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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: 10.5 in vs 16 in AR (556) shooting distance
« Last post by Lrdplatypus on Today at 01:21:26 PM »
300blk is pretty good in a short barrel from what I understand.
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: APX Experience
« Last post by Shipwreck on Today at 01:05:26 PM »
Your best option for changing the size of the front sight is to buy after market.

I have Trijicon HD sights on my glock, which are basically the same as what you ended up with after blacking out the rear sights. Large front dot and blacked out rear.

Yes, I plan to get the Ameriglo night sights. I think it is called the Ameriglo Bold sights. Orange circle around the front tritium, and two dots in the rear.

I saw them already installed on a Glock 48 at the local gunstore a week or so ago, and I like the way they look a lot
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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: 10.5 in vs 16 in AR (556) shooting distance
« Last post by Axxe55 on Today at 01:01:40 PM »
If I were to buy or build a pistol AR, it would most likely be in a pistol cartridge, like a 9mm, or possibly a 10mm. Might even entertain going with the 300 Blackout cartridge.
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Outdoors / Re: ..another Project..
« Last post by Axxe55 on Today at 12:58:42 PM »
If I'm going to pay someone to do a job, that I can do formyself, they had better bring their "A" game and do way better than I can do  it.

I just ain't going to spend good money for half-assed work. I could do half-assed myself for free!
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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Over heard a interesting question
« Last post by Axxe55 on Today at 12:19:21 PM »
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Most these people, think a SHTF event is going to be like something from the movies or TV. It won't be. It will be nothing but anarchy and chaos. There will be dead bodies littering the streets form starvation and disease. Some idiots will say they are heading to the mountains or woods to "bug-out".

There is actually significant history on what urban SHTF looks like from many such events in the last 100 years:
Predictable ignorance the first day or two if the power is up.
Early store looting if not.
Curfew and martial law spreads.
Sooner or later power becomes unreliable. (And most every other deliverable).
As food and supply stores dwindle, citizens’ apprehension grows and more looting of stores and non-overtly protected homes start.  “Going to the mountains” is generally not an option as fuel and access may be limited, and most people don’t have a second property.
As logistics falter, martial law becomes less effective, but ad hoc neighborhood  protection groups grow, often dishing out instant justice for serious offenses.

Etc etc.

Exactly! It won't be like any movie or TV program. There ain't going to be any heroes, just those trying to survive and those dead or dying.

Those with some sort of military and/or survival training will have the best chance to survive and continue on

I have military and survival training
I also have been studying weapons and tactics sense I was a kid …. IF …. it comes to that I will be able to put my training and knowledge to use

I fully suspect that some are very well trained in such things. But I would also suspect the vast majority of those who spout off about "prepping" or about a SHTF event and being equipped for one are idiots, that are more than likely nothing more than a bunch of "Tactical Timmy's" that THINK they are prepared for such things happening. Mt prediction? They won't last a week if a SHTF event happened before they were dead.

Personally, I hope something like this never happens. But, if it did, the best thing I know I have is not the equipment, the guns, or the supplies I have in keeping myself or my family alive and to survive, but my brain, ny knowledge and experiences, and common sense. IF, and huge IF, a SHTF event happened, I believe those people that live more in a rural way of life would be better adapted at surviving. People that know how to grow a garden, how to hunt for game, to raise their own livestock, and those who are not as dependent upon technology and such. People who live closer to the ways of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents are those I believe that would stand a better chance of surviving and overcoming.
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This is probably happening in most states....  :thumbsdown:

If Florida is doing it, it wouldm't surprise me to find out other states are doing it as well. :bangheadonwall:
The states talk on many subjects, particularly revenue.
States that don't currently sell this to 3rd parties will likely look at it in the near future.  Some states, hopefully Texas won't, but we'll see.
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: APX Experience
« Last post by Lrdplatypus on Today at 11:59:34 AM »
Your best option for changing the size of the front sight is to buy after market.

I have Trijicon HD sights on my glock, which are basically the same as what you ended up with after blacking out the rear sights. Large front dot and blacked out rear.
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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: 10.5 in vs 16 in AR (556) shooting distance
« Last post by Lrdplatypus on Today at 11:55:29 AM »
The real answer here is "buy a Tavor and don't worry about barrel length ever again"  :P :P :P
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Outdoors / Re: ..another Project..
« Last post by Tango on Today at 11:49:36 AM »
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I was paying a 19 y/o kid ($10/hour) for a while - then after a few times he wouldn't get back to us (perhaps got a higher paying job and embarrassed to say so)

also have picked up day laborers (both down south when living there) and here - they're sorta hit and miss - a very few time ya get someone that does a heck of a good job, then other times you'll get someone who sits around, leaning on a shovel and talking on his cell phone

the son's-a-guns can't be found for $12 per hour anymore - even tho we treat 'em right by furnishing an iced cooler with water and Gatorade and buy 'em lunch of their choice (Mexican or American)

when ya get bad ones it's not worth my time to hover over 'em and make sure they "work"

perhaps I should get an ICE windbreaker and head to the area they stand around and wait for those $15 per hour jobs.....
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This is probably happening in most states....  :thumbsdown:

If Florida is doing it, it wouldm't surprise me to find out other states are doing it as well. :bangheadonwall:
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