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by SRO1911
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Air Force "Shoot to Disarm" training? SRSLY?
Replies: 20
Views: 4090

Re: Air Force "Shoot to Disarm" training? SRSLY?

Can't speak for air force basic,but having trained several hundred people - many of whom are actively serving at a nearby airbase - the goal is "shoot to stop" if a graze or near miss ends the threat, good job. If a 45 caliber abdominal aortic dissection ends the threat, good job. Under pressure, mo...
by SRO1911
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ka-Bar TDI 2484 "Master Key" Fixed Blade Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1777

Re: Ka-Bar TDI 2484 "Master Key" Fixed Blade Tool

I keep a set of the 87's in both my bunker and extraction gear - they are great for cutting cables and busting loose hoses. Very inconvenient for prying. Fortunately we have big red trucks with lots of other tools for opening stuck doors/poorly located walls. Like most tools, multi means doing many ...
by SRO1911
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Ammo, lead & pregnancy
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Ammo, lead & pregnancy

Most docs will give you the standard - ooooh guns bad spiel. We were fortunate, my wife and I both worked at a range, taught, and shot competitively. We initially met her OB at a class - he became a competitor, and a friend. When it came time, this was something we frequently discussed - and for the...
by SRO1911
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So I am taking the plunge for a carry permit. Holsters?
Replies: 32
Views: 2532

Re: So I am taking the plunge for a carry permit. Holsters?

I have only been carrying for a few decades, and have only taught a few hundred classes - ymmv. 1. You may find a good cheap holster, you may also win the lottery. 2. Everyone is different, there is absolutely NO universal solution. 3. Carrying a gun should be comforting, comfortable takes time. 4. ...
by SRO1911
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: bunker suit. yay or nay
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

Re: bunker suit. yay or nay

Bunker gear is great, to go into a working fire. The shell is typically very cut resistant and fire resistant, the liner is several layers of extremely good insulation. The problem is, insulation works both ways - the number one injury to firefighters in training or on fires is heat exhaustion and d...
by SRO1911
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....
Replies: 43
Views: 7990

Re: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....

Depends on if you are on septic or sanitary sewer. If you are on septic, no problem. On sewer it opens up a few possible results. Depending on your location and how your municipal system operates. Without total power failure, I'll have sewer for 40-50 hours. I'm a few hundred yards above the lift st...
by SRO1911
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Zombie Body Armor
Replies: 107
Views: 38763

Re: Zombie Body Armor

Zombie thread on a zombie site... After re-reading through the responses over the last few years, a lot of you are now dead, or worse - useless weight on those around you. Not trying to spoil anyone's fun, but there have been several mention bunker gear (firefighting suit) and other heavy insulators...
by SRO1911
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage
Replies: 29
Views: 2270

Re: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage

While regulations vary by state, I can cite Texas as an example. I am required by law to notify TCEQ immediately (Texas commission on environmental quality, state epa basically) when conditions present that pose an acute threat to health - those conditions are fairly well defined. TCEQ then makes th...
by SRO1911
Wed May 25, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!
Replies: 44
Views: 8523

Re: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!

Since my secretary is typically in her office, several blocks away from my main office (which is a pickup) or several blocks further from my physical office - I'd go with what's handy. Using your list - the power cable from the pc to the staple for flail. Reality - the 1911 on my hip or the rifle b...
by SRO1911
Wed May 25, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!
Replies: 44
Views: 8523

Re: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!

Since my secretary is typically in her office, several blocks away from my main office (which is a pickup) or several blocks further from my physical office - I'd go with what's handy. Using your list - the power cable from the pc to the staple for flail. Reality - the 1911 on my hip or the rifle be...
by SRO1911
Sun May 15, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 9617

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

For a fairly simple field expedient pre filter, a soda bottle is easily converted. Cut the bottom off, a small piece of cloth or wad of shredded bark in the neck and a small hole in the lid. Hang it up then fill a third of the way with sand. The sand will remove the majority of non dissolved solids ...
by SRO1911
Sun May 15, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 9617

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

Something many, many people don't realize - area of a circle is not simple expansion, or at least not what folks presume. Part of having a water treatment and wastewater treatment license from the state is a lot of math - a whole lot of math when you get above a d class license. Going from a 1 inch ...
by SRO1911
Sat May 07, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What is your SHTF dream arsenal?
Replies: 58
Views: 11540

Re: What is your SHTF dream arsenal?

