Why shoot sodas cans 100 yards? Just because you can!
The same characters work at every gun store/range that I’ve ever been to:
Submitted by Slappy:
With the popularity of AR-15 rifles ever on the rise, one might question the need or even the desire to own a bolt-action rifle. The AR style rifles are lightweight, easy to operate, highly customizable, reliable, versatile, accurate, and just plain fun to shoot. They are very practical and useful firearms that have come to represent all that is tacti-cool for many shooting enthusiasts. So what about the venerable bolt gun?
Order of prep: The philosophy of spread thin before stacking tall, comes to mind.
Ask yourself…what will kill you first? thirst, hunger, or lack of ‘blank’. I know a lot of people with dozens of guns and 1,000’s of rounds of ammunition, that will die from lack of water….This is what we call “skip ahead”.
“The Skip Ahead”: is putting off buying a high priority item, to buy a more wanted, but less needed, item and delaying the high priority item. A good example would be buying a 2nd AR-15, before you buy water and food.
“The Make Do”: is buying / making do with, a lesser quality item that is cheaper, to free up $ to buy other same priority items. The combination of purchases is typically better than a higher quality item by itself. Ex: Buying a AR-15 for $1,000 and having no money left to buy bullets…or…buying an AK-47, 10 mags, 300 rounds of ammo, and 100 gallons of water. This is similar to the spread wide before stacking tall philosophy.
The ‘skip ahead’ and ‘make do’ phrases are what we use in Mississippi. When we see a guy with very little food and water, buy a $1,000 scope for his rifle… we call that a ‘skip ahead’. Buy all means, get the $1,000 scope…but only after you have the more important stuff.
When a guy shows up with some old, bull-crap, used body armor for $100…we call that a ‘make do’. Not the best armor…but appropriate for someone who has NONE. And, if ridiculed, all he usually has to say is…”ok, so show me your armor”, and that ends the conversation. If its doesn’t, and the guy says my $1,000 interceptor vest is in the trunk…then the reply is, ” well, my trunk is filled with $900 in food!”
The one odd “H block” shown in the video is a tricky to find item, but appears to be a:
Oldcastle 8-in x 8-in x 16-in Gray H-Fence Block
Item #: 102097 (Lowes Item#)
I could not find any at my local Home Depot, but a Google search showed this POSSIBLY available at Lowes.
These are normally $189.00 for three 15-watt panels plus all of the control gear. You still have to provide your own deep-cycle car or boat battery. This week Harbor Freight has them on sale for $139.00, plus there is a 20% off coupon in many of the handy-man and hunting periodicals. Depending on how many sets you sequence together you can run lights, fans, a small dorm room size refrigerator, radios, and charge batteries. These sets are not going to take you off of the grid, but they can be a valuable asset during extended power outages. I was very surprised at the positive reviews and some of the elaborate setups in the videos below.
eham.com’s Harbor Freight 45-Watt Solar Power Kit Reviews
Submitted by .40Smith
Nothing will get a gun enthusiast’s eyes rolling faster than an ad campaign for a new product that starts off with “No other semi-automatic rifle has captured the imagination of the shooting public like…” And the Sig-556 certainly has its fan boys. And its H8RZ. Continue Reading
Submitted by 40Smith:
It’s no secret that the anti gun crowd wants to ban not just AR’s and AK’s but pretty much all semi autos. They might try mass registration first:
Or they might go straight for confiscation:
- Senators Caught on Tape: “Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate”
- Cuomo: “Confiscation Could Be An Option”
But either way we could wake up one day under a ban. As bad as that would be, what are you going to do with your significant supply of ammo? Continue Reading
From the Armed Lutheran:
Next time you go to the store or the movie theater, consider that your hard earned dollars may be paying not only for the good or service you buy but also to undermine your Second Amendment rights. Many of these companies actively oppose gun rights by supporting gun control legislation or by opposing legislation that expands gun rights (Volkswagen). Others give generously to anti-gun groups (Ben & Jerry’s) or their executives serve on the boards of anti-gun groups (Disney). Still others, refuse to do business with US gun manufacturers (Bank of America).
We’re not just talking about “No Firearms” signs at the front door, here. These companies are openly hostile to the Second Amendment. When you support these companies by buying their products you subsidize the anti-gun groups that they associate with or help pay the lobbyists and lawyers they hire to fight against your Constitutional liberties. Continue Reading
Gun Argument Basics
The attached PDF document is a quick guide to arguing in favor of firearms that was distributed by the United States Concealed Carry Association. I apologize if the quality if second-rate. It is a scan of a Xerox copy. It should still be useful.
US Concealed Carry Association
The US Concealed Carry Association membership includes their monthly magazine (very informative and very well put together) and full access to their website which allows access to the past 8 years of their magazine’s articles. You can also participate in their legal protection plan which will cover your legal expenses should you ever have to use a firearm in a self-defense situation.