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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 14, 2017 handyman777 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Ordered some stuff online that was in my cart. Finally pulled the trigger on it as it’s been sitting in the cart for a while now….mostly books.

Added some TP, batteries, tinfoil, salt & pepper, tylenol, and other things to restock what we have used and to add a bit more to what we haven’t. Also added 10 gallons of water to the basement along with some other necessities should we need to shelter there for a few days for any reason. :whistling:

I’ve been reading up on nuclear attack and what to do in the event of one. I guess I’m a sheeple in this area since I really haven’t prepared for this scenario. I just thought I was toast in such an event, especially since I don’t have a bunker, but am finding it not to be the case if you can avoid fallout, which I think we could possibly do in our location. So, I’ve been moving some things to the basement and trying to put more thought into preparing for that type of scenario. :eek: You know, even though I feel like I am so much more prepared than most….I feel like a complete nubie with this. At least I don’t have to go and purchase a lot of stuff…..I just have to get it more concentrated in one place. Still, it’s a lot of planning and a lot of running up and down the stairs! Plus, I still have more learning/reading to do on the subject.

Here’s a link to the article that someone posted on another site that I found very interesting and really got me thinking in this direction:
http://www.ki4u.com/guide.htm
I’m so glad it offered a PDF version…..I printed it off today and will add this to my library after I’m completely done reading it.

Thanks for that link angie_nrs the more info the better.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:15 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 14, 2017 handyman777 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Ordered some stuff online that was in my cart. Finally pulled the trigger on it as it’s been sitting in the cart for a while now….mostly books.

Added some TP, batteries, tinfoil, salt & pepper, tylenol, and other things to restock what we have used and to add a bit more to what we haven’t. Also added 10 gallons of water to the basement along with some other necessities should we need to shelter there for a few days for any reason. :whistling:

I’ve been reading up on nuclear attack and what to do in the event of one. I guess I’m a sheeple in this area since I really haven’t prepared for this scenario. I just thought I was toast in such an event, especially since I don’t have a bunker, but am finding it not to be the case if you can avoid fallout, which I think we could possibly do in our location. So, I’ve been moving some things to the basement and trying to put more thought into preparing for that type of scenario. :eek: You know, even though I feel like I am so much more prepared than most….I feel like a complete nubie with this. At least I don’t have to go and purchase a lot of stuff…..I just have to get it more concentrated in one place. Still, it’s a lot of planning and a lot of running up and down the stairs! Plus, I still have more learning/reading to do on the subject.

Here’s a link to the article that someone posted on another site that I found very interesting and really got me thinking in this direction:
http://www.ki4u.com/guide.htm
I’m so glad it offered a PDF version…..I printed it off today and will add this to my library after I’m completely done reading it.

Thanks for that link angie_nrs the more info the better.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:15 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 handyman777 0

Evac or BOV – a jeep is the way to go, older the better, easy to fix and you don’t need a lot of spare parts.

Have a CJ in (piece’s) that I just can’t part with, 258 in line 6, carburetor, points distributor, mechanical fuel pump, drop the fuel line in a gas can and it should start right up. (this would be a good motor for a gennie, maybe) I lost the motivation on that project for now.

The YJ, that I got rid of was on big mudder’s, had a nail in the tire (flat) and the vechile is so lite that I was able to drive “baby” it home 20 miles and didn’t really notice it. Just saying a nice lite vehicle that can go or float through just about anything.

:offtopic: YJ’s are called wranglers and any jeep with ::square head lights:: are called WRONGLERS. my opinion.

For now my cherokee is my every day driver and parts are available. I can pull up to any intersection and see 2 to 5 jeeps there at any time –spare parts !!!

My main BOV stays parked in the garage (its not a jeep) and can go through just about anything. (some day maybe I’ll talk about that one).

As far as moving supplies,( and remember, don’t put all your eggs in one basket ) I would consider a small camp trailer something modified from an old military trailer or even one of those small “harbour freight” trailers . you can do a lot to them but they do need to be beefed up a bit, and go with a pintle hitch, its easier to go through ditches and over hills and not worry about your trailer coming off the ball.

