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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Is Austin gun friendly?

August 13, 2017 terrapin 0

Texas, like most states, is divided. We have rurals, and we have urbans.
For the most part, rurals are conservative. Urbans are liberal.

The urban areas; Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Galveston, Austin,…
resemble any large metro area in other states.
These areas do not represent Texas as a whole.
But, they do have a lot of clout politically.

As far as Austin; I would like to ship Austin to California.
It would fit right in there.

terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:21 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 6, 2017 terrapin 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:

rickdun wrote:

MADE IN AMERICA wrote:

Ok so Ill give you a little gold star on your forehead for being the rudest sob yet to remark. I hope youre caught holding a 22 when a band of drugged crazies are bashing your door down. As in, be my guest Mr Rimfire!

I may not be the smartest cookie in the jar, but remarks like that will get you nowhere fast on this forum.

After reading BKs wisecrack to me I couldnt care less. What is this forum anyway? A place one may make suggestions or is it limited to a handful of old timers who are given preference due to seniority? My thoughts are clear and precise. And followed up by the original poster commenting how she has a Mini 14 and a 12 ga shotgun. That alone tells me enough to know she is perfectly capable of handling a 38 Spl in a situation where her life is on the line. That fact being clearly established Im quite sure my opinion would be backed up 100% by professionals worldwide. When given the opportunity between a 22 and a 38 caliber handgun for self defense the 38 wins hands down. Anyone wishing to further this discission against that philosophy please do so. After all the only ignorant fool dissenting from the 38 over 22 fact will be you, yourself. Have at it cowboys. My advice remains solid!
And sure a 22 beats a frying pan in a gunfight. Most of the time. AND I know many of you trust your 22. Good you can keep it! Mine are for squirrels and stray dogs and cats!

You’re beating a dead horse.
The purpose of the thread was to get advice on which .22 she should get.
She got the advice, and chose a gun.
This thread has no further purpose.
Will someone please kill it?

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sat May 06, 2017 12:19 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 6, 2017 terrapin 0
rickdun wrote:

MADE IN AMERICA wrote:

Ok so Ill give you a little gold star on your forehead for being the rudest sob yet to remark. I hope youre caught holding a 22 when a band of drugged crazies are bashing your door down. As in, be my guest Mr Rimfire!

I may not be the smartest cookie in the jar, but remarks like that will get you nowhere fast on this forum.

:thumbsup:
Bee, maybe you didn’t miss the whole storm…
there may be more to come.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sat May 06, 2017 10:48 am


Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 4, 2017 terrapin 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:
Ridiculous analogy. So if you hear a bump in the night which one are you gonna grab? Save me the trusty 22 theory. Any small arms expert knows the logical. Two digit reply only. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And yes a 22 beats a baseball bat any day!

I’m gonna grab which ever one is the closest. That would be the .22.
I have my weapons strategically located, and when I’m sleeping, the .22 is nearest.
Did you look up analogy yet?

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu May 04, 2017 4:54 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 4, 2017 terrapin 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:
Anything less than 38 caliber is not a defensive handgun round in my opinion. That being said and so very justifiably. Smith, Colt and Ruger all have much to choose from. 38 Spl leaves something to be desired but its adequate for most cases. Dont settle for less.

I disagree.
I have a .38spl.
I also have a .22lr.

Either one will serve.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu May 04, 2017 2:29 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 22, 2017 terrapin 0
AuntBee wrote:

BK in KC wrote:Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?

I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D

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You made a good choice, Bee.
That’s a fine gun. It’s very reliable when used with quality ammo.
Don’t buy the cheap stuff.
Grats on a wise selection.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:29 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 22, 2017 terrapin 0
AuntBee wrote:

BK in KC wrote:Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?

I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D

:thumbup:
You made a good choice, Bee.
That’s a fine gun. It’s very reliable when used with quality ammo.
Don’t buy the cheap stuff.
Grats on a wise selection.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:29 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 7, 2017 terrapin 0
JohnSmith wrote:

sorry to tell you …. but you aren’t a prepper …. if you don’t intend to survive by all means possible …. you’ll most likely not survive …. putting aside the necessary supplies for you and yours is #1 …. violating that cardinal rule is tantamount to tossing in your cards and committing suicide ….

