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Forum: Food 11-06-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By Crash
Food Storage in a non-heated/AC'd Garage?

Thanks for all the help, folks. The only thing I might plan to store for more than a few months in the garage would be water. I plan to keep most of the food in the house, with some in the garage...
Forum: Food 11-05-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By Crash
Question Food Storage in a non-heated/AC'd Garage?

We have a small house, so there isn't a lot of room to store food inside, so I have been thinking about storing it in the garage. However, our garage is neither heated nor AC'd and I'm concerned...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 02-02-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,390
Posted By Crash
Best Aiming Point on a Deer

Most of the deer I've shot, I aimed at the classic point just behind the shoulder. However, I've had to track most of them anywhere from 25 to 100 yds. I decided to shoot one through the shoulder...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 12-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By Crash
Testing Various Firearms for One-Handed Operation

This is a follow-up to my original question as to what is the best long gun for defense if one arm is disabled.

I conducted some very limited, dry-fire, tests with a pump, lever action, bolt...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 12-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Crash
One-handed opration--semi-auto best?

Thanks for all the replies--good info from all.

backlash: of course, you're right about the shooting at 50 yards or more. Question: where do I find the one-handed self defense drills?
...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 12-06-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Crash
One-handed operation--semi-auto best?

If a person does not have the use of one arm, wouldn't a semi-auto rifle or shotgun be the best bet in a self-defense scenario? I can't imagine trying to operate a bolt-action, pump, or lever action...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 11-28-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,862
Posted By Crash
Short vs Long-Term

We live in a gated community, right on the edge of a small town (10K people), with a major highway less than 100 yds from the gate. We could probably make it for a short-term SHTF (3 days--2...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 11-28-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,458
Posted By Crash
A Person Should Be Able To....

I respect Heinlein greatly, but he's asking a bit much to expect any one person to be able to do all of these things. I mean, as long as we're listing required skills, why not include neurosurgery,...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 11-27-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Crash
Stayin' put

I think we'll stay right where we are. We live in a gated community and in case of a New Orleans scenario, we'd pull a couple of big trucks in back of the gate which should help keep the bad guys...
Forum: Building/Tools 11-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,733
Posted By Crash
Best Multi-Tool?

What is the best multi-tool for general purpose use--and what is the best brand? I've looked at Leatherman, Gerber, and one of the Swiss Army Knife brands (can't remember whether it was Victorinox...
Forum: Woodworking/Metalcraft/Tanning/Leathercraft 06-23-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,181
Posted By Crash
Question Shortening Western Boots.

My wife has a pair of very nice (Lucchese) boots that are too high for her. Would you need a cobbler to shorten the shafts for her, or can it be done at home with a little skill and a lot of...
Forum: Homesteading 06-03-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,988
Posted By Crash
How Much Land Needed for Self-Sufficiency?

We are planning on buying some land in the Hill Country of Texas with an eye toward being as self-sufficient as possilble in food production. We want to raise goats and chickens, plus have enough...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 02-17-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,745
Posted By Crash
Body-on-Frame vs Unit Construction

O.K., let's assume that the vehicles are of equal size and weight, both are built to the latest standards of crash safety, both have front and side airbags, etc., i.e., the only difference is that...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 02-02-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,745
Posted By Crash
Body-on-Frame vs Unit Construction

All else being equal (size, weight, body style, etc.), which gives the best protection in a crash, body-on-frame or unit construction?

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-05-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,243
Posted By Crash
Battle Sights for 30-30

Hunter63,

Sorry, guess I was using the term "battle sights" (which implies a "battle rifle") a little loosely. What I meant was a "home-defense" rifle to be used in case of a natural or societal...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-24-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By Crash
Escort Semi-Auto Shotguns

Anybody have any experience with Escort semi-auto shotguns made in Turkey? Will they digest many different kinds of ammo? Are they reliable? Durable? Academy has them on sale in Houston for $300....
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-23-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,243
Posted By Crash
Battle Sights for 30-30

