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  1. 4 points
    3 years old? Your rifle is out of date. Sell it and buy a new one.
  2. 2 points
    Gas key, or gas rings are this issue
  3. 2 points
    I love animals. I love my wife. My wife was mauled by a neighbor's dog. Which side do you think I line up on? If a stray dog is on my property and I've been loosing livestock, there's only one solution if the owner is irresponsible. Five shots? Ever shoot at a dog or coyote on the run?
  4. 2 points
    Speak for yourself. I want to know that I am not shooting my kid who decided to come home from college early, my other kid who decided that his girlfriend should "sneak in", or my dumbass drunk neighbor. Absolutism. Works. Both. Ways.
  5. 2 points
    Better to just drop them at a choke point and build the wall with them.
  6. 2 points
    I originally posted this in another thread and realize that it is relevant to be repeated here. AVB-AMG I have read (listening to the audio book versions) of the following books, both fiction and non-fiction, that chronicle what the effects of an EMP attack would be and how our country would most likely react: - Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Kopple - One Second After by William R. Forstchen - One Year After: A Novel by William R. Forstchen My synopsis: Very, very sobering and depressing…. The first is a “what if” scenario of the loss of electric power regionally or even nationally, while the last two are fictionalized novels about the aftermath of an electric magnetic pulse (EMP) caused by multiple nuclear warheads being detonated at a high altitude over the continental United States. All three present a very sobering, logical, feasible and frightening vision of how our fellow Americans would act and react under such circumstances over a period of several days, weeks, months and finally two years later. It is not an encouraging story line and very alarming due to the realization that such an event not only could happen, but may possibly happen in our life time. I know I am not alone here in my frustration with how our American society and culture has devolved over the past 30-40 years. How the choices of our elected leaders have squandered tax payers money and ignored more important and vital issues. As well as how our elected officials may possibly be aware of many of these important issues of vulnerability and exposure, but choose to ignore them and do nothing constructive. or selfishly just pursue avenues for their own self-interest. Looking to our government or commercial private industry to take steps to prevent the adverse effects of an EMP attack, is most likely not realistic. This may sound fatalistic, but I believe that the vast majority of American’s today are clueless about what could happen and may happen and have chosen to be ignorant. They are just satisfied to spend their free time when not working to be entertained and, like sheep, just pursue short term gratification by partaking in our out-of-control consumer society, wasting their money buying all sorts of unnecessary crap and idolizing silly celebrities and professional athletes. That is their choice and because so many citizens are doing that I think we are totally screwed as a superpower and will continue our downward slide. Relating back to the topic of this thread, I continue to want to take what I consider the prudent measures in case of a localized emergency event, to hunker down at home (in place), if possible, as opposed to bugging out, with supplies and equipment to last for between 2 weeks, possibly up to 4 weeks. For most anticipated human caused or Mother Nature caused local or regional disasters, this should suffice. But if we are subjected to an EMP attack, I do not think the outcome will be good, let alone sustainable by most Americans. Basically, I am not confident at all that we will survive in any semblance of our current culture and society. I say this due to these concerns: - Living in suburban NJ, availability of food will become a paramount issue sooner than in other areas. - This will be followed by the issue of the availability or lack thereof of safe drinking water and electricity and other fuels. - The density of NJ, and the close proximity to Newark and New York City, will mean that those people who run out of either food and/or water will panic and become desperate and will seek both and do horrible terrorizing things to others to obtain them. - Even with firearms and ammunition, the number of these desperate people will overwhelm most family’s ability to defend what little they have left for any length of time. - Most suburbs are not realistically defendable from the onslaught of desperate refuges from the more urban cities and ring towns and will be overrun by these people. Desperate former urbanites will become the real zombies attacking others, first in the suburbs and then in the more rural areas.
