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by jeepnik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B.L.M.
Replies: 23
Views: 384

Re: B.L.M.

For the life of him, this guy can't figure out what all the fuss is about.
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by jeepnik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Proclivity to be Offended".....
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: "Proclivity to be Offended".....

Gee, I thought they were just snowflakes. Turns out someone actually determined they now have some sort of personality disorder. Well, I guess they will now be special needs and be given government money to deal with the terrible state of affairs.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My best Cane
Replies: 25
Views: 446

Re: My best Cane

Sadly I use one regularly. But it's a store bought aluminum number. I do have a solid stainless steel cane. It's been sitting in the corner for about a year. I need to cut it down to fit. Just haven't gotten around to it.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

Mine too. But when I remodeled the kitchen I took the old one and hooked it up in the garage just for stuff like this. Works really good for cleaning tools too.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

I don't understand the cleaning difficulty. I just pull off the grips, take it down as normal for cleaning then stick it in a dishwasher. After the dry cycle I lube it up and I'm done.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can you impeach a Senator...????
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Can you impeach a Senator...????

Not impeach per se, but a two thirds vote of the senate can expel a member. They can also censure one. The only senators that have been expelled have been Democrats. The last one in 1862 for supporting the Confederacy. In fact the vast majority of expelled and censured senator have been democrats. N...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation

There was a time I was using a P-35. The ammo was French. Now the French had left the region quite a while before and from the look of the containers the ammo had not received any sort of protection. Never had a misfire. Can't say the ammo was all that effective so I went back to a 1911. I often sus...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....

Just came across an amazing banding tool called a Clampet. Turns wire into a variety of very secure clamps. Expensive, but being a tool junky I may have to get one to play with.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here lap their revolver barrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: How many here lap their revolver barrels?

Never have. But to be honest I doubt if I'm a good enough shot to tell if there were any improvement or not. If one is blessed with amazing shooting skills it likely has a place. But not for a mere mortal such as myself.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your leather?
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: How do you store your leather?

I have a closet that allows me to hang belts and store holsters on shelves. It's in the middle of the house so it remains fairly even in temperature and humidity. Obviously there's no direct sunlight. Never had a problem with mildew or cracking of leather.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could sure use some prayers tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Could sure use some prayers tonight

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Circle of Life...
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: The Circle of Life...

Sex in the back seat of a car!
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...

Until I went into the service I had no "formal" firearms training. My dad and uncle were much sterner task masters than any military firearms instructor I ever met. The rules were explained and behavior monitored and correct until you got it right every time. These lessons paid dividends every time ...
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 102
Views: 1331

Re: Question / POLL

67. Like many dad started me young. I honestly don't remember the first time I shot a .22 lr rifle. But before that it was a Red Ryder. I remember we would play cowboys and indians with Red Ryders (no we didn't shoot at each other), and Radio Flyer wagons. If a bunch of kids were seen walking down t...
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Real
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: I Hope This Isn't Real

Sounds like terrorist hate speech to me. I'd like to see video of it.
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 77
Views: 967

Re: My first wooden bucket

Might not hold water until you let it soak in water and the wood swells. But, I've seen very large (industrial waste water size) tanks made from redwood that were water tight. When the cleaned them and they dried a bit they would leak. The guys just filled them with water and in a short time they we...
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Prayer request

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Gun Forums.
Replies: 26
Views: 792

Re: Other Gun Forums.

I've been booted from only one. The one for owners of a certain brand of levergun. In fact at one point quite a few of us were booted at about the same time. We failed to agree with the "company" line and weren't afraid to say so. The results were another levergun forum being founded. Sadly it only ...
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Community Standards
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Community Standards

Must have missed something.
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laughing is Good For You So . . . Helium Beer!
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Laughing is Good For You So . . . Helium Beer!

So, how does the beer going into the stomach effect the air from the lungs moving across the vocal cords when you speak? Things that make you go hmmm.
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer for my Dad!
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Need prayer for my Dad!

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 31
Views: 838

Re: PrayersUP please

My condolences and prayers for you and yours.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini prayer request...
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Mini prayer request...

Prayers up Doc. My wife walked around our downtown area yesterday. She told me many of the long time small businesses have signs saying they are out of business. Some are multi-generational. Most of those are owned by folks my age and they just decided to close shop and retire. The problem will be g...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn.
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Dame Vera Lynn.

piller wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:12 pm
41st armored Infantry Regiment.
So 2nd Armored Division, Hell on Wheels. They covered a lot of the same ground.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did they miss this one?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: How did they miss this one?

I have read every edgar rice boroughs book, extant.....entertaining but quite juvenile and scientifically off......tarzan's clan of apes were primarily carnivorous, slaying at least one deer or swine a day. His space opera stuff was just medieval fantasy set in space. Along this line of somewhat ra...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouting is dead to me
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Scouting is dead to me

I was a cub scout in the early sixties, it was fun then, graduated to boy scouts and even at that tender age I became very disillusioned with them. Just rules, uniform codes, and in my thinking, a waste of time. Maybe it was my troop, maybe my independent attitude, but I'd rather go fishing. lol I ...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: This place has kept me sane

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn.
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Dame Vera Lynn.

