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by Gyrfalcon
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Uptick in Fire Arm Purchases
Replies: 345
Views: 23008

Re: Uptick in Fire Arm Purchases

northernxposure wrote:No Poll-eh-ticks KTHXBAI.

NXP
There's nothing political about economic laws: Gresham's law, Say's Law, supply and demand. They're basic economic realities. People here are complaining about "price gouging." If such complaining is not political, then neither is taking the opposite view.
by Gyrfalcon
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Uptick in Fire Arm Purchases
Replies: 345
Views: 23008

Re: Uptick in Fire Arm Purchases

"Price gouging" is the natural market response to sudden increased demand. Sorry if you wanted to buy 100 mags at $12 each as you usually do. Everyone else does, too. But the market doesn't work that way. A price of $100 will ensures that everyone gets a chance to buy a mag or two. Even in a panic, ...
by Gyrfalcon
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: .22 cci stingers
Replies: 35
Views: 6701

Re: .22 cci stingers

maldon007 wrote:
Survivor Luke wrote:I have a m&p 15 as well, Believe me, a 22 will kill a zombie
Welcome to the forum, do an intro over in the... well, intro section!

But, how do you know a .22 will kill a zombie?
Believe him.
by Gyrfalcon
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4739
Views: 308072

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

The USPS has an un-sustainable business model. That's what happens when the USPS's boss (Congress) won't let it be run like a business and won't let it be run like a charity/infrastructure. The Post Office isn't a business, or even a charity. It is a requirement . Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of ...
by Gyrfalcon
Sun May 27, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Stuff that is mispronounced
Replies: 104
Views: 10063

Re: Stuff that is mispronounced

"Irr.egardless." No. Just no. You mean that word that has been in common usage for the last one hundred years or so? I think it might be time to give this one up... Yeah, I mean that one. It makes as much sense as saying "irregardful." The fact that people have been saying "drownded" for over 200 y...
by Gyrfalcon
Sat May 26, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Stuff that is mispronounced
Replies: 104
Views: 10063

Re: Stuff that is mispronounced

Some classics: Mwasin Nagant. I've seen real progress in this area within the past few years. M1 Grand. Tenants vs. tenets. You believe in the tenants of a building when they tell you they can't pay the rent, 'cause they done lost their jobs, but you believe in the tenets of an ideology. Regime vers...
by Gyrfalcon
Mon May 21, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Inaccuracies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Inaccuracies?

While most of what you said is true, it's not comparable to the issue I brought up. It seems like the point that you brought up was, I wonder if this is just the result of an author who is extremely skilled in the medical field and simply has little understanding of firearms classifications or ball...
by Gyrfalcon
Sun May 20, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Inaccuracies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Inaccuracies?

.... or if the book is also peppered with medical falsehoods. Every medical book in print is peppered with medical falsehoods. We used to bleed people. We used to think hysteria was caused be a wandering uterus (the name of the operation that removes the uterus is called an ...). We used to think s...
by Gyrfalcon
Sun May 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Inaccuracies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Inaccuracies?

Don't know if this should be under "firearms" or "first aid," or both. Reading through the AAOS 68W Combat Medic Manual, I can only stop and think, "What else are they wrong about," when I read "Assault rifle (M-16, AK-47): This may be the most commonly utilized military weapon, and is the weapon of...
by Gyrfalcon
Fri May 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: So Explain Target Identification and Night Sights to Me
Replies: 23
Views: 2484

Re: So Explain Target Identification and Night Sights to Me

When searching with a flashlight, hold it above your head. When an armed BG sees the light, he may be inclined to shoot towards it. This is actually an older law enforcement tactic, it was called the FBI method. http://www.theboxotruth.com/imageslowlight/21.jpg What he is talking about is the flash...
by Gyrfalcon
Sun May 06, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars (Modern Day Cave Man)
Replies: 69
Views: 5029

Re: Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars (Modern Day Cave

I can't condemn this guy. He's hardly a parasite, because besides a bit of toilet paper and internet bandwidth that would have been vacant otherwise, he does not eat out of the substance of others. He lives off their waste. He's far more honorable than anyone who chooses to live on welfare. You know...
by Gyrfalcon
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2301
Views: 251403

Re: My Job, My Hell...

