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" Bear found Angry Bird! "

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Quote Originally Posted by DogWalksWithMe View Post
You have a list for that?
Well yeah... "

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" I should have sent a birthday card... "

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OldVet replied to the thread PDF MEME Thread.
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Quote Originally Posted by GRCarry View Post
My prince friend in Nigeria. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Political MEME & Joke Thread.
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Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
Alas Grumpy Cat, your info died with you. Seems like this same scenario happened before. In the White House.
If you're referring to Socks, the Clinton's cat, rumor is it witnessed something it should not have and committed suicide. "

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OldVet replied to the thread wasit on this forum the video of the people being pulled apart?.
" I thought it might have been an old Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movie. They did that in one episode. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Evil: As Told By Graham Allen !.
" Makes sense to me. "

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OldVet replied to the thread wasit on this forum the video of the people being pulled apart?.
" If I recall correctly, it was a bunch of flies that did it. "

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OldVet replied to the thread PDF MEME Thread.
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Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
Saw that more than once in AK. Most cars will drive right under a moose, letting the bulk of the body to come right through the windshield. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Custom 1911's.
" What do you expect from a custom rework that your 1911 doesn't already do? Figure out what you want "custom" and go from there. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Felon and GCA 1968: Actress cries as she pleads guilty in college admissions scandal.
" Clearly any amendment is only as binding as the laws and SCOTUS allow it to be--which seemingly isn't very binding. "

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OldVet replied to the thread RIP Grumpy Cat.
" Angry Cat? "

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OldVet created the thread RIP Grumpy Cat.
" Grumpy has moved on to the big cat box in the sky.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-...inity_20190517 "

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OldVet replied to the thread Get Old Lose Your Rights !.
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Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
They are also ignoring that seniors are a target group for criminals. Just like guns are "the great equalizer" for women, they are for seniors too. I can't do a snap kick to someone's head like I used to...
I can still throw poop! Learned that trick from a monkey at Korat. "

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OldVet replied to the thread More Work To Do..
" Should have just gone to Hertz "Rent-A-Buff." Ask for the long-term package. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Felon and GCA 1968: Actress cries as she pleads guilty in college admissions scandal.
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Quote Originally Posted by RScottie View Post
Does anyone think Martha Stewart is a danger to society?
If one is susceptible to being bored to death, yeah. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Watch A Great Movie Lately?.
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Quote Originally Posted by jeanlouise View Post
We watched that a couple of weeks ago, it was good! One thing that amazed me was the star status that B&C held with people when they were no more than 2 bit, cold blooded killers who murdered average citizens for no reason at all.
The power of the press even back then... "

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OldVet replied to the thread Tim Conway, star of the 'Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85.
" ^^ Pure gold! What was so great about his skits was he adlibed most of them, with the cast having no idea of what was coming. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Bob Maxwell, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 98;.
" Bravest of the brave. RIP, sir. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Got Lost In The Woods!.
" Y'all make it too complicated. If you're lost, just walk backwards until you come back to where you started. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Tim Conway, star of the 'Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85.
" Carol Burnett said Tim's goal in life was to destroy Harvey Korman. I think exceeded his goal almost weekly. Such a funny man, he was. RIP, Tim. You've earned it. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Felon and GCA 1968: Actress cries as she pleads guilty in college admissions scandal.
" Short answer--Don't commit felonious crimes. "

May 14th, 2019, 11:52 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet replied to the thread Lessons from the Great War - Britain.
" I donated my kitchen scraps to my neighbor, but he said to throw my garbage on my own lawn. "

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OldVet replied to the thread His angels were working overtime.
" That will require a lot of bondo. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Random thoughts v2.0.
" What's really annoying is a woodpecker that insists on making a hole in your metal roof. It sounds like Rosie the Riveter has come home to roost.

