Scrap Yard Knife Company

What have you BOUGHT lately?

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/14/16 08:19 PM

Sister thread to my "What have you SOLD lately"....
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/14/16 08:23 PM

I've recently bought:

Busse NMFSH (traded for today)

Scrap Yard 511MO (arrived last night)

LaRue LT-751 Aimpoint T-1 Mount (arrived Tuesday night)

LMT SOPMOD Gen2 Stock (sent payment on Monday)

Aimpoint CompM4S with ADM Mount (sent payment on Monday)

Leupold Mark AR MOD1 SPR FireDot-G 1.5-4x Scope (arrived Saturday)

Busse BG Meaner Street Ergo with Orange & Black G10 (ordered last week)

Busse BG Meaner Street Ergo with Green & Black G10 (ordered last week)

Scrap Yard Scrapper 5 (arrived last week)
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/14/16 09:08 PM

M & P 45 full size and Emerson 15s...the mini and full sized...very cool folders!!

Bought some 556 and 45 ammunition today as well...
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 12:44 AM

Let me just leave the Busse's on order out of this (as I may have to acknowledge the $$s I owe them wink )... wink

Just paid for a CRK Sebby21. A folding sleep mate (I have inflatables but am experimenting). Some silicon "gun socks" for all the rifles along the "back row" of my safe that don't get fished out often enough wink. Also going to order a Lone Wolf "multi-tool" for my Glock.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 02:45 AM

Chophouse Special, ASH-2, Jackmandu, Double Talon , SHe, AK-47 sword, Justin Gingrich bowie (Busse blank), more .45-.70 ammo. grin
Posted By: Massive Metal

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 02:51 AM

Chophouse (lean Cut)
Sykco Skinner

And a (don't tell Arch) BGTG...I want to customize mine like Al Sheikh's "No Team Gemini"

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/840448-No-Team-Gemini-in-action

I hope my skills are that good, it looks excellent!!
MM
cool
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 06:55 AM

My last few:
Beretta CX4 Storm 9mm carbine
Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm pistol (both these weapons use the same mag)
Chophouse Lean Cut
More Mags for the Berettas

Saving up for
1. Optics for the CX4
2. XS Big Dot Sight set for the PX4
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 07:00 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Chophouse Special, ASH-2, Jackmandu, Double Talon , SHe, AK-47 sword, Justin Gingrich bowie (Busse blank), more .45-.70 ammo. grin


I forgot I have (3) Jackmandu on order.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 07:01 PM

Looks like we're all having a lot of fun!

Andy, at some point you should post a picture of your 4,572,823,813 member ASH collection along with the other 534,546 inches of INFI you have holding Australia in place.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 07:15 PM

Not much here. I've managed to avoid ordering any of these "operation 2 weeks" offerings. The only thing I have on order is a custom shop RMD that I ordered before operation 2 weeks began. I almost ordered the MS ergo, then I chickened out.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 08:47 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Looks like we're all having a lot of fun!

Andy, at some point you should post a picture of your 4,572,823,813 member ASH collection along with the other 534,546 inches of INFI you have holding Australia in place.
..... the ASH1s are a possibility.... the rest would require them all to be out of storage at the same time.... ergo acknowledging that there ARE more than 10 of them in that box.... wink wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 09:36 PM

I assumed you had a room in your home dedicated exclusively for ASH1 storage. I guess you might need two rooms by now?
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/16 10:31 PM

No comment .... wink
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 01:26 AM

A house in South Carolina, all other "wanna buy's" are on hold.
Posted By: Massive Metal

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 02:40 AM

Originally Posted by Mastiff
A house in South Carolina, all other "wanna buy's" are on hold.


Congrats on the house!!!

MM
cool


Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 12:05 PM

Congrats on the house. Been thru that quite a few times. Stressful, but exciting.

Bought some different mag pouches for my battle belt last night.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 04:18 PM

I caught the scope bug back in November and been buying stuff since.

SWFA SS 1-4x24
IOR 4x32
Meopta Artemis 2000 4x32
Vortex Viper HSLR 2.5-10x32 (x2)

I found a 30mm Warne RAMP mount and stuck a Viper on my SCAR. I will sooner or later get a Anschutz RX22 so the other Viper goes on it. Just waiting on the RX22 to go back on sale.

I ended up getting a CTK Precision rifle rest and Wheeler scope mounting kit to do a better job on mounting scopes and sighting everything in. I'm not happy with the CTK for the price but it works.

I ordered a FNH TSR in .300 wsm that will be here late February. I will be putting my Swarovski Z6 2.5-15x56 on it. At half the price of the CZ UHR I had planned to get I think I will be just as happy with it. I was looking to ding my "sniper rifle" fantasy and still end up with a more than capable hunting rifle. I wasn't stuck on any caliber but I like .300 sizes and wanted something with more reach and smack than .308. My cousin bought a Sako in .300 ask last year so I figured we could swap ammo until we find what works best. This caliber might actually lead to me reloading at some point.

I will be picking up a Yugo SKS and five Tapco 20 round mags any day now. It was fairly cheap and I like the 7.62x39 round but won't hunt like my CZ527 and its not as mean as my SLR-101 so it may be a project gun or just a plinker. I have a Russian Vomz 8x56 scope I may stick on it and call it a "boar sniper" or something lol.

I picked up a S30V Kershaw Blur to replace the S60V Blur that a guy dropped in the reservoir a year or so ago. It cuts but this is the dullest Kershaw knife I have ever gotten.

The last month or so I have been upgrading my hunting clothes. I found some nice deals on Amazon. Ended up with a 5.11 Taclite pro pants and shirt in Realtree. Nice but velcro sucks for hunting gear so I will be removing some of it. I also found a nice quality fleece jacket, rain proof windbreaker, and lightweight ripstop pullover all in Realtree.

I have been on a rainy day hunting gear kick since I got rained out on a trip last year. I bought and returned a bunch of rain gear that was all way too big and way too noisy for any sort of hunting. I finally found a set of Helly Hanson Impertech bibs on Cabela's website for $20. And wouldn't you know I go on a hunting trip and it rained the whole day... But the weather I checked before I left was 2.5 hours north of where I hunt where it was bone dry so I left them at home. Luckily the 5.11 pants and pullover did okay and I found enough cover to hunt the whole day on the rain.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 04:47 PM

Mastiff, congratulations on the house! smile
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 05:23 PM

Originally Posted by Mastiff
A house in South Carolina, all other "wanna buy's" are on hold.


Congratulations!!!
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 07:52 PM

Thank you everyone for the congrats. Two of the biggest selling points on this new house (for me at least) is that my back yard literally backs up to 27,000 acres of a National Wildlife Refuge and my property has a freshwater spring on it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 08:49 PM

Now those two points ARE nice!
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 10:12 PM

Originally Posted by Mastiff
Thank you everyone for the congrats. Two of the biggest selling points on this new house (for me at least) is that my back yard literally backs up to 27,000 acres of a National Wildlife Refuge and my property has a freshwater spring on it.


That is great!! Good on you!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/16 11:15 PM

That's wonderful. Congrats on a start to being self sufficient if needed.
Posted By: Hooker

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/16 01:41 AM

Waiting on the Chop house Lean Cut, Steel Heart Ergo and the Badger Attack Ergo.
Santa brought me a SIG MCX and 900 rnds. of Australian SS109.
Ten Gen. 3 PMAGS for $9.77 ea.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/16 01:59 AM

I love Tactical Claus.
Posted By: GeneralDelivery

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/16 05:18 AM

Direct Action Ghost pack (my new edc/ghb)

LT Wright Bushcrafter

Silver Fire scout biofuel backpacking stove

Ruger Blackhawk .357 6.5" (on order)

Diamond D Alaskan chest rig for it (on order)

Glock 43 (yesterday)

Various things for it ie. Holster, mag extensions, sights, etc. (on order)
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/16 07:30 PM

Off to the LGS today for 100 Nosler Accubonds (.30cal 180gn) and some AR2213SC or AR2217... still working through that decision in my mind.... wink
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/16 04:48 AM

AR2213SC won the day......but apparently Winchester .300WM unprimed brass is like unicorn poop.... frown
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/16 08:43 PM

With the Australian firearms ban, I would think anything weapon related would have to be found in the sunny meadow where the unicorns live.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/16 04:00 AM

Originally Posted by Mastiff
With the Australian firearms ban
.... not to be an arse my friend but we have lots of guns... and plenty of gunshops... wink We even have gun shows... !!!! I have a safe full of long arms and about a half dozen handguns that are all perfectly legal...I have no special circumstances, I just like guns... wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/16 06:03 AM

Andy, I thought there were VERY restrictive gun ownership laws in Oz.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/16 07:00 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Andy, I thought there were VERY restrictive gun ownership laws in Oz.


Apparently unicorn poop is legal.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/16 08:27 PM

Yes the laws are very different to the US... but there is no "Total Ban" as is often touted in the US. And we ar enot at all like the UK.

Semi rifles shotguns and pump shotguns are highly restricted (not totally banned as I have friends who own all three legally.

All other action types of rifle and shotgun are not difficult to own. All firearm are registered.

Handguns you need them either for occupation (security industry) or competition, I have mine for the later.

This is a link to one of the places I shop (via mail order).

https://www.cleaverfirearms.com/
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/16 08:29 PM

I should add that when semi rifles were banned many people moved to long range precision firearms. And that since the "buy-backs" of 1996 and 2002, the ownership of legally held arms has increased.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/23/16 06:41 AM

Just watched that Video. MAN Y'all are a blood thirsty lot! wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/16 05:58 PM

Bought a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4x SPR FireDot scope and ADM mount.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/16 09:33 PM

Bought a lot of bullets--300 gr 458s, 77 gr 224s, 180gr 308s, 139gr 6.5s...that and a Vortex Spitfire.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/16 11:17 PM

A modified .300Win case for my Hornady Lock n Load OAL gauge, a Lee Factory Crimp die for the same (did I mention that already) and some freeze dried meals in different flavours so me and my mate can taste test and agree on the 2x servings to share while in the bush.

Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/30/16 06:53 AM

DT, PLEASE let me know what you think of the Spitfire. I ALMOST ordered a lucid HD7 gen III but then found the ar15 spitfire scope by vortex (due out this summer). I HAD intended on getting the spitfire so any info about how it actually works would be appreciated.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/30/16 09:42 PM

I love it Randy. It's nicer than the other red dots in that it still works even if the battery is dead. Also prefer the circle and dot vice the simple dot. Would prefer the 3x for a shotgun or 458 sight, but for an unmagnified one, it was on sale for $178 shipped at Midway which is the only reason I got it--sold my SPARC to fund it. Vortex optics are fantastic, AND they have the lifetime warranty. I haven't seen the Lucid in person so can't speak to it, but if you can catch the Vortex on sale for $150-180, I'd jump on it. Midway or palmettostatearmory are your best bets.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/31/16 06:32 AM

Thanks DT.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/01/16 12:40 AM

You bet. Happy to oblige.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/01/16 07:59 PM

Originally Posted by DogTired
I love it Randy. It's nicer than the other red dots in that it still works even if the battery is dead. Also prefer the circle and dot vice the simple dot. Would prefer the 3x for a shotgun or 458 sight, but for an unmagnified one, it was on sale for $178 shipped at Midway which is the only reason I got it--sold my SPARC to fund it. Vortex optics are fantastic, AND they have the lifetime warranty. I haven't seen the Lucid in person so can't speak to it, but if you can catch the Vortex on sale for $150-180, I'd jump on it. Midway or palmettostatearmory are your best bets.


Someone was asking me about Vortex last night. I have no experience, but have read they're a very good value.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/16 03:41 PM

Thanks to a kind gift I'm now interesting in "nice" folders. This means I had to try a ZT. Bought a ZT 0350.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/16 04:40 PM

I've heard those ZT knives are NICE, in more ways than one.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/16 08:36 PM

Yes. Yes they are. Wish i still had one. I can say that about a lot of things though grin
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/03/16 02:30 AM

Parallel to my ZT thread I'm thinking about additional ZTs while I wait on delivery of my 350.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/03/16 01:40 PM

ZT 350 is "out for delivery" today.

Picked up a Dogfather on the Exchange last night.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/03/16 04:10 PM

Deleted. Wrong thread.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/03/16 09:03 PM

Just ordered a new 3 Way (12V/240/Gas) camping fridge. I finally gave up on my old one last year (it was really only the 12v that was shot but I could not fight it anymore !!).
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/03/16 09:07 PM

Well, I have the 350 in hand.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/16 07:51 AM

And what do you think Arch?

I bought a lot of rough cut dried lumber to build my house with this summer, and traded a trap shotgun that I couldn't hit any clay with for a new xd45 mod2.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/16 02:04 PM

Greaser I've written some reviews over in my ZT Thread.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/16 03:23 PM

Product Information

Kizer Cutlery, 3416A2, 2.5 in S35VN Drop Point Blade, Linerlock, Green Handle Folder

After almost loosing the tip on the Christmas blade the grand kids got me I thought I should maybe find something else to carry all the time and reserve that blade for special occasions.

Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/16 04:27 AM

Well I scored 150 Winchester .40s&w 180gr hollow points for $65 and ordered 1,000 of wolf gold .223 55gr FMJBT for $345 shipped.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/16 07:19 AM

Nice price on the winchesters for sure. How is the wolf gold I haven't tried any myself.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/16 11:35 AM

Same question on the Gold?
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/16 06:10 AM

This will be my first time but I know lots of guys using it and very happy

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/12/04/wolf-gold-223-ammo-review/
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/16 07:46 PM

The new camping fridge arrived last night. Unpacked and happily running (down to freezing) overnight. I am away for a few days this weekend so it will get a run then, not on 12v thought as I need to do some wiring in my truck to accomodate it. I could do a fast job (that is safe and works) or a a good job that I am happy with, I will go with the second option but just don't have time to do it before I leave Friday.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/16 10:35 PM

Andy,
Sorry if I missed this, but what is the power source for the fridge?

Gun Dog,
I shoot rather large quantities of Wolf Classic and Black Box (polymer coated / steel case 223) and have never had a problem. I'm curious to see how your Gold performs, because I have a piston AR that doesn't like Wolf Steel Case. I need to try a Carbine buffer in it before I start spending extra cash on brass case ammo (currently has a H2 buffer).

I've probably shot in excess of 10,000 rounds of polymer coated / steel case Wolf and outside of: A) being very dirty; B) being on the weak side; C) providing 2-3 MOA accuracy its great training ammo. I often chide "steel case haters" who spout off the standard "would you put 89 octane in a Ferrari" line. The fact is, Wolf steel case will pay for itself very quickly:

SHIPPING COSTS OMITTED

Wolf Steel Case / Polymer Coated 55gr = $225/1000
PRVI Brass Case 55gr = $320/1000
Federal 193 = $400/1000

Using the cheap brass case as a comparison:

BCM MidLength Upper with Charging Handle & Bolt Carrier = $585

Cost Difference B/T Steel & Cheap Brass = $95/1000

$585 / $95 = 6.16 Cases

Every 6.2 cases of steel case ammo funds a whole new upper.

Brass Case For Training = Fools Gold

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/16 10:42 PM

BTW: If you don't overheat your barrel, your standard mid-quality upper will last 6-10k rounds before accuracy degrades....

4150 barrels = 10-12k
Hammerforged = 12-15k
Nitrided = 20k PLUS

These figures strongly favor Wolf steel case ammo. Also, steel case is "weaker" and resents less strain and wear.

The only potential downside to steel case ammo:

1) Sticky extraction for non-chrome or nitrided chambers;
2) Increased extractor wear (these are CHEAP). I've never had one break, BTW.
3) Bi-metal jacketed bullets could theoretically increase barrel wear. HOWEVER, nitriding and chrome lining should negate this (if there is any scientific evidence to prove this happens).
Also, Federal (Lake City as in the provider of ammo to our military) is now using "bi-metal" jackets for "Nato" rifle ammo....


XM80CL = copper washed steel jacket.
XM80CL = full metal jacket.
XM80C = bi-metal jacket design.
XM80C = full metal jacket.
XM80CL = full metal jacket.
XM80CL = full metal jacket.
XM80CS = full metal jacket.
XM80CL = copper plated.
XM80CL = bi-metal jacket design.
XM80CS = full metal jacket.
XM80C = full metal jacket.
XM80CL = full metal jacket.
XM80CL = full metal jacket.

The "real" issue with Wolf steel case: its training ammo - not match or defense ammo if you want 1-1.5MOA capable fodder.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/16 10:45 PM

The repeated codes aren't a mistake. I think the duplicates are a result of Federal's multiple packaging facilities (one in Lake City, MO and one in Anoka, MN).

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/16 10:48 PM

Gun Dog,
I wasn't knocking your choice. I have uses for "better" ammo too. I was pointing out to EVERYONE not to be afraid of steel case ammo.

I'm going to revise my 10,000 round number. I've shot 2,000rds in the past month...and have been shooting steel case since the early 1990's.

I've probably fired 10-15,000rds of steel case 223, and another 3,000rds of steel case 7.62x39mm.

I do always shoot brass case 7.62x51mm.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/16 12:47 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Andy,
Sorry if I missed this, but what is the power source for the fridge?


240v Mains Power (it's running at home now)

12v for vehicle (need to add a dedicate 6amp cable and relay as it will melt a lighter socket supply(I will add a switch as well on the dash)

Propane Gas in the bush (I get around 7 days from a 3kg bottle).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/16 08:45 PM

Well according to USPS tracking my GTI mini folder is supposed to be here tomorrow. I sure hope so Cause we got "THE" call that we are needed at the Grandkids Friday. That means we won't get home until around 7:00-7:15PM!
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/12/16 12:06 AM

Originally Posted by Architect


Gun Dog,
I shoot rather large quantities of Wolf Classic and Black Box (polymer coated / steel case 223) and have never had a problem. I'm curious to see how your Gold performs, because I have a piston AR that doesn't like Wolf Steel Case. I need to try a Carbine buffer in it before I start spending extra cash on brass case ammo (currently has a H2 buffer).



My reason for interest as well, not sure why the piston ARs don't like the steel cased.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/16 11:48 AM

It's underpowered. My POF has a Carbine buffer and runs fine. My LWRCs have H2 and fail to cycle. That tells me it's not getting enough gas (underpowered).

The POF also has E2 Extraction which probably helps.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/16 11:48 AM

There have been zero failures to extract or eject. Many failures to cycle enough to pick up another round.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/16 11:40 PM

I just ordered a Radical Firearms AR in 7.62x39.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...+7.62X39+FGS-12+Rifle&search=Radical

For $500 it's already setup the way I want it for most part. I was planning on going with a PSA upper and lower but factor in the cost of the changes I would have to make and the RF rifle is the better deal.

My plan for now is to a SWFA 1-4x24 on it and see how it stacks up against my CZ527 as a hunting rifle.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/16 06:26 AM

That makes sense Arch and yeah thats what mine does as well just doesn't pick up another round. I wonder if it would be detrimental to put a lighter buffer in it.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/16 06:27 AM

Yeah for that price pretty hard to pass one up Lazi especially since you are already invested in the round.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/16 07:12 AM

Got a single mag carrier for my PX4 Saturday. Actually pretty neat. It's one piece of Kydex folded over and shaped (skeletonized). I will try and get up a pic in the next day or two. I think it's a pretty good deal for $15.00. It's thick Kydex so it should last.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/16 11:56 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
I just ordered a Radical Firearms AR in 7.62x39.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...+7.62X39+FGS-12+Rifle&search=Radical

For $500 it's already setup the way I want it for most part. I was planning on going with a PSA upper and lower but factor in the cost of the changes I would have to make and the RF rifle is the better deal.

My plan for now is to a SWFA 1-4x24 on it and see how it stacks up against my CZ527 as a hunting rifle.


A co-worker has a Radical in 458 SOCOM. It wish works 100% with quality ammo.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/16 11:58 PM

Originally Posted by greaser
That makes sense Arch and yeah thats what mine does as well just doesn't pick up another round. I wonder if it would be detrimental to put a lighter buffer in it.


I've tried a H buffer and it helped some. Next trip I plan to try a Carbine buffer.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/16 03:20 AM

Got my first sig. A p226 legion. My Glocks needed a little competition
It's a .40 model.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/16 04:43 AM

You'll probably like the Sig's accuracy. Every one I've owned has been accurate. They've all been 100% reliable except 40SW P229 when they first arrived on the market.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/16 07:12 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by greaser
That makes sense Arch and yeah thats what mine does as well just doesn't pick up another round. I wonder if it would be detrimental to put a lighter buffer in it.


I've tried a H buffer and it helped some. Next trip I plan to try a Carbine buffer.


I will be waiting to hear how it goes, I don't have any on hand at the moment or I would give it a try myself. I took inventory the other day and I have enough barrels and etc.. to build 3 more ARs but I will have to buy about one guns worth to put them together. LOL I could build one out of the three but I have specific plans for all of the parts and they (in my head) don't go together.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/18/16 01:04 PM

Will let you know after I have a chance to test.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/18/16 01:04 PM

Was dinged yesterday for my second Rodent 6.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/16 04:24 PM

Today I was given digital camo (Marpat ?) gear by a trooper.
1. Pair of elbow pads
2. 5 Molle II pocket medic bags.
3. 1 Improved First Aid Kit bag
4. 2 Improved IFAK inserts
They've never been used, Not bad for freebies!

I know I will keep the IFAK and at least one of the inserts.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/16 05:38 PM

Randy,
If the pattern has black it's likely MARPAT. Definitely not bad for free!
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/16 08:26 PM

New powder scales arrived from the US on Wednesday... got to try them yesterday. A huge improvement over the old ones !!!! Tried to buy powder yesterday but no AR2213SC was available... frown
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/16 05:43 AM

Originally Posted by lazi
I just ordered a Radical Firearms AR in 7.62x39.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...+7.62X39+FGS-12+Rifle&search=Radical

For $500 it's already setup the way I want it for most part. I was planning on going with a PSA upper and lower but factor in the cost of the changes I would have to make and the RF rifle is the better deal.

My plan for now is to a SWFA 1-4x24 on it and see how it stacks up against my CZ527 as a hunting rifle.


Lazi, I'm anxious to hear your evaluation once you have a chance to try out that rifle. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/16 07:11 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Randy,
If the pattern has black it's likely MARPAT. Definitely not bad for free!


OK, I just checked. It's ACU digital camo.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/16 07:13 AM

Sheesh, all these new patterns of camo. When I was in we had basically Olive Drab, regular old style camo and Tiger Stripe. I personally thought the tiger stripe was the nicest. Oh and they started issuing Desert Camo a few years before I got out.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/16 09:49 AM

This (without the medical supplies) is the IFAK bag and insert I got. It's even the right color!
http://www.usamma.amedd.army.mil/assets/docs/IFAK.pdf



And here is a little better pic and description of it.
http://www.armyproperty.com/Resources/NSN-Listings/IFAK.htm
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/16 02:26 PM

Nice scores Skunk.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/16 06:19 AM

First I didn't have any bags, now I have to many! I think, maybe. Rags to riches, really DOES happen! wink smile
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/16 01:58 PM

Randy,
I'm one of the ACU (Awful Camo Universally) haters. Have you thought about using RIT dye on any of your gear? I've seen interesting results.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/16 08:31 PM

That pattern isn't my favorite, but I can live with it. It will just be added to the group. Right now I have kind of an od sage green, flat dark earth (brown) and regular (Old style) jungle camo pattern. Oh and some black. Basically what I can find that I like (for the price I like). I figure I'll blend in now no matter WHAT the climate/territory I might find myself in if it all hits the fan in my lifetime.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/27/16 02:14 AM

So the SKS and RF AR-15 in x39 at here.

At $235 and $520 ($20 FFL fee) I think I did okay. A guy already offered to buy my SKS for more than I paid for it. Not selling yet though... And I don't see how anybody could put a x39 AR together for less than what I paid for this one. At least not with the railed handguard, ergo grip, magazine, and case. If these shoot okay and don't cost me any more than what it takes to dress them and feed them then I'll be a happy camper.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/27/16 03:46 AM

Congrats. Please post results from your RF!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/27/16 03:50 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
That pattern isn't my favorite, but I can live with it. It will just be added to the group. Right now I have kind of an od sage green, flat dark earth (brown) and regular (Old style) jungle camo pattern. Oh and some black. Basically what I can find that I like (for the price I like). I figure I'll blend in now no matter WHAT the climate/territory I might find myself in if it all hits the fan in my lifetime.


For clothing I keep: woodland, multicam, OD, OD Sage, Coyote Brown and dark blue. I figure these or combinations of these will address every environment I'm likely to find. I would like to try ATACS FG.

For gear I keep: 99% Coyote Brown. I do have some woodland, OD, and multicam bits.

For packs: coyote brown, multicam, foliage green.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 06:09 AM

I like my ATACS plate carrier for my local it looks like a mess up close but blends in great.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 06:12 AM

The colors don't come out exactly true in this picture.
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Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 06:36 AM

Nice Kit ya got there Grease.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 10:00 PM

ATACS (original) works well in the West of my state or in summer. I think the FG version would work really well in the greener parts but there I use multicam (or the Brit or Aussie versions of this).

Andy
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 10:54 PM

Got a couple extra magazines for my MP 45.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 11:30 PM

Cool Rich. I FOUND an extra 20 round magazine for my Px4/CX4 that I didn't realize I had. It was in the pistol case when I put it up.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 11:36 PM

You are full of good finds lately Randy!

Gary, that you who scored 2 Becker 15s over at BF?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 11:45 PM

IF it is boy did he get took! I have a Black Jack Magnum Camp I would have sold him for $5.00! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/16 11:45 PM

I really DO have one, but It can't be bought for no five bucks!
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 12:27 AM

Just ordered some unprimed .300WM Brass, 150gns Hornday SSTs, a small binocular harness and a combo powder tray/funnel to go with my new digital scales.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 02:24 AM

Must be nice to be rich. Either that or the exchange rate is REAL good. smile
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 04:30 AM

Noooo..... the exchange rate is horrible !!! The cases cost $72, the projectiles $46 the harness $15 and the tray $17, so not too bad.

You should see the list I would have if I was rich wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 07:13 AM

I bought some Hornady .223 SP ammo and received some more freeze-dried food.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 10:29 AM

I bought a synthetic/stainless 10/22 yesterday. I had some gift cards I needed to use up.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 02:03 PM

Everyone is buying sensible items and I bought another knife I don't need...

Busse BWM

I SHOULD be buying ammo. I'm shooting more again, but not replenishing my supplies.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 02:04 PM

Adam, congrats on your 10/22. Best little/inexpensive rifle purchase a person can make.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 02:55 PM

Thanks. I've owned lotsa 22s but this is my first 10/22. I gifted my bolt action 22 to my nephew for Christmas and found myself 22 rifle-less. I'm already thinking of ways to customize it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 03:07 PM

What Gary said Adam. The 10/22 is a great little rifle and can be customized into something that you wouldn't recognize.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 03:10 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Everyone is buying sensible items and I bought another knife I don't need...

Busse BWM

I SHOULD be buying ammo. I'm shooting more again, but not replenishing my supplies.



The BWM is a really nice blade Gary. I have had one for a few years now and it is perhaps the best chopper I have after the 1311. When I got mine the "Grooves" in the handle were kinda sharp, but they wear down pretty quick into just enhancing the gripability.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 03:10 PM

My brother got one for Christmas one year when we were kids. I was happy with my little single shot, but I was still a little jealous.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 03:11 PM

My above statement is regarding the 10/22. I should've quoted Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/16 03:11 PM

As far as buying the last thing was my little GTI folder. BUT there is a gun/knife show coming up this weekend and I am looking for at least a couple little bags, so... smile
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/16 05:00 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Everyone is buying sensible items and I bought another knife I don't need...

Busse BWM

I SHOULD be buying ammo. I'm shooting more again, but not replenishing my supplies.


Not everyone Arch, I couldn't resist this beauty.
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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/16 02:10 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
The BWM is a really nice blade Gary. I have had one for a few years now and it is perhaps the best chopper I have after the 1311. When I got mine the "Grooves" in the handle were kinda sharp, but they wear down pretty quick into just enhancing the gripability.


This will be my first TINFI chopper. All other INFI choppers have been 0.25" to 0.3+ (I had a FAT NMFSH that was a BEAST). I've been more interested in thinner blades lately, and the deal and timing were right.

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/16 02:18 PM

Originally Posted by Spider-Pig
My brother got one for Christmas one year when we were kids. I was happy with my little single shot, but I was still a little jealous.


I've had quite a few 10/22 over the years. Everything from the plain blued / birch stock models to stainless factory spiral fluted "Target" models to Charger pistols to the new Take-Down model (and everything in between).

I wouldn't be without a 10/22. In fact, my stainless Take-Down with Tech-Sights would be one of the very last guns I'd let go. People on the internet talk about accuracy, but I've come to question: A) their shooting abilities; B) the accuracy of their STATEMENTS; C) the variables involved; D) the truthfulness of their statements.

The 10/22 has a reputation as not being accurate. I suspect this depends on your definition of "accurate". I can flip an empty 12 gauge shotgun shell around at 25-30 yards while standing, supporting my 10/22 TD with OPEN SIGHTS against a wood column (supports the roof over the shooting station at my range) all day any day. This to me is more than adequate accuracy for an open sighted $300 rifle shooting 15 year old "Federal Bulk Pack" ammo from Wal-Mart. I think if I tested quality ammo and found a load the rifle liked it would be exceedingly accurate.

I'm not a benchrest shooter.

The aftermarket support for the rifle is amazing. You can replace every part on it with something else.

They're reliable. I've had some with untold round counts still run. They'll fail occasionally, but its nothing catastrophic (failure to load or similarly non-issue).

Overall, a well equipped stainless 10/22 is a "must have" as far as I'm concerned.

By "well equipped" I mean:

1) Sling
2) Improved Sighting (either a quality scope or open sights like Williams or Tech-Sights)
3) Plenty of mags and ammo.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/16 02:19 PM

greaser - that's a good looking gun. Let us know how it shoots over in the Gun thread after you range it.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/16 02:45 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
greaser - that's a good looking gun. Let us know how it shoots over in the Gun thread after you range it.


Thanks and will do Arch, how do you feel about the 10/22 takedowns?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/04/16 02:39 PM

Love the TakeDown. More accurate than the standard version.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/04/16 06:52 PM

I have been thinking about getting the stainless takedown but haven't had it in hand yet.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/04/16 07:04 PM

I'd like to put a 17" suppressor barrel on a 10/22 takedown.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/05/16 11:22 AM

Adam, that would make a great pack gun for sentry "problems" and small game after a break down.

I keep a TD in my BOB. Tech-Sights work great for this role.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/07/16 09:08 PM

I bought a couple of KaBar / Becker Tweener BK16 to test as detail knives.

They feel great in the hand (balance, weight, handle ergonomics, etc) and came with a serviceable sheath. My concern will be edge retention. I am not, however, concerned with strength as I view this as a companion knife.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/07/16 09:26 PM

Parts for a AR pistol and 2 Surefire x300U
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/09/16 03:12 AM

2,000 of 9mm
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/09/16 06:46 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
I bought a couple of KaBar / Becker Tweener BK16 to test as detail knives.

They feel great in the hand (balance, weight, handle ergonomics, etc) and came with a serviceable sheath. My concern will be edge retention. I am not, however, concerned with strength as I view this as a companion knife.


Have heard some good things about them. I wouldn't be to concerned about the strength either. Edge retention may not be as good as you are used to (Compared to Bussekin of course) but should be good. Besides personally, I would rather a blade be on the kind of softer side. Will "Give more instead of breaking (USUALLY) and easier to sharpen if you find yourself surrounded by nothing but rocks. If I had one I certainly wouldn't feel I had an unreliable product.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/09/16 10:32 AM

The edge retention on my BK 15 has been good. But, I have no problem with 1095 in general and find it holds up well. Seem to remember some micro chipping on an izula but that's about it.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/09/16 05:14 PM

Ordered a Milspec Monkey Adapt Pack which is a modified MSM Tacitcal Tailor collaboration based on the Tactical Tailor Removable Operator Pack. Ordered it in Wolf Grey...
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/09/16 05:18 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
2,000 of 9mm


What kind of deal did you find? I was tempted to pick up 1K at around $0.20 a round.

I'll probably buy some bulk ammo over the next couple months.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/10/16 01:06 AM

$.219 is about the best I can find it here in Ohio.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/10/16 01:33 AM

Thanks guys - looking forward to putting one to the test.

Bought another RMD.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/10/16 07:13 AM

I've put my bid in on a Maxpedition Malaga (And Maxped's CCW holster for a new edc and or POSSIBLE GHB (we will see what I can get in it). Now all I need to figure out is what handgun to keep in it. I am seriously thinking about my Glock 17 with one spare mag.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 02:09 AM

Randy,
Remember your GHB might be all you end up owning if there isn't a H to G to. As such, I think you'd be hard pressed to select a better gun than your G17. I do recommend SUBSTANTIALLY more ammo than 34rds.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 02:10 AM

I keep a 16oz Nalgene bottle filled to the top with 9mm in my GHB.

I'll have to count, but I think it holds about 200rds. That coupled with (4) loaded mags....
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 02:11 AM

Your GHB is a reverse BOB. Smaller, lighter and less capability but same purpose. I think the ability to fight is greater in a GH scenario than in a BO.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 02:13 AM

GH will be a highly populated affair (the sheeple will not have died off yet). BO is likely to be required after the initial die off...less people = less boolits
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 02:14 AM

GH could involve traffic problems, panicking people, provocations, etc.

BO would be a low key, creeping in the bush operation.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 02:59 AM

Good points!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 03:47 AM

YUP, good points Gary. I would have a larger bag available but would only carry the smaller one out of the Jeep.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 09:44 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
I keep a 16oz Nalgene bottle filled to the top with 9mm in my GHB.

I'll have to count, but I think it holds about 200rds. That coupled with (4) loaded mags....




This is a brilliant idea Arch, I am stealing it.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/16 09:45 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
GH will be a highly populated affair (the sheeple will not have died off yet). BO is likely to be required after the initial die off...less people = less boolits


This is why I live in the sticks.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/13/16 07:03 AM

But ONE "Hazard" to living in the sticks is "They" may figure you have foodstuff put up for just such an emergency.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/13/16 08:37 AM

Saturday I Went across the river. Yes Dogs I ventured into the Liberal Mecca of ILLINOIS! I know, I know, I felt totally naked without my "Hogs Leg" but I had no choice. Needless to say I extended my radar and paid more attention to conversations and braved the horde. The place I went to was a flea market that is only open on Sat and Sun. There is one "Room" that has some LIMITED Military Surplus items. I went there specifically looking for something.

The Foray was productive though. It netted me a Vietnam era poncho. NOT the extremely heavy rubber covered green one but the lighter weight (the kind I had before) jungle camo version. I checked it over real good and as best as I can determine it is still all intact. IF there are any small areas that are leaking I can always buy a bottle of silicone they make for light weight tents and tarps. They also have liners but I didn't get one this time. That I will save for another day.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/13/16 04:41 PM

MSM Adapt Pack was backordered... Said they had 2 in stock when I ordered.

I did some shopping around and I don't think I'm going to find a pack that gets as close to what I want as that pack. I screwed around and cancelled the order but I'm thinking I should've just left it alone and waited it out. The other colors I might want are backorder for up to a couple months. And this particular site has the best price I've seen @ $86.

I've been wanting a decent edc pack for years now. I guess waiting a couple weeks wouldn't have matter that much.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/13/16 04:58 PM

I ordered some Red Kap ripstop shirts (SY60). I prefer a button up over a polo style shirt when it gets warmer out. The ripstop material may be too hot for summer wear here though. At $10 I figure I'll give then a try and if not for summer they will be fine to wear come the fall.

