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2012: What have you done this week to prepare?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by G29Reload, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. Try "monkey butt" powder. Very big in the cycling world, as is "chamois butter" you may honestly need to try different undies for hiking. I wear boxer/briefs most of the time, but for hiking and long walks, learned many a foot march ago that tighty whiteys were what worked for me.
     
  2. greatwun

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    Picked up a Marlin Model 60 from Wally World at $177 out the door. Even though I just got my 22 rilfe now, for the past year Ive been buying a 500 pack of 22LR ammo at the end of each month. I still think $20 a box now is a bargain compared to what it will go for during SHFT.
     


  3. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    More dry goods to store and revised some bug in plans.
     
  4. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter

    Well, this afternoon I installed the new SS Guiderod & 15 lb spring in the G19..

    ..removed the shok buff..

    ..and still could not get the PRIVI 147 gr to cycle!

    [​IMG]


    Lubed the weapon thoroughly, shot it stiff armed, with & without the AWC Abraxas..

    ..still would not cycle the slide!


    The G19 cycled fine with the hotter lightweight ammo...such as the 115 & 124 gr...Corbon +P & similar.

    But for maximum quiet...cycling the slide manually....the PRIVI could be very useful.


    While at the private range...got a chance to see a new binary explosive target compound in action..

    ..very impressive!


    Also got a chance to play with a bud's new toys... :banana:

    ..his new Trijicon ACOG/RMR combo...

    [​IMG]


    ..and his new Thermal Monocular....a FLIR Recon M-24

    ..rugged, compact, submersible, & can be used in weapons targeting applications with IR Lasers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    This may be the year I take the plunge & finally get a thermal monocular! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. emt1581

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    What is that??....A Pocketable FLIR monocular???

    We have FLIR at my station but the last time I saw the model the fire-side used it weighed about 10lbs and was about a one foot cube in size with a handle under it. I'm guessing a pocket version would easily be between $2K and $10K.

    -Emt1581
     
  6. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Sounds like the unit I've seen and played with. It was cool. In a pocketable monocular it would be badass. And I'm thinking a good pocketable would be closer to that $10k mark...if not over! But I never looked into them
     
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  7. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter



    This one is $6K & about 14 oz....IIRC


    The FLIR Recon M-24 is the most compact unit I have used...IIRC

    http://www.gs.flir.com/products/soldiersolutions/M24.cfm

    http://www.flircms.com/uploadedFiles/GS/datasheets/Recon M24 - LTR 12012010.pdf


    I have been holding out for affordable color thermal..

    ..but with events staging worldwide (Iran/Israel is very concerning)

    ..affordable Mono Thermal beats waiting for affordable Color Thermal!
     
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  8. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Same here. At this point in my life it'd just piss me off to waste $10K+ on something like that. Not that I couldn't but I'd rather break up that amount on a TON of other stuff. Hell, I could build a portable home, fill it with preps and buy the vehicle to pull it with for $10K!!

    -Emt1581
     
  9. emt1581

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    Good to know. Thanks for the info!

    However, $6K for that is not worth it to me at this point in time. In the future I'd definitely love to have one!!!

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  10. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I don't even have a semi auto rifle beyond a couple .22lrs and an SKS yet.
     
  11. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I'm not sure of your financial resources but an AR or AK would be at the top of my list, right about the same level of at least a case of ammo, if I didn't have one.

    Still an SKS is MUCH better than nothing. That is one capable rifle!!! I've got 3 or 4 of them.

    -Emt1581
     
  12. Warp

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    I am far more concerned with handguns/carry guns. I have a nice shotgun and the SKS isn't terrible, either.

    Every time spendable money comes up there is always something higher on the list. Last year I could have swung a a BR or EBR or whatever if I did it right/differently but ended up handing two new handguns in new calibers instead.
     
  13. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    It's late on a Sunday....what exactly is a BR/EBR?

    What do you mean by "handing two new handguns"? You got them or gave them?

    I'd agree that CCW pieces are a more important place to start at this particular place in time. I'd want a pump 12ga. right after than and then a semi-auto x39/5.56 next though.

    -Emt1581
     
  14. Warp

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    Battle Rifle/Evil Black Rifle. I don't usually use acronyms but I figured regulars on this forum would be familiar.

    I'm up to three Glocks (all with good holsters, ammo, and night sites), two good revolvers, a nice 870 (knoxx spec ops stock, tritium ghost rings, side saddle), a couple .22lrs, a Mosin Nagant and the SKS.

    I might get a lever action .357/.30-30 next though.
     
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  15. emt1581

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    IMO, lever actions serve no purpose compared to a semi-auto (AK/AR). I've never owned one and don't plan to. But that's me. I also HATE pistol calibered carbines other than .22lr..

    Good luck with whatever you buy! :wavey:

    -Emt1581
     
  16. quake

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    Oy; don't get me started on that... :cool:
     
  17. LongGun1

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    If you get a chance..

    ..take a look at my post earlier this evening concerning the PRVI 147 gr performance with the 15 lb recoil spring.
     
  18. jkd301

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    Advance Acquisition Planning was the title of the course and after I checked my records it was 07 I took it. It was actually one part of a 4 day school I attended. The instructors were DHS, FBI and military can't remember what branch. It was for LEO's from various agencies mostly police chiefs and sheriff's ect. there were even some SWAT people there from someplace in Texas. I noticed on the paperwork it says "DO NOT DISEMINATE" OOPS:whistling::dunno::embarassed:
     
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  19. quake

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    That's messed up. Did you happen to chrono any of it? I shoot a fair amount of 147 & 158 9mm subsonics and other than one particular (old) Federal load, I don't recall having any functional problems with any of it.

    Makes me wonder if that PRVI stuff is seriously light-loaded velocity-wise, especially with the reduced-power recoil spring. Not sure, but isn't the factory standard recoil spring on a G19 something like 17-18 lbs? If it won't cycle a 15-lb - although potentially niche-useful as a manual repeater - I'd be very leery of it power-wise. Subsonic 9mm's are inherently weak from an energy perspective, and an under-loaded subsonic would be getting unecessarily low power-wise.
     
  20. LongGun1

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    We were having too much fun with the binary explosive & new toys to set up a chronograph! :supergrin:

    Next range session I am going to bring some other brands of subsonic....like the Remington just purchased...just to be sure it is not a platform issue.

    The new 40Osprey will be in jail for the next 1/2 year or so.. :crying:

    ..but I will see if there are other cans (with a Nielson) available to recheck compatibility & reliability.

    I may also get a 11 and/or 13 lb spring for testing..

    ..but have concerns of increased noise thru the ejection port while suppressed.



    All that being said....it appears your assessment is "spot on"..

    ..& the PRVI is simply wimpy!


    Which is sad, because the price is right..

    ..about 1/2 the price of the Remington 147 gr..

    ..and I have been very pleased with their other offerings..

    ..especially concerning accuracy & reliability.



    Concerning the recent forecast on the increased amount of opportunistic cannibals if SHTF.. :clown:

    ..good inexpensive reliable subsonics could play an important part! :whistling:
     
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