One of the last jobs (besides the mafia, which itself actually makes reasonable exceptions) where your employer puts you in prison or kills you if you try to quit. Back in the day, such an arrangement, even if contracted voluntarily (of course, real contracts between real human beings always have an...
by Gyrfalcon
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Coneal Carry Questions...
Replies: 34
Views: 2706

Re: Coneal Carry Questions...

In VA, "no guns" signs do not have the force of law. Yes and no. "The granting of a concealed handgun permit shall not thereby authorize the possession of any handgun or other weapon on property or in places where such possession is otherwise prohibited by law or is prohibited by the owner of priva...
by Gyrfalcon
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Coneal Carry Questions...
Replies: 34
Views: 2706

Re: Coneal Carry Questions...

Hi, my wife and I just completed the conceal carry course here in VA. In the course of doing things and taking the class, we are finding we have a whole lot of questions not addressed by the course. All of these questions assume that I have a concealed handgun on me and my permit on hand. 1. Get pu...
by Gyrfalcon
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2301
Views: 251403

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Not a my job, my hell......but shit like this always seem to happen to me...................... Okay, I have absolutely no idea why I seem to always attract the "crazies", my way better half says it is because I'm a "Lunatic Magnet", so if there is one within say a half mile or so they are drawn to...
by Gyrfalcon
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2301
Views: 251403

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Not a my job, my hell......but shit like this always seem to happen to me...................... Okay, I have absolutely no idea why I seem to always attract the "crazies", my way better half says it is because I'm a "Lunatic Magnet", so if there is one within say a half mile or so they are drawn to...
by Gyrfalcon
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Inherited a Rifle
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Inherited a Rifle

Who said anything about labeling the contents? I said it must be declared to the shipper as a firearm. From UPS's website: "When you are shipping a package that contains a handgun , you must verbally notify the UPS driver or UPS Customer Center clerk." The OP would have a rifle shipped to him, so t...
by Gyrfalcon
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Inherited a Rifle
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Inherited a Rifle

I don't understand why it should be labeled on the box that it is a firearm. When I looked at shippers policies for shipping firearms it was advised not to have any indicators on the box that it was a firearm. Also if it was brought up to the average UPS employe that it was a firearm they probably ...
by Gyrfalcon
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My "almost" robbed experience
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: My "almost" robbed experience

I really only pulled two objective facts out of this: 1. Some guy looked at you. 2. Some other guy said "something" to you. .... Should he have ignored his gut feeling? No one said that. The story just doesn't really go anywhere, and he did nothing except say "not really". I'm a bit confused by thi...
by Gyrfalcon
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My "almost" robbed experience
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: My "almost" robbed experience

jamoni wrote:I really only pulled two objective facts out of this:
1. Some guy looked at you.
2. Some other guy said "something" to you.

....
Should he have ignored his gut feeling?
by Gyrfalcon
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Inherited a Rifle
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Inherited a Rifle

bhk2000 wrote:Emailed this ^^^^ to my father who is a lawyer. He says it looks like she can just ship it to me.
Correct. And have her make sure it is unloaded and declared in writing as a shipment of a firearm to UPS.

UPS. It's just easier that way.
by Gyrfalcon
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Inherited a Rifle
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Inherited a Rifle

My Grandfather passed away recently and I came to find he had an old Ruger 10/22. I'm the only one in my family who is into firearms so my Aunt said I could have it. Only problem is that she has it in Utah and I live in Florida. Do I still need to have it shipped to an FLL holder and do the transfe...
by Gyrfalcon
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Hammocks

bigmattdaddywack wrote:Just ordered a Hennessy Hammock Explorer DeluxeZip Asym Hammock.
You won't be disappointed. That's the model I wish I had gone with, though I'm still very happy with my regular Asym velcro.
by Gyrfalcon
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ACU as a long term investment?
Replies: 27
Views: 3043

Re: ACU as a long term investment?

Jeriah wrote:Collectibles are a risky thing to invest in. Remember Beanie Babies?
Hey, that's my retirement plan you're talking about.

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