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September 21, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Most NATO spec ammunition has a waterproofing agent on the primers. Break free CLP was applied to the case neck/shoulder area to remove crud and then set in the sun to dry. Every round went bang.

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September 20, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Ammunition stored in cardboard boxes has given me trouble, where the cardboard touched the brass cases it turned to a dark color but was still shootable. Pieces of cardboard had stuck to the brass so I cleaned each piece with Break Free. This was military surplus 7.62 mm in 20 rd brown cardboard boxes as well as some M-118 173 grain MATCH ammo in the white box. It had been packed in a metal ammo can then placed in a 55 gallon plastic Greek pepper shipping barrel and buried on its side in the side of a hill. This was a long storage period of 30 plus years. Its good if you can store your ammo in the house but what if you are forced to leave the house in a hurry from some unforeseen event? You can’t drag much ammo with you so its a good tactic to have some stashed on your property on an escape route as well as in your vehicle. Those plastic/vinyl battle packs will keep your ammo bright and shiny and pristine for decades. They were sold at local gun shows and were real inexpensive but have become rare. Cabello’s sells them in 308 and 223.

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September 20, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I buy A LOT of ammo…..But I SHOOT a lot of ammo. I don’t worry about it in the least…honestly.

Thousands of rounds, bulk storage of loose rounds in a plastic, unsealed bag, in a large cardboard box, in a humid garage and attic, temp swings from about 40 degrees to 105 degrees and stored(I think) the longest I have had for 7 years before its rotated out typically….And who knows how long before that it was manufactured and how it was stored……NO ISSUES.

Keep in mind I’m in SoCal so we don’t really freeze here….

Now, with that being said, did I mention I shoot A LOT?….lol. I don’t worry about it as I’m always buying new and rotating it out with somewhere about 5,000-10,000 rounds in rotation(whole bunch of different calibers) at any time for SHTF…..Ammo short of being cooked in a fire, frozen, or getting flooded is fine for years in almost any storage.

BUT , for LONG TERM storage without any rotation(Think Legacy inheritance here,decades to centuries) you ABSOLUTLY should control those conditions….. If that’s the case or you buy in bulk and are not sure you’re going to get a chance to shoot all those rounds within 5 or so years(Like 1000+ rounds of say 30.06) stick to controlled environments as best as possible….

Here’s a great “Break-it-down-for-you” storage article for legacy type storage….http://www.skilledsurvival.com/ammo-storage/

Now ammo isn’t cheap so if you’re worried about it, protect it……But me thinks short of just flat out hoarding or not really being a shooter and having some sort of rotation in the mix, with even just a general mindset of basic preservation you’ll be just fine. ;)

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September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
3ADScout wrote:
Personally I have always used military ammo cans, that is until Geo-caching jump the price from $5-$8 to $10-$15 If you can even find them. Did buy a few of the plastic Plano cans for shotgun shells. I also think a variable to consider is what was in the buckets if used. I would be concerned with any acidic residue from anything in a vinegar solution or residue from petroleum products.

You can find the ammo cans at Cabela’s and I’ve even seen them for sale at Harbor Freight. As for the bucket that I use to store brass I bought it brand new so it wouldn’t have any residue or anything in it.

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September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
3ADScout wrote:
Personally I have always used military ammo cans, that is until Geo-caching jump the price from $5-$8 to $10-$15 If you can even find them. Did buy a few of the plastic Plano cans for shotgun shells. I also think a variable to consider is what was in the buckets if used. I would be concerned with any acidic residue from anything in a vinegar solution or residue from petroleum products.

You can find the ammo cans at Cabela’s and I’ve even seen them for sale at Harbor Freight. As for the bucket that I use to store brass I bought it brand new so it wouldn’t have any residue or anything in it.

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September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
ReadyMom wrote:
I store my ammo in the pretty floral photo storage boxes you buy in the craft store! I figure no one is going to think that’s what I’ve got in there :ninja: .

A burglar might not think you’ve got ammo there but they might suspect jewelry or other valuables so there’s a good chance they will look and find your ammo. The best thing for me to do would be to get one of those very secure ammo storage vaults and lock my ammo in there in the green metal cans which I’ve already got and to have it preferably in a secret safe room. Unfortunately that is beyond my means right now.

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September 19, 2017 daaswampman 0

Ever wonder what happens to ammo in paper or plastic boxes, if subjected to a flood or home fire? Just like guns, ammo should be stored in a cool, dry, dark, and secure location!