I've pick up quite few tactical shirts lately. Bought a few 5.11, some BlackHawk, and will probably snag a few Vertx shirts soon. I keep finding them heavily discounted here and there so I figure I should check them out. Some of them are fine everyday shirts that will last for a long long time but some are way over the top tactically and way too heavy material and build wise. They just wouldn't work well down here in the south. I guess maybe 2 to 3 months out of the year like my jackets. But really not my sort of thing...I probably will end up talking about them in the "sold" thread at some point.

Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/13/16 09:00 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
But ONE "Hazard" to living in the sticks is "They" may figure you have foodstuff put up for just such an emergency.


That is why my ammo stash is almost as big as my food stash. lol
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/13/16 10:29 PM

THAT'S a lot of ammo! wink
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 02:09 AM

Why yes it is. LOL
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 02:10 AM

really the only thing I am lacking as of now is 40 cal. because I traded it for 45 when I sold what I thought would be my last firearm in that cal. but I will soon rectify that situation shortly.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 02:37 AM

Shortly rectified situations are good. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 02:37 AM

I need to get some more mags for my Beretta 9mm's.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 05:21 PM


Gotta go pay for and pick this up Next weekend.

http://stiguns.com/guns/dvc-limited/
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 09:19 PM

[censored] GD, Nice.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 11:22 PM

YEAH, what Greaser didn't say!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/16 11:53 PM

Hahahahaha thanks guys. They are really hard to find but a local shop ordered 6 of them 8 months ago and they just got them in last week. I shot one of those that was purchased by a guy I shoot with last week. I've never shot so well in my life and considering how rare they are I decided I'd rather have that in my safe than the cash in the bank. Also helps that the shop manager likes me so much that I'm getting a new one for cheaper than the used ones go for online.
I had no intention of every paying that much for a handgun till I put 4 mags through one. When I called the shop and said put on back for me they only had 2 left! Well one now lol
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 12:33 AM

Way to go Mike! Sides, IF for some reason it doesn't work out for you you KNOW you can sell it for more than you paid for it.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 02:58 AM

Exactly! Win either way!
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 03:31 AM

That is how I try and buy everything, If I can't flip it for at least what I paid I tend not to go for it.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 05:58 PM

GD,
Congrats on a nice race gun. I've never once regretting buying the best quality product available to me. I've not always liked the price, but discounting the "chocolate bar law" (law of diminishing returns) you do get what you pay for in firearms. "Bargains" are rarely "bargains" for those who expect a high degree of performance. Please create a review after you've started using it.

The one place I paid for the best and didn't get it was the 1911 realm. I wouldn't take an Ed Brown if you offered it to me for $500. Les Baer is a different story. Brown's reputation precedes him for good reason.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 06:00 PM

Originally Posted by greaser
That is how I try and buy everything, If I can't flip it for at least what I paid I tend not to go for it.


If I used your (outstanding, btw) philosophy my safe would be empty. I'm particular about the quality of kit I have, but am willing to spend whatever it takes to obtain whatever it is I think is the best at that particular moment.

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 06:02 PM

What have I bought lately....

(2) SureFire M600AA Scout Lights (the new AA models)

I'm curious about trying these against my SureFire M600A and M600C (CR123 models).

I will create a thread about this.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 08:21 PM

I didn't buy it, (gifted by a really good dog) Streamlight Sidewinder compact cr123 light. I LOVE that thing. If I keep using it the way I have I'll have to buy a new battery in a week or so! smile

Getting a Maxped Malaga, a bag to make another personal "Kit" based upon Gary's load out. TWO maxped CCW holster platforms.

Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/16 09:44 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by greaser
That is how I try and buy everything, If I can't flip it for at least what I paid I tend not to go for it.


If I used your (outstanding, btw) philosophy my safe would be empty. I'm particular about the quality of kit I have, but am willing to spend whatever it takes to obtain whatever it is I think is the best at that particular moment.



I try and buy used whenever I can, it helps a lot. I also do a lot of horse trading which also makes it easier. Also any DIY or repair work that will save me money I jump on.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 01:17 AM

Got 2 Surefire x300u on the way.
I hope the 2011 works out. It's a quality gun but the 2011 is a finicky little lass that needs everything just to her liking.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 03:10 AM

The SureFire x300U is a great outdoor WML, but you might want to run some DRY GUN inside drills before slapping one on your bedside gun. Even without eyes adjusted to dark, it will rebound splash with so much vigor you'll see spots (at minimum) and will be totally night blind (at max).

I like 200 Lumen with a focused center beam and large Nav cone. This works well inside and out to about 250 yards (max distance I tested on my farm).

I have and use a variety of lights because like guns "one size does NOT fit all"....

SureFire M600A with KL4 for room clearing rifle;
SureFire M600C with KX2C for general purpose (might be replaced with M600AA after testing is complete rifle);
SureFire M300 with K1XC for GP lightweight builds;
Streamlight TRL-1 C4 and TRL-3 for all handguns.

The move toward 500-600 lumens is being driven by the same people that like to wear black boots and kick down doors. Real world civ applications (short of high risk SWAT action) yields very different results.

Just as I wouldn't use my SCAR HEAVY for CQB...I would not use more than 200 lumens anywhere except the desert.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 03:13 AM

BTW - I remember when an incandescent 60 lumen WML was considered "the max light needed". 60 was NOT enough, but Americans are a little too obsessed with "mo iz betta".
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 03:21 AM

I recently sold some of my original SureFire incandescent WML that I had been using for the past 15 years. 60 lumens didn't work well on my farm, but was fine indoors. The 100 lumen lights ALMOST cut it outdoors. When I started using 200 I was set.

My Benelli's dedicated SureFire forearm has various outputs. Very nice.

I liked the Nav lights on my old 500's.

For the money, a Streamlight TLR-1 cannot be beat. They're easy to find for $100, and are bombproof. Streamlight's CS IS OUTSTANDING too. Their product didn't fail, but the user made a mistake and they not only fixed it but also upgraded me wink
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 03:41 AM

I've got a TLR 1s on my bedside gun right now! I just wanted something with more punch for outdoors since I don't plan on my indoor CQB because I'm no operator lol
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 04:07 AM

GD, I have a TLR-1 HL that I absolutely LOVE for an indoor gun. http://streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=276

I think that it would also work for a LIMITED RANGE outdoor firearm as well, notice LIMITED RANGE. IF you want a Throw into the next state, get the TLR-1 HPL. http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=313

That thing has a spot that WILL light up the next block! I tried out one of these and it is WAY to much indoors. BUT outside it will "Light up the night". Has a very intense center spot and a decent "Side spill" for outdoors use.

SO MY recommendation based upon ONLY these two lights is

1. TLR-1 HL for indoor use
2. TLR-1 HPL for outside if you want a long thrower.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 11:09 AM

GD,
Totally agree about not being an operator, LOL. I'm closer to needing to be operated on, haha.

I can only think of one situation where I'd be outside with a light, and that's looking for a prowler. The light needed for that is a personal choice. When I'm checking my house (outside) I do so with a holstered handgun and handheld flashlight.

Otherwise the only way I see needing an outdoor light is:

A) if you have livestock and a predator issue;
B) social breakdown.

The latter warrants a AA light since CR123 resupply could be tricky for us non-operators. A solar or handcrank AA charger can be found for $50...and will keep the night from being spooky until well after you've exhausted your ammo supply.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 11:17 AM

Good Answer Gary!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 11:18 AM

I still fully believe that in a true end of the world survival situation, you MUST be the rabbit, hiding from the hoard of wolves, UNTIL you can't. Then you must become the most rabid, dangerous do ANYTHING WERERABBIT that you can be.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 05:43 PM

Lol well said Randy. I think the x300U will really shine at coyote hunting lol.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 07:07 PM

Fewr the werewabbit!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/16 07:08 PM

I bought a bunch of Lithium AA batteries.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/17/16 05:14 PM

Texted the shop manager where I'm getting my STI DVC limited. He talked to the owner and the knocked another $99 off of it. I'm pretty sure I'm getting at their price at this point. I'm totally blown away. Im wondering if I will have to get a tattoo of the shops name or something lol.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/17/16 07:20 PM

Ever see those idiots standing on the side of the road dressed like the Statue of Liberty or holding a sign saying "XYZ is going out of business"......................

Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/17/16 07:51 PM

We traveled 20 minutes to Galveston Island for spring break so I stopped at the Cabela's that just opened here today and bought a lounge chair.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/18/16 03:51 AM

Architect I'm not really following lol
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/18/16 05:26 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Texted the shop manager where I'm getting my STI DVC limited. He talked to the owner and the knocked another $99 off of it. I'm pretty sure I'm getting at their price at this point. I'm totally blown away. Im wondering if I will have to get a tattoo of the shops name or something lol.


jeez your just about steeling it at this point. LOL
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/18/16 05:28 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Architect I'm not really following lol


I think he is indicating that is going to be your weekend activity for a while to make up for the theft. LOL
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/18/16 12:29 PM

Hahahaha ok
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 04:11 PM

Just ordered a Anshcutz RX22 which is a .22lr SCAR clone. I was waiting for them to go back on sale and they did last night. I'll be setting it up with the same mount and scope as my SCAR 17 and I'll call it a "training rifle". Really it's just a excuse to buy a cool looking tactical .22 rifle lol...

I'm also leaning towards getting a S&W M&P 22 compact since the full-size M&P 9 is my go-to pistol. Again it's just for "training" purposes lol...
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 04:49 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
Just ordered a Anshcutz RX22 which is a .22lr SCAR clone. I was waiting for them to go back on sale and they did last night. I'll be setting it up with the same mount and scope as my SCAR 17 and I'll call it a "training rifle". Really it's just a excuse to buy a cool looking tactical .22 rifle lol...

I'm also leaning towards getting a S&W M&P 22 compact since the full-size M&P 9 is my go-to pistol. Again it's just for "training" purposes lol...


Get it at CDN?
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 05:11 PM

Yup,

Sale for $299... With 2 mags came out to $379 shipped...
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 07:34 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Architect I'm not really following lol


They might hand you a costume and sign and make you stand out front and advertise.

It wasn't very funny to begin with. Jokes are never funny when you have to explain them, haha.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
Yup,

Sale for $299... With 2 mags came out to $379 shipped...


Report after you ring it out!
Posted By: Hobbes

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 09:47 PM

Afternoon gents. I picked up a Sig Legion P226 this afternoon. Can't wait to get to the range tomorrow.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/16 10:42 PM

Hobbes, evening.

Congrats on your Sig. Sigs have always been incredibly accurate for me.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 01:31 AM

Hobbes which cal did you get? My .40 226 legion is awesome!
Picked up my STI! They sold me the last spare mag for it in the shop at cost and gave me a free t-shirt!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 02:33 AM

Did you buy a lottery ticket on the way home?






Better yet...did you make sure there was actually a gun in the box?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 05:50 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Hobbes which cal did you get? My .40 226 legion is awesome!
Picked up my STI! They sold me the last spare mag for it in the shop at cost and gave me a free t-shirt!


I'd make sure the store owner doesn't drink his Shirley temples with his pinky finger sticking out. wink
Posted By: Hobbes

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 11:45 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Hobbes which cal did you get? My .40 226 legion is awesome!
Picked up my STI! They sold me the last spare mag for it in the shop at cost and gave me a free t-shirt!


I got mine in 9 mm. Going to the range later this moring to try it out.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 09:12 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Did you buy a lottery ticket on the way home?






Better yet...did you make sure there was actually a gun in the box?



LOL my thoughts exactly Arch.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 09:13 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by gun dog
Hobbes which cal did you get? My .40 226 legion is awesome!
Picked up my STI! They sold me the last spare mag for it in the shop at cost and gave me a free t-shirt!


I'd make sure the store owner doesn't drink his Shirley temples with his pinky finger sticking out. wink


Hell for those deals I would start wearing daisy dukes and see what you can get for gun deals.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/16 11:58 PM

Hahahahaha! So when I got home I noticed that the STI shipped from them very dirty so I stripped and cleaned it. Found some small machining imperfections and 2 things that I think we're attention to detail issues. Guess we will see how it runs.
I think the fitting/assembly work on my 226 legion was better.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/16 01:15 AM

GD,
That mirrors what I've heard of other STI products. Hopefully it'll run as well as a stock $475 Glock.



Sorry I couldn't resist.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/16 01:20 AM

Hahaha if SHTF I'd grab on of my 3 Glocks or my 226 before I'd grab that STI.
That 226 in single action has a trigger that rivals the STI
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/16 01:33 AM

Hopefully the STI will exceed your expectations. 30 years of underwhelming delivery on perceived "values" has left me jaded.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/16 03:09 AM

I don't have as much time in the game as you but I know exactly what you are saying. Honestly I feel like if I was given to the training on how to do the work I'd make a lot better gun than most folks. My major complaints with the 2011 so far is. The slide stop barely holds the slide to the rear and slips if you look at it right.
The machining is ok but that's about it. There are definite marks where you can see the barrel is contacting the slide and it's not completely even. There are surfaces the needed deburred before they were coated and finished. The slide and frame are not aligned when looking at it from the front. The gaps are not even close to even if you are looking at where the recoil spring assembly is in the slide to where it's cut out in the from to go. The front sight top has a slight angle to it so it's not parallel to the top of the rear sight. Very distracting.
Honestly I'm considering calling STI over some of the things.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/16 06:22 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
I don't have as much time in the game as you but I know exactly what you are saying. Honestly I feel like if I was given to the training on how to do the work I'd make a lot better gun than most folks. My major complaints with the 2011 so far is. The slide stop barely holds the slide to the rear and slips if you look at it right.
The machining is ok but that's about it. There are definite marks where you can see the barrel is contacting the slide and it's not completely even. There are surfaces the needed deburred before they were coated and finished. The slide and frame are not aligned when looking at it from the front. The gaps are not even close to even if you are looking at where the recoil spring assembly is in the slide to where it's cut out in the from to go. The front sight top has a slight angle to it so it's not parallel to the top of the rear sight. Very distracting.
Honestly I'm considering calling STI over some of the things.


That's a bummer man I hope they make it right for you.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/16 11:05 AM

Call them. Hopefully it'll work out better than my Ed Brown Executive Elite that wouldn't cycle...
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 12:16 AM

Here are some pics.

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Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 12:20 AM

It shore does look purty though.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 01:15 AM

lol that she does. And her shape!!! The right curves in the right places!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 01:53 AM

I bet she'd even make the Pope Blush! wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 02:02 AM

Is the front sight leaning toward the ejection port side?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 02:04 AM

You know Gary, it DOES look like it.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:04 AM

Yes it's sooooo annoying.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:09 AM

Really disappointed
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:12 PM

The slide to dust cover fit is awful too.

I've found the problem with buying the last of anything a dealer has in stock is...everyone before you picked out the better guns. You get stuck with the one nobody else wanted.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:14 PM

Jack Burton!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:15 PM

I'd send it to STI for an evaluation. If that's their standard, then post about it and move on. It was an expensive lesson that several of us have learned the hard way. If it isn't up to their QC they should make it right.

Either way, your heartburn will end...or at least you'll know.

I hate that another of us has fallen victim to the "if I pay a ton for a 1911 it'll be perfect...or at least acceptable" trap. You're not alone. I commiserate with you.

I will never own another 1911 again.

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:15 PM

Adam,

Its all in the reflexes.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:17 PM

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Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:19 PM

I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday and on my way out something caught my eye. It was a Big Trouble in Little China book, I think it might've been a graphic novel. I was in a hurry so I didn't get a chance to flip through it.

Definitely get in touch with STI, Mike.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:19 PM

Don't worry GD....

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Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 03:40 PM

Haha yeah I'm going to contact STI when I get a chance. My buddy sent a picture and his STI DVC doesn't have the left right issue but it does the the large gap at the bottom. It came from STI in a sealed bag so I didn't get to open it till I had paid. The shop had one more on the shelf but of course I wouldn't have been able to tell sealed in the dry bag.
Posted By: Hooker

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 06:57 PM

Just ordered a Trijicon MRO with LaRue Tactical QD mount and a Geissele G2S trigger.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 07:24 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Haha yeah I'm going to contact STI when I get a chance. My buddy sent a picture and his STI DVC doesn't have the left right issue but it does the the large gap at the bottom. It came from STI in a sealed bag so I didn't get to open it till I had paid. The shop had one more on the shelf but of course I wouldn't have been able to tell sealed in the dry bag.


Hopefully they'll get you squared away (to your satisfaction) quickly.

I'm not a "fit and finish" guy, but certain guns are designed to be flash and should deliver based upon their price tag!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 07:26 PM

Originally Posted by Hooker
Just ordered a Trijicon MRO with LaRue Tactical QD mount and a Geissele G2S trigger.


Hooker,
Can't argue with your choices here! I have G triggers in both of my LWRC, and LaRue mounts on every optic I own (except the Leupold on my 10/22).

I have no experience with the MRO, but have been intrigued by it. Please post some initial and post-use reviews.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 07:36 PM

Nice scores!

Here is my friends STI DVC. Not as bad as mine.

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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 07:37 PM

Everything appears centered on his STI.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 07:38 PM

Hooker,
I've read the MRO has a "fisheye" effect because its not a true 1x optic. My sources for this information are dubious so please post your findings since I trust my fellow Dogs.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/16 07:46 PM

Here is another buddies HEX model from STI. Little harder to see but still looks well centered.

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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 02:01 PM

GD's WML purchase prompted me to try another high lumen option. I bought SureFire M600U.

I plan on conducting tests with my:

SureFire M300A (KX1A)
SureFire M600A (KL4)
SureFire M600C (KX2C)
SureFire M600AA (KE1C)
SureFire M600U (KE2A)

I'd like to test their:

* Room filling ability;
* Distance throw;
* Target ID up to 250 yards;
* Battery life;
* Etc.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 02:20 PM

Gary if you want a long thrower check out the Streamlight TLR-1 HPL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ucMYXUdkfM

http://www.streamlight.com/pt-br/product/product.html?pid=313
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 05:09 PM

Yes can't wait to see the review! Didn't know Surefire made some of those models.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 05:10 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by Hooker
Just ordered a Trijicon MRO with LaRue Tactical QD mount and a Geissele G2S trigger.


Hooker,
Can't argue with your choices here! I have G triggers in both of my LWRC, and LaRue mounts on every optic I own (except the Leupold on my 10/22).

I have no experience with the MRO, but have been intrigued by it. Please post some initial and post-use reviews.


You beat me to it Arch, yes hooker please post what you think about the MRO. I like the Geissele triggers also.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 05:18 PM

I should know better but I stopped by my FFL yesterday and of course I couldn't walk out empty handed sooooo.
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Ignore the stock it is just a beater I have laying around and needed something. The uppper is what I bought it is an 20inch bull barrel 5.56 1/8 twist rifle length gas system full floated. I have wanted one to eliminate little brown creatures out west. I am still waiting for the BCG and charging handle.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 09:12 PM

Congrats on your new 'dog upper.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 10:04 PM

That's gotta have some reach!
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 10:06 PM

Nice. I've been jonesing for a rifle length AR 15 for several years.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/23/16 10:38 PM

Thanks guys, I am glad to finally have my long range rifle started. I have ordered this stock for it.
http://www.luth-ar.com/product/skullaton-mba-2/
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/16 12:29 AM

The stock is very similar to a fixed MagPul.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/16 12:31 AM

Can't remember if I mentioned this. Bought a spare LWRC upper over the weekend. I'm down to two complete LWRC rifles so I wanted to have a complete spare upper. I have virtually every lower part in my parts bin so all I needed was the upper half.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/16 12:55 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
The stock is very similar to a fixed MagPul.


My thougts exactly, I figured I would enjoy it.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/16 01:11 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Can't remember if I mentioned this. Bought a spare LWRC upper over the weekend. I'm down to two complete LWRC rifles so I wanted to have a complete spare upper. I have virtually every lower part in my parts bin so all I needed was the upper half.


Spares can't hurt.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/16 07:03 AM

Well as I have stated earlier I will be getting a Maxpedition Malaga gearslinger for an edc EMERGENCY GHB (hopefully). If not I will revert back to my Condor II for that purpose and just use the Malaga as a straight edc bag.

I have also ordered a couple of their organizers That will possibly function as an IFAK or an emergency grab it and go last ditch do or die case. THIS would be a good candidate for housing my Beretta Tomcat .32acp with a spare mag or two. I will just have to play around with it and see what I feel best serves my purposes/lifestyle.

I also will be getting a couple of their CCW universal holsters that attach with velcro.

I will just see what I come up with when everything gets here and I have already begin listing some "Essentials" that I need to carry. I'm really looking forward to playing with these new toys. According to Maxped's website the Malaga Gearslinger is exactly half the volume of the Condor II. 11.5lit Vs 23lit.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/16 03:04 PM

I have been thinking about picking up one of there edc pouches but for some reason my head equates them to fanny packs lol.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/25/16 12:36 PM

Yep.




Fanny packs.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/25/16 12:38 PM

My father in law gave me a Maxped Janis for Christmas. Everyone went on and how it looked like a fanny pack. I had to pull my GHB Maxped Sitka out of my car and install the Janis.




Everyone still said it was a fanny pack.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/26/16 05:31 AM

I bet they won't be laughing IF they need something you have in your bag though.
Posted By: Hooker

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/26/16 05:02 PM

Well the Trijicon MRO is on backorder. So to make myself feel better, ordered 30 D&H AR mags at 6.99 ea.
Makes for 247 now. Call me a mag whore but it's an investment strategy for when the Clinton's get back into office. I think I just threw up a little. Not that I would ever sell any.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/16 12:37 AM

Where did you find D&H for $6.99? That's a great price!
Posted By: Hooker

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/16 04:08 AM

Palmetto state armory
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/16 06:02 AM

I went ahead and got a couple of bags, Based on Architect's and DT's recommendations I got the Fatty Organizer (Two actually) by Maxped. Made a discovery too, my Sig P225 will fit in the bag with room for a couple spare mags!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/16 06:26 AM

I had made a post about my P225 here but realized it was in the wrong thread so I moved it to the gun talk thread.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/16 09:17 PM

Thanks Hooker. I ordered a few. No such thing as too many mags.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/29/16 01:56 PM

My mags have shipped ^^^^^


Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/01/16 08:26 PM

The mags arrived earlier in the week. As to be expected from PSA...they're perfect.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/01/16 08:28 PM

I'm going to cycle out my NIW USGI mags with green followers. The MP followers are superior (but not nearly as much as people think. The green USGI follower fixed nearly all of the problems associated with the black followers, but the MP is a slight improvement over the green).
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/02/16 10:56 PM

Picked up 100rds of win 180 grain .40 S&W hollows points for $44
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/03/16 12:52 AM

Nice price for HPs.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/03/16 01:17 AM

My thoughts as well!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/03/16 10:47 PM

LMT SOPMOD Gen 2
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 03:49 AM

I like the sopmod stocks
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 01:53 PM

Mmmmm....sopmod.....

Bought 200 rnds of 64gr Speer Gold Dot ammo. Good on deer, man, man-deer, avd hogs.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 07:35 PM

What caliber?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 08:56 PM

I actually sold a FDE Gen 2 today. I'm getting rid of all of my non-black furniture. The Gen 2 I bought is black.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 08:56 PM

Originally Posted by DogTired
man-deer


Beware of the man-deer.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 09:13 PM

Ah why no love for FDE?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/16 10:51 PM

I like flat Dark earth.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/05/16 12:48 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
What caliber?


223
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/05/16 12:49 AM

I like FDE. Like OD better. Got a Jumbo in black I wanna ditch. Black isn't my color...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/05/16 01:24 AM

Black isn't anyone's color. Black is the absence of color. Now white,is a color. Matter if fact, it is the presence of ALL colors. Or at least that's what they told us in school.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/05/16 01:43 AM

I don't like black uniforms or gear...just prefer my guns to be black.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/05/16 01:43 AM

Randy you're correct
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/05/16 08:39 PM

I noticed that animals tend to pick up on black and also solid color at the same depth from where they stand. But black is just a magnet they zero in on.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 03:00 AM

Black isn't that common in nature. Black is stark. Especially with animals that can't see colors.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 10:58 AM

You're both correct. I've read snipers obsessively hide anything black on their kit. If I were a hunter I'd probably want a camo gun. If I ever need to hide from 2 Leggers I'll rattle can my rifle. I'm planning to start experimenting with krylon anyway....just not sure which rifle will be first.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 02:21 PM

Ordered 600 rounds of ammo!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 04:54 PM

What type?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 04:56 PM

400rds of 10mm Winchester Silvertip HP. That's enough HD ammo to last me the rest of my life, LOL.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 05:23 PM

I used to use ST all the time, still do in my .32s
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 05:26 PM

I'm THINKING about getting some of the maxped webbing Tac Ties. Anyone have any experience with them? Are they any good? I like them for the supposed easier add/remove from gear for stuff you may not want to carry all the time. Some of those tac ties and clips are a bear to put on and take off!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 05:30 PM

500 rounds of Remington 120gr otfb .300blk and 140 of the nosler 125gr ballistic tip .300 blk

And a BCM 9in .300blk upper with BCG and charging handle
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 06:13 PM

Dang Mike, you planning on shooting in the Dirty Dozen Game? smile
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 06:16 PM

Hahaha nah got good buys thanks to a fellow JYD helping me out.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 07:44 PM

There's A BUNCH of good Dawgs here!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/06/16 07:55 PM

Yep never had an issue with a fellow JYD
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 01:42 AM

No experience with Maxped ties, but TT's newest version of their Malice Clips are much more user friendly.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 01:46 AM

Bought my Glock 20SF back from my uncle. Gun still only has 50rds thru it. Now I need to decide if I'm going to keep my FDE Glock 20 Gen4.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 02:26 AM

1 is none and two is one!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 02:36 AM

Also what's the SF?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 05:39 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Also what's the SF?


Mike, found this (I didn't know either)

The GLOCK 20SF, in 10mm AUTO, provides nothing short of massive firepower. The use of GLOCK hi-tech polymer considerably reduces felt recoil. With muzzle energy of 550 ft/lbs and a magazine capacity of 15 rounds, this 10mm is your reliable companion on every hunt. The G29 also provides a safe and accurate finishing shot, even when hunting big game. The SF model reduces the circumference of the receiver at the rear, or "backstrap," offering increased comfort and control—especially to shooters with smaller hands.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 01:53 PM

I need an SF Frame on all my gen3 Glocks!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:35 PM

SF means "Short Frame". This is somewhat of a misnomer, because the frame is the same HEIGHT and WIDTH but the DEPTH (backstrap to front strap) is reduced.

The SF frame is SLIGHTLY "shorter" (based upon Glock's description above) than the Gen 4 without an added backstrap. Some people claim they're the same, but the caliper states otherwise.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:36 PM

Based upon the size of my hands, I cannot comfortably handle a regular G20 / G21. I can easily manage a G20SF or G20 Gen 4.

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:38 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by gun dog
Also what's the SF?


Mike, found this (I didn't know either)

With muzzle energy of 550 ft/lbs and a magazine capacity of 15 rounds, this 10mm is your reliable companion on every hunt.


550 FPE is nothing for a 10mm.

Underwood's 180gr. generates 676 FPE out of a Glock 20.

They're pushing a 180gr at 1300fps...as all 10mm ammo should!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:42 PM

Underwood 165gr Bonded ... 1400fps with 718 ft/lbs

Underwood 180gr Bonded ... 1300fps with 676 ft/lbs

Underwood 200gr Hardcast ... 1250fps with 695 ft/lbs

For those bruins that want to eat your shorts.....

Underwood 220gr Hardcast FN ... 1200fps with 703 ft/lbs






10mm loaded to its potential negates the 357Mag, 41Mag, and 44Mag (at least in my opinion). I'll take 16rds of 700FPE in a lightweight polymer frame (that helps absorb recoil) gun with night sights and a weaponlight over any 6 round revolver.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:46 PM

To put the 10mm's performance in prospective......

The average "LEGENDARY" 45Acp 230gr HP generates around 400FPE....the 10mm average about 700FPE.

Glock 20 is the same size as a Glock 21

Glock 20 = 16rds of 10mm
Glock 21 = 14rds of 45Acp

10MM FOR THE WIN.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:50 PM

You can have A LOT more energy from a 44Mag, but there is a diminishing return when considering shot-to-shot times. The whole "one shot stop" idea is foolish. I'm shooting until the thing stops trying to eat me.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 03:59 PM

Dang I want a 20sf now!!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 07:07 PM

I was always concerned about the front to back distance as well. That 10mm is a LONG round! IF I remember right, my Federal 124gr +p hst3 ammo is clocking 1200 at the muzzle and 363fpe
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 07:10 PM

The Glock 21 (full size 45Acp) shares the same frame (as does the G21 SF / G20SF and G21 Gen 4 / G20 Gen 4).

The front to rear could be an issue for small hands. I have medium size hands and can handle both the SF and Gen 4 without any problems.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 07:11 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Dang I want a 20sf now!!!


Careful what you wish for....I'm going to pitch my Gen 4 to you when you're not expecting it grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 07:16 PM

Hahaha why is the 20sf better than the gen4 version
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 07:28 PM

I got a couple lighters and emergency ponchos today to go in the Organizer and the malaga. Slowly but surely.

Oh and I got my Water bottle carrier and small utility pouch along with a molle adapter for a knife sheath.

I've got the water bottle carrier already mounted on one side of the malaga and the utility pouch on the other. It is housing my Pyromaniac supplies. It's got a DT antler crown tipped Ferro rod, magnesium rod and striker along with 5 wet tinder tabs and a small candle in a tin about 2 inches across.

Oh yeah and a DT PJCB w/magnesium flakes in an aluminum capsule.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 07:35 PM

Dang my cabelas ammo order already came! That was fast!
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/16 08:27 PM

I have been selling more than buying smile smile That will change I am sure....
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 06:11 AM

Just got in 120 rounds of Nosler 125gr Blackout ammo and 300 150gr 308 Partition bul!ets.

Two pack of led mini-Mags for $20, 600 lumen 3D light at Home Despot for $15.

And a second Kershaw Tomahawk...
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 06:13 AM

Oh yeah, another 9 oz of silver.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 06:35 AM

Wow, congrats on your Scores!

I am wanting another one or two 1AA flashlights. I put my old edg Jetbeam 1aa in the Malaga and my Maratac 1AAA in the Fatty. Maybe I will find what I am looking for when We get on Vacation.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 06:38 AM

In Taiwan I got:

Samurai gold coins

Guangxu silver coin with Arabic

Two Jiaqing era snuff bottles

Jade pieces from 7000 years back through the Ming, with some fakes in the mix.

Nice WWII bayonet

Nice clipmpoint that turns into a push dagger.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 06:41 AM

Oh, and a meiping vase that's old. I think it's early Ming or possibly late Yuan....it's green which was not all that common....
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 06:49 AM

Sounds like you got some nice artifacts. Patty sure does like some stuff she's got. Actually she put it up last weekend because the Grand daughter spent a couple days with us and Patty didn't want to chance her messing with it (she Just turned 6) and possibly breaking it.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/16 12:56 PM

Nice scores
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 03:33 AM

....and a brass mirror that's probably Yuan Dynasty given the dragon design...

I like antiques. Not quite as fun as guns or knives, but I like holding history... and pretending I might get rich from it some day. Love me a treasure hunt.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 05:18 AM

Treasure hunting is GREAT! But alas, sometimes finally FINDING a treasure is sort of a let down.

Childish I know, but for about 12 years I searched and searched for a Pizza Noid stuffed "Character". I found on one day in mint condition. $12.00. I put it in a drawer and have only looked at it maybe 4 or 5 times in the last 6 or 7 years.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 03:04 PM

DT = fine highly cultured Asian antiquities.

SH = annoying TV commercial spin off merchandising.

Check.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 08:43 PM

Hey, the Pizza Noid was cool! And he had a cool little game as well, but alas I lost it. frown
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 09:44 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
DT = fine highly cultured Asian antiquities.

SH = annoying TV commercial spin off merchandising.

Check.


I believe that's "Check and mate." grin
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 09:55 PM

That, and I BET if it's still in the original packaging/with tags or whatever, you could sell it on eBay for at least twice what you paid grin

I said that jokingly....but then I checked. Yup, about 2x.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 09:57 PM

I need to buy a plate carrier and plates...someday....but DANG they are all expensive!

That, and I still "NEED" and AK, 2 standard cap 45acps and another standard cap 9mm--I am hoping to have enough normal guns for the kids to inherit someday...after they've all been banned.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/16 11:35 PM

AR500 plates are pretty reasonable. Be sure to buy coated plates or you'll get splattered.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 01:43 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Hahaha why is the 20sf better than the gen4 version


Its not better in anyway. The SF has been fired and the Gen 4 hasn't so the Gen 4 will be easier to sell (especially since it has a rare FDE frame).
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 02:04 AM

$1 plastic waterproof match case from China-Mart. I gave all of mine away, and have a test I want to conduct.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 02:08 AM

DT,
Consider these for affordable plates...

https://www.spartanarmorsystems.com/steel-core-body-armor/level-iii-ar500-spartan-armor/

M193 5.56 will penetrate these at 90 degrees under 100 yards (varying results based upon Mean Elevation, barrel length, etc). However, I've also watched it defeat M193. Ironically it'll easily defeat "armor pc" M855.

Anyway, for the price they're worth looking at...even if just for training purposes.

Ceramic plates scare me since I'm worried I'll crack them.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 02:09 AM

Be sure to "upgrade" to the "full coat" or you'll get impact splatters.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 03:26 AM

That sounds like a euphemism for " the squirrel becomes a grease spot...."
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 05:41 AM

Don't have one of those. Should it be a REQUIRED item?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:45 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Don't have one of those. Should it be a REQUIRED item?


A greasy squirrel spot or plates?

Plates - yes.
Dead squirrel - if you're into that sort of thing.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:48 PM

Plates and plate carriers are HEAVY. I feel they should be the VERY LAST thing you buy. After you buy them it'll take a lot of work to get use to wearing them (changes your rifle shoulder weld, are hard to don / dof, constrict your breathing, limit your mobility, etc).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:48 PM

I might have posted in the wrong section. I was referring to the plastic match case. Sheesh, I guess I need to pay more attention to what I type, and where!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:49 PM

If you're not going to train with them on - don't buy plates.

I'm guilty of just wearing my battle belt 99% of the time. If you have to wear a ruck with a plate carrier...you had better be fit!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:50 PM

Maybe I should start a field gear "battle rattle" thread?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:51 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
$1 plastic waterproof match case from China-Mart. I gave all of mine away, and have a test I want to conduct.


This is what I was talking about (meaning should these be a required item) Don't know what I did wrong, it should have done the quick quote thing.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:52 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Maybe I should start a field gear "battle rattle" thread?


I'm all for that. Interesting reading and VERY valuable information if nothing else and it MIGHT solicit some traffic here and get folks thinking.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:52 PM

I may have bought a Colt SOPMOD BLOCK 3 clone.

I make anti-DI jokes a lot, but I'm still a HUGE fan of BCM and Colt DI carbines. Randy's Carbine is an example of a gun I wouldn't hesitate to run out the door with.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:53 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Architect
Maybe I should start a field gear "battle rattle" thread?


I'm all for that. Interesting reading and VERY valuable information if nothing else and it MIGHT solicit some traffic here and get folks thinking.


I'll work on something.

Coming Soon...more of Gary's arrogant ramblings.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:54 PM

I like the looks of the 3 day assault Plus packs you're getting rid of, might see if I can sweet talk the boss!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:55 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
I may have bought a Colt SOPMOD BLOCK 3 clone.

I make anti-DI jokes a lot, but I'm still a HUGE fan of BCM and Colt DI carbines. Randy's Carbine is an example of a gun I wouldn't hesitate to run out the door with.


