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by PistolPete
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-10's, what to avoid?
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: AR-10's, what to avoid?

Anyone consider a Benelli R1 (or Browning BAR) instead of an AR-10? I think Pete had one of these: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_582/products_id/55807/FN+Herstal+10+%2B+1+308+Winchester+w20%22+Light+Fluted+Barrel But, IIRC, the mags are proprietary & kinda pricey. Yea...
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Your Furnance Just Died, What's Your Back Up?
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Your Furnance Just Died, What's Your Back Up?

I can keep my main living area livable with a space heater if I close off my bedrooms, but my place is on the small side. I keep a spare space heater in the basement if needed. After that I've got a propane heater I, a kerosene heater and if everything goes to hell, a small wood burner stove I could...
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 77863

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Korean over Promags, but factory over all. Gun Mag Warehouse usually has good prices... http://gunmagwarehouse.com/brands/glock/?aw_shopbybrand_brand=8&limit=all Speaking of Glock magazines, does anyone have any feedback, positive or negative, on the PMAG ones? I've got 2 of the 17 round 9mm Magpul...
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?
Replies: 31
Views: 1617

Re: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?

I've got a Swedish Mauser stamped 1917 and I plan to shoot it when it's 100 years old with full power ammo because it's in good shape. The local pawn shop has some H&R revolvers made in the 80's and Lorcin handguns made in the 90's that I would not fire with any ammo, because they are not in good sh...
by PistolPete
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 77863

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Ok need some advice from the glock shooters. I just bought a just right carbine AR-9 that utilizes glock magazines. I'm looking at getting some 33 round magazines and midway has promag ones for $15 less than the glock manufactured ones. Will the Promag mags suffice for range time and plinking? I'd ...
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Family Defensive Plans
Replies: 30
Views: 4135

Re: Family Defensive Plans

So... like a firearm or even a club? Unexpected that is. "A booby trap is a device or setup that is intended to kill, harm or surprise a person, unknowingly triggered by the presence or actions of the victim. As the word trap implies, they often have some form of bait designed to lure the victim to...
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minimalist recovery kit for an Awd crossover.
Replies: 17
Views: 1571

Re: Minimalist recovery kit for an Awd crossover.

Looks like a good setup to me, it covers the basics well.
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Family Defensive Plans
Replies: 30
Views: 4135

Re: Family Defensive Plans

I think murder holes need to make comeback in domestic architecture. I'm not even joking a little bit. Enough is enough. Yeah, let's maybe keep the discussion of booby-traps and the like off the forums, please. Yes, I consider murder holes in a modern home to be a type of booby trap, something unex...
by PistolPete
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My pistol blew up today - pics added
Replies: 40
Views: 5041

Re: My pistol blew up today - pics added

I've had two squibs in handguns, one in factory loaded 9x18 and one when I started reloading and missed dropping powder in a .44 mag. (I changed up my process since then and haven't repeated the mistake) Both were very obvious they were squibs and both were not easily cleared, taking the guns out of...
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: JHP Ammo for 9mm AR
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: JHP Ammo for 9mm AR

You can look at ammo that is made for sub guns, it's often higher pressures, harder primers and heavier bullets. Wideners just had some IMI stuff for sale in 9mm : You don't need to use light bullets to get a velocity advantage from the longer barrel. Whether your bullet is 90 grains or 147 grains y...
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: War Belt / Battle Belt Holsters and Mounting Options
Replies: 15
Views: 2832

Re: War Belt / Battle Belt Holsters and Mounting Options

Not sure if you've seen this thread, but there are lots of different options laid out.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=74377
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1171
Views: 66733

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Hey all, I'm trying to find a good site to buy reloading supplies. Most places that I've looked aren't much if at all cheaper (with shipping costs added in) than retail. Is there some secret squirrel (or covert chinchilla if you will) site for getting bullets and powder? I'm good for quite a while ...
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-10's, what to avoid?
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: AR-10's, what to avoid?