You might also consider your liability if kids decide to play with it! I have seen injuries from taking it apart and wanting to hear it pop in the fireplace!

While most ammo is very sturdy, that is not always the case with rim-fire and shot-shells. Swamp

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September 19, 2017 daaswampman 0

Ever wonder what happens to ammo in paper or plastic boxes, if subjected to a flood or home fire? Just like guns, ammo should be stored in a cool, dry, dark, and secure location!

You might also consider your liability if kids decide to play with it! I have seen injuries from taking it apart and wanting to hear it pop in the fireplace!

While most ammo is very sturdy, that is not always the case with rim-fire and shot-shells. Swamp

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September 19, 2017 3ADScout 0

Personally I have always used military ammo cans, that is until Geo-caching jump the price from $5-$8 to $10-$15 If you can even find them. Did buy a few of the plastic Plano cans for shotgun shells. I also think a variable to consider is what was in the buckets if used. I would be concerned with any acidic residue from anything in a vinegar solution or residue from petroleum products.

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September 19, 2017 3ADScout 0
ReadyMom wrote:
I store my ammo in the pretty floral photo storage boxes you buy in the craft store! I figure no one is going to think that’s what I’ve got in there :ninja: .

That is funny!!

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September 19, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Do I need to buy ammo cans for proper ammo storage or can I use food buckets? There are cheap plastic plano ammo cans at WM for around $5, but I can get food grade buckets free. Right now I store ammo in the house where it is dry, but I want to expand where I store ammo. The temperature may not be as steady in my secondary spot, possibly causing condensation issues.

I know I couldn’t fill the buckets b/c they would be way too heavy, even with the smaller 2 gallon buckets, but at least they would be hidden from plain sight. I’m thinking it would make sense to put the silica packs in with the buckets?

I didn’t see a thread specifically addressing ammo storage so I thought this would be a good discussion to have. Let’s discuss……

I wouldn’t use the buckets or the plastic cans. I would use metal ammo cans. With the metal ammo boxes that they use in the Army you can store ammo and keep it in good condition for a long long time, possibly for a lifetime or longer. There is unused ammo from WWII that’s been stored in such ammo cans and today you can take it out and still shoot it. With the metal ammo boxes you can store ammo in just about any environment. Also, they’re convenient, they come with good carrying handles, and they’re easy to store, out of sight or otherwise. The only thing I use the plastic ammo boxes for is to temporarily hold ammo that I will be shooting and the only thing I use buckets for in terms of ammo is for storing used brass for reloading. This is just me but for long term storage I would use the metal ammo cans.

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September 19, 2017 handyman777 0

Like NJMike said: ammo sits on shelves in “cardboard Boxes”. and dose not go bad.

I have used 5 gal buckets w/gamma lids, painted the buckets and lids flat black (just to help hide them) this may have helped to seal the buckets, with silica bags in them.
They sat under a work bench on a shelf in the MICHIGAN garage with 4 season of hot to cold for over :::15 years::: . This spring I did an overhaul (cleaning) of the garage and decided to change out the buckets to ammo cans, a lot easier to move, and I believe much safer, If I had a fire the buckets would melt but the ammo cans should hold up a little longer.

After my long winded story, I tried some of the ammo out, before I sealed it in the ammo cans and it worked just fine.

:offtopic: I have some head stamped “1942” 8MM ammo that are in clothe bandolier’s and a wood ammo crate, and it works just fine.

If you do store ammo in a bucket like this, don’t store it on the cement or ground put some 2×4’s under them so they don’t leach moister in. “Remember your other topic” on basement moister.

I did leave all the ammo in the original cardboard box’s when stored.

This worked for me, I’m sure others will have thier own opinion.

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September 19, 2017 handyman777 0

Like NJMike said: ammo sits on shelves in “cardboard Boxes”. and dose not go bad.

I have used 5 gal buckets w/gamma lids, painted the buckets and lids flat black (just to help hide them) this may have helped to seal the buckets, with silica bags in them.
They sat under a work bench on a shelf in the MICHIGAN garage with 4 season of hot to cold for over :::15 years::: . This spring I did an overhaul (cleaning) of the garage and decided to change out the buckets to ammo cans, a lot easier to move, and I believe much safer, If I had a fire the buckets would melt but the ammo cans should hold up a little longer.