One Uncle was with Patton, and one flew B24J Liberators off of Fiji. They didn't tell a lot about the war. That was sure a time when life changed a bunch. Young people were exposed to singers from halfway around the world. Now it is common. Which division? Dad was 6th (Super Sixth) Armored Division.
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouting is dead to me
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Scouting is dead to me

I was never a Scout. We used to tease them about their short pants. I grew up in the YMCA. But it too is no longer what it was. Long ago they started letting women in (although the YWCA doesn't allow men). Now in many places like the one down the street from me it is more of a gym. It's mostly for a...
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming Bus?????
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Swimming Bus?????

Updated version of the DUCK.
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by jeepnik
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I offended a patient....
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: I offended a patient....

Have him charged with damaging private property. You can bet this "individual" will report you to the state board.
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Napalm
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Napalm

This is sad. I watched, like millions or others, while the local policing agencies stood by, en mass, and watched looting happen mere feet away. To make things worse these same folks prevented business owners from entering the area to protect their stores. All the while the politicians sniveled abou...
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need ( of course ) new Squirrel buster.
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: I need ( of course ) new Squirrel buster.

Thanks for all the suggestions, legal and illegal :lol: my requirements for a Squirrel gun are 1 it must be lightweight, 2 if it's got two barrels it must have two triggers, 3 it has to be affordable . Counting back over the years I have owned about 12 different.410s, the draconian gun laws over he...
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good guys win. Bad guys lose.
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Good guys win. Bad guys lose.

Possibly the biggest gamble of the war. Had it failed and even if we had been able to withdraw a significant number of troops successfully it would have take years to prepare for another try. Some pretty educated folks have postulated on what the effect would have been had we later employed atomic w...
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need ( of course ) new Squirrel buster.
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: I need ( of course ) new Squirrel buster.

I can't speak to new manufacture, but my Mossy 500 .410 has held up well. It was my first shotgun so it's a few (quite) decades old. Nothing really to go wrong other than possibly the mag tube spring. And mine is original.
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you're stuck in traffic - in a riot......
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: If you're stuck in traffic - in a riot......

Eons ago I was given some pretty good training on how to avoid getting stuck in things like riots. It was all the normal stuff like distancing and awareness. But the one thing that was stressed is "DO NOT STOP". That could be tough on the rioters, but you would come out okay. And the point was to co...
by jeepnik
Sun May 31, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Napalm
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Napalm

Just got home from Huntington Beach. Inland from where the looting was taking place. Had to swing around downtown Long Beach because of the problems there. My little sis was worried about us getting home safe. Not to worry. Both the wife and I carry and as usual I had a long gun in my truck. The fre...
by jeepnik
Sun May 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Napalm
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Napalm

This one pretty much hit the nail on the head for me. 179023.jpg The truth is most folks are civilized. At the start of the Rodney King riots here in L.A. one of the first incidents was the beating of Reginald Denny. Just a working guy driving his truck through what turned out to be the epicenter o...
by jeepnik
Thu May 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am the only is dinky dow
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Am the only is dinky dow

COSteve wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Cu Chi, 68-69, Electric Strawberry. How can you make it out of there and not be 'beaucoup dinky bow'?
Some more than others. Had a cousin that went three times. It killed him a couple of years ago.
by jeepnik
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am the only is dinky dow
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Am the only is dinky dow

Always spelled it beaucoup myself. But that's likely from dad who went through France in 1944.
by jeepnik
Tue May 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Sun May 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: NY Times Calls Our Military Racist
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: NY Times Calls Our Military Racist

I wonder if one looked into article published by NYT how many could be found to be "racist". I wish I had access and time to look into it. Though, I suspect they may purge their archives should anything like that be found. Orwell was on to something.
by jeepnik
Sat May 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rather Profound
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Rather Profound

It's amazing how things just show up. My eldest cousin passed away a couple of years ago and when my sister was cleaning out his place she found his military records and decorations. We knew he had been in China https://i.imgur.com/RWmGh0s.jpg?5 But nothing about Nicaragua. https://i.imgur.com/11Ujj...
by jeepnik
Fri May 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 945

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right. Funny how things look to folks. I like my N too, and really like the K, but I think a 4" L fram...
by jeepnik
Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 945

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right.
by jeepnik
Thu May 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

Hell the CGI is crappy. I don't think I'd trust the builder if they can't get the ads right.
by jeepnik
Thu May 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 39
Views: 1168

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

In one of the movies, he says he uses .44 Special instead. Oh, come on! Callahan wouldn't admit to that. Magnum Force. At the range where Harry meets the motorcycle cops. He says he uses light specials. It gives him more control in a gun this size. I doubt the writer even knew there was a differenc...
by jeepnik
Wed May 20, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1464

Re: CV19 Vaccine

If you want my spot in line Bill, it's yours! I personally will wait to see how other fare before I step into the line. But I'm this way with anything new. I never want to be the first to discover if it's good or bad. Fully within your rights. But do not expose others to you in the off chance you h...
by jeepnik
Wed May 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dinosaur Hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Dinosaur Hunter

Only in the movies. And we all know how reliable Hollywood is.
by jeepnik
Wed May 20, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1464

Re: CV19 Vaccine

The idea behind vaccines is kind of dangerous if not used carefully. Giving you a MILD case of the disease to make you have an immune response to the main disease. I give vaccines fairly often, and the worst side effects come from the live but weakened viruses. As far as the CoVid 19 Chinese "bat" ...