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by raptor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: The battle of the PCCs

You did leave out the Beretta Storm. That said no Glock magazine compatability. https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/top-7-9mm-carbines/ The other one is the Mech-tech conversion for the Glock. I have read good and bad things about their reliability https://mechtechsys.com/glock-carbine-conversion...
by raptor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9929

Re: The Coming Civil War

Bear in mind a violent political group that engages in violence is after only power/control. They seek power only for its most base reason, control. They may claim to want any number of things; typically it is the reverse of reality. For instance during the French Revolution the Comité de salut publ...
by raptor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9929

Re: The Coming Civil War

The gang that did this has been around for quite a while. They have a publicly stated agenda of violence, hatred and intolerance to anyone who disagrees with them.
The scary part is that more people mbrace and cheer them on.
by raptor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA

Thank you for not posting the name of the douchebag who perpetrated this crime. I ask others to continue this practice. A link to a news article. Note this link has a picture of said douchebag. https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/california-mass-shooting-thousand-oaks-bar-today-2018-11-08-live-updates...
by raptor
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored

Can anyone recommend any good battery testers for AA batteries? I bought this one the other day. It is cheap and reliable. It does test under a small load. That said I use this to get an indication and not an exact level. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OCBSASM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?...
by raptor
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored

I have a package of 40 Duracell AA alkalines with an expiration date on them of March 2027 that I purchased at Costco this past spring. I noticed that they didn't seem to be lasting very long in flashlights, then I started finding dead ones. Right now I have 26 of them that are completely dead, fre...
by raptor
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored

For critical devices or those left in storage I have switched to quality lithium ion batteries or rechargeable NiMh Eneloop batteries. This is great advice and I do the same thing. Lithium batteries are much more expensive but a few extra $ beats cleaning out a leaked battery. Use the lithium in th...
by raptor
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 230
Views: 5469

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

$595 each is not that bad. Typically in my area when they are for sale I see them from $425 all the way to $900. Clearly the high end is silly and the low end tend to me very much modified to shall we say suit the original owner's preferences. 10 in the shipping crate with consecutive # and matching...
by raptor
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead

Thank you for not writing the doucebag's name. I ask that we co tune our practice of not using the name. Killing people for any reason while they are praying is obviously despicable. The death penalty is warranted but in US is unlikely to be applied within the next 20 years. I have always thought a ...
by raptor
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

The dynotag is exactly what I had in mind. The dog tag version not the decal for the car.
by raptor
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

I guess grenades, satchel charges followed by flamethrower is out ? I would take the 1911. Honestly I am more worried about the flashlights they have in the 1960s. Dim POS that never worked after getting hit. Going from bright sunshine into a tunnel with a PR2 bulb and 2 D cell batteries is not a go...
by raptor
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

That is good to know I'll check out those features.

I normally leave my phone unlocked because I really just use it only as a phone and keep no data on it other than contacts. I consider smartphones to be too insecure for any business application I use.
by raptor
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

I keep my phone unlocked so the ICE info is available if my phone has not been stolen or wrecked. The possibly of a wrecked or stolen phone is also something to consider. An ideal solution to the problem albeit a creepy and unacceptable to me is to insert an ID chip. All of my pets have one and they...
by raptor
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

Good question. In my phone I have an ICE contact with 2 names and 4 telephone#s. I have an ICE card and a health insurance card. My health insurer has a link to my MD as part of their internal process Finally I wear a dog tag with key info name, SS# blood type and religion. Hopefully this will ensur...
by raptor
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

I've wanted to put together a good - solid - hand tool (non electric!) kit for myself for a long while. Something with good gear and can cover a lot of general scenarios of repair and building. Here is my list so far and I am looking for input and additions: Screwdriver set (including standard Phil...
by raptor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?

Just keep in mind when stocking up that defensive handgun ammo is the ammo you want to invest in the least. Most of it relies on a minimum velocity to perform properly and even a relatively small loss in velocity can cause problems. Can you expand more on this for someone like me still newer to the...
by raptor
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?

Ammo has not been this cheap and this plentiful in a while. If you have not done so you should consider making sure you have adequate supplies on hand Ammo does not go stale for decades. That said no I do not think sanctions against Russia are likely to include ammo for the reasonable and foreseeabl...
by raptor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Australia becoming a NAS
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Australia becoming a NAS

Nuclear devices without a delivery vehicle are basically worthless. Australia lacks missile delivery systems and with the retirement of the F 111 ( a marginal strategic delivery system at best) it's only aircraft delivery system is likewise gone. The 18 and F35 may have the capability to deliver nuk...
by raptor
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Question Regarding USA

Bringing a vehicle even temporarily into the US can be daunting unless it it approved for sale on the US. You reallly need to do some research based upon the individual vehicle.

The cost of transport is not the only reason you do not see many foreign registered vehicles in the US.
by raptor
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

I find a small, renatively isolated but diverse and resourceful community in need of a sugar daddy. I would spend money make it more resilient and independent. Build up the local economy and skill set through prudent investment of the capital and call that mt BOL. If TEOTWAWKI never happened the li...
by raptor
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

I find a small, renatively isolated but diverse and resourceful community in need of a sugar daddy. I would spend money make it more resilient and independent. Build up the local economy and skill set through prudent investment of the capital and call that mt BOL. If TEOTWAWKI never happened the liv...
by raptor
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3498

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Note to Looters. Attempting to Loot from Law Enforcement Personnel may be hazardous to your health. https://www.theepochtimes.com/looter-shot-killed-in-panama-city-after-hurricane-michael-officials_2689133.html “He yelled at me a little bit and said, ‘Oh, I’m looting.’ And he opened the door to the...
by raptor
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Full face respirators

Thank you for the great advice. It is always good to get the insight of an experienced individual.
by raptor
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Massive loss of insect biomass
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Massive loss of insect biomass

Interesting. If you want big splatter on your car come to south MS & LA. It is love bug season. My wife keeps bees on a part of the farm. I like them to discourage trespassing but since I am allergic to them keep my distance. In 2008/2009 her hives were attacked by "wild bees" which greatly damaged ...

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