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by jeepnik
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Password
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Changing Password

See Blaine, that's what happens when you let the computer log you in automatically, and you get old. :oops:
by jeepnik
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Knife Project ? ?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Another Knife Project ? ?

Noticed the rifleman's knife has a finger guard, whereas the other two don't. Seems the rifleman's knife is designed for slicing and sticking but the two "new" ones are mostly for slicing. Great find no matter what.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out with the flintlock.
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Out with the flintlock.

Nath, you have entirely too much fun. :D
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fast Magazine Change
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Fast Magazine Change

Yep. That's going to be the guy who fires one shot at the bad guy, drops a full mag, reloads, fires one shot, drops a full mag, reloads, fires one shot, drops the mag...oh wait I got three shots off and I'm out of mags… I've heard stories of cops being found dead with empty brass in their pockets. ...
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fast Magazine Change
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Fast Magazine Change

Okay standing still in the bright sunlight with nothing else to think about.

Now let's see him do that in an alley, in the rain, at O'dark Thirty, dodging, ducking, swearing and rounds buzzing around his head. He has practiced that drill likely thousands of times. Games are games.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way off topic...Car parts.....
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Way off topic...Car parts.....

This is even more off topic. But similar. I don't know squat about HVAC. I am a heavy equipment mechanic by trade, and not afraid to open stuff up and take a peek at least. Well my LENOX furnace quit a couple winters ago and it was cold out. I opened it up and there was a circuit board that was obv...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way off topic...Car parts.....
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Way off topic...Car parts.....

Wish I had seen this earlier. My new vehicle being a 1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler I have found some good folks to deal with. Here are a couple. http://www.morris4x4center.com/ http://www.4wheelparts.com/ However, though I've never used Rock Auto they have a good reputation. If you want more places I've ...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it? (video falling tree added)
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: What is it?

tree spike
by jeepnik
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1046

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

I have fooled with a mess of handguns over the years from small to large, wheel to magazine, and I continue to believe that the good Lord Himself inspired John Browning to design the 1911 platform. That said, I bought a Ruger LCR in .22 Magnum for my wife. At least you bought it for her. Years ago ...
by jeepnik
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1046

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

30-30 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:04 pm
here's my choice... :)

To much collateral damage. I like my neighbors.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Justice Kennedy announces he's stepping down
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Justice Kennedy announces he's stepping down

Just two thirds. But as the income tax amendment proved, they can play fast and loose with the wording that the various states vote on. Hopefully today with the electronic media available the actually wording of any amendment could be studied by all interested parties. Variations in the wording woul...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another good dog gone.
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Another good dog gone.

My condolences. Unless one is a pet owner, or more correctly, owned by a pet, they will never understand the importance they play in our lives and our sense of loss when they pass.

Prayers for you and yours.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a axe sharpener
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Made a axe sharpener

Pitchey, you amaze me. How the heck do you come up with this stuff? Heck, you should patent stuff like this.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1046

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

Two often-cited factors are NOT an issue for me: Size isn't an issue, so there is nothing I'd "leave at home" most days; I'm self-emoyed, and my customers/patients are generally real Americans and as pro-CCW as it gets. 'Capacity' also a non-issue, as my fingers are long and skinny and I actually p...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1046

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

Baby Glocks in any caliber. Kel Tec .32 is MORE likely to be on my person, for black bears or humans with hardcast loads it will get the job done, My G-42 like the G-30 were really bought in protest to laws that were coming into effect, or already in effect in one area but not another. I must admit...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Justice Kennedy announces he's stepping down
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Justice Kennedy announces he's stepping down

Here's what scares me.

If we get an overwhelmingly conservative court, the liberals are likely to try and amend the constitution to do away with life time appointments.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1046

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

Taurus Judge. Now post photos of the marks. :evil:

Seriously though, I'm all over the map. I'm fickle about what I carry and just grab what appeals on any given day.
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by jeepnik
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo's
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Photo's

Photobucket is already useless. I've switched to Imgur. Once you learn how to navigate it's fast and simple.
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Italian wild life!
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Italian wild life!