As for your buddy – good, true friends are hard to come by don’t give up. Maybe you should try and help him find a new girl – soul mate – partner in crime :D

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:26 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 handyman777 0

Evac or BOV – a jeep is the way to go, older the better, easy to fix and you don’t need a lot of spare parts.

Have a CJ in (piece’s) that I just can’t part with, 258 in line 6, carburetor, points distributor, mechanical fuel pump, drop the fuel line in a gas can and it should start right up. (this would be a good motor for a gennie, maybe) I lost the motivation on that project for now.

The YJ, that I got rid of was on big mudder’s, had a nail in the tire (flat) and the vechile is so lite that I was able to drive “baby” it home 20 miles and didn’t really notice it. Just saying a nice lite vehicle that can go or float through just about anything.

:offtopic: YJ’s are called wranglers and any jeep with ::square head lights:: are called WRONGLERS. my opinion.

For now my cherokee is my every day driver and parts are available. I can pull up to any intersection and see 2 to 5 jeeps there at any time –spare parts !!!

My main BOV stays parked in the garage (its not a jeep) and can go through just about anything. (some day maybe I’ll talk about that one).

As far as moving supplies,( and remember, don’t put all your eggs in one basket ) I would consider a small camp trailer something modified from an old military trailer or even one of those small “harbour freight” trailers . you can do a lot to them but they do need to be beefed up a bit, and go with a pintle hitch, its easier to go through ditches and over hills and not worry about your trailer coming off the ball.

As for your buddy – good, true friends are hard to come by don’t give up. Maybe you should try and help him find a new girl – soul mate – partner in crime :D

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:26 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 handyman777 0

Evac or BOV – a jeep is the way to go, older the better, easy to fix and you don’t need a lot of spare parts.

Have a CJ in (piece’s) that I just can’t part with, 258 in line 6, carburetor, points distributor, mechanical fuel pump, drop the fuel line in a gas can and it should start right up. (this would be a good motor for a gennie, maybe) I lost the motivation on that project for now.

The YJ, that I got rid of was on big mudder’s, had a nail in the tire (flat) and the vechile is so lite that I was able to drive “baby” it home 20 miles and didn’t really notice it. Just saying a nice lite vehicle that can go or float through just about anything.

:offtopic: YJ’s are called wranglers and any jeep with ::square head lights:: are called WRONGLERS. my opinion.

For now my cherokee is my every day driver and parts are available. I can pull up to any intersection and see 2 to 5 jeeps there at any time –spare parts !!!

My main BOV stays parked in the garage (its not a jeep) and can go through just about anything. (some day maybe I’ll talk about that one).

As far as moving supplies,( and remember, don’t put all your eggs in one basket ) I would consider a small camp trailer something modified from an old military trailer or even one of those small “harbour freight” trailers . you can do a lot to them but they do need to be beefed up a bit, and go with a pintle hitch, its easier to go through ditches and over hills and not worry about your trailer coming off the ball.

As for your buddy – good, true friends are hard to come by don’t give up. Maybe you should try and help him find a new girl – soul mate – partner in crime :D

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:26 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 handyman777 0

Evac or BOV – a jeep is the way to go, older the better, easy to fix and you don’t need a lot of spare parts.

Have a CJ in (piece’s) that I just can’t part with, 258 in line 6, carburetor, points distributor, mechanical fuel pump, drop the fuel line in a gas can and it should start right up. (this would be a good motor for a gennie, maybe) I lost the motivation on that project for now.

The YJ, that I got rid of was on big mudder’s, had a nail in the tire (flat) and the vechile is so lite that I was able to drive “baby” it home 20 miles and didn’t really notice it. Just saying a nice lite vehicle that can go or float through just about anything.

:offtopic: YJ’s are called wranglers and any jeep with ::square head lights:: are called WRONGLERS. my opinion.

For now my cherokee is my every day driver and parts are available. I can pull up to any intersection and see 2 to 5 jeeps there at any time –spare parts !!!

My main BOV stays parked in the garage (its not a jeep) and can go through just about anything. (some day maybe I’ll talk about that one).

As far as moving supplies,( and remember, don’t put all your eggs in one basket ) I would consider a small camp trailer something modified from an old military trailer or even one of those small “harbour freight” trailers . you can do a lot to them but they do need to be beefed up a bit, and go with a pintle hitch, its easier to go through ditches and over hills and not worry about your trailer coming off the ball.

