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by jeepnik
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Shouldn't Sign It
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Trump Shouldn't Sign It

Unless he signs this one and when they play games he holds their feet to the fire next year. They won't have any wiggle room then.
by jeepnik
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shark vs Buck knife
Replies: 18
Views: 234

Re: Shark vs Buck knife

Back in '71 the knife for a fireman was the 110. I bought one and used it every shift for over seven years. I still have it. It's a bit beat up, and doesn't get used anymore. But it has a place of honor in my knife drawer. I've looked at newer Bucks and they just don't seem to be made of quite the s...
by jeepnik
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 500

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

I’ve read all the posts. But I’m now lost. Time for a nap.
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

Oh so true. In fact just today I had a snowflake young lady make an accusation against an employee. The little girl (that's how I referred to her) was completely distraught that someone would point out that she made a serious mistake. Why one company is just the same as another, right? I reminded he...
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 500

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Being an old airedale, and a TAC troop to boot, I know the real secret is to be strategic not tactical. If you have to go tactical things have already gotten much worse than you would ever want. So for me the "allure" is to be strategic.
by jeepnik
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Korean Warm Poem & Memorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Korean Warm Poem & Memorial?

Part of a former Army was broken down into an upper and lower reservations. The upper no has a park in which a monument given by Korea resides. It’s quite impressive consisting of a pagoda like structure. The pagoda houses a large bell. There a several events yearly including one honoring Korean War...
by jeepnik
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you ever do have to shoot in self-defense...
Replies: 35
Views: 1826

Re: If you ever do have to shoot in self-defense...

Lots of opinions. Has anyone posted experienced any of these situations?

Advice from the guy I'll call to protect me is simple. Call 911, call him. Follow the instructions of police but do not make "any" statement until he gets there.
by jeepnik
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?

Another fun one is using a handgun to provide suppression fire on a prone target at ranges beyond 25 yds. The idea is to keep a fairly slow but consistent rate of fire with hits close enough to keep a shooters head down. This would be done to give (no we don’t actually send anyone down range) anothe...
by jeepnik
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies To Watch: John Wick
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: Movies To Watch: John Wick

It’s an ok movie. But like most movies today relies on post production special effects. Eastwood did The Eiger Sanction. Same basic plot but the acting carried the film.
by jeepnik
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?

I like the failure to stop drill. Two to chest one to head. When conditions allow I use multiple targets and add movement, no shoot targets and targets that make you prioritize. I’ll often go with a friend and one of us will set the targets at various positions, both right to left and distance. The ...
by jeepnik
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monday sarcastic joke
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Monday sarcastic joke

A long time ago I carried a 1911 pretty much daily. I came across a Hi Power and thought the idea of a larger magazine sounded good. I liked it. It fit my hand. After a bit though, I came to realize that with the available ammunition the effectiveness of the .45 acp far outshone the .9 mm. Thus I re...
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 689

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

Did they check the pressure?
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ceiling Fan for Helicopter Junkies...
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: A Ceiling Fan for Helicopter Junkies...

Little Bird. Cool!
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "There'll Be Spitfires Over, the White Cliffs of Dover..."
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: "There'll Be Spitfires Over, the White Cliffs of Dover..."

I wasnt knocking plywood, it was a brilliant solution to the war effort. As for the Spruce Goose yes it looks like an airplane BUT it never got out of ground effect so it didnt actually fly... still an accomplishment for the time. Well, it "flew" a heck of a lot further that the boys at Kitty Hawk ...
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't tell his wife....
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Don't tell his wife....

The wife WILL know the minute she steps in the house. You can't get that smell out without days of ventilation. Women have much more sensitive noses than men.
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

Plenty for coyotes. I have several friends that would rather shoot coyotes then deer or game birds , I’ve kinda gotten to the point of it don’t taste good I don’t usually mess with it . With one exception ! I like shooting Canada Geese and they’re not the most palatable thing I ever cooked . Now I ...
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure didn't know this!
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Sure didn't know this!