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OldVet replied to the thread Possible 3rd party in 2020 election?.
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Quote Originally Posted by jeanlouise View Post
You're kidding. I can't wait, got my popcorn ready.
Not kidding. I think all campaigning should be restricted to 90 days prior to the election. It hasn't even started yet and I'm already sick of it. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Possible 3rd party in 2020 election?.
" I wonder if I can make my nap last until Dec. 2020. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Fleming Begaye - Navajo Code Talker - passed away at 97.
" Sad. He and his kind created a niche in history for themselves, one no one else could have. "

May 12th, 2019, 10:54 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Jim Fowler passes..
" Who, you say?

If you don't Jim, you never watched Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. And if you didn't you don't know what you missed.

Jim was the cohost of the wildlife program and saved poor old Marlin Perkins' butt when Perkins tried to capture an anaconda that, in turn, captured him! Marlin left all the animal encounters to Jim after that.

Later in life, he appeared often on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, often putting Johnny on the spot with various animals.

RIP, Jim. You and Marlin are both missed. "

May 10th, 2019, 07:22 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread About time!.
" It seems the Army has selected a new dress uniform--or found a long-lost surplus of WWII leftovers. Either way, I like it better than the Ringling Barnum & Bailey ringmaster uniforms they have now.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/05/u...s-uniform.html

As for the Air Force, it can stick with the stolen Greyhound bus-driver uniforms it's always had. "

May 6th, 2019, 11:53 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread If you can't find a USPS drop box....
" ...this may be the reason why. Nearly all of the outside drop boxes have been removed around here because of this crime. Fortunately, these two were caught.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/young-c...p-box/27229412 "

April 22nd, 2019, 05:12 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread I'm all for stopping criminals....
" ...but this dad took a huge risk in stopping a car thief. The dad's kid was in the car!

https://www.wpbf.com/article/pbso-fa...nside/27225381 "

April 22nd, 2019, 05:09 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread A good idea for you "Preppers".
" Ran across this on YT. I wonder if empty bourbon bottles will work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxI1Tn7Cng4 "

April 18th, 2019, 12:46 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Florida Man . . . Again.
" You'd almost think Florida would be Amazon country by now. Anther Florida Man bites the dust.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...inity_20190414

No, JL, it wasn't me. "

April 14th, 2019, 11:02 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Last Doolittle Raider passes..
" The Doolittle Raiders are reunited at last. The last survivor, Lt. Col. Richard Cole has rejoined his squadron at the ripe old age of 103. May the squadron have a smooth flight forever. Their kind is one of a kind.

Having met the man once long ago, along with one of the Band of Brothers Easy Company members, it was a day I shall not forget. "

April 9th, 2019, 06:01 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Doesn't know when to quit..
" The infamous and suspended Broward County Sheriff Israel just doesn't know when to throw in the towel after judge dismisses his lawsuit against suspension.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sh...cid=spartanntp

Judge basically said the governor played by state rules. "

April 5th, 2019, 11:36 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Is NASCAR Dead?.
" If not dead, it sure seems to be dying on the vine. I don't watch it like I used to, but I pop in and out and notice how the cameras avoid showing the stands, and when they do--they are far, far from being full. The attendance at the race in TX today was, well, miserable.

There is a cornucopia of reasons it is failing. The expense, the "Stages," the orchestrated yellow flags, turning its nose up at its roots, etc. NASCAR needs to give up entertaining and get back to racing. Smaller tracks are exciting, dirt tracks would be better. "

March 31st, 2019, 07:34 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Maybe JL has a point.....
" about "Florida Man."

It seems there is some truth to the legend.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp

The competition is tough to make the "Breaking News." "

March 22nd, 2019, 03:38 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread FYI - High Noon holsters.
" If you've been sitting on the fence about a High Noon holster, they are having a 30% off for March Madness sale. It was enough to get me to finally order a hard-to-find holster for my 4566. "

March 20th, 2019, 05:16 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Lifestyles of the rich & famous.
" In case you haven't left your cave for a few days, here's a link to the latest national crisis.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp

I am not surprised one iota by this. In fact, I always assumed the rich an famous did this kind of thing. Did anyone think those kids were that smart?