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    FYI – I thought some of you might be interested in an article in Wednesday’s (2/13/19) New York Times about this forums favorite and enduring, if not polarizing subject. Below is the article that I have cut and pasted for your benefit. AVB-AMG A Jewish Bakery Adopts the Pork Roll*, Egg and Cheese By Pete Wells February 13, 2018 Pete Wells extols a breakfast treat on a bialy at Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels. While Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels offers the pork roll, egg and cheese on the traditional kaiser roll or bagel, the best iteration just may be on a bialy.CreditCreditMoya McAllister for The New York Times It is a safe guess that the Eastern European Jews who brought the bialy from Bialystok to New York City, piecing back together the recipe for this plain but beguiling dimpled roll in their new world after fleeing their old one, did not do it so that one day it could be sliced open and stuffed with a New Jersey pork sausage that comes in a cloth sack. To be fair, this was not the original plan at Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels, either. The idea was to serve pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches on a kaiser roll or one of the bakery’s palm-size, hand-rolled bagels. Peter Shelsky, the bakery’s owner, grew up in Manhattan, but he knew that some good things come from New Jersey, particularly pork roll, which he wanted to sell in the mornings. *Also known as Taylor ham, (for those who are more enlightened about their processed food products....), pork roll is a cured, smoked and cooked meat product that has the tightly pebbled appearance of engineered stone, like a Corian countertop made of flesh. Pressing sliced pork roll on a hot griddle intensifies its saltiness while giving it a hint of a crust that contrasts attractively with the slightly spongy interior. Griddled pork roll, combined with a cooked egg and a slice of American cheese, is eaten across New Jersey as a breakfast sandwich. Usually it is found on a kaiser roll. Sometimes it is seen on a bagel. But some Shelsky’s customers requested it on a freshly baked bialy, and others followed, and now pork roll sandwiches made on bialys are nearly as popular as the ones made on rolls, with bagels a distant third. The bialy might have been custom-made for the job, particularly the ones at Shelsky’s, which are baked to a darker brown, their thumbprint divots filled with a more robustly caramelized onion confit, than garden-variety bialys. Both traits are intensified if you have the bialy thoroughly toasted, as the person behind the counter will almost certainly recommend. $6.50 at Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels, 453 Fourth Avenue (10th Street), Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-855-8814; shelskys.com.
  9. 2 points
    you are not giving up tactical advantage. research flash blindness and you will see that the more light you use, the better off you are given the darkness and in this regard, there is zero debate. As for the assumption OF any kind of tactical advantage, that just wreaks of one bad thinking process here. If a perp is in your house, you want them gone, shooting is the last resort. In fact, if you are upstairs and you hear them downstairs, make noise as there is a high degree of likelihood they will flee. shooting someone is not like in the movies, coming upon someone in your home is not like in the movies and having a face to face with someone in high stress encounter is not like what the weekend warrior classes show you. make noise, have lots of light, cover, 'kill zone/engagement zone' etc all important. did I mention light?
  10. 1 point
    Had a decent time at the past Oaks gun show. Was on a mission... wanted to find a nice S&W 1917. The .45 ACP revolvers that they and Colt put out to bulk up sidearm numbers in WWI, since the 1911 wasn’t meeting production numbers. Went on S&W and Colt Forums... got info on both. Being a S&W fan, I was siding with the S&W... but kept my options open. One thing I thought was odd, even the Colt guys were saying to go S&W. Walk into the show with $1,500 and copies of my FFL-03. Walking around, I saw the guy that I picked up a Colt 1908 Vest Pocket from at the December Oaks show. Had a beautiful Hi-Power, which was just under $1,500... but held strong as I wanted a .45 revolver. Next display case at his table... a Colt 1917. Looked nice, but was listed as .45 LC/ACP. Not touching anything converted, so figured I’d hold off until I walk the show. Didn’t say anything to the guy, but noted where he was. A guy on S&W Forum said he saw like five S&Ws at the past few Oaks shows... so figured at least one would be here. Nope! Went through the entire show, all that was there was that Colt. So, I walk back and talk to the guy, who is also a FFL-03. Told me he picked it up a few days earlier, but it really didn’t speak to him. Was talking with his son on the ride over, but wasn’t sure about selling it. Handed it to me, and went over it quickly. Trigger was ok... locked up perfectly, and the cylinder looked correct in regards to headspacing for .45 ACP (service number was high enough that I knew it originally had the headspaced cylinder... but crap does happen). Told him it’s sold... was $795. So, started talking to him and another guy, who was a friend of his, about looking for a 1917. Mentioned I posted on the two forums, and his friend happened to be the guy on S&W Forum who told me about the S&Ws that were at Oaks. The guy who I bought it from said he will be at the March show, and I said