Makes me feel good that "I chose wisely" wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:56 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I might have posted in the wrong section. I was referring to the plastic match case. Sheesh, I guess I need to pay more attention to what I type, and where!


Randy,
I'm sorry. You're just a big soft target. If my humor offended I'm truly sorry. You're my big loveble Teddy Skunk.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:57 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Architect
Maybe I should start a field gear "battle rattle" thread?


I'm all for that. Interesting reading and VERY valuable information if nothing else and it MIGHT solicit some traffic here and get folks thinking.


I'll work on something.

Coming Soon...more of Gary's arrogant ramblings.


Gary, they ARE NOT arrogant ramblings. They are the intelligent discussions of someone that has the experience to speak intelligently on a subject we ALL should be concerned about.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 12:58 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I like the looks of the 3 day assault Plus packs you're getting rid of, might see if I can sweet talk the boss!


Fantastic pack Randy. They're large enough to hold everything you need, and are very well laid out for organization. Example...they have two side pockets perfectly sized for a 32 oz bottle with nesting cup and more.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 01:00 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Architect
I may have bought a Colt SOPMOD BLOCK 3 clone.

I make anti-DI jokes a lot, but I'm still a HUGE fan of BCM and Colt DI carbines. Randy's Carbine is an example of a gun I wouldn't hesitate to run out the door with.


Makes me feel good that "I chose wisely" wink


EXTREMELY well. That Carbine would be really hard for me to critique - I'd have to work hard to fault it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 02:08 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I like the looks of the 3 day assault Plus packs you're getting rid of, might see if I can sweet talk the boss!


Fantastic pack Randy. They're large enough to hold everything you need, and are very well laid out for organization. Example...they have two side pockets perfectly sized for a 32 oz bottle with nesting cup and more.


I have the NON enhanced version. All it has is the pouches on each side and there is a 32oz SS bottle in each one as we speak.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 02:10 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I might have posted in the wrong section. I was referring to the plastic match case. Sheesh, I guess I need to pay more attention to what I type, and where!


Randy,
I'm sorry. You're just a big soft target. If my humor offended I'm truly sorry. You're my big loveble Teddy Skunk.


Haha, don't worry I am not easily off en dead. I choose to not take offense when people are joking with me, after all I am always joking around and sometimes take it to far. KNOW THIS, when I do I am VERY sorry.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 04:23 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I like the looks of the 3 day assault Plus packs you're getting rid of, might see if I can sweet talk the boss!


Fantastic pack Randy. They're large enough to hold everything you need, and are very well laid out for organization. Example...they have two side pockets perfectly sized for a 32 oz bottle with nesting cup and more.


I have the NON enhanced version. All it has is the pouches on each side and there is a 32oz SS bottle in each one as we speak.


The PLUS is an ideal BOB. That's why I have so many of them. I very much prefer sewn on pouches to MOLLE attached (on a Pack).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 06:26 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I like the looks of the 3 day assault Plus packs you're getting rid of, might see if I can sweet talk the boss!


Fantastic pack Randy. They're large enough to hold everything you need, and are very well laid out for organization. Example...they have two side pockets perfectly sized for a 32 oz bottle with nesting cup and more.


I have the NON enhanced version. All it has is the pouches on each side and there is a 32oz SS bottle in each one as we speak.


The PLUS is an ideal BOB. That's why I have so many of them. I very much prefer sewn on pouches to MOLLE attached (on a Pack).


I like integral pouches as well.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/10/16 09:08 PM

Traded my Glock 20 Gen4 and cash for a Colt 6920 with DD Lite Rail III 12.0 for a Block 2 / Block 3 build.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/16 06:52 AM

Went to Wally World Monday to get some groceries and Patty some new blouses for our trip and to get some shoe laces that broke on my Rockport boots. While there Patty said I should get another pair of boots, so I got a pair of Ozark Trails Hikers. Pretty light weight and feel really good. I know they aren't HIGH Quality boots, but I hope they will work. I've got some other Ozark Trails gear and it has done pretty good. As I have said in other threads, we shall see.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/16 03:42 PM

I've owned a couple of pair of Ozark boots. They were better than I expected from WalMart. IIRC, they lasted quite a while but weren't quite as comfortable as boots that cost 2 or 3 times more (as to be expected). I also remember them causing my feet to sweat. However, I think I wore them for a long time. I've not had as good of luck with Target's store brand.

I really like ALTAMA brand when they can be found on clearance. The problem is they have to be ordered online so you won't know how they fit or feel until they arrive. Return shipping can negate any "savings".
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/16 05:45 PM

Well, my JackManDu is on its way to me. grin. Thanks again to General Delivery.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/16 07:31 PM

Congrat's Tom.

Seems like those took a long time to get shipped.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 06:09 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
I've owned a couple of pair of Ozark boots. They were better than I expected from WalMart. IIRC, they lasted quite a while but weren't quite as comfortable as boots that cost 2 or 3 times more (as to be expected). I also remember them causing my feet to sweat. However, I think I wore them for a long time. I've not had as good of luck with Target's store brand.

I really like ALTAMA brand when they can be found on clearance. The problem is they have to be ordered online so you won't know how they fit or feel until they arrive. Return shipping can negate any "savings".


I wore them Tuesday and all day (2230-1900) Wednesday. They felt good and my feet didn't sweat any more than normal. I got the medium or wide width (not sure which they are) and they REALLY feel comfortable. Hopefully they will last for a while.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 11:02 AM

I need boots - I'll see what China Mart has.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 11:05 AM

Ours here had some really nice looking Leather boots, but they were all steel toe! Don't need those, plus they're cold in the winter.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 12:59 PM

I like thorogoods they can be heavy but they last me 2 years at 10 hours a day 4 days a week and on my days off as well.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I7E22W/ref=mp_s_a_1_42?qid=1460638627&sr=8-42&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=thorogood&dpPl=1&dpID=41UbtDYME%2BL&ref=plSrch
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 01:51 PM

Nice lookin boots, but I HATE ZIPPERS!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 02:11 PM

I were Altma LiteSpeed side zips everyday
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 02:19 PM

I Guess my statement was unfair. I used to wear zipper military boots, where the zipper was laced in the front. They sucked and always were coming unzipped. These new side zippers that have a "Stop" to keep them from coming undone might be OK. How are they as far as providing good lateral support?
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 02:34 PM

With the 8 inch ones they are very good.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 02:35 PM

Oh and yeah with the new zippers I have never had them unzip on me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 07:47 PM

How about the 6 inch ones?
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 08:47 PM

We were issued some side zipper boots (well still are), mine lasted a whole two weeks before I binned them and went to a pair of Bates ICBs. In the bush I wear Zamberlans or Danner.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/16 09:17 PM

My LiteSpeeds last about 18 months of working in an office, construction sites, and walking around in (buildings, demo sites, fields, shop areas, warehouses, factories, etc). I'm in my boots about 11-12 hours a day. Granted, I'm not military so they're not being treated that harshly, but I do spend a lot of time around construction.

I've had one pair in the past five years that would start to unzip after about 8 hours. I think I'm on my 3rd or 4th pair in five years. The pair I'm wearing today have about 6-8 months left.

After I retire a pair from "office duty" I start wearing them: on the farm (when we owned it); remodeling houses, to the range.

For the price, they've been great boots.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/16 05:48 AM

I've got a pair of Danners and I figure that with them, my Ozark trails, rockport and Merrells (insulated) I am probably set. But I much prefer boots to sneaks. My Fat butt doesn't like to run so that's not a consideration, but ankle support is.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/16 11:56 AM

Just ordered 25ft of 275 pound paracord for $4.39 and NO SHIPPING FEE! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/16 11:58 AM

I was gonna get 325 pound but it was a woven cord not paracord type. I found the inner strand 275 cord on amazon so ordered enough for a couple kits. I will go ahead and use the 550 cord for my Malaga and the the 275 for the fatty.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/16 12:32 PM

Randy,
If you have a "hobby" or "craft" store nearby they likely have 275 and 325 para in stock. That's where I usually buy mine.

I order 550 online, because I get it by the 1000 foot spool.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/16/16 05:26 AM

Only nearby craft store is Hobby Lobby. About 30 miles away I have seen 550 cord and woven cord, but nothing in between.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/16/16 01:49 PM

Magpul type 1 sling mount
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/16/16 01:49 PM

AR parts
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/16/16 02:58 PM

Why do you prefer 275/325 paracord over bank line? Is it for the inner strands?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/16/16 06:16 PM

Originally Posted by Mastiff
Why do you prefer 275/325 paracord over bank line? Is it for the inner strands?


For me yes. I will be using some of it primarily in the fatty
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/21/16 01:28 PM

Konuspot 80 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope.
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/21/16 03:03 PM

Skunk/Arch, you guys are keeping your respective states in the black with all the sales tax you pay.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/21/16 04:11 PM

You have no idea.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/22/16 06:01 AM

Mastiff, this is true, BUT I get part of mine AND your taxes back in my AF Retired and now VA disability pay! Oh and the Sheriff's office check as well!

Heck, I just realized I am one of those on the public dole! frown smile THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. wink
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/22/16 10:43 PM

About to buy another camera... my DSLR is just to big for when I am hunting etc from a pack and the present waterproof/shockproof Pentax I have is too inconsistent. Soooo a factory refurbished Nikon 1 V1 is looking good. And as I head overseas in a few weeks (working [censored] it) I can claim back the local 10% GST at the airport on the way out.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/23/16 06:50 AM

5 x 20 round Tapco SKS magazines.

Sparrows Night School lock pick (training) set.


Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/23/16 06:59 AM

LOCK PICKS! Remind me to never give you my address. smile
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/23/16 02:37 PM

Based off of Skunks review, just received a Kizer GTI Ki4416A1 folder, what a little bulldog of a knife.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/23/16 03:56 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
LOCK PICKS! Remind me to never give you my address. smile


Pretty sure I already have it somewhere wink. laugh

But yup, it's one of those things like a "big knife" or concealled carry pistol. Folks find out about it and imagine the bad stuff that can be done with it. In reality it's just tools and a skill set like anything else. I was on the fence about it myself until I decided it's something I want for myself just like making fires or tying knots. After watching some videos it honestly is a bit of a scary thing to realize the false sense of security we have when it comes to things we depend on locks for. But like most things once you become educated on the subject it becomes less scary and you can find real ways to protect yourself as well as become more self sufficient.

I doubt I will tell many people that it is a skill I am working on but I thought you guys might appreciate the idea of it. The idea actually came to me when I was watching some video of edc bag contents. At least two different guys had lock pick sets in their packs. After that I spent a couple weeks watching videos and decided it's a skill I wanted to invest in.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/23/16 07:29 PM

I just got this on the mail today. Do you need 458socom? No but you know you want it. Lol
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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 02:16 AM

Lots of freaking paint, acetone, stencils, and gloves!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 02:17 AM

Greaser,
Radical?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 02:18 AM

KonuSpot80 20-60x80mm spotting scope.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 04:18 AM

A second one ????? smile wink wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 05:33 AM

lazi, actually you are the first one to have my address. Can you say MUPPY! smile

Yeah I have thought about getting a set as well (any suggestions as to brand/type). It would have came in handy a couple times. Bubba Skunk ain't made for crawling in through windows!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 05:35 AM

Supplies just to begin a project can add up to a few bucks!

Sweet Greaser, now go shoot a Grizzly! wink
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 06:19 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Greaser,
Radical?


Yes it is Arch, I am hoping to get out with it this week.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 06:34 AM

Originally Posted by Mastiff
Based off of Skunks review, just received a Kizer GTI Ki4416A1 folder, what a little bulldog of a knife.


Mastiff, I sure hope I didn't lead you down the wrong path. Personally I think it will be a great EOTW folder, heavy enough to accomplish a multitude of tasks, yet at the same time not to heavy to carry. Able to fillet a fish or carve trap sets or fell a tree (OK, a SMALL tree) wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 08:57 AM

Originally Posted by Andy the Aussie
A second one ????? smile wink wink


My first order (quite a while ago) was canceled.

If I posted twice today (or yesterday or yesterday's yesterday)....I've inhaled a lot of fumes this week.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 09:21 AM

In Missouri we call them huffers. There's a law against thaT wink
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 04:06 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
(any suggestions as to brand/type)


Check out lock-lab.com and a guy named "bosianbill" on YT. He reviews a ton of stuff and gets into a lot of info on the subject.

As for which kits, I went with the whole training kit from Sparrows because it came with some nice practice locks. Practice is the key laugh! But from what I'm seeing different brands and kits that cost much less that would do just fine if you want to practice on any old locks you may have around. I figure I will keep the training kit as my "nice" at home kit and end up with some decent cheaper sets that I can tote around.

http://www.sparrowslockpicks.com/category_s/50.htm

What I got...
http://www.sparrowslockpicks.com/product_p/night%20school%20tux.htm

But I will probably get the EOD kit later. Oh and the prices on that site are Canadian so they are cheaper than what it appears.

There's a couple sets I liked for pocket kits. One is called the Lab 11 piece and another is Mad Bobs Ghost pro. Lastly I hope to have a couple single picks that will stay in my wallet.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 04:14 PM

Got a Desantis Inside heAt holster for my Shield.

at first I thought it would be a bit too much because it's a pretty thick holster. I like it! It doesn't "disappear" but for carrying all day I think it will be comfortable.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 08:44 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by Andy the Aussie
A second one ????? smile wink wink


My first order (quite a while ago) was canceled.

If I posted twice today (or yesterday or yesterday's yesterday)....I've inhaled a lot of fumes this week.
...... I guessed, but could not resist the urge to give you a little stick for it... wink
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/24/16 10:08 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Supplies just to begin a project can add up to a few bucks!

Sweet Greaser, now go shoot a Grizzly! wink


If I can find one Skunk.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 03:35 PM

Nothing yet, but when these two iconic stores are only a matter of a couple hundred yards apart, the possibilities are endless! Well the money is limited so I guess the possibilities are as well. wink

https://www.google.com/maps/place/2270+Two+Rivers+Blvd,+Sevierville,+TN+37876/@35.9325132,-83.5874603,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x885bf7e443599e83:0x7e9a1ba63dad2871

2270 Two Rivers Blvd. The home of Bud's Guns!

Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 03:38 PM

Link didn't work
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 03:42 PM

Mike, I just highlighted the link and then then clicked on open link.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 03:49 PM

Actually I guess you could call it a trifecta. You've got Smoky Mountain Knife Works, DIRECTLY across the street is a Lodge cast iron cookware outlet and then Bud's! The Lodge store has some really neat stuff besides what you would normally think.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 06:15 PM

Originally Posted by Andy the Aussie
Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by Andy the Aussie
A second one ????? smile wink wink


My first order (quite a while ago) was canceled.

If I posted twice today (or yesterday or yesterday's yesterday)....I've inhaled a lot of fumes this week.
...... I guessed, but could not resist the urge to give you a little stick for it... wink


Brother, you're one of the people I trust to keep me in line around here.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 08:55 PM

Trijicon TA47 Mini Acog
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/25/16 10:46 PM

That's more than I paid for my rifle!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/26/16 01:45 AM

Oh nice!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/26/16 11:23 AM

I've got a Grail knife coming!

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Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/26/16 11:39 PM

Awesome GD!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/26/16 11:48 PM

Congrats GD - you landed the best knife ever made.

It's an awesome color too!
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/27/16 12:56 AM

Nice Greaser. Kill something big wink
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/27/16 01:31 AM

Oh I will
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/27/16 10:45 AM

Can't wait for it to arrive!
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/27/16 09:08 PM

Just bought a Nikon 1 V1 to lug around in my pack when the DSLR is too big.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/30/16 10:53 PM

I could use a better camera than that which is integral with my iPhone.

I bought a new BCM upper, BCG, CH.
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/01/16 01:02 AM

Happy so far with this little camera.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/01/16 02:45 AM

Pic of the camera? Haha
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/07/16 02:24 AM

200 rounds of Speer Gold Dot 115 gr. GDHP.

I probably should've doubled the order since it was free shipping. Oh well...
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/09/16 03:14 AM

2 ammo cans some gun grease and some 22lr for a girl I'm going out with to shoot
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/09/16 02:28 PM

GD, first rule in the assassin business: Don't tell.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/09/16 02:48 PM

Lol right
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/10/16 06:02 AM

A couple of CPLs and UV filters for the cameras.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/10/16 09:38 PM

Mora knife for our cabin kitchen. 4 10 inch ceramic rod sharpness ($1.99 each) pathfinders school canteen cookset, a 10 inch titanium spoon, two Dexter-Russell paring knives for home ($7.00 each). Two frontier water filters and a ZT 0770CF folder. It's a good thing our bodies have two kidneys!
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/10/16 10:48 PM

Love the ZT...lots of good buys Randy!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/16 02:46 AM

This
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/276544/midwayusa-pro-series-competition-shooting-mat

What a deal!!!
And a bad lever
Posted By: Mastiff

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/16 03:50 PM

Ordered a Fenix PD35 Tac to replace the Fenix PD35 that "disappeared" from my checked luggage last week.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/16 07:15 PM

TSA. The Stealing Agency. mad
Posted By: Andy the Aussie

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/13/16 11:43 PM

Lets see...

GSI 50oz coffee plunger.

Summit to Sea insulated mug

Thermarest compressible pillow.

And about $200Aussie worth of British Pounds to spend next week.. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/16 12:27 AM

I picked up a 12 watt folding solar panel for ridiculously cheap last week. And I purchased my work G-27 for a fair price when they upgraded.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/16 12:43 AM

Way to go MB.
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/16 02:26 AM

Nice scores guys.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/20/16 06:32 AM

Didn't really BUY it, but was given a brand new LAPG 2X CR123 battery Led Flashlight with the "Tactical" bezel.

Just found it, it's the LA Police Gear Recon C1 Flashlight
LED: XM-l U2
High Output: 850 Lumens (2 Hours)
Medium Output: 500 Lumens (3 Hours)
Low Output: 13 Lumens (61 Hours)
Strobe: 20hz (4 Hours)
Modes: High-Med-Low-Strobe
Max Beam Distance: 214 Meters
Water Resistance: IPX-8
Impact Resistance: 8 M
Batteries: 2 CR123
Length: 5"
Bezel Diameter: 1.1875"
Body Diameter: .8125"
Weight: 3.2 oz
Package Includes: One Extra O-Ring, One Lanyard
Two CR123 Batteries
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/20/16 07:54 AM

Picked up a ZT 0909 for my Malaga for 50 off MSRP!
Posted By: Hooker

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/21/16 12:19 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
I picked up a 12 watt folding solar panel for ridiculously cheap last week. And I purchased my work G-27 for a fair price when they upgraded.


What did they upgrade to, and how do you like it?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/23/16 07:17 PM

Gun parts, 16ozs of Slip2000, field gear.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/24/16 01:48 AM

New riding boots so I don't mess up my ankle again.
http://www.amazon.com/Gaerne-React-Boots-Distinct-Name/dp/B00M9NIZ1M
Posted By: greaser

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/24/16 02:31 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
New riding boots so I don't mess up my ankle again.
http://www.amazon.com/Gaerne-React-Boots-Distinct-Name/dp/B00M9NIZ1M


bout time, but [censored] you KTM guys have expensive taste. LOL
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/24/16 05:58 AM

Haha I like the features and liked the hinged ankle for more support and flexibility.
Hope they hold up as well as folks say they do. I saw the sg10 they make in a store and they are awesome and my friend has the GX-1 and the attention to detail and quality is amazing.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/25/16 06:59 PM

Trijicon MRO arrived last night.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/25/16 11:40 PM

Nice!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/16 05:55 AM

A Milspec "Beretta" M-12 holster for my PX4, a couple double mag pouches and a Molle Padded belt. All from Gary's Gear. smile
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/16 06:52 PM

Architect (aka Gary) = Scrap Yard's Unofficial Quarter Master
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/27/16 06:58 AM

What he ^^^ said. smile
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/27/16 02:34 PM

Hahaha my packs from him have been great!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/27/16 09:12 PM

EVERYTHING I have gotten from Gary are not only a HUGH bargain, but FIRST RATE gear.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/28/16 06:03 PM

Thanks guys - I'm glad everything is meeting your expectations.

I pulled a bunch of other gear out to sell....it's starting to move again.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/28/16 06:28 PM

If you stumble across a smallish (good for edc) Tactical Tailor Mil-Spec Monkey Adapt pack in there I'm your guy.

I'm trying to get where I can edc a pack but since I've never really been one to accessorize much I'm not sure it'll stick.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/28/16 06:55 PM

Oh, I just ordered a Surefire EB1. A have a E1L I really like and figure it wouldn't hurt to have something else along those lines.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/28/16 07:32 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
Thanks guys - I'm glad everything is meeting your expectations.

I pulled a bunch of other gear out to sell....it's starting to move again.


SOME of us might be interested in what you've got. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/28/16 07:53 PM

Do you have lay-a-way or payment plans available? smile wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/16 03:47 AM

Randy,
Lay-A-Way?

Absolutely!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/16 03:48 AM

Lazi,
Unfortunately, no joy on that particular pack.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/16 04:08 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Randy,
Lay-A-Way?

Absolutely!


OK GREAT! I'll take everything you've got for $10.00 and then a dollar a month until it's paid. smile

WOOHOO, I just got a bargain! wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/16 11:52 AM

No problem. Just for you interest is 10,000% compounded by the minute.

No interest on lay a way for anyone else.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/16 11:58 AM

Now wait a minute, even Donald Trump couldn't afford interest rates like that. THE DEALS OFF! mad wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/25/19 04:30 AM

Maxped Pygmy Falcon 2 .... Randy told me about the current sale so I couldn’t pass up a $60 pack. I wanted a black one to go with my black fatboy.....also courtesy of Skunk.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/19 02:23 AM

Smith & Wesson Gen 1 Shield 9mm.

I sold all of my small handguns, and now that its 90F with 95% humidity I'm struggling with my larger handguns.

PSA had Shields on sale for $249 + tax + shipping. After tax, shipping and a $20 FFL transfer I have $305 in the gun.

It shoots, relatively, straight and is reliable. If I have to use it and it gets taken as evidence ... I'm not out a lot on it.
Posted By: rth548

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/31/19 03:59 AM

I carry a Shield 45 and love it. It’s taken the place of my Glock 19.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/01/19 11:32 AM

I have wondered about the Shield, but in .40 or .45 calibers. Thanks for your thoughts fellows. smile
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/19 02:27 PM

I’ve shot the Shield 9 enough now to comment on it ...

GOOD

100% reliable
As accurate as any Glock I’ve used (includes dozens of them)
Points a little more naturally than a Glock
Feels better than my wife’s Glock 43

BAD

Not nearly as accurate as any Sig P-Series or Beretta 92 Series
Difficult to get fast splits (shot to shot)
Ergos suck compared to bigger guns
Rear sight is so sharp it wore thru my cover garment

SUMMARY

I paid $250 plus tax plus shipping plus transfer ($307 total). This a very reasonable price for a “disposable” (meaning I won’t cry if I have to use it and it ends up in an evidence locker) summer time CCW.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/19 02:11 PM

Just built a long range precision rifle in 6.5cm on a savage action with. Proof research stainless barrel and an XLR Envy chassis
Also ordered chamber gauges for .223 and 5.56
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/28/19 11:28 PM

Bought AND received.

Maxped Jumbo, Foliage Green. When I first unboxed it I was sort of disappointed. I was so used to the Fat Boy but it was getting a little to small to comfortably carry all the stuff I now need to keep with me/us. The FB would carry it all, but it was stuffed, sort of like Tom after Pigging out at his Favorite BBQ joint. grin I got it yesterday, a day earlier than stated it would be here, a BIG surprise.

Well after transferring everything from the Fat Boy to the Jumbo, man have I got loads of room left over! Heck I even have a small oh about 2x3 inch container stuffed with 6 small plastic bags full of instant coffee and Splenda, plus I have an additional 6 or 8 splendas for just in case. AND I also now have one of those cooling towels in there for this summer, in case Patty gets to hot I can soak it in water and get her cooled down until we can get her under an A/C. (for those of you that might not know Patty does NOT sweat so she can overhear in 75 degree weather depending on what she might be doing).

Now after carrying it for a day, I am impressed. I can't really tell any difference (carrying feeling) than the FB. On big change is I swapped up the SCCY 9mm for my Ruger LCP with the integral red laser. And I am also carrying two spare mags now (each holds 7 rounds) for a total round count of 21. Same as if I was carrying the SCCY and 1 reload.

I have a couple more medical supplies I can carry now easily plus some additional meds we have to keep with us along with an epi pen for patty.

I am sure I will add to it as time goes on (I will be adding a 32oz water bottle for AT LEAST summer carry). After that we will see.

So far the verdict is two thumbs up. And only having to pay half price during their sale, makes it even better.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/19 05:58 AM

Half price makes it GREAT! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/19 03:48 PM

Sure does.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/19 10:44 AM

Now, if only Dan and Jerry would do that...……. whistle...……………………………………………... grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/19 02:42 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Now, if only Dan and Jerry would do that...……. whistle...……………………………………………... grin


I don't think my poor elderly heart could stand the shock. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/19 11:07 PM

Mine could! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/01/19 02:51 AM

Yeah but you were trained to adapt and overcome. WE were trained to just fly over it. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/01/19 05:27 AM

More like sit back in your chair and watch the show! whistle...…………………………………………………………………………………... grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/01/19 12:20 PM

So, how many more pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups does the new pack allow you to carry?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/01/19 12:46 PM

Ray, you NAILED it!!! laugh laugh
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/01/19 05:09 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
So, how many more pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups does the new pack allow you to carry?


About 2. grin The water weighs two pounds plus the weight of the insulated buba bottle.

http://www.bubbabrands.com/hydratio...oz/203M.html?dwvar_203M_color=rock-candy

I have this same one in a 40oz and It is just as good as a yeti. Walmart has them for about 17bucks. I have dropped mine several times and it now has dings and scratches and the plastic top is scuffed as well, but nothing on it is broken. I highly recommend them.

Well Duh, I didn't mention I need to buy the 32oz one.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/01/19 11:31 PM

Snacks are crucial...we all know that
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/02/19 01:08 AM

Fruit Roll Ups should be available in bacon flavor.

Mmmmmm, bacon
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/02/19 03:22 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Fruit Roll Ups should be available in bacon flavor.

Mmmmmm, bacon


Now THAT's an idea. I'll have to talk to the regional distributor about that. He's due to deliver another 5 cases Wednesday. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/02/19 03:47 AM

I can believe that! grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/16/19 01:22 AM

Well I got a vortex razor 4.5-27 optic for a 6.5cm rifle I built. A magnetospeed chronograph, I have a slide off at agency getting milled for a glock so I have a holster coming for that and some parts for my ARs coming.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/19 02:02 AM

Your Razor is a really nice optic!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/19 03:36 PM

I’m excited to see how it compares to my leupold MK5 5-25 with the H59
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/19 04:58 PM

Another nice optic.

My experience with Vortex products has generally been very good. However, their optical quality seems to drop off as magnification is cranked all the way up.

I haven’t had the same issue with Leupold.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/19 06:58 PM

I’m in the leupold for $1500 and the razor with their EBR7C for $1800 so worst case if I don’t like either I can get my money back. The razor 1-6 I have is still one of the nicer LPVOs I’ve looked through. It’s really heavy though.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/19 10:46 PM

Low power Vortex are some of the clearest glass I've used. I've owned low power ACOGs, US Optics, Leupolds, Vortexs, Trijicon Accupoints, and others.

I think low power Vortex clarity is only beat by 3.5x ACOGs (I've owned 2x, 3x, 3.5x and various 4x ACOGs)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/18/19 12:05 AM

"Resident optimistic misanthropic reformed Luddite self-proclaimed gear expert."

You're our hero. whistle grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/18/19 04:27 AM

I bought a second Mora Garberg knife so that there is a Busse B 11 and Garberg in each vehicle.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/19 03:20 PM

Well I ordered a different edc Sheeple blade. I hope I like it as much as I think I will.

I ordered a Para 3 folder from a certain Arachnid company. I'm really looking forward to it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/25/19 12:49 AM

Ordered EARLY On Monday and here today all the way from:
Golden, Colorado
U.S.A. Earth.

It's not a PM2, but it is still nice. I think this one will take up residence in my Strong side pocket for a "Sheeple" blade while the PM2 will be riding shotgun in my left front pocket. Everyone needs to be prepared for social encounters with a good backup. This compression lock is NICE. And the 50% off is nice as well!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/25/19 05:14 AM

I scored some ZT 0303s and benchmade bedlam. Also one of the kershaw Emerson auto knives to play with
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/19 02:44 AM

Holy smoke mike, I wish I had your money! grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/19 04:49 AM

Randy I’ve knocked out a ton of over time this year. I’m looking forward to working less and shooting more this fall.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/19 10:37 AM

Not to worry Mike; Randy has SO much money coming in that he will never be able to spend it all. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/19 07:07 PM

Tom, I DO NOT! Now when I start drawing my Social Security check... grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/19 10:28 PM

You old PIRATE! laugh
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/27/19 01:54 AM

Ar, matey. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/27/19 11:20 AM

But a pirate carries a BIG blade, not a little folder. whistle
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/27/19 01:11 PM

There's always a critic in every crowd. mad grin wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/27/19 05:25 PM

It's my job! laugh laugh
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/28/19 12:25 AM

Well you ARE #1. grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/31/19 12:50 AM

1k 9mm and 300rds of .223 match. A comp for my G45 all exciting things
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/01/19 09:17 PM

Haley strategic micro chest rig...seems awfully well made.

"he's going tactical..." in voice of Mort from Madagascar...parents will understand... grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/02/19 03:26 AM

Originally Posted by RN
Haley strategic micro chest rig...seems awfully well made.

"he's going tactical..." in voice of Mort from Madagascar...parents will understand... grin


A CONSERVATIVE IS BORN! grin

Speaking of which, how goes the job now that You have been in it for some time? Well I hope.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/02/19 02:53 PM

Hahaha nice RN
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/05/19 11:14 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by RN
Haley strategic micro chest rig...seems awfully well made.

"he's going tactical..." in voice of Mort from Madagascar...parents will understand... grin


A CONSERVATIVE IS BORN! grin

Speaking of which, how goes the job now that You have been in it for some time? Well I hope.


No MAGA hats here Randy... grin

Well...I like the summer off bit! Spent almost all of June in Bulgaria and Romania on a training exercise and enjoyed all of July and still have 2 1/2 weeks off! The job itself is ok- I really care for a lot of the kids and it's nice to watch them grow up.

You enjoying retirement I hope!?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/05/19 01:30 PM

Seeing the world is interesting isn't it Rich. DANG, I was just going to ask you your hat size! grin wink I guess you "Officer Types" get all the breaks! All I ever got off was for 30 days a year. Oh well. grin

Yes, retirement comes HIGHLY recommended by me. AND getting to live like a normal person is nice as well.

Don't get me wrong, I could complain, but it wouldn't do any good. wink We don't have any set schedule we must go by, allowing us to come and go as we please (except for watching the Grand Kids).

AND it gives me more time to browse the interweeb. I've sort of got my eye on a Spyderco Military in Digi Camo. grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/05/19 01:52 PM

Finally got my Rolland special built. G45 milled by agency arms for their red dot plate system. Trijicon HRS and ameriglo suppressor height sights Lantac threaded barrel and a Parker mountain machine comp. have about 300rds of Speer lawman 124gr though it and was shooting 3 in 10 shot groups at 25yds
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/05/19 01:55 PM

Got any Pics of the toy Mike?
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/12/19 04:10 PM

1.1k 62gr Lake City Federal ammo, with a $55.00 mail-in rebate.

Also 3/4 case of 10mm to go with the RIA 1911 CM Ultra in 10mm that I bought myself for my birthday.

Also all the parts minus the barrel for a 6.5 build. Those were acquired over a few months. First heavy metal build.

If anyone has ideas for the barrel (22-24" for a hunting rig that I might try walking out to 1k yards someday) I'm all ears... er... eyes... Ballistic Advantage 22" is nice, but not so much for lugging into the woods or fields. Sucker weighs north of 5lbs for the barrel alone!

I've looked at Anderson and BCA. Anyone have thoughts? I'm not looking to spend $400+ on this. MAYBE up to $300, but $200 (give or take) is my preference. I know I'm cheap smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/12/19 10:11 PM

Well if you had your employers budget you could always go for a custom built Carbon fiber wrapped super barrel. Hmmm I wonder how a Titanium receiver would work with strategic metal inserts in all the right places? You should check it out Josh.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/12/19 10:14 PM

Oh I forgot. My Spyderco Military came in today! Woo Hoo. It IS a big rascal that's for sure. But it is surprisingly light feeling in the hand and it does handle nice, not as good as the PM2 of course, but by trying out different grips and squeezing it as hard as I could for a few seconds I couldn't detect any hot spot areas. BUT the proof will be in the use of it as a real knife. Oh and did I mention that it completes my "Trifecta" of Spyderco Military "Series" blades. And Yeah I DO like it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 01:55 AM

Lest there be any doubt, the Military is officially and fully mine now. YUP, got Spidy bit. I was loosening up the pivot just a tad and then very slowly tightening it back up so there was no blade play and it opened with the Spidy flick (where you use your "You're number one" finger. Anyways, I held it just a little to close to my left index finger when I went to close it and the tiniest little bit of the tip caught me. Man do they send out their blades sharp. But she has tasted my blood and therefore been forever bonded to me. (just like the Para 3 and the PM2). I must be getting clumsy in my old age, or else these knives REALLY want to become bonded to me.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 04:22 AM

What's the steel on those? They are some nice blades!
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 04:24 AM

Oh, and if you head over to Seekins Precision's website, they have their famous "Rook" flash hider for $25! Quite literally the BEST flash hider available!
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 12:51 PM

Just got an inforce aplc for my cz p10c..I like it! I really like the controls more than the tlr7 I have on another pistol.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 01:05 PM

DT, the steel in those is S30V, a quite nice steel.

Man you guys are getting some nice toys.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 04:13 PM

You get the camo/satin combo Randy?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 09:48 PM

Originally Posted by DogTired


Also 3/4 case of 10mm to go with the RIA 1911 CM Ultra in 10mm that I bought myself for my birthday.


Can you share some specs on the 10mm ammo? I have exactly 0 rounds of 10mm in my ammo stores, but have been hesitant to order any because of the cost (and inflated / falsely advertised velocities).

I'm considering Underwood.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 09:49 PM

Originally Posted by RN
You get the camo/satin combo Randy?


Clearly I'm not a fairy wing wearing AR sporting, skunkhunting, retiree but ...

Yes, he has the whole set of digital camo / satin blade Military (Military, PM2 and PM3).

Quite a nice set.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/19 09:51 PM

Originally Posted by DogTired
Oh, and if you head over to Seekins Precision's website, they have their famous "Rook" flash hider for $25! Quite literally the BEST flash hider available!


I had to google this FH, and it looks like a medieval version of the uber-effective Smith Vortex.

The Vortex is the most flash ELIMINATING muzzle device I've tested (and I've tested dozens).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/14/19 12:10 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by RN
You get the camo/satin combo Randy?


Clearly I'm not a fairy wing wearing AR sporting, skunkhunting, retiree but ...

Yes, he has the whole set of digital camo / satin blade Military (Military, PM2 and PM3).

Quite a nice set.


THEY ARE NOT FAIRY WINGS! mad They are Guardian Angel flying gossamer gravity defying devices. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/14/19 12:14 AM

Originally Posted by RN
You get the camo/satin combo Randy?


As Gary said, yes I do have the whole set of 3. Didn't need them of course, but as a COLLECTOR they were a must have to complete the set. I originally was just going to get the Para Military 2 (PM2) but after getting it and feeling how well designed it is and how comfortable it carries and all that stuff, I decided to get the Para 3 as a Sheeple blade. Well then having 2 of the 3 just seemed like something was missing in my life, so...

