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by mr.trooper
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My Zombie Killing Arsenal Apocolypse Ready
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Re: My Zombie Killing Arsenal Apocolypse Ready

You have everything covered with some great weaponry... I don´t want to be an ass, but I´m going to ASSume from the flawless appearance of your weapons that you either: A) JUST purchased these weapons, and haven´t had much time to go out shooting B) Baby them and don´t shoot in real world conditions...
by mr.trooper
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4051

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

Its a lot easier to tuck a pistol in your wasteband to investigate that 3AM 'bump' than any shotgun.

Also frees up a hand to do important stuff like open/close doors and turn lights on/off.

Bottom line is that a handgun is far more practical to live with
by mr.trooper
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you only had 7kg for a weapon loadout what do you take?
Replies: 15
Views: 1478

Re: If you only had 7kg for a weapon loadout what do you tak

My first thought was something like above. The CX4 is an extreemly nice PCC - probably the best one currently on the market. Though I think you could carry a KelTec Sub2000 and a S&W Shield for a little over 5lbs - approximately the weight of the CX4 alone. That would give you a better concealment p...
by mr.trooper
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 93566

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

If I remember, our department long gun training was 12 hours of classroom instruction, and a 4 hour range trip - but that was a combined tutorial for the Remington 870 and the Colt AR15. It certainly didn't make anyone an expert, but it was still better than nothing. I had owned my person 870 for ye...
by mr.trooper
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Is the Ruger Mini 30 "Tactical" MONKEY WRENCH....
Replies: 51
Views: 6554

Re: Is the Ruger Mini 30 "Tactical" the perfect rifle for me

No such thing as a perfect rifle. Ever. That said, you already have an excellent rifle in the M1A. Also, the Mini-30 seems like a match for everything you listed here, so I say go for it. As stated above, let your wife handle the weapon first. If you are not aware, there is a very vocal element here...
by mr.trooper
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Thinking about modifications for my Glock 20
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: Thinking about modifications for my Glock 20

Get the slide milled for an MRDS. In reality you are only going to have time to get a shot or two at best. you need to put those pills in a good place.
by mr.trooper
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Oh to destroy an antique......
Replies: 13
Views: 3084

Re: Oh to destroy an antique......

Realize, those revolvers were nearly ALL great shooters from the factory. They worked out of the box, and they were affordable. They were the working class gun of 100 years ago. Iver Johnson didn't grow into a major arms house that produced guns under multiple labels by turning out dangerous product...
by mr.trooper
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rebuilding - Where do you start? (Project ARK)
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: Rebuilding - Where do you start? (Project ARK)

I understand that scavenging is not part of the exercise, but I think it bears noting that you could potentially scavenge everything for absolutely decades. There are just SOOO many 2x4's, hatchets and saws (all durable goods) that have been produced to date that its stupid. The notion that you will...
by mr.trooper
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Behold X-Caliber!
Replies: 27
Views: 6641

Re: Behold X-Caliber!

Most slug guns have adjustable rifle sights. If these adapters are manufactured with any kind of attention to tolerance, I think you may be surprised at what kind of useful accuracy you could get - at least for the center fire versions. 8" tube is a good amount for some of the pistol cartridges. I s...
by mr.trooper
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help identifying body armor
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Re: Help identifying body armor

That IS the insert, inside is nothing but the fabric plies. It looks like its supposed to velcro inside of an outer shell or carrier, which I do not have. What I do know is that is it some kind of Kevlar, there are 32 layers of fabric, and it is made to accept a trauma plate. Can we use that to dedu...
by mr.trooper
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle
Replies: 106
Views: 10138

Re: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle

200 rounds of 9mm in my BOB adds a heck of a lot of weight, that the water bladder isnt even filled up. A 500 round brick of 22Lr probably weighs less.

The pistol is a CZ75, so a Kadet conversion would be just the ticket.
by mr.trooper
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: New 45ACP ubercompact pistol, the "Double Tap"
Replies: 32
Views: 4823

Re: New 45ACP ubercompact pistol, the "Double Tap"

There area lot of fudds who automatically assume a derringer is reliable in much the same way as they assume all revolver are jam proof "because they are so simple".