I’ll stop by and say hello... as I’m going to be looking for a S&W to go along with the Colt. He said he will see if he has one that he is willing to part with... so, we will see. He is a big Colt guy, so maybe I might get lucky. Did almost buy a CZ-52... but glad it didn’t work out, as it gives me a little money already set aside for March. Got home and popped the sideplate off... showing some nasty grime. Nothing too excessive, but proved to me he wasn’t lying about just picking up the gun. I doubt the gun had the side plate off in the last 25 years. This guy’s .25 that I picked up was immaculate, and I was hard pressed to find any dirt when I stripped it down. After a good cleaning, the trigger is awesome! Gun matches in regards to serial numbers... but the best part was the grips had the serial number written on each side. I do have to say, prefer the S&W lockwork A LOT better than Colt. I spent like 20 minutes trying to get the latch/side plate back on, because the latch stud is hard to fit back in the hole. Ran the serial number on Colt’s website (that isn’t it on the heel; service number is different), and the New Service number puts it at 1919 production. So, gun didn’t see WWI... but possibly WWII. Wasn’t rebuilt between the wars, and don’t see any markings related to Lend/Lease. I’m going with it was in decent enough condition that the military just stored it away when they were going over their surplus. If you notice the finish near the front sight... that is actually correct for the Colts. I have a letter for the .25 likely coming back from Colt in the next couple weeks. Put in one for this revolver (Colt confirmed it today; 90 to 100 days out), but that will likely come when I’m down at FLETC. Making sure whoever is checking my mail will know to send me a picture of this letter whenever it comes. I also put in a request with Cody for one on my Winchester 62... but that one might not be possible (if they can’t find anything, they won’t charge me; that is closer to four weeks, so I should know before I head out). Depending on what happens in March, I may bump this thread up if I find a S&W. I’m a big N-frame guy, so hopefully I find one of those to add to the collection. Hoping to get out to the range on Friday to fire some rounds with the Colt... but likely won’t have moon clips by then. ACP headspaces fine, so just will have to pull empties out with a fingernail. Not likely going to buy AutoRim, as it is too expensive (nor do I want more speedloaders laying around, especially ones very similar to my .44s) and I actually prefer moon clips. I have been surfing eBay for a nice holster... but might hold off until they do one of those coupon codes. Should fit the holster for my 6” 629, which I will have to check tomorrow.
  11. 1 point
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  13. 1 point
    Never, ever have seen a dirty gas tube.
  14. 1 point
    Well that was a gigantic waste of fkn time. Bismuth is a metal with a low melting temp but is actually very brittle. The Knife was very thick - unlike an actual kitchen knife... so he sharpened it and it was able to cut a "cucumber" in half... big whoop. 2/3 of the video was playing with the bismuth crystal colors that come out at different temps. He went through a few sanding grits to get an edge bevel but I wouldn't call it super "sharp" - and it wouldn't withstand much more use than just that. I'd rather watch an actual smith make up a pattern welded steel blade into a kitchen knife. Oh wait - I do all the time.
  15. 1 point
    If 20,000 PSI of viciously hot gas isn't going to clean it out, giant pipe cleaners aren't going to help. I've never seen anything but problems caused by the giant pipe cleaners. Avoid them. At best they just make you feel like you did something while perfomring a no-op that cost money.
  16. 1 point
    No regrets. Not one. Like not even a single letter.
  17. 1 point
    What color is the boat house at Hereford?
  18. 1 point
    oh stop, that has no bearing. Now you sound the like the a$$holes in uniform people detest. You are not above scrutiny and neither are these officers. If you don't know what or who you are shooting, DON'T SHOOT! pretty fking basic Your job does not even rank in top 10 most dangerous in America per the labor stats and strip out LA and Austin and not even top 25, not even top 5 for most stressful so don't preach about 'unless you have done the job' bs. All jobs are unique in their own way with the only exception being that police are publicized more so than 98% of all other jobs. and don't make me laugh with police academy. Is that meant to be a joke; I'm serious?????
  19. 1 point
    Bottom line...dont talk shit unless you have done the job. That goes for anything. Everybody with a keyboard is a police expert. Have yet to see an internet police academy.
  20. 1 point
    If you decide to go with a speed-type holster, Double Alpha makes one call the Racer that runs about $60 less than the Race Master. The difference being that the Race Master has interchangeable innards to adapt it o a bunch of different guns. The Racer is made for a specific model - in your case the N-frame S&W and it will fit any N-frame regardless of barrel length. Alec also competes with some L and K frame guns, so the Race Mater makes more sense for him. Adios, Pizza Bob
  21. 1 point
    based on lack of actual news stories this is looking less and less like the guy being an asshole and more and more like the guy keeping his livestock alive. also...i doubt the guy deliberately shot the dog in the legs. he probably just sucked
  22. 1 point
    The term- Pork Roll is leftist fake news!