OP, I've seen some crazy sales on LWRC rifles if you want a piston. (mostly 6.8, but a REPR in .308 would be awesome) I've seen the deals on those, but a bit pricey for my blood. I actually shot one of those maybe 6 (5? 8? I don't really remember) at the Silencer Shoot near Memphis. It was not reli...
by PistolPete
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 4700

Re: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?

I think shotguns certainly have some perks, but maybe aren't considered the goto gun they once were. If you can only have one long gun for hunting, a shotgun is where it's at. Use shot for small game and birds, slugs or buckshot for medium game and varmint control (like coyotes). Buckshot will let i...
by PistolPete
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Suggestions for compact gun cleaning kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1535

Re: Suggestions for compact gun cleaning kit

Does anyone make a better, lighter, smaller, faster &/or more Ninja-like cleaning rod? The USGI model is adequate but I wonder if better exists... I haven't found one, but I'd love to know if one exists. The USGI units are good enough to clear a barrel, but not great cleaning rods in general. [EDIT...
by PistolPete
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 77863

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

I shot 50 rounds through a full auto Tommy gun today it was awesome. :clap: The gun store/rental guy told me it weighs 11 pounds. Then adding the 50 round drum adds like 2 to 2.5 pounds. So, like hardly any recoil to my shoulder. I totally agree, they are really controllable. I'd love to have one j...
by PistolPete
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Suggestions for compact gun cleaning kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1535

Re: Suggestions for compact gun cleaning kit

If you need a cleaning kit in your BOB, another vote for the caliber specific Otis kits. The biggest thing they lack though is a cleaning rod, and in my opinion a cleaning rod is more important than a cleaning kit in a bug out or emergency situation. Why? If your gun can't go a couple hundred rounds...
by PistolPete
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: AR15 Pistol Build HELP!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: AR15 Pistol Build HELP!!!!

I've heard this but I didn't know if there was a reason why other than the manual saying so, for liability/warranty reasons. I've seen people on Youtube sling some steel cased downrange just fine. Is it the usual "steel cased is hard on the extractor" business?? I'm not sure, could be potential ext...
by PistolPete
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: AR15 Pistol Build HELP!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: AR15 Pistol Build HELP!!!!

Well, Black Friday sales were lack luster this year compared to last year. I found no real incentive to buy anything from anywhere. PSA is still in the running for an AR15 pistol build that will end up being around $500 with FFL fees. Butttt.... since I'm looking at a range toy, I've been eyeing up...
by PistolPete
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 77863

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote: I've been finding deals on those Troy mags fairly often, but wasn't sure if they are good mags or not.
I've been using them exclusively for my 300 BLK pistol and haven't had a problem. I picked up 10 of them with pink followers for cheap a few years back.
by PistolPete
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 574
Views: 69283

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Well folks, I had one get me. Next time I'll be smarter. Maybe. :-) Product: Mulberries, picked fresh and frozen, thawed and put into a cobbler Best-By Date: A week ago? Consumed: 11.28.15 Last spring I picked mulberries in my yard every day for a few weeks. I got about a handful a day, would rinse ...
by PistolPete
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-10's, what to avoid?
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: AR-10's, what to avoid?

I appreciate everyone's input. Thanks!
by PistolPete
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 77863

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Aside from Pmags and USGI mags, what are the cheapest AR mags out there that actually work and aren't made by Promag or Tapco ? I'm needing to get a few for my upcoming AR build and I'm not wanting to spend a lot on mags alone. You can find Troy mags cheap if you look for deals, cheaper than Pmags ...
by PistolPete
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Optic for my .375 H&H
Replies: 29
Views: 1196

Re: Optic for my .375 H&H

I'm probably just uniformed, but I've never really understood BDC reticles on most scopes. I understand it if a person gets one custom made for their favorite rifle and hand load, but otherwise won't you end up using holdover anyway? Maybe people buy a BDC and then spend a lot of time developing a ...

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