Combine that with the magical abilities of the 45acp, and they will surely sell more than a few of these.
by mr.trooper
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help identifying body armor
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Help identifying body armor

Friend of mine gave me a pair of old body armor panels, but I don't know what kind of vest it came from (ballistic / stab). There is no carrier with them, and no tags or logos. They are obviously some kind of insert, as attested by the velcro patches, and the front panel has a pouch for a small trau...
by mr.trooper
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Criticise my current and desired firearms
Replies: 33
Views: 3402

Re: Criticise my current and desired firearms

7600P is a solid rifle. Why not get an 870P to go along with it?
by mr.trooper
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pistol Carry method with large BOB on your back
Replies: 59
Views: 10987

Re: Pistol Carry method with large BOB on your back

Most of the Cemelbak / Maxpedition style bags use some kind of cumber bun / padded belt system that it seems most of you tend to be fighting... Yes, the belts included tend to be flimsy affairs that wont support a pistol - so why not simply supplement the existing belt with a pistol belt? I took one...
by mr.trooper
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Pressure switches for lights? Pros and cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 4293

Re: Pressure switches for lights? Pros and cons?

I've used work guns with the Surefire forends on them several times. For me, hitting the switch when I needed it felt very awkward ... but yet i was hitting it by accident every time I had to shift ready positions. BTW, this was one of the older model forends from shortly after they came out. Don't ...
by mr.trooper
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle
Replies: 106
Views: 10138

Re: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle

One of the shorter barreled Ruger MKIIIs with a micro red dot would be awesome for a good many things.

I like the P22 as well, but you wold need one of those goody bridge mounts for any kind of optic... and the trigger sucks for making accurate shots with the irons.
by mr.trooper
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: FNH FiveseveN (5.7x28)
Replies: 653
Views: 51735

Re: FNH FiveseveN (5.7x28)

Still in love with my 5.7 USG. I need to get more supplies for it. Haven't been able to shoot it since the ammo craze started - only have a few hundred rounds, and I really dont want to drop below that point. Could use a few more mags as well, and one of those vest guy mag pouches ive been drooling ...
by mr.trooper
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Re: Bug Out Maps

The commonly seen USGS topo maps are nice to have... But try and get the DOD maps if you can find them. They are not illegal to own, but the DOD has clamped down on them since 9/11 for obvious reasons: Not only do they show roads and topography, they show you the size and relative traffic levels on ...
by mr.trooper
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What birds are safe to eat?
Replies: 44
Views: 6040

Re: What birds are safe to eat?

As stated above, European Starlings are really the only bird that is common in most of the USA that is legal to kill whenever, being it is an invasive pest.
by mr.trooper
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB And Chest Rigs(Pics Or Detailed Discriptions)
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Re: BOB And Chest Rigs(Pics Or Detailed Discriptions)

Since my employment requires me to be in uniform, there is no real point for me personally in trying to go grey man durring an emergency going to work or trying to get home from - since work is the most frequent reason I leave my home. Since Im already boned on staying concealed, I just went with a ...
by mr.trooper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Anyone Have a Walther PPX M1?
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Anyone Have a Walther PPX M1?

They don't feel like a P99, at least to me. They are also hammer fired if that matters to you.

Look like a great overall pistol though, and Mid $300s is a great price point.
by mr.trooper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 WMR airweight snubbie EDIT: New Ruger LCR .22 WMR
Replies: 27
Views: 3165

Re: .22 WMR airweight snubbie EDIT: New Ruger LCR .22 WMR

.22LR can achieve 12" of Jello penetration from a 3" barrel. See Brass fetchers P22 tests.

For .22Mag from a snuby, also see brass fetchers tests of a .22Mag Taurus snuby.
by mr.trooper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Am I giving up much performance with a 3" barrel?
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Am I giving up much performance with a 3" barrel?

Just to be pedantic, there's a different between hitting something and delivering effects on target. I think Towanda's dead on. No major difference at defensive handgun ranges. Why? With realistic numbers for a 38spl -700fps, 158gr, .159BC - you get 170 ft-lbs at the muzzle... and 600fps / 120ft-lb...

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