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  1. 10 points
    I was a very happy man. My wonderful Italian girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me....It was her beautiful younger sister. My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight mini skirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate. Because she never did it when she was near anyone else. One day her "little" sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn't overcome. She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister. Well, I was in total shock, and couldn't say a word. She said, "I'm going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me." I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car. Lo... And behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping! With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law put down his shotgun and hugged me and said, "We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn't ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family." And the moral of this story is: Always keep your condoms in your car!
  2. 8 points
    Opt for the grenade launcher. Go big or go home.
  3. 6 points
    How many assailants are usually involved in a home invasion? Hint: it does not equal 1.0. How many rounds does it take to stop a threat? Hint: It’s not 1. What is your hit percentage at 20yds under stress? Hint, it’s not 60% That math alone shows you need more than 3. Non-quantitatively, why would I base a home defense strategy “assuming everything aligns”?
  4. 5 points
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  6. 5 points
    I'm not a new gun owner. However, I am new (as of 2020) to purchasing guns (and ammo) as a NJ resident. I moved to NJ in 2016 knowing the gun laws in NJ sucked. I had to go through the painful process of verifying everything I owned and was brining with me into NJ was legal to own in NJ. This included me whittling a few pistols out of my collection that in their natural unadulterated state used magazines with more than 15 rounds, just because you know... eh... regrets. Now of course all the remaining15 rounders have been neutered to 10. It hurts so much more when things get even worse. I kinda put my shooting hobby on the back burner for a bit. Being a NJ resident in reality sorta demotivated me towards it. But damn, it's kinda one of my "things". Well F* you NJ. I'm back into it. I'm one of the lucky ones. My town seems pretty 2A friendly. The local PD has never given me any trouble with FID or pistol permits. However, the process is painful, and sad. Oh, how I do miss the days of walking into an LGS and seeing something I liked and just buying it there and walking out 20 minutes later. The fact that anyone can be grateful it only takes 30 days to be allowed to exercise a constitutionally protected right is a sad state of affairs indeed.
  7. 5 points
    "I wish I had brought fewer rounds" said no survivor of a gun fight, ever.
  8. 4 points
    Why are you making it harder for no real return? Are you really timing your muzzle device every time you remove and install it? New crush washer/shims with each installation? You are torquing it properly so you don’t damage the muzzle of the actual barrel? That’s crazy. Put whichever device will let you use the rifle more often on the rifle and make it permanent. If there is a prohibition at the range you frequent that says you have to have a linear Comp, just put the linear Comp on and call It a day - Or, go with no muzzle device and have the barrel crowned. Then dial-in your interface with the rifle. Install a proper stock for precision shooting (look at an A2 or even a PRS if you are planning on shooting an 18” precision gun) not a Magpul fixed carbine stock - which has a length of pull optimized for shooting while standing or moving. Then add a real grip that will let you properly shoot your rifle. Having a consistent grip and appropriate stock placement is going to do much more for your precision than which muzzle device you have on the end of your gun. If you keep switching things you’ll never improve.
  9. 4 points
    When I was a newbie I was AMAZED at how friendly most gun owners were. Complete strangers from this forum willing to meet another stranger at the range to let me try their guns. Or strangers at the range willing to do same. And so much friendly advice. I think the stereotypical image of most gunowners is completely wrong. I've found them very friendly and willing to share their knowledge.
  10. 4 points
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  12. 4 points
    My views changed considerably. 1). why would anyone need to own an AR-15, it really is just an efficient tool, not the bad black sheep the media makes it out to be. Now I think, everyone should own one. 2). never understood why one person would need more than 100 rounds of ammo. Now I’m nervous with only having 1600 rounds of .45 acp. 3). why does anyone need a gun, once I felt someone could possible tell me I couldn’t own one to protect my family, I couldn’t sit back and take that mentality. Now I feel, everyone should be armed. 4). why does anyone need more than one gun, it is no different than any other hobby, I have multiple golf driver, I have 6 different golf balls I use, I have multiple bowling balls for different types of lanes. I have multiple guns for different uses 5). laws! We’re a needed thing and correct to be implemented. Now, Jesus Christ is an adjustable stock really an evil thing, I look more closely at politicians and their stand on the second amendment while researching. you could say my views on guns have done almost a complete 360.