I originally intended to get the black blade and thought I had but when my order was sent I saw I had gotten the regular blade so in order to keep the set alike I got the same configuration for each one.

Now I find myself needing a third front pocket! wink You can never have to many knives. But that saying may not apply to carrying them.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/14/19 04:47 AM

Originally Posted by Architect
Originally Posted by DogTired
Oh, and if you head over to Seekins Precision's website, they have their famous "Rook" flash hider for $25! Quite literally the BEST flash hider available!


I had to google this FH, and it looks like a medieval version of the uber-effective Smith Vortex.

The Vortex is the most flash ELIMINATING muzzle device I've tested (and I've tested dozens).


I've seen the Vortex, which I believe is no longer available. It is dark. I've also seen and tested the Rook. There's barely enough light to register on video when slowed down frame-by-frame. Just a slight orange glow for 1/30th of a second. If I get the review finished or the video posted, I'll share the links or the info.

At some point, black is black. I don't think I'd pay $55 for a flash hider, but I would pay $25 grin
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/14/19 04:49 AM

Either way, for $25, you can't go wrong smile
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/14/19 11:52 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by RN
You get the camo/satin combo Randy?


As Gary said, yes I do have the whole set of 3. Didn't need them of course, but as a COLLECTOR they were a must have to complete the set. I originally was just going to get the Para Military 2 (PM2) but after getting it and feeling how well designed it is and how comfortable it carries and all that stuff, I decided to get the Para 3 as a Sheeple blade. Well then having 2 of the 3 just seemed like something was missing in my life, so...

I originally intended to get the black blade and thought I had but when my order was sent I saw I had gotten the regular blade so in order to keep the set alike I got the same configuration for each one.

Now I find myself needing a third front pocket! wink You can never have to many knives. But that saying may not apply to carrying them.


I have the same one and love it. If I was doing a few day camping/hiking trip, that's the folder I would carry.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/14/19 07:04 PM

DT,
I've never bought a Vortex due to the cost, but have bought a few rifles that had one installed. I googled it, and they're currently $52-60 which seems ridiculous in this age of $400 complete AR-15s.

The reason I posted the info on the Vortex is because the Rook looks like a similar design and the price was very reasonable. I like the fact it looks like it could be used as a bayonet if needed
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/19 03:49 AM

OK Guys, how do those flash hiders compare to the factory colt one on my AR15 .223 carbine?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/19 03:52 AM

RN, which one do you have, the MILITARY or the PM2? The Para 3 is a really sweet smaller (as in sheeple friendly) blade.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/19 04:53 PM

Originally Posted by Architect
DT,
I've never bought a Vortex due to the cost, but have bought a few rifles that had one installed. I googled it, and they're currently $52-60 which seems ridiculous in this age of $400 complete AR-15s.

The reason I posted the info on the Vortex is because the Rook looks like a similar design and the price was very reasonable. I like the fact it looks like it could be used as a bayonet if needed


Hmmm... I'm now curious what the heck I was thinking of. I THOUGHT Smith had been forced to stop production. Too close to a patent infringement. Maybe they worked it out, or maybe Smith was doing the suing.

The Rook IS a little pointier, though not nearly as bad as some of the $20 tacticool models out there. I'm sure it could split a sternum in a pinch. I suspect most of these thicker 3-4 prong hiders do a decent job, but can only personally speak for the Rook. Much better than the A2 and other hiders I looked at... though if it's much more than $25, I'd think the A2 would meet most people's needs. Not that sexy, but dang effective.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/19 05:01 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
OK Guys, how do those flash hiders compare to the factory colt one on my AR15 .223 carbine?


Randy, you can see the flash at night of standing next to it, and MAYBE if you were standing downrange and LOOKING, buy doubtful. Either way it won't blind you at night. The A2 is a solid (ace dirt cheap) device. There's a reason the military uses it.

I should REALLY finish and post my test.... it's all about devices under $50.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/19 01:41 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
OK Guys, how do those flash hiders compare to the factory colt one on my AR15 .223 carbine?


The A2 is pretty effective as a flash suppressor and compensator.

I was in a multi-day carbine class once where everyone except me (and one other fool) were using AR-15s. Nearly all of those AR's had A2's on them.

On the second day of training the ground had been pounded into a fine powder. During the prone exercises, every time I fired my AK-101 (5.56 version of a AK-74) that AK-74 brake kicked up so much dust I couldn't see the target for a good moment between shots. Then the wind changed and started blowing the dust in my face. It combined with my sweat to create several rivulets of mud running into my eyes.

The guys on either side of me were shooting ARs with A2 compensators and were not kicking up much dust.

As most military fire comes from a prone position ... the A2 is a good compromise between reducing muzzle flash and keeping debris out of your FOV.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/19 01:58 PM

Here are some general observations about "muzzle devices" ...

1) Dedicated "muzzle brakes" seem to intensify muzzle flash. This isn't actually the case, but instead of a "linear" fire ball shooting down range, MBs tend to cause the flash to be more "spherical" about the muzzle device. That is to say, they tend to be more in your FOV.

2) "Three Prong" dedicated flash suppressors are the usually the best design. The M16 originally had a 3-prong. The government closed the end to prevent getting the muzzle stuck in vegetation and to stop GI's from using the prongs as a leverage while prying with their rifles. As mentioned before, the Smith Vortex is the most effective device I've used.

NOTE ON SMITH VORTEX: The Vortex is "tuned". That is to say, if you "flick" one of the three prongs it will sing like a tuning fork. It is my unsubstantiated belief that this "effect" disrupts the flash through some sort of sonic fairy-dust magic.

3) Combined "flash suppressor / compensators" range from "I suck at both" to "I'm pretty okay at both" but are never "great" at both. The A2 is good at both.

4) Muzzle devices range from about $5 to $300. Yes, $300. The over rated KAC MAMs is $302.35.

https://shop.knightarmco.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=KM30168

The most I've personally spent was about $125 during the $1500 Colt AR days. In today's weird depressed gun market I wouldn't spend more than $25-35 unless I needed a specialized muzzle device for sound-suppressor mounting.

Most of the "high end" devices I've owned came on a gun or upper that I bought. That typical situation where all of the custom parts you've added to a gun or upper are basically worthless on the resale market so the next guy benefits. I've been the beneficiary several times and the guy on the losing end countless times.

5) Some other devices that I have personal positive experience:

A2 ... $5 and works.

BCM Gunfighter MOD 0 Compensator ... this actually manages to work like a FH and Compensator. It should work because its basically a slightly modified A2 and costs $90!

BCM Gunfighter MOD 1 Comp ... this is an elongated MOD 0. Works better and costs more.

KAC NT4 ... this is basially a tuned A2 that costs $128 but allows you to quick connect a dedicated sound suppressor

Phantom A2 (first generation with the scalloped end ... second generation sucked) ... at $20-25 (nowadays) this is a nice "inexpensive" MD.


Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/19 07:55 PM

See, the above post is exactly why I am such a fan of your posts. You are just full of it (Oh sorry, meant to say Useful information). grin All joking aside, I really do enjoy reading your posts and have benefited more than once from them.

You CAN speak from actual real world experience and your knowledge proves you take things seriously and do your research. And THAT benefits all us lowly uneducated Dagws (except for DT. DT does pretty good as well, and Gun dog. He's an up and comer as well). I appreciate and enjoy you guys posts.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/15/20 01:09 PM

After tonight, I hope it's the eRATicator for me. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/20 02:11 AM

Got er' done! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/18/20 04:37 AM

Not bought it yet, BUT planning on getting a CRKT Kangee T-Hawk for my Birthday. Nope, don't need it but think it looks cool. That should be enough.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/20 02:57 AM

Sent payment on Monday for a Wilson Combat Vickers Elite.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/20 02:40 PM

The 19 or 17?

John Lovell from Warrior Poet Society just came out with the dressed up 19 with Sportsmansguide that looks appealing.

Nice to see the Yard up!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/20 10:21 PM

1911

Here's an internet picture ...

[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]

It is scheduled for delivery next week. I'll try to get pictures up after I get it back from the range.

I've watched quite a few videos from the Warrior Poet Society fellow. I generally like them, but there is something about him that is a little off. Can't put my finger on it.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/20 01:37 PM

Duh..I'm an idiot. Had Glock on the brain for some reason. Couple of my LGS have nice collections of WC's..I love oogling them. Let us know how it shoots!

Maybe his dad jokes? Nice guy vibe? I thought the same about him but he's grown on me a bunch. Sometimes he seems way too nice for a Battalion guy...but he can turn the switch on for sure...
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/20 11:02 PM

Rich,
Its on the truck for delivery tomorrow! I'm heading straight to the range with it. I have 150rds of FMJ and 20rds of HP (and grease for the rails) already loaded into my range bag.

At first I wondered if the nice guy deal was an act because at times his arrogant side bleeds through. However, the more I watch him the more I think what I perceived as "arrogance" is more "stage insecurity". He seems more "natural" or perhaps "authentic" in his newer videos.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/20 12:01 AM

Originally Posted by Misantropic One
Rich,
Its on the truck for delivery tomorrow! I'm heading straight to the range with it. I have 150rds of FMJ and 20rds of HP (and grease for the rails) already loaded into my range bag.

At first I wondered if the nice guy deal was an act because at times his arrogant side bleeds through. However, the more I watch him the more I think what I perceived as "arrogance" is more "stage insecurity". He seems more "natural" or perhaps "authentic" in his newer videos.


That is going to be a nice Tuesday- hope you post how it goes!

I remain totally happy with my DW Valor blem, my only 1911...it runs like a champ, is super accurate and is a beautiful weapon. I may try it at a USPSA match this year for the hell of it.

I enjoy him now and would take a class with him if I had the opportunity.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/20 07:24 PM

I will post results. I keep watching the tracking and waiting for my FFL friend to text saying its there.

150 + 20 isn't a lot but I'm going to be short on time now that USPS is taking forever to deliver. I had wanted to shoot a couple of guns on this trip, but I'm basically stuck with just testing the WC now.

Stay tuned.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/20 07:25 PM

It seems USPS is running behind today (they usually deliver to my FFL around 11am-noon). I guess they're over loaded due to the volume from yesterday (holiday / no delivery).
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/20 09:17 PM

G'ah!!

Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/20 01:30 AM

Received, ranged, cleaned and holstered.

In a word ... glorious.

More to follow tomorrow. I've been up since 5:45am and haven't eaten today.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/20 11:14 PM

I tried, repeatedly, to post a review and pics in a new thread. WEBSITE FAIL.

Not worth my time here. Too many sites actually work.

Goodbye Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/26/20 10:15 PM

Gary, never give up! wink
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/05/20 04:15 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Gary, never give up! wink


Tom,
We need to find another place to hang out. They aren't going to fix this.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/05/20 07:59 PM

Just picked up a S&W 340 PD! What a hand cannon. I have about 60rds of .38 and 20rds of .38+p and 15rds of .357 through it.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/05/20 10:48 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Just picked up a S&W 340 PD! What a hand cannon. I have about 60rds of .38 and 20rds of .38+p and 15rds of .357 through it.


Nice. I like those for LW field carry.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/05/20 10:50 PM

I just returned from my FFL's shop ... picked up my new Tikka T3X Stainless Lite in 308 Win. The Leupold VX3i 3.5-10x40mm CDS and DNZ mount arrived last night. Hoping this rig shoots as well as everyone claims. I'd like to try it on whitetail.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/05/20 11:47 PM

Very nice combo. I picked up the 340 to carry while running and for around the house chores like working on cars and mowing the lawn. I started carrying it to my work since I don’t often stop going to or coming home. Makes a nice little BUG as well but is a handful with the Barnes and Sig defense ammo.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/05/20 11:55 PM

https://photos.app.goo.gl/n4LCQH8wJjgASsBX8
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 12:02 AM

That’s a very practical and handsome Handgun!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 12:04 AM

Here’s my new set up ...

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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 12:05 AM

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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 12:06 AM

Gun Dog,
All machismo aside is the 340 recoil manageable? Follow up shot speed?
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 12:12 PM

With the .38+P it’s easy for fast follow up shots. .357 is slower and I wouldn’t want to have to shoot it with a one handed grip in a fight.
Mostly the .357 just causes you to flinch I’m a Glock guy normally and do well with them but I can keep 98% of my shots with the 340 in a 6in group at 21ft with all ammo types. I need more practice with that trigger and I’m sure it will get better.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 12:15 PM

Your Bolt Gun is sweet! I just set up a seekins havak pro hunter with a leupold MK5 in 6.5CM as a light long range rig. Couldn’t have afforded it but had a 35% off code for seekins and a 50% off leupold so I figured with those I should reach for as much fun and glass as I could.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 03:25 PM

Yeah, Leupold prices have become a little outlandish. With each “revision” they just push the old technology down to the lower model designation. Today’s VX1 is superior to a VX3 of 12-15 years ago.

The $1000 Mk4’s I’ve owned pale in comparison to the light transmission, clarity, edge clarity and light “management” of the $350 VX3i I just mounted.

I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Leupold 5 and 6 series. Can’t even imagine.

Wish my Viper PST FFP had 1/2 the clarity of this VX3i.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 03:29 PM

Gun Dog, what do you think of your 6.5C (cartridge ... not your rifle which is unimpeachable)?

Why did you select it over 308? I probably know what you’re going to say, but I am genuinely curious.

I’ve been thinking about a 65C project, but ammo costs ....
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/06/20 03:52 PM

Gary, That's a nice looking piece there sir! Just hang in there, you know British stiff upper lip and all.

Mike that is a nice looking boom stick. I only have one revolver, a SS S&W model 60-10 with a 3 inch barrel. I THINK it equates to the "OLD" FBI gun,
.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/20 02:18 AM

So I went with 6.5CM for a few reasons. The long range ammo is about the same cost as the .308 equivalent, external ballistics and ability to fight the wind at long range is also an advantage. Also I have 2 AR10s in .308 and an almost completed AR15 upper in 6.5 Grendel. My heavy 6.5 bolt gun is a savage action with a proof research stainless barrel and an XLR industries envy chassis with the full arca Swiss rail. This is a PRS style build I topped with a razor genII with the EBR7 reticle. The seekins havak did have to go back to seekins for a new trigger since the timney it shipped with had some series safety and function issues after less than 100rds.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/20 02:20 AM

Randy is love to pick up the S&W 4in K frame 617 in 22LR and the 6in 648 In .22WMR. I traded for an Alexander arms .17HMR AR15 not to long ago. Starting to think of the rimfire guns I want for when my son is older so we can shoot 500rds a weekend and not go broke lol.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/20 02:29 AM

OK, I've changed my mind (my old one was getting rusty what with not getting used at a certain knife website.

So I have been on a sword kick lately and have, I think, found my grail. I have wanted a "Samurai" sword since I was about 10 years old. That would make it 56 years come the 22nd. I have had a couple wall hangers, and I DO have a real WWII "Liberated" Wakizashi". But I have been wanting a "Real" blade or blades. Not that I will actually use them (I HOPE), but if a knife or sword can not be used I don't really have any interest in them. That's just me. There are thousands of swords and knives out there that are beautiful. Some WAY to expensive for this Southeast Missouri Redneck and some just decorative wall hangers. They ARE pretty but just aren't my cup of tea (homage to our new pretend British Law man Endeavour Morse.

I have been on a Sword search lately and finally found what I want to get. The first is called a KO-Katana (correctly called an O-Wakizashi) that has a 24 inch blade with a full size 11 inch Tsuka (handle). The second is a 9 inch bladed Tanto. They are touted as being suitable for fairly heavy cutting (backyard stuff) and Dojo practice, so they should be pretty robust blades. Several reviews have said they are very sturdy and capable blades. SO it looks as if my CRKT Kangee T-hawk will have to wait. I am NOT heartbroken about this. BUT I will have to wait until late March as I won't start getting my Gummit check until the Third week in March (they pay a month behind don'tchaknow).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/20 02:31 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Randy is love to pick up the S&W 4in K frame 617 in 22LR and the 6in 648 In .22WMR. I traded for an Alexander arms .17HMR AR15 not to long ago. Starting to think of the rimfire guns I want for when my son is older so we can shoot 500rds a weekend and not go broke lol.


Sounds like a good plan Mike. BTW how is the little CB cap doin?

https://www.bing.com/search?q=cb+ca...mp;setlang=en-US&plvar=0&PC=HCTS

On second though maybe he is still little enough to be called a BB Cap. smile
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/20 04:55 PM

Gun Dog,
Those are the reasons I anticipated (and which have caused me to consider a 6.5C barrel for my QD AR10).

People seem to have ridiculous luck with 140 ELDs.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/20 05:00 PM

Randy,
Only swords that have traditionally interested me have been Viking and Templar (perhaps Medieval).

The various "Asian inspired" offerings by Busse have not really appealed to me. I did get one in a $500 grab bag (SR Rucki), but I quickly sold it. If the Busse team would offer a SR101 Viking sword ... I'd buy it. Like you ... I don't want anything that I can't use (however unlikely I am to actually use it ... no wall hanger for me).

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Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/20 12:55 AM

One of the highest rated (Fighting Sword) deadly swords is the Gladius. The Romans slaughtered thousands if not millions with that blade. MANY highly regarded experts claim it to be the most deadly close combat blade there is. You have to admit it was rather successful. But My desire is one of the Eyes and maybe heart. I, as I have said have wanted a "Japanese" sword, and not a wall hanger one, for over 50 years. No rhyme or reason to it, I just like them. smile
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/20 01:16 AM

You have a Vorpal too right Randy?

I really like the rucki I got in my grab bag. Have tendonitis so bad though can't do a thing with it still.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/20 01:41 AM

Yeah I do Rich. Not one made by Maringer himself, but a blackjack rendition.

Maringer Vorpal Sword by Blackjack Knives

This Vorpal sword by Tom Maringer features a matte finished blade with sharpened top edge,.209" blade stock and 1.734" blade depth, full tang construction with black linen micarta scales. Comes with a black leather sheath. Marked Effingham Ill.

This line is NOT my actual sword, but the one I have. Sorry for what the link is but it is the best pic I have been able to find. I actually just mink oiled the sheath on mine the other day and hung it back in the closet. grin
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/rare-blackjack-maringer-vorpal-sword-effingham
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/20 01:37 PM

Randy, what brand of Japanese sword did you get?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/20 04:38 PM

Haven't gotten one yet. I am looking at the one Below along with a companion Tanto. I can get both for just a shade over 350

The Katana has a 24 inch blade (actually called an O Wakizashi or Ko-Katana with a full sized 11 inch handle. The Tanto has a 9 inch blade.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=3W0gvgBs&id=82E06907F743175E95B5D746697572F30A39EF35&thid=OIP.3W0gvgBsUdxV1RtAvBfJPQHaFj&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fsbg-sword-store.sword-buyers-guide.com%2fmedia%2fDojo-Pro2015%2fRonin-Katana-Dojo-Pro-model22-pic1.jpg&exph=450&expw=600&q=ronin+katana+ko+katana&simid=607986554780649175&selectedIndex=26


And this Tanto

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=rFq1wxbC&id=0DF93E8BF7E4245A3358E8D8321EDC993B0237FA&thid=OIP.rFq1wxbCspbxqNBCY79dBgHaDm&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fkultofathena.com%2fimages%2frkdt02_2_l.jpg&exph=1030&expw=2120&q=ronin+katana+pro+tanto&simid=608044996385114175&selectedIndex=11


Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 01:01 PM

Randy,
Read the description which includes ...

“These 1060, through tempered, no-nonsense monosteel blades are exceptionally HONEST and RELIABLE. ”

I’m trying to remember what knives I tested that used 1060. Was your Ontario Rat?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 01:45 PM

Could have been, not sure now. And I gave it away to someone that needed a better knife than the Walmart special they had. They had seen it and love it so off it went to a new home and he has used it and is quite happy with it. BUT it could have been the Gunny. Like I said, I just can't remember.

Those swords have gotten some good internet reviews but I am still not sure. Before I put down that money I want to make sure I am getting something that COULD be used if needed and not fail with the first contact. Oh and that HONEST and RELIABLE had me putting on the binders real quick but then I started reading many reviews and thought, well maybe just Chinese way of translation problems in speech/grammar. The company owner of the sword site (Sword Buyers Guide) recommended a different brand to me but they only have a 17.75 inch blade and a 7 inch handle. I was wanting something a bit larger. Actually wanted a 21 inch blade but can't find any like that with the full size handle of 11 inches besides the one with the 24 inch blade.

We shall see.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 03:09 PM

Randy, Cheness has a Ko-katana with a 21” blade and. 10.5” handle. Website is: http://www.chenessinc.com/
SBG also sells it in their store and has a review. The Cheness website also has some good info on blade steels and heat treatment.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 07:53 PM

1060 for $300 with “honest” in the description concerns me Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 09:33 PM

Thanks Ray! Yeah Me as well Gary.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 09:50 PM

OK. So Ray, and possibly Endeavour you're saying that the Cheness in 9260 would work for what I HOPE to never need it for?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 09:58 PM

Randy,
I'd still be suspect. Why not just buy a Busse AK-47? It isn't traditional, but none of the swords we're discussing are (no folded steel, etc). With the AK47 Battle Grade you 100% know you could but a car in half. I know its only has a 18.5" blade, but if you really want a TEOTW sword ... we both know there isn't a more durable steel than Busse heat-treated 92100 (SR101) or INFI.

ETA: Busse still has the AK on their website.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 09:59 PM

I would actually like a Busse AK47, but would only be gaining an inch of blade length over what I already have and I just want a tad more "Reach" than that.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 10:02 PM

The Cheness 9260 is spring steel (leaf spring steel).

For comparison ... Busse's "carbon steels" (non INFI) are all "durable steels" (SR77 was jack-hammer bit steel while SR101 is ball bearing steel). They didn't chose a spring steel. Busse's durability is legendary.

Rice (or sushi) for thought ...
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 10:04 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I would actually like a Busse AK47, but would only be gaining an inch of blade length over what I already have and I just want a tad more "Reach" than that.


That makes sense. If the AK47 was 20-22" I may be tempted. Again, I don't like asian inspired designs. However, I'd trade length for durability but that's just me. Past the reach of a short sword ... you're better off running (or rolling away in your case ) laugh
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 10:25 PM

I think that a 9260 spring steel would be excellent for a Japanese style fighting sword. Most Busse blades are shorter and thicker than a fighting sword and more oriented toward chopping wood and camp chores. How difficult is it for a blade to cut flesh?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 10:50 PM

Thanks Guys. Both Y'all brought out thinks I had thought of but it is good to here our own thoughts echoed by others. I will have to look more into that 9260 steel.

YEAH, I had considered the AK47 and WOULD like one, but I have two already in the 17-18 inch length and as I said just want something with a bit more reach. And Yeah they will I almost guarantee will be nothing more than "Wall Hangers" but they will be wall hangers that are capable of biting, HARD. And Iike I said I want a bit more reach. I PREFER the 21 inch length but the 24 had me intrigued. I DO have a 24 inch sword (Leaf spring steel) that is actually just ground from a leaf spring, but it has ONLY the heat treat and temper the original spring came with and I bought it in the Philippines WAY back in 1975, you know when Dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Needless to say it won't hold much of an edge, about like my Negrito Hunting Bolo.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 10:52 PM

Oh and Gary, I DON'T "Roll" like I used to. 47 pounds less mass than this time last year! grin
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/09/20 11:18 PM

Randy,
Congrats on the weight loss!

Ray, My appreciation of Busse steel is largely because of my experiences with their edge holding ability vs durability. Any blade that can cut down a tree can slice through flesh.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 02:10 AM

I have no quarrel with Busse steel. After all, I do have a few. I have never touched a Busse AK47 so I don’t know its handling characteristics. The blade length is quite short though. My Busse HOGFSH, while an excellent piece of steel, is not as agile as my katana or Wakizashi. And doesn’t have the reach of either. Different missions, different blades.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 02:35 AM

In case Y'all haven't figured it out my reasons for wanting a Japanese style blade follows:

1. I like the way they look
2. I have wanted one for over 50 years and have had a few, wall hangers, not counting my real WWII Wakizashi or my Honshu.
3. I DO NOT like OWNING Wall Hangers in ANY kind of bladed instrument.
4. To use against "Bad Guy" in the event a gun can not be utilized (when we Vacation it will be going with us) and It is "Do or Die".
5. Look neat on display at home, that is why I want a larger and smaller blade.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 03:33 AM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
I have no quarrel with Busse steel. After all, I do have a few. I have never touched a Busse AK47 so I don’t know its handling characteristics. The blade length is quite short though. My Busse HOGFSH, while an excellent piece of steel, is not as agile as my katana or Wakizashi. And doesn’t have the reach of either. Different missions, different blades.


I haven't even held a Busse AK47, but did own a Swamp Rat Rucki. That sword ... agh long knife .... urm ... thing was sort of useless for my needs. I don't image the 18.5" blade would have made much difference.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 03:34 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
In case Y'all haven't figured it out my reasons for wanting a Japanese style blade follows:

1. I like the way they look
2. I have wanted one for over 50 years and have had a few, wall hangers, not counting my real WWII Wakizashi or my Honshu.
3. I DO NOT like Wall Hangers in ANY kind of bladed instrument.
4. To use against "Bad Guy" in the event a gun can not be utilized (when we Vacation it will be going with us) and It is "Do or Die".
5. Look neat on display at home, that is why I want a larger and smaller blade.


There is nothing wrong with just wanting something ... especially when its a good weapon!!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 02:55 PM

I agree Gary. But the problem is SO many wants and so little stock of normally excepted items of exchange. Y'all need to pay more taxes so poor folks like Tom, Ray and I can get a raise. grin
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 05:46 PM

I pay more than my share ... and it makes me sick. I keep thinking when I'm old enough to draw SS they're going to change the system to a "needs based" wherein those of us that saved / invested / sacrificed for our retirement wouldn't get social security but those who were lazy / foolish / didn't save anything will get social security. I've been paying social security taxes since 1984. They better pay out when I get to 62.

I was born after 1960 so I fall into the 67 year old "full benefit" scheme ...

If you were born in 1960 your full retirement age is 67

Remember, the earliest a person can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits will remain age 62.

If you start receiving retirement benefits at:

age 62, you will get 70 percent of the monthly benefit because you will be getting benefits for an additional 60 months.
age 65, you will get 86.7 percent of the monthly benefit because you will be getting benefits for an additional 24 months.

If you start receiving benefits as a spouse at your full retirement age, you will get 50 percent of the monthly benefit your spouse would receive if their benefits started at full retirement age. If you start receiving benefits at:

age 62, you will get 32.5 percent of the monthly benefit instead of 50 percent because you will be getting benefits for an additional 60 months.
age 65, you will get 41.7 percent of the monthly benefit instead of 50 percent because you will be getting benefits for an additional 24 months.

My wife is in the investment industry and she can't figure out what my benefit will be since I'm going to take "early retirement" (that is to say I will NOT be working into my 60's ... I will be retiring in my early 50s). As a result, even BIG NAME INVESTMENT CORPORATION software has a hard time calculating what my benefit will be. As a result, we've calculated the LOWEST possible benefit and then cut it half as part of our retirement planning.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 05:58 PM

There is nothing wrong with a wall hanger sword. Sort of a placeholder for when you get the real thing. I have a wall hanger Claymore to honor my Scottish ancestry but did not want to pay the price for a real good one. Also to honor my Scottish ancestry.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 08:59 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
I have a wall hanger Claymore to honor my Scottish ancestry but did not want to pay the price for a real good one. Also to honor my Scottish ancestry.


That is gold.

See what I did there?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 09:03 PM

Guess once again I have been remiss in my explanation. IF you are buying a sword for ONLY a wall hanger, I agree, they are nice, but then again there are levels of wall hangers. A more expensive one will show much better attention to detail and use better materials. I was talking about the Cheap overseas $5.00 real steel hand tempered... ones.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 09:11 PM

I had a really nice (I thought) good looking Highlander sword (not MacLeod'S). But I couldn't play "There can be only One" because the handle was so painful to hold. It was really ornate and LOOKED good, but was a terror to grip. Well along came Patty's Nephew and HE liked it, even the handle, so away it went to another home.

BTW I do have a Honshu "Tactical Wakizashi" that looks nice and is pretty sharp and handles pretty well (hence my desire for a 21 inch blade) but the handle (Tsuka) is very hard and kinda rough on the hands doing certain things. PLUS the FULL TANG is a LOT larger (Height wise) so I am so scared that it is just welded on to the blade under the guard (Tsuba) If it weren't for that I wouldn't be looking for a "Real" One.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/20 09:13 PM

Gary, I was caught in the need to be 66 for full retirement. When I retired last year I DID NOT start drawing Social Security. If I had I would have lost $200.00 a month. After figuring out how much I would get from the county we figured we could make it a year on that. We were right. I will now get my first full SS check the latter part of March (their payments run a month behind).
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 12:47 AM

We’ll have to see what our options are when I get to 62.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 02:40 AM

I have a Honshu tanto that I picked up real cheap. I have used it on some shrubs and stuff in the yard and it has held up well. it seems to be made well. The handle has not bothered my hand unlike the experiences of some other poor babies here.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 05:01 AM

I didn't say I COULDN'T use it, I just said that doing certain maneuvers it hurts as the plastic is quite hard. Don't make me sic Hans and Frans on you! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 05:46 AM

What does it is the horizontal "Cuts" in the handle closest to the guard. The way I spin it (Yeah I know, but hey it looks cool). IF/when I hold and use it as I should, there isn't any problems. Thought I have better clarify myself so Y'all don't think I'm some kind of a fairy or something.

NO COMMENTS ABOUT THE WINGS GARY! grin

Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 06:07 AM

Maybe you should get a Smurf sword. It would be nice and soft and wouldn’t hurt your whittle hands when you spun it. Not likely to accidentally poke holes in your wings either.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 06:28 AM

NOW you're getting personal Cupcake! mad wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/20 06:28 AM

Besides my grandson and I play with foam swords all the time, so there.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/12/20 08:34 AM

Just ordered some reloading caliber conversions for my Dillon 650 last night!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/12/20 04:42 PM

I had a Dillon 550 about twenty years ago. Then a HUGE price drop in factory ammo happened (I was buying S&B 9mm brass case for $95 a case delivered) so I sold all of my reloading supplies.

When I get back into it, probably after retirement, I'll take a look at the 650.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/20 02:50 AM

Things have advanced I think they have a newer progressive now.
I will probably still shoot bulk 9mm and 5.56 fodder since brass processing would require to much time but for specific loads I absolutely need it. I haven’t found a .223 factory long range load that’s not under $1 a pop I’m impressed with.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/20 08:35 AM

When I has Class 3 SMGs I was cranking out 5000 9mm a month!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/20 07:56 PM

lol I doubt I will ever have the money to play that hard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/13/20 11:52 PM

Bought a FN509
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/20 01:33 AM

Oh nice! If I wasn’t firmly in the Glock trenches with mags and holsters I’d have one.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/20 04:46 AM

Just bought a new gun belt from Relentless Tactical's "Clearance" section. Scuffed or scratched. They're normally 60 bucks and I got mine for 34 Dollars! Dad, who I KNOW is looking down on me would be proud. grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/20 12:10 PM

Good score
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/20 10:54 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
lol I doubt I will ever have the money to play that hard.


Well, I didn't either. I had to sell the Class 3 because it was truly hurting me financially.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/20 10:55 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Bought a FN509


Ray,
Which color?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/14/20 10:56 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Just bought a new gun belt from Relentless Tactical's "Clearance" section. Scuffed or scratched. They're normally 60 bucks and I got mine for 34 Dollars! Dad, who I KNOW is looking down on me would be proud. grin


Thanks to Skunk my search for a new gun belt ended. I ordered one of Relentless's clearanced "spring steel lined" in black. They shipped it the next day and gave me a discount code so I ordered a brown one today.

$49.99 for the black and $42.50 for the brown....shipped!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 12:46 AM

I received my eRATicator today, and it is SWEET!!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 12:58 AM

Gary, glade to be of service. And it was Just good customer service genes passed down to us lowly mods from The Big Dog Himself.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 02:40 AM

OK, if I don't back out because of the money (Yes I am cheap at times, and I volley back and forth when it comes time to get ME something). With Patty It doesn't really matter. She knows if something is to much for us to get and she won't even try.

This Ko-Katana because I like the looks of it better than the other one. Yes, it's "Flashier"
Ronin Katana Ko-Katana #22


And This Tanto. Same reason, I like the way it looks.
Ronin Katana Tanto #2

BUT as Ray pointed out, the Cheness 9260 steel Tenchi Ko-katana is a hundred bucks cheaper, so... But I do actually like the blade and Tsuka on it better and also the Tsuba. I WOULD order their Tanto, but it's $170.00! Whereas the Ronan Tanto is only $65. Guess I could get the Cheness KO and the Tanto from Ronin.

The steel in both the Ronin blades is 1060, and the steel in both Cheness blades is 9260, but I am not worried about either one failing on me as I don't actually expect to ever use them for anything but decorations, BUT they would be capable of being used. Decisions decisions.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 06:06 AM

Randy, you are such a TIGHT suck-up! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 03:39 PM

I am sure that you guys are the same as me. IF it's something Patty wants I would move heaven and earth to get it for her. For me, even a $30.00 pair of jeans is to much in my mind.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 03:55 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I received my eRATicator today, and it is SWEET!!!


Pics?
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/15/20 08:34 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Bought a FN509


Look forward to hearing about it!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/20 05:05 AM

Plain old black.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/20 11:00 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Plain old black.


Same way he likes his Hoity-Toity Coffee. grin wink

Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/20 11:04 PM

Haha, Actually I don't blame Ray at all. GOOD coffee is a pleasure. I have only had GOOD coffee a few times. While I was in Japan (We won't talk about how much it cost) and once in Hawaii, actually in Kona. Reckon you can figure out what kind of coffee that was.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 01:06 AM

Starbucks?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 01:08 AM

Americans and their coffee. Tea, man. Tea is the drink of choice for the savage and civilized alike.

Two sugars as well.

Tea without sugar is vegetable soup.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 02:37 AM

Originally Posted by Endeavour Morse
Starbucks?


Sheesh, there's one in every crowd. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 02:38 AM

I like Tea. Right now I am on an Earl Grey kick. And YES, two sugars (well in my case Splenda).
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 12:02 PM

Sweet iced tea with a slice of lemon is not only "the table wine of the South" but suited for the truly civilized folks who know what they like.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 02:39 PM

And don't forget the Crumpets. Gotta have the crumpets (whatever they are). OK, looked it up. Now I know what they are. Basically small unsweetened pancakes that have had yeast added to them.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 06:45 PM

I also like tea. Hot tea in the winter and sweet tea in the summer. This winter I am drinking Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey and Twinings Irish Breakfast. I also use Splenda. But I drink my coffee black or with just a spot of milk.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 06:50 PM

This reminds me to cook up a traditional Irish, English or Scottish breakfast soon.
Posted By: Spider-Pig

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 07:36 PM

Doesn’t anybody make sun tea anymore? I don’t like sweetener added to my tea or coffee. I like my vegetable soup.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 10:11 PM

Ray, ever had Haggis?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 10:46 PM

I have had haggis a few times. It’s ok but I like Laphroaig much more.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 10:48 PM

Well dang it. Wrong thread. Moved it over to the DC thread.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/17/20 10:57 PM

I make sun tea when it's warm and sunny. wink
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/18/20 01:56 PM

Got my 9mm and .223 caliber conversion kits for my 650 and 2 benchmade grizzly ridge knives and 2 contego knives.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/20 12:28 AM

WHAT are you gonna do with TWO Grizzlys? Oh well at lest you got some good stuff there.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/20 07:18 PM

Present for my wife’s cousin. 17 and is into knives.


