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  1. Here is where 1 million rounds of ammo stands in the grand scheme of things. According to a 2002 study prepared for the US Army's Center for Army Analysis by the Dupuy Institute, the average daily expenditure of ammo by the 2nd Infantry Division for the dates of 24 August 1944 to 20 September 1944 (28 days) are as follows: 30 cal ball ammo (carbine) 1,441.07 30 cal ball ammo (B.A.R.) 1,553.57 30 cal ball ammo (M1 rifle) 22,050.29 30 cal ball ammo (MG) 16,491.07 45 cal ball ammo (M1911, M1 & M3 SMGs) 3,578.57 Rocket, AT HE (Bazooka ) 41.68 Grenade, Hand Frag 423.29 Adapter, Grenade Proj. 77.93 Grenade, Rifle, Smoke, W.P. 16.29 Grenade, Offensive (concussion) 16.04 Grenade, Smoke 37.61 Grenade, Rifle, Anti-tank 89.57 60mm Mortar 826.71 81mm Mortar 1367.04 57mm Anti-tank 65.07 105mm Howitzer, M3 408.25 105mm Howitzer, M2 1896.84 155mm Howitzer, M1 471.82 The dates for which this data was collected are the 2nd Infantry Divisions participation in the assault on the German occupied French port city of Brest a couple months after the D-Day landings. The city was very heavily fortified and garrisoned by 40,000 German soldiers with orders to hold the city to the last bullet. The fighting was ferocious. The US suffered nearly 10,000 casualties and killed or captured the entire German garrison, destroying the entire city in the process. The same study reports the average daily expenditure of ammo by the 90th Infantry Division for the dates of 1July 1944 to 31 July 1944 (31 days) as follows: 30 cal ball ammo (Carbine) 7,251.52 30 cal ball ammo (B.A.R.) 9,855.23 30 cal ball ammo (M1 Rifle) 27,885.90 30 cal ball ammo (MG) 30,382.90 45 cal ball ammo (M1911, M1 & M3 SMGs) 2,611.39 Rocket, AT HE (Bazooka) 42.71 Grenade, Hand Frag 512.06 Adapter, Grenade Proj. 17.19 Grenade, Rifle, Smoke W.P. 74.52 60mm Mortar 511.77 81mm Mortar 2,209.55 57mm Anti-tank 65.48 105mm Howitzer (M3) 450.77 105mm Howitzer (M2) 2,577.81 155mm Howitzer (M1) 346.81 The dates for which this info was collected are the 90th Infantry Divisions participation in the 3rd Army's offensive push out of the Cotentin Peninsula further into occupied France shortly after the D-Day landings.
  2. I went to gun store today. They said of the multiple people they put in on the Monday the 28th only 1 of them came back so far.
  3. It was proposed in the last legislative session, but it didn't advance. Typically your options are turn it in, sell it to someone in a free state or if they grandfather all the one already owned, then if you have one you're good to keep it but you can't transfer it to anyone else in this state. If the do pass a law, they usually set a date by which you have to disposition the item. When the 15 round magazines were banned, they set a date by which you had to disposition them through one of the available options.
  4. I read that Ukraine and Russia produce a lot of wheat and corn respectively. While that is not something that we import directly from them, the current situation is likely to lead to a supply/demand imbalance that will cause price increases because the amount they contribute to the supply of those commodities will be reduce due to respective war/sanctions. Wheat and corn are grown seasonally so the prices are set on a futures market based on anticipated supply availability. Issues like drought, war, crop damaging pests and other nature disasters cause futures market prices on perishable commodities to fluctuate just like we see when crude oil prices fluctuate during war, pipeline damage via weather/accidents/sabotage, oil rig fires, tanker ships getting highjacked or running aground, etc. I don't think we will see a shortage of these items here, but the prices might go up. Other countries that did directly import from Ukraine or Russia will most likely notice the most impact.
  5. you can apply once and request multiple permits. The "One gun a month" rule still applies so if you get multiple permits, you can only use one every 30 days . It took 28 days for mine to get approved, but I live in a rural area so my application goes to the state police since my area doesn't have a local police department. The Trenton office processes all the applications from rural areas around the state with no local police department (at least they did when it was done on paper). People who live in a place that has a local city or municipal police department have their applications processed by their local department so it could possibly get done faster.
  6. I've used a Food Saver brand machine for a couple of years and I'm happy with it. I use it for meats and also dry goods. I strongly urge everyone to stay away from the Food Saver brand vacuum bags sold on Amazon. There are knock off bags that are sold on there by multiple vendors. They come in the exact same boxes as the originals, but the bags are fake. Not sure if the vendors are sourcing them from somewhere an don't know they aren't real or what. The way you can tell is the real bags are smooth on one side and textured on the other. It helps air escape when the machine pulls out the air. The fake ones are textured on both sides. This can prevent proper sealing but also since its fake, who knows where its made and what its actually made from.
  7. Ok thanks. I was under the impression that I would be able to print the P2P forms to take with me.
  8. Last month was my first time applying for handgun purchase permits since the application process went digital. I received an email today that my requested number of permits was approved and the email included a link and a code to use to download a new digital FID, though I did not request a new one of those. I downloaded it. The email then says "Your electronic permits are now available for use. You will NOT see your permits until a HANDGUN TRANSFER has been EXECUTED." So how exactly does it work to make a purchase? I noticed the new FID has a confirmation number on it where as my old one has a fingerprint on it. Is the FFL able to look up the confirmation number and see that I have approved P2Ps in my name? What triggers the P2P to become accessible?
