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by jeepnik
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 shot top break revolvers ...... suggetions sought for further information
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: 5 shot top break revolvers ...... suggetions sought for further information

My knowledge of top breaks is limited to H&R 999's and S&W top breaks. Being a southpaw they work well for me. My grail gun is a Webley-Fosbery. If I ever win a lottery I might have enough to purchase one.
by jeepnik
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dec 7th, 1941 --- Never Forget
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Dec 7th, 1941 --- Never Forget

My family has a strong connection to the USS Vestal. Even though my grandfather (who served on her), and my uncles (who were WWII sailors) are gone, we have a special place in our collective memory for those who died on that day.
by jeepnik
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone predator hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 266

Re: Anyone predator hunt?

Used to hunt coyotes frequently, made a few dollars at it. Still do on the odd occasion. Looking forward to do more when I retire. All I ever used was a injured rabbit. Worked pretty good. Some of the farms I hunted have changed hands so I doubt I'd have access to them anymore, but you never know th...
by jeepnik
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holster thoughts (another opinion piece by a bored contributor)
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Holster thoughts (another opinion piece by a bored contributor)

Many years ago I decided I like cross draw better than any other means of carry. I also like minimalist holsters like the Yaqui slide above. The weather here is rarely cold. So as also mentioned the Hawaiian shirt covers my OWB cross draw holsters very well. On the odd cold or rainy day I can still ...
by jeepnik
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An unsoliciited opinion titled The curious case of the Ruger SR45
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: An unsoliciited opinion titled The curious case of the Ruger SR45

Mayhaps it's simply that it was too much like a Glock and so did not standout. There are quite a few Glock like handguns on the market today.
by jeepnik
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biathalon?
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Biathalon?

I can't speak to the skiing side of Biathalon. But I have participated (yea it's been a few years) in a mud biathalon. Think running and shooting with lots of mud, sand and hills. With that in mind, the two most important things are physical conditioning and learning to control ones breathing, when ...
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gelding the Mustang
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Gelding the Mustang

They have a history of poor design. Mustang II, Maverick, Pinto, T-Bird redo. And I like Fords. At least older ones.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gelding the Mustang
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Gelding the Mustang

Nope same idiot that designed the "new" Thunderbird.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gelding the Mustang
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Gelding the Mustang

"If" they are serious about electric powered vehicles they need one that will run on solar. It must charge on cloudy days and hold enough power to run all night.
by jeepnik
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought to share on trauma medicine
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Thought to share on trauma medicine

The comments on commercial kits is dead on. The best kit is one you put together based on your experience and training. Mine wouldn't suit someone with less expensive and training. No I’m not being an elitist. It’s just that some things used wrong can do more harm than good. One thing I’ve seen are ...
by jeepnik
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought to share on trauma medicine
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Thought to share on trauma medicine

Decades ago Red Cross taught first aid. Most firemen, cops & ambulance attendants were required to have Red Cross certification. It was basic but the equipment available was also basic. Things started to improve. FD’s began to have Paramedics. Local schools started to offer training as EMT’s and cer...
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrific experience buying a gun rig
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Horrific experience buying a gun rig

Yes, please post the sellers info and photos of the product if possible. See if your payment method can do anything.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to view the photos?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: How to view the photos?

Try going to Control Panel. Select Board Preferences. Make sure the radio button for Display Images is selected.

Some times a photo may appear blurred. This usually happens when Photo bucket is involved, don't know why.
by jeepnik
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attn Veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Attn Veterans

I never understood what my father experienced until my son's went to Iraq. And so it goes and has always done.
by jeepnik
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...

Not shopped. Not even a really great photo. But means more to me than any pretty picture.
Image
See ya buddy. A lot sooner than later now.
by jeepnik
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training a Cat . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Training a Cat . . .

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:18 pm
I've trained the last four cats I've had (spanning about 45 years) how to sit and shake - and really shake, not just reach for food. It can be done, with patience.

Now, training kids... :roll:
Kids are easy just beat them with a stick. Try that with a cat and they start planning your demise.
by jeepnik
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Another UNFAIR consequence of police activity...
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Another UNFAIR consequence of police activity...

For the most part the criminal legal (justice has nothing to do with it) system is useless. They will spend a fortune on college entrance scams but not a dime to protect the regular tax payer. Out here they won’t respond unless a body is involved.
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CCW With a Bad Back
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: CCW With a Bad Back

I pretty much always carry cross OWB. Now I've had back surgery that fortunately went extremely well. Still, I find strong side does bother my lower back if I do it with a large handgun. Couyld be I'm just not that used to it. A shoulder holster doesn't seem to cause problems and I use that the least.
by jeepnik
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!

As to whether an AR is more accurate than the M1A it likely depends on the individual firearm. But AR’s have reliability issues. For paper punching they’re fine. For anything more serious I want a larger caliber in a more reliable platform.
by jeepnik
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!

My go to for a semi auto rifle is a Scout Squad. Socom's have too short a barrel, and even though I liked it the M-14 always felt "long" to me.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good on Ya Mr President
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Good on Ya Mr President

In the words of a young Marine on his first return from Iraq. We should just nuke the entire place. Fallujah too it's toll, both times.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 257 wby mag
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: 257 wby mag

Best reason of all. You want it.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 937

Re: My Opinion

Primarily for sentimental reasons this is my current favorite 1911. And it isn't even a lefty.
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by jeepnik
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

An ex USAF officer and you don’t think they can “hide” the SR71? They did pretty good for a long time. Didn’t do a bad job hiding the F117. And these days no one would even question tools of exotic materials. Heck I’ve got a titanium hammer in the toolbox of my pickup.
by jeepnik
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better For Black Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 539

Re: Better For Black Bear

Reach in your pocket. Take out a coin and toss it in the air. Heads for the 444 tails for the 308. Bullet placement is the most important factor.
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good on Ya Mr President
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Good on Ya Mr President

So the legislative branch is already complaining they were told ahead of time. But the President was out front telling one and all that the security leaks from their ranks are so bad the target would have had plenty of advanced notice.
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...