That was great. Thanks.
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been a hard few weeks
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Been a hard few weeks

Thanks folks. Sometimes things just pile up.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been a hard few weeks
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Been a hard few weeks

I guess I'm just getting to the age where loved ones start to fade away. I lost a female cousin to cancer about a month ago, my eldest male cousin (this guy did three tours in Viet Nam and almost 30 in the Corps, I thought he would never die) also to cancer. Now I just heard that my last uncle has p...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"

I'm new here so I'll say sorry in advance to all you W.F. Call fans; but at several points in the story; had I been in the situation that he introduced himself into; especially if the focus of his attention; immediate and intense gunfire would 've resulted. I've no use for those that presume they h...
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle

Easy to see that some of the posts on this thread are from non-bikers. I saw a car side-swiping a bike, on purpose or not, he was squeezing the biker (BTDT. Motorcycle riding on fwys in LA is a dangerous undertaking in itself) After the "push-off" by the biker the car's driver attempted to kill the...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why should Politicians have Concealed Permits?
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Why should Politicians have Concealed Permits?

Sadly, they live in a world of their own. One in which they make the rules and can tailor them to their needs, and totally ignore the rest of the population. The best example of that was Feinstein. She kept her permit and gun even though she outlawed them for the population of San Francisco. It woul...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Growing Up in the 70s & 80s
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Growing Up in the 70s & 80s

I grew up in the 50's and 60's. I survived without helmets, seatbelts, airbags and such. Then again, out mothers didn't tell us "don't touch that". And, let us play in the dirt, mud and heaven only knows what.
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here kitty kitty
Replies: 31
Views: 863

Re: Here kitty kitty

our 'possum and carp gendarmes...er i mean game and fish folks say we have no lion here in my state and when shown evidence such as game cam. photos they come back with " obviously an escaped or purposely turned-out pet but absolutely no resident breeding population " ....then when game cam. photos...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle

Some states don't allow splitting of lanes by bikes. California allowed it only because there was no law against it. We recently put into place a law allowing it. But, it has not improved the attitude or habits of many riders. The riders regularly cross over the double yellow into and out of the car...
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I actually LIKE the 'environment', but......
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: I actually LIKE the 'environment', but......

'A complete scan of all of the computers on my network came back clean. It apparently is some form of RansomWare. Funny thing is I just saw a commercial for the US Army where they have cyber warfare folks who shut down terrorist site and stop hackers. Seems that the government should put them to wor...
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Farthest sniper kill
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Farthest sniper kill

Most impressive. Though, I wonder what White Feather could have done with today's equipment.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I actually LIKE the 'environment', but......
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: I actually LIKE the 'environment', but......

Beware! I got some kind of popup about calling Microsoft to remove the adware spyware. Norton killed it but I'm still going to do a deep scan.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting produt for dog owners
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Interesting produt for dog owners

Hmm, I wonder if that will work with my wife in stores. Just blink and she's gone. I can see advantages to the shock function as well. :roll:
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sometimes, ya gotta admire the PRC (and Dutch). They simply don't care about "opinion" - and do the right thing.
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Sometimes, ya gotta admire the PRC (and Dutch). They simply don't care about "opinion" - and do the right thing.

if I owned a hundred million dollar boat carrying a hundred million dollars worth of cargo, there would be some serious weaponry on board, legal or not. Even just a few crew who knew where a couple Barrett's were hidden would be better than nothing...! But get caught in some ports and you'd loose s...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"

Buck Elliott wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:29 am
Colt's made a c&b revolving rifle..
A variation of the 1855 Root patent...
True. But to the best of my knowledge no one is making them now.
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sometimes, ya gotta admire the PRC (and Dutch). They simply don't care about "opinion" - and do the right thing.
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Sometimes, ya gotta admire the PRC (and Dutch). They simply don't care about "opinion" - and do the right thing.