  13. 3 points
    Everyone who owns firearms take note of this. If you want your firearms to transfer seamlessly to someone after your death, you must specifically name the person in the will. And you must specify which firearms you're referring to, unless it's something like 'all my firearms'. If you don't do that, then they will transfer to who is named in the will to receive all your property. (e.g. a spouse) But note this: if you bequeath property to more than one person in a will and don't specify your firearms anywhere it may be ambiguous who they should go to. Unless you included a bequest like 'everything not named elsewhere goes to...'. Our wills have a specific clause naming a beneficiary and secondary beneficiary for 'all firearms, ammunition, and firearm related accessories'. We included a secondary in case god forbid we both go together. Don't have a will? You're leaving a real mess for whoever is left to clean up. If you care.
  14. 3 points
    You’re right that there is a fine line between preparedness and paranoia. That’s a balance each of us must find and it is not a one-size fits all answer. Both terms are subjective. That said, relying on any intruders retreating doesn’t seem like a safe strategy. You don’t know the intent, experience or state of mind of the intruders. If they are desperate, used to being around gunshots, or whacked out of their mind on something, then they may not retreat. If you assume they will then you’re left at an extreme disadvantage. Does that mean you need a 30mm Phalanx in your driveway? No. But to recommend a single 3-round magazine is equally dumb.
  15. 3 points
    As far as guns go, not much changed for me after I started owning any. I just EVERY gun owner was as responsible as most are. The reckless ones keep ruining everyone's image when most people just want to be able to go to the range, relax, and have fun. And I already knew we had politicians making laws about things they know nothing about. We've got people with no military experience trying to tell the military how to budget and run things, we have people making policy on science even though they probably barely passed high school science, we have people making laws about construction when they probably haven't even ever made a bird house much less an actual building. Why would gun legislation be any different?
  16. 3 points
    @Smith I'll raise my hand....ME, that's who! FWIW do you enjoy throwing hand grenades and then disappearin' back into the woodwork? 3 rounds? What about multiple attackers doing a home invasion? 90 posts in 11 months. Troll much? ~R
  17. 3 points
    Although I'm not exactly ancient, there was a period of my life I can call the good old days when it comes to guns. My first gun was a gift from my dad, an old as hell Savage 311A SxS that kicks like a mule. Shooting high brass hunting loads was painful. I took my hunters ed course, passed and dad handed me a shotgun. No FPID, no background check, no finger prints. Technically, I was a Fudd. I had no interest in guns beyond ducks, geese and clays. I only ever took the gun hunting on a river across the street from my house, and occasionally skeet shooting to warm up for hunting season. Without even realizing it, I was operating within the confines of NJ's only slightly retarded laws back then. When I'd go on a hunt, I'd gear up in camo, put on my ammo belt, grab my gun and walk across the street. It was just normal. Fast forward a few years, I decided to by a pump action. No real hassle, had to get a FPID, filled out paperwork, and in spite of my PD only having 9 cops, two detectives and a chief, I had my FPID in ten days. Went and bought an 870 Express, and then back to business as usual. I only became surprised after the first AWB, then NJ's insistence on holding on to it after the sunset, how I learned what a RINO was when Whitman was elected, and how far NJ has fallen in the US ranking for freedom. I have been surprised so many times that I'm no longer surprised at anything NJ does. Surprise has evolved into disgust.
  18. 2 points
    I did ‘Battlefield Vegas’ a few years ago. It was a great experience and a lot of fun. I would go back there in a heartbeat!
