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by hotlead
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Walmart Version of the Esbit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Walmart Version of the Esbit?

I bought some Coughland (or however you spell it) brand ones years ago to keep in the cars, they have a little surface rust and the fuel tabs are pretty poor compared to esbit tabs. When I tried using one, the paint burned off with the first burn. The stove is lighter made and weaker than esbit, but...
by hotlead
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Body armor cumberbund retrofit
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Body armor cumberbund retrofit

Good evening all, I have most of the components necessary to retrofit a cumberbund onto my US Palm plate carrier. What I'm missing is the front velcro flap deal, does anyone know where I can find one that will molle onto the front of my armor? My next step is calling tactical tailor.

Thanks.
by hotlead
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My first documented MBO (not official entry!)
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: My first documented MBO (not official entry!)

I wanna know where you got that marpat/coyote rain fly? Great trip. I love those Nalgene 96oz containers I think I got that one from The Sportsmans Guide, it was new for like $35. Tacair, my packing list is the same now as it was then, I'll try to get a better gear list up. The only difference betw...
by hotlead
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 30 dollar Gore-Tex Reversible jacket review. A wild night.
Replies: 18
Views: 1638

Re: 30 dollar Gore-Tex Reversible jacket review. A wild nigh

I bought one of these. Nice jacket. Too bad they don't make them in men's sizes. I had to give mine to a friend. Care to elaborate? They run real small, in my experience. I wear XXL jackets. I ordered one of these (desert/desert digital ) in XXL, and it fit like a large, couldn't even get the zippe...
by hotlead
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lightweight USGI Goretex at TAG. $29.88 jackets.
Replies: 28
Views: 2145

Re: Lightweight USGI Goretex at TAG. $35 jackets.

You would have to be at least 1.9M to benefit from a long. The jackets are designed to go down over your front pants pockets (this way they overlap with the pants if worn ). Real men NEVER wear pants. Ya. There called Assless Chaps, Stercutus. ;) All chaps are assless. Otherwise they'd be pants.
by hotlead
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Designated handgun rig?
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Designated handgun rig?

I just remembered, I used to have that vest set up as a "bump in the night" rig. I had a belly mounted holster, four mags, flashlight, and GSW kit.

So......I guess that's actually the closest I can get to a dedicated handgun chest rig.
by hotlead
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Designated handgun rig?
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Designated handgun rig?

I shoot in a 150rd pistol match every month, and to keep mag loading on the range and running back and forth from bench to firing line to a minimum I stuff pistol mags into the rifle pockets of my PC. I can fit four, but I usually just put in three. I put those mags in my belt pouch between stages, ...
by hotlead
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag

Awesome! I really appreciate your effort.

If you ever find yourself in or around the S.F Bay Area, the first beer is on me!
by hotlead
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS BLANKET
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS BLANKET

Looks European military surplus to me.
by hotlead
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag

brothaman wrote:556 mags are stupid cheap. 6.8 mags may or may not choke your rifle. If you like creating problems instead of running the gun then carry on.
As I said, I have a situation, exacerbated by living in California. But, thanks for your input, I appreciate it.
by hotlead
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: bladder for scout/battle belt?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: bladder for scout/battle belt?

For what this is worth, I put a molle II sustainment pouch on the back panel of my plate carrier, a bladder and what ever else I want goes in real nice, and is relatively low profile when empty.

Two litre bladders fit in 240 pouches, and one liter bladders fit in molle E-tool carriers.
by hotlead
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag

brothaman wrote:Well, unless you're just set on running pmags there's no reason to mod 556 mags for 6.8. ASC mags are cheap enough and reliable. I'm running runningASC mags in my 6.5g without a hitch.
Right answer for the wrong question.

I'm asking about running 5.56 through a 6.8 mag.
by hotlead
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My first documented MBO (not official entry!)
Replies: 6
Views: 971

My first documented MBO (not official entry!)

I never thought about doing this as a Mock Bug Out entry, just a short overnighter as part of a group to feel some stuff out, I just happen to have some pics of my set up. I packed my ruck for 5 days but only went out after breakfast on Saturday and was home before lunch on Sunday. I packed for mobi...
by hotlead
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 5.56 in a 6.8spc mag
Replies: 8
Views: 363

5.56 in a 6.8spc mag

Lots of discussion on shooting 6.8spc through a 5.56 mag on the internets, but I could find nothing on running 5.56 through a 6.8 mag, this could be viewed as a silly thing to do, but I have a situation.........what do the good folks at ZS say about it?

Thanks in advance everyone!
by hotlead
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: S&W M&P 15 Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 1984

Re: S&W M&P 15 Sport

I have a three year old M&P15 Sport, and it has been a great rifle. This thing was intended as a solid competition rifle for gun games, it's in it's name, and at an entry-level price.....not a cheap rifle, an inexpensive rifle. My rifle has a medium profile 1:8 5R melonite coated barrel and a milspe...
by hotlead
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?
Replies: 73
Views: 5103

Re: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?

The wood on your rifle sure looks nice Beowolf, much nicer than mine, is yours refinished?
by hotlead
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?
Replies: 73
Views: 5103

Re: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?

Pics yo!

My 1941 No.1 with 5" S&W Victory in .38/200,

Image
by hotlead
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?
Replies: 73
Views: 5103

Re: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?

Of the three, I think the SMLE is the superior battle rifle. Twice the onboard capacity, a very fast bolt once you get used to cock on closing, sights could be better but are perfectly fine for the purpose, plenty accurate, and .303 ball actually had a wooden plug in the nose giving great accuracy p...
by hotlead
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A rifle/carbine mounted weapon light thread
Replies: 37
Views: 2727

Re: A rifle/carbine mounted weapon light thread

I had the VTAC and hated it because I prefer to use the thumb over grip right against the FSB. Even if I'm not using the thumb over, I still like my hand at the end of the hand guard. Every weapon light mount I've tried that mounts on the side or hangs over the top has interfered with my grip. I ha...
by hotlead
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .40 and 9mm BHP magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 464

.40 and 9mm BHP magazines

Apparently the internet doesn't know, so here I am. Does anyone know if a .40s&w BHP magazine will reliably feed 9mm in a 9mm browning hi power? It works in my Berettas, and I've heard it works in some of the newer poly guns, just was wondering if anyone has heard or tried it before I get one and tr...
by hotlead
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A rifle/carbine mounted weapon light thread
Replies: 37
Views: 2727

Re: A rifle/carbine mounted weapon light thread

I have an Elzetta mount on my M&P-15, I dig it, keeps the rifle light and skinny. The only thing is that you can't fix bayonets anymore, there are those that might say ID'ing your target is more important than stabbing it with your rifle, to those poor misinformed souls I say......Son, I am disappoi...
by hotlead
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: US Palm Individual Level IIIA Insert Large/Standard 10x12.5
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: US Palm Individual Level IIIA Insert Large/Standard 10x1

I bought some of my armor directly from them, unless something changed in the last two years........
by hotlead
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Those old-school GI sleeping bags are nylon/cotton blend with synthetic batting, they're super comfy for sleeping in, but suck for carrying around. They get wet easily and are difficult to dry out, they weigh a million pounds dry and fill the entirety of the main portion of a medium ALICE ruck. Grea...
by hotlead
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: US Palm Individual Level IIIA Insert Large/Standard 10x12.5
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: US Palm Individual Level IIIA Insert Large/Standard 10x1

You can go to the U.S. Palm website, I believe they carry U.S. Palm products and merchandise.

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