What I do find amazing is that federal government agencies are spending time and money investigating how the elite manage to get their babies into top-tier colleges and universities. I guess they ran out of bigger fish to fry. "

March 14th, 2019, 02:50 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Youtube/internet brake fix....
" Long story short, I noticed my wife's Kia brake pedal had gotten spongy and would sink to the floor under pressure. Master cylinder bypassing, right?

Wrong. New one didn't help a bit. No leaks. Bleeding, etc., nothing changed.

So I did some internet searching on the issue and ran across several posts with similar undiagnosed cause, which turned out to be the ABS control module. A quick check showed a new module was $1300 for the part! That ain't happening. Found a few "used" ones for under $200, but that's a crap shoot if you get a good one.

So I ran across a few forums and one guy with the identical problem, haven changed the master cylinder, had calipers replaced, and the ABS module, and still had the problem. So the "advisor" on the forum suggested finding a sandy road, driving about 25-30 mph and locking up the brakes several times and see if that doesn't clear it. Well, the guy with the problem never came back with a response.

So this morning I drove the Kia out to a sandy road and slammed on the brakes 8-10 times to activate the ABS. It made several warning lights pop on and off in the process, but lo and behold, it fixed the spongy, sinking brake pedal. The ABS pump is very noisy in a Kia, by the way. Definitely know when it activates.

Apparently the solenoid valves in the ABS module can get hung up or air in them and cause mushy brake pedals. So if your brake pedal seems to have gotten a bit mushy or sinking under sustained pressure, before rushing to the brake shop, find a sandy or gravel road and lock the brakes a few times and see if that helps. "

March 12th, 2019, 02:53 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread "The Sandlot" returns.
" The Sandlot movie is returning to TV as a series, with all the original cast. Anyone who didn't enjoy the movie, well, I just don't know. It was pretty much my life on film. And I'm still with my Wendy Peppercorn.

The article doesn't say which network will carry it, but this guy is going to be looking for it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...-together.html "

March 4th, 2019, 08:13 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Shooting at West Palm Beach VA hospital.
" News is just breaking so not much detail to report. Guy goes nuts at the VA hospital and shoots two in ER, one a doctor who tried to stop him, both survived.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/shootin...enter/26561338

So much for a law forbidding firearms on VA property. Guy should go to jail for that... "

February 27th, 2019, 10:02 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread The Goose gets an upgrade..
" Well, the AR lower receiver did anyhow. I installed a LaRue MBT-2S trigger. It's supposed to be a "two-stage" trigger, but I don't see any difference. But for sure, it is lighter and a cleaner break than the OEM mil-spec trigger. It's supposed to break at 4.5 pounds, but I can judge that with only my finger.

I'm no gunsmith, but it took all of thirty minutes to swap it out, and much of that was my cleaning the receiver nooks and crannies, lubing the sear points and pins, etc. While I haven't made it back to the range yet, the functional tests showed it to be a big improvement.

If anyone is interested in an inexpensive AR upgrade and can't drop $200-300 for a match trigger, LaRue has them on sale for about $95 shipped. It comes complete with new pins and a heavier hammer spring (6 lb?) for those who prefer a bit heavier trigger. "

February 23rd, 2019, 02:27 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Woe is me!.
" An old Air Force buddy living in MN sent me an email complaining about nine inches of snow in seven hours.

Me being me, I replied:
Attachment 20300
Eighty-four degrees, balmy breezes, sound of surf in the background. Been here for hours...

Sometimes people hate me. I have no idea why that girl was standing in my margarita. "

February 21st, 2019, 03:17 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Reloading note to self(s)....
" An inertia bullet puller will destroy the fragile plastic tips on expensive bullets. Trust me!