I have a Marlin 336 in 30-30 that currently wears a fixed 4x scope. I plan to use it as my slightly-longer range weapon in case a bunch of goons try to invade my propery and wreack havoc on me and...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-02-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By Crash
Golani Rifles

Anybody know anything about Golani rifles? They are a Galil clone sold, I think, by Century Arms. I've read mixed opinions about the build quality, reliability, and functionality. Anybody have any...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 10-19-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By Crash
New Howa 1500

I just bought a Howa 1500 in .308 Winchester with the youth stock and the 20" barrel. Tried to sight it in with Remington 125 grain managed recoil cartridges--no luck, best group was about 5 or 6". ...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 10-12-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,557
Posted By Crash
Question Best Gasoline Additive

After using the cheapest gas I could find for several years, I've been advised to start buying brand name stuff because of the detergents in the higher-priced brands. I was also told to use an...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 05-06-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Crash
Re: Getting Started in Reloading--Again

All,

Went to Bass Pro Shop in San Antonio today to buy a press and components--they have NO powder, NO primers, a very limited supply of handgun bullets, and almost no handgun brass.

They do...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Crash
Re: Getting Started in Reloading--Again

docsoos,

Just checked with an insurance agent who is a hunter and shooter and he said that just general liability insurance for a reloading business would be at least $10K - $15K a year. Looks...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 05-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Crash
Re: Getting Started in Reloading--Again

docsoos,

This could get to be more fun than I want to have.

You also have to charge your customers, in addition to state and local sales taxes, 11% excise tax on any ammunition you sell them...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 05-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Crash
Re: Getting Started in Reloading--Again

DocSoos and Watonga_Jim,

This may be a great leap from not having reloaded in almost 25 years, but a friend and I were talking about doing it commercially. So I have a couple of questions I hope...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 05-02-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Crash
Re: Getting Started in Reloading--Again

Watonga_Jim,

Thanks for the advice. I haven't been able to find much .38 Spl ammo in the local area for the last three months, that's why I decided to start "rollin' my own" again.
...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 05-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Crash
Getting Started in Reloading--Again

I haven't reloaded in almost 25 years (don't even remember how....), but I still have the following equipment, which probably isn't even made anymore:

RCBS Model 5.10 Reloading Scale
RCBS Uniflow...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,498
Posted By Crash
No Oil in Barrel of a Gamo Whisper?

I just bought a Gamo Whisper air rifle to take care of pests and small varmints in an urban environment. As I was reading the owner's handbook I came across the following statements: "Never put any...
Forum: Animals 01-31-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By Crash
What's Diggin' Up Our Daffodils?

We live in Fredericksburg, Tx and have had a flowerbed/garden for seven years with no problems. However, my wife planted some daffodil bulbs yesterday and when we got up this morning they were all...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 01-31-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Crash
Re: What's Diggin' Up Our Daffodils?

cubcadet,

no footprints in the soil, and the pieces of poop were too big for a squirrel.

Crash
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 01-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Crash
What's Diggin' Up Our Daffodils?

We live in Fredericksburg, Tx and have had a flowerbed/garden for seven years with no problems. However, my wife planted some daffodil bulbs yesterday and when we got up this morning they were all...
Forum: Handguns 12-29-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By Crash
OWB Holster for S&W 9MM M&P

Santa brought me a S&W M&P in 9mm for Christmas (good Santa!) and I'm wondering what would be the the best OWB holster for it. I will probably wear it at the 3 o'clock position (on the hip).
...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-20-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Crash
Re: Weapons for Home Defense in a NO-type *Scenar

gw.....