Surviving by Any Means Necessary also means cannibalism, and taking from your children, spouse and those you love to live. This was done in Russia in WWII. Probably a lot of other places too. Because I would have a moral obligation against going this far, does that mean a person is not a Prepper? I thought a prepper was simply someone who prepares, has a plan.

John,
You push extrapolation to the limit. :rolleyes:

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:17 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 terrapin 0
IceFire wrote:

oldasrocks wrote:About 50,000 lazy people will watch this video and all show up at the same time while the rest of us prepared people sit at home on our pile of goodies.

Yep. Once TSHTF, we’ll lock the gate and “hunker down”. The closest “store” to me is the feed store. Closest gas station/convenience store is 5 miles away, while the closest “other” (grocery, hardware, etc.) stores are 15 miles away “in town”.

I’m with Ice, rocks and Ric on this one.
The closest store of any kind (including gas stations and convenience stores) is 20 miles from me.
I’ll just hunker down. Will hardly know the difference,
since I only go for supplies once or twice a month anyway.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:11 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 terrapin 0
IceFire wrote:

oldasrocks wrote:About 50,000 lazy people will watch this video and all show up at the same time while the rest of us prepared people sit at home on our pile of goodies.

Yep. Once TSHTF, we’ll lock the gate and “hunker down”. The closest “store” to me is the feed store. Closest gas station/convenience store is 5 miles away, while the closest “other” (grocery, hardware, etc.) stores are 15 miles away “in town”.

I’m with Ice, rocks and Ric on this one.
The closest store of any kind (including gas stations and convenience stores) is 20 miles from me.
I’ll just hunker down. Will hardly know the difference,
since I only go for supplies once or twice a month anyway.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:11 pm


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Food & Water • Re: 7 years old Pressure Canned Stew

March 30, 2017 terrapin 0

Properly canned food will be good almost indefinitely.
Many years.

If your venison tastes gamey, most likely, it wasn’t properly processed.

I have killed and processed many deer—-dozens and dozens.
I have never found any of my venison to be gamey.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:52 pm


Food & Water • Re: 7 years old Pressure Canned Stew

March 30, 2017 terrapin 0

Properly canned food will be good almost indefinitely.
Many years.

If your venison tastes gamey, most likely, it wasn’t properly processed.

I have killed and processed many deer—-dozens and dozens.
I have never found any of my venison to be gamey.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:52 pm


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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

March 3, 2017 terrapin 0
Norman11 wrote:
Pick some thing for a target as practice for an unloaded pistol. With out the pistol look at the target and point you index finger. Then try to hold it and see where your finger is pointed.
That is instinctive aim.

Norman, You got it!
That’s what I’ve been saying.

If you have the time and other factors are favorable,
use your sights, use your scopes, use anything that will give you an edge.

But, when you need to be able to make a quick shot, without the advantage of scopes and dots…
then it’s time for reflexive, muscle memory, instinctive, from-the-gut shooting.

Practice with your sights and dots. All practice is good.

Save a little time and ammo for what I call “natural shooting”.
Nine times out of ten, that’s what you will need for self-defense.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:34 pm


BOL’s and Retreats • Re: Creepy Stories And Weird Things found in the woods?

March 3, 2017 terrapin 0
headhunter wrote:
Last summer we were riding our ATVs and right along the trail there was the top half of a bear’s skull. There were no other bones around it nor was there any hair. The skull was fresh, the meat was still red, and the amount of meat left on it -well you’d have to scrape really hard with a sharp knife to fill a spoon. All of the top teeth were still in the skull, and the incisors were good sized. There aren’t too many things that would view a grown bear as food, and a human hunter would have claimed the skull as atrophy. I guess that leaves the big government dogs, the grey ones.

What about the bigfoot?
Bigfoots might like a bear snack.
Y’know?

We don’t have bears around here,
but, we do have wolves and cougars,
and bigfoots.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:35 pm


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Guns • Re: The 9 vs 40 debate

March 1, 2017 terrapin 0

Okay. Here’s the thing;
We can talk caliber all day long.
What it comes down to, is…
where are you gonna put that piece of lead?