I will never again trust my life to any AR design. The best, for me, long gun for HD is a shotgun. If I did
Want a rifle an M1A would be my choice. That design works!
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can Crusher
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Can Crusher

Most of us remember the deposit on bottles. Heck as a kid it kept us in bubble gum. When my state mandated deposits on bottles and cans the neighbor kid caught on and did pretty good for a pre teen. But slowly the redemption place closed and no one took the containers back. Oh and that mandated fee,...
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter

Obviously an expert warden with a degree and no knowledge of the real world. I’ve never seen on get up and run off but did have on kicking and trying to get up. Not a huge rack but it could have done some damage if it hooked me. It did have one live long lesson to teach. I became determined not to w...
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 937

Re: My Opinion

I can find absolutely no fault in your opinion.

I’m here because of the 1911.
I marvel at the smoothness of my pre war Smiths
I find great joy in my Colt SAA

Were the world limited to just these three I’d get along just fine.
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training a Cat . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Training a Cat . . .

Some folks fail to understand. You don’t own a cat like you do a dog. It’s a more complicated and symbiotic relationship. While man trained canines to do their bidding cats were semi domesticated to do what nature designed them for. Cats hunt for both fun and food. Sort of like man. They control pes...
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Story!
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Funny Story!

When we were kids sutures, slings, casts & crutches were badges of honor. It meant you really got hurt (as opposed to minor stuff like gravel filled raspberries). It got yo instant respect. Today parents run their kids to the emergency room for a paper cut then keep them home from school a week to a...
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awesome Deer Feeder!
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Awesome Deer Feeder!

I believe Fish & Game needs to site the cougar for hunting over bait. I imagine it sat out in the dark down wind and waited for the deer to get comfortable. At least the deer had a good last supper.
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting data on head wounds from firearms
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Interesting data on head wounds from firearms

I don't know who Bev is but she really needs to either learn how to spell or type. I found the typos extremely irritating. To the point I gave up reading it.
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

Larkbill,

HB hasn't changed all that much. I have a friend a couple of years older than I. The only way to describe her is as an unrepentant Hippie. Our politics could not be more different. Yet we always have and enjoyable time when we are together.
by jeepnik
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Who is Ted Williams...?"
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: "Who is Ted Williams...?"

Like many, many American boys I grew up idolizing Ted Williams. Heck, I think he is probably the reason my favorite cereal is still Wheaties. But then, back then pretty much all of the folks on the Wheaties boxes were folks to respect. Ted just stood head and shoulders above the rest.
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Story!
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Funny Story!

Shooting flaming arrows into a neighbor’s backyard is NOT a good idea. 🙄
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

Egress manual for the SR71 was one page. It showed a line drawing of the cockpit with a small door. Inside was a T handle attached to a lanyard. Instructions were to open the door and pull the handle. If the pilot was ejected allow the aircraft to burn. If the pilot wasn’t ejected allow the aircraft...
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 23
Views: 400

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers and condolences. Loosing mom was one of hardest things I have done
by jeepnik
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

Well Jeepnik, at what altitude was the amazingly fast SR when you saw it. As you know it flew around here all the time until it was retired. I would have to say the fastest stuff I have seen were the low passes at the air shows here but the SR us much faster and much faster than they ever admitted....
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

Top speed is at altitude. The thicker air closer to the ground cause too much friction. Stii the first one I saw fly by was amazingly fast. Closest think to it I have seen was the F-104 Starfighter. Also a Lockheed aircraft. Not sure if Kelly Johnson was involved with it but it wouldn’t surprise me.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

Old Savage wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Jeepnik or lives a few miles away for 45 years. Drove by the Skunk Works today .
That explains it. I
Worked
On the county health facility on I street during construction and start up. I handed it off to one of younger guys but still get out there from time to time. The museum is pretty cool 😎
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training a Cat . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Training a Cat . . .

The best example of the difference between cats and dogs is this old joke.

If you die in your house with your dog, three weeks later the dog is found dead at your side.
If you die in your house with your cat, three weeks later the cat has gained weight.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

I just wonder what we now have to replace it? The SR-71 was kept a secret for a long time. It is now retired, and I doubt that it would have been retired if we did not have something to replace it. Seems to be some question as to it being "retired". Seems they reported more being made that retired....
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 842

Re: SR-71

Old Savage wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:47 am
They flew out of here for years. You could watch them fly over on take off and landing. Two are on display now.
Somebody has been to Palmdale.
by jeepnik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: trail cam question

I do use several Ring cameras at home. Mine are wireless, battery powered with solar panels. You have the option to use lights or not. With lights images are as good as daylight. Without the monochrome night vision is pretty darned good.
by jeepnik
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: trail cam question

Bushnell’s are reasonable and have pretty good images. Look for one with a solar power option. Costs a tad more but no battery worries.
by jeepnik
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Cylinder Stop....
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Broken Cylinder Stop....

I carried a Comanche daily for two years. Since I was living with the threat from the ETA, I sure as heck bet my life on it.
by jeepnik
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Cylinder Stop....
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Broken Cylinder Stop....

Llama Comanche part may fit.