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January 25, 2017 Myakka 0

This is sort of off topic but I think relates.

I learned to shoot at night from an old cowboy. We were camping in a large group on the family’s ranch. The gang had been target practicing all day and the young men were talking sh!t the whole time. When it got dark they quit shooting. “Cowboy” (that was his name I swear….) asked them if they were ready for a challenge. He went out and hung a paper plate. We could barely make it out. Then he went back to where we were standing in the complete darkness. He pulled his six gun and shot the center out of the plate.

We were pretty impressed. We tried and of course guys were laughing and complaining about not being able to use their sites.

Then he told us to point at the plate with our finger. “If you can point at it, you can shoot it.” he said. So I spent the rest of the night learning how to point a pistol without sites.

I think practicing this is every bit as valid and important as practicing formal “target shooting” techniques. I still think you need to work on your stances, and framing, but most bad stuff happens in the dark anyway, so you should practice for it.

In fact, continuing that last thought…… seems like the only time my friends want to put rounds down range is on bright sunny low wind days….

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Hmmm…WHAT?!?..No front sight?

January 25, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Like you, I have never been able to re-train myself for new procedures to use a new optic/sight system. I learned one way and its etched into my sub conscious brain matter for ever. This sight may be a good thing for new people who are just learning to shoot, its a good idea and looks well made but overcoming old habits, at least for me, ain’t gonna cut it. This sight principal is similar in concept to combat shooting but in reverse, eliminating the sight alignment/sight picture target shooting concept and just using the front sight, looking down the slide and placing the front sight on the target. Its fast, its accurate and in a manure hits the fan type of situation there is no time for proper sight alignment.

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Hmmm…WHAT?!?..No front sight?

January 25, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Looking for input and hands on opinions here…

I’ve never looked forward to milling my slide for an optic and dealing with special holsters. While I can see the benefits of a raised optic for one hand racking it’s just not been something I’ve been willing to do thus far…

Enter the metrolight FT Bullseye… http://www.themakogroup.com/optics/ftbull.html

Lots of Youtube reviews but I don’t trust those from the reviewers I’ve seen thus far. But heres one for reference from NRA.(seems unbiased but not determining) .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD4aJIHWoLyg4&v=vvFUO4vrsEM

After years of training on front site acquisition it seem this is going to be a Mindf$#k to retrain myself to rear site target acquisition….What about dropping this weapon and picking up another without it and then back again? Accuracy is going to suffer, correct?

I really like the non milled slide option and am seeing varying opinions from happy to great, but was wondering here what y’all might think.. At $200 just looking for more input before pulling the trigger….Anyone have hands on with it? Opinions?….Thanks!

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Prepper Clothing

January 20, 2017 kappydell 0
daaswampman wrote:
Duluth is good and expensive! Dickies or any other work clothes will do! I avoid hunting cloths or camo as it is associated with having guns and ammo. Same for surplus military. Swamp

Plus, dickies get softer with continuous washing, and last for years. You can order them from the Dickie store in many colors, different pockets, etc. And yes, as swampie sez, they are associated with workmen, not military types, so they work very, very, well for living gray. My husband swore by them for years, and got me hooked on wearing them (yes, they make them for women, but choice is limited, so I go with the men’s). They can be pressed to look very good but not required as they are permanent press. Just look for the 50% cotton clothing, it is a trifle more comfy (it breathes) than the 100% polyester, they have both kinds.
Their light jackets are especially nice and sturdy.

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January 19, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Worn all, finally went to BlackHawk od green multi pockets. For uniformed.

The problem I have with 5.11s and such, is every poser out their wears them, a polo with some catchy innuendo, boots. I wore them daily for work, didn’t find them to be very durable. In fairness my turf was rock y volcanic rock country, that spreads everything.

The very last thing I want to portray is who I am, and what I stand fore and believe. Dickies, and Duluth are great stuff, all are good choices. Life’s about choices.

Dirk

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January 14, 2017 Fyrediver 0

My favorite duty pants are from Tru-Spec. The 24-7 series specifically. You can get them in cotton or poly blend. I wear shorts off duty from the same series. Functional, comfortable, durable, breathable. My Lt. wears the same pants and he’s got massive thighs. Definitely more snug on him than on me.

http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pant … cal-pants/

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January 14, 2017 arkieready 0
oldasrocks wrote:
Just wear a Kilt.

Oh yeah! I know men who do wear a kilt. One is an old biker guy. One is in an unlikely trade to see a kilt. (Construction). One bad thing is, some billy-bad-arse is gonna have a beer too many and wanna fight the guy in a skirt. On the other hand, the ladies may be quite intrigued. Personally, I like it. Oh my gosh, isn’t it much nicer than skinny jeans. Gag.

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January 13, 2017 RayMac1963 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
I can vouch for 5.11……Really good fit, durable, mobility on the range in all sorts of courses/IDPA/3-gun/Kill house comp etc….Hiking too.

Lbs. for Lbs., fit for function, best spent $$$ IMHO…

Then again, they’re also know amongst lots of shooters as the “Shoot me first” pants…… If your in a gunfight and see someone in 5.11’s, you better shoot them first….lol

i second Driven’s statement. 5.11 is most of my training and SHTF clothes. I also would look hard at what the hikers and backpackers use. Been looking at what the thru hikers that do the Appalachian trail here use. They focus on light, durable, flexible gear and clothing. I kind of take a look at how i dress this issue here…

http://urbanprepperdiary.blogspot.com/2 … world.html

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January 13, 2017 RayMac1963 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
I can vouch for 5.11……Really good fit, durable, mobility on the range in all sorts of courses/IDPA/3-gun/Kill house comp etc….Hiking too.

Lbs. for Lbs., fit for function, best spent $$$ IMHO…

Then again, they’re also know amongst lots of shooters as the “Shoot me first” pants…… If your in a gunfight and see someone in 5.11’s, you better shoot them first….lol

i second Driven’s statement. 5.11 is most of my training and SHTF clothes. I also would look hard at what the hikers and backpackers use. Been looking at what the thru hikers that do the Appalachian trail here use. They focus on light, durable, flexible gear and clothing. I kind of take a look at how i dress this issue here…

http://urbanprepperdiary.blogspot.com/2 … world.html

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Prepper Clothing

January 13, 2017 handyman777 0

Stated earlier, Duluth looks good and some day I will get a pair of there “Fire Hose Pants”.
$$$ pricey yes, —A Pair— just to try and see how they work.

Not crazy about buying clothes on line. I prefer the touchy / feely thing.

For now carhart is my No. 1 hunting clothes. I’ll get a size larger and layer if needed. Makes for easier movement. and they do come in all different colors.

Some of the price’s don’t seem to differ that much between duluth and carhart, but carhart is available at many stores near me and tractor supply.
just my 2 cents.

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January 13, 2017 handyman777 0

Stated earlier, Duluth looks good and some day I will get a pair of there “Fire Hose Pants”.
$$$ pricey yes, —A Pair— just to try and see how they work.

Not crazy about buying clothes on line. I prefer the touchy / feely thing.

For now carhart is my No. 1 hunting clothes. I’ll get a size larger and layer if needed. Makes for easier movement. and they do come in all different colors.

Some of the price’s don’t seem to differ that much between duluth and carhart, but carhart is available at many stores near me and tractor supply.
just my 2 cents.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:14 am