Stuff a piece of firm foam rubber or something into the bottom to protect the tip if you have to pull bullets. "

February 21st, 2019, 11:33 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread The Mongoose is just broken..
" I've had the Goose out to the range a couple times now. The first trip was primarily to fireform cases with lighter loads I was forewarned may not cycle the action. They didn't.

For the second trip, I loaded some "working" loads as well as some more fireforming loads with boosted powder loads. Still none of the fire-forming loads cycled--either not ejecting the empty case or not picking up the next round when it did eject. To make matter worse, none of the working loads cycled either. Halfway through the session, I gave up in frustration. All this happened with three different magazines. It is, IMO, short-stroking.

Chambering was fine when it fed by hand. I'm using my 5.56 Armalite lower and BCG that work 100% with the .5.56 upper. Shouldn't be an issue there.

I emailed the fellow who made produced the barrel, told him what it was doing, and asked for suggestion. He said my fireforming loads are still too light, but the working loads should have cycled. He asked a few questions and made a few suggestion. Everything checked out. He then asked me to measure the gas port size.

I dug through drill bits and whatnot, looking for something to measure the hole. I informed him a pin punch measuring .089 wanted to enter the port but would not. He said it seemed undersized slightly (He doesn't make the gas ports, only reams the chamber and cuts/threads the blanks), and for a 22" rifle-length barrel, it need to be .091-.093. He said to try a 3/16 (.093) drill bit to enlarge the hole. My research into AR gas port sizes seemed to agree.

He also said if that didn't resolve the issue to ship the upper to him and he'd get it working at no charge. He also emailed some loads for my bullets his ballistics program spit out, which are close to what I have loaded.

I'm hoping to get back to the range either Monday or Thursday to see if this resolves the issue. Fingers crossed. "

February 16th, 2019, 09:58 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Be forewarned, AZ members.
" Staunch anti-gun supporter and former American Mark Kelly has announced he will run for AZ senate race. With "Grab the Guns" Gabby at his side, he will pull a lot of heart strings and emotional votes in their cause.

Best defense is a good offense!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartanntp "

February 12th, 2019, 09:32 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Confess something personal defense related....
" They claim confession is good for the soul. Well, although some have claimed I don't have one, here goes.

I've never been one for continued SD training. First off, I don't like people looking over my shoulder to evaluate me. Never have. Two, I never had the money and/or time to partake in advanced firearm training outside of the meager training the military provided. While I haven't exactly poo-pooed advanced/continued training, I haven't particularly endorsed it either.

As things go, I took an opportunity to meet up with a forum member from another forum who was coming to a nearby range to have an "informal discussion of self defense." My primary goal was simply to meet the guy, and anything else was just gravy. The informal discussion turned into a class on point shooting and discussions for which I was totally unprepared. And by unprepared, I mean I brought my Glock 30, a couple of full mags, and a box of reloads, as well as my 6906 and a couple of loaded mags.

Long story short, I took a class on point shooting for as long as my ammo lasted (which ironically matched how long my back and knees lasted) and had my eyes opened wide on the effectiveness of point shooting and close-up self defense. I could have gone to my back up gun, but my back and knees were shot, so I pulled up a chair and played mental sponge for the rest of the impromptu sessions. I found my forum member to be an excellent instructor whose teachings came from experience, not a preestablished lesson plan. He explained his reasoning for everything he presented. No "because I say so" instructions. All logic, reasoning, and forethought.

I'm sure many of us cannot afford the time and money it takes to enroll in continued firearm training, and that's okay. But for those who can manage to come up with the money and time but have been sitting on the fence about it, OV says it will be worth that time and money. It's good stuff.

So what would you fellow forum members care to confess to, as far as personal defense goes? "

February 8th, 2019, 11:59 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Think the lion-killing jogger is bad?.
" Idaho woman trying to break up a dog fight discovers it's a dog-mountain lion fight the hard way.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/id...cid=spartanntp

When you've got a lion by the tail--Don't turn loose! "

February 6th, 2019, 04:36 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread The Mongoose is broken in--sort of..
" I finally made it out to fireform my newly made 6mm Mongoose cases. What a PITA! As I was warned, the low load of 27 grains of H335 did not have enough oomph to cycle the AR action even once. Each round had to be cycled by hand. To add to that, the case catcher I tried would stuff a case in the action as I cycled them. I used a case catcher because I didn't want to chase my handmade cases across the shooting line and have people step on them. Need to work on that case catcher.

