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December 9, 2014 at 1:52 am #31606
My friend, trade off or sell the Remington 1100. They’re NOT reliable, they’re actually quite fragile. Their gas system hinges on hair-thin rubber o rings, that cannot stand the smallest amount of sand or grit. Once you remove them to clean up the gas tube, etc, you’ll discover they CANNOT be re-installed, as they’re stretched and no longer seal. The gun becomes a single shot–I found out the hard way. Long out of production, parts for this gun are difficult to find, and pricey. If you’re not getting a Benelli or (maybe) a Saiga, stick with pumps. They don’t have fragile gas systems, like the 1100 (and most) other semi-autos. Good luck!December 9, 2014 at 1:45 am #31603
No offense, Whirlibird, but I have to challenge you on Savage RIFLES (not shotguns). Savage rifles are (or were in the days of 1970’s model 110’s) tack drivers right out of the box. They were rugged, and reliable, just not as polished or pretty as the Remington 700’s or the Winchester 70’s–both GREAT rifles, but not better, in my experience.December 3, 2014 at 3:05 am #31089
The 45-70 cartridge (like its cousin, the 444 Marlin) is a POWERFUL cartridge for hunting or defense. If you’re a handloader and want to use the heaviest possible bullets, select a Marlin lever gun. Theirs is the strongest action (as well as the Browning lever gun), and most manuals have special loading specs for them. They can reach 600-800 yards in the right hands, and a 300 gr. .458 bullet will easily cycle through the lever action, heavier bullets require feeding one at a time. If you want or need a scope, they eject brass from the side, not top like the weaker Winchester action. My suspicion is that they will defeat most body armor.November 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm #29420
Cute. The rifle really IS an AK-47–see the cut out in the receiver just to the front of the magazine? Means its a milled receiver. The stamped version with fixed stock is an AKM, and with a folding stock an AKS. They are GREAT weapons, but the best for any shooter is the weapon with which they can hit their target. Good to see ladies on this site! Too many out there don’t seem interested in guns or survivalism…October 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm #28065
Chicken…October 31, 2014 at 1:06 am #27956
Tolik, dump the drums–get standard 30rd mags. The drums are actuated by a clock spring. One day–while winding it–you’ll experience it breaking. Could be the first time you use it, or the 10th, or the 50th or… You’ll have no choice but drop it on the ground and run as you slam another another into your weapon. You’ll lose the ammo in the discarded drum, and maybe get killed while changing it out. The 30 rnd mags don’t fail, and if one did, takes less time to drop it and install another, the loss of ammo will be more manageable. The springs in these “banana” mags won’t break, but should they fatigue, and feed unreliably, you need only pull the bottom plate when you have time, and remove the spring and stretch it a little–like new! Good luck!September 2, 2014 at 3:09 am #23944
You can see how to make alcohol from baking yeast, sugar and water on Youtube. There are even tutorials on how to make a still. Remember, if you’re in the US, making alcohol for human consumption can carry criminal penalties, for fuel, the licensing process is easier, and then you’re legal…July 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm #19485
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Robin wrote:</div>OFG – how many times have you run across a wall hanger that has no serial numbers? Friend has one, Colt wheel gun, that is chromed and pearl inlays. Never seen or heard of one like that!<br>
Every Colt ever made has a serial number–low quality revolvers from other manufacturers oftentimes didn’t. The finish on the example your buddy has is nickel–guns that were nickel plated after leaving the factory were polished by whoever did the plating. Often the polish made the numbers, Patent dates etc very faint, and the plating (usually copper first then nickel over that) would have finished obliterating the markings on the gun. Without a serial number, it would be hard to determine it’s age, therefore the advisability of using ammo with smokeless powder in the weapon (assuming it’s shootable) is questionable. If a screw enters the frame from the front to lock in the base pin (around which the cylinder revolves), it’s a black powder frame–although some of the later black powder frames were useable with smokeless powder, I wouldn’t risk it . If the locking screw enters the frame from the side, then it’s a smokeless powder frame. Use ONLY cowboy-action ammo in an old Colt, as the pressures built up by standard modern ammo may crack the cylinder.July 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm #19449
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>74 wrote:</div>
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>MountainBiker wrote:</div>oldfatguy wrote:<br>
Not true. I’ll teach anyone anything I know that they do not. Life has taught me that it’s better to be owed a favor, or friendship than money or other “currency”
I have to agree with Mountainbiker, I think you will be over whelmed with the number of students and other people trying to take advantage of you in a SHTF. In normal times the encounters are much fewer, tamer and the needs of the unskilled are not as great.
To clarify things–I really AM an old fatguy. Not THAT fat, but I have some health issues, and lack the speed and strength I once had. My value to others would be minimal EXCEPT for the things I actually know from having done them. Not that I lived the life that Selco has, but I have had to survive by trapping pigeons and other birds for protein when times were truly hard. I have had GREAT success fishing when others were skunked–it’s strategy AND bait and special-purpose tackle.