Just got a bullet feeder for my reloading press.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/20/20 11:18 PM

Way to go Mike.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/20 12:00 AM

I can see the Company banner. MIKES MUNITIONS! wink
Posted By: rth548

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/27/20 03:59 AM

I picked up a PSA AK47 last week. Figured I’d diversify a little.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/27/20 05:57 AM

Congrats Todd; I have been thinking about getting one myself. smile
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/20 10:05 AM

Got a bunch of old jade (different Chinese Dynasties and prehistoric cultures). Also two strands of nice naturally pink fresh water pearls for my girls for when they're a little older. Need to get some white pearls for my boys to give to their eventual spouses on their wedding days.

Also a Savage Tactical 11 in 6.5CM with a black multi-cam Accustock and a 24-26" fluted bull barrel. Finally. I've ordered various versions of it three different times only to be told they were sold out and it was a mistake on their sites. This was worth waiting for. Threaded barrel with a VG6 Gamma brake I had for it, a 20moa picatinny scope mount, Accutriger set to about 18oz, and melonited bolt with oversized tactical handle.

It was my Christmas present. grin
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/20 10:20 AM

Probably the first time I've purchased a brand new bolt action rifle that wasn't an entry-level rifle and cost more than $350.

Hmmm....also picked up a 243 Axis for my oldest daughter and a 6.5CM Axis for my younger son, who then have his barely used 243 to his younger sister.

It was a Savage Christmas.

Also picked up a Remington 786 (780? whatever their new series is to compete with the Savage Axis) in 6.5CM, a 10/22, and a Mossberg 500 youth 20 gauge pump, as Dick's was closing their hunting section.

All were well below DSG's cost, and I used coupons galore to drive the prices down further. Figured I'd stick it to Dick's for a couple hundred bucks since they're sticking it to the nation....they won't be getting any more of my money after that.

That, and I can't pass up a bargain like those.... Remington was $230, Mossberg was 150, Ruger was 150...Something like that
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/28/20 10:25 PM

The rifle sounds nice Joshua, but the Old jade REALLY has me curious. Course you know me and "Old" jade. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 12:52 AM

Congrats on some great scores Josh! smile
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 05:26 AM

Yeah well, I'm pretty much done buying guns for myself. Focusing now on fixing up what I have and getting more trigger time smile

Abby guns I get from here on out are for the kids I think. Aside from one or two pistols I'd like to get someday, I can't think of anything I need.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 05:30 AM

... though speaking of buying something not needed... I DID order a Ratweiller smile

Again, did that with my kids in mind. Need to make sure there's enough love to go around! Trying to make sure no fights break out after I die some day. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 06:32 AM

I have used the same reasoning for years, but with my grandkids in mind. smile
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 01:22 PM

I think my dad and I have that covered with the firearms... Knives are a different story... At least with Bussekin... grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 02:50 PM

Got 500 9mm bullet. 8lbs of powder and 5k pistol primers. 2 lbs of rifle powder, 400 rifle match bullets of different manufacturers to try
And 5k magnum small rifle primers.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 04:34 PM

They don't call you "Gun Dog" for nothin'! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 05:45 PM

Like I sId before. MIKES MUNITIONS! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/29/20 09:31 PM

Reloading helps to keep him out of trouble.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/20 01:31 AM

Haha I just need to make the jump. Buying the quality of ammo I need is just becoming to expensive. With a kid in the future possibly supporting 3 shooters in the family makes it a must
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 02:34 AM

Got some case gages
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 11:23 AM

Increasing the store of foods, toiletries and meds. Already in decent shape but if the corona virus gets really disruptive...want to be in a better position.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 05:22 PM

I also did that. Bought more coffee too.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 08:25 PM

I'm checkin our stock of "Emergency" meds and will be throwing out some staples, out of date. Otherwise we are doing pretty good.

Oh yeah, we got some more Jamaican blue mountain K-pods. Try it, you'll like it. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 09:17 PM

Always good to be prepared! wink
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 11:54 PM

Just ordered my wife a ruger MK4 22/45 light anodized purple.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/02/20 11:55 PM

https://www.budsgunshop.com/mobile/product/415006504/redirect

Didn’t get it here but this is the model.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 01:08 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Just ordered my wife a ruger MK4 22/45 light anodized purple.


Great minds and all of that.

I bought this for my wife last year thinking it would entice her to shoot with me:

[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]

She thought it was pretty, but never expressed any interest in using it. I never even mounted a scope. Now its for sale.

Hopefully your purchase will work out better!
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 01:09 AM

[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]
[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]
[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]
[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]
[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 03:53 AM

I figured you would have gone for the Hot Pink. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 11:06 AM

Just tell your wife she can use it for defense whenever you're away.;)
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 12:14 PM

Wow to bad that rifle is probably out of my price range.

She loves rimfire and never has really liked how my MKIII hunter handled. The small safety, long heavy barrel, and strange sights were never her favorite. She wants to learn a red dot so that narrowed the field on pistols we could get and the easy take down and improvements on the MK4 22/45 fit the bill. We are going to TN in may hiking so she wants to get her CCW this time and so this will allow her to practice up cheaper than .380 or 9mm
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 12:39 PM

Congrats on her interest in getting a carry license!

My wife has had hers for around 12-13 years. She actually uses it!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 02:19 PM

All joking aside Gary, that is a nice looking rifle. Top it with a mat black colored scope and you will have a really nice, eye popping combo!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 02:25 PM

What’s a rimfire race gun like that cost?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 02:44 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I figured you would have gone for the Hot Pink. grin


I didn't buy it for you Randy.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 02:45 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
All joking aside Gary, that is a nice looking rifle. Top it with a mat black colored scope and you will have a really nice, eye popping combo!



It is actually GORGEOUS in person. I mean STUNNING.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 02:55 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
What’s a rimfire race gun like that cost?


They retail at $1,100 for the standard anodized colors. The specialized colors (red and blue anodizing) retailed at $1,310 but are discontinued.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 02:57 PM

Yeah I’m drooling all over my phone screen on that blue
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 09:37 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Yeah I’m drooling all over my phone screen on that blue


It looks much better in person!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/03/20 11:03 PM

Originally Posted by Endeavour Morse
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I figured you would have gone for the Hot Pink. grin


I didn't buy it for you Randy.


Well said Gary! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/04/20 01:50 AM

Sure, make fun of the Redneck. In all seriousness, if I was in the market and had the money I would have gone for the same color. It IS fabulous. Congratulations.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/05/20 11:30 AM

Hopefully I will pick up my wife’s 22/45 today when I get off work.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/05/20 08:12 PM

Sweet. You gonna put a red dot on it?
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/06/20 12:53 AM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Hopefully I will pick up my wife’s 22/45 today when I get off work.


Pics or it didn't happen.

(sometimes I feel like I know how to do the internet correctly)
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/07/20 01:35 AM

USPS apparently shipped it out of Ohio to VA for some unknown reason and now the tracking number isn’t working right. Local post office said their system shows it’s been scanned into the post office in VA 3 times but hasn’t left. Monday if it hasn’t landed in Ohio of going to have the post office open an investigation as losing a federally controlled item should get their attention and I can always let the ATF In on their little mishandling of a gun.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/07/20 01:35 AM

That depends if she wants one randy. She hasn’t made the switch to red dots on pistols yet.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 12:31 AM

Just ordered a Cabela’s classic 48 gun safe by Liberty. Definitely need it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 12:41 AM

I envy you Mike. You've come a long way from the kid that wanted a picture drawn of Merrill. YOU got a gun safe, WE will have a new Fridge by Samsung. We needed it. It has French doors on the top for the Fridge part and the freezer is on the bottom. We went from a 18.2 cu ft up to a 25.5 cu ft. A LOT of the larger size is the freezer, which is a good thing. The fridge part is probably about 19-20 cubes.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 01:33 AM

Congrats to both of you. Randy, we bought a similar sized French door refrigerator from Sears a couple of years ago and we love it.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 01:39 AM

Ordered another 22/45 but this time an FDE tactical model with G10 grips. Going to add a dot and. Light/laser and hopefully in a year or so a suppressor
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 03:44 AM

GET EM WHILE YOU CAN! Then hide them.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 03:45 AM

We think that we will really enjoy ours. We will see. Next might be a new stove. I guess when appliances start getting that old they just wear out (kinda like us I guess).
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 04:43 AM

Well, this old stove still has some fire in it! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 06:32 AM

Yeah, but It may not get as hot as it once did. grin
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 10:27 AM

Yeah randy time has flown by. Merrell will be 11 come July and is starting to show her age and miles. Our younger GSP Georgia will turn 2 come July. Our baby boy Ben is growing like crazy and I’m trying to savor every moment of it. I’m truly blessed. While I’m happy with my material good the best things in my life can’t be bought.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 12:20 PM

My baby boy is a 160# rottweiler. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 02:47 PM

Haha, our little girl is a 6 pound Yorkie. And she's enough, believe me.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/20 09:48 PM

Try five dogs! And two cats. ;(
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/20 12:42 AM

That’s a zoo!
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/20 03:06 AM

Just bought a 2005 xterra, as my truck is on its last legs.
Just need it to last a couple of years, when I can get a newer vehicle
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/20 04:14 AM

BILL long time no hear. Sorry to hear about this, but Hopefully you and Pauline are both doing well. Or at least as well as can be expected.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/20 04:32 AM

A big +1 to that! ^^^
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/20 12:04 AM

Pauline is still having issues from her car accident
I am doing fine thanks
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/20 02:20 AM

Well I stopped and got a months worth of baby formula by visiting a few stores on the way home. It was a zoo. No milk, bread, eggs, tater tots.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/20 02:58 AM

This pandemic simply proves the significance of prepping for unseen circumstances!!!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/20 02:55 PM

Yes. I have enough green coffee beans for 5 years and enough knives for 20!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/14/20 10:49 PM

Only 20??? smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/20 01:28 AM

Yeah. Probably won’t be able to do any chopping after I hit 93.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/20 05:06 AM

Ray, how long can you store your green beans (before roasting them, and then how long after roasting)?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/20 05:49 AM

Once you open a can of Folgers it's ready to go! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/20 02:53 PM

OR pop in a pod. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/20 05:39 PM

Storage of green beans in a cool, dry area is necessary. Opinions vary on storage length. The consensus is 2 years for peak flavor. Other people on my coffee forum have used beans that were up to 7 years old with no change in flavor. One guy said he found a bag in the back of the drawer that was 16 years old and still tasted good. Personally, I have roasted 4 year old beans that I thought had not lost any flavor. I like to rest roasted beans for a minimum of 3 days after roasting. Then I make a cup every day until I decide that it is almost at peak flavor. Then the beans go into an airtight container and then into the freezer. I have not really noted how long they stay in the freezer because they are used every day until they are gone. I don’t store them for a month and then start using them.
Coffee drinkers are much like wine drinkers. Some people can taste all the notes in a wine and can tell the difference between various vintages and wineries. I never could do that. One wine tasted much like another one. But I CAN do that with coffee. I also think that the cheapest coffee that I roast is better than any from the various chains in my area. I go to coffee shops about once a year and sample their regular coffee and espresso and compare them to mine. Also, any ground coffee from a store is far down the list as far as taste goes. Pod coffee is further down the list. I do try ground coffee occasionally and I have a Lilly capsule machine that I use when I am in a hurry.
Coffee consumption is like any other food or drink consumption. Some people know and appreciate the subtle differences and some people don’t. No point in roasting your own beans and knowing the difference between South American and African beans if you can’t discern the difference in flavor. I don’t criticize people for liking Folger’s or Keurig (except for Randy but that doesn’t count. Randy is such a soft target). My wife goes to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts everyday on her way to work. I make a latte for her on the weekends. A while ago she said I spoiled her because my coffee tastes so much better than her usual. But I have refused to get up early every day to make her coffee.
Probably a longer answer than you needed, Randy but if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/15/20 11:05 PM

Very interesting and informative post Ray. Thank You. (I DO have a reusable pod so the next time you roast some Civet coffee feel free to send me a pound or two. grin

Hehe, the joke's on you. I make myself a soft target so Y'all will have an enjoyable experience here. This is a GREAT place to hang out.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 01:06 AM

Unfortunately Randy, you are out of luck. I doubt that I’ll ever have anything to do with civet coffee. I put it in the same class as Keurig.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 01:56 AM

Now that's just cruel Ray. Now I'm gonna have to go cry while I hide under the bed.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 05:00 AM

Again??? smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 03:29 PM

Good thing you lost all that weight. Now you can actually fit under the bed.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 03:34 PM

Well I picked up 2k in 7.62x39 and 400rds of Speer gold dot 9mm and 400rds of 5.56 and 1k of 22. No TP though.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 09:53 PM

I saw some guy off loading TP into a white non descript van a couple blocks from the store. Wonder how much he charged. There was NO Charmin in the store today. I had to go pick up a couple things and I have never seen the shelves so bare.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/16/20 09:53 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Good thing you lost all that weight. Now you can actually fit under the bed.


Ya big Meanie! cry
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/17/20 08:27 PM

Being an election year I had already stocked up a lot. But I topped off the pew supplies today. 8lbs of CFE223, 2k 55gr SPBT projectiles, and 8,100rds of 22LR and 500rds of .40 loaded, and 3600 9mm projectiles.

Should keep me in pews for a year or 2
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/17/20 10:48 PM

As the Scouts say..."be prepared". wink
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/18/20 12:46 AM

Lol yeah I’m now looking at upgrading batteries for my hand held and weapon lights. And a few other things.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/20 01:46 AM

2 mega wardens. With sheaths. And 5 nitecore 18650 batteries and a charging system that can handle AAA up to 18650
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/20 04:51 AM

Two Mega Wardens as well.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/20 10:53 AM

Nice!
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/20 03:57 PM

I ordered one...wasn't going to but figured it was worth checking out...
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 12:51 AM

Bought 10k rolls of toilet paper, 30 gallons of Purell, and all the chicken in the grocery store!!!

It's gonna be a freaky party at our house tonight!
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 12:52 AM

...of course, I did none of that...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 01:38 AM

Wow, you had me worried there for a second. I just couldn't believe you bought ALL the chicken. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 02:01 AM

Oh, I bought some rocks.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 03:20 AM

With YOUR money they were probably diamonds! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 05:00 AM

Haha, Jade. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 07:54 AM

I hope that the jade is not fresh from China! wink
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 12:51 PM

72 CR123 batteries. 2 duel fuel stream lights, MSR dragon fly multi fuel stove, and 3 fuel bottles
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 02:48 PM

I have a stack of oak from a tree that came down in my yard so I picked up an Emberlit stove to use if the power goes out.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/20/20 03:01 PM

Lol I’m about to buy one of those but I haven’t decided on stainless or titanium
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 01:47 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I hope that the jade is not fresh from China! wink


Well Not exactly China, but can you say Formosa. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 01:48 AM

SS will be heavier and POSSIBLY more durable (longer lasting). BUT Ti will be lighter and perhaps just as resistant to the heat.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 02:23 AM

Well jet engine blades are made of TI so who knows how heat will handle. I decided to go with the TI.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 02:28 AM

They are aren't they. IF I were going to get one I would probably go with Titanium as well. Patty and I have Titanium long handled spoons and forks and love them. We also both have them as sporks. Course they don't really get all that hot just stirring and eating food.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 03:23 AM

Oh yeah thanks for the reminder I need to order those
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 03:59 AM

Stick with a good brand. Patty and I got Toaks brand and they are pretty good. Little pricy and 12 bucks and some change but they aren't to thin. I also have a Light My Fire spork that is really nice as well. Optimus is another good brand that I really like as well.

On Amazon: TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spork (They also make the regular long handled spoon). But there are all different brands. The ones I mentioned are the ones I have and use.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 04:06 AM

Ok thanks for the heads up!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 04:29 AM

I also like the looks of those from Fitness City, but haven't actually handled any of them.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 12:53 PM

If I remember correctly from some backpacking forums I used to be on the SS and Ti Emberlits are both durable. The only difference is that the Ti is lighter (and more expensive). Since I don’t backpack anymore, I went with the cheaper option.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 12:58 PM

I ordered 2 hill people gear kit bag snubbies V2. While kinda for preparing these are also just for normal hiking and for when I want to carry my J frame on a run in the park.
Posted By: Stump Buster

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 09:36 PM

I put together a "Book of Eli" rifle for upcoming apocalypse...
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 09:38 PM

WOW Stumpy, that looks like it would really reach out and touch someone! smile
Posted By: Stump Buster

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 09:47 PM

Yeah Tom... It's chambered in 6.5Grendel and showing pretty good potential so far. Mostly put it together as a slim and lightweight general purpose carbine that kinda fills the role of a Winchester 94/Marlin 336. I'm really going to have to put it through its paces once things settle down a bit and I can do some loading. Barnes just released a 115gr Tac-X bullet for the Grendel, so I'll be checking those bullets out as a hunting option for use here in occupied territory.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 10:45 PM

Wow, looks like you could cut a foot off that thing and still have a 24 inch barrel.
Posted By: Stump Buster

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/21/20 11:42 PM

Ha Ha, yeah, it's the angle of the pic and because it's so slim overall. The balance with this 20" barrel is right in front of the magwell (Like carrying a Win94 by the action). Here's another angle that isn't as extreme...
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/20 03:15 AM

That’s awesome when I first saw the lower I thought that could be a cool scout.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/22/20 05:17 PM

Ordered some water proofing supplies for packs and clothing, and fire making stuff to practice bushcraft
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/20 06:57 PM

esstac 1911 mag pouch...for 3 mags.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/27/20 10:24 PM

I ordered some lithium batteries of various sizes.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/28/20 06:21 AM

Ordered some parts to finish up my Southern Mountain rifle and my .62 caliber flintlock smoothbore.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/28/20 06:34 AM

Now that's ^^^ some knockdown power!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/28/20 12:53 PM

Awesome can’t wait to see it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/07/20 05:40 PM

Zombie Tools Deuce III. Should have it in a couple months, maybe less.

Depending on what Dan comes out with, this may be my next purchase
https://www.zombietools.net/shop/scyllis/
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/20 09:17 PM

That looks interesting Randy, especially if they properly heat treated the 5160 steel. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/08/20 10:06 PM

Well, IF the videos they posted, and IF the youtube videos I've seen are true, shouldn't have any problems with it being good.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/09/20 02:46 AM

Ordered a new plate carrier from spiritus. Some ammo. Some Barnes TSX bullets for my .223
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/11/20 11:25 AM

More vitamins and immune supplements.
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/12/20 05:31 AM

2005 xterra for my wife
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/12/20 09:42 PM

Congrats Bill. Hope it makes Pauline a good trustworthy vehicle.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/12/20 11:24 PM

I bought an Infi MountainManDu. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/20 04:15 AM

MMD or Vehicle. Man, tough choice. I would probably go with the Vehicle though. It think it would be more fun. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/20 04:19 AM

I MIGHT be in trouble if Dan comes out with something fairly soon. I just completed my Battle Blades Mall Ninja quest. I got this
https://www.zombietools.net/shop/scyllis/

Now all I gotta do is get a gun case with 40 inch inside dimensions so I can carry them without any one knowing (that and the Deuce III) with me for protection where a gun can't be taken. Shouldn't be to hard a task. wink Beverly Hills Ninja is my Idol. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/20 03:08 AM

I had to edit my above post just so Y'all wouldn't think I was a whacko or anything.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/20 03:34 AM

No chance of THAT, Randy!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/20 06:56 PM

I didn’t know they made an infi MMD

I just ordered a sig tango4 4-16 scope for my 17HMR
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/15/20 08:16 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
No chance of THAT, Randy!



It just warms the cockles of my heart to know Y'all don't think I'm weird.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/16/20 06:46 AM

Uh-huh! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/17/20 02:45 PM

I finally ordered a Delta Point Pro for one of my specialty but not special pistols. I'm looking forward to finishing this build. This one should be a hoot to shoot. It should be an easy 150-yard pistol.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/17/20 06:20 PM

My TOPS BOB just arrived. This is my first TOPS knife. Shown in the pictures with my Spyderco Para2:

[Linked Image from i.ibb.co]
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Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/17/20 06:21 PM

My initial (meaning its been out of the box five minutes and I'm working so I'm not playing with it) thoughts ...

GOOD

+ The handle is very comfortable and sized appropriately.
+ The visual and tactile quality is apparent. This is a very nice knife.
+ The gimping is very secure.
+ The blade is thick enough to eliminate fear of normal use breakage.
+ The blade grind looks outstanding.
+ The sheath has zero rattle and extremely solid lock up.
+ The ferro rod is nice. All of the reviews I read or watched showed a "triad" contraption wherein three small rods were stuffed in the aluminum cap (ferro, mag, and something else). Many people complained about this so it looks like TOPS listened. I'm very happy its just a big thick ferro rod.

NEUTRAL

o The sheath looks crudely made. Like something a first time kydex bender would produce, but it is STOUT and SECURE so this is a minor quibble.
o The blade may be thicker than optimal for a knife designed as a "bushcrafter".
o The handle to blade proportions are not aesthetically appealing.

BAD

- This is a heavy knife.
- The sheath has an attached belt clip and the paperwork says it voids the warranty if you remove it.
- The entire knife is covered in some sort of preservative that smells weird.
Posted By: Endeavour Morse

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/17/20 06:41 PM

I forgot to mention ... even the plastic whistle is marked 'MADE IN USA". Kudos to TOPS for keeping everything indigenous. I would have expected the whistle to have been imported to save money.

As a side, this is the 4.5" blade all-black G10 model. $134.95 at TKC which has a sale on now for 5% off. It was about $125 to my door. Considering the ferro rod ($5-10 value), whistle ($3 value), sheath with belt attachment ($40 value) ... this is a bargain.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/17/20 10:30 PM

Whew. I hope you still like it after you get a chance to use it a bit.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 01:02 AM

TWO Maratac 2aa Extreme led flashlights. High/700lu for 1.5 hours. Medium 140lu for 10 hours. Low 5lu for 200 hours! PLUS it has a strobe function and two different beacons, one every three seconds and one each second just by turning the head a quarter turn.

Also got 10 2ml little vials, quite handy, two 14x14 inch microfiber cloths, three (red, white, green) diffusers for flashlights with a 3/4 inch head and two battery carriers, 1 each of 2aa and 3aaa. Each one holds 4 batteries. Have I ever said I like Countycomm.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 02:46 AM

More emergency food:)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 05:17 AM

You're gonna be as big as a house Tom, what with all this food you're buyin. What brand or brands do you like?

So far we have mountain house I've bought over a little while. I've been thinking about checking out Wise.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 02:50 PM

I finally bought a TV. I can only think of one other TV that I have ever purchased and actually kept. I bought several TVs in the past but got them home and they sat in the box for a weeks. I eventually realized they'd be out of date before I ever ever used them so would return them. For the last 20 years I watched most everything on my computers. Maybe 10 years ago I bought a used 32" flat screen TV for $50 to use as a computer monitor. I did end up using it to watch regular TV a few times. It was mostly just background noise while working. So now doing this whole self isolation thing is the first time I've ever actually evaluated my whole television situation lol..

So now I have a 50" Samsung Smart TV. All I can say is "WOW! But whatever". It looks really good and I guess it's cool but really I bought it because my eyes are completely shot from starring at too many tiny screens for too long. So now I just got a bigger screen to stare at.

As far as programmed television I have been mostly unplugged for the last 20 something years. I try to watch enough local news to not die and I sort of scavenge for whatever else. As far as TV show and movies I've always figures that I'll see it when I see it... But I like the smart TV features and having access to movies and show. So now I might actually use this TV and actually do the "boob toob" thing. The "free" stuff might be cool and I just started a free trail on NetFlix which is looking pretty nice. If I do subscribe this will be my first time ever paying for a TV service of any kind. But I doubt I'll be a monthly subscriber..
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 02:58 PM

Netflix is pretty cool. The stepson gave us his access code so we can access it when the Gkids are here (grin). We have an Amazon Prime membership and use that for streaming movies and also free books to read via a lending library type thing. We've had Prime and a while but never realized we could do those things. Sure makes that 15 bucks a month not seem so bad. I bet we have read close to 30 maybe 50 books combined since we started it and Patty watches the movies/TV shows quite a lot. Pretty neat I guess.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 03:00 PM

On a side note... I bought a 55" TCL 5 series first. It was a nice TV but it was a little too much of a big screen for my room and I could not stand the limitations in the operating system. The TCL had way more cool content and the OS was way more refined in some ways than the Samsung I ended up with. But I'm the flip side the OS and the hardware were extremely limiting and as far as I could tell you had to stop viewing your current content in order to check out other content or even make changes to your settings and work inside your OS. It frustrated the crap out of me. But for some reason TCL is a highly recommended brand.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 03:27 PM

Randy, the Mountain House brand is generally regarded as the best of the freeze dried foods; from what I have read (haven't tried the brand) Wise foods was at the bottom of the ratings.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/02/20 04:45 PM

Mountain House was the best out of all the different ones I’ve tested. Also, the most expensive of course.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/03/20 02:50 AM

Yeah, Mt. House ain't cheap. But I've eaten a few to try them out and all I can say is "Ain't Bad"!

OK, ref my post yesterday about an order from Countycomm. The flashlight is the same one I bought earlier, I REALLY like it. It has just the right lumens for me PLUS the Strobe and beacon functions could come in VERY handy. The diffusers are for 3/4 in head size lights. You CAN stretch them over the 2aa extreme but it as I said stretches them but they will fit. Now how long they would stay on like that I can't say. The 2ml vials. Yes they are rather small, but they have a rubber (or silicone) O ring in the cap making them liquid tight, to that is a great plus. The towels don't need talking about, just your run of the mill microfiber, but these are 14 x 14 inches. All in all I am quite satisfied. Oh the reason I got 10 of the vials is that is how they come. 5 Orange tops and 5 Blue tops.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/03/20 02:35 PM

Bought a 25 lb bag of rice and an assortment of dried beans. I made Creole rice and beans the other day for the first time and liked it a lot.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/03/20 07:54 PM

Sounds really good Ray. We fried about a pound of ground beef and maybe about 8 ounces of sausage. Then we heated up a can of nacho cheese with jalapeno dip and spooned it all over tortilla chips. Wasn't bad.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/03/20 10:40 PM

Great survival food Ray. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 02:23 AM

Hey, the cans were good until July of 2022 and the chips didn't expire until late this year!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 02:58 AM

I was referring to Ray's rice and beans.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 07:26 AM

Well if I would learn to read I would have known that. Duh!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 11:17 AM

Well........Duh! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 03:41 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Sounds really good Ray. We fried about a pound of ground beef and maybe about 8 ounces of sausage. Then we heated up a can of nacho cheese with jalapeno dip and spooned it all over tortilla chips. Wasn't bad.

I hope you have a good stock of blood pressure and cholesterol meds.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 06:56 PM

Now now Ray, be nice. And Yeah I do. Matter fact the Dr decreased my Cholesterol meds and MIGHT stop my blood pressure medication all together. My last check up had me at 5.2 for an A1C, which is REAL GOOD for a diabetic. I have actually been watching what and how much I eat. Since the 17th of Feb 2019 (My last day at work for the Sheriff's Department) I have lost from 268 down to 220.8 pounds. I am kinda proud of my accomplishment. My all time high weight at one time was 288 pounds. So I'm trying.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/04/20 10:24 PM

You're doing really well Randy, congrats! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 02:50 AM

Thanks Tom. I owe it all to extensive shopping (following Patty around). See how I tied that in to this thread. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 04:16 AM

Slick move. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 04:25 AM

Just don't call me slick Willie. Them would be fighting words.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 07:42 AM

I hear THAT! wink
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 07:42 AM

My son in law has started making leather sheath for a young custom knife maker. After this covid-19 business is all done I am thinking of having him make me a seax.
Never owned a custom knife
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 10:26 AM

That could be a very interesting knife!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 02:27 PM

Bill, make sure you plan ahead and think about how you want it A LOT before you finalize the design. If you don't you'll regret it. Not all of us are like Tom and can't get a custom knife made for each week of the year. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 03:40 PM

Randy, good that you have lost weight since leaving work. Looks like eating doughnuts does pack on the pounds!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 08:59 PM

When we were at Universal Studios last year I thought they had a large figure of Randy there; turned out to be Chief Wiggums from "The Simpsons". They are nearly identical! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 11:42 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
When we were at Universal Studios last year I thought they had a large figure of Randy there; turned out to be Chief Wiggums from "The Simpsons". They are nearly identical! LOL smile


PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/20 11:43 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Randy, good that you have lost weight since leaving work. Looks like eating doughnuts does pack on the pounds!



Yeah, sure does, well that and HoHo's. grin
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 03:09 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Bill, make sure you plan ahead and think about how you want it A LOT before you finalize the design. If you don't you'll regret it. Not all of us are like Tom and can't get a custom knife made for each week of the year. wink

Good idea
The good thing is the guy is just starting out, but he does good work
The price is around $200 to $250 for what I am looking at.
I want it to look traditional, and accurate for the time period
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 03:57 AM

Go all out and research the kind of handle material they had during that time period.
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 05:38 AM

I plan to, but again I want it to be something that I can use
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 05:52 AM

Sounds like a decent price for a "newbie", assuming he makes what you want.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 03:24 PM

Who knows Tom, you might have just found you another Bowie maker.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 04:29 PM

Anything is possible! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/20 10:22 PM

Well today turned out to be a nice sunny, although slightly cool day. Got the glider swing Patty ordered put together and it's nice. I actually prefer gliders to a swing MOST of the time.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/07/20 04:35 PM

My Grandparents in Alabama had a glider on their front porch. It was my favorite place at their house. Except for the dinner table.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/07/20 05:04 PM

I hear that Ray. And sometimes I would rather just have the glider.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/07/20 10:27 PM

Well, both my Grandma and my mother were excellent cooks. When they got together to make supper it was fantastic.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/20 01:57 AM

You guys are making me hungry! smile
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/20 04:30 AM

I have been looking at bandoliers and chest rigs and what not for a couple weeks. I just wantes something I could toss over my shoulders and roll out in case something crazy ever happened. After a lot of searching I ended up with a couple BlackHawk vests and a gang of pouches for pretty much what the one vest sold for. This stuff is going to be way more tactical than I normally get into. I really just want to get stuff in one place and in a state where I can get certain items on me quickly and organized.

I'm also still looking to setup a pretty basic belt or bandolier rig. I'm thinking I need a way to quickly strap on a pistol, 2 mags, a folding knife, and a flashlight.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/20 11:16 AM

Just buy an appropriate holster and some pouches to go on a belt. Sportsmens' Guide and Cheaper Than Dirt are two possible suppliers, and don't forget to check Natchez Shooters Supply. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/20 01:09 PM

lazi, check with our "Resident Expert" Gary. He was selling off some of his gear and at least he could point you in the direction of what to get and what NOT to get.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/09/20 01:07 AM

I just had to go dig in the closet. I found a heavy 2" strap from a duffle bag and some spare magazine pouches. Slapped on a holster and a carabiner and it makes for a really fast cross draw rig. It's nothing fancy but it gives me the ability to have a pistol with 3 mags and a flashlight on me in a few seconds.

Setting up a few rigs is something I've been intending to do for a while now. A day or so ago I was awakened from a pretty deep sleep and I soon realized circumstances from earlier in the day had left me less than prepared. Along with being out of sorts with my tools, I was also pretty groggy from sleeping. Then my adrenaline kicked in and it took me a moment to finally pull myself together. Everything turned out fine but it was a learning moment for me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/09/20 01:29 AM

Benchmade 551-1 Griptilian. Got it at about 40 bucks off the going street price. I already have both a regular and mini sheepsfoot blade style Griptilians and have wanted a drop point version. Well now I have one and I think I will stash it in my bag, or carry it and put my Spyderco PM2 in the bag. Not sure yet which way I'll go.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/09/20 02:58 AM

I just ordered some more non-fat milk from be prepared.com.
Posted By: clampdaddy

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/20 11:45 PM

Last two things I've bought....hmmmmm.......a Mud Mutt and a Mega Swamp Warden.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 02:54 AM

Got my Kershaw Link today from the Kershaw Guy. Man I like that knife. I fits my hand like a custom made glove in either the regular OR reverse grip. Best feeling cheaper knife I ever bought. Now just waiting for something else o come in. Yeah I know, Bad doggie, Bad dog. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 05:31 AM

At Blade 2015 I bought a Kershaw pocket knife for $20.00, not a bad knife for the price.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 12:04 PM

I bought a whole bunch more vitamins and other supplements. Also a coffee scale/timer and another Aeropress and 700 filters.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 02:35 PM

A coffee timer? Could you explain?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 02:49 PM

When utilizing some methods of coffee making, it is necessary to weigh the ground coffee and the water. It is also necessary to time the various procedures. The device I bought combines a timer and a scale into one compact unit.

https://prima-coffee.com/equipment/hario/vst-2000-hario-pp
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 02:59 PM

Good move on the vitamins and supplements Ray; I did the same thing. wink
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 05:26 PM

I ordered some US made Elite Survival Systems Cobra buckle outrigger belts for $10. The buckles alone run +$30. The problem is that they are all size small and I'm a size large. For my purposes these belts are not going through my belt loops. I'm hoping I can just link two belts together and use them that way. If not I will just pull the stitching and do some sort of a hack job to make my own belts. I'm not necessarily looking for a battle belt but I guess I'm headed that direction.

What's cool is that 4 of the 5 belts I bought have outrigger buckles that have a heavy duty d-ring built in. I went ahead and bought all 4 because that d-ring might be useful for tree straps when out hunting. Or I might just hack em... The fifth belt is grey without the d-ring and will definitely be getting hacked into an edc belt.

[Linked Image from nextluxury.com]
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 05:58 PM

I have seen those lazi and wondered how durable the buckles would be. They are aluminum or "Plastic"?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 06:04 PM

Just went and took a close look. Must be Aluminum or possibly steel.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 06:30 PM

Quote
AEROSPACE ALUMINUM ALLOY: in Cobra belt buckle is made with 7075 aluminum – the same strong metal used in aeronautics sporting solid brass release clips.


The little small symbols and writing you see an each buckle is the load ratings. So these buckles are rated for climbing to some extent. They are not supposed to be used for fall protection though.

[Linked Image from assets.cat5.com]

The real Cobra buckles are made by a company called AustriAlpin in Austria if I'm not mistaken.

[Linked Image from cdn.shopify.com]
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/20 09:32 PM

Those look like some good belts.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/13/20 07:22 PM

Patty just bought me an 8 inch and a 12 inch Lodge Case Iron Skillets. NOW we can retire her Mom's and My Moms Wagner skillets. I have finally got them all cleaned up and seasoned.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/13/20 07:23 PM

Well I plan on retiring her Moms, I'll keep using My Moms. It's not the fancier version her Moms is.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/14/20 04:05 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Patty just bought me an 8 inch and a 12 inch Lodge Case Iron Skillets. NOW we can retire her Mom's and My Moms Wagner skillets. I have finally got them all cleaned up and seasoned.

Subtle way for her to make you do all the cooking. That’s how I operate!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 03:37 AM

Haha Ray, I do most of the cooking already. I actually enjoy it, MOST of the time. There are some things though that I don't even attempt to cook.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 05:15 AM

Like New England clam chowder, Boston baked beans, Saugy hot dogs, Johnny cakes, and stuffed quahogs?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 12:34 PM

Can't you just picture Randy wearing his little pink apron with his fairy wings working in the kitchen??? smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 01:25 PM

TOM, My Apron is NOT little! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 01:36 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Like New England clam chowder, Boston baked beans, Saugy hot dogs, Johnny cakes, and stuffed quahogs?

quahogs I HAVE heard of, but never had. Saugy hot dogs, never heard of. Johnny cakes I've had. Mom used to take mash taters and make "cakes" out of them and fry them in a skillet. Weren't all that bad.