Mines simple. I'll take marine recon - all of them, and anything they want to bring to the party. For my own personal use - I'll keep what I've got. my old 1911, gold cup isn't tacticool but I know it and trust it. My old beat up g3 isn't high speed low drag tier 1 approved, but 20 rounds of 7.62x51...
by SRO1911
Fri May 06, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK
Replies: 22
Views: 2415

Re: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK

Cravats. Needs more - best weight to use ratio in the bag. Seriously though, nice kit. I have a similar, although less organized, "ambulance in a box" kit in my pov. We run a lot of medicals and since I office out of my truck I'm always mobile. You mentioned doing a lot of offroading, you might look...
by SRO1911
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Let's say you have to cross the country in the ZPAW
Replies: 35
Views: 6527

Re: Let's say you have to cross the country in the ZPAW

Being a Texan puts things in maybe a little different perspective. It's always fun when Yankees and other foreigners come visit, and we get to explain that Houston is an 8 hour drive, and so is El Paso.
If I had to cross country shtf I would bend all available resources towards obtaining an aircraft.
by SRO1911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1542

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

There is a very new company on the market, Athlon. They are building excellent scopes in a budget friendly bracket.
I recommend usaoptics.net, they are one of the largest athlon dealers and have superb customer service.
by SRO1911
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is "too dented" for ammo?
Replies: 18
Views: 1410

Re: What is "too dented" for ammo?

As a high volume shooter and re loader - I will shoot dents all day long, creases not so much. The damaged boolits I'd pass on. Just consider - you now have a severe weak spot in the jacket. To keep the math simple, we'll go hypothetical. A 1 in 12 twist rifle, 2000 fps. 12 inches to the foot That's...
by SRO1911
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 6.5 MPC......opinions on it's performance?
Replies: 26
Views: 4082

Re: 6.5 MPC......opinions on it's performance?

Some good discussion, but I have to throw a flag. Personal opinion of Jones aside - there is nothing new under the sun. The blackout was a whisper. The whisper was a very well known wildcat. Marketing and creating are two different animals. I can tell you, that in very short barrels a .264/222 is an...
by SRO1911
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 88553

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

If you are seating and crimping in one step. Insert empty case in press, raise case, screw die in until it just firms on case. Set seating depth for the bullet you are using. Back seating stem out and screw die in using 1/8-1/4 turn until you get desired crimp. Screw seating stem down against the bu...
by SRO1911
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=99340

Just so you know, there's a pretty good resource already handy.
by SRO1911
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help me choose a light weight bolt-action
Replies: 32
Views: 2351

Re: Help me choose a light weight bolt-action

I have built a lot of rifles, and have played with a lot more, dollar for dollar a savage is the most accurate out of the box rifle you will find - with the occasional exceptions that are required to define the rule. However given your criteria - I would recommend a remington model 7. I am left hand...
by SRO1911
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: LINK STATE
Replies: 59
Views: 11583

Re: LINK STATE

Moar?
by SRO1911
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325084

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Planted another small garden plot, 3 ft x 20 ft, 3 rows of peppers in this one. Sorted a couple 5 gallon buckets of range brass by caliber and have the first 2 batches in tumblers. Dug a bunch of irises out of my front yard to swap with a neighbor for a bunch of volunteer asparagus he brought me yes...
by SRO1911
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Salvaging and scavenging gun powder, can we prepare
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Salvaging and scavenging gun powder, can we prepare

From a preparedness standpoint, I personally think you have it slightly backwards - unless you just happened to have a source of surplus ammunition that wasn't of practical value as is. I personally, and recommend to others, to stock up on currently available canister powders. In a paw situation, pu...

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