  19. 2 points
    That's exactly what I did with my SPR. Bought a threaded match barrel with an 11 deg target crown and put a .25" proud thread protector on it to keep the crown from getting buggered up . I don't rapid fire and I don't shoot at night so flash hider nor brake were necessary.
  20. 2 points
    When a muzzle device is permanently attached to a barrel, the device becomes part of the barrel, that’s how, under fed law, a permanently attached device can count for the last 1.5” when building a 14.5” barrel Into a 16” barrel. Threads on a permanently attached muzzle device constitutes a threaded barrel. Surefire (along with a few other companies - Griffin and Strike come to mind) make these “blast diffuser/deflector” devices as well, only without threads. I have the Surefire version, they call it the Warden - Works as advertised sending all the blast downrange at the cost of increased felt recoil (subjective) and decreased braking action (also subjective) from the SFMB556 permanently attached to the end of my barrel alone - there is no free lunch. The good part is, it attaches with friction and not threads identical to their suppressor attachments, so there are no issues with threaded barrels. Those threads on the outside of muzzle devices are exactly for the attaching of flash suppressors - unless it is a proprietary thread geometry that you will have to prove after you are in trouble, likely at great cost in money, time, and aggravation.
  21. 2 points
    @EdF The first part of your answer is correct. The second part is completely FALSE. If the OP is named in the Will as the new owner, they're HIS, no paperwork needed. 'Cept maybe for a hand-written receipt from the Executrix of the Estate. OGAM goes away too, since there's NO paperwork If the OP @Gosnellus is NOT named in the Will as the new owner of the personal property, then the OP must file all the regular paperwork for purchasing both long guns (and pistols if so desired). Once the permits come thru, the OP can submit an OGAM exemption form, naming the firearms to be transferred. What people THINK doesn't matter....what the LAW SAYS matters. Rosey
  22. 2 points
    You are trying to pin the shortage down to one single entity, and it simply can't be done. Yes, there are a lot of people and companies exploiting the situation, but none are completely responsible as individual factors. The sum total of all the factors combined, add up to more than the individual factors. For instance, a single factor on it's own is X. If you combine four factors, it injects a multiplier into the equation that creates a greater sum total causing exponential increases in price.
  23. 2 points
    Is this the way you understand how primer makers have always operated, or just during this crunch? Primers have never been a surplus item, the retail market for reloading components dates back 150 years. With few exceptions, the primer makers are all ammo mfgs too. CCI, Federal, Rem, Win, Fiocchi, so yes, they are going to channel primers to their own ammo plants to run the loading machines 24/7, decreasing the primer supply. Why sell primers at 3 cents a pop when you can sell ammo at 3x the normal prices. Big profits generate big dividends. btw, the primer/ammo shortage exists only in the USA. My friends in PR, Aus, Germany are having no trouble finding ammo or reloading components. The prices overseas have gone up, but not even close to the extent we are experiencing in the good old US of A. As far as I know, there is nothing to stop foreign manufacturers from filling in the gap. Is some left controlled bureaucracy preventing foreign suppliers from upping their imports? If so, that would be an artificial manipulation of the market. By it's self it would not drive up prices, but it certainly contributes to the pressure. The supply chain was definitely a factor. Especially when you consider that a substantial portion of the precursor chemicals used in powder and primer come from China. We may never know all the details, but there is no doubt that there are forces pushing and pulling the ammo/primer market. It's a situation where chaotic events are being exploited, some are a natural predictable consequence, while other events have been artificially generated and it has created this feedback loop that just feeds on it's self.
  24. 2 points
    My views haven't really changed, since I always thought the restrictions on magazine sizes and such were ridiculous, but I was shocked that a supposedly "instant" N"I"CS check took 6 days! After I already had to wait almost 2 months for my FID!
  25. 2 points
    I kept waiting for the car to get traction and run him over. That would have been epic.
