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by jeepnik
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new respect for Navy vets
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: A new respect for Navy vets

My family has had members from all the branches. We regularly rag on one another. My favorite for the USN is "Uncle Sam's Numbskulls". But I have to admit I respect anyone who is willing to live on a tiny metal boat in the middle of all that blue water.
by jeepnik
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 16
Views: 146

Re: How do you carry your 1911?

Being as I much prefer cross draw to anything else I understand the OP's attraction to it. This is my current favorite non custom holster. It's from Simply Rugged.
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This is for a full size 1911. I'm only 5'8" on a tall day and have no problems concealing.
by jeepnik
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R .22 pistol
Replies: 20
Views: 251

Re: H&R .22 pistol

I am buying a similar model from the local gun store. It comes with speed loaders and is single action, saller grips. Previous owner says it is from the same period. I think mine may be the Sportsman. It is like this one. Is the Sportsman a 9 shot? Never seen any .22 speed loaders, or 9 shot .22 sp...
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2019 Rifle Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: January 2019 Rifle Magazine

I get a bit bugged by the rehashes, but then I do consider that there are youngsters out there for whom it all new. My only problem is when they get it wrong. Seems some of the "younger" scribes fail to read what the older folks have already learned.
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never mind
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: Needed a fix...

While at gummy sniff skool we had a beretta armoures course. We covered the 92 and 1200 series shotguns. A few of the guys got ahead of the instructor and before they knew it springs & plungers would go flying! Lots of little parts in them! I was distressed to learn the slides were only good for 50...
by jeepnik
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 23 Redtailed Hawks Sighted Yesterday!
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: 23 Redtailed Hawks Sighted Yesterday!

Above the canyon behind my place I regularly see pairs or hawks. Some are Redtails, but I think there is at least one other species. I've picked up a pretty good book on the local birds, and hopefully in a few months I can actually start to spend time figuring out what they are. Owls are quite commo...
by jeepnik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today in History
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Today in History

Made from a shell from the USS Vestal's 3" gun. Since it wasn't finished by my grandfather we figured he was working on it in early 1941 when he suffered a heart attack and was subsequently medically discharged. In January 1942 he was reinstated into the US Navy. He died in late 1943 of a second hea...
by jeepnik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today in History
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Today in History

It's 1340 hours pst. I can't believe no one has posted. To all of the fallen on this day in 1941 thank you. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
by jeepnik
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 694

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

So looking at the prices... Is there a hint that maybe the Liberal / Socialist states have higher prices ?? Today in Arequipa Peru.... Got-cha all beat... $3.48 Another fine Socialist / Commi nesting ground. Nope, as I said above $3.59. And last Friday there was a station off the I-5 at California ...
by jeepnik
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 694

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Due to the increased taxes (and the idiot voters who can't read and so voted to keep them), plus all of the regulatory "fees" (when is a fee not a tax?) I paid $3.59 for 87 yesterday.
by jeepnik
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on Drones (no....not how to shoot them down...)
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Question on Drones (no....not how to shoot them down...)

I do a lot of work on cooling towers. Think big box with really big fans on top. My partner thought it a drone would be great for doing inspections of the tops. So I bought one and learned how to fly it (not really hard). Then took it out to a customer and tried it out. I only forgot one step. I did...
by jeepnik
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun in 223....American-Made....
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Levergun in 223....American-Made....

You know, I've seen the can fire one but not the other spouted a bit. I have both .223 and 5.56 marked rifles. No problems with either in either.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Army/Navy Game This Year
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Army/Navy Game This Year

Yes, it's so sad that these cadets spend more time learning how to defend our country than play football. Perhaps if they admitted folks with lower IQ's, and lack of respect for our country the cadet teams would do better.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pack !
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: The Pack !

Yes, one might be endanger of being licked to death or possibly beaten severely by a wagging tail.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up!!!!!!!!!