I HAVE tanned animal hides into useful leather including fur outerwear, I have studied empty-handed combat beyond traditional martial arts, and even at my age, don’t fear walking in the dark. I CAN shoot–particularly with a handgun, hitting targets as distant as 200 yards (thanks to the teachings of Elmer Keith in his many books and articles), I can reload ammo, and a little gunsmithing–used to buy blown up antique Colts, Winchesters and Marlins and rebuild them into shooters; I can make moonshine, and not just from corn or horsefeed, I can make wine. Am working now on beer. I can make jerky without an oven or electricity, I can smoke any kind of game, I can track any animal. I can perform many repairs on older 50’s-70’s vehicles, SOME later models.
I can work leather, making belts, holsters, jackets,etc. I can weld and make ornamental iron security door and window grilles as well as heavy fabrication. It took me a lifetime to learn all of this, and in a SHTF scenario, none of the young gamers are going to have the time to learn any of these potentially useful skills on their own…July 18, 2014 at 4:13 am #19140
Anselm–and interested parties here–if you’re concerned about weapons stashes being found, you might consider MIG welding over the serial numbers. Right now, because those numbers are stamped into the weapon, the Feds can determine those numbers because of changes in the steel at a molecular level BECAUSE of the compression of the steel as a result of stamping. Welding also changes the steel’s molecular structure, making it impossible to determine the serial number of the weapon, hence the ability to trace itr from mfr to end user…July 18, 2014 at 3:48 am #19137
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>freedom wrote:</div>There were a lot of things to learn on this web page but not much on Is Survival in an Urban Setting even Possible.
So I am not someone that likes to point things out but this post has been going off topic!
Actually, the title of this blog is : “Is survival in an urban setting even possible?” Most here (not all) seem to not believe that it is. I’m on the fence, but believe that the farther one is from the welfare zombies on the day the EBT cards bounce, the better…July 18, 2014 at 3:38 am #19134
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>MountainBiker wrote:</div>Anselm wrote:
However, they can be taught. If SHTF for real, I think they can be instructed. They just haven’t needed it up to now.
Yes most people can be taught but those with skills aren’t going to bother in a SHTF scenario unless it is going to benefit those who already have skills. Said another way, everyone has to have something to offer. If you are young, strong, and healthy, but unskilled, the skilled folks may have a use for you. Not so much for the not-young, not-strong, and not-healthy.
Not true. I’ll teach anyone anything I know that they do not. Life has taught me that it’s better to be owed a favor, or friendship than money or other “currency”…July 18, 2014 at 3:35 am #19133
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>74 wrote:</div>Underground lol, hopefully foot in mouth disease is not in any way contagious.
But it IS contagious, that’s how the illegals got it…July 15, 2014 at 1:39 am #18808
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>prepwolf wrote:</div>74:<br>
There’s many slingshots available commercially. I went for the Black Widows since they’re cheap in this part of Europe. There are even some semi-commercial “survival” models out there but alot of them are either overpriced and really just modifications of other brands. If you want a slingshot with optional arrow shooting capability without modification I hear the HFX Slingshot made by Chief A.J should be reliable. This thread is just about me converting a cheap Black Widow with cheap spare parts to test the performance of a DIY hunting slingshot.
For target shooting and small game hunting with bullets (balls) I’d look up PocketPredator, they make stuff by the order and charge next to nothing. They have one small fixed frame slingshot named the Hathcock Target Sniper and it’s cheap enough (like 34 bucks) to just check out. I heard great things about it when it comes to the ability to line up shots and get good consistent hit patterns. It’s made out of a stainless steel core covered in a ballistic fiber resin, much like some gun stocks and the forks have a special design that allows for usage with all kinds of bands (flats, tubes or squares depending on what you prefer or get your hands on).
I’ve got a Chief AJ, and it’s pretty cool. The bands DON’T slip off (an eye injury risk), and though I haven’t tried with an actual arrow, I’ve no doubt it would work IF CLOSE ENOUGH. One option, if you can approach larger birds closely enough (partridges, pheasants, pigeons etc.) are called flu flu arrows. They’re made for short range use, and practically fall out of the sky when that distance is reached. They are the arrows you see used in cheesy martial arts stunts in which the archer shoots at the low-rent karateka who snatches it out of the air. He can do this in absolute safety as his toes are on the masking tape line, and the arrow will fall out of the air without hitting him should he fail to make a dramatic catch or deflection. I believe they are intended for use against birds, but can’t really document that. Any bowhunters out there?July 15, 2014 at 1:19 am #18806
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Robin wrote:</div>“Military Clothing Treatment System” – Ran across this today. Will be ordering come payday!<br>
GREAT idea–better try it out for awhile before you have no choice–plant allergies are not rare, and wearing this against your skin could give a hellaceous rash if you’re allergic to this plant…