After my long winded story, I tried some of the ammo out, before I sealed it in the ammo cans and it worked just fine.

:offtopic: I have some head stamped “1942” 8MM ammo that are in clothe bandolier’s and a wood ammo crate, and it works just fine.

If you do store ammo in a bucket like this, don’t store it on the cement or ground put some 2×4’s under them so they don’t leach moister in. “Remember your other topic” on basement moister.

I did leave all the ammo in the original cardboard box’s when stored.

This worked for me, I’m sure others will have thier own opinion.

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September 19, 2017 NJMike 0

A lot of ammunition sits in small cardboard boxes on shelves for a long time before being sold. Just saying.

Beyond that, if you have a humid environment, your ideas sound good to me. I’m sure you’ll get plenty of other input on this topic. I’d say you can also use a Food Saver to bag small boxes to prevent potential for humidity issues. This is a homemade version of the battle packs (don’t know if that’s the technical term) of 7.62 I’ve seen at shows.

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September 19, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Do I need to buy ammo cans for proper ammo storage or can I use food buckets? There are cheap plastic plano ammo cans at WM for around $5, but I can get food grade buckets free. Right now I store ammo in the house where it is dry, but I want to expand where I store ammo. The temperature may not be as steady in my secondary spot, possibly causing condensation issues.

I know I couldn’t fill the buckets b/c they would be way too heavy, even with the smaller 2 gallon buckets, but at least they would be hidden from plain sight. I’m thinking it would make sense to put the silica packs in with the buckets?

I didn’t see a thread specifically addressing ammo storage so I thought this would be a good discussion to have. Let’s discuss……

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Guns • Re: Recommend a good conceal pistol for a female

September 17, 2017 Legion489 0

Go to as many gunshows, gun shops, pistol shoots (IPSC, cowboy, IDPA, target, whatever you can find in easy driving distance) and go watch. Soon all the guys will come around and ask about you. Tell them you are interested in small carry pistols and dollars to donuts someone will have what you are look at/for and will let you shoot it. Don’t worry, where everyone is armed it is very polite!

It doesn’t matter what anyone else carries, or what someone else likes, what feels good to YOU! What can YOU carry easily? What do you like?

As always, knowledge is your friend. Go to the local library and get books on guns for women, concealment for women, concealable handguns, etc. The library doesn’t have any? Get them through the interlibrary loan system and real them all! Then request the library buy the better ones!

LOTS of sites on the net that are set up for women shooters, for women by women. Read them and see what they have to say.

Last but not least, look at some concealed carry clothes! Clothes designed for concealed carry and not the “Shoot me first” vest.

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September 13, 2017 MrDanB 0

My wife likes her Kahr cw9. It’s a good fit for small hands. Being able to grip your pistol correctly is crucial! Going to a local pawn shop or gun shop and just gripping them in your hands you will know pretty quick which ones feel “right”. I like all of my guns, but I enjoy shooting a 1970s S&W 9mm double stacker I bought on a whim for $350. It fits my hands perfectly and has less recoil due to its heavy weight. I am very accurate with it. Good luck in your search!! Dan

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September 13, 2017 MrDanB 0

My wife likes her Kahr cw9. It’s a good fit for small hands. Being able to grip your pistol correctly is crucial! Going to a local pawn shop or gun shop and just gripping them in your hands you will know pretty quick which ones feel “right”. I like all of my guns, but I enjoy shooting a 1970s S&W 9mm double stacker I bought on a whim for $350. It fits my hands perfectly and has less recoil due to its heavy weight. I am very accurate with it. Good luck in your search!! Dan

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September 12, 2017 koeelvry 0

Take a look at the Taurus model 709 Slim. I bought one for under $200.00 and it shoots great. It’s lightweight and about the same size as my J frame Smith but much thinner. The slide isn’t anywhere near as stiff to manipulate as the little 380s and it’s not much bigger.

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September 9, 2017 BK in KC 0

I’d recommend a single-stack 9mm. There are several good ones on the market, pick one that fit’s your hand and feels comfortable. A few recommended models:

    Ruger LC9S
    Glock 43
    Kahr CM9
    Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield

You can’t go wrong with any of those.

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September 9, 2017 BK in KC 0

I’d recommend a single-stack 9mm. There are several good ones on the market, pick one that fit’s your hand and feels comfortable. A few recommended models:

    Ruger LC9S
    Glock 43
    Kahr CM9
    Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield

You can’t go wrong with any of those.

