germane to the thread... We're well aware how bad our laws are without someone like you coming in and telling us. We live here. The OP wanted advice about what he knew was a bad situation. Your trolling does not help him with his dilemma nor does it he...
by Brendan Sullivan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords
Replies: 295
Views: 24397

Re: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords

I used to be pretty enthusiastic about swords and took a few classes here and there. Picked up a Made in China special and looked it over; wouldn't be afraid to cut some pool noodles with it, but don't care to carry it with me into the ZPAW. Guess my post should be directed less at you and more at a...
by Brendan Sullivan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1844
Views: 158048

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

Easy, his name "was" John Genji. He "was" a wildlife and game expert. But thats just his cover, he is actually a black ops agent in the Chinese secret service. He was doing some field recon to scout the mission ahead of time. In a month and a half the target G. Petrenko was going to do a arms deal ...
by Brendan Sullivan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords
Replies: 295
Views: 24397

Re: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z18X1jmj15w lol katana epic fail. But those things in the video weren't katana, no matter what terminology the salesmen used. The sword community calls them 'swordlike objects' as a bit of a joke. A sword intended for use will be made of a carbon steel with enough fle...
by Brendan Sullivan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Transporting a gun in California
Replies: 65
Views: 4962

Re: Transporting a gun in California

I am headed there next week and plan on ccw my Walther PPS. Before hitting CA I plan on unloading and locking the gun and mag in the case; and have it and the ammo box in my bag in the trunk. Both in different pockets of my bag. Anyone seeing any problems I should avoid? I will store it at my siste...
by Brendan Sullivan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: firearm identification...need help!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: firearm identification...need help!!!

AMT also made the Hardballer/Silverballer, a sort of 1911 clone in stainless, and a couple other thingies including the Backup, a little guy chambered in lots of different calibers. A search found a Gendarmerie handgun could be related to any number of police forces, including GIGN so list could inc...
by Brendan Sullivan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best Budget Body Armor
Replies: 28
Views: 4053

Re: Best Budget Body Armor

[...]budget is better then nothing at all Eh, to an extent. Like most preps, none of us should need armoring; it's handy to have for those JIC scenarios. But cheapo armor might instill a false sense of security, or weigh you down/restrict movement without providing any protection, or be a waste of ...
by Brendan Sullivan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Wanna get hubby a gun for Christmas * Updated 4/3/10
Replies: 72
Views: 3146

Re: Wanna get hubby a gun for Christmas * Updated 4/3/10

Truly awesome. Gold thread, through and through. All that junk came on the rifle from the shop, or you added it? If it's not field-tested, give it a course of fire without anything on it and see if there are any tasks for which you feel it's not equipped. If there's a chance it'll be a defensive arm...
by Brendan Sullivan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival with a family
Replies: 41
Views: 2551

Re: Survival with a family

Dave will move or bury it. In the meantime, if you see this, you probably won't find specific threads on plans including family, but it is a common consideration around here. Just hang out and read through the better threads and you'll absorb it in time. Maybe try a search of one of the specific sub...
by Brendan Sullivan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: firearm identification...need help!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: firearm identification...need help!!!

Yeah, stay away from the typical Saturday night special brand handguns. If you're not after the surplus rifles we shouldn't push them on you, but they're a decent monetary investment. Baikal are Russkie shotguns, and I think they make a rifle or two. They have a decent reputation but you'll find mix...
by Brendan Sullivan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Freakish coincidence? Or am I now a fleeing felon magnet?
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Freakish coincidence? Or am I now a fleeing felon magnet?

Your superhuman powers are starting to manifest themselves! Just be careful with that first one; setting nearby cars on fire with your mind is a dangerous skill.
by Brendan Sullivan
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Saiga California legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 2821

Re: Saiga California legal?

The "Kalashnikov USA" model is banned by name. The RAA (and EAA?) imported ones are not listed, so they are legal in factory configuration. Because the other model is banned, some shops will not touch any saiga at all. Don't listen if they tell you it's illegal, just find a different FFL. If you cha...
by Brendan Sullivan
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Saiga California legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 2821

Re: Saiga California legal?

Indeed. Has been banned by name in CA before, but that was under a defunct importer. Same rifle coming into the country, different markings, so you're good to go there, simply follow AW laws. Quality is great. Is AK, is shoot. just my remembering (which is iffy at best :lol: ) but if it has a pistol...
by Brendan Sullivan
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Full auto .45 airgun
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Full auto .45 airgun

Having seen what a normal airgun or paintball marker can do when overgassed or using the 'wrong' ammunition, I can see this as an alternative. goes off and fondles his Splatmaster, and VM68. regrets selling the phantom, loosing the PGP before he could send it to Palmers, and some what selling his Au...
by Brendan Sullivan
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1844
Views: 158048

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

I hate them so much, and I don't care if they read this. Who, the potato bugs or the museum? :) The insects. The museum's pic was the first one I hotlinked, but it got zapped. Now get back to strange things you've seen! To contribute more, I saw a bedbound man with diarrhea so bad it filled up betw...
by Brendan Sullivan
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1844
Views: 158048

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

Once when I was maybe fourteen or so and little Sis was still in diapers, I was in the kitchen and she in the backyard playing with dirt, pail and shovel, whatever. I heard her start crying and she toddled up to the back door, so I lifted her onto my hip and did the 'look into the back of the diaper...
by Brendan Sullivan
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So at least I know My wife will live through TEOTWAWKI
Replies: 28
Views: 1842

Re: So at least I know My wife will live through TEOTWAWKI

My wife was listening to me read this thread and asking, "What is wrong with you people?" As if she would never resort to violence against me. :roll: I then reminded her that she (and our daughters) are deathly afraid of spiders. If I had a spider, even a baby one, in my hand and surprised her with...
by Brendan Sullivan
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mythbuster and phonebook armor
Replies: 33
Views: 2690

Re: Mythbuster and phonebook armor

I didn't see the ep, but enough of anything can be armor. Seems like the phone book idea only made it as far as it did because of how implausible and wacky it sounds on its face. Earth and sand have done great in a pinch for decades; before the .gov gave us funding for armored vehicles back when I w...
by Brendan Sullivan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Hardest hitting gun you have fired.
Replies: 99
Views: 2684

Re: Hardest hitting gun you have fired.

Hardest hitting for me was a M109A6 Paladin in 155mm. Rounds weighed 98 pounds apiece. 140-160 dB blast and a shockwave that will knock over stuff that isn't tied down. The old sergeants drove home the idea that a gun was a gun, and small arms were weapons, rifles, firearms, etc. so I can't say I've...
by Brendan Sullivan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I finally took pics of my guns ( Pic heavy)
Replies: 70
Views: 2677

Re: I finally took pics of my guns ( Pic heavy)

I'm really not a fan of most v-grips and grip-pods. I feel a foreward grip is supposed to make a weapon more ergonomic, and for me at least, that mag holder would do the opposite. Ignoring that, I admire your loadout, OP. Does the .308 mag ride in the vest at the same time as AR mags? I didn't follo...

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