I agree that my wife and I couldn't hold off an army of trained troops. I suppose that if I had advance notice of an attack by such a force, we would head for the woods. I doubt that...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-19-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,464
Posted By Crash
Lever-Action Rifles vs Pumps for Self-Defense

I have a couple of lever-action rifles and I was just wondering if a pump in either a rifle caliber (308, 30-06, etc.) or .38 Spl/357 might not be better because of the more natural action of pumping...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-19-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Crash
Re: Weapons for Home Defense in a NO-type *Scenar

sethwyo,

I understand what you're saying, and I don't really have a good answer for you, but that's not the scenario I was addressing. I simply wanted opinions/suggestions on the collection of...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-19-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Crash
Re: Weapons for Home Defense in a NO-type *Scenar

sethwyo,

I live in a small town in central Texas and, as I'm sure you know, Texas is a very gun-friendly state--at least where I live. Our town is the county seat, so the sheriff's offices are...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-19-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Crash
Re: Weapons for Home Defense in a NO-type *Scenar

RangerRick,

I understand what you're saying, but let me add some more detail to the scenario: I live in a gated community in a small town. At the first sign of trouble, we would pull a couple of...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-18-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Crash
Weapons for Home Defense in a NO-type *Scenar

I don't foresee a real TEOTWAWKI *or "Red Dawn" happening in my lifetime (ymmv), but I think a NO-type situation, or a situation like the one that happened in LA is a real possibility almost...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-09-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By Crash
Pump Action .357s and SMLEs as Defensive Rifles

How about one of the pump-action .357s from Taurus, Beretta, etc., with the short barrel as a defensive rifle? The long-barreled rifles hold 14 rounds, but I don't know how many rounds the carbines...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 12-04-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By Crash
No Blood on a Through-and-Through Shot

I shot a nice-sized whitetail doe Monday evening and the bullet went in high behind the left shoulder, took out one lung, then put a quarter-sized hole in the deer going out the other side. She ran...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 11-20-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By Crash
Shoulder or Head/Neck Shots on Deer?

I've always read or been told that the best place to shoot a deer is right behind the shoulder. However, I had one deer run 50-60 yds after being shot through both lungs and another one stumble off...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 10-15-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By Crash
4-Wheel Driver Worth It?

Is 4-wheel drive really worth the extra expense? I had one in Saudi Arabia and did a lot of desert driving with it, but got stuck despite it--as did several other folks I knew. Our saying was,...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 10-13-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Crash
Re: Safety of Separate Frame/Body vs Unit Construc

sawyerbob,

Yep, I'm sure you're right about that. I was just wondering, given equally well-designed vehicles, which method of construction would provide more safety for the occupants.

Crash
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 10-13-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Crash
Safety of Separate Frame/Body vs Unit Construction

Does anybody know of any objective tests or documentation as to whether a vehicle with separate frame and body is safer than a vehicle with unit body construction?

Crash
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 10-10-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By Crash
Re: 22-250 a Bit Light for Deer?

MIKENSUE,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this one. I don't know why the guy continued to shoot into the heart/lung area. He was a fairly young shooter and maybe that was all he...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-10-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Crash
Re: Don't Panic?

I hadn't really put much thought into what to keep in my car because, given sufficient notice of a SHTF situation, we don't plan to bug out at all--think we're going to stay in our home.

However,...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 09-04-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Crash
Re: Boresighting a Marlin 30-30

Pitdog,

Thanks for the info. Where do I get one and how much do they cost?

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 09-02-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Crash
Re: Boresighting a Marlin 30-30

jim and chooch,

Thanks for the suggestions. Since I'm mechanically challenged (I'd probably get the lever and hammer out and never get them back in), I think I'll take chooch's suggestions and...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 09-01-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Crash
Boresighting a Marlin 30-30

I just bought a Marlin 30-30 at Dick's, including a scope, for $400. They mounted and, supposedly, boresighted it, but when I took it to the shooting range to sight it in, it wouldn't even put a...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 07-02-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,812
Posted By Crash
Re: What the top 5 brand names for knives?