I'm using my Armalite AR lower and the trigger is NOT much for precision work, and I didn't expect much in that area either. I slapped on an old Bushnell Sportview 4X scope I had lying around and went for it. As expected, I chased holes in the target with the sights for a while, but I didn't care as the purpose of the session was fireforming cases, not accuracy or sighting in. I did end up getting marginally respectable groups at the end. The marginal part can mostly be blamed on me.

I really hate the collapsible stock on the lower. Somewhere down the road I plan on building a lower with an A1 stock and installing a good trigger. The milspec one will never work to the extent I want with the Mongoose.

.223 case on top, (badly) formed Mongoose case before fireforming in center, Fireformed Mongoose on bottom.
Attachment 19876

Hard to tell much difference with the lousy pics, but the Mongoose is slightly shorter but wider in case width and the shoulder is changed from 30 to 40 degrees.

I didn't post any target pics because they weren't worthy of any bragging rights and Tangle would have eaten my lunch! It's going to be a long process in getting this rifle to where I want, but I've got nothing but time on my hands. And with that, tomorrow I'll start working on some real loads. Hopefully they'll cycle the danged action! "

February 4th, 2019, 04:23 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Stone's arrest....
" I've let the media hoopla run its course and pondered the event of Stone's arrest for a couple days now.

Just who did the FBI think they were arresting, some violent cartel leader from Columbia? Some deep, dark inner Miami gang lord? No...turn out it was just some old guy that probably has too much money and influence.

So FBI SWAT appears with cameras rolling, heavily armed and geared up for a firefight. What happened to knocking on the door and informing said individual they have a warrant for his arrest and to kindly come with them.

It is apparent to me the fears of the jacked-booted federal law enforcement agencies have come to fruition. If any of you think there can't be a raid on your house at o'dark-thirty to arrest you and seize all of your "weapons," you might want to ponder this recent event a bit also.

Dominoes. We're all dominoes all lined up, waiting for the first one to be tipped over. "

January 27th, 2019, 10:05 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Stop Smoking Now!.
" I learned today that a former AF coworker and hunting/fishing/camping buddy of mine has passed away. He was a couple years older than me and a chain smoker forever. I knew he had developed Parkinson's but apparently he developed COPD also, which is what finally got him. We had kept in touch through our Christmas letters over the years but hadn't actually seen each other in many years due to being in distant places after both of us retired.

I know a few people with COPD, and what they all have in common is smoking. Their lives are miserable, to say the least, and the condition robs them of enjoying themselves in their golden years. Any of you forum members who smoke, I ask you to stop it now, if not for your own health, at least do it for your family. Once the lungs go, you're all but helpless to enjoy life. "

January 24th, 2019, 03:45 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Contacting state Reps..
" I understand that elected officials rarely read a citizen's email, unless it's from a major campaign contributor, but hopefully their staffs keep a log of the number of pro- and con- opinions on the various bills. So in that thought I submitted the following to my state senator and representative on guns bills submitted so far:

I wish to express my utmost desire that you oppose the following bills: SB 364 Prohibited Placed for Weapons and Firearms, HB 135 Transfer of Firearms, and HB 197 Concealed Weapons.

All of these bills will do nothing to protect the public, in fact making them all the more defenseless, and will have no effect whatsoever on the criminal on the street. This chipping away of the Second Amendment cannot be allowed at either the state or federal level.

Conversely, I highly encourage you to support the following bills: HB 175 Firearms, and HB 6007 License to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms.

Both of these bills support the constitutional right the keep and bear arms as well as the right of one to defend one's self. They also will reverse the unconstitutional travesty enacted by the previous legislature and governor.