  23. 1 point
    Note to self: never let Maksim borrow one of my guns or optics.
  24. 1 point
    I'm hoping we have a plan to blow the bridges and tunnels.
  25. 1 point
    Our entire society hangs by but a thread... Example..... look to Franklin, Hamburg, Sussex, Warwick, Vernon. Guesstimate there are 50k people in those areas..... there are six major supermarkets in those areas...Franklin Shoprite, Sussex Acme, Vernon Acme, Sussex Shoprite Warwick Shoprite Warwick price choppers...that are restocked daily..... What happens when the thread of resupply is severed or hiccuped to such a degree to cause a panic? What happens when one is cleaned out and you can't drive to the other? What happens in an an event, most in the areas commute to work, can't get home? What happens if fuel stops flowing? What happens when there are no more beds in the three hospitals in the area? What happens when the paltry count of ventilators in these areas are used up? Anyone who think that we can't be brought to our knees quickly, is a fool.
  26. 1 point
    Great..another NJGF know it all cop judgement thread. I know to exit this stupidity early.
  27. 1 point
    Are you talking outside at the Empire State Building during rush hour? Watch the video on line. The guy came out and started to draw. The cops were faster. The cops did the right thing and shot until the guy went down. The scene was all concrete and metal plenty of chances for ricochets. But if you read the followup article the bystanders were hit by rounds or pieces of rounds that had already gone through the shooter. The problem with weekly practice sessions is no one wants to pay for the ammo and time. There's also the issue of where to shoot in NYC. Back in the old days there was a range in the basement of just about every precinct. OSHA shut all but one down. As of 2005 there was one range in Brooklyn and Rodman's Neck. Both were pretty busy just shooting quals and advance training was done at Rodman's Neck. In order to do all of that Rodman's Neck has always been on a 2 shift schedule and at times they were running 3 shifts 24/7. The agency I worked for required a minimum of 8 hours a quarter. That was pretty generous. I didn't write the law that's the way it's always been AFAIK. The concept is the actors committing the felony are responsible for everything that happens. Cops responding to a crime have no evil intent. No mens rea. I'm not making light of friendly fire incidents where other cops or civilians are hit. Nothing is 100%. There are hundreds cases a year when a civilian accidentally shoots another. Few of these cases get prosecuted.
  28. 1 point
    If nobody knows nothing then do as you wish
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  30. 1 point
    Went to the oaks show and there wasn’t much lever actions to look at. But I did pick up a few in different barrel lengths and figured out a 20” barrel feels right. That’s what I’m gonna go with.
  31. 1 point
    L always recommend a double alpha race master with N frame block, it will go and fit any size barrel you throw at it and you don't have to worry. Though, this isn't legal for IDPA, if IDPA is your main focus go with a blade tech. With the hammer in place, and side plate on , mark the outline on the frame with a sharpie and you'll have a line to work to when dremeling out the bulk.
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    Yeah @Zeke I hope there are more episodes. It may not be 100% but its pretty close. It makes you have more respect for the guys in blue who are constantly putting themselves in danger trying to help people.
  34. 1 point
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing and glad to have you actively back here!
  35. 1 point
    Not getting one out of 400 to agree with you should tell you something. I'm sure @Ray Ray didn't mean it that way. The other 398 people probably understand what Ray was saying.
  36. 1 point
    100,000 is a tiny number in a what is basically a commodity business. You need much bigger numbers to allocate fixed costs. Further, they don't have the distribution network - they are really a very small company trying to convince people otherwise. But even if we accept that they cost more to buy (right now) the life cycle cost should be much lower due to the simplicity and lower maintenance costs. Think how many parts an internal combustion engine has versus and electric motor. I have no skin in this game and really don't care one way or the other - but this is coming and the rate of adoption is accelerating.
  37. 1 point
    I like these types of shows @carl_g Its real world actual, factual stuff. Same reason I rely heavily for advice on guys that actually do this for a living. Not theories from mall ninjas . I truly wish this stuff was more mainstream, this is the public, this is America. These people and scenarios are real.
  38. 1 point
    If that is a Glock pen, I assume you have to throw away all of the internals and replace them with aftermarket parts so that the action isn’t all heavy and gritty.