My favorite knife is a Kershaw 4" drop-point hunter that I bought more than 20 years ago. My wife was trying to cut a roast with her favorite butcher knife and, despite the fact that the knife was...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-30-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By Crash
Re: Bottle-Neck vs Straight-Wall Cartridges

DM,

I've gotten similar replies on other forums. A few say, yes, bottle-necks are more reliable--generally. And many say straight-walls are just as reliable. But one thing I've noticed-- I've...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-29-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By Crash
Bottle-Neck vs Straight-Wall Cartridges

Do bottlle-neck cartridges feed better in repeating firearms than straight-wall cartridges? I have been told that they do. Examples given were the .357 Sig in semi-auto handguns and the 38-40, 44-40,...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-20-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,909
Posted By Crash
Re: 30 30 pump rifle

I saw a Savage 170 in 30-30 at a gun show here in Fredericksburg, TX several months ago, but the guy was asking $300 for it, which is WAY too much. Last year's edition (27th) of Fjestad's Blue Book...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-17-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By Crash
House Location for a Defensive Situation

In a home/self defense situation like New Orleans, would it be better to live in a neighborhood where the houses are close together, or to live where there is lots of open space around your house? I...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 12-10-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By Crash
Re: 22-250 a Bit Light for Deer?

Martin,

I'm currently using a 7mm-08 but I'm thinking about going back to a 30-30, but I don't know about open sights. My eyes are at the point where I just about have to have a scope. And I'm...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 12-10-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By Crash
Re: 22-250 a Bit Light for Deer?

Yesterday I talked to an outfitter who's been in the business many years and he told me he's seen many hunters lose deers shot with a .243.

I don't think I'd shoot a deer with anything less than a...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 11-26-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By Crash
22-250 a Bit Light for Deer?

I witnessed a shooting of a white-tailed buck weighing about 220 lbs on the hoof on Thanksgiving. The shooter was using a 22-250, the first shot was from about 250 yards and hit the deer just behind...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 10-12-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By Crash
Re: What Squirrel Rifle Do u Use

I wanted to take the 30mm cannon off my A-10, but the Air Force won't let me, so I guess I'll have to keep usin' my .22....

Crash
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 10-12-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Crash
Re: will hunting be in our future

fishinhunter,

I keep tellin' my deer that they cannot leave the property, but they won't listen--just as stubborn as my kids....

Crash
Forum: Handguns 10-08-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,861
Posted By Crash
Re: What's Your Daily Use or Carry Piece?

S&W 642 in the right front pocket, loaded with Speer 135 gr Gold Dot +Ps (the "short barrel" load). However, I may change to Corbon 110 gr DPX +Ps as soon as I can find some.

Crash
Forum: Handguns 03-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By Crash
Re: Penetration through Bones

Farmer,

I haven't done a lot of shooting with a .45 LC, but from what I've read that big, relatively slow moving slug can penetrate a long ways. I wonder if a .45 ACP with a FMJ bullet with a flat...
Forum: Handguns 03-14-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By Crash
Re: Penetration through Bones

Farmer,

I agree with most of what you're saying, but I wonder if a hollow-point +P is always more likely to penetrate than a slightly slower moving solid, especially one with a relative wide, flat...
Forum: Pets 03-02-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Crash
Re: Animal cruelty

MYellowRose,

What kind of parents do these kids have? We have a son (grown now) who loves animals because my wife and I taught him that pets are members of the family and are to be loved and cared...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Crash
Re: THE MOST SWEEPING GUN BAN EVER INTRODUCED IN C

RR,

Do we elect only idiots to Congress or do they become idiots once they're in office?

Time (again) to get the word out and start writing our senators and representatives....

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-23-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,720
Posted By Crash
Re: Gas Piston vs Direct Impingement Actions

dannanchieftain,

The HK416 sure looks good. I have the utmost respect for all HK products and I know that the MP5 has a stellar reputation throughout the world.

Would love to have a semi-auto...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-23-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,720
Posted By Crash
Re: Gas Piston vs Direct Impingement Actions

Jim,

Agree with you there, but with the loose clearances that contribute to an AK's reliability I don't think you'll ever get that kind of accuracy. It's been a while since I've fired any version...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-22-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,720
Posted By Crash
Re: Gas Piston vs Direct Impingement Actions

Jim,

I've never fired an M1A and haven't fired the M16 or its variants very much, but I've sure heard a lot of reports from Vietnam and Afghanistan and Iraq of jamming problems when it gets dirty....
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-21-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,720
Posted By Crash
Gas Piston vs Direct Impingement Actions

Following is a quote from the Armalite web-site concerning cleanliness of gas piston vs direct impingement actions:

"There is a debate about which system remains cleanest. The Stoner system tends...
Forum: Handguns 02-20-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Crash
Re: Switching to a bigger CCW

clawhammerdan,

Yep, I've pretty well decided to stay with my j-frame in .38 Spl or my Kahr PM9, now just trying to decide the best carry method. I generall carry in the right front pants pocket or...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-14-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By Crash
Re: Lever-Action Rifles for Self-Defense?