OK, here is PATTY's rendition of Clam Chowder. It's actually pretty good everybody that has had it thinks.

PATTTY'S CLAM CHOWDER
1 pound diced and fried crisp bacon
1 large can cream of mushroom soup
1 bag (32oz) diced frozen taters (boiled until about half done)
2 cans minced or diced clams (Y'all might use fresh when you can Ray)
1 cup evaporated or regular milk
1 can drained corn
1 whole diced onion

Add everything together and cook until it boils. Then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the taters are finished the way you like.

Serve in bowls and top with shredded cheese of your choice, French fried onions and oyster crackers. YUM YUM!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 01:37 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Can't you just picture Randy wearing his little pink apron with his fairy wings working in the kitchen??? smile

That was great, Tom. Gave me a chuckle that will last a week.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 01:55 PM

OK NOW for the Baked Beans

DEBBIE'S TEXAS STYLE BAKED BEANS (Patty's sister Debbie died in 2002 of Cancer)

2 pounds bacon.
4 pounds ground beef (browned)
4 LARGE cans baked beans
** We just use half the ground beef and half the beans)
4 Beef bouillon cubes
1 1/2 cups (HOT tap water works best)
1 Tblsp mustard
1 jar hot and spicy BBQ sauce
Minced onions and garlic along with salt and pepper to taste

Fry the bacon until crisp. Dice it up and set aside for later
Mix the ground beef (drained) BBQ sauce and beans and mix thoroughly.

Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the water, and when completely dissolved add to the hamburger mixture
Add the mustard, onions and garlic and add the diced/crumbled bacon over the top and stir until well mixed.

Put in a large pot on the stove on low heat, or a Crock Pot and heat up for about 30 minutes so all the flavors will have time to come together. Spoon into a bowl and enjoy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 01:56 PM

See this all fits in to the thread because you have to go buy the ingredients. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 07:56 PM

Y'all big ole tough guys just love to pick on the little guy. Go ahead and laugh, but WE be eatin good! grin Besides aprons keep ya from getting your close all greasy and stuff.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 08:42 PM

Having other people cook does that for me and without wearing an apron!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/15/20 09:14 PM

Right on Ray!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/20 05:39 AM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Originally Posted by Private Klink
Can't you just picture Randy wearing his little pink apron with his fairy wings working in the kitchen??? smile

That was great, Tom. Gave me a chuckle that will last a week.


I would say it's cheap entertainment, but wait until you get my bill! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/20 12:34 PM

Randy, you're just CHEAP! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/20 04:16 PM

Just like my Dad, well not quite as bad. Dad would drive across town 3 or 4 miles just to save a quarter! Me, I got to save at least 50 cents. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/20 04:27 AM

Maxped Pigmy Falcon II on sale. Almost got the on sale Pigmy Falcon as well but decided not to. Gonna use this to build up another or different GHB and will be adding a IFAK pouch once I figure out what to put in it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/20 12:54 PM

Just don't forget where all those bags are in case you need them! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/20 02:57 PM

I plan on dragging the Falcon from car to car depending on what we are driving. The First aid bag will probably be the only add on pouch I put on it. PLUS it has IFAK stitched to the front cover (you'll love this Tom, it's Marine Corps issue, or was). This way I can lighten up my "Man Bag" so it won't be as heavy when I carry a gun in it instead of on my belt.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/21/20 09:53 PM

Well... I got my PFII from Maxped today and I ALMOST wish I had also ordered the Falcon II. After getting the PFII and adjusting the straps for the way I want I think it will work out real nice for a GHB or a BOBL (Bug Out Bag Lite). My trusty Malaga is 11 liters whereas this one is 18. Just a tad over half again as big. I think it will allow me to comfortably carry the weight I presently have in my Malaga (16.5 pounds). I CAN and have carried the Malaga for a couple hours at a time but it does tend to get a mite bothersome. I think that I will find some other use for it, maybe a lite bag for Patty. We shall see.

Even if I go up to 20 pounds with the PFII, I think it will be a lot more comfortable to carry seeing as how it is a conventional two strap pack. Now all I have to do is affix my Mil Surplus IFAK to it and get out my Round SS water Bottles with their nesting cups, do more research and thinking about what I want to carry in it and then see what will maybe need to go and what needs to be added.

All in all I am happy with turning it into a GHB and I'll probably regulate the Malaga into a day ba , or a bag for Patty as I said earlier. Either one of which I pick will open up a whole new can of worms. My brain hurts already. grin
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/22/20 05:33 AM

The vests, belts, and pouches came in over the past couple weeks. I've been tying to get it all setup. It's a BlackHawk Elite vest I found online for $30. I set it up for a quick response for extreme events. I doubt I'll ever need it for a serious event but it didn't make sense to have all the gear and not actually be prepared. A vest is the quickest way I can imagine to get gear on me and accessible. I promise I'm not trying to be a ninja.

four 17 round pistol mags
four 20 round rifle mags
flashlight
fixed blade knife
A medical pouch I need to setup.
A large utility pouch that will serve as a dump pouch.

Gloves and a small survival kit live in the utility pouch.
I will take them out and strapped them on if needed.

The idea is if an extreme event occurs I can respond fast. I'll have good, better, and best options. The vest is good option that gets me out the door fast. I will also have the option to grab a backpack and/or duffle bag that will be setup as a sort of bug out bag and a survival bag. Better and best will be if I can grab two or more of the three. If there is some type of disaster I would likely grab either the backpack or the duffle bag. I'm also thinking I should make a pandemic kit now.

I actually got two vests and will rig the second on up the same just with only pistol mags.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/22/20 05:49 AM

If you have other people to tend to I think a tactial vest is a good option for them.

Goes on like clothes and can go on under or over clothes. It also can also be setup with as much or more storage capacity as a backpack. A vest also offers customization, accessibility, and versatility.

Might be something to think about.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/22/20 05:57 AM

Also those outrigger belts came in. As I suspected the small was way too small. But as I also suspected those belts are way over engineered so while it's too small for me to use as an outrigger belt there is plenty of material for me to use it as regular gun belt. On me the end loops back through the buckle with about 5 or 6 inches of material through it. That does't reach the factory sewn in loop material but that's plenty to sew in my own (or not).

As long as I resist that urge to rappel down to my truck every night I should be in good shape.

But I did find some large US made outrigger belts for $10. So rappelling is still in cards!

Can't post deals we find... But of course if anybody wasn't to look at any of this stuff I will gladly share through PM.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/20 07:19 PM

Kelty MAP3500 pack (all they had left was black) cry They must be discontinuing it so how could I not get it!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/20 11:11 PM

Forgot I bought (well I will when the mail runs tomorrow) 2 Spec Ops Short Combat Master sheaths from a Dog that has a TON of gear he is selling off. Almost everything is brand new or at least looks like it is. I am happy. Don't worry, no happy dance this evening. There may be children near the computer.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/20 01:17 AM

Got some supplies for my FAK and for the Bob lite/GHB. All I need to get now is some single walled water bottles and a little twig burning stove. I have been looking at these on Amazon and they have gotten good reviews.

kampMATE WoodFlame Ultra Lightweight Portable Wood Burning Camping Stove, Backpacking Stove

BLACKTHORN BOTTLE, 32oz Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle

Oh and I need to get two izzy bandages as well.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/20 04:25 AM

And I also got some more Mountain House Freeze Dried Food and a 1 liter pot with a "Plate and Skillet".
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/20 11:23 PM

Got Patty an iPad Pro today. Her old ipad Mini gen 4 is not doing to well, plus it is getting harder for her to see some things on the screen. So I just figured I would spend some of Y'alls tax money on my Sweetie. I mean after all, I have a Kelty pack and a Sword and companion blade coming next week.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/20 11:24 PM

Mr Lincoln and I BOTH have been screaming a lot lately. grin
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 03:37 AM

I hope she enjoys it Skunk.

I'm still rocking the old IPad 2. All I do is browse the web and watch YouTube with it so until it can't do that any more then there won't be any upgrades there.

I do sort of wish I had gotten a laptop that can double as a tablet but ended up buying a Dell gaming laptop. It works but, rolleyes
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 03:46 AM

She really didn't want me to spend the money, but she had to "make do" with cheaper things all her life growing up and also with her first husband, while he got what he wanted. I wasn't brought up that way and want her to have the finest that I can provide for her. BUT she has a good head on her shoulders and doesn't really ask for much.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 05:56 AM

Good for you, Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 03:01 PM

Thank You Guys. I would rather get her something like that than spend 100 on me for something.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 03:08 PM

Good move on the Mountain House food; tough to find without being insanely gouged. I have to smile watching you continually buying gear; you're going to end up with a pile of stuff you will likely never really use, but it gives you "bragging rights". smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 03:24 PM

Yeah I know Tom. But I think I finally have all the "Packing" gear I need now. I'll have kinda sorta large packs for Patty and myself PLUS I will have a bag larger than the Malaga to have as a Always with us bag in the PF II that will also provide a place for water bottles and a good FAK. Just a couple more first aid things I can't get locally and I'll be set. I want a couple packs of compressed gauze and another izzy bandage so both FAK kits will be outfitted the same. Do I REALLY think we will ever need this stuff, not really, at least not beyond the normal Boo boo stuff, but I still want to have it on hand for a Just in case. Oh and I need to get one more water filter. I am thinking about this one.

http://www.gearassistant.com/survivor-filter-pro-review/
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 03:34 PM

I got in on the Olight flash sale. Picked up the PL Mini 2 Valkyrie and a i5T. I like the quick detach feature on the weapon light and will probably try it on my M&P compact. The smaller light may replace my Surefire E1L.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/30/20 11:28 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Yeah I know Tom. But I think I finally have all the "Packing" gear I need now. I'll have kinda sorta large packs for Patty and myself PLUS I will have a bag larger than the Malaga to have as a Always with us bag in the PF II that will also provide a place for water bottles and a good FAK. Just a couple more first aid things I can't get locally and I'll be set. I want a couple packs of compressed gauze and another izzy bandage so both FAK kits will be outfitted the same. Do I REALLY think we will ever need this stuff, not really, at least not beyond the normal Boo boo stuff, but I still want to have it on hand for a Just in case. Oh and I need to get one more water filter. I am thinking about this one.

http://www.gearassistant.com/survivor-filter-pro-review/



Better to have and not need need it than....you guys know the rest! wink grin

After all this popped off my wife said she was glad with the prepping I had done. Hadn't heard that from her before! grin Was good not to have to sweat the sell outs of grocery stores and worry.

Gotta say though I figured alcohol would be bought out and TP wouldn't be a problem. Go figure.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/31/20 04:34 AM

Just keep on "Prepping" Rich. Yeah I was surprised at Patty as well. She suggested we get a small charcoal grill and a couple bags of charcoal or so just "In Case" we couldn't depend on electricity or gas to fix our food or boil our water (If it still works).
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/31/20 05:32 AM

"Propane and propane accessories". Hank Hill had it right. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/31/20 06:57 PM

We've still got a dozen of those 1 or 2 pound propane bottles for our Big Buddy heater. I guess I could get something that would hook up to them, AND I have the accessory cord to hook the heater up to a 10 pound bottle. Guess that would work as well, or at least maybe with an adaptor.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/31/20 06:59 PM

Who is Hank Hill?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/31/20 10:48 PM

Hank Hill was the main character in the TV series "King of the Hill". He worked for a propane company, and it was what I call a cartoon series.
You can buy propane converters for a Coleman stove, that way you don't have to store white gas or cans of liquid fuel. When we used our Big Buddy and Pro-Com heaters I just hooked up to 20# containers of propane. Some years back we had a massive ice storm and were without power for a week. While many folks were shivering we were warm and toasty thanks to our preps, and ate well thanks to our propane cooktop and Brinkman camping oven.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/05/20 11:50 AM

Ordered another couple hundred rounds of ammo.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/05/20 01:27 PM

Hoarder. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/07/20 06:11 AM

II like to buy my ammo at a good price whenever I can. wink
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/07/20 09:04 AM

My Olight PL mini 2 Valkyriejust shipped. I got in on a flash sale that included another smaller edc size light.

This will be my first time trying a pistol mounted light. I never really gave firearm mounted lights much thought. As I get older and my crappy eyes get worse I had to consider that one might come actually come in handy. It was hard to justify the price since it would likely be the least used flashlight I own.

I like the fact that it has a quick detach feature. I'm not sure if I want to have in on my ccw or my belt rig. I could carry it ccw without getting a new holster. It would like serve me better on the belt. But if it goes on the belt I would need a new holster. Thinking about it... I need a better holster on that belt anyways. More stuff to buy...
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/07/20 09:22 AM

I also picked up a CZ83 in 32 acp.

It was an impulse buy. I've always wanted one so when some recently showed up I bit. I like certain older smaller pistols chambered in 32 acp for some reason. Pistols like the PPK and 1903 always get my attention. There's was even a FN 1900 that I bought at a gun show a while back. I had never even seen one before but when I realized the appearance of the FN 57 was based on it I grabbed it. It was an odd little gun that I was never going to shoot lol. I eventually admitted that I really wanted a 1903 or a CZ82/83 so I sold it.

I passed on the Beretta 81 pistols that popped up a few months ago. I'm not really into Berettas but I think if some more of those pop up I would consider one.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/07/20 01:16 PM

lazi, I have a Beretta Tomcat I bought about 24 25 years ago and it's a neat little 32acp. I was knocking down about 5-8 pound steel plates at about 15 yards with it. Yeah it took two shots, but it knocked them over.

I also have a French made copy of the PPK (S), the larger sized frame one. It also is a neat little gun for a 32. Mouse guns CAN come in handy at times but yeah, I would rather carry at least a 9mm.

Now I carry mostly a 40 or 45 with my SCCY 9mm about a fourth of the time maybe, or in my Fatboy.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/07/20 06:15 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
I also picked up a CZ83 in 32 acp.

It was an impulse buy. I've always wanted one so when some recently showed up I bit. I like certain older smaller pistols chambered in 32 acp for some reason. Pistols like the PPK and 1903 always get my attention. There's was even a FN 1900 that I bought at a gun show a while back. I had never even seen one before but when I realized the appearance of the FN 57 was based on it I grabbed it. It was an odd little gun that I was never going to shoot lol. I eventually admitted that I really wanted a 1903 or a CZ82/83 so I sold it.

I passed on the Beretta 81 pistols that popped up a few months ago. I'm not really into Berettas but I think if some more of those pop up I would consider one.




My brother in CZ fandom! grin

You shoot it yet?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/07/20 07:13 PM

NOT BOUGHT, but have the option to. Ruger 10-22 Take down Phosphate finish with flash hider. ALMOST like new. Anybody know how much it's worth? I am thinking about offering 250.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/08/20 01:54 AM

I think that's a fair price Randy, as the 10-22 usually runs about $200.00 for the basic model.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/09/20 11:22 PM

I'm still waiting on the CZ83 to show up. It was supposed to be here Saturday but it ooks like its lost in the mail. The tracking info hasn't changed since the 7th.

I hope it didnt fall off the back of a truck.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/09/20 11:35 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
NOT BOUGHT, but have the option to. Ruger 10-22 Take down Phosphate finish with flash hider. ALMOST like new. Anybody know how much it's worth? I am thinking about offering 250.


I think I paid about that for my 10-22 TD. The one I got is stainless with a camo stock and flash hider. At the time I felt it was a deal I shouldn't pass on. A quick search shows $350 for a TD.

And like PK said, the basic 10-22 runs $200 before tax and shipping.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/10/20 12:49 AM

Well like I said, this one is parkarized and does have the flash hider as well. Best I can remember it is a black stock.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/13/20 03:44 AM

If you snooze, you lose. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/13/20 04:59 AM

Nah, he's cheaper than I am!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/13/20 10:22 AM

Now THAT is hard to believe!!! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/13/20 02:12 PM

It's true though. He will use his Discover card to pay of other cards because he gets cash back on the discover card. Plus he goes to the "Dented goods" store and buys dented canned goods and crushed boxes and well damaged goods. Oh did I say he's a farmer. He farms about 1500 acres of ground and has a LOT of equipment.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/20 02:20 AM

Well it was a group effort, Patty and I. We looked and looked and looked and finally settled (Patty and I both like the Santoku blade shape) on a set of kitchen knives. This is the set we got, hope it is a good one.

https://www.target.com/p/berghoff-antigua-knife-set-5-pc/-/A-79310891

And No that is not what we paid. We found a less expensive price. (I didn't want to say cheaper cause CERTAIN dogs would be all over it.) grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/20 10:52 AM

Nice set of knives; now put them to use! Hmmmm.......less expensive...........what a surprise. LOL smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/20 05:19 PM

Hope the knife set serves you well. Only going to say that if Jack Benny were still around, he would be asking you for advice.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/20 07:30 PM

Haha, at least youse guys were nice about it. Y'all DO got some class. Now hold my diet coke and watch this. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/20 08:43 PM

DOH smile LOL
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/20 09:50 PM

Oh and I forgot to say ya gotta love that laser etched Damascus look. And I ordered a what I hope is a nice double sided strop as well. It comes with green and white rogue. We will see.

The reason for the knife quest is that as I said earlier, Patty broke the Santoku and was just devastated about it. No big deal though, I have had this set of Farberware knives since about '95 and I think I only paid about 50 or 60 bucks for them then. It was a 13(I think) piece set and that counted the steel, scissors and the block. Oh and One of the knives had already came apart, the "tang, if you could call it that", broke off up inside the handle. Yeah they were cheapies.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/15/20 10:41 AM

I hope that you get a lot of use out of them.;)
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/15/20 05:41 PM

Well, Randy, since you are a knife guy you should know how to sharpen them. When I was trying to decide between a 8” or a 10” Santuko, I read a lot of reviews on Amazon and other places that were not knife forums. I was amazed at all the people that were upset the knives were not laser sharp out of the box. Or if they were, they were upset that they did not stay that way. The cheap sushi set I bought had a lot of good reviews but the majority of bad reviews were about the lack of sharpness out of the box. I set the bevel with a Shapton glass stone, then worked through a progression with my Japanese water stones and then stropped on Diamond pasted leather. The knife set works well. I just use the set for slicing soft proteins like fish so they stay sharp for quite a while.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/15/20 07:07 PM

It's still tough to beat a set of Ginsu knives! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 02:33 AM

I also bought a leather strop on a wooden base and some green and white Rouge so HOPEFULLY I can keep them in good shape.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 02:43 AM

Is the rouge for when you are wearing your wings?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 02:53 AM

Ha ha ha, you funny man, you make me laugh. NO, it's for putting on the leather strop to allow for "Honing" a knife's edge Versus sharpening, which removes a LOT more metal. Honing a knife will keep it sharp longer without having to remove excessive material. Ya big Ninny! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 02:56 AM

Wings are coated with dust from ground up Unicorn horn. A little goes a long way. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 09:46 AM

Well, you should need a LOT of dust then! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 01:49 PM

Well you haven't seen any Unicorns grazing around in the fields have you? grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 04:37 PM

You are right about honing, Randy. I guess we can’t call you a dumb hillbilly. About that one thing, anyway but there are many others.......
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 05:45 PM

Don't hate me just cause I'm such a handsome Redneck. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/16/20 06:45 PM

Theree ya' go! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/17/20 09:12 PM

Got in my Ultimate Edge sharpener.

MODEL 4NFA SPORTSTER

Ultra Thin folding diamond sharpening steel only 1/4 inch Oval and offers 2 Grits with just half the diameter of the 4NF SPORTSMAN
Specifications / Features
•4" x 1/4" OVAL
•ULTRA THIN
•HOUSING IS 6061 T6 AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM
•OPTIONAL BELT SHEATH AVAILABLE
• 600 & 300 GRIT DIAMOND MESH
•SHARPENS SERRATED KNIVES
•SHARPENS AND REALIGNS
•NO MESSY OIL OR WATER
•LIGHT WEIGHT
•VERSATILE
•EASY TO USE
•CRYSTAL, CHINA AND GLASS FILE

So far, so good. We will see. My only experience with "rods" of this type have been the EZ-lap model M. But it only comes in fine (600) grit and sometimes I like something a little more aggressive. If this works out I might get another.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/17/20 11:56 PM

Handy little sharpener to keep with your BOB. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/20 12:25 AM

YUP.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/20 12:27 AM

I'm for sure, NOT sharpener poor. I have an EZ-Lap model M in each knife sheath pouch (3 so far), plus one in my Fatboy bag and now this new one. GOT to have sharpeners available.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/20 01:50 AM

I have a set of 3 Japanese water stones and 2 gallons of water which all fits nicely into my wife’s pack right next to the stove, canned goods and beer.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/20 02:39 AM

There's room in there for something other than beer? Ya must be slippin Ray.

Oh and I got My double sided strop bat yesterday as well. It came with white and Green Stropping compound with each "Brick" probably weighing about an ounce and a half to two ounces. Should last a long time. There is that better Ray? wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/20 02:43 AM

I think that I am gonna wait to "Lather her up" with the green compound first to see how sharp they are out of the box. I know that's not a great lot to pay for kitchen knives, but hopefully we will get at least as much use out of these as we did our Farberware knives. These are due Friday.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/18/20 02:45 AM

Oh and I forgot, the new sharpening rod I got doesn't fold, it unscrews from the "Holder" and you reverse it and screw it back on like the EZ-Lap.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/20/20 08:21 AM

CRKT Yukanto fixed blade designed by James Williams.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/20/20 11:40 AM

That's a nasty looking blade! I've eyeballed it a few times and was tempted, Bet it carries well....
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/20/20 02:08 PM

Man that does look nice Rich. If I hadn't just bought a Mini Bugout I might have scarfed that up myself. Plus you can't beat that closeout price!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/20/20 04:01 PM

Had to add it to my James Williams collection. Wish I could afford one made by him instead of just being his design.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/20/20 04:20 PM

Tell your wife to get another job. I mean there ARE 24 hours in a day. That means 3 jobs of 8 hours each.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/21/20 02:14 PM

The CZ83 finally showed up. It spent a few days off the radar so I finally emailed AimSurplus and of course it shows up the next day.

I like it. I've handled one before so I already knew I'd like the fell. The action is pretty good but old school. It's a surplus firearm so there's some wear. A lot of holster wear and fading from handling on the bluing but no dings or scratches. Overall it's on good shape for a carry gun.

I have not shot it and have no idea when I will. The whole way home o was trying to figure out if I still had some 32 acp ammo. I do but it's somewhere buried in storage. So now I either have to dog it out or find some somewhere. With all that's going on I don't know which will be easier. I just stacked the rest of my apartment on top of my ammo cases. I haven't bought any ammo this year so I have no idea what the ammo supply is like. I may order online if something pops up.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/21/20 04:48 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Tell your wife to get another job. I mean there ARE 24 hours in a day. That means 3 jobs of 8 hours each.

This is true but taking care of me is a full time job. I wouldn’t want to cut into that. Maybe I could talk her into getting a higher paying job. Like being a politician perhaps.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/21/20 06:38 PM

A POLITICIAN! Well she WOULD be a multi millionaire in her first maybe year and a half to two years. I guess that ain't all bad. But is she really ready to sell her Soul to "Them".

Like I've said, put em all in a tow sack and you won't be able to tell what fell out until you turn on the lights. And even then you could be mistaken.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/21/20 06:39 PM

lazi, buy more ammo, then inventory what and how much you've got. That's what I did. AND label what is in each individual "Storage" box.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/20 07:38 PM

I seriously do need to do inventory. I've moved all my stuff several times since the last time I did an ammo check. I went through a few bins in the storage unit and found a whole bin full of magazines I forgot I bought.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/20 07:42 PM

I went to Academy yesterday for the first time in maybe 5 months or so. It looked like the aftermath of a going out of business sale in the ammo section. Luckily on the very bottom shelf was two boxes of 32 auto on sale. Even on sale it was still double the price of 9mm FMJ. I got them anyway. I may drive out and shoot the little CZ later today.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/20 08:26 PM

I will send you a PM lazi of my favorite ammo sales place. Usually I've found they have some of the best prices, but your mileage may vary. grin
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/20 08:48 PM

Thanks Skunk. I have ordered from them a couple times and found them to be a good source. They did have some 32 acp so I may end up putting in a order for some.

I'm not really hard up for any other calibers but it wouldn't hurt to toss in a extra box or two with the way things are going.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/28/20 05:38 AM

That's why I bought my Hornady Critical Duty when I did. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/28/20 03:29 PM

The way it's looking, things are probably only going to get worse. When THE POLITICIANS get involved in local government (Mainly Law Enforcement), things WILL go bad REAL fast. AND with certain other religious factions REFUSING to assimilate, well we know what's already happening in those communities, unfortunately.

Oh and I did get some more shotgun ammo. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/20 12:19 AM

I'm presently re-reading One Second After, and some scenarios are hauntingly similar. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/20 05:23 PM

One second after, Remind me what it is.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/20 05:37 PM

Never mind, looked it up, which lead me to On the Beach (never read it), and The Testament. Gonna have to look them up as well. I like Post apocalyptic books.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/20 07:56 PM

One Second After deals with a modern day EMP event and the chaos that ensues. It should be REQUIRED reading for every President and member of Congress; it's an all too real possibility that could happen at any time.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/20 11:07 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I'm presently re-reading One Second After, and some scenarios are hauntingly similar. frown



Good series...think ended up with like 30 more lbs of long term food storage after reading them though! eek grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/20 10:19 AM

Never a bad thing to have.;)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/05/20 09:00 PM

About half way through the first book. They just discovered that "The Posse" is headed their way. And Yeah, got me thinking about our preps as well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 12:13 AM

Then you will want to read "One Year After" by the same author, Bill Forstchen. I finished that one last night. I really like the way he writes and the technical aspects are well researched. His novels are relevant, as an EMP could happen at any moment, even as I type this. The names would change but the actions and reactions of people would unfortunately be quite similar.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 01:04 AM

I downloaded all three books to my ipad mini kindle app. Yeah I know, hope it does not happen.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 01:05 AM

When I was in Japan, our whole duty section was EMP hardened. At least they said it was.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 11:58 AM

You would THINK that our politicians would be concerned about it but sadly they are not.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 01:57 PM

Well think about it. Hammering about it wouldn't really get them all that many votes, if any. I read somewhere how to make your own faraday cage. I don't think it's all that hard, but I could VERY easily be wrong.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 05:52 PM

I have a couple of very old tube transmitters and receivers for use after an EMP event but the question is: who will I be able to contact?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 06:49 PM

Ray, as YOU know, it may not be that much about contacting someone, but keeping track of what's going on. BUT being able to ask someone for help or information would be right there near or at the top of the list.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/06/20 06:50 PM

You're pretty well informed about this stuff.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 12:57 AM

Commo? Honestly, if you have a local group, family, friends etc. A Baofang radio is pretty simple. Easy to program and a cheap Ham radio. I mean in the 23 dollar range cheap. You can make repeaters out of a pair of them etc. I have several all programmed the same.

They are not the best, but they are simple and beat any of the Motorola FRS GMRS radios that I have had. You can change the antennae and get a decent distance. An old microwave actually makes a dent faraday cage. (really, for real).

They are my stuff has gone bad commo kit. The repeaters and radios technically need to be licensed if you transmit on them. In an emergency, I wouldn't be too concerned about that. The FCC could fine me, but I think the lesser of two evils wins in the end.

I am working on my HAM license now.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 02:23 AM

Good for you M/B...go for it. wink I have been thinking about getting a ham radio myself, just have to study my book for a license. A 55 gallon open top steel drum makes for a great Faraday cage, and I have several items in it. Just line it with cardboard so that nothing touches the sides, bottom, or top. I have another 58 gallon steel drum with a 2200 watt inverter generator in it, laying sideways of course. Just one more thing I have but hope to never need to use, along with Coleman stoves and LP converters, a Brinkman LP oven, and several water filters. A LOT of bottled water and various food items make for comfort even with just ice storms or extended power outages, and a few 12 volt batteries, power inverters, and LED lights keep us well lit, while our Pro-Com and Big Buddy LP heaters have kept us warm and cozy. I have a few solar panels as well to charge the batteries if needed.

Yes, I take the possible threat of an EMP seriously. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 04:04 AM

OK, I am going to show my ignorance here. OPEN top barrel? You DO put the top on it, right? And a Baofang radio, have to look it up.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 04:06 AM

Is this what you're talking about MB?

https://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-UV-5...id=1594094703&sr=8-3&tag=mh0b-20
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 04:13 AM

What about this Midland

https://www.amazon.com/Midland-LXT6...QV1I0K/ref=psdc_2230642011_t3_B007H4VT7A
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 04:21 AM

The GMRS/FRS radios are ok if you want to use them to talk closer and don't want a HAM license. You program the Baofeng radios. I use CHIRP. It's pretty easy you do need a cable for it though.

You should get a license since the BF radios are 5 watt radios. But in an emergency, I would use them anyway.

Testing the Motorola radios side by side the Baofengs beat them literally by miles. Midlands are the same.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 04:33 AM

So, on that link I sent on the Baofeng radio, would you recommend the cable and larger antenna shown toward the bottom?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 06:56 AM

Yes, to both.

The thing I like about the BF radios is that they are good for the price. Especially if you have a group of people. You can get a group of 10 the basics for 240 bucks. One cable can program them all and Antennas help depending on what frequencies you plan to use. Remember there are much better HAM radios but not for 23 bucks.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 06:54 PM

I haven’t read the FCC regulations in quite a while but if I remember correctly, a ham radio can be used by an unlicensed individual in a life or death emergency if there is no other means of communication available.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 06:57 PM

Considering all the steel that PK has, I wouldn’t be surprised if his entire house were a Faraday cage.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 07:09 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
OK, I am going to show my ignorance here. OPEN top barrel? You DO put the top on it, right? And a Baofang radio, have to look it up.

Yes, the lid has to be on and making good contact with the rest of the barrel.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 07:12 PM

BTW, I have a General class Ham radio license. If I was able to get one, anyone can.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 07:27 PM

I used to be a member of MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) and have a complete off the grid auxiliary power system. I was able to hit the MARS 2 meter repeater that was 70 miles away by using a beam antenna and my base station.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/07/20 11:40 PM

Way to go ray. I have used the mars system to make a radio/phone call before.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/08/20 08:00 AM

The phone patch used to be the main usage of the MARS nets but since 9/11 MARS has evolved a great deal. Now it’s involved with the Dept of Defense and Homeland Security.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/08/20 08:28 PM

One more way to stay informed.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/09/20 12:18 PM

I am glad that the MARS system has continued on. I always thought highly of the MARS operators. And YES I guess that means you as well Ray. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/09/20 01:30 PM

Kind of a grudging comment, but I’ll take it. Thanks your Skunkiness!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 01:40 AM

You're welcome squire. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 01:49 AM

Well the wife got her hair done today and I had a couple hours to waste so I went to a couple gun shops. While I was in one a guy traded a Glock for a new Sig 365XL (I think it was). I looked at what he traded and left going to the other gunshop.

Well I picked up the wife and we were talking and she asked if I found anything I liked. I kinda hem hawed around and finally told her that I did. She MADE me turn around and go back to the first store. I called them and they were just getting ready to close so I told them who I was and that I was the one asking about the Glock the guy traded (I asked them about it AFTER he left of course, didn't want to seem rude) and told them I was about 10 minutes out. They said they would wait.

SO after turning around (don't you just love suspense) and finally arriving back at the gun store I went in and filled out the blood chit the G'ment demands, paid them the money and became the proud owner of a (Doesn't appear to have been shot and the mags don't even have any scratches or smudges on them) Glock model 48 semi double stack 9mm with the red front sight in the light and green in the dark along with the rear sights, so I guess they are tritium. Oh and it has a 5.5lb trigger. I LIKE IT and it is going to be my new carry gun! grin


Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 10:28 AM

Congrats on your score Randy. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 01:54 PM

Thanks Tom. I took the slide off it again and oiled it up some and the original factory grease was still on the rails and I couldn't detect any kind of wear at all and the feed ramp was still that black with NO markings at all, so I am pretty sure it had never been shot (the guy did say he had two of them for some reason, maybe a his and hers). Any way I paid 475 WITH a 3rd mag. I think I did OK and if not, I don't care as I really like this. It DOES NOT feel anything like my old G17 second generation!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 05:02 PM

Congrats, Randy. I used a Glock .45 in competition for many years and a Glock 10mm for plinking. Both are very reliable. You should be happy with it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 09:49 PM

I'm still happy with my Glock model 22 in .40 cal.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/10/20 10:52 PM

Thanks guys. This is my 3rd Glock. First was a G19 I got in ‘94. Finally traded it off. Second was a G17 2nd gen. Felt like a brick. THIS one I do like. Oh and it has the ameriglo sights. I like ‘em. .
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/11/20 05:01 AM

10 lbs of rocks. Flint (also known as chert) to make stone arrow points and knife blades. Just like those made in the Stone Age. I’ll bet Randy remembers them from when he was a young’un.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/11/20 05:04 AM

I SURE DO! Spent many an hour in freshly plowed fields after a rain shower looking for arrowheads. Actually found several. Just wasn't my thing though.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/12/20 01:17 AM

Those must have been the ones you dropped while out hunting mastodons. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/12/20 01:26 AM

No Wooly Mammoth. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/12/20 06:34 AM

Well, I was close! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/12/20 11:33 PM

My open comb, slant DE razor from Italy arrived yesterday. I shaved with it today. Worked very well. I used my soap, brush, lather bowl and aftershave all from Italy as well.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 01:17 AM

I shaved with a straight razor for about 3, MAYBE 4 years. Best shaves I have ever had.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 05:21 AM

I use a straight razor occasionally but I am too lazy to maintain them properly. Every once in a while, I get out my water stones and sharpen up about 10 or 12 of them. That lasts me for a while.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 05:31 AM

Oh man Ray, I had 2 and thought I was doin good.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 06:46 AM

Ray, sounds like you're ready to star in a "spaghetti western". smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 04:11 PM

Sometimes I wonder about you Tom. But you do have a point.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Oh man Ray, I had 2 and thought I was doin good.

It was common to have a 7 day set. You used them Sunday through Saturday and sharpened them all on Saturday.
I think I have about 30 straights. I have a tendency to go overboard when I collect.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 07:47 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Ray, sounds like you're ready to star in a "spaghetti western". smile

I could strap on my big iron the next time I shave!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 08:20 PM

Eastwood has nothing on you! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/13/20 08:23 PM

OK, I am going to be a nice Redneck. I think think that Eastwood is probably older than Ray.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/14/20 09:20 PM

Yes he is. I bet I could take him in a fight!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/14/20 10:26 PM

But I thought all you Noreasters were pacifists! /....................................:)
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/15/20 01:13 AM

Glad you think that. Ever hear of Maskirovka?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/15/20 11:48 AM

You COMMIE! wink

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if that wasn't taught in OUR military academies.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/15/20 05:30 PM

That’s just the Russian term for deception. Deception has been used in warfare for a long time. You were around when the Trojan horse was utilized. The most well known recent one I can think of at the moment was General Patton’s phantom army that was created in England to fool the Germans into believing that the Allied invasion was not going to be in Normandy.
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Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/15/20 05:35 PM

That was a classic for sure, complete with the rubber blow-up tanks.
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/20 03:30 AM

I just ordered a new laptop
Nothing great, but it will do what I need
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/20 03:43 AM

I hear ya Bill. We just got Patty a big iPad pro last month so she could see what was going on on the screen. Even us old fogies are or have become addicted to technology.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/20 07:55 AM

I received my two KlinkHammers.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/20 01:08 PM

Congratulations Tom!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/20 05:06 PM

That’s great, Tom! One for you and one for Randy?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/17/20 11:00 PM

Haha, I don't really think that is gonna happen Ray. We may be comrades in arms so to speak, but not THAT close. Although he has been generous to me before. Tom IS a good guy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/18/20 05:15 AM

Thanks Randy, but you forgot to mention good looking as well. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/19/20 12:48 AM

No, I didn't forget. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/19/20 02:55 AM

Jealous! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/19/20 04:08 AM

Hehe, we're all envious of something. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/20/20 08:33 PM

Yes, I'm envious of you with all your money.:)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/21/20 01:21 AM

Well you probably won't have to be for very long. It seems as if it is going up in smoke every day! Or guns, or holsters, or, well. grin I tried to have "Chose wisely", plus being the only child helps with the inheritance.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/21/20 01:22 AM

If I had a dollar for every dollar I have, I'd be twice as rich (that would put my up closer to YOUR area Tom. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/21/20 02:42 AM

You went to school in Eastern Missouri didn't you ? smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/21/20 06:13 AM

Haha, yeah I did.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/21/20 11:14 AM

I thought so! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 01:16 AM

As an update on my G48. I think I alluded to the fact that I didn't think it had been shot. No wear marks on the slide, barrel, factory grease still on the slide rails and not smeared around, no rub marks or scratches on the mags. Well I took that advice of someone and got a number for Glock and contacted them.