  26. 2 points
    I can think of a few things offhand. Brass cases ammo is more ‘elastic’ than steel case... Upon firing, the brass case tends to (for lack of a better term) ‘swell’, and make a tight seal with the chamber. This allows less blow by of combustion gasses into the chamber, making it cleaner to shoot. Less unburnt powder and mess in the chamber, and debris in the bolt. Steel is less elastic than brass, doesn’t swell as much, and allows for more blow by. The steel case rims are also harder on the extractor. Much of the steel cased ammo I have seen, the projectiles themselves are actually steel core coated with a copper wash. This would be harder on the barrels themselves. I once read an article on barrel wear comparing copper washed steel projectiles vs copper jacketed lead projectiles. I don’t remember all of the details of the article, but the conclusion was that copper washed steel increased barrel wear quite a bit. Some steel cased ammo isn’t loaded as hot...this could lead to function issues as well.
  27. 2 points
    Don't quote me on this, but I think Jerry cans are already compliant because of the spring loaded spout. The main issue with most gas cans, according to the tree huggers, is that many people leave the spout cap off and vapor escapes. The little yellow vent caps always break off too. The whole idea with the new style spouts is that they self close and even have a vapor return tube. In a perfect world, those spouts would not be a terrible idea, but they suck monkey dick. They never work and are nearly impossible to operate without spilling gasoline, which defeats the purpose entirely. Those dumb ass spouts have spilled more gas than the old style ones ever did. Brilliant! I bought a can two years ago that the spout actually worked well, but squirrels ruined it. Those lil bastards love chomping up gas caps on mowers and cans.
  28. 2 points
    @EdFI never said those those things you quoted. You did. You're arguing with yourself. Do you do that in front of a mirror? So do you or don't you load more than3 rounds in a firearm? Earlier on you said that's all that's needed. Then you go on to to talk about normal and abnormal self defense conditions.
  29. 2 points
    replaced video to keep everyone happy
  30. 2 points
    I went on YT looking for a recipe and this came up as suggested video...a fast car, an attractive woman and excellent custom craftsmanship so not much to dislike
  31. 2 points
    I've been down this rabbit hole along with a couple of my friends, despite my warnings. Unless you're shooting competitively or are very knowledgeable about reloading I would warn you away from things like the Ogive Comparator. It introduces a variable that is just not that important to guys that are simply shooting paper, casually, at 300 yards. There are plenty of ways to find out if your ammo is gonna fit with the most important being; it chambers. It's kind of like getting a borescope. You want to find a good deal on a perfectly fine used barrel? Find a guy that just bought a borescope. It's information overload. I had all the tools and have since sold them off as they were taking the enjoyment of simply reloading ammo that shoots well and works away from me. I have a press, a Chargemaster, and the necessary components. Nothing more as it's just not necessary to what I do. If I was to get back in to competitive shooting, I'd probably try to get the FX auto trickler. That's about as far as I'd go. Good luck with whatever you decide to work up. .
  32. 2 points
    Me, I'd run'em. Load one, see how it goes. If you don't squib, load 3 and do the same. Nice and slow. My guess is you'll be fine. But as always, it's your call.
  33. 2 points
    I have the CMMG conversion kit and for the most part it has worked really well as long as it's properly lubed. I think I ran a few hundo down it the first day I used it without a single failure (I don't remember what brand of ammo). The follower on the mags tends to get dirty and sticky but cleans up ok and hasn't really been a problem. I agree with all the comments about accuracy. If you have 22 laying around and don't wanna send dollar bills downrange it's a great way to go.
  34. 2 points
    It doesnt list specific bullets so you have to start at the low end and work up to get what you need. My old Sierra manual does not list smk or otm either so you have to go by weight only to start
  35. 2 points
    Put it out near the sidewalk, it will keep people from dropping cigarette butts on your lawn. Ok, it will keep them from dropping them a second time.
  36. 2 points
    @plumbshotsam I understand your curiosity about what kind of powder it is and agree with @JohnnyB'assessment. However.... DON'T REUSE IT. Identifying powder by appearance alone is risky business. Sprinkle it on the grass. The high nitrogen content makes it great fertilizer.