  39. 1 point
    Try as I may, I cannot find one actual news article on this story. There are a few references on fb, conservative blogs and forums, but that's it. The only actual news I found on Randall Thom is related to him being one of the "front row Joe's" at Trump rallies and his arrest last month at a Warren rally. There are other official records regarding Thom and his dogs. On the MN judicial branch website, there are several records showing he was convicted of letting his dogs run loose on nearby farms where they killed livestock, from chickens to cattle. It pains me to speak ill of any veteran, but this guy has a spotty record. Though it was a while ago, he was busted for selling drugs and getting into fights. I had to dig deep to find even these tidbits, and I cannot say it's all 100% correct, but the convictions on record are about as factual as one can get. Based on the very thin info, I can only guess that the four legged DJT got loose and was roaming free on a cattle pasture. From what I've read about how farmers deal with free roaming dogs on their property, they are looked upon (and dealt with) the same as wolves and coyotes. In any case, it's a sad story for the dog.
  40. 1 point
    Be Careful with comments like that, you may be mistaken for a democratic socialist lol
  41. 1 point
    You have to be kidding. Please tell me this is tongue in cheek. This is almost as silly as the “Trench Knife in one hand and 1911 in the other” for home defense argument we had a few years ago here “It worked in the trenches in WWI, it will work in my house”. The WML is not for navigating your home. It is not to prevent you from stubbing your toe. It is not meant to let an intruder know you are armed. It is not a deterrent in and of itself. It is not a less lethal tool meant to give the intruder the old razor dazzle and make them see sparkles. The WML is for target acquisition and threat identification. There are times in daylight/full value light conditions where you would still need a WML to identify a threat in a structure. Regardless of ambient light, you still often need more. Your vision is the limiting factor in being able to target discriminate. The better you can see, the faster you can act - You can’t shoot what you can’t see. The WML can be said to make you more accurate in low light. • It lets you keep both hands on your pistol in your normal shooting grip - I don’t know about you, but I am more accurate with two hands on the gun. • It lets you see what you want to hit so you can apply the “Aim small, miss small” principal of marksmanship. Big difference between aiming at a shadow of an entire silhouette vs aiming at a button on a jacket. • Being able to see in the dark is an enormous force multiplier that allows you to calm down a bit - it may not put ice water in your veins, it it will help keep your heart rate and adrenaline at a more manageable level when fighting in low-light conditions. • Being able to see your threat builds confidence that what you are seeing is appropriate to point a gun at or shoot. This speeds up your reaction and calms the nerves knowing your actions are justified.
  42. 1 point
    Hey, I have 3 piston guns: An AK An SKS An MSAR (AUG clone) All my ARs are D.I. just like God and Eugene untended!
  43. 1 point
    I happened to link one article that I could remember and find quickly. If you do your own research, go look for taxi companies that have published usage data on Teslas they own and use in their fleet. I can't find that article (yet) but the results were Teslas had fewer per mile vehicle issues than ICE vehicles. IIRC, they had one vehicle have an "infant mortality" problem with its battery pack, and several others that were medium/long miles before pack degradation/replacement, and many more that were very long miles. But you go do you.
  44. 1 point
    No way am I getting an EV. Not with the pending EMP bomb apocalypse. Two wheels with a chain moving the back tire with a gun rack on the front, fishing rod holders on the back and a nice comfortable seat.
  45. 1 point
    https://jalopnik.com/this-is-what-happens-when-you-put-300-000-miles-on-a-te-1798662230 the 100k miles and you need a new pack thing is a bit of a wive's tale. and it's dependent on how you treat your batteries as well. clearly a little user-education will be needed, but I suspect the average moron will quickly get into the groove of plugging in their car when they come home.
  46. 1 point
    They have: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a23743195/tesla-tax-credit-deadline-date/ ...." Tesla has reached the beginning of the end of the $7500 federal tax credit for buyers of the automaker's electric vehicles. The rules of the credit spell out that only the buyers of the first 200,000 electric vehicles sold by each manufacturer are eligible for the full amount; after that point, the credit begins to decrease over time. Although Tesla already hit the 200,000 mark earlier this year, the $7500 tax credit will apply to vehicles delivered before the end of 2018. " Who cares about golf clubs? More important, how many rifles, handguns and ammo would it hold? That's a priority!!
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  48. 1 point
    states like texas with "Stand Your Ground" laws this is perfectly legal.
  49. 1 point
    DUDE!!! That's like buying new boobs for your woman and not touching her. wtf?!?!
  50. 1 point
    Less lethal on bear (or any dangerous animal) is just stupid. Carry a boat horn and a 12GA with slugs in case the boat horn does not work.


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