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Guns • Re: Accuracy challenge

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

One issue with shooting steel targets at pistol or rimfire rifle distances is bullet fragmentation. There is no safe place to avoid fragments. And, trust me, catching a 9mm bullet’s copper jacket in the belly ain’t no picnic. It makes for interesting looks from the TSA thugs.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:13 pm


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Guns • Re: Accuracy challenge

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

One issue with shooting steel targets at pistol or rimfire rifle distances is bullet fragmentation. There is no safe place to avoid fragments. And, trust me, catching a 9mm bullet’s copper jacket in the belly ain’t no picnic. It makes for interesting looks from the TSA thugs.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:13 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

It gets much worse folks.
One thing I have rarely seen addressed is the effect of an EMP on our nuclear powered electrical power systems. As I understand their redundancies the reactors have diesel generators to power the pumps for the coolant of the reactors and the spent fuel rods. At the rate large diesel engines burn fuel I would be surprised if they could store more than a couple months worth of fuel on-site, at which point the pumps stop, the coolant boils off, and we have a much bigger problem than lack of electricity in our homes. We would essentially have dozens of nuclear reactors melting down simultaneously, resulting in worldwide contamination many orders of magnitude greater than Fukushima or Chernobyl. Does anyone have real intel on this? I’m seeing EMP as a bad event that will devolve into a global killer after a few months.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

It gets much worse folks.
One thing I have rarely seen addressed is the effect of an EMP on our nuclear powered electrical power systems. As I understand their redundancies the reactors have diesel generators to power the pumps for the coolant of the reactors and the spent fuel rods. At the rate large diesel engines burn fuel I would be surprised if they could store more than a couple months worth of fuel on-site, at which point the pumps stop, the coolant boils off, and we have a much bigger problem than lack of electricity in our homes. We would essentially have dozens of nuclear reactors melting down simultaneously, resulting in worldwide contamination many orders of magnitude greater than Fukushima or Chernobyl. Does anyone have real intel on this? I’m seeing EMP as a bad event that will devolve into a global killer after a few months.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 pm


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Barter and Sale section • Ghost Gunner CNC mill

February 15, 2017 straightshooter 0

Just a head’s up if anyone is into 80% paperweights.
Last summer I ordered a Ghost Gunner CNC mill and a handful of 80% lowers from Defense Distributed. Naturally my payment went right through. And so I waited. And I waited.
Finally in November I sent an email asking WTF? I received a prompt response telling me that the paperweights would ship shortly, imagine that!, and the mill would be out at the end of 4Q. Ok.
In Dec the lowers arrived, but no word on the status of the mill until I sent a snippy email at the end of January telling them to ship it or refund my money – this was a project I wanted wrapped up before Election Day FTLOJ! Finally they sent me a shipping confirmation link! And a promo email for the next version, or to upgrade an older model for a fee.
The machine arrived the next week well-packaged, but it’s too cold in my shop this time of year to do any work with it. Arrgh.

My point is that this company is obviously overextended and can’t manufacture fast enough to meet demand. If you have money to loan them to build previously ordered machines for other people, go ahead.
I guess I just have unrealistic expectations of companies actually having the product they offer for sale.
BTW, another company to watch out for – for certain products such as canned cheese and butter – is CampingSurvival.com, aka JRH Enterprises. I understand by being surprised by response to a sale, but every time?
And that’s why Amazon gets so much of my business, even items shipping from China arrive within a month!
*rant over*

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:11 am


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Barter and Sale section • Ghost Gunner CNC mill

February 15, 2017 straightshooter 0

Just a head’s up if anyone is into 80% paperweights.
Last summer I ordered a Ghost Gunner CNC mill and a handful of 80% lowers from Defense Distributed. Naturally my payment went right through. And so I waited. And I waited.
Finally in November I sent an email asking WTF? I received a prompt response telling me that the paperweights would ship shortly, imagine that!, and the mill would be out at the end of 4Q. Ok.
In Dec the lowers arrived, but no word on the status of the mill until I sent a snippy email at the end of January telling them to ship it or refund my money – this was a project I wanted wrapped up before Election Day FTLOJ! Finally they sent me a shipping confirmation link! And a promo email for the next version, or to upgrade an older model for a fee.
The machine arrived the next week well-packaged, but it’s too cold in my shop this time of year to do any work with it. Arrgh.

My point is that this company is obviously overextended and can’t manufacture fast enough to meet demand. If you have money to loan them to build previously ordered machines for other people, go ahead.
I guess I just have unrealistic expectations of companies actually having the product they offer for sale.
BTW, another company to watch out for – for certain products such as canned cheese and butter – is CampingSurvival.com, aka JRH Enterprises. I understand by being surprised by response to a sale, but every time?
And that’s why Amazon gets so much of my business, even items shipping from China arrive within a month!
*rant over*

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:11 am