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by SRO1911
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 57336

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

Municipal/ govt hero Current title is Director of Public Works- for a small town in Texas. Titles aside, i am a professional certificate whore, and carry enough paper to legally staff almost any position in any city in Texas Registered Code Enforcement Animal Control Wastewater treatment Wastewater ...
by SRO1911
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 386090

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

Re: swelling near rim.
Extractor?
by SRO1911
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Canada Ranked 2nd Best place to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 12
Views: 1936

Re: Canada Ranked 2nd Best place to Survive a Zombie Apocaly

United States is a tough call. It really has to be broken down regionally.
Kalifornia and most of the East Coast are toast... Texas and most of the Gulf would probably end up better off in the end.
by SRO1911
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much Zippo equals how many Bics?
Replies: 19
Views: 2559

Re: How much Zippo equals how many Bics?

As a pipe smoker, I've always got a light. The thunderbird insert has a nice soft flame as well as a tendency to leak (I've gone through 3 in 2 years) the other soft flame option is the zlite insert- it works extremely well, however it is piezo so long term durability is questionable. The original z...
by SRO1911
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: An ARish question
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

An ARish question

While I have built many custom rifles, and shot competitively for most of my life - I have never been a passenger on the ar wagon. When it comes to shtf I plan to be spending more time in the garden than on guard duty, and should it become unpleasant then I am confident I can educate the unwashed ma...
by SRO1911
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Beartooth - Walkie talkie smartphone case?
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

Re: Beartooth - Walkie talkie smartphone case?

With those frequency ranges,hopefully there will be direct/on the fly programming capacity for both hams and public safety (presuming part 90 cert)uses.
by SRO1911
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Air Force "Shoot to Disarm" training? SRSLY?
Replies: 20
Views: 4936

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: 1971

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: 2146

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: 3038

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: 1842

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: 8937

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: 108
Views: 45488

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: 2710

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: 10142

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: 10142

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: 10667

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: 10667

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: 12401

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: 2887

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: 8335

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: 1869

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: 2789

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: 4488

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...

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