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by feedthedog
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: My review of a Springfield XDS-4.0 .45ACP
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: My review of a Springfield XDS-4.0 .45ACP

I have one as well. I wasn't a big fan of the texture on the grip, so I got a rubber grip from talon grips to make it a bit less aggressive. I'm a bit surprised that you don't like the trigger, but I can't remember if it took a while to break in. It seems like a tiny plastic 45 should be a pain in t...
by feedthedog
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Army to Seek More Powerful Pistol
Replies: 150
Views: 7299

Re: Army to Seek More Powerful Pistol

The primary purpose of a sidearm is as a statutory symbol, secondarily it's issued to people carrying crew-served weapons, medics, or other personnel for whom a full-sized rifle or carbine is unwieldy or cumbersome. Both could be done by issuing an actual PDW in a PDW caliber. Everyone who needs a ...
by feedthedog
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Retired Army General calls for new rifle
Replies: 58
Views: 3020

Re: Retired Army General calls for new rifle

It doesn't really matter what 'caliber upgrade' you go with if the vast majority of service personnel never train beyond 300m (and the bulk of those that do only do so at known-distance ranges). Simply changing a caliber doesn't improve employment or training. So what? It is still a more capable ro...
by feedthedog
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Retired Army General calls for new rifle
Replies: 58
Views: 3020

Re: Retired Army General calls for new rifle

I could see pitching a new rifle based on some new functionality that made it better, but the M4 doesn't suck. It kills people just fine.
by feedthedog
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IBC Liquid Containers
Replies: 17
Views: 2108

Re: IBC Liquid Containers

I did a very brief write up on using an IBC Tote for rainwater collection a while back. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXN9zTFzWyo

The valves that come with the unit are super shitty, so make sure to add a real spigot.
by feedthedog
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 87743

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

nope it's just one of these http://para-usa.com/2013/firearms/expert/expertCommander.php it's from their entry level line. I got what I feel was a really good deal on it: $325 before transfer and shipping. Bullets arrive friday and shooting begins probably late next week. From dicking around with i...
by feedthedog
Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 87743

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

fancy stuff there crypto! And my merry Christmas to me present /holy iphone size pic sorry http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h425/TheLastOneZS/farms/13313B9A-BBF2-4E34-9DEB-E4833A409F4D_zpsaxgn2ejk.jpg I'm officially old now for buying a 1911 :clownshoes: Is that one of the older P-14s? Aside fro...
by feedthedog
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Having a Custom Ak 47 built
Replies: 29
Views: 2750

Re: Having a Custom Ak 47 built

JeeperCreeper wrote:"Sticker bomb" it. That way your AK is camouflaged as a teenager's skateboard... Or a hipster's subaru...
Did you park next to my car this morning?

Also, at this point someone on the forum has to build the pink AK...
by feedthedog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: "Ka-Bar" Sword in the BudK catalog
Replies: 12
Views: 2012

Re: "Ka-Bar" Sword in the BudK catalog

Kabartana?
by feedthedog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3407

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

This is one of those things that makes crazy people like us flip out, but probably isn't really a big deal. The odds of getting into a gunfight in your house are pretty damn slim, and the marginal difference between the rack / no rack probably gets a lot more play than it deserves. If it makes them ...
by feedthedog
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Weird question...
Replies: 75
Views: 3601

Re: Weird question...

Not really within the confines of the original post, but what about going with a gun that caters to her concerns of a ND? Would a HK P7 make you both happy? I totally get her concern, so I tend to prefer carry guns with super heavy triggers or additional grip safeties. Also, second on the pepper spr...
by feedthedog
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 87743

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

Quick question for y'all: is there a website where I can keep up with new firearm releases and cool accessories without all of the tremendous bullshit that tends to accompany that sort of information (I'm looking at you TTAG)?
by feedthedog
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1919