There is a magazine call "New Mexico" In the past, not sure if they are still doing it, they had a section called "One of our 50 is missing". They were all true tales of folks who didn't know that New Mexico was a US state. This included a surprising number of government officials, elected, appointe...
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 17
Views: 252

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all here! Got a big crowd this year. My folks are coming from all the way across the lawn. :D All three boys will be here with wives and girlfriends. Best of all, our first grandson for his first Thanksgiving. They are all a great bunch that all get along and have fun together...
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 17
Views: 252

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving folks. Ours will be like Blaine's joke, a little somber. Due to the Camp Fire some of my relatives won't make it this year. And while almost all of my baby sis' in-laws lost everything, we are thankful that all survived. A very close thing for quite a few. So, while many Americans...
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice little levergun writeup
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Nice little levergun writeup

So, the author figured out what a bunch of us have known for decades. I can't agree with his thoughts about using a pistol cartridge chambered long gun. If I'm going to carry a long gun it is going to be in a rifle cartridge. As a fellow once said, a handgun is used to fight your way to a rifle. Whi...
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"

jwm wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 am
If a man is alone in the forest...with absolutely no one else to hear him...and he speaks...

...is he still wrong?
Depends on who you ask. Another guy, no. Any female, yes.
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowfall Amounts Around the Country
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Snowfall Amounts Around the Country

Your chart missed SoCal. When we get lots of snow we have a dilemma. So, we have our Starbucks and then decide whether to go surfing or skiing. Of course, I usually just say to heck with it and go play in the desert in my Jeep. :lol:
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 33
Views: 933

Re: Life can be very cruel

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tippmann Arms - scoped !
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Tippmann Arms

What was it the fellow said about one being born every minute? I just bought a .22 lr bolt for my Stag. Works great, and I can have either a lousy centerfire round or a really good rimfire round out of the same rifle.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"

You guys are on the fast track. 45 years and I still never say the right thing. I have learned, however, that even a comment needing no response needs a response. After being accused of not listening I once repeated, verbatim, what my wife had said. That is absolutely the wrong thing to do.
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another prayer request, for another wildfire
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Another prayer request, for another wildfire

Statewide total now 52. This is likely to go higher. I heard from my sister's nephew that they had very little warning. Couple that with the large elderly population in Paradise (some don't drive, and some that do shouldn't) and it was a really bad situation.
by jeepnik
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One hundred years ago today.
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: One hundred years ago today.

That war is remembered in my family. My paternal grandfather was killed in France although he died at Ft Leavenworth. Gases in France he was sent to the hospital at Ft Leavenworth. He died of the Spanish Flu. The lung damage made the flu unsurvivable. I inherited this when the oldest Marine in the f...
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another prayer request, for another wildfire
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Another prayer request, for another wildfire

This morning I left the house at 0345. I was headed to Thousand Oaks. About half way there I heard the freeway was closed going north. I called my co worker and told him we'd just call it a day and make a really long weekend out of it. By the time I got back home The fires, there were two, had blown...
by jeepnik
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Need of prayer please.
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: In Need of prayer please.

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I have an idea about immigration
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: I have an idea about immigration

I have a very simple plan. You see, we have the things called laws. They control how things are done in our society. Simply enforce them.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bike
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: New bike

I sense a theme. We are mostly a bunch of old and broken down farts.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen !
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Stolen !

On a serious note. I was on a jury for a house break in. The main witness was an elderly woman who lived across the street and saw the thieves leaving the house. The defense attorney ask about eye sight, yes she wore glasses buy only for reading, her distance vision was fine. He ask about lighting. ...
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bike
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: New bike

I'm currently looking for something like that. Same reason, knees. I bought a trike and it works well on hard surfaces and even moderately rough stuff. But it has very little ground clearance. Two wheels will go many places three won't.
by jeepnik
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 21
Views: 801

Re: Shovels and Rakes and.....

Last one .45acp. I usually prefer to just leave them be, but I almost stepped on it. My fault entirely.
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by jeepnik
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SanFran: Steal Your Parents Gun And Give It To Teacher
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: SanFran: Steal Your Parents Gun And Give It To Teacher

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:22 pm
My son has been stealing my guns for years.... :cry:
Mine "borrow" them. It usually takes a phone call to get them back.
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Another "I Thought I Was Done"
Replies: 29
Views: 835

Re: Here's Another "I Thought I Was Done"

. Now...….. IF you would've been eating your Wheaties, you coulda had this Can-Am Spyder: . :mrgreen: https://moneyinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BRP-Can-Am-Spyder-F3-T-750x418.jpg My younger cousin isn't a big thing, but she's ridden horses and hogs her entire life. Got a Can-Am and promptly w...
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The wonderfull world of DIZZY
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: The wonderfull world of DIZZY