I bought this gun on the 9th of July and according to Glock my gun WAS made in Austria on the 15th day of April 2020! So it would appear as if my assumptions are in fact correct. I DID get a new gun for what I consider a good price. I'm a happy camper. Now all I got to do is find a holster that I like. Not having much luck so far. I don't really want a kydex rig although I have had three different ones. They are good but I am an Old School Redneck that likes Leather. I have found rigs by Galco and Bianchi along with a company called Urban carry that makes something called leather lock. Sounds intriguing but I'm not 100 percent sure. I would like to have another Milt Sparks VM2 for the Glock but the wait is 18-24 months! Endeavour Morse turned me on to Desantis holsters Madmax which would be PERFECT, alas they don't make one for the Glock 48. I wonder though if the one for the Glock 19 or the G17? Yes I know they are double stack guns, but the frame portion is not all that different. MAYBE if I can find one for the G19 or 17 I can find out.

The Quest continues.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 02:40 AM

Why don’t you just use a redneck holster?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 02:46 AM

Alas, most of my socks have holes in them which would imped the draw once the muzzle drops down through the hole.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 02:52 AM

I’m talking about a Deluxe model. A burlap sack secured to your belt with a piece of baling wire.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 03:51 AM

Won't work. I would get confused. You see, THAT is the way I carry my expertly filled an crafted K-pods coffee. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 07:38 AM

DOH!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 05:41 PM

Hehe, who said the War of Northern aggression was over. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 05:42 PM

Now it's just words, MUCH better, and a lot more fun when the "combatants" don't take it seriously. It's fun to "Play" knowing nobody will get all bent out of shape.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 06:35 PM

Because you received your schooling in East Missouri, you may not be familiar with the classics of early English literature such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales or Shakespeare’s King Lear. A saying arose from them, “ Many a true word is spoken in jest”. BTW, lose those trashy K-cups. Studies have shown that people that use them exhibit diminished cognitive functions. This phenomenon dissipates with less K-cup usage.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 07:31 PM

I've got Cognitive! Dang, I thought I got rid of that when I divorced my first wife. She's the one that gave it to me. Now you know why I have been divorced.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/20 07:33 PM

I HAVE heard of Canterbury, but I thought his first name was Dave.

We had Lears in the Air Force. Small "Executive" jets they flew "the Brass" around in. Nice little planes.

grin wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/23/20 05:29 PM

LOL, I just scored 200 rounds of 10mm ammo and my out of pocket price was 35 bucks.

The only reason I keep a Cabelas card. Cabelas bucks come in handy to keep ammo prices manageable.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/23/20 09:17 PM

I just looked at my fav on line ammo place last night, and OMG! Prices have gotten a "Little" more expensive. I'd have to have Tom or Ray's money to buy even 500 rounds now. BUT if I borrowed the money from them they would probably have their uncle Guido running the "Collection service", if you know what I mean.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/23/20 09:18 PM

BUT I did find a really nice holster maker that is actually cheaper than some of the big name mass makers.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/23/20 10:26 PM

Tread lightly on Uncle Guido! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/24/20 01:21 AM

No worries, I like cannoli's. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/24/20 02:30 AM

What comes after the cannoli you might not like.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/24/20 03:17 AM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
What comes after the cannoli you might not like.


Oh great, and there are horses just down the road. And a lake about 30 miles away.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/24/20 01:04 PM

Uncle Guido is a real "Cut-up".
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/24/20 02:51 PM

Yeah, and just think of ALLLLLL those knives he has access to. I think I'm gonna move to Marrakech.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/24/20 07:02 PM

"All aboard the train". smile
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/28/20 02:14 PM

Well I got a Marlin 1895 SBL custom shop rifle in 45-70 and have a Marlin 1894 CSBL .357 custom shop on the way. Henry 45-70
Henry 22
Some scopes and a LOT of ammo lol. But I’m lucky I got all the ammo before the price went sky high.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/28/20 07:47 PM

45-70 , 357, and 22...

I'll say you got bit. Those would be all my choices.

I have both 45-70 and 357 Hand Rifles. I typically will grab the 357 if I'm just going to killing some time in the deer woods. I might see something else that needs a dose of lead. When I see signs a big buck is around I'll get out the 45-70. The 357 will do but 45-70 offers a little more confidence that its going to be a wrap once you pull the trigger.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/29/20 12:57 AM

Great scores Mike! smile
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/30/20 12:24 PM

All my deer hunting is under 100yds in my area of Ohio but we grow some big bucks and does and it’s very dense cover so a 45-70 will be ideal for that dense brush.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/30/20 12:33 PM

Here is the thumper

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8Est2RkVS8k5PFNS8
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/30/20 06:38 PM

A little different... laugh

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

For my daughter's 10th birthday. We got her a few weeks ago and she
she's growing like a weed and tiring me out! But she is sweet and super cute and her name is Luna...
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/30/20 08:54 PM

Very cute!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/31/20 01:42 AM

That's a GREAT present! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/31/20 02:07 AM

OH man that is sweet Mike.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/31/20 02:08 AM

Real nice present/companion Rich. Good job Dad.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/31/20 02:09 AM

Cute pup!
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/02/20 05:30 AM

Nice puppy!

What's the breed?
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/03/20 01:34 AM

Just landed another one of the discontinued Leupold VXR scout 1.5-5x33 fire dot scopes. Seem to be the ticket for lever guns.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/03/20 03:08 AM

Bought and got a grip hole plug for my Glock 48. Also today I ordered a Titanium Guardian defense (Templar knight) back slide plate for the G48 from Classy Raptor Tactical. They have a LOT of different stuff and are owned by an husband and wife Veteran couple.

https://classyraptortactical.com/guardian-defense-rugged-finish-titanium-back-plate/
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/03/20 10:56 AM

Nice scores guys! smile
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/03/20 03:32 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
Nice puppy!

What's the breed?



Golden Retriever. She's cute but gets into EVERYTHING! eek laugh
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/05/20 01:29 AM

Two days ago I ordered that slide back plate for my G48. Got an email today that it has shipped! Man I'm stoked. As I said, the owners are a married couple that are both Vets. Come to find out Her Father in law is the owner of Spartan Blades! So I am very confident that this will be a very high quality piece.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/11/20 06:37 PM

It looks like I'm about to buy another cell phone.

I'm a bit of a tech guy at times. I once spent about $600 on a cell phone back in 06' so I get it. But $1300 for a phone?!?! I can't see it. My problem is that the new phones arr only about this )( much better than the model that's one year older. By the time you actually use the new features the phone isn't dated lol.. And one year you can buy that same for less than half the price. These phones are only really at their best for about 3-4 years anyways.

My current phone was 2-3 years old 2 years ago. I'm only replacing it because I had a tool in my pocket that cracked the screen. I then somehow cracked it even more so now the screen is bleeding in the cracks.

None of the new phones I like that arr outside of the normal stuff like Apple and Samsung will even work with Verizon. doh
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/11/20 06:40 PM

Oh and I ordered one of these... smile

https://www.canikusa.com/TP9SFx/

[Linked Image from canikusa.com]
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/11/20 09:25 PM

I have heard some good things about those lazi, congrats.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/11/20 11:32 PM

Finally able to find some defense ammo. Gold Dot 124gr +P. 200 round case. Man, prices have gone up since I bought my last batch of "Duty" ammo.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/13/20 08:20 PM

Well they cancelled my order, for the 124gr Federal HST, Citing a pricng error. Still not up for sale again yet. Soooo I got some HELO ammo made by NPA. I Hope it will be OK. If not at least it will beat ball ammo. I would rather have 124gr but 115 is kinda the industry standard for 9mm. And to kinda quote Doug Marcada, it will shoot. &
grin Mam, it’s easier to find a Publishers Clearing House winner than it is to find 9mm duty ammo.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/20 07:57 PM

Thats a bummer. My 10mm ammo order was cancelled as well. Check out Bone FRog Gun club and GT distributors for ammo. Both are solid companies and they don't price gouge.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/20 02:05 AM

Thanks MB, I don't care what the Runt says, You're OK in my book. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/20 02:19 AM

Just like a COP. Send me to sights that don't have any 9mm ammo! DEFUND THE POLICE! grin wink























P.S. Thanks for the names MB. thumbsup
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/20 03:31 AM

LOL, I tried. Keep on both of them. I was able to get a couple boxes of Gold Dot from GT last month. Ammo is really hard to find in stock anywhere.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/20 09:48 PM

I picked up a few more 1 pound canisters of propane for my camp stoves and oven.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/20 09:54 PM

I know where we're goin when the Zombies are coming across the bridge! wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/17/20 09:10 PM

However the election goes, I think there will be continuing problems particularly in cities. It's a good idea to stock up now while most things are available. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/20/20 08:24 PM

I ordered some grizzly bear ammo for my 45/70 and 10mm. Hopefully they don't cancel it again.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/21/20 01:47 AM

Finally found the mag pouch I have been looking for, and it lists as the same size as the one I have (ya always need a spare don'tchaknow).
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/21/20 07:25 AM

M/B, I'm curious as to what brand of grizzly bear ammo you ordered. I have read that Buffalo Bore makes some really potent loads that have even been used on Africa's big game, but it is expensive.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/21/20 12:09 PM

Buffalo Bore or Garrett would have been my preferred brand for the 45/70. But Ammo is slim pickins lately.

I picked up Underwood ammo. 305 grain penetrator slug at 2100 fps. I also use underwood 220 grain hard cast coated bullets for the 10mm. They are running right about 1300FPS from my 7 inch barrell. Not perfect but pretty decent for a semi-auto pistol.

For the 12 guage I keep some Brennecke black magic slugs. They are insane. 602grain slugs at around 1500fps.

Using a Taylor Knock Out Value

10mm is at 17

45/70 is at 41

12 Gauge is at 91
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/21/20 02:25 PM

I ordered 500 rounds of 32 acp.

I was wanting to add some x39 to the order but it apparently sold out before actually places my order.

I'm wishing I had ordered a case of two of 124 gr. 9mm FMJ like I was supposed to.

And I see now I'm going to really be missing the days when a few places shipped for free and there was no state taxes being added.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/22/20 12:13 PM

I am really disappointed by some of the ammo companies and how they are gouging customers with such price increases. frown
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/22/20 07:14 PM

Its almost always the same companies doing it. Yet people continue to use them even during normal times. I heard a rumor that Federal was shipping direct to customers in states where they can. I haven't verifid that yet though.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/22/20 07:58 PM

Just confirmed it. You can order direct from Federal and wait a few weeks for delivery. Thats not bad at all.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/23/20 07:59 PM

How are their prices?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/24/20 02:52 AM

Tom, I just looked on the Federal site. for a box of 20, the Federal ammo I have, 124gr +p is 27.99 for 20 rounds! Heck, I got 50 rounds of the NPA HELO 115gr ammo for I think 37 bucks for 50.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/24/20 09:19 AM

I guess you have to be a high volume business to get better prices. ;(
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/24/20 02:22 PM

The prices aren't out of line with what I normally see. But that doesn't meant the prices ae good. I looked up the general prices for common stuff. They are within norms but still way more than I like to pay by a fair margin. It always surprises me when I see defensive ammo for about 25-29 bucks for a box of 20 when I buy boxes of 50 through a distributor for the same or less. But that is normal. Most people aren't carrying nearly 50 rds at a time eaither so they make their money where they can.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/24/20 10:02 PM

I bought some more freeze-dried food for the stash.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/25/20 12:57 AM

Bought more rock to make flints for my flintlock rifles.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/28/20 06:16 AM

I bought a truck-tent and a Camp Chef oven.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/28/20 04:51 PM

ANOTHER oven? Way to go though.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/29/20 06:08 AM

The Camp Chef would be easier to handle/load than the individual camp stove and oven and uses the same bottle of propane. I also have a hose and regulator to hook up to a 20# propane tank. Besides, redundancy is not always a bad thing. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/29/20 06:21 PM

“Two is one. One is none.”
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/29/20 07:58 PM

Got a 1 burner stove for our 1 pound canisters. For just Patty and I it will work, and it would even work for our neighbors across the road. The gal next door moved and the other neighbor us quite self sufficient. Also got another bulk pack of 22lr. Just cause.

OH and Patty bough herself a set of Nikon Prostaff 3X 10x42. She likes them. I'll just have to settle for my old Swarovskis. They're only 8x30 but man do they have the clarity. Her Nikons are VERY similar.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/29/20 08:30 PM

Ray, I have heard that before. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/30/20 12:52 AM

grin grin grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/30/20 12:59 AM

A relative gave me a bunch of oak 3 by 3 pieces of lumber. I’m thinking of building a carriage for my small cannon. Perhaps a naval carriage because I’m too lazy to build an Army field carriage.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/30/20 03:22 AM

Now that would be nice Ray.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/30/20 03:23 AM

Just ordered 3 mags for the Glock 44.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/31/20 09:19 PM

Just got in my Glock 48 holster from TTGunleather and I am impressed so far. It (fit and finish and well, everything) rivals my Milt Spark VMII that cost about 40 dollars or so more. PLUS he threw in a different (Black) set of belt loops after I had said I forgot to order them origninally! SO, for about 120.00 (counting my "First Responder discount, and INCLUDING the postage) I have a brand new hand made for my Glock 48, holster. I'll up date Y'all after I've worn it for a while.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/09/20 04:02 AM

It's funny. Prices on just about everything gun and ammo related are through the roof these days, yet if you're patient, you can still scope some AMAZING deals. I've recently ordered:

-- billet lowers. AR15 FOR $60 a pop, and LR-308 lowers for $90 each.

-- a couple of forged lowers for $40 a piece.

-- YHM 20" 6.8 SPC II barrels--chrome lined, and diamond and thermal fluted--for $150, along with an Ergo Manufacturing overmolded grip and stock for $50

-- Tonight I picked up a burnt bronze Ceracote upper for $54 and 2x 5.56 1:8 SOCOM profile 16" nitrided barrels for $54 a piece.

If I had the money, I'd have grabbed 2x ODG Ceracote uppers (also $54) and a chrome lined nitrided YHM 9mm barrel for $99.

I NEED to pick up some BCGs (5.56, and 6.5 Grendel) for a few builds, a 9mm lower, a few handguards, and a couple other barrels and parts, but I assume those are the parts they'll gradually go after after banning receivers, so I've got time.

Best deal on parts still has to be Forma and LaRue. Forms sells a cartridge drop in trigger for $70 that is ADJUSTABLE from 5lbs down to 2lbs. Once you lube it up, it's just as good or better than any other drop in trigger I've used, AND I CAN ADJUST IT TO A HUMANE TRIGGER WEIGHT!!!!

LaRue makes probably THE BEST 2 stage trigger I've used--far better than my Geisseles--for only $80--discounts in building can bring it down to $70 a pop off you've got a lot of building ahead of you!

In fact, I'm contemplating selling off my Geissele SD-C flat-blade 4.5 lbs trigger. I paid something like $250 after taxes and shipping. I could have bought THREE LaRue triggers for the same price!!! Maybe I'd have been less cranky if I'd bought the lighter version, but I've been more impressed with the feel of the LaRue than I have the Geissele. The LaRue has less creep--just buttery smooth until it gets the wall, and then CRACK! Breaks like a candy cane! The have both curved and straight bows, though the straight bow ha6d a curve on the back of it smirk

To each their own. Nothing at all won't with a Geissele, if that's your thing. With 4 kids to arm besides myself, I'm all about the whole price to performance ratio thing and volume building. Geissele is a fine trigger. I just love me a LaEue! Thanks to Architect for turning me on to it!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/10/20 05:15 AM

Well it has been a week and the new holster is breaking in nicely. Me like.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/17/20 03:02 AM

Another 6 days with the holster and I think that it is gonna be just the thing. I would put it up against my Sparks VMII.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/19/20 04:08 PM

That’s high praise indeed.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/19/20 06:15 PM

I picked up a commercial meat cleaver from Cold steel. I have to say I'm actually impressed. Its way bigger than I had thought but that thing is razor sharp and heavy with a curved blade. It works pretty dang well and I think it would have zero issues processing an elk or deer.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/20/20 01:17 AM

Well, I bought the bearings for my mower, along with a new belt and blades which I installed.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/25/20 09:29 AM

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24 backpack. Thinking of putting together another get home bag. It's nice, clearly well made and looks like it carries quite high. It's smaller than I thought and than it looks on youtube videos.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/27/20 03:20 AM

Bought a few more Mtn House meals for me and Patty. Patty said we should just pick up a couple every time or two that we go to the largest town near here. Sounds good to me. Picked up 4 more today at Wally World. Man they aren't carrying the variety they used to. But prices are in line with everywhere else, so...

Now I'll probably get slammed for this, but here goes. Picked up an RDS today at a gun show. Got an Osprey OSP-RD (HD30H) sight. Got that, with a mount spacer and a boresight (9mm bullet type also by Osprey) for $100.00. I know it's not a Vortex, Aimpoint or Trijicon but I think it will do on my Beretta CX4 Storm Carbine. It has really clear glass that is touted to be water and fog and dust proof and nitrogen filled. Comes with a lifetime warranty. BUT the battery is only rated to last 150-220 hours (CR1620 battery), so I reckon I need to stock up on a few. Got it roughly bore sighted so we will see.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/27/20 10:58 AM

I bought another 100 rounds of .223/...........556.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/27/20 06:28 PM

Good luck with your RDS, Randy. Nice to see that you’re keeping up your image as a cheapskate. Oops, sorry, I meant your frugal image.The only cheap RDS I have came with the crossbow outfit I bought. Don’t recall the brand but it has worked well for 3 years now. Batteries don’t last as long as the ones in my better scopes though.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/28/20 04:13 AM

The “Iron sights still work well for me on this carbine, even in the dark with my mounted Streamlight try hL light.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/29/20 12:16 AM

I managed to pick up a few boxes of various ammo at Walmart, but it's going fast.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/29/20 12:45 AM

Ammo is hard to find if you find something you can use. Buy it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/29/20 08:08 AM

You got THAT right! wink

I also ordered some more Auguson Farms freeze dried food from Walmart.com.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/29/20 03:04 PM

Tom, how do you rate Auguson farms emergency foods products? Taste, quality, etc
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/29/20 06:11 PM

I have some Augueson farms stuff but I haven't cracked any open yet. I do know you have to pay attention to what you are buying though. Some are small amounts in a 10lb can and others are a 10lb can as full as it can be. Both with a similar price.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/29/20 10:12 PM

I have not tried the Auguson Farms food yet, only Mountain House. However, I have read good reviews of it, placing it just behind Mountain House food.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 09/30/20 03:42 PM

Thanks guys
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/02/20 08:11 PM

Ordered another Mountain House kit.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/05/20 12:02 AM

A Safariland ALS holster for my 1911...wanted one for a while and finally pulled the trigger. Fits pretty well and a good addition to my kit.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/05/20 04:56 PM

I picked up a Remora holster for my TCP.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/05/20 09:42 PM

I just picked up my Bond Arms derringer... .45LC/.410 gauge. It's actually for the General. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/08/20 03:34 PM

An air fryer showed up yesterday. I’ll spend some time today baking apple, cherry and peach pies. And for the obligatory knife inclusion, I will be using my Busse HOGFSH to cut out the pie crust.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/09/20 01:10 AM

Tom, does it have a 3 inch barrel?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/09/20 01:11 AM

Ray, let us know how it turns out. Patty and I have been thinking about an air fryer.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/09/20 08:46 PM

Yes Randy, a 3" barrel.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/09/20 10:57 PM

Yeah, I found where you mentioned it in another thread.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/10/20 05:43 PM

I ordered a couple hundred rounds of 10mm ammo. Hopefully they actually deliver it this time. Last time they confirmed the order, dinged my card and then canceled it. This si the first time they have even threatened to have any in stock since July.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/11/20 09:56 PM

I'm finding ammo for regular prices here and there.

Managed to get 1K of Aquila 22lr online from BassPro a few weeks ago. Turns out my SCAR 22lr clone really likes it. I'll have to keep a eye out for more.

I also somehow ended up in a Walmart but they had MiniMags in stock so I grabbed 400 of those.

I trolled around a Academy for a while and ended up with some Throw N Grow seeds to try out in the woods and also grabbed 200 rounds of WWB in 45 acp. I got home and remember I can't even use this stuff in my FNP45. OAL is too long for the mags and it binds up. It's a stupid magazine design thing and I was ready to sell the gun because of that. I don't recall if it was fixed but I know at least one of my mags is original so I avoid WWB.

Now I guess I have ammo I need to trade.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/12/20 03:49 PM

Was the 45 priced normally? Saw a little 9mm last week...for $30 a box! eek
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/12/20 05:53 PM

After tax I paid right at $0.40/round.

I can't remember how much it was before all what's going on now. A few years ago I bought 1K of S&B FMJ from somewhere and if remember correctly I was paying close to 9mm prices with the free shipping and no sales tax. That was a pretty good deal but i think pricing was usually around $0.36 per round. Right now it's around $0.80.

I might be off some as I don't buy a lot and I really haven't shot a lot of 45 acp.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/12/20 11:39 PM

Last I bought from SGAmmo was just a little above what I paid about a year ago. Not sure what they’re charging now, but I’ve always been happy with them. A lot of the ammo companies are trying hart to keep prices as normal as they can, but scarcity leads to competition which leads to increased prices. It’s a vicious circle and we are caught in the middle!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/13/20 01:15 AM

The ammo I just bought was actually a little cheaper than what I normally pay. Especially with free shipping. I can't complain as long as they actaully deliver it this time. It's looking good so far.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/14/20 05:55 PM

The package with some Asian cooking sauces arrived. I got some fish sauce, black bean paste, chili bean sauce, Korean soy sauce, shrimp paste, dark soy sauce and a few packages of Vietnamese rice noodles in different sizes.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/16/20 11:38 PM

Picked up a used KelTec CP33. I also have a Traditions G2 single shot in .357 headed my way.

Been thinking about something to replace the 10/22 I sold. I saw the CP33 for a pretty decent price and figured I give it a shot. I have a scout scope that will probably work fine as a pistol scope. It'll look pretty strange but I think it would be a good little pistol for plinking and maybe even small game. Might be a good option for a backpack gun.

The little .357 rifle was posted on a forum for a price I couldn't pass on. Deals like that usually get sniped in minutes but somehow it went for six hours until I saw it. I already have a few Handi Rifles and I like them a lot but the finish is not so great. If you are going to hunt with them have to baby them or they are going to rust up. I plan to get them duracoted at some point. But this new rifle has a stainless finish and is probably going to be a bit lighter rifle so for the price I figured I should grab it. Plus I've been trying to get some family members into hunting and I think this will be a good rifle I to start them with with. I already have scopes, rings, slings and such so this will get me a whole hunting rig for a couple hundred bucks. Had to do it lol...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/17/20 12:38 AM

Man you’re turning into a regular gun nut lazi. Good for you. Keep it up and you’ll have more than Tom in no time! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/22/20 06:22 PM

Patty got me a new IPad gen8 with a keyboard. It’s sweet. Now I’m looking forward to the WS-1020 and a Danny the Bull sheath.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/22/20 06:26 PM

Just looked and on the Danny site it said that they did not make the sheaths. I wonder who does?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/23/20 09:49 PM

I picked up some ammo crates. Not a bad price for 3 50cal cans and a crate. I should be able to chuck a bunch of ammo into a SXS or ATV and have it actually stay secure. Plus storage.



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Posted By: rth548

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/24/20 07:47 AM

I picked up a Charles Daly Honcho for the truck. It’s a 20 gauge but will still work nicely at close range. Similar to the shorty Remington 870 and Mossburg 500

https://www.charlesdaly.com/product.php?id=465
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/24/20 06:02 PM

Nice buy MB
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/24/20 06:03 PM

Todd, now all ya gotta do is put a”pistol” brace on it and you’re GTG! Oh, nice Shotty. And don’t forget a tac light for it.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/25/20 06:26 PM

Check out this ultralight sleeping bag for my get home bag. It is good to the 40 degree range and with a bivy I have coming...even lower. It's so small and light it's amaizing. It's a aegismax ultralight.

I have a couple oher bags that are much bigger and heavier that don't go much colder.

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Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/25/20 11:51 PM

Nice! Thats a cool lightweight down bag.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/29/20 07:49 PM

Cannae Phalanx Duty Pack...the backpack bug bit a little eek and I wanted something a little more tacticool. I like the looks of it but can appreciate the Mystery Ranch zipper system even more now.

A small ITS first aid kit. I'm really not into premade first aid kits, but I like this one. ITS (Imminent threat solutions) has some cool stuff...
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/31/20 05:08 PM

I picked up the Canik TP9SFX the other day. I haven't shot it yet but so far I'm liking the features. These are supposed to be a sort of competition ready Walther P99 or S&W SW99 clone that's being made in Turkey. I've always like the SW99 and P99 which is maybe why I like the M&P pistols as much as i do. I wanted to trick out my M&P CORE but I like it as a full size self defense option so I'm setting it up for that. So I got a this Canik and if it shoots then maybe I'll maybe see if I like it for plinking and maybe even dip my toes into some sort of competition shooting at some point. Otherwise I will call it a "truck gun" even even though it won't actually get left in my truck. The color does match my truck smile.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 10/31/20 06:14 PM

Color coordinated accessories are always a good bet.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/15/20 05:50 PM

I picked up a small portable safe. Vaultek Lifepod. It's kind of Gucci but I like it for a polymer safe. Digital code lock that has a loud enough snick to the lock that I can hear it lock and unlock. It holds a G-19 and a spare mag easily. They claim it will hold a G-17 but I'm not super sure I will try it out with a few more combos of pistols. They have a 24-inch steel cable to secure the safe in a car/truck. It's just enough to keep someone from doing a smash and grab or small hands from playing with a firearm.

It's odd but it's super handy since you can use it in your vehicle or house and is way more practical than it seems on the surface. At least I have a safer spot to store a pistol when I can't take it into a business. This one seems more secure and is a little larger than the metal one that I have.


Update:

I checked and it fits a full-size G-17/22 and barely but it does fit a G-45 with an RMR. both with a spare mag.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/15/20 09:59 PM

I think I saw a Facebook ad for that. Seems pretty handy.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/16/20 02:28 AM

I don't know that I would have gotten one if it weren't for my wife. She lost the key to my safe in the truck and didn't remember even having the key. So a keypad is nice and I got her one for her car as well. Can't ;ose the keypad and a backup key and power source is handy.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/24/20 01:45 PM

Bought a Google Pixel 5.

This will be my first new and up to date "nice" phone in maybe 10 years. I used to buy the latest greatest stuff but I realized there was zero return on that stuff and a year or two old phone did the job fine for a year or two. More money for guns and knives!

But, I have a few projects I want to work on so a newer phone will help with that.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/24/20 11:08 PM

I just received another 75 rounds of .44 mag ammo and some more leather.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/25/20 01:11 AM

Got first 2 boxes of 9mm in a looooong time! Price was ok...hope they get back to normal soon. Also 200 rounds of 7.62x39 and a little bit of 556.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/25/20 03:36 AM

Yup, things are ginning up for round three.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/28/20 12:32 PM

I picked up another ten pouches of Mountain House food and a "fighting Bowie".
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/28/20 12:57 PM

Aren’t all Bowies fighting knives? whistle confused confused
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/28/20 04:51 PM

I put a deposit down in this cargo trailer this weekend.

An 8.5 x 24 V-nose with a 7'6 tall rear door/ramp, 48' side door. 5200lb tandem axles. So I should never need any more trailer. Its weight limit is right about where my truck is rated.

I plan on using it for our move then converting it to a camper/toy hauler. It should be a decent project to keep me busy for a little while.

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Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/29/20 12:24 PM

I picked up a new edc backpack to replace my TT Removable Operator. It's a Grey Ghost Gear Throwback.

It's basically the same pack but with all the tactical bits removed making it more "grey man" I guess. They also added a front pocket and velcro inside the main pocket. I don't need the webbing and "Removable Operator" features but I really can use the front pocket and velcro panel.

I also picked up one of those tough water proof rubber/plastic zipper pouchs by 5.11. I'm hoping it will fit in the hydration area of the pack and give me another place to stick a few items.

Got some 5.11 AK mag pouches.

Got some Korean AK mags.

Got some Bison Cobra buckle belts.

I'm really liking this style of belt. These are a lighter build and not near as stiff as the ESS riggers belts that I picked up a while back. Maybe a little more edc ccw friendly when it comes to sitting down and getting in a vehicle. The plus with the stiffer belt is that it stays exactly the same. And with the cobra buckle I can take the pants off and put them back on without anything changing. So I will have to see which belts I prefer.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/29/20 10:22 PM

Cool MB. That will keep you occupied for a while.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/29/20 10:25 PM

Gettin ready for the change in command in January lazi? It wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/29/20 10:42 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Aren’t all Bowies fighting knives? whistle confused confused


Ray, the "fighting Bowies" generally have a short section of wide blade and a longer section of a narrower rakish design. It makes the knife lighter and quicker to handle. wink But you ARE correct in that all Bowies can be used for fighting.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/30/20 12:42 AM

Yeah, if you got forearms like Popeye! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/30/20 12:43 AM

All kidding aside Tom, would it be possible for you to post pics of both “styles”?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/30/20 06:10 AM

Maybe tomorrow.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/30/20 05:10 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Gettin ready for the change in command in January lazi? It wink

.
Nah, I just came across some good deals on that stuff.

The pack and the belts are just me trying to refine /develop a real edc system. As a fairly low maintenance type it apparently takes a global pandemic for me to think I need anything more than what I can put on my belt and stick in my pockets.

Stupid food and water making me soft! Next thing you know I can't leave home without the baby wipes!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/30/20 07:07 PM

Tom, I would like to see some pics too if you get a chance .
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 11/30/20 09:41 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Gettin ready for the change in command in January lazi? It wink

.
Nah, I just came across some good deals on that stuff.

The pack and the belts are just me trying to refine /develop a real edc system. As a fairly low maintenance type it apparently takes a global pandemic for me to think I need anything more than what I can put on my belt and stick in my pockets.

Stupid food and water making me soft! Next thing you know I can't leave home without the baby wipes!


That is why I carry my Maxped Fatboy or jumbo everywhere, a d keep a GHB in whichever vehicle we are in. Why just last week I had some ahem, stomach problems. There wasn’t any TP in the restroom. NO PROBLEM, I just rummaged around in my “Man Bag”, dug out some “baby wipes” and finished the job. grin

Always prepared, never surrender.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/01/20 03:43 AM

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Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/01/20 03:50 AM

Randy and Ray, here's a few pics showing the difference in the Bowies:

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There is a Fallkniven, GTI, Colt, and Busse Battle Pappy in the pics. I have also seen a "fighting Bowie" called a "Kentucky Bowie" in the Crazy Crow Trading Post catalog.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/01/20 05:45 AM

Thank you Tom.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/01/20 05:54 PM

Thanks, Tom.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/06/20 09:29 PM

I purchased 6 suppressors and tax stamps. The wait is killing me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/07/20 01:40 AM

Sheesh Mike, I struggle with just wanting one.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/07/20 05:39 AM

I picked up a couple of 35 bottle cases of water and some more "heat and eat" Progresso soups.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/14/20 03:50 AM

I just ordered some more face masks from Major Surplus/VOODOO Tactical
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/16/20 12:43 AM

Picked up a Leatherman Rebar. I like the size and tools it comes with...it's smaller and lighter than the Wave.

Thing is stiff though! Never needed a Leatherman that needed breaking in like this.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/16/20 12:58 AM

WD 40 ?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/16/20 03:10 AM

Rich, I got one last time we went to the Smoky Mts. I really like it.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/16/20 04:59 AM

I have a couple of teh Leatherman Rebars. They have become one of my favorite multi tools.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/16/20 10:03 AM

There's a lot to like with it- light, good variety of tools I went, smaller and comes at a good price.

It's loosening up but may need a little help.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/18/20 09:26 PM

Hanger for my chest rig and some medical supplies for it.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 12/30/20 07:04 PM

I just ordered a couple Blackhawk chest rigs.

At $15 I figured I could set one up for AK mags just to wear out at the range. The second one I plan to setup for hunting so I can get some stuff on and off easily and get a bunch stuff out of my pockets.

I've been all about carriers, belts, pouches, and such this past couple years. Been trying to get as much of my gear out organized and where I can get to it and use it.
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/01/21 06:52 PM

Ive really come to like the HPG heavy recon and umlindi combo, pricey but get what you pay for with quality.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/01/21 11:59 PM

Posted this somewhere else, but here is where it belongs.
It’s a Cane Masters Every Day Carry cane Plus. Yeah I know, but how do you put a price on something that might help protect you or even save your life. I ordered mine in Ox Blood color, a deep crimson red. Should be ready by second or 3rd week of this month. I got Hickory.
https://canemasters.com/cane-master-canes/custom-walking-canes/everyday-carry-cane-plus
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/02/21 03:26 PM

Forgot to say, my balance has been not all that great for a couple months. I have started using my other good cane and just got the bug for a new updated one. I figured with what might be coming down the pike I would go for something I can take anywhere and that has some “enhancements” to help the protection aspect of the cane.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/04/21 08:13 AM

I just ordered another case of Yoder's pre-cooked canned bacon and a case of Bega canned cheese.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/04/21 03:12 PM

Good to see you have the makings of a healthy diet there.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/04/21 03:51 PM

Been picking up some assorted kinds of meat ourselves. Other canned goods (veggies) we have enough to last us a couple days. wink
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/04/21 10:32 PM

I just ordered a Zero Tolerance ZT 0220. It came out about 4 years ago and I have always wanted one. I think it was discontinued sometime in 2020 and all of the regular online retailers had shown them as discontinued and not available. The only ones on ebay were selling for the introductory price or used. For about a year or so you could find one for about $50-$60 less than that. I broke my bag of searchfu managed to find one website with them for the discounted price.

Order is in. This is my second time ordering one and the last time the dealer got kind of screwy. I had to file a claim on them and it kind of soured me on buying the knife. I think this is a good first purchase for 2021.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/04/21 10:51 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Good to see you have the makings of a healthy diet there.



They are actually very versatile foods, and you NEED some fat in your diet when times are lean. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/05/21 05:24 PM

I have a few ZT knives and have been very satisfied.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/05/21 05:26 PM

I have a couple ZT blades as well one is a carbon fiber and the other is a brute. I keep that one in my GHB as a backup
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/05/21 08:18 PM

I got a email to contact them. I called and they said the order was cancelled due to billing addresses not match the card. So now it's reordered and on the way.

And the chest rigs have shipped.