AFM,

Great deal! I bought a 30 year old 94 in 30-30 (bore in excellent shape, finish on metal has some wear and stains, stock in good, not great shape) for $275.

Crash
Forum: Handguns 02-14-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Crash
Re: Taurus Millenium Pro

TS,

Thanks for the info. I really like the second-strike capability on the Taurus. Does it have an ambidextrous magazine release, or can it be changed over to the right-hand side?

Crash
Forum: Handguns 02-14-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Crash
Re: Switching to a bigger CCW

dannanchieftain,

Started having second thoughts almost immediately after posting this thread. You're probably right--if I put my gun in his face and pull the trigger a few times then a .38 Spl or...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 02-14-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Crash
Re: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

shadowwalker,

I live in the Hill Country of Texas and since it's been pretty well confirmed that CWD is in Oklahoma, I'm afraid it won't be too long before it spreads to Texas--if it hasn't...
Forum: Handguns 02-13-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Crash
Switching to a bigger CCW

I recently read a news report where a hoodlum standing 6'4" and weighing 295 lbs beat up an average guy in a pizza parlor because the average guy complained when the big guy's girlfriend cut in line....
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-09-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Crash
Re: What would you go for for Self-Defense?

LifeisStrange,

Depends on the scenario. For home defense, probably a handgun in a reasonable powerful caliber, backed up by a shotgun.

If faced with roving bands of bad guys, such as happened...
Forum: Handguns 02-09-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,861
Posted By Crash
Re: What's Your Daily Use or Carry Piece?

kilogulf59,

A double rifle in .470 Nitro Express backed up by a .458 Lott bolt-action....

Actually, wish I could carry the .470 NE, but my boss probably wouldn't like it, so when I do carry...
Forum: Handguns 02-09-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Crash
Re: Do Glocks Have Magazine Disconnectors?

LaunchPad,

Thanks for the info--appreciate it...

Crash
Forum: Handguns 02-08-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Crash
Do Glocks Have Magazine Disconnectors?

I'm not new to handguns, but I'm new to Glocks and am considering buying one. However, I won't buy one if they have magazine disconnectors. Can somebody answer this question for me?

Thanks

Crash
Forum: Handguns 02-07-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Crash
Taurus Millenium Pro

Does anybody have a Taurus Millenium Pro or have any experience with one?

Reliability? Durability? Customer Service?

Would appreciate as much info as I can get as I am considering buying one.
...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 02-06-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Crash
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Several years ago I used to read a lot about CWD among the deer and elk herds in the U.S.. Supposedly it reached as far south as Oklahoma. However, I haven't read much about it on the web or in...
Forum: Handguns 01-30-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By Crash
Re: Penetration through Bones

jim,

Thanks--kinda confirms what I was thinking. I did some informal "bowling pin" shootingusing a Ruger Vaquero in .45 LC and Cowboy Action loads and as long as I hit the pins in the right place...
Forum: Handguns 01-30-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By Crash
Penetration through Bones

Haven't seen this discussed--at least not directly...
What bullet is most likely to penetrate human ribs without being deflected and travel straight to the intended target? For that matter, what...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-25-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,211
Posted By Crash
Re: Where will you "bugout" to?

jajbellsouthnet,

I agree with you. Bugging out will probably just make you vulnerable to groups of BGs looking for targets of opportunity. And, as stated by others, what happens when you arrive at...
Forum: Conversations 01-25-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Crash
Re: Avatar

Got a nice PM asking about the pup in my avatar.
Lost her at a young age, sorry to say.
If ya'll indulge me, please, I thought I'd post a pic of her not long before she was gone. Her name was...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-09-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By Crash
Re: Lever-Action Rifles for Self-Defense?