As for your buddy – good, true friends are hard to come by don’t give up. Maybe you should try and help him find a new girl – soul mate – partner in crime :D

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:26 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 25, 2017 handyman777 0

I used to love hunting bunny’s with beagles, you knew when they were on them just by the tone of there bark and they would bring them right back to you, that was a long time ago, I miss those days.

Now the dog is there for security and companionship, and always on guard.

A good hunting dog needs to be worked regularly so they don’t get lazy and keep them sharp; once they have it in there blood (Hunting) you can’t move fast enough for them.
Just say the word and they are already in the truck waiting on you.

Nothing wrong with a well trained hunting dog to help with dinner.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:44 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 25, 2017 handyman777 0

I used to love hunting bunny’s with beagles, you knew when they were on them just by the tone of there bark and they would bring them right back to you, that was a long time ago, I miss those days.

Now the dog is there for security and companionship, and always on guard.

A good hunting dog needs to be worked regularly so they don’t get lazy and keep them sharp; once they have it in there blood (Hunting) you can’t move fast enough for them.
Just say the word and they are already in the truck waiting on you.

Nothing wrong with a well trained hunting dog to help with dinner.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:44 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 25, 2017 handyman777 0

I used to love hunting bunny’s with beagles, you knew when they were on them just by the tone of there bark and they would bring them right back to you, that was a long time ago, I miss those days.

Now the dog is there for security and companionship, and always on guard.

A good hunting dog needs to be worked regularly so they don’t get lazy and keep them sharp; once they have it in there blood (Hunting) you can’t move fast enough for them.
Just say the word and they are already in the truck waiting on you.

Nothing wrong with a well trained hunting dog to help with dinner.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:44 am


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Guns • Re: AR Upgrades Question

July 24, 2017 handyman777 0

The one thing to consider would be extra mags, besides your spare parts.
If anyone recalls the cost of a 30RD mag a few years ago with the big scare that was placed on us, I remember the lines at the gun shop.
Big Gov. changes all the time, buy now while you can and its cheap.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:30 am


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Guns • Re: AR Upgrades Question

July 24, 2017 handyman777 0

The one thing to consider would be extra mags, besides your spare parts.
If anyone recalls the cost of a 30RD mag a few years ago with the big scare that was placed on us, I remember the lines at the gun shop.
Big Gov. changes all the time, buy now while you can and its cheap.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:30 am


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 24, 2017 handyman777 0

In my “very” younger days we lived between tawas and oscoda in a cabin/home built on a slab; very cold, pipes would freeze so the water was left on a trickle, etc. started with oil heat and a fire in a large fire place that rarely never went out.
Once propane was installed all the duct work was ran in the attic for forced air which helped. (just my 2 cents ).
I would not care to live on a slab foundation again. There is also the chance of crack’s which can lead to water seepage so think hard about your decision.

I would consider basement or cinder block crawl no less than 4 ft. with a concrete floor and drains and plenty of outlets and lights that can be turned on from a main entrance. If you do that you might as well spend the extra for a basement.

Also depends on the depth a basement is dug, be careful of water tables, you may need a sump pump that runs 24/7.
I’ve seen beautiful homes with their walls dripping with water because the contractor did not know what they were doing.

If its in your budget, I would go with a basement or raised basement and then back filled.

Like others have said; you have a location for all the extras that would be on the main floor.
Don’t forget to add that hidden/safe room :ninja:

Its a new build so build it to your liking.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:59 am


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 24, 2017 handyman777 0

In my “very” younger days we lived between tawas and oscoda in a cabin/home built on a slab; very cold, pipes would freeze so the water was left on a trickle, etc. started with oil heat and a fire in a large fire place that rarely never went out.
Once propane was installed all the duct work was ran in the attic for forced air which helped. (just my 2 cents ).
I would not care to live on a slab foundation again. There is also the chance of crack’s which can lead to water seepage so think hard about your decision.

I would consider basement or cinder block crawl no less than 4 ft. with a concrete floor and drains and plenty of outlets and lights that can be turned on from a main entrance. If you do that you might as well spend the extra for a basement.

