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Old 05-16-2013, 20:17   #226
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Shamed to admit it, but here goes

I have a hi lift Jack. I also have a hydraulic lift floor jack. Both new. Sitting in the boxes for many years. Not a clue as to available accessories or how to use them. Of course, no one I know has the skills to use them.

I bit the bullet and signed up for a three hour course at the end of the month on how to repair a car tire and how to use the jacks. Bought accessories after after reviewing you tube videos, made additional copies of manuals and put them in zip lock bags.

After I get done with that class, I will cast around for a CPR review course. It has been about three years and the recommended procedures do change. Used CPR and Heimlich once each on people.
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Old 05-16-2013, 21:08   #227
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Bought two 42 round mags for AR and a 3 round extension tube for 870. Building up two 870's, one for home defense, one as a truck gun.

Talked my Dad into getting an AR, his first combat style long gun. Took him to supervise his build/purchase today. Since my Dad's place is my 1st bug out location, the better armed its occupants, the more prepared I become, so I'm including it in this post, and who doesn't like talking about evil black bang sticks?! He ended up with a decent setup:

Magpul MOE mid length forend, Magpul MIAD grip, Magpul CTR stock, 16" heavy barrel Rock River flat top upper, fixed front sight, Troy buis, VTAC padded 2 point sling, UTG light w/ remote pressure pad, JD Machine lower w/ 2 stage trigger. Out the door at $1600. He's still deciding between aimpoint or eotech.

Interestingly the dealer said that Rock River tested better then any of the top ten most popular gas impingement AR brands in a third party test battery looking at accuracy, reliability, torture tests, etc. Said Rock River blew away Colt, S&W and Noveske too. I found that very hard to believe, and chalked it up to a Rock River dealer being a salesman. Anyone else heard of such tests?
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:07   #228
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I have a hi lift Jack. I also have a hydraulic lift floor jack. Both new. Sitting in the boxes for many years. Not a clue as to available accessories or how to use them. Of course, no one I know has the skills to use them.

I bit the bullet and signed up for a three hour course at the end of the month on how to repair a car tire and how to use the jacks. Bought accessories after after reviewing you tube videos, made additional copies of manuals and put them in zip lock bags.

After I get done with that class, I will cast around for a CPR review course. It has been about three years and the recommended procedures do change. Used CPR and Heimlich once each on people.
I am a CPR instructor (American Heart Association), yeah, there have been some changes. More emphasis on compressions. Good move to re-certify in CPR. I really ought to find a Red Cross First Aid class myself.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:36   #229
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I should look at CPR courses again too, last time was about 8 years ago in Boy Scouts.

My wife has to take one every few years though since she works ER at a hospital


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Old 05-17-2013, 08:52   #230
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I am a CPR instructor (American Heart Association), yeah, there have been some changes. More emphasis on compressions. Good move to re-certify in CPR. I really ought to find a Red Cross First Aid class myself.
The requirement for breaths just seems to keep going down.

All the way up to 30 compression/2 breaths now, although compressions only is viable for some situations, IIRC
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Old 05-17-2013, 17:27   #231
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Save money - free online cpr course

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Old 05-17-2013, 22:39   #232
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Parked the new EOTech EXPS3-2 on the 12.5" 300 Blk..

..and installed the SIG SB15 today.

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:02   #233
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:11   #234
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Tried a couple 9mm plated-bullet load recipes, and the results of that have me pretty much decided to stick with Berry's rather than Rainier or X-treme bullets. Better accuracy, in my gun at least; others may wok better in someone else's gun.


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What's that buttstock? Looks like a horizontally-mounted beer can koozie velcro'ed in place underneath it...
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:44   #235
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What's that buttstock? Looks like a horizontally-mounted beer can koozie velcro'ed in place underneath it...
That is actually not a buttstock...

..the SIG SB15 is an BATFE approved "stabilizing brace" designed for an AR pistol.

http://www.sigsauer.com/SigStore/sb1...brace-552.aspx


The Form 1 for the SBR will not be approved till later this year...

..so this is the next best thing til then...IMO.
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Old 05-18-2013, 13:36   #236
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That is actually not a buttstock...

..the SIG SB15 is an BATFE approved "stabilizing brace" designed for an AR pistol.

http://www.sigsauer.com/SigStore/sb1...brace-552.aspx


The Form 1 for the SBR will not be approved till later this year...

..so this is the next best thing til then...IMO.
So technically that's a pistol; got it. Gotta love the logic of our lawmakers.
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Old 05-18-2013, 16:11   #237
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So technically that's a pistol; got it. Gotta love the logic of our lawmakers.
Yep on both!

Also...scored 5lbs of Winchester 296 powder this afternoon!
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Old 05-19-2013, 00:11   #238
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Worked out 3 times. Did dry fire practice for about 200 shots each time twice this week.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:27   #239
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Picked up my almost-new M&P 9mm full-size; traded from a friend. Turned out to be not a truly identical model, as it has TFO sights that mine doesn't. I threw in three niw E-lander 30-round AR mags & a niw 20-round pmag as well; he's a good guy with only an 'ok' job, and spends a lot of money on foster kids his family takes in. (Right now, they have two little black children they've taken in - a 7-year-old and her 2-year old sister. A lot of people in rural arkansas wouldn't do that.)

On the M&P, I'll likely combine the slide from the new one (with the better sights) with the frame from my old one since the old one has the better (apex) trigger in it. Best of both worlds; make it my primary, with the more plain-jane relegated as spare or desk gun. The glocks are gradually becoming more-&-more relegated to backup-backup status...

And when putting stuff away, discovered three new GI 30-rounders that I didn't even know I had; new except for having magpul followers installed. So (thanks to karma...?) I still have as many 30's as I thought I did before giving him those.
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And when putting stuff away, discovered three new GI 30-rounders that I didn't even know I had; new except for having magpul followers installed. So (thanks to karma...?) I still have as many 30's as I thought I did before giving him those.
Amazing how things turn out! Congrats!
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Nice!

How do you store yours?
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Old 05-19-2013, 16:14   #243
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I made a prototype handgun safe for use with a suppressed handgun.

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How do you store yours?
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Old 05-20-2013, 17:00   #247
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Saw this at a local nursery. Thought it was a great repurpose of something we see lying around all the time. Cheap and efficient use of space. I know we have some gardeners here. Full sun plants on the outside and shade in the middle.

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Old 05-20-2013, 17:21   #248
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If you have CERT in your county you might look into training through them. I was able to take a very instructive first responder course with the local fiire departments through CERT at no cost. Much better and certainly cheaper than ARC

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Old 05-30-2013, 20:56   #249
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I have been working out 3 times a week and doing my dry fire practice 2 days a week. My dry fire practice is 300+ rounds with my pistol. A little over 300, but not much more. Takes about 30 minutes. Have an indoor range set up for dry fire. The farthest I can get is 18-19 yards. I have marks set at 3,5,7,10,15 yards. And for the 18/19 yard line I just get as far back as I can. A dry fire practice session takes about 30 minutes including taping up the target.

As far as the working out goes I am getting stronger. Not as strong as I once was, but better than when I started back. My arthritic shoulder is hurting less and letting me do more. Still some limitations though. But even there it does hurt less when I push it.
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Not really a prep, more of a bush-craft thing, but I made some char cloth and tried it out. Real simple. Now the only fire starting methods I need to check off the list are fire piston and bow drill (been working on that a while, not there yet.)

Most of my preps are on hold, even sliding backwards a little as we are using some consumables. All this is because we are saving for moving into the new house.

I keep reminding myself that the move is actually a huge prep in itself.
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