Sincerely,
OldVet

HB 175 would revoke the state bump-stock ban, restore the rights of 18-20-year-old adults to purchase firearms, and all else in the travesty passed by the last legislature and governor following the Parkland school shooting.

HB 6007 would allow campus carry for licensed persons.

It may be a waste of time, but without face-to-face opportunities to present one's views, there are limited methods of expressing one's desires. "

January 21st, 2019, 10:14 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread I think it's time to go..
" If this is any indication of where our descendants are going, I'm ready to check out. As if Tide Pods and condom-snorting weren't enough...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...cid=spartanntp "

January 18th, 2019, 08:52 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread I've been bad....
" But I have to say The Curmudgeon made me do it.

I pulled into a parking spot next to the only available handicapped spot. Admittedly, I crowded the line between spots but was still a good five-six inches inside my white line. Before I could get out and walk away, an old geezer in a BMW pulled into the wide-open, van-accessible spot and crowded his side of the line between us. No wheel chair, canes, or scooters visible. He then rolled down his window and gripped to me about not leaving room for him to open the door.

So The Curmudgeon politely said he'd back out and move over if the geezer would back out first. The Curmudgeon didn't want to hit the geezer's BMW. So he did.

The Curmudgeon backed out and promptly pulled into the one handicapped spot, hung his parking permit on the mirror, and left.

Never mess with a curmudgeon, especially if you're driving a BMW with NY tags. "

January 15th, 2019, 01:14 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Say hello to my little friend.
" The Mongoose is loose!

21.5-inch McGowen Stainless Steel barrel in 6mm Mongoose with recessed target crown, Rifle-length gas system, SS gas block, Aero Precision upper receiver, 15-inch keymod free-floating handrail. The Harris bipod and Bushnell 4X scope I already had.

Attachment 19128 Attachment 19129

Might have to get to the range later this week to fireform 70 rounds I've loaded. Twenty-seven grains of H335 under 55-grain bullets. A light load for fireforming purposes and barrel break-in.

Case on left is resized 5.56, on right is reformed 6mm Mongoose prior to fireforming.

Attachment 19130

The fireforming will blow out the sides and sharpen the shoulders. Case is supposed to hold 1-1.5 grains more than the 5.56 afterwards.

The Mongoose round is designed to shoot a 6mm bullet through an AR action with no part replacement other than the barrel. It will easily load 90-95 grin bullets to AR mag length, longer if the magazine is notched. "

January 8th, 2019, 01:00 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread If you want a straw at McD's....
" ...you'd better ask nicely!

Due to a new city ordinance, McD's had to remove all the straws from the beverage stand. Now you have to ask for one. This guy didn't ask nicely.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-m...005627187.html

Girl pretty well beat the snot out of the guy and had to be held back. He was later arrested for battery.

Florida girls... "

January 4th, 2019, 04:32 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread What makes you "trust" a firearm?.
" I often read where someone has a problem with a new gun and has to send it back for repair. Then endless people chime in about how they'd never trust it for CC (or whatever) again and sell it or demote it to range use.

I don't get the "trust" factor. To me, either a gun works or it does not. If it does not, I fix it. I've never had one that didn't work after being fixed.

I wonder if these people with gun trust issues sell their vehicles if they have a flat tire or the alternator goes bad. All things mechanical fail. It happens.

"My model Master Blaster has 10 billion rounds through it and hasn't failed yet!" Key word there is "yet." That light bulb you turned off last night may go pop when you switch it on tonight. There're no guarantees.

My gun failures are few and very far between, including those caused by ammo. In fact, I'm having a hard time even thinking of one failure that wasn't operator induced somehow. The bad luck some folks seem to have with firearms makes me think I want them to be on the other side in a gun battle so that I'll be safer.

So what does it take for you to "trust" a gun that has faltered? "

January 3rd, 2019, 03:40 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite