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by qwertyuiop
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
Replies: 307
Views: 70873

Re: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

It's based on the M77, and uses the Accuracy International standard magazines. You can get them in 5 or 10 round size. Here's a decent writeup on it:

http://michaelbane.blogspot.com/2010/12 ... rifle.html
by qwertyuiop
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: OK, so how do we feel about shoulder holsters?
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: OK, so how do we feel about shoulder holsters?

I carry my 1911 daily with an early 70's jackass rig... but I'm not wearing a ruck, and most of the year here I can get away with wearing a light jacket overtop. I usually wear a now-discontinued unlined hardshell from TAG. As a sideline, I highly recommend their kit - a little pricey but you get fa...
by qwertyuiop
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Cuba. Do's. Don'ts. Carry? Now with Review and Pictures!
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Cuba. Do's. Don'ts. Carry?

I wouldn't take any sort of blade with you, it will reduce the amount of hassle, and more importantly POTENTIAL hassle, immensely. If need be, you can pick up a cheap throwaway when you get there if it's going to be feasible to carry one around. And, hey, new knife. A machete is pretty out of the qu...
by qwertyuiop
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Omaha/Council Bluffs meet and greet and/or winter workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Omaha/Council Bluffs meet and greet and/or winter workshop

ZSers of the greater Council Bluffs and surrounding area: I figure I'll give this another stab after a year hiatus. I've tried a few times before, and there just didn't seem to be enough people who were around or interested, so let's see what we can scare up. A general meet and greet would be great,...
by qwertyuiop
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A re-introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 40

A re-introduction

I'm back after an extra long tour in Afghanistan and just thought i would re-introduce myself. So, HELLO, I'm here again. After I get settled back in I'm going to try to maybe set up a winter workshop for any Omaha/Council Bluffs area ZSers, most likely an afternoon/lunch thing one weekend when we c...
by qwertyuiop
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection

Erg, not sure what you're meaning, but if you are meaning that there is a pipe cap at each end of the barrel to accept the "handle" in order to roll the drum horizontally like the hipporoller, then, yes. I was saying that instead of drilling into the sides and fitting on a cap of some kind for the ...
by qwertyuiop
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection

They are indeed, but I'm talking about using 30 gallon drums, not the 55 gallon "barrels". Check out the specs here: http://www.valumotion.com/index.php/cPa ... _790_43110 and here http://www.yankeecontainers.com/Items/SPP30DNTHBL.html
by qwertyuiop
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection

misterfuffie, ah! you made a brace around the barrel. nice. :) looks like the idea is to position the brace so the bottom uncovered quarter is on the ground (brace in front and back of that section) and roll on that section. can't wait to see this in action. Erg, not sure what you're meaning, but i...
by qwertyuiop
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection

Right. Here we go. http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/db366a52fb.png You'll be needing some 1" steel strap, the kind used to hold together large bundles of pipe or to reenforce certain kinds of concrete. It's available from most hardware stores, or you can scrounge some off of a large construct...
by qwertyuiop
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection

I'm halfway into getting some decent plans done for a bracket to convert food-grade drums into a HippoRoller clone... It's just some plywood and threaded pipe, and a couple of bolts. Very little in the way of skill, tools or fabrication required, and it will be easily movable from drum to drum. I'll...
by qwertyuiop
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

The Hippo-Roller for large scale water collection

Found this interesting gizmo and was immediately impressed by it: http://www.metaefficient.com/food-and-drink/hipporoller-water-carrier.html EDIT: or go to the project's homepage here: http://www.hipporoller.org/ I'm thinking it would not be difficult to fabricate something similar for use by long-t...
by qwertyuiop
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Near-dead from a freak illness.
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Near-dead from a freak illness.

So a week ago Monday night, I went to bed feeling 100% fine, and woke up dying. I was roused pre-alarm clock Tuesday morning by a uncontrollable vomiting. I literally woke up vomiting. I got cleaned up and managed to stop vomiting, and felt awful. I didn't yet realize I had a fever, so I assumed it ...
by qwertyuiop
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Fun AK feature or not so fun issue?
Replies: 26
Views: 933

Re: Fun AK feature or not so fun issue?

benEzra wrote:In my opinion, one should never, ever use friction between the bolt carrier and hammer as a quasi-bolt-hold-open for any serious purpose...
Perhaps we need [SARCASM] tags. I was definitely not suggesting it. And, in fact, it IS slower and less reliable than just using the rifle as intended. Heh.
by qwertyuiop
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Fun AK feature or not so fun issue?
Replies: 26
Views: 933

Re: Fun AK feature or not so fun issue?

Ditto above. You should notice that a sharp slap will get it to close again. Seems like a pretty cool feature, at first. You can throw a mag in and slap it to rack the top round in, and keep shooting. Looks badass at the range. Seems REAL cool, as a matter of fact, until the first time you use the "...
by qwertyuiop
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treating for anaphylactic shock
Replies: 52
Views: 3988

Re: Treating for anaphylactic shock

Thanks for the quick responses. It looks like, basically, Benadryl and 911 was/is the best course to take. I was fully aware that tracheotomies in general and performed by laypeople in particular are always a very divided topic of discussion both by laypeople and trained responders - in fact, I very...
by qwertyuiop
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treating for anaphylactic shock
Replies: 52
Views: 3988

Treating for anaphylactic shock

A few nights ago, I had a friend over for dinner. Shortly after dinner, she broke into full-body rash, began breathing abnormally, dry heaving and vomiting, sweating, and tearing up. So, obviously concerned and reading the symptoms, I figure, "Oh good, it's our old friend anaphylactic shock." So to ...
by qwertyuiop
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Entry 1911s
Replies: 65
Views: 1347

Re: Entry 1911s

You folks can roll your eyes all you like, but I've seen, live and in person versus "read it on the internet", far more problems related to tolerances and fitting with recent S&W automatics than recent Taurus automatics, particularly their respective 1911 offerings. My choice of Taurus over S&W woul...
by qwertyuiop
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Entry 1911s
Replies: 65
Views: 1347

Re: Entry 1911s

Hi yall i have been following this thread because sooner or later i too will be looking to get a 1911. What would yall think of the S&W 1911 type pistols. http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=11101&storeId=10001&productId=42906&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=...
by qwertyuiop
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Entry 1911s
Replies: 65
Views: 1347

Re: Entry 1911s

One thing I'd like to point out about your question on slide length: Slide length is easy to conceal, the grip is the hard part. If you have the right body type and holster to conceal a 4" 1911, you can conceal a full-size 1911 with a 3" compensator on the end just as easily. The only place I can th...
by qwertyuiop
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The 1911
Replies: 41
Views: 1497

Re: The 1911

First: northernexposure, I'd go with the springfield. Not that the Sig isn't a fine gun, it's just that they are relatively new and I haven't seen much about them besides the glowing initial revies. Second: I swear I remember reading an article about how "back in the day" bullseye shooters, if they ...
by qwertyuiop
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The 1911
Replies: 41
Views: 1497

Re: The 1911

BEGIN MINIATURE THREAD HIJACK: I don't think this really deserves its own thread, but it's something I wanted to point out: ...when someone else new to pistols was shooting it (I suspect limp wristing but who knows) [EMPHASIS MINE] There is no such thing as "limp wristing" a 1911. A great article on...
by qwertyuiop
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 1911 failure to fire FINAL UPDATE - Range Report
Replies: 25
Views: 1404

Re: 1911 failure to fire, Mosin Nagant weak ejection + UPDATE

I determined eventually that the hammer had to be cocked to do it which I never thought of for at least two days. I felt so noobish. Everything is now completely reassembled. I was practicing hand racking the slide through an entire mag and noticed occasionally the slide would get caught on the unu...
by qwertyuiop
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The 1911
Replies: 41
Views: 1497

Re: The 1911

Is there an appreciable difference in all the manufacturers of the current 1911's out now? I know that some brands seem to have a higher "DO WANT" factor about them (ie, Kimber) over other more common brands (Taurus, etc), but with the basic platform what really makes all the 1911's different from ...
by qwertyuiop
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Saiga 5.45x39 Available Now
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Saiga 5.45x39 Available Now

Dammit. Here I was thinking I was going to sneak into the x39 game with the 74 I'm building this weekend. Now that Saiga is making them and you don't have to build a kit or buy from a boutique AK smith, you can bet that ammo is going to dry up quick. Yes, I realize 20 million cases were brought in. ...

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