We didn’t legalize booze. We decriminalized it. Still way too many laws and restrictions on it to call it legal. And the biggest reason it was decriminalized had nothing to do with the people’s right to drink. The feds just realized they were missing out on a huge source of revenue. The exact same r...
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "There'll Be Spitfires Over, the White Cliffs of Dover..."
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: "There'll Be Spitfires Over, the White Cliffs of Dover..."

Don’t knock aviation plywood. Made right it’s strong, flexible and easy to repair. If you think about it, today’s composites are laminated material not all that different ( manufacturing wise) than plywood. There was this fellow Howard that made one heck of a big airplane out of wood. Some solid som...
by jeepnik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

Plenty for coyotes.
by jeepnik
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monday sarcastic joke
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Monday sarcastic joke

A day early... :P How did the coffee get strong? By doing the French Press....... I just learned the Browning Hi-Power has a magazine disconnect and capacity of 13 instead of 17, because of the French.... Todd/3leg Yea, those darned French. Why without them we'd still be kneeling to the queen. How ...
by jeepnik
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?

I’m sort of a tool junky. Hey how many of you have titanium hammers? I picked up a pair of these at Home Depot a while back. They work as advertised. Another specialty outfit it Vampire Tools. They make some really good broken bolt and screw extractor tools. They have saved me many hours, busted knu...
by jeepnik
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "There'll Be Spitfires Over, the White Cliffs of Dover..."
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: "There'll Be Spitfires Over, the White Cliffs of Dover..."

Yes, truly a great plane. But, a plane with out a man is just so much steel and aluminum. Had the perfect marriage of man and machine not come together the Battle of Britain would have had a much different outcome. Most Americans have either forgotten or never learned that for a significant period d...
by jeepnik
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Workplace Etiquette
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Workplace Etiquette

Working alone solves all of these problems. 😏
by jeepnik
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papa Jim Says
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Papa Jim Says

I'd change that to a Lee Loader. I use it quite a bit for .45 colt. Relaxing and you end up with ammo.
by jeepnik
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 944

Re: Animal Cruelty

Sadly here the animal control folks are all about revenue accumulation. Two recent incidents the first involving a rabid raccoon and the more recent one in which an officer spent days trying to locate pet owners who hadn’t licensed their pets have proven this. In the first i contacted them and it to...
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one of you guys was this...???
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Which one of you guys was this...???

People aren't snapping, they don't have distemper they simply have forgotten one simple fact. Actions have consequences. Anymore no matter what one does they expect to get away with it. Then when things come crashing down on them they look for someone else to blame. Most folks live in a world of sof...
by jeepnik
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scabbard Maker? No marking
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Scabbard Maker? No marking

I’v seen quite a few scabbards like this from Mexico. Not marked and with quality ranging from poor to excellent. Look at the tooling closely you may find initials worked into the carving.
by jeepnik
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another compass
Replies: 21
Views: 366

Re: Yet another compass

Hey that's great! I saw something the other day about the poles are moving FASTER than normal. So if you get up tomorrow morning and N has become S dont panic ! Oh and welcome to the southern hemisphere! :lol: Polar shift. There is a school of thought that the poles have swapped ends at least once....
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember "Grampa's Rule"
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Remember "Grampa's Rule"

Sadly I never any of my grandfathers. But I had an uncle who had only girls. He filled the role admirably.
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One

My wife, also, was once not in favor or firearms. Mostly she just didn't grow up around them. Then one day when she was in the mall with my eldest in a stroller some really stupid fellow tried to grab the kid. He learned a valuable lesson, "NEVER MESS WITH THE MOMMY". After that she decided to learn...
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Scout Rifles' in the gaming world
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: 'Scout Rifles' in the gaming world

I read what has been posted then hit the link. Video games? Sad that some folks think video games represent reality. There is no hope for them.
by jeepnik
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control -- In 1776
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Gun Control -- In 1776

What people have forgotten is that the second amendment was written, in part, to protect the citizenry from their own government.