Back in the days of sail there were what were known as armed merchantmen. They usually had some pretty good state of the art armament as they sailed alone through pirate and enemy patrolled waters. Today, quite a few countries do not allow arms to be carried on ships flying their flags. And, state o...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

an excerpt from the New York Times .... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/world/asia/rescuers-search-for-7-sailors-as-damaged-us-destroyer-reaches-port.html?_r=0 Sean P. Tortora, a veteran merchant marine captain and consultant who said he had sailed through the area of the collision many times, s...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"

Or....maybe you wanna carry your open-too cap'n-ball 're olver along with a Mini-14, just to be anachronistic... 8) :D Hey, I resemble that remark, sort of. From time to time I carry a short barreled 1860 Army concealed. It's just too bad no one every made a C&B revolving rifle. The one's I've seen...
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"

Way back when ammo resupply was far and few between, the same caliber made some sense. Problem was what you ended up with was an under powered rifle. Of course today you could have the 45/70 in both rifle and revolver. But you end up with an over powered handgun. If you try to use a modern semi auto...
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

When I was working at the shipyard we were just about finished with a refit of an FFG. An old, as in WWII era, tanker coming down the main channel lost steering gear control. The rudder went hard over and it tore through the end of a floating drydock, part of a pier and then into the bow of the FFG....
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You can never have enough weapon-lights...
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: You can never have enough weapon-lights...

I would buy a tiny blinding strobe combined with a centered and adjustable red laser for night work. Perfect combo. Blind them and shoot them. It would have to fit on the small rail under the bbl of my G30s :idea: One of the TLR's has both light and laser. I don't know if it strobes though. I have ...
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Supreme Court Overturns the 'Provocation Doctrine'
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Supreme Court Overturns the 'Provocation Doctrine'

The Supreme Court is not the final authority. The People are the final authority. If you don't like it, either seek relief through the legislature, or just outright ignore it. Live free or die. :wink: With respect sir, you are incorrect. An individual challenged the law in California that said marr...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neck surgery today the 15th
Replies: 41
Views: 903

Re: Neck surgery today the 15th

Just saw this. Prayers up Joe.
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"

The West was a unique time in history and many more adventures happened than we know. It took men who were tough and self reliant. Goodnight was one of the best. Jack Hayes was another who made history. Portugee Phillips made a ride that makes the Pony Express rides look like a lazy evening stroll....
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"

Boy, I know it's been a while since I watched Lonesome Dove, but wasn't there a Charles Goodnight in the movie. Didn't he think that Blue Duck was dead and that's why he quit chasing the man burner? Going to have to dig the VHS machine out. Edit, Okay Charles Goodnight shows up in the sequel mini se...
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem lever action .22 rimfire rifles
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Rem lever action .22 rimfire rifles

Well, the Nylon 76 in the colors mentioned would be the only thing that would fit.

Not comprehensive by any matter of means, but this page gives a decent description of the Nylon models.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/rem_nylon_rifles.htm
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOTICE: Ruger Mark IV Pistol Safety Recall
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: NOTICE: Ruger Mark IV Pistol Safety Recall

Hmm, never recalled my Mk I. Must mean that they did things better in the early days of the company when it was fairly small and run by better qualified personnel, not to mention management.
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Supreme Court Overturns the 'Provocation Doctrine'
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Supreme Court Overturns the 'Provocation Doctrine'

The Supreme Court is not the final authority. The People are the final authority. If you don't like it, either seek relief through the legislature, or just outright ignore it. Live free or die. :wink: With respect sir, you are incorrect. An individual challenged the law in California that said marr...
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: You Can't Destroy the Jihadists With Candlelight Vigils and Benefit Concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: You Can't Destroy the Jihadists With Candlelight Vigils and Benefit Concerts

What's becoming my standard reply here or anywhere that this type of subject comes up. From a young Marine upon his return from his first tour in Iraq. "We either kill them in their country or they will kill us in ours". I'm finding that quite a few folks are offended when I quote my eldest. Funny h...
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got foot locker?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Got foot locker?

Wasn't issued a foot locker, just a duffle bag. It sits in my shed unopened since my discharge. It has a lock on it that I doubt I could find a key for. Not sure anymore just what's inside. Whatever uniforms I had upon discharge for sure, likely some boots and shoes to go with. Undoubtedly there are...
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 6th 1944
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: June 6th 1944

I found only one show on TV. It's about Operation Tiger the ill fated rehearsal where several hundred soldiers and sailors died. Movie wise the closest I came was Pork Chop Hill. I think the PC police are out in force trying to make Americans forget. Fortunately their are many families like mine wit...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Another terrorist attack.
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Another terrorist attack.

To, again, quote a young Marine. "We either kill them in their country, or they will kill us in ours".