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September 9, 2017 Hiker72 0

My girlfriend went with the Ruger LCR, then got a Glock 43. She likes the Glock, but is also thinking about getting the Ruger LCP 2.

My ex went with the S&W air weight as well, and she regularly shoots the S&W M&P Shield and MP9 Compact that our sons have.

Both my ex and girlfriend have weak wrists/hand grip and said they had trouble working a semi-automatic pistol. It’s been my experience that this is generally a training issue, and both have received the needed training to remedy that.

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September 9, 2017 Hiker72 0

My girlfriend went with the Ruger LCR, then got a Glock 43. She likes the Glock, but is also thinking about getting the Ruger LCP 2.

My ex went with the S&W air weight as well, and she regularly shoots the S&W M&P Shield and MP9 Compact that our sons have.

Both my ex and girlfriend have weak wrists/hand grip and said they had trouble working a semi-automatic pistol. It’s been my experience that this is generally a training issue, and both have received the needed training to remedy that.

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September 8, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Thanks so much for the replies! They were very helpful.

As far as trying before you buy…..I knew I’d get that response. I get it, really I do. But that is just not an option where I’m at. If that was an option, I probably wouldn’t have bought my Air weight. It still has a place in my life. It’s just not what I was hoping for. So, it’s not a complete waste. No matter what I get, I’ll put it to use. But, this time I really want a conceal pistol.

So where are you at? What state? Most of the states that aren’t super liberal will have shooting ranges where you can try out all different sorts of guns. If there aren’t any such ranges around where you live you could travel. I would like to help as best as I can.

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September 8, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Thanks so much for the replies! They were very helpful.

As far as trying before you buy…..I knew I’d get that response. I get it, really I do. But that is just not an option where I’m at. If that was an option, I probably wouldn’t have bought my Air weight. It still has a place in my life. It’s just not what I was hoping for. So, it’s not a complete waste. No matter what I get, I’ll put it to use. But, this time I really want a conceal pistol.

So where are you at? What state? Most of the states that aren’t super liberal will have shooting ranges where you can try out all different sorts of guns. If there aren’t any such ranges around where you live you could travel. I would like to help as best as I can.

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September 8, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Thanks so much for the replies! They were very helpful.

As far as trying before you buy…..I knew I’d get that response. I get it, really I do. But that is just not an option where I’m at. If that was an option, I probably wouldn’t have bought my Air weight. It still has a place in my life. It’s just not what I was hoping for. So, it’s not a complete waste. No matter what I get, I’ll put it to use. But, this time I really want a conceal pistol.

So where are you at? What state? Most of the states that aren’t super liberal will have shooting ranges where you can try out all different sorts of guns. If there aren’t any such ranges around where you live you could travel. I would like to help as best as I can.

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September 8, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Thanks so much for the replies! They were very helpful.

As far as trying before you buy…..I knew I’d get that response. I get it, really I do. But that is just not an option where I’m at. If that was an option, I probably wouldn’t have bought my Air weight. It still has a place in my life. It’s just not what I was hoping for. So, it’s not a complete waste. No matter what I get, I’ll put it to use. But, this time I really want a conceal pistol.

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September 8, 2017 Photon Guy 0

You should check out a gun shop that has lots of handguns that you can take a look at. Even better would be if the gun shop has a shooting range and if they rent out guns that you can try. In PA they’ve got The Heritage Guild where you can do that. I don’t know if you’re in or near PA but if there’s a Cabela’s not far from you they’ve got good selections. Bass Pro can have good selections too although you will usually find more guns at a Cabela’s as Bass Pro is more oriented towards fishing. Like I said, its a good idea if you can, to find a shooting range where they rent out guns that you can try. You say you prefer a semi auto over a revolver, so if you can find a shooting range that has a wide selection of semi autos to choose from that’s what I would recommend. If you’re in or near PA, aside from Heritage Guild, I can give you good links to other good ranges and shops.