Re: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice

I'd add that the cost of your self defense weapon of choice shouldn't leave you so broke that you can't afford decent locks, an alarm system, outdoor lighting, and all of the other stuff. I'd rather have a keltec 380 and master security doors than a supressed sbr and a door without a deadbolt.
by feedthedog
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: body armor
Replies: 72
Views: 8366

Re: body armor

If you have the money, there is really no reason not to have armor. Hell, most of us have a dozen or more firearms. If you've got the money for a 5th AR, then why not pick up some armor? Currently I've got an IBAish vest with IIIA soft armor and ceramic plates. At some point I'd like to grab someth...
by feedthedog
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: body armor
Replies: 72
Views: 8366

Re: body armor

If you have the money, there is really no reason not to have armor. Hell, most of us have a dozen or more firearms. If you've got the money for a 5th AR, then why not pick up some armor? Currently I've got an IBAish vest with IIIA soft armor and ceramic plates. At some point I'd like to grab somethi...
by feedthedog
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Dog In My Neighborhood
Replies: 63
Views: 4280

Re: Dog In My Neighborhood

As a Cane Corso owner, I feel obligated to say that they are great dogs. They are a bit of a handful, but they are bred to be protectors and not to be aggressive. My dog outweighs my wife, but we both trust him implicitly. I have heard that they are great dogs with lots of energy and like to run. Y...
by feedthedog
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Dog In My Neighborhood
Replies: 63
Views: 4280

Re: Dog In My Neighborhood

As a Cane Corso owner, I feel obligated to say that they are great dogs. They are a bit of a handful, but they are bred to be protectors and not to be aggressive.

My dog outweighs my wife, but we both trust him implicitly.
by feedthedog
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Kevlar Helmets, General Helmets and Head protection!
Replies: 43
Views: 5144

Re: Kevlar Helmets, General Helmets and Head protection!

The tough part would be eye pro vs gas mask for protection. I have a gas mask in the attic somewhere, but I don't think they offer a whole lot of protection from shrapnel.
by feedthedog
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW at PAX seattle?
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: CCW at PAX seattle?

Considering that the website you linked said that nerf guns, airsoft guns, and pretty much everything else is not permitted, I'd say that real guns are not a good idea.
by feedthedog
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BAE Caiman MRAP: info needed
Replies: 30
Views: 3134

Re: BAE Caiman MRAP: info needed

Those armored F250 quad cabs that contractors in Iraq roll in would have made a more fun cop truck. MRAPs are not super fun vehicles. I was pretty nervous every time I drove one. It wasn't all that hard to drive, but the bumpers attract everything.
by feedthedog
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 28475

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

I saw balad and Taji right before we left. Balad is a pretty solid fortress with ditches, fences, towers, blast walls, etc. Taji sits right next to a major highway and is protected by a shitty cinder lock wall. If nothing has changed, there are lots of little forts and compounds inside of Balad. If ...
by feedthedog
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Blessed weapons- guns only or ammunition too?
Replies: 31
Views: 7571

Re: Blessed weapons- guns only or ammunition too?

An ancient preacher from the backwoods, turned NG chaplain, used to bless my convoys every night before we left Taji. I err toward the atheist side of the coin, but I do remember him specifically mentioning the soldiers, the trucks, and the weapons. I can't specifically say that it helped, but it di...
by feedthedog
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7856
Views: 337553

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Ares Armor has their NiB BCG's on sale for 115 bucks again. I finally caved, which means I HAVE to build a new AR around my old phosphate BCG and a lower I bought in 2008. I mean I pretty much have to. Yeah, I have an extra fore grip right now. It pretty much requires that I build a new gun for it.
by feedthedog
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Concealed carry guns for a smaller friend?
Replies: 39
Views: 2524

Re: Concealed carry guns for a smaller friend?

I run with guns a lot. .... Thanks. Both those are great posts with a lot of good information and experience. I will certainly pass all that along. I think she is running 5-6 miles right now, but I think that might be partly due to daylight time constraints. A flashlight is a really good idea, as i...

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