Well, I don't know about the rest of the guys, but when I think back to my first kiss, I didn't ask if I could. I just did the girl seemed willing, and was just as nervous about the whole thing as I was. Imagine if guys are going to have to ask, and the girls are going to have to say yes. It will ev...
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 'AR' style shotgun
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Interesting 'AR' style shotgun

I suppose "IF" I needed a shotgun to intimidate a felon this would work. But, for any other use SxS, OU, pump and even long recoil operated semi auto shotguns will do anything I need. If I'm going to need a long gun for antipersonnel use, an M14 or it's civilian semi auto counterpart would be my fir...
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

After two attempts with the old provider (well not actually old, the failures happened after they were bought by a large company and relocated) we solved the problem very easily. We have changed providers. The wailing from the old provider could be heard three states away.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Michael Damage - Before and After
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Hurricane Michael Damage - Before and After

The ones that were left there were grounded due to maintenance issues. I'd read that there were 55 F22's stationed at Tyndall and they'd successfully relocated 33 to another field. But at 300-million per aircraft, maintenance issues or whatever, you'd think that the USAF could rent a few trucks. :r...
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

The higher the quality the stainless is, the less chance it will rust. SS comes in various levels of carbon steel in it, and guns are a much lower quality of stainless so they wont gall or be hard to machine or rifle. If you test SS with a magnet it will stick easily to lower grade stainless becaus...
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crocodiles
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Crocodiles

6pt-sika wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Tanqueray wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:13 am
How big are those Philippine Sambar? I know there are a few subspecies of varying sizes. The Sambar we have here in NZ are huge, similar in size to a decent Elk.
I’d say a decent one bodywise oughtta be about 100 kilo’s on the hoof .
So we're talking just above 200 pounds?
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Michael Damage - Before and After
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Hurricane Michael Damage - Before and After

It sure sorts out the buildings that were built well versus not.... :| I was in Virginia Beach, and interested in the 'elevations' there, and even in the middle of the peninsula the city is on, the topographic maps show the elevation between 5 and 10 feet, and that's a mile or so from the beach. I ...
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Michael Damage - Before and After
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Hurricane Michael Damage - Before and After

The photos of Tyndall bring to mind what Eglin looked like after the hurricane, Louise(?), hit there in the 70’s. Airbases are built pretty tough. Mother Nature is tougher. Pray all are safe and recovery is fast.
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The hunt is over!
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: The hunt is over!

Congratulations to the newlyweds. And buck or not they’ll remember the trip.
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I bought a metal detector the other day
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: I bought a metal detector the other day

Many moons ago I bought an early metal detector. After work in the mornings I'd go to the local beach and destress looking for stuff. Mostly junk, and a few coins. The only thing I found of value was a wedding ring set. The woman who lost it left her name with the life guards. I was able to get it r...
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TOO MANY COYOTES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: TOO MANY COYOTES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Thunder50 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Just me, but I would probably tell my neighbors to "pound sand" after the grief they had given you.
I would, but I have pets. So, a couple of the traps went out last night. Can you say bacon?
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Cattle Rustling alive and well...?
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Modern Cattle Rustling alive and well...?

I know a couple of former Marines (no not my kids) that would be more than willing, not to mention capable, of finding a nice comfortable spot and spend a few days for the rustlers to show up. Of course you would need that shovel when they are through. Don't worry, their won't be more than one pop p...
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TOO MANY COYOTES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
Replies: 9
Views: 429

TOO MANY COYOTES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

The wife woke me up last night a little after 12. There was a terrible racket coming from the neighbors front yard. By the time I got dressed and went outside it was all over. Looked this afternoon at it appears one of our racoons met up with a coyote and didn't fair well. Never knew coyotes don't e...
by jeepnik
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 681

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

Sadly, nothing can be done legally. When you have the peta folks talking about relocating predators in direct violation of the laws it's hopeless.
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made In America??
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Made In America??

These days I'm pretty disgusted with many "American" manufacturers. Recently a company I've bought a very specific part from was bought out by a larger company. While the new owner is American, their quality control went to hell. The relocated from Pennsylvania to California The first unit I bought ...