  9. I have solar panels on my house. I also used some of my GI Bill money and took some courses on Sustainable Energy, Energy Auditing and HVAC/R. I bought my system outright so I get the SRECs from the power produced instead of a company like Solar City renting my roof and them getting the SRECs. The way the inverters work is like this (in a nut shell): As long as the inverter sees there is stable grid power (something like 240v + or - 5% at 60 hertz for 5 continue minutes), it will convert DC power to AC power. The AC power goes to your house and/or what ever you don't use goes to the transformer on the pole near your house that supplies your house. From there it gets stepped up to match the power on the lines and send down the street to another house on the grid that is drawing power. During a power outage, the inverter must disconnect from the grid to avoid the possibility of sending power down the lines while utility workers are conducting maintenance or repair actions. Since the inverter only changes DC to AC and can't moderate the flow of this power, it either has to send it all somewhere or it has to send all of it nowhere. Thus, if you loose grid power, the inverter will shut down completely (unless you have battery backup system, more on that below). To install a solar system connected to the grid like this requires approved permits from the electric utility company and they only approve systems with inverters that perform this disconnect when grid power goes down. They used to come out and test the disconnect feature on every inverter installed on a house before they allowed the final installation to take place, but now, so many people have solar, they only test a random number of inverters and give test waivers for the rest as long as the inverter model meets code and the installer has done enough installs in the past that passed inspection. Anyway, to maintain use of your solar power when the grid goes down requires a battery system and a power inverter that can isolate the grid connection and reroute inverted power to the battery system, giving your house power "on an island." This is an internal function to the inverter and is a feature that most inverters do not have because it significantly increases the cost of the inverter. Since most people with solar systems don't choose to install batteries, inverter manufacturers don't build it in as a standard option. But it is an available on some models. You can install a grid tied system, then later have the inverter changed and add a battery system, but it's not something the average non-electrician home owner can safely do since you're working with the main power coming into the house from the transformer and you have up to 600v of DC power coming off the solar panels. Also, if you change inverters, your electrician will have to redo the permitting process with the local electric company. Unless you go completely off grid. Most people don't opt to include a battery backup because there is a very significant cost to including a battery system. Besides the inverter being more expensive, batteries, battery charge controllers and the other equipment for the batteries is very expensive. This additional equipment increases installation labor costs. Most people don't go this route unless they are completely off grid. Most grid connected users like having solar energy which gives them little to no electric bill (I pay between $5 and $7 a month), and the stability of the grid at night or during cloudy days. Most people haven't gone a step further and began to prepare for a long term or even permanent involuntary plunge into living off grid like a major SHTF situation could produce. In the grand scheme of things, in the US, the power is really stable and rarely goes out, especially compared to some 3rd world countries. For that reason most people have little reason to believe that will change, let alone begin to spend money to hedge against it. While the batteries can store a lot of power, it wasn't until recently that the battery technology advanced and there are models available that can discharge a decent amount continuous peak power. Even now, they don't put out the amount of power you get from a backup generator. That's another drawback of the battery system. For all the money spent to install it, you have a limited amount of instant available power when the grid goes down. When you compare cost of installation dollars per peak kilowatt hour of available power, a backup generator is almost always economically cheaper to install. For "prepper" purposes, considering the context of this thread, I will acknowledge the generators 2 biggest downsides: It needs fuel and it makes a lot of noise which can attract unwanted attention to the fact that you have power when others don't.
  10. Anyone try this method? I hear about a lot of people trying to zero AKs like you would an AR, but the AK sights and ballistic trajectory are not the same. I think this, coupled with the AK having a longer distance between the shooters eye and rear sight, is what leads people to having accuracy problems.
  11. Seems like plumbing supplies are also running short at least in my area. Local big orange box store had a sign on the door stating limited purchase quantities per customers for a lot of PVC pipes, connectors, etc.. and the shelves were bare. @Sniper Related to the shortage of workers, I see a lot of people who either want to work or are working 2 to 3 part time jobs because a lot of jobs being offered are only part time. It seems like corporations want to save on taxes and benefits by only offering jobs that are 20 to 25 hours a week. That or the jobs are not paying decent wages. My wife's friend showed us a job listing where a Masters Degree was required and the job was paying $15/hr. I would find that wage somewhat insulting for anything requiring a masters. I'm not an economics expert by any means, but I do feel comfortable saying that the lack of labor force, no matter the root cause, compounds the supply chain issues.
  12. Some of the places that install / service residential and commercial overhead doors also do gates.
  13. A gun is like a machine. Gotta clean it for preventative maintenance purposes. If the burnt powder residue is allowed to build up, it can make the moving parts stop moving like they should and depending on the type of ammo it can cause corrosion to the internal parts of the firearm.
  14. The range/sportsmen club where I have a membership sends out the monthly e-newsletter from the NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. There is a section in there that details some of the enforcement work done by conservation officers during the previous month to enforce hunting and fishing regulations, commercial fishing laws, dumping laws and other public land use violations all over the state. Its amazing sometimes the surveillance and investigation efforts they put in to enforcing these rules. While I'm sure we've all seen and heard of all sorts of hunting and fishing violations and it goes without saying that they can't be everywhere all the time, they don't get nearly enough credit for what they do accomplish.
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