Sooner or later we’ll have to employ what that right protects if we continue to allow the government to suppress the citizens invocation of The Bill of Rights.
by jeepnik
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Ruger Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Anyone on Ruger Forum

Thanks
by jeepnik
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"

The weather just seem appropriate the last time I saw the moving wall.
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by jeepnik
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Ruger Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Anyone on Ruger Forum

rugerforum.com I started not being able to log in on my phone now it's every device. Heck I've been on the thing for a long time. Maybe they don't like me anymore.
by jeepnik
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 660

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

Most 22’s with most brands will out shoot me anymore. Reliability with regards to ignition and function in autos are the biggest issues. CCI seems to work well for me in those regards.
by jeepnik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Ruger Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Anyone on Ruger Forum

If anyone is on Ruger forum I need help. The log in page keeps asking for a capcha (sp). But it says that it's shutdown. If anyone can contact one of the mods and have them email me I'd appreciate it. jeepnik@gmial.com

Thx
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"

I think one of the most striking things is to look at the end of the wall. To see the last name. To consider what could have been.
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 889

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

If you want an actual scalpel take a look Havalon. It’s uses replaceable scalpel blades. Excellent for fine cutting.
by jeepnik
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 889

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

I use the heck out of work knives Buck, schrade, old timer, Benchmade you name it. Take care of them and they’ll all hold up well. I tend to either loose them or give them to someone who needs it more than me Let me let you in on a something i’ve found recently. Milwaukee (yea the tool folks) have a...
by jeepnik
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 784

Re: I too have a Jeep now

Nice Rig! My friend’s son finished off last year installing a 4BT Cummins in his :mrgreen: . Now he’s attempting to install a 6BT in a CJ5! The seats have been pushed back enough that when I sit in them I can practically hang one of my arms over the tail gate! It's going to be his dedicated trail r...
by jeepnik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Might Be A Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: This Might Be A Replacement

If I'm going to carry a Glock-a-like, I will just carry a Glock. And if I carry a Glock in .45 acp I might as well put as many bullets into the clip (got ya!, the "it's a magazine crowd can now come out of the woodwork") as I can thus.

Glock 30
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by jeepnik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1099

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

Well, as the man said, "there's a sucker born every minute".
by jeepnik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (sigh)
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: (sigh)

I wouldn't laugh. In two years they will be old enough to vote. :roll:
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I still think the phone companies should hire a bunch of ex special forces types and travel to wherever the calls are coming from to eliminate the business owners. I really don't think it would take many such actions to have the desired effect. And heck the phone companies would be hiring vets. A wi...
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Then My Dog Bit Me
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Then My Dog Bit Me

Did not see that one coming. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 5844

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

I realized this is an older thread and as I was re reading it I saw that I had ask about a holster for NAA minis. Some time after this was current I did find a fellow to make a holster for my mini. It's set up for right handed cross draw (yes, I'm a lefty but this is a backup so...). It's worked out...
by jeepnik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 5844

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

I go to Florida most every year anymore, to take the wife to visit her sister, and man it's frigging hot down there, and humid too. But when I go, I just can't help it, I have seen too many scary situations over the years, I just can't give up my 45, but actually, I find it really just as easy to c...
by jeepnik
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y2K is studying abroad
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Y2K is studying abroad

Re: running of the bulls. It requires three things. Youth, testosterone and a lot of alcohol. If you watch you will never see an old guy do it.
by jeepnik
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y2K is studying abroad
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Y2K is studying abroad

Well now. Y2K seems to be turning out well. Congrats to YK & Mrs YK for that. So I’ll only say that I used to know some really good bars in Barcelona. I wonder if any are still open? But if he’s I Interested I can give him a few names. Seriously, there’s a lot to see & do there. And the rest of Spai...