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September 8, 2017 arkieready 0

I have both lcp and lc9. Lcp fits poorly in women’s pants pockets(can hardly conceal a quarter in women’s pants pockets), but does go in. It get lost in my men’s shorts pockets ( men get cavernous pockets). I can conceal it in the flash bang bra holster. Not flat chested or boy built.
My 9 I can carry in a jacket pocket, or iwb if I’m wearing a sweater. I’m kinda pudgy and have a very short waist.
The slide thing. Are you pulling or pushing? Out in front or using your chest to support your forearms? I have very bad wrists and often numb-ish thumbs and fingers and I can do it. I don’t pinch it with my fingers and thumb, I more use a monkey grip (?)
It would be nice if you knew someone with those guns near you to let you try. Gun club? CCW instructor? Gun shop owner? I would if you were near me.
I exercised my own judgement, contrary to DH’s recommendations (lol) and not sorry. He’d have me carry a glock or a revolver in weird sizes. When I holstered his weapon on me the way he carries, I looked like a, um, “gifted” man. To much firearm for my britches.
My musings.

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September 8, 2017 arkieready 0

I have both lcp and lc9. Lcp fits poorly in women’s pants pockets(can hardly conceal a quarter in women’s pants pockets), but does go in. It get lost in my men’s shorts pockets ( men get cavernous pockets). I can conceal it in the flash bang bra holster. Not flat chested or boy built.
My 9 I can carry in a jacket pocket, or iwb if I’m wearing a sweater. I’m kinda pudgy and have a very short waist.
The slide thing. Are you pulling or pushing? Out in front or using your chest to support your forearms? I have very bad wrists and often numb-ish thumbs and fingers and I can do it. I don’t pinch it with my fingers and thumb, I more use a monkey grip (?)
It would be nice if you knew someone with those guns near you to let you try. Gun club? CCW instructor? Gun shop owner? I would if you were near me.
I exercised my own judgement, contrary to DH’s recommendations (lol) and not sorry. He’d have me carry a glock or a revolver in weird sizes. When I holstered his weapon on me the way he carries, I looked like a, um, “gifted” man. To much firearm for my britches.
My musings.

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September 8, 2017 arkieready 0

I have both lcp and lc9. Lcp fits poorly in women’s pants pockets(can hardly conceal a quarter in women’s pants pockets), but does go in. It get lost in my men’s shorts pockets ( men get cavernous pockets). I can conceal it in the flash bang bra holster. Not flat chested or boy built.
My 9 I can carry in a jacket pocket, or iwb if I’m wearing a sweater. I’m kinda pudgy and have a very short waist.
The slide thing. Are you pulling or pushing? Out in front or using your chest to support your forearms? I have very bad wrists and often numb-ish thumbs and fingers and I can do it. I don’t pinch it with my fingers and thumb, I more use a monkey grip (?)
It would be nice if you knew someone with those guns near you to let you try. Gun club? CCW instructor? Gun shop owner? I would if you were near me.
I exercised my own judgement, contrary to DH’s recommendations (lol) and not sorry. He’d have me carry a glock or a revolver in weird sizes. When I holstered his weapon on me the way he carries, I looked like a, um, “gifted” man. To much firearm for my britches.
My musings.

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September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

As a woman with small hands, I have some experience in this area. I have a couple of 9mm pistols. One is a Kahr CW9; the other is a Kimber Solo Carry 9. They are both nice and compact, and conceal well. The Kimber is a bit pricier, than the Kahr, but both are VERY nice. The Kahr is probably just a bit slimmer than the Kimber.

For working the slide, instead of trying to pull it back (which is what MOST people would do) instead try HOLDING the slide, and PUSHING the rest of the gun FORWARD. I think you’ll find that method works better for you.

I personally can’t stand the Glocks. As small as my hands are, they are like holding a brick…I can’t get a good grip on them, as my hand won’t “wrap” around it. The Kahr and Kimber, however, are slim enough that getting a good grip is NO problem whatsoever.

Hope this helps.

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September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

As a woman with small hands, I have some experience in this area. I have a couple of 9mm pistols. One is a Kahr CW9; the other is a Kimber Solo Carry 9. They are both nice and compact, and conceal well. The Kimber is a bit pricier, than the Kahr, but both are VERY nice. The Kahr is probably just a bit slimmer than the Kimber.

For working the slide, instead of trying to pull it back (which is what MOST people would do) instead try HOLDING the slide, and PUSHING the rest of the gun FORWARD. I think you’ll find that method works better for you.

I personally can’t stand the Glocks. As small as my hands are, they are like holding a brick…I can’t get a good grip on them, as my hand won’t “wrap” around it. The Kahr and Kimber, however, are slim enough that getting a good grip is NO problem whatsoever.

Hope this helps.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:23 pm