A .40 cal is totally worthless if it don’t go where you need it.

A .22 can get the job done if it is well placed.

So, let’s talk about the things that really count.
Like making yer own wine . Or growing some veggies, or cows or goats, or,
who knows what…
This ” 9mm vs .40 cal ” debate is really silly.
C’mon…

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:04 pm


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Food & Water • Re: how to keep bread fresh?

February 27, 2017 terrapin 0
anita wrote:
The large manufacturers are meeting the demands of the consumers. People want bread that they can have sit on their counters for a week without getting moldy or stale.

Anybody can go out and buy flour off the shelves (preferably bread flour) and make a decent loaf of crusty bread. It might take a little experimenting, steam in the oven, etc., but it can be done. I agree that wheat has changed over the years to accommodate harvesting machines, etc., but that’s not why the bread is soft. It’s not the flour.

I don’t eat wheat bread (I have celiac), I rarely buy it for my family, (probably bought two loaves in the last year), but if people didn’t want soft, shelf-stable bread, if they wanted “real” bread with a great crust and grain, they would go to a local bakery and buy it or make it themselves. People want a sandwich on fluffy, soft bread that doesn’t get dried out quickly. They want the low price and the convenience. That’s the reality. Don’t pin the blame on anyone but the consumer. Food producers make what sells.

Anita, I agree with you.
The consumer determines what the product will be.
Consumer wants soft fluffy bread;
producer makes soft fluffy bread.

They make what sells.

I make my own bread. But, sometimes, I get lazy
and buy some wheat bread.
White bread? No way!
It’s like buying that fake milk.
They done went and pasteurized and homogenized all the good out of it.
After they skimmed off all the cream!
Aaaahhh!!!

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:55 pm


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Food & Water • Re: how to keep bread fresh?

February 27, 2017 terrapin 0
daaswampman wrote:
Wheat may not be GMO, but it has been greatly altered with selective breeding and bears little resemblance to the grains our grandparents had. Selective breeding can be as destructive as genetic modifications. Modern farming practices add to the problem.

Find some real heritage wheat and make some breads with it. The result will be nothing like the fluffy garbage we call bread today. Swamp

The “fluffy garbage” is not the result of selective breeding or genetic modifications.
It’s garbage. But, it’s not the wheat—it’s the process.
It’s the big bread-making companies who are screwing it up.
You can take any common flour, and make good bread.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:06 pm


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Food & Water • Re: how to keep bread fresh?

February 27, 2017 terrapin 0
daaswampman wrote:
Wheat may not be GMO, but it has been greatly altered with selective breeding and bears little resemblance to the grains our grandparents had. Selective breeding can be as destructive as genetic modifications. Modern farming practices add to the problem.

Find some real heritage wheat and make some breads with it. The result will be nothing like the fluffy garbage we call bread today. Swamp

The “fluffy garbage” is not the result of selective breeding or genetic modifications.
It’s garbage. But, it’s not the wheat—it’s the process.
It’s the big bread-making companies who are screwing it up.
You can take any common flour, and make good bread.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:06 pm


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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 25, 2017 terrapin 0
BK in KC wrote:
Seems I’ve been misunderstood. My remark was not intended as a dig at anyone here, it was just some off the cuff silliness on my part. No offense intended.

No offense taken.
I thought it was funny.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:00 pm


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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 24, 2017 terrapin 0

BK, I see what you’re doing. ;)
Being a little sarcastic. That’s okay. I like humor of all types. :thumbup:

I knew when I posted, I was gonna catch some crap.

I actually agree on “the force” thing.
Just not with eyes closed. :rolleyes:

It all comes down to how you practice; with sights, or without.
I learned to shoot using sights. I believe that sights are good.
I use sights when time and other factors allow.
After I became proficient with sights, I began to work on off-hand shooting.
Now, I have options.
Most folks claim that their pistol is for self-defense.
We all know that most of the time, in self-defense cases, the offending party will be within a few yards.
In these cases, a fast response can make a big difference.
When the target is farther away, by all means, use your sights. I will.