Also depends on the depth a basement is dug, be careful of water tables, you may need a sump pump that runs 24/7.
I’ve seen beautiful homes with their walls dripping with water because the contractor did not know what they were doing.

If its in your budget, I would go with a basement or raised basement and then back filled.

Like others have said; you have a location for all the extras that would be on the main floor.
Don’t forget to add that hidden/safe room :ninja:

Its a new build so build it to your liking.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:59 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 21, 2017 handyman777 0

If I had that much, I would break it up and bury it in “A LOT” of different locations with a map and (memory) that I or a close family member could decipher (only), and take my chances. Even if it was found – it would not all be found together. Anyways gold and silver won’t do you any good at TEOTWAWKI event can’t eat it. So the little bit of PM’s I may have will be tagging along with me. Today’s gold price is 1237.00 per “OUNCE”

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:27 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 21, 2017 handyman777 0

If I had that much, I would break it up and bury it in “A LOT” of different locations with a map and (memory) that I or a close family member could decipher (only), and take my chances. Even if it was found – it would not all be found together. Anyways gold and silver won’t do you any good at TEOTWAWKI event can’t eat it. So the little bit of PM’s I may have will be tagging along with me. Today’s gold price is 1237.00 per “OUNCE”

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:27 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Randon thought – refugees

July 15, 2017 handyman777 0

A neighbor of mine was camping in the upper peninsula in MI near Munising; He said the refugees up there are really bad and rude (we can thank our government for that) what a way to ruin some beautiful land. I believe this has a lot to do with the air base that closed in Marquette Mi. which lead to a lot of vacancies.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:29 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Grooming

July 15, 2017 handyman777 0

This is something I’ve always thought about – especially in a SHTF event. If that happens I’ll probably let it go.
I cut my own hair and beard, I like to keep it short and simple.
Put the 1/4 inch adapter on the electric trimmer and all is good. Haven’t seen a barber in about 7 years why waste the money when I can do it myself.
Wife liked it when my hair was long, but she has learned to deal with this look. :eek:

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:13 am


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Michigan A.N.T.S. • Re: New Michigan A.N.T.S – Check In Here First

June 29, 2017 handyman777 0

I’m still around and taking notes on everything I can.
How’s the property and homestead going Blondie..Hope it’s going as planed.
I saw on the news that they had some flooding near Gladwin, MI. (that would suck) hope your all safe that a way.
Still looking myself for that homestead…N.E lower MI.—The old story “day late and a dollar short”.
I found a lot of places but, when I go to google maps the surrounding area looks questionable.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:40 am


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Michigan A.N.T.S. • Re: New Michigan A.N.T.S – Check In Here First

June 29, 2017 handyman777 0

I’m still around and taking notes on everything I can.
How’s the property and homestead going Blondie..Hope it’s going as planed.
I saw on the news that they had some flooding near Gladwin, MI. (that would suck) hope your all safe that a way.
Still looking myself for that homestead…N.E lower MI.—The old story “day late and a dollar short”.
I found a lot of places but, when I go to google maps the surrounding area looks questionable.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:40 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bacon Math

June 20, 2017 handyman777 0

25 pieces-fuel guy
3 pieces-returned to the three guys
2 pieces-handyman “who ripped off” the three guys and probably lost business for his boss.
Adds up to 30 pieces–sounds like the handyman should be banished (fired) or turned into dog food. Just a thought…..

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bacon Math

June 20, 2017 handyman777 0

25 pieces-fuel guy
3 pieces-returned to the three guys
2 pieces-handyman “who ripped off” the three guys and probably lost business for his boss.
Adds up to 30 pieces–sounds like the handyman should be banished (fired) or turned into dog food. Just a thought…..

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Shooting of Republicans

June 15, 2017 handyman777 0

He was a registered “Dumb-O-Crap” and a bernie follower…enough said !!!

Or part of the hildabeast “manchurian candidate” program.

Maybe they should not be allowed to have guns; just snowballs ( ya know-SNOWFLAKES).

Good thing for the capitol police, it could of been alot worse.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:23 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Shooting of Republicans

June 15, 2017 handyman777 0

He was a registered “Dumb-O-Crap” and a bernie follower…enough said !!!

Or part of the hildabeast “manchurian candidate” program.

Maybe they should not be allowed to have guns; just snowballs ( ya know-SNOWFLAKES).