I wish I was doing the kind of hunting that would justify something like a nice HPG chest rig. But I went hunting this past Saturday and of the 40 acre square I was hunting the best spot I found where I actually knew I would actually see a deer I could still look over and see my truck lol.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/05/21 08:47 PM

I also got a couple 18" Roasting pans.

I'm trying to have almost all my cookware be made in the USA. So when I find stuff on clearance or marked down then I'm all about it.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/06/21 03:01 AM

I'm a huge fan of the HPG chest rig. I always use it when I ATV or backpack. If I ever start rifle hunting again it will be going with me as well.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 05:50 AM

Chest rig came in and one is setup with the AK mags. It's actually working better than I originally thought. I might have to look at different slings but at least I have something to work with.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 06:15 AM

My ZT order had been cancelled again. It had been over a week a since the knife never showed back up on the website I wasn't even able to reorder. I just gave up on it and just decided it wasn't meant to be. Apparently the store I ordered from decided to process the order a different way. I just saw where my card was dinged and I also got a shipping notice. Hopefully next week I will have it in hand.

It's been a while. The last pocket knife I got was Dec. 2016 when I ordered the ZT 0350 that I currently carry. I didn't even realize it had been that long. It's a good little knife and I'm not about to retire it. I think the ZT0350 is a greatall around utility blade but I'm wanting to carry something a little more slicey and pointy these days
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 11:50 AM

Just got in a viking tactics sling...looks good.

Need to think about a sling for my ruger pc9 too
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 02:05 PM

Finally found a magazine tube extension for my Weatherby Threat Response (PA-459) 12ga. I’ve now got 8 rounds of calmness without a reload (counting one in the chamber) . Used to be a 5 round tube, now it’s 7. It is Carlsons for the Benelli Nova/super nova.

Oh, it sticks out past the muzzle about an inch or so which I am not happy about, but the extra 2 rounds are worth it. And it is steel not aluminum.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 02:08 PM

I really like the V-YTacs/Blueforce slings. One of the quickest and simplest slings to use. They are a solid choice.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 02:12 PM

You up early MB. GET USED TO RETIREMENT. Sleep in till at least 7.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 03:01 PM

LOL, This is sleeping in. I have been up at 6am since August
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
LOL, This is sleeping in. I have been up at 6am since August


SIX AM! You need therapy. Well I guess now they call it intervention.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 06:30 PM

I really can’t talk. The pup gets me up anywhere 4 and 7 to go outside. A lot of times I just stay up and then usually fall asleep in my recliner later in the afternoon.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/16/21 06:49 PM

This is the sling I have for my Beretta CX-4. I really like it and not I have a front sling mount will probably get another one.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/21 12:06 PM

Originally Posted by lazi
I got a email to contact them. I called and they said the order was cancelled due to billing addresses not match the card. So now it's reordered and on the way.

And the chest rigs have shipped.

I wish I was doing the kind of hunting that would justify something like a nice HPG chest rig. But I went hunting this past Saturday and of the 40 acre square I was hunting the best spot I found where I actually knew I would actually see a deer I could still look over and see my truck lol.




There's a 0220 up on the exchange at bf lazi.
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/21 01:27 PM

Thanks for the heads up but they managed to process the order and get it shipped. Says it'll be here Wed. 1/20. I bookmarked the link just in case.

USPS has been mighty flakey these last few months so who knows if I'll get it. Packages sit at the local distro here for weeks with no updates. Nothing has gone back yet but there was a thing a few years ago where they were sending my packages back. In fact when I think about it that's probably what happened with first ZT0220 I ordered. The company tried to charge me shipping to send it to me again and then tried to charge me a restocking fee for a refund. After I filed a claim they up and asked me did I still want to purchase the knife from them. I never replied.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/21 04:06 PM

I have been using the same style slings for 50 years. USGI. I liked the simplicity of the first one I used and then bought a bunch of government surplus and still using them. No bells and whistles like modern types but they work well for my purposes.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/21 04:33 PM

I agree Ray, some things are timeless. But since I don’t have a sling other than the V Tac, am used to it and like it, I will probably go with another one like it. I got the bungee version.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/17/21 08:21 PM

I have a vtac on my SA Edge and like it. Ordered an inexpensive simple one for the Ruger. Just want one to be able to sling it if needed and more importantly for me- to be able to practice transitioning to pistol from rifle (carbine).
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/18/21 11:08 AM

I just ordered some black water buffalo leather and a few other items from Tandy Leather.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/18/21 02:48 PM

Gettin fancy eh Tom?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/18/21 04:35 PM

Bought some hardware to finish making a wooden saw vise. My 150 year old vise is starting to feel its age.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/18/21 06:03 PM

Just finished reading Concrete Jungle by Clay Martin. He had a suggestion I liked for food/calorie prep for the kids- chocolate protein mix. I ordered a container.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/18/21 07:26 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Bought some hardware to finish making a wooden saw vise. My 150 year old vise is starting to feel its age.


Got it in your 30’s did ya Ray. grin wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 12:35 AM

^^^ BURN!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 12:41 AM

Hehe. Couldn’t resist. Gotta do something to relieve the stress.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 02:22 PM

Ray is like a fine wine ............ he gets better with age. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 02:23 PM

Good morning Yard. smile Foggy and cool out there today, but at least there isn't any snow.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 02:45 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Ray is like a fine wine ............ he gets better with age. wink


Yeah I know, but it’s still fun to mess with him. He can dish it out AND take it. What more can you ask for. (But don’t let him know I said that) grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 05:42 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Bought some hardware to finish making a wooden saw vise. My 150 year old vise is starting to feel its age.


Got it in your 30’s did ya Ray. grin wink

Yes I did. You don’t remember? You sold it to me when you retired from the Air Force.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 07:27 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Bought some hardware to finish making a wooden saw vise. My 150 year old vise is starting to feel its age.


Got it in your 30’s did ya Ray. grin wink

Yes I did. You don’t remember? You sold it to me when you retired from the Air Force.


Once again your failing memory caused you to make a false statement as if it were a fact.

I sold it to you two years before I retired, when I came to a reserve base up there on an inspection tour. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/19/21 11:22 PM

Oh man, it's getting DEEP! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 01:20 AM

Ya gotta overlook Ray. He thinks some guy named Vander built a university! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 06:14 AM

Just so he doesn't Yale too loud. wink smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 01:40 PM

Good oneTom.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 03:49 PM

Randy, I wasn’t born yet when you came up to dedicate Langley Air Force Base. I bet you miss flying Signal Corps No. 1.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 06:21 PM

Nah, don't really miss it at all. Patty calls me number one all the time. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 07:43 PM

^^^ Just as long as she doesn't call you late for supper! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/20/21 10:25 PM

Won’t happen at least for a while. With her being sick I’ve been doin the cookin. You won’t believe all the things you can do with potted meat. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/21 03:38 AM

My wife and I went out and bought our retirement gift. I didn't really expect to get this exact model but it been a dream toy of mine since they came out last year. I'm looking forward to exploring in this thing.

You're going to have to click the link it won't let me post the pic.

https://cdn1.polaris.com/globalasse...mance-red.png?v=81c0d8ed&format=webp
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/21 05:21 AM

M/B, that looks like a LOT of fun!!! Congrats! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/21 07:17 AM

I’d not call that an explorer vehicle, I’d call it an escape vehicle!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/21 05:30 PM

Looks expensive! Have fun.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/21 05:53 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I’d not call that an explorer vehicle, I’d call it an escape vehicle!


LOL, I would be lying if it hadn't looked at the cage and the bed and thought you could mount an M-60 to the cage, add some cross traps in the bed and have a technical. But I'm putting a roof on it so I can have some shade and a little protection from hail and rain. I settle for some creature comforts. I mean it has a glove box and cup holders. I didn't even have a cup holder in my squad car until 2016.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/21/21 06:16 PM

Here’s the 12ga with the Carlsons 8 shot extension.

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

I don’t like that it sticks out past the barrel, but the extension is steel so it should be good to go.

Now I have to figure out how to mount my TLR-1 LIGHT. I think I can mount a short Picatinny rail to the hand guard by drilling a couple holes in it and using steel Chicago screws.



Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/21 08:23 AM

Looks good! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/22/21 03:41 PM

Thanks Tom. But being so light it does let you know you’ve let off a round, specially if it’s a 3 inch.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/23/21 05:22 AM

I have a Remy 870 that shoots up to 3 1/2" loads, sure plays Hell on turkeys. smile
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/23/21 06:30 PM

Went to Cabelas at opening today and was able to pick up 500 rounds of 9mm and 200 of 556 at a fairly reasonable price. That was a nice relief. Think I've only been able to buy about 400 rounds of 9 since June. If I can buy like this 1-2x a month I'll feel much better about shooting.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/23/21 07:24 PM

Congrats Rich! I just found a 15 pack of slugs I didn’t know I had. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/23/21 10:51 PM

Get the ammo while you can! smile The socialist regime is sure to attack the firearms and ammunition industries, trying to dry it up.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/21 07:30 AM

I just picked up 400 rounds of 22@Walmart for about $60. CCI Stinger stuff, not the 525 round bricks, unfortunately. But ammo is ammo these days smirk

Also picked up 500 .277 90gr Speer Gold Dots ($84) for the 3 SPCs in the house, and 200 70gr .224 Sierras ($31), and six 308 mags for $15 each at Midway. I haven't bought anything like that for a few months. I have been building my reloading bench, and realized how few bullets I have of some calibers....I spent more than I ought smirk

Now I have to figure out how to sell some stuff to pay for my crimes...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/21 01:49 PM

Hehe, got any good pump 12ga SD shotguns? Oh and nice to hear from you again. It’s even a while.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/21 04:36 PM

Woo Hoo! Struck gold. M stepson is in Texarkana workin (UP Rail Road) and found some 12ga slugs! Federal trueball. $10.00 for a box of 5. Told him I would like 50-75. I also might possibly get 25 00buck out of the deal. The buck is running the same as the slugs. Cheapest I’ve found.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/29/21 09:33 PM

Randy, you could fall into a barrel of dog poop yet come out smelling like a rose! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/30/21 03:07 AM

Well Tom, Skunks ARE known for being rather stinky.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/30/21 05:45 AM

Good point! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 01/31/21 02:36 AM

Well, the one local small store had whole ribeyes on sale for three days, so I bought about 50# in three cryovac packages. Lots of nice thick steaks in our future. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/21 02:07 PM

I posted this over in the gun talk thread but I guess it actually belongs in this one, so here ya go.

Well they are gonna have a little bit less now Tom.

After I got outbid on that Weatherby I was wanting on Gun Broker (exceeded my self imposed limit for that gun), I found myself again surfing Al Gore’s internet.

I finally ran aground, after striking out on about a dozen sites and found myself piled up at a place Called GForce Arms. After giving their selection of Boom Sticks a couple of quick glances and deciding which model I liked, I contacted one of the semi-local gun stores and lo and behold, they had just gotten in a shipment and had a couple of the model I was looking at.


So off I went in my trusty little white Jeep Patriot and about 30 minutes later, never exceeding the speed limit of course grin, I walked in their front door.

After soliciting the services of one of their sales staff, I inquired about their Self Defense shotguns. After establishing that I was a man determined to fulfill my quest for a Pump shotgun suited for the aforementioned purpose, and establishing that it must, of course, be chambered in the highly esteemed 12 gauge, the ever so cheery and extremely helpful member of the sales force smiled broadly and beckoned foe me to follow him to another part of the store.

Upon arriving at the aforementioned section of the store reserved for the shoulder fired Self Defense weaponry he gladly displayed a couple of the firearms I had told him I was interested in perhaps purchasing. After informing him that I had determined that I wanted one with a true pistol grip but stock and Ghost ring rear sight, and reminding him it must be a pump he proudly displayed the only specimen fulfilling the requirements I had stipulated. I determined that it, after a careful examination that it did indeed meet my requirements for a firearm of this type and for the purpose for which it would be purchased. In addition, and unstated on the company website the Forearm comes with a built in Picatinny Rail that would allow for the mounting a Weapon light.

After procuring a BNIB version of the chosen firearm he begin to walk up to the check out counter. But before He could begin his journey to the point of renumeration I enquired into if they had any magazine extensions that would fit in this gun. After walking to the display where different types of extensions were located we opened up one of the clam shell packages after selecting an extension that fit on my Weatherby Semi-automatic (I had already determined that the thread pitch appeared similar). Well after a trial fit the tube was determined to be the correct one. All that will be necessary is to remove approximately 1/8 inch from the front of the muzzle end of the shotguns magazine tube and screwing on the new one after of course, installing the extended length magazine spring. I plan on accomplishing this task tomorrow.

After finally arriving at the “Point of sale” register and adding up the cost of the Items I had decided I wanted I determined that I would be purchasing the said firearm, a 12ga GForce Arms GF3T pump action shotgun PLUS a Carlson’s +3 round magazine extension tube AND a Streamlight TLR-1 Weapons light. I think they made a mistake but I got it all for $475.00. I am pleased so far and can’t really see any reasons for this to change. I hope it stays this way.

So at present, I have the Shotgun here at the house and the Weapons light is installed. Once I get the magazine extension installed I will have the shotgun I have wanted to acquire. This will give me 1 each of a pump and a semi-auto in both 20ga and 12ga.

I tried quite hard to “embilish” this story for your enjoyment and hope that it did bring a smile to your face, if for nothing more than to just allow you to shake your head and say “That Boy Ain’t Right”.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/21 03:58 PM

I'm still shaking my head. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/21 04:23 PM

Well at least it breaks the boredom. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/21 04:39 PM

Did Patty write that for you? Anyway I am glad that you got the one you wanted.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/02/21 06:35 PM

Nope writted it all mi self. grin
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/21 12:45 PM

Went a litttttle wild this week....got a Steiner 1-4 lpvo and a BCM Recce upper eek

Time to sling some steel to undo the damage to bank account!

The upper is very nice and has a kmr handguard which feels awesome. I'll get it out this week and see how it groups. The Steiner is nice too...great glass quality and LOVE the red dot. I see it so much clearer than my aimpoint. That will go on my best grouping AR I think. Had a mount in my closet for like 2-3 years....swore it was a qd mount and then I got it out- nope! Dang! Really want to be able to move it on and off with my Holosun 510c.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/21 02:45 PM

Soooo when you gonna start 3 gun competitions? I’m sure Mike can give you some pointers.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/07/21 04:26 PM

One of the clubs I'm in does 2 gun...but has been on hold due to covid. Might try a IDPA shoot next week
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/21 09:11 PM

Just picked up 50 rounds of 12ga. I feel like I stole it, $11.88! grin I’d do my happy dance but I wouldn’t want you to go blind wink
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/21 10:24 PM

Sweet- nice buy!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/08/21 10:37 PM

OK. So it was #7 shot. But it will do to help loosen up the action. I’ve got to really rack the action to get it to lock up. grin
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/21 06:41 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Just picked up 50 rounds of 12ga. I feel like I stole it, $11.88! grin I’d do my happy dance but I wouldn’t want you to go blind wink


I wouldn't have, since it was going to be in the privacy of your own bedroom, but now that you said that, I can't get the image out of my mind!

I need to buy some brain bleach...
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/21 03:21 PM

LOTS of it!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/10/21 10:13 PM

Be nice guys. You’ll hurt my feelings. Five gallons should work. grin wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/21 12:32 AM

Just barely! smile
Posted By: DogTired

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/21 05:04 AM

Just scored five gallons of brain bleach and I'm feeling fine!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/21 12:25 PM

Good to know that amount works! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/21 03:52 PM

Y’all are big ole mean bullies! cry Goodbye cruel world. Now if Dan were to come out with the Mini Taliwhacker or the the new and improved Scrap waki with the Regulator handle I might have a reason to continue whistle
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/21 08:24 PM

You WILL continue ............ you enjoy counting your money too much to NOT continue! smile smile smile
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/11/21 11:23 PM

120 rds of Wolf Gold 556...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/12/21 05:15 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
You WILL continue ............ you enjoy counting your money too much to NOT continue! smile smile smile


I DO NOT count my money. FAKE NEWS! I pay someone to do it for me. grin I just watch on the hidden camera. You can never be to careful you know.
wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/12/21 07:17 AM

^^^ Believable. smile
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/21 01:31 PM

What I end up when I get stuck inside too long.

[Linked Image from coppercustom.com]


Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/21 01:39 PM

Hoping to end up with this at some point.

[Linked Image from arsenalinc.com]
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/21 01:46 PM

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/16/21 08:47 PM

I agree, that IS Nice.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/21 02:54 PM

Nice! I love my Arsenal SAM7SF

Ended up buying an aimpoint acro for my G45

Also 6 suppressors and 7 tax stamps
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/21 04:32 PM

WOW!!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/21 04:47 PM

Must be nice to be rich huh Tom.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/21 05:42 PM

Ran across this on YouTube. No have not bought it, but I am thinking about it.

https://youtu.be/9RN4gbGMnx0
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/21 08:19 PM

very cool video. if you get it- lets us know how it works please
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/19/21 10:46 PM

For sure! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 03:06 AM

Wellll I maybe kinda sorta mighta got one of these instead, with a couple mods.

https://www.traditionalarcherybows.com/handmade_tactical_ko_katana_p58.html
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 06:40 AM

Looks pretty good Randy, and I KNOW that their Bowie is good. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 01:41 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Looks pretty good Randy, and I KNOW that their Bowie is good. wink


Hehe.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 01:44 PM

The owner, Chris, sounded really nice. He is going to put Fullers on the blade to lighten it up a bit and “rougher” handles like on the Defender’s Short Sword.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 03:32 PM

That sounds like fun. I've been tempted by some of his things for years.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 07:01 PM

Gopher it. grin when they come after you war wink mongers guns! Steel is all you’ll have left. AND, you won’t need ear protection! whistle
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 07:37 PM

Looks good, Randy but at your age can you even lift it let alone wave it around? After all, it is considerately heavier than your wobble pops.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 08:24 PM

I have a zero gravity device for it, so no problemo. grin Actually weight is why we decided on fullers to lighten it up a touch. I have a Zombie Tools Deuce III that weighs 3lbs 7oz that I can swing, just not as fast or controllable as I want to. This one being an inch and a half shorter and a pound lighter should be OK, I hope.

Besides, I am stronger than I look. Just stand down wind of me! grin wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/21/21 09:52 PM

Well, you ARE the Skunkhunter! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/22/21 03:10 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Well, you ARE the Skunkhunter! smile


Yes, but my first name isn’t Conan wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/22/21 02:19 PM

Not even the OLD Conan. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/22/21 04:40 PM

I can’t even chop wood too long with my heavy khukuri which weigh about 3-4 pounds. But my 18” and 20” combat khukuris weigh about 16 to 18 ounces and are very easy to wave around. My katanas aren’t heavy but I can’t do the forms anymore.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/22/21 06:47 PM

Combat kukri! I’ll give you my address. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/22/21 06:58 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Looks pretty good Randy, and I KNOW that their Bowie is good. wink



Tom, American or Dundee Bowie?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/22/21 10:21 PM

It looks more Dundee-like; it's a big, solid knife.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 12:15 AM

Yeah he has both listed in his site.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 12:17 AM

The American has an 11 1/4 inch bade and the Dundee is 9 1/8. If it is the one you posted somewhere for a comparison I think it is the American.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 02:51 AM

It IS "The American" model. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 04:32 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
It IS "The American" model. wink


I thought it was.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 12:23 PM

Pretty awesome knife.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 01:48 PM

Yup, I think that even Dundee would say Thas a knife.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 04:44 PM

I picked up the 18” Kobra khukuri. I already have the 20” and 25”. It only weighs 18 oz so should be easy to swing around. If you want to see it go to Himalayan Imports and click on Khukuri and then Kobra.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 06:54 PM

You can definitely tell it’s not a “chopper” version. Bet it will do it’s job.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 02/23/21 11:05 PM

Well I just got a S&W 617 4in 10rd K frame revolver and ordered a S&W performance center model 19 carry comp. gotta get the guns I can have to shoot and carry when the next ban hits 😂
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/01/21 10:37 PM

I bought some SS109 ammo from Midway.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/06/21 03:58 PM

I bought an Exotac nanostriker XL for my bob.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/10/21 09:23 PM

2 Plano 50 cal Ammo boxes for $16.00. Was able to combine 4 Ammo boxes worth into those 2.

Better than a G48 and carries better as well! grin
https://www.gunsitestore.com/product/firearms/colt-gunsite-cco/
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/21 12:24 AM

500 rds of 9mm...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/21 12:53 AM

Manufactured in 2012. Anodizing not even worn off the rails! Shows no indication of being shot really. My best purchase yet. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/21 05:53 AM

Way to go Randy! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/21 03:14 PM

I had contacted Gunsite about it and they said I got a really good deal on it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/21 07:19 PM

Good one Randy. I used to have a Colt Officer’s model and liked it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/11/21 07:54 PM

Ray, I had an officers model way way back in the ‘80s. Carried nice, but didn’t really care for that short of a bbl. SEVERAL years later I got a Springfield V10 ultra compact. Shot nice and carried well. BUT when I qualified with it and it took wood off the barricade position, I got rid of it because I didn’t want it doing to me what it did to the barricade.

I guess now that I think about it more, I’ve had 6 or maybe 7 1911 pistols over the years, and this is the best one. And the somewhat rarity is a plus. Now I just need a set of Ivory Micarta slimline compact grips with a Templar Knight or the Gunsite Raven on them. (girls ain’t the only ones that like a little bling) grin


As a side note, I once had a Cylinder & Slide Hi Power that he worked on for me when I was stationed in Omaha. STUPIDLY I got rid of it the second time I went over seas. Crazy with his reputation, but back then I bet his shop wasn’t but about 30 X 40 or so, maybe.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/21 07:04 PM

I would have liked to have that Hi Power in my collection. I never had one.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/12/21 08:06 PM

It was nice. I don’t like the newer ones.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/19/21 03:14 AM

FINALLY found some 45 Ammo. A hundred rounds for a Buck a pop! But I was able to get it for 80. Still way to much, but I need some practice Ammo. Don’t want to be shooting my Federal HST duty Ammo for practice rounds. But I got a nice gun to shoot them through. grin Oh and I got a Fobus belt holster for $24.00. Guess I came out OK on that one. And yes, it is new.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/21 02:56 AM

OK. Heard back from Colt today. Said their archives showed they made 100 of that particular gun for Gunsite. Guess maybe I did do OK after all.

Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/24/21 01:36 PM

Randy, you ARE an old pirate! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/25/21 06:15 PM

Guess that Colt has to live in the safe. It’s too valuable to carry.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/25/21 09:12 PM

Nope, carry it every day so far. Later will probably put it in and take out my Glock 48. BUT I could carry my Ruger 1911CMD or my Full size Colt1991A1 I had “Modified”. Decisions decisions. grin wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/26/21 12:11 PM

Must be nice! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/26/21 03:20 PM

Hehe, it is. smile. Seriously, I have been very fortunate. I didn’t have a “plan” for things to go like they have, was just fortunate that it just happened. And as a plus it has allowed us to help out some folks having a lot tougher times than us a few times.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 03/28/21 02:44 PM

Ordered a Haley Strategic inforce light for an AR and new safariland holster for my 34.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/04/21 03:28 PM

600 rounds of 556 and 200 of 9...that was priced too high. Cabelas is creeping up now too it seems....
Posted By: rth548

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/13/21 10:18 PM

I picked up an ESEE CR 2.5 the other day. Very nice small fixed blade. Almost like a scalpel with a great handle. I highly recommend one.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 04/14/21 01:24 PM

That’s a nice looking little knife Tod. Congrats.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/21 08:16 PM

I bought the metal hardware to make a replica of a French saw from the 1700’s to resaw thick stock into thinner planks. The best part is that it has a 36” blade.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/05/21 09:07 PM

Mothers' Day gift for your wife??? smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/21 04:39 PM

No. She doesn’t like woodworking. I bought her a water bath canning system and a new rake.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/06/21 09:17 PM

Ray, you are ALL heart! smile smile smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/07/21 03:13 PM

Thank you, thank you.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/21 12:43 AM

We should all aspire to Ray’s caring and devotion to his wife. We would all be better husbands. whistle
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/21 11:41 AM

But some of us would live a shorter life!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/21 04:30 PM

Her birthday is coming up. I think some masonry tools are a good choice. I need a nice wall and perhaps a barbecue pit.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/21 04:57 PM

That really sounds nice Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/08/21 09:06 PM

Sounds good Ray; you can relax in the lounger while she barbecues the food. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/21 02:39 AM

Benchmade Mel Pardue model 530. ALMOST a copy of my old Benchmade model 350 (it is the partly serrated blade) it still said Bali-Song in the Butterfly wings. It real sure how old it is but I bought it back in the ‘90s.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/21 10:58 AM

Back when you were in your 60's ? smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/21 01:00 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Back when you were in your 60's ? smile


63 to be exact. mad wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/21 09:34 PM

Well, I will be happy to receive my two Yard knives. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/11/21 09:45 PM

Heck, didn’t pay quite half of what one cost. For some reason it just didn’t sing to me.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/21 11:44 AM

I heard an entire choir singing to me. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/21 08:21 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I heard an entire choir singing to me. smile


You need to lay off that full spectrum hemp extract. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/21 10:14 PM

Not my style on the extract, but definitely on the steel addiction! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/12/21 10:15 PM

I just oredered some more SS109 ammo from Midway. wink
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/21 08:13 AM

I went out scavenging for gas, ammo, toilet paper, bottled water, and Dawn dishwashing liquid yesterday.

Funny how when everybody doesn't go out buying the same stuff at the same time you can usually find what you are looking for. smile up
Posted By: lazi

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/21 08:29 AM

I also bought a nice pair of Allen Edmonds boots.

[Linked Image from vogue-trading.com]

I'm not a dress up kind of guy. I don't even own a nice suit. But I also don't own any tennis/basketball shoes and never dress all bummie either. So I saw these and figured I could add a nice pair of boots to the top end of my footwear selection. I liked the oxford look with the wingtip detail. I only wear boots of one sort or another and I don't particularly like slick bottoms on my footwear. So this dress boot style upper with the lug sole has style and function right where I like it.

Can get all dressed up for date night at the tactical gun range!!! smile

I might even think about getting a nice suit now.[Linked Image from cdn.shopify.com]

Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/21 10:11 AM

Just what every well-dressed shooter needs. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/16/21 01:18 PM

Done the suit thing. I am MUCH more comfortable in boots, jeans and a pull over shirt of some kind. (I DO reserve my SkunkHunter T-shirt for special occasions though. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/21 11:34 AM

Randy, don't forget the skivvies. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/21 12:59 PM

Well, those get changed once a month need it or not. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/17/21 10:57 PM

So often ???? smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/23/21 12:36 AM

I had some Cabelas bucks and decided to try and make a water bottle" oh crap" kit for my SxS.

I picked up a XL/2 person SOL bivy, A hank of Fire Cord, A small first aid kit, a NanoStriker XL and a Spyderco Bow River knife. All of it should fit in/on a Metal Nalgene bottle that I already have. The knife may have to be lashed on with the firecord though. It's a little longer than I thought it would be. I think I'll have room to put in a SOL 2 person emergency blanket/shelter if I lash the blade to the outside.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/23/21 12:22 PM

Don’t forget to add a couple more bandaids. Oh and a small septic pencil. You wouldn’t believe how handy those things can be. I have one in each of my kits and in the medicine cabinet.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/23/21 01:36 PM

The first aid kit is just a snivel kit and is surprisingly decent. I keep a blowout kit under the drivers seat. The bonus to being retired. I had a lot of blowout kits when I was working so they have found new homes among my rec gear.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/23/21 05:38 PM

Bought 2 dozen bolts for my crossbow. At least they are not in short supply.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/23/21 10:35 PM

I have a Spyderco Province knife due in this week, and I received my BZK towelletes Friday.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/24/21 01:39 AM

Scored a Bergera B-14R .22LR trainer. Should be a ton of fun with a can for the family.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/25/21 06:41 PM

I received y Spyderco Province today and I am very impressed! smile
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/25/21 08:19 PM

That is a big ol bowie! Congrats!

Bet that 4v works out well.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/25/21 09:36 PM

Checked it out yesterday and all I can say is Wow Tom.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/21 08:47 AM

My new G2 gunrunner pack should ship today! Should be a nice upgrade for rucking and competitive shooting needs.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/21 06:01 PM

Nice knife, Tom.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/26/21 06:09 PM

Thanks Ray. smile It's VERY sharp with a great tip and comfortable handle. I like the blade thickness and that it is CPM4V
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/27/21 12:51 AM

I have a Spyderco Shaman coming!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/27/21 05:56 AM

The only other Spyderco knife I have is the Tenacious folder, but both are beautifully made. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/27/21 02:32 PM

The tenacious is a good blade, but if you want a brute, check out the L’il Temperance, another really nice blade. Unfortunately they don’t make them any more but I have a spare, I like it so much.
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 05/29/21 09:54 AM

2 new optics. Got a Primary Arms 2x Prism scope for 16" upper. It is better than I thought it would be...better glass, eye relief and the illumination is super bright. Also did decide to get Eotech and will be ordering prescription shooting glasses. That is on the new 14.5" and it is awesome!


Had them both out yesturday and am totally pleased. The donut of death is so much faster and more accurate for me than a red dot. I love the Holosun 510c for various roles, but the light is emitted from the rear of it and could be blocked by rain/dirt...whatever.

Am getting the hang of a 2x with one ups...getting used to it quicker than I thought I would. That is a versatile little optic.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/14/21 12:20 AM

Yeah I love the donut of death I have in my acogs, EOTech, and holosun.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/19/21 03:43 PM

Got my CRKT Jenny Wren. Not a bad little (10 oal) tomahawk. Got it strapped to one of my GHB’s along with a 411. Now it would be real nice if Dan would make one similar to it, but 13-14 inches overall. A 3-3.5 primary edge with about a 3inch spike off the other end. Res C handle would be perfect for it. Call it the Attack Dog! He’d make a fortune. grin

Come on Dan! We NEED this. All the Dogs need some way of protecting ourselves and the innocent who are unable to protect themselves. We ARE all guard dogs, right.

The soon to be coming “Dogs Tooth” sword and the Attack Dog would make a perfect set of blades for all kinds of scenarios.
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/19/21 06:31 PM

Attack dog.. thats genious
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/19/21 06:32 PM

How about the k-9 .. maybe a 9" mini hawk . "Killer 9"
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/25/21 05:50 PM

I ordered a couple of TNT's. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/25/21 11:48 PM

I’ll have coming to me in “Two Weeks” a 621. And in only “Two Weeks after that a TNT-15 RAW DOG! So by the end of July I’ll have two new SYKCO blades. wink grin
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/26/21 08:21 PM

You got inside info.. only 4 weeks on the tnts... ??!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/26/21 09:26 PM

It’s a joke. 2 weeks equates to who knows in Busse time. grin
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/21 02:45 AM

NOT a funny joke skunky ..;)
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/21 02:46 AM

How ya likin the 621 ? Thats one ill have to come across in the exchange forsure
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/21 03:14 AM

621’s haven’t started shipping yet.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/27/21 03:15 AM

The WS1020 was the last one I got.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/29/21 11:22 PM

WAY to much. I’m into 4 figures what with the knives, sword and sheath. Oh yeah Tactical Tomahawk.

And that’s just the stuff I Needed. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/21 01:36 AM

That's a good START Randy. wink smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/21 04:20 AM

Ha! Maybe for you and your brothers Bill, Warren and Jeff. I was gonna say mark, but he’s a wimp.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/21 11:33 AM

It figures that you know those guys on a first name basis. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/21 12:17 PM

grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/21 01:40 PM

I guess all of you wealthy guys stick together. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 06/30/21 02:59 PM

Nah, snowflakes make it hard to see so I try to not deal with them to much except for some tiny ones like Lt. Rich. But he’t really a Dino even though he doesn’t want to admit it. grin wink

OK, he’s a Lino. Don’t want to offend any one. wink
Posted By: RN

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/02/21 11:51 AM

Whaaaaa? How did I get pulled into this one? Came over to post in the firearms thread and called a lino/dino?! Randy!

Liberals can be gun owners too...and enjoy fishing, knives and the outdoors...and serve in the military! cool smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/02/21 01:10 PM

Oh how times have changed! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/22/21 11:27 PM

https://www.blackarchholsters.com/products/protos-m

For this little Kitty
https://www.springfield-armory.com/hellcat-series-handguns/hellcat-3-micro-compact-handguns/
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/25/21 07:51 PM

Oooo nice !!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/25/21 10:29 PM

Now for accessories. I’m thinking of some kind of RDS. BUT, remember they have to adhere to the shield footprint.
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/21 01:02 AM

Man i wish i lived in a (mostly) free country like you smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/21 01:23 AM

Take a look at the RMR cc. Pricey but the best Small RDS on the market right now.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/21 02:18 AM

KINDA pricey? They want about about 200 more for that RDS than I paid for the Gun! I was thinking less than half that. Shield has some from $233.00 up to about a hundred bucks more.

SA is sellin the HEX Wasp (For the Hellcat) for $280.00 And there are a couple others like J Point and Crimson trace for right around 3.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/21 03:27 AM

LOL, they ain't cheap.

My duty pistol that I retired with had more in sights and lights than the gun costs. But I know the RMRs work and are tough. We broke everything else in testing.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/26/21 01:50 PM

Oh I hear ya MB. But I think that in my case, and being about half way between 67 and 68 I’m not gonna be ANY WHERE near as rough in it as you young bucks were. Bout the worse thing I can think of is maybe knocking it in the side of the door or the shelf.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/27/21 02:08 AM

The easiest damage we saw was drops that hit the optics.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/27/21 03:20 AM

I’m thinking real hard about the SA HEX Wasp
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/28/21 09:42 AM

I ordered a Silky KatanaBoy saw off eBay.
Posted By: Twoody88

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/28/21 10:04 PM

I got the dog a de shedding brush and kit. He hates it.. i tried to sneak the brush down for a few strokes between petting him and instant 0-100 kujo. Hes usually attached to my hip, hasnt come to me when i call him since i tried to trick him the last time yesterday morning frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/29/21 11:31 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I ordered a Silky KatanaBoy saw off eBay.

I have a couple of smaller Silky saws. Very nice saws but that KatanaBoy is huge. And expensive!!!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/29/21 07:57 PM

It IS expensive but Silky saws are great! wink I ordered the saw just hours before the DB-721 was announced, so no new knife for me. But the KatanaBoy will get used a lot around here.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/29/21 11:04 PM

Just looked it up, YIKES! Of course you got the 1000mm version. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/30/21 12:00 PM

500 smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 07/31/21 09:36 PM

Had my fav GSO (gun store owner), try and find me one of those Hex Wasp RDS for my Hellcat.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/21 02:27 AM

Well, couple weeks ago.
https://www.umarexusa.com/umarex-origin-22-cal-pcp-air-rifle-with-high-pressure-air-hand-pump

And this came in yesterday
https://leapers.com/index.php?act=p...&midx=2427&allids=2425_2424_2427

BUT I didn’t pay what they are showing.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/21 12:59 PM

I have been thinking about getting a PCP but need an electric compressor because I can’t handle a hand pump. But a good compressor is expensive - for me anyway.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/21 01:03 PM

I have bought a heating pad, cold packs, a reacher/grabber, and a walker. The walker didn’t have a cup holder installed and I can’t find one big enough for the Foster’s can.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/15/21 02:30 PM

Have someone knit you one Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/21 12:08 AM

Dave Brown could make you one out of Kydex as he is very creative. Just have him send his bill to Skunk. wink ........................................ smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/21 12:40 AM

Haha, funny on you. Skunk isn’t my real name! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/21 05:05 AM

OK then, send the bill to SkunkHunter. smile smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/21 02:39 PM

Oops!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? - 08/16/21 11:27 PM

Busted ! smile smile smile
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