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The basics of a fighting carbine

Post by PistolPete » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:09 pm

Here is a link to a very informative and well thought out post by DavePal84 on the basics of how to set up and maintain a carbine.

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 16&t=49276" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Care and feeding of magazines

Post by PistolPete » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:32 pm

If you have a self-loading (aka semi-automatic) pistol, the magazine is often the weak part of the machine. This post by Trebor goes over the basics of how to keep your magazines in good working order.

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=50660" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Proper setup of fighting gear (load bearing vests)

Post by PistolPete » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:49 pm

DavePal84 has a very detailed post about how to set up your gear so it's useful. Thinking of making the transition from a mall ninja to someone who looks more informed? This is a good place to start.

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 34&t=48535" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Gun laws in the UK

Post by PistolPete » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:54 pm

Are you a citizen of the UK and curious about the requirements and restrictions regarding firearm ownership? Brit-Zedhunter has outlined this subject in this thread:

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 80&t=46928" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Firearms Training

Post by PistolPete » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:57 pm

The ZS forums has a variety of good advice on firearms training. Here are some of the best threads:

The best equipment is worthless if you don't know how to use it. DavePal84 goes into some detail in this thread about getting up off your ass and getting training:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=58575" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Training with rimfires
Not everyone can afford to train with full-powered ammo all the time. A person can get do a lot of good by training with rimfire firearms for a fraction of the cost. DavePal84 has a great write-up about this topic here:

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 16&t=48534" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Training with snap caps
Lenny suggests using snap caps during live fire to similar real-world stoppages:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=39293" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Proper handgun practice
Good thoughts from Trebor on how to practice with a handgun:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=50688" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Selection of a carry gun
More great advice from Trebor here:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=47353" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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How to cast your own bullets

Post by PistolPete » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:54 pm

In the PAW you won't be able to jump onto midwayusa and order up some new bullets to load into ammo. Christian for Israel has a really thorough write up on how to cast your own bullets here:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=54133" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's handy to know how to do this, whether you wish to save money or be self-sufficient.
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Re: Firearms related topics

Post by PistolPete » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:12 pm

Trebor has another great post, this time on how to select a handgun. Great read!

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=60104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Firearms related topics

Post by whisk.e.rebellion » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:16 am

Here's another good thread on swaging .224 bullets by imrcly:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=65665" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Firearms related topics

Post by PistolPete » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:53 am

The newest awesome thread by DavePal84, Troglodyte Maintenance for the AR-15/M-16. This is an informative write up on how to properly maintain one of the most popular rifles in existence.

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=68894" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Firearms related topics

Post by whisk.e.rebellion » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:24 am

Here's a good thread by linkpimp on how to get started reloading your own ammo.
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Re: Firearms related topics

Post by whisk.e.rebellion » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:20 pm

linkpimp lays down some knowledge on making portable, reusable target stands on the cheap:
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Re: Firearms related topics

Post by PistolPete » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:49 pm

Many Zombie Squad members pride themselves on self-sufficiency. This thread by imrcly shows you how to make your own jacketed bullets using spent rimfire brass. In a long term disaster situation, this could be a real boon, and a marketable skill to have. It's threads like this that really make me proud to be involved in this community!

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