Good thing for the capitol police, it could of been alot worse.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:23 am


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Guns • Re: Night Vision Distributors

June 5, 2017 handyman777 0

Try “OpticsPlanet”, they seem to have good quality stuff. It all depends on how much you plan to spend…they have the bottom of the barrel stuff (Gen.1)-300.00 plus; up to Good quality-High end for 4000.00-5000.00 and up, for (Gen.4). I’ve shopped around for good quality optics, and they have some of the best prices.
I’m always looking for a reputable place to buy some quality optics at a decent price.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:33 am


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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

May 26, 2017 handyman777 0

MIA that was not a very nice thing to say::::this post has been looked at over 2200 times: by alot of people and probably kids too. all I can say is WOW!!!

“God love ’em” no body else will

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri May 26, 2017 12:02 pm


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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

May 26, 2017 handyman777 0

MIA that was not a very nice thing to say::::this post has been looked at over 2200 times: by alot of people and probably kids too. all I can say is WOW!!!

“God love ’em” no body else will

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri May 26, 2017 12:02 pm


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Safety of house on Vacation

May 19, 2017 handyman777 0

You can always let your local law enforcement (police dept.) know your going on vacation.

I live “semi rural” if that is what you want you want to call it any more; but our local law enforcement will do a drive by and check on your home and look for anything suspicious for you, if your comfortable with that and trusting of them.

That is not a 24/7 guarantee but it may help.

You can always set lights on timers, set for different times so it looks like someone is home, 5, 10, 15 minutes in different rooms.

Leave a car in your drive.
Stop your mail and local paper.
Do this a couple of days in advance so you know its working.
Good Luck
Enjoy your Vaca….

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri May 19, 2017 6:39 am


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Safety of house on Vacation

May 19, 2017 handyman777 0

You can always let your local law enforcement (police dept.) know your going on vacation.

I live “semi rural” if that is what you want you want to call it any more; but our local law enforcement will do a drive by and check on your home and look for anything suspicious for you, if your comfortable with that and trusting of them.

That is not a 24/7 guarantee but it may help.

You can always set lights on timers, set for different times so it looks like someone is home, 5, 10, 15 minutes in different rooms.

Leave a car in your drive.
Stop your mail and local paper.
Do this a couple of days in advance so you know its working.
Good Luck
Enjoy your Vaca….

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri May 19, 2017 6:39 am


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Guns • Re: Looking for a part for a revolver ?

May 8, 2017 handyman777 0

If you don’t have any luck, you can always try a gun show in your area.

I’ve found some parts that were hard to find at them.

If you can get a blue print of the gun, you might be able to find that screws by other means (hardware ????) or make it yourself, just a thought.
Good Luck.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon May 08, 2017 11:39 am


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Guns • Re: Looking for a part for a revolver ?

May 8, 2017 handyman777 0

If you don’t have any luck, you can always try a gun show in your area.

I’ve found some parts that were hard to find at them.

If you can get a blue print of the gun, you might be able to find that screws by other means (hardware ????) or make it yourself, just a thought.
Good Luck.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon May 08, 2017 11:39 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 handyman777 0

Both guns are good choices,I would lean towards the Browning-for semi-auto. Have you looked at a Walther p-22, also a nice gun.
Like BK said, a 22 semi can give you problems and the only time this happens is when you need it the most. For a first or reliable 22, I would look at a revolver… S&W, airlite’s – in a 22 are nice but pricey.
Glad to see you back :thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:40 am


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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

March 13, 2017 handyman777 0

Just a thought:::on your drilling and tapping–I use crisco (cheap and goes a long way), not cutting oil or tapping fluid, not as messy works great and extends the life of the tap. Drilling – koolmist deluded w/water just enough so your parts don’t rust. As I’m sure you know—I start the tap in reverse in the hole so it finds center and then put it forward and tap the hole, also I counter sink or chamfer the hole (first before I tap) so the tap can find home and there is no burr when the tap comes out.
If I have many holes to do I use a cordless drill and a chamfering tool to do this-You can get these in high speed steel or carbide $$$ which works good on stainless.
Who ever is doing the welding, Nice Work, It looks real neat and professional.
just my 2 cents.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:55 am