Shortstack,

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it....

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-05-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By Crash
Re: Lever-Action Rifles for Self-Defense?

[quote author=Eli80Cal link=board=fir-

Dont know if you live in california and that would be all you could get, but a remington 7600 is also an excellent choice. You can buy ten round mags for...
Forum: Handguns 12-29-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Crash
Re: Which Standard Pressure .38 spl in a J-Frame?

kilogulf59,

I fired the Winchester version of the 158gr +P LSWCHP in a S&W 340--the scandium version of the Centennial. It seemed to "torque," or twist the gun to the right, and the recoil was...
Forum: Handguns 12-28-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Crash
Re: Which Standard Pressure .38 spl in a J-Frame?

[quote author=kilogulf59 link=board=fir-

In actuality, I never found much of a difference in recoil between standard .38's and +P's assuming the same bullet weight.

Personally, I use the 158...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-20-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By Crash
6.5MM SAW Cartridge?

Does anybody know if there was ever a 6.5MM version of the proposed 6MM SAW cartridge developed? If so, what are/were the specifications as far as bullet weight, muzzle velocity, SD, BC, etc.?
...
Forum: Handguns 12-18-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By Crash
Effective .38 Spl Load That Doesn't Overpenetrate

Does anyone know of an effective .38 Spl load that will not overpenetrate? I live in an apartment and I don't want a stray shot to go through a wall and hurt or kill a neighbor. I've read that the...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-15-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By Crash
Re: 7MM Medium Cartridge

jim,

This is the website where I first saw a picture of it:

http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/Assault.htm

Crash
Forum: Handguns 12-14-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Crash
Which Standard Pressure .38 spl in a J-Frame?

I've tried the 158 gr +P LSWCHP in my J-Frame and the recoil was substantial, but not painful. I'm also going to try the Speer 135 gr +P GDHP and the Cor-Bon 110 gr +P DP. I'm not so much concerned...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By Crash
Re: 7MM Medium Cartridge

Jim,

I think it's probably the British 7MM cartridge for their postwar assault rifle. Do you have any info on it, i.e., case length, proposed bullet weight, muzzle velocity, b.c., s.d., etc.?
...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-14-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By Crash
7MM Medium Cartridge

Anybody familiar with the "7MM Medium" cartridge? I believe it is/was supposed to be an "assault rifle" cartridge, but I can't find much info on it.


Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-04-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By Crash
Re: Taurus Lightning Replica in .45LC

Michael,

Sorry, my mistake--should have said "Taurus Thunderbolt." It's a rifle....

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-04-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By Crash
Taurus Lightning Replica in .45LC

Anybody know if there are any problems with the new Taurus Lightning replica in .45LC? The local Academy store here in San Antonio has them for $398.

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-01-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By Crash
Re: Lever-Action Rifles for Self-Defense?

Biker Eagle,

Good points, all---and in line with my way of thinking. Aint' it wunnerful how great minds run in the same channels? ::)

Crash
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-01-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By Crash
Lever-Action Rifles for Self-Defense?

How effective would lever-action carbines in .357 Magnum and 30-30 be as defense weapons in situations such as those that occurred in Los Angeles and New Orleans, i.e., armed bands of hoodlums...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-30-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,265
Posted By Crash
Re: Best defence load if you are man enough

I believe a 12 ga pump loaded with 2 3/4" no. 4 buck would be more than sufficient for a "bedroom" gun. In fact, at the short distances inside a house, several rounds of bird shot in the torso should...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-30-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,967
Posted By Crash
Re: Just one gun....a discussion.

Tightwad,

If I were restricted to just one gun, a 12 ga pump (and I own one, BTW) would probably be the best choice. That being said, they might not be the best choice if one had to hunt or defend...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-21-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By Crash
Re: Lightning Replica as Self-Defense Rifle?

gunslinger2006,

The only possible problem I could see is that if you were forced to fire it from a prone position with the forearm rested on something you would have to raise it up off the rest to...
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