  37. 2 points
    If it doesn't snow again for two years, I will buy you a case of beer. Starting............. NOW!
  38. 2 points
    I think this is a great thread. I hope more new gun owners chime in.
  39. 2 points
    None of NJ's gun laws save any lives.....They do however make law abiding gun owners less safe, thus more likely to die in a defensive situation!
  40. 2 points
    I hope not. You'd be right back where you started.
  41. 1 point
    Wow dude. I know why he was posting it, and it's because he felt the explanation might confuse a noob. The reality is for 9 it takes very little power to get past squid territory. Short of no charge, most undercharges are just failure to make power factor or cycle the gun, not safety issues like no charge or over charges. 5gr loads are in no way dangerous and will likely run the gun fine. Your advice wasn't wrong, but might make a noob leery of shooting their 5 gr loads when there's no need to be concerned it's anything other than kind of lightweight. It's still probably stouter than a lot of 9mm steel loads.
  42. 1 point
    This one was brought up as a good legal option. https://www.opticsplanet.com/surefire-warden-blast-regulator.html
  43. 1 point
    Since we have a few folks the board who are interested in real BBQ, I’ll post this here: NEBS BBQ school and competition It’s a cooking school and competition, hosted by the Northeast BBQ Society at GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ in Cumberland, RI this May. The first day is spent learning to cook ribs and wings to NEBS Tailgate Competition standards. From the website: “Learn to cook ribs and chicken wings on two different kinds of smokers. The class is taught by award-winning competition pitmasters, but geared toward backyard cooks that want to step up their game. Learn about the proper use of BBQ equipment, and how to leverage rubs, brines, and sauces to get the best from your barbecue. The class includes a delicious barbecue meal. “ Day two involves again smoking ribs and wings, for blind judging. $1000 prize money to be split, cooks who have entered more than three competitive events previously are excluded. This is meant to be a beginners event. Registration is just $120 ($100 if a NEBS member) for both days, and they supply everything…smokers, meats, rubs, sauces, etc. Limit of 20 students. I’ve no connection to NEBS, nor have I attended any of their events—but, I’ve watched too many episodes of Pitmasters, and I’d been looking for a fairly local BBQ school. This was by far the closest and most reasonably priced. I’m signed up! I’d hoped to go last August, but they had to cancel that event due to RI Covid restrictions; this is the rescheduled event.
  44. 1 point
    Notice I said “need” not “have”. The current block-1b has an effective anti-surface mode.
  45. 1 point
    I have an early 90s Beretta Centurion in my safe. I don't shoot it much. I took it to the range and I forgot what a pleasure it is to shoot it.
  46. 1 point
    How about an oil extractor pump? They suck motor oil out the top of your engines for some dumbass cars without drain plugs (looking at you, BMW...) or lazy mechanics. Enthusiast versions can be had with a hand pump or clips to use a car’s 12v Some are quite cheap, you just might have to extend the lines to reach between a fuel can and your tank fill port
  47. 1 point
    But remember, there's only 10 years left until climate change dooms us all.
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  49. 1 point
    McCain and Romney hated Trump because he accomplished something they couldn't. McCain was a vet yet did absolutely nothing for vets in all the years he was in office. Trump did more for them in 4 years. Romney is just a egotistical asshat.
  50. 1 point
    Welcome The goal of this community is to bring people together for the purpose of sharing ideas and organizing the movement for more firearms rights in the State of New Jersey. Please treat others the same way as you would want to be treated. No profanity, we are civil. If it is not something you would want to see posted on the cover of your daily newspaper, with your name and picture next to it... then do not post it. In that case, if you want to share something, send it via email or private message. Personal attacks on members or vendors is not allowed. To the same token, no posting of any xxx rated material, nothing too gorey, or violent. Would you want your 15 year old to come upon this here and see their parent or sibling post it. Other than that, no question is too stupid to be asked. Have fun and enjoy.

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