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by Red Tamarillo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 4535

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

It was good to read of the fight back. He might have run out of his 30rnd magazines by the time of the second shooting, as I don't think they're legal in NZ- which means they'd be scarce? And he didn't have his primary semi auto/auto by this time. All of which might have made the fightback more poss...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 3768

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

Probably what's most important is to read some of those books out there on the psychological aspects of it all, the pre fight indicators, fear, adrenaline etc... There's been a revolution in the field since maybe the 90's at least (I found a book by a UK bouncer Geoff Thompson that talks about this ...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 4535

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

It's now looking like the gun mentioned with the bystander/victim didn't happen, that it was one of the potential victims at the 2nd mosque wrestling it off him and making him flee, but not knowing how to use it. Good information. If this proves to be true I"ll edit my post above. I'm not sure how ...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 4535

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

One of the four people arrested in the aftermath of the incident was a dumb-ass who dressed in cammies and went out carrying a gun to pick up his child from school (he was afraid for her safety). That seems incomprehensibly stupid to me, and he's lucky the police showed great restraint when they en...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 4535

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Maybe I've just looked in the wrong places, but how was he captured? I've seen detailed accounts of the attack but no mention of the end. Was he overpowered? Chased and then surrounded by Police and subdued? Or did he just sit in his car waiting for the police to cuff him ? I'm having a hard time u...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 4535

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

It will still be a few days before the news squares itself i.e. at the start it was reported multiple gunmen attacking the two locations at the same time (after all there were 4 people in custody), but now it's the same guy at both locations (they're only about a 5-10min drive apart- dependent on po...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Archery and progressive lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Re: Archery and progressive lenses

You can get bifocal contact lenses (which means you have peripheral vision over glasses). I think an optician once told me the inside is different strength to the outside ring. I'm currently typing with them in, and do archery with them too. I don't find them as good for reading and dealing with sma...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Charles Whitman (Austin Tower Sniper) weapon question
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Charles Whitman (Austin Tower Sniper) weapon question

I was just watching the movie "Tower" which made you feel for people like the girl who lost her baby (and boyfriend) and her life has never been the same after: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_(2016_film) and googled the shooting to remind myself of some more details, and then ended up curious a...
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Advice for the Big Move
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Advice for the Big Move

People don't change, so if someone (or even yourself) annoys the shit out of everyone by being late on paying the bills, or doing the dishes or putting the rubbish out, you have two choices: 1. build a bridge and put up with it (because they're an awesome drinking buddy etc...), or 2. move out, or k...
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fear The Walking Dead
Replies: 712
Views: 41875

Re: Fear The Walking Dead

I wonder if Daniel Salazar is going to die first, as he's already a desensitised man prepared to act when necessary (though written as also useless in preparing now the outbreak has started by the soft writers, he still doesn't even have a baseball bat or kitchen knife, or any of those tools from th...
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Navy Seals vs. Zombies
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: Navy Seals vs. Zombies

I'm 44mins in to 1hr37 and wondering why the fuck the seals had to do a halo jump into an American city with no potentially active AA defences. Just land a chopper with lots of hard dudes on side machine guns (gatlings optional), or do a fast rope if you want to be cool. Also Michale Dudikoff is mea...
by Red Tamarillo
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fear The Walking Dead
Replies: 712
Views: 41875

Re: Fear The Walking Dead

Re character, I'm a big fan of Lonnie Athens criminal personality making idea applied to non criminals as well- role models to the max. Re accumulating weapons, so far a junkie in the church (stabbing another with a kitchen knife), and a school kid with a steak knife have done better than most of th...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fear The Walking Dead
Replies: 712
Views: 41875

Re: Fear The Walking Dead

Aren't they awesome reviews on storytelling. I only found them recently. Re just another assimilated Angelino, I completely agree. Until someone pointed out his Maori surname and him talking in an interview about being a Maori character I thought he'd been cast as Hispanic (and found that racist- th...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fear The Walking Dead
Replies: 712
Views: 41875

Re: Fear The Walking Dead

Also, I don't see Travis as being necessarily weak but he is very clearly having trouble adjusting to how he is going to have to act in order to survive and help his family survive. His character is in much the same position as that of Noah Wyle's Tom Mason in Falling Skies in that he's educated an...
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fear The Walking Dead
Replies: 712
Views: 41875

Re: Fear The Walking Dead

So far the series hasn't gripped me, but I'll keep watching. I understand the story will be an arc from civilian to veteran/survivor (or you end up undead), and we're at the civilian stage, but I think it's insulting and makes it more unbelievable that the arc starts sub zero rather than zero i.e. y...
by Red Tamarillo
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Flashlights that double as decent impact weapons?
Replies: 22
Views: 2142

Re: Flashlights that double as decent impact weapons?

I currently run four 4C maglites (2 in cars, others in the house) with LED drop in upgrades. And a bit of hockey grip tape. Just be aware I bought another the other day to upgrade and send to a friend, they've changed the bulb- it now has two pins on the back like in the minimags. So the LED drop in...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: About entrenching and barriers.
Replies: 33
Views: 3091

Re: About entrenching and barriers.

I agree with some of the suggestions for organic barriers, though you can't really make them movable- unless you're talking about half wine barrels with trees in, or very large pots. Green barriers would look less threatening but still be effective. Other people over the years here have talked about...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5085

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

Notice Thomas also switched to semis as time went on. Plus if the OP moves outside his office while using such a strategy he's fucked. He doesn't own the whole building. These all occurred within their stores. So I feel my comment is still valid. Hello Browning, yeah I'm with you on that switch to ...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5085

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

Revolvers don't typically do too well even against one person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf03JFTOxIc&sns=em Reminded me of Lance Thomas: http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-70591.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and the Richmond jewellery store shootout: http://ww...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Starvation, vitamins and cannibalism question.
Replies: 25
Views: 2272

Starvation, vitamins and cannibalism question.

Hey all, over the years have read many books on Arctic and Antarctic exploration including some of the expeditions (Franklin, Greely etc...) that descended into starvation situations. Was talking about it at work tonight and wondering- if all members of the party had been starving and had vitamin de...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Edible Landscaping
Replies: 28
Views: 4715

Re: Edible Landscaping

Baby sun rose is meant to be edible (I've tried a few leaves), and you can propagate it easily by sticking cuttings into the ground.

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by Red Tamarillo
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Question for those across the pond.
Replies: 35
Views: 2823

Re: Question for those across the pond.

Yeah, one of the things a tourist can definitely get away with carrying in the UK even in summer is an umbrella- "doesn't it rain there all the time?".

But I also forgot, you can pretend to be one of those eccentric people who carry a rain umbrella on a sunny day to keep the sun off their skin.
by Red Tamarillo
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Question for those across the pond.
Replies: 35
Views: 2823

Re: Question for those across the pond.

I've always thought the Svord Mini Peasant with 2.5" blade, or Peasant (if you ground a fraction from the 3" blade) would be good UK choices. Work won't let me link to the Svord website, but here's the mini peasant at a random seller: http://www.bladehq.com/item--Svord-Mini-Peasant-Knife-Folder--148...
by Red Tamarillo
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Paring knife xray tang review (for PC countries)
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Paring knife xray tang review (for PC countries)

In the tearoom at work a couple of weeks ago I saw a couple of people using paring knives and realised they were more prepared than me (for dealing with fruit, and toasted sandwiches, and the zombie apocalypse). So I bought some off ebay. Today there was a system outage at work so I had a legitimate...

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