Bk, we have both been here on APN for years. I respect your opinions.
We don’t always agree. That’s alright. We can still get along.
Have a good day, my friend.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:08 pm


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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 23, 2017 terrapin 0

I realize that some folk feel they need a dot.
What they need, is to be more familiar with their weapon.

Time after time, it comes back to practice.
Shoot your pistol until you don’t need the sights.

terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:15 pm


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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 terrapin 0

Do you have a garden?
Till up a corner and plant 1 pound of wheat seed.
On a decent year, you will be able to harvest 100 lbs.
On a “good” year, double that.
On a “really good” year, triple.
Try it.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:55 pm


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Saying no to unprepared families

February 9, 2017 terrapin 0
apache235 wrote:
Please feel free to do what you feel is best, I am in no way trying to tell you to do something different, just expressing my opinion which you disagree with – that doesn’t make either of us right or wrong as none of us has a clue what will happen in this country since it hasn’t happened yet. As far as I’m concerned, this tinkling contest is done.

:thumbup:

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:36 pm


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Saying no to unprepared families

February 8, 2017 terrapin 0

Illini…

and when raiders start attacking isolated farm places that’ll make you safe how? …. or will you be another Jeremiah Johnson fighting off the Indians one by one …

Yep…
maybe two by two…
maybe six by six…

don’t underestimate…

terp

Reb
“Worms gotta eat”, Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales :gunshooting

:thumbsup:

As do buzzards…
terp

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 terrapin 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
OOOOOOOoooooooooo Ooo Oooo!!!! ….. :gunsmile: I DO get to be Patrick Swayze!!! :gunsmile: …. Someone here told me I needed Karma above 10 to even be considered…. :D

In this scenario there no choice but to go full Swayze for me…

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Seriously though, that’s what would most likely happen to me…..Prepped, behind enemy lines, blockaded from crossing to rural areas….I would have to fight the front lines here in Urbania, Comiefornia….Most likely die eventually.

Big Bear is only an hour away….Hmmmmm.
Alternate BOL, not too cold thru winter, wife and kid would have to learn to flip the switch QUICK…. It would be rough to say the least.
And these snowflakes around me ask why I take courses so often…lol..Pffffttt…..”For the fun of it” I tell them.(Even if its true….)

To be fair I do see Libs at the range….They’re easy to spot really…They just suck SO bad!!!…lol….

I’m a goner boys.. Too out numbered here… Don’t forget me and take heart there’s a few of us here fighting the good fight behind enemy lines…No one wins in war but I’m sure as hell going to take a poo poo load of them with me.

Pack yer stuff, and haul it to Texas.
I got a place for ya.

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Camping • Re: Working on my backpacking load

February 4, 2017 terrapin 0

Ray,
A lot of Philmont is pretty flat. But, that’s probably not the area you will see much of.
Much of it is mountains. You need to consider the elevation. The air is thin.
If you are not in really good shape, the altitude can kick your butt.
In preparation, I recommend strenuous hikes, with a full pack.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:31 am


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Economic Disasters • Re: A man of wisdom and truth

February 3, 2017 terrapin 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
if you can survive long enough in a serious SHTF the precious metal values will come back – that’s why bartering early on shouldn’t be totally out of your mind set … the guy that has a Rolex – but no way to defend himself and keep the watch – will be up to bartering for a half box of shotgun shells worth less than $3 these days …

Illini, surely you can come up with a better analogy.
Rolex…really?
I’m gonna hafta go with Sage on this one.
I much rather have some land and a few head of livestock,
than a handful of gold coins.
As far as being able to defend myself and my property;
don’t fret…I got it covered.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:05 pm


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Economic Disasters • Re: A man of wisdom and truth

February 3, 2017 terrapin 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
if you can survive long enough in a serious SHTF the precious metal values will come back – that’s why bartering early on shouldn’t be totally out of your mind set … the guy that has a Rolex – but no way to defend himself and keep the watch – will be up to bartering for a half box of shotgun shells worth less than $3 these days …

Illini, surely you can come up with a better analogy.
Rolex…really?
I’m gonna hafta go with Sage on this one.
I much rather have some land and a few head of livestock,
than a handful of gold coins.
As far as being able to defend myself and my property;
don’t fret…I got it covered.
terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:05 pm