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by HarlequinHal
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4657
Views: 264301

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

From Bloomberg : U.S. Economy Shrinks at 4.8% Pace, Signaling Start of Recession From CNN Int'l : Fed chair says this is the worst economy in history I'd believe it, at least right now. Businesses are lying dormant, even if there's no (pre-existing) market reason to do so. Hopefully the limited bus...
by HarlequinHal
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1394
Views: 44505

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Report from down-South fly-over country. I made a run to restock some provisions and made it back alive...in fact, I didn't notice any difference. No roaming hoards of coughing/sneezing zombies, not even a runny nose. Shelves were well stocked and no shortages noted. The only thing unusual was that ...
by HarlequinHal
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6821
Views: 360693

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Added 10 lbs ea of rice and mixed beans to my stores, vacuum sealed and in plastic tubs. Also added some salt and assorted canned vegetables to the pantry. Still need to make a run to get some canned meats like SPAM. It's not my favorite but has a long shelf life and is easy to prepare.
by HarlequinHal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 1083
Views: 38323

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Recently picked up an Olight BALDR Pro, same basic format as the Streamlight TLR-2. Green laser, LED flashlight with two selectable power levels, QD mount so easy to remove/replace. It appears to be rock solid but lacks the option of adding a remote pressure switch like the Streamlight. The specific...
by HarlequinHal
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: JST M12AK, any experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: JST M12AK, any experience?

Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I tend to go through a period of buyer's remorse on things like this and second guess purchases. :ohdear:

I read a lot of the online reviews, but it's good to get confirmation.
by HarlequinHal
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: JST M12AK, any experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: JTS M12AK, any experience?

Sorry, typo. It's JTS M12AK, not JST.
by HarlequinHal
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: JST M12AK, any experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 576

JST M12AK, any experience?

I wasn't looking to purchase another firearm, but I spotted the JST M12AK for a decent price from an online vendor and decided I needed a Christmas gift. It should be inbound to my local dealer for transfer by mid next week. Looks like a Chinese ripoff of the venerable Saiga 12, but for $370 + tax a...
by HarlequinHal
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 1083
Views: 38323

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I would recommend some cheap mechanics gloves from Harbor Freight or similar. They work like a charm.
by HarlequinHal
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: pistol caliber carbine feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 1391

Re: pistol caliber carbine feedback

You might also want to consider the Kel-tec Sub 2000. It goes for slightly over your price point ($350 ish), but they make a multi-mag version that will use common pistol mags (Beretta 92, SIG, Glock 17 / 19, but sadly not 43X). I don't have any personal experience with them but they are generally w...
by HarlequinHal
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7502
Views: 362285

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Picked up a Kel-Tec RDB and a Vortex red dot.
by HarlequinHal
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 4: #pewpewlife
Replies: 1522
Views: 49766

Re: Firearms Chat 4: #pewpewlife

Maybe I should use something that has magnification built in instead of having to mount two separate things? Honestly that decision comes down to what you need and what you're comfortable with. The short list: * Magnifiers as a rule have lower quality glass than scope or RDS, not sure if this is ac...
by HarlequinHal
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 96364

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

The Lee Perfect Powder Measure is a great place to start, I used one for years, but I highly recommend you start saving your pennies and get their Classic powder measure. It's cast iron and brass instead of all plastic, is easier to adjust, and has a longer lever arm to make for easier powder throws...
by HarlequinHal
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading bench
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Reloading bench

I have a home built bench that I use when reloading. I use both a Lee single stage classic and a Lee 4-hole turret, and I found that 3/4 inch wood just isn't stiff enough. I ended up attaching 2x6 inch pine boards underneath and using long carriage bolts to hold everything together. Try it, but you ...
by HarlequinHal
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mead Making
Replies: 139
Views: 15404

Re: Mead Making

I just bottled a six gallon batch of mead that I've had bubbling away for the past 12 months or so. Orange blossom honey, acid blend and champagne yeast, came out a bit on the dry side and tasting a bit lemony. I de-gassed the brew and used 750 ml wine bottles, but wish I'd left it sparkling and ju...
by HarlequinHal
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mead Making
Replies: 139
Views: 15404

Re: Mead Making

I just bottled a six gallon batch of mead that I've had bubbling away for the past 12 months or so. Orange blossom honey, acid blend and champagne yeast, came out a bit on the dry side and tasting a bit lemony. I de-gassed the brew and used 750 ml wine bottles, but wish I'd left it sparkling and jus...
by HarlequinHal
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .380ACP idea's
Replies: 38
Views: 3420

Re: .380ACP idea's

Assault Life wrote:The Hornady ZMax is supposed to be a great .380 round. I think PoBoySpecial did a test with them on Youtube.
The last time I saw .380 ZMax on the shelf, it was priced at over a buck a round. And that was BEFORE the current panic. :D
by HarlequinHal
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .380ACP idea's
Replies: 38
Views: 3420

Re: .380ACP idea's

I bought a Bersa Thunder a couple yeats back and loved it. It's basically a clone of the Walther PPK, but tolerances appear to be a bit looser than it's German cousin. This isn't a bad thing, tho, because it makes it less prone to jamming when it gets dirty. Solid, metal frame gun with good sights a...
by HarlequinHal
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Newbie at ZS
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Newbie at ZS

So as far as the first question goes, not one with a standardized lower. The round is too large to fit the existing magwell are on a standard AR lower. There are some unusual/ nonstandard lower receivers made to accwpt the 7.62 x 39 cartridge. Incorrect. The standard AR round is the 5.56x45mm, whic...
by HarlequinHal
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 96364

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Since my last post, I've finally got a chance to sit down for an extended session. Got a new 500g bottle of my preferred AR2206H powder (exactly the same as H4895 but cheaper than the hogdon product), ...snip... Do you guys use a different measuring system for reloading or do you do it in grains? I...
by HarlequinHal
Wed May 02, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7502
Views: 362285

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Rossi Rio Grande (lever gun) in 45-70 Government and reloading supplies for said caliber. Fun, fun, fun...
by HarlequinHal
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*
Replies: 4161
Views: 453673

Re: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*

It's a Whitney Wolverine, originally built back in the '50s. And, yes, it's a .22, and is supposed to be about as reliable as any .22 pistol. The original manufacturer went under many years ago, but the rights were bought by Olympic Arms a couple years back and it's now in limited production.
by HarlequinHal
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*
Replies: 4161
Views: 453673

Re: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/36213-2/G17_X5L_6491.jpg At first, I lol'd. Then, I thought about what if someone manufactured pistol-specific flashhider's with quick-attach options for suppressors. Actually there's something kinda cool going on there, in a low budget scifi guilty pleasure kinda way....
by HarlequinHal
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My planned reloading set-up, opinions wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: My planned reloading set-up, opinions wanted

Also, if you search on-line and find somebody else's super-special load data, take it with a grain of salt and cross reference it with the official numbers. There are people in this hobby that have no concept of safety. :D
by HarlequinHal
Thu May 12, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: 22 bolt or semi?
Replies: 83
Views: 11518

Re: 22 bolt or semi?

I have both a Ruger 10/22 and a Savage Mk II. If I needed one gun to put small game on the table, it would be the Savage. It's easily minute-of-squirrel-head accurate at 50+ yards. Extra mags are relatively cheap, come in 5 and 10 round capacities, and the single stack design allows you to carry hal...

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