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    got a new knife to match the rifle in progress too knifesmall.jpg
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    Nice upper! Thought you were going with green on it? Looks good, though!

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    And T-AD, I'm assuming the HK clips would work fine. I'll shoot you an email when I decide to purchase, and I'll try to send some folks your way that need a sling.
    Much obliged! Feel free to pass the info along to anyone interested. As general info, I take cash, check, money order, PayPal, or ammo. HA!!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    That's a cerakote finish right, E? That's a nice looking upper, buddy. What are you gonna thread on the end?

    I'm a big fan of the Magpul FDE color.



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  4. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    got a new knife to match the rifle in progress too knifesmall.jpg
    I have one of these; great knife.

    I've found that "Spyderco" is my go-to EDC company now. Their blades are simply fantastic.... Lightweight, sharp, good steel, ergonomic, and hold a great edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    That's a cerakote finish right, E? That's a nice looking upper, buddy. What are you gonna thread on the end?

    I'm a big fan of the Magpul FDE color.


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    actually, its duracoat on the upper + barrel, and that's the hard anodized color on the quadrail. did the duracoat myself, not too bad. I went with this as a muzzle comp 734627.jpg its also duracoated FDE, but I screwed up on that piece and some of the front face had some of the duracoat scraped off. can't decide yet whether to just sand the face clean and leave the duracoat on the rest, or remove all the duracoat.
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  6. Never enough
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    And I was all over the place colorwise, at one point was just going to leave it black. The lower will come cerakoted magpul FDE finally settled on that with just black accents here + there.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    And I was all over the place colorwise, at one point was just going to leave it black. The lower will come cerakoted magpul FDE finally settled on that with just black accents here + there.
    Nice work. I used duracoat on a few guns this past summer. It was my first experience with it, and it really is a trial and error process. The prep is absolutely paramount to a good outcome. At first, I tried the all-in-one duracoat spray kit. It came out ok, but my OCD wasn't satisfied. I bought an air compressor with an air brush and did it that way the second time; Much better outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    Nice work. I used duracoat on a few guns this past summer. It was my first experience with it, and it really is a trial and error process. The prep is absolutely paramount to a good outcome. At first, I tried the all-in-one duracoat spray kit. It came out ok, but my OCD wasn't satisfied. I bought an air compressor with an air brush and did it that way the second time; Much better outcome.
    I bought the kit with the preval sprayer, worked out ok. I wasn't too worried about parts prep as everything was brand new, so just some brake cleaner and the harsh scrubbing pad they included, plus 600 grit sandpaper on the stainless. I did the buffer tube too, so the only parts that won't be fde are the ejection port cover, the safety levers, the trigger, and for now the pistol grip and stock. I think it will be pretty sharp like that, we'll see
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  9. IC,

    Botachtactical got some Glock 21, 22, and 23 mags in for $25 shipped. Good deal for the times. These won't last long.

    http://www.botachtactical.com/gl2145acp13m.html



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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    IC,

    Botachtactical got some Glock 21, 22, and 23 mags in for $25 shipped. Good deal for the times. These won't last long.

    Glock 21 45ACP 13rd Magazines Gen4



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    Looks like they're OOS already...have you ordered from them before? I've heard some real nasty things about them in another forum I'm on. I'd be a little hesitant to purchase from them.

    Thanks for the heads up though! I definitely need to get some.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Looks like they're OOS already...have you ordered from them before? I've heard some real nasty things about them in another forum I'm on. I'd be a little hesitant to purchase from them.

    Thanks for the heads up though! I definitely need to get some.
    Anytime!

    I've ordered tons of stuff over the years and never had any major issues. During the whole "craze" I think they poorly managed upfront with backorders and really screwed themselves. They seem to have fixed it though and not had any similar issues since. I think some people are just impatient as well and don't realize that things happen. There were countless very large gun merchandise etailers that had their sites go down due to unbelievable overload; some sites even voluntarily went down until they caught up.

    Either way, they get a thumbs up from me. They typically ship pretty fast and you can't beat the free shipping. They seem to be one of the better vendors right now in receiving stock on a regular basis. Even if you don't own a Glock yet, the mags alone are worth their weight in gold; especially when the shtf.

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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    Anytime!

    I've ordered tons of stuff over the years and never had any major issues. During the whole "craze" I think they poorly managed upfront with backorders and really screwed themselves. They seem to have fixed it though and not had any similar issues since. I think some people are just impatient as well and don't realize that things happen. There were countless very large gun merchandise etailers that had their sites go down due to unbelievable overload; some sites even voluntarily went down until they caught up.

    Either way, they get a thumbs up from me. They typically ship pretty fast and you can't beat the free shipping. They seem to be one of the better vendors right now in receiving stock on a regular basis. Even if you don't own a Glock yet, the mags alone are worth their weight in gold; especially when the shtf.
    Then I'll keep my eye on their inventory and give them a shot.

    I really may have to just suck it up and not make any firearm-related purchases for a couple months. I had to deplete some of my emergency cash recently for some truck repairs and a medical bill. I'm pretty anal with having a set amount in the savings account. I'm also trying to buy as much silver as I can afford to within reason. Add in some other expenditures and there isn't too much to go around.

    Additionally, my wife is super frugal; she hardly ever buys anything for herself. I feel a little guilty even though she never brings up my hobbies in a negative way. I'd like to get her something nice. Even just some new things for Summer.

    Even as a kid my mother always used to tell me I have expensive taste. I was pretty simple, but I always wanted the best. Cigars, beer, powerlifting, computers and guns are my hobbies...not a single thing is cheap.
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    if you guys have never shopped this place http://www.bigsupplyshop.com/ their in stock out of stock is accurate, most orders ship same day, and their prices at least on some things are totally crazy, as much as 15-20% under the next cheapest. That troy quad rail on my build above is a 13.8" and was 195, midway sells it for 240
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  15. So, get this crap...

    I got an email from Aim Surplus that they had Wolf 223 in stock ($5.99/bx of 20)...been waiting for this moment forever. Hit my inbox at 9:53pm, and I clicked the link at 9:57pm (yes, I looked). - Much to my displeasure, the site was so disastrously bogged down that I couldn't place my order. By the time things were up and running again, it was out of stock.

    I don't understand how so many people were able to wade through that mess.

    Fortunately my 223 is not my go-to rifle, and I have a fair supply of that caliber, but man that irked me. Couldn't even navigate the webpage due to the traffic.

  16. BTW, does anyone here have experience with the HK P30? - I have a Serpa CQC holster for my FNP-40 that is actually made for a P30; decided to look the gun up only to find some exceptional reviews. Looks like quite the nice piece.

    Still, I don't know if I'd opt for that over the G17. I keep telling myself I need to get that gun due to its versatility and parts availability.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    So, get this crap...

    I got an email from Aim Surplus that they had Wolf 223 in stock ($5.99/bx of 20)...been waiting for this moment forever. Hit my inbox at 9:53pm, and I clicked the link at 9:57pm (yes, I looked). - Much to my displeasure, the site was so disastrously bogged down that I couldn't place my order. By the time things were up and running again, it was out of stock.

    I don't understand how so many people were able to wade through that mess.

    Fortunately my 223 is not my go-to rifle, and I have a fair supply of that caliber, but man that irked me. Couldn't even navigate the webpage due to the traffic.
    I had the same thing happen last night and couldn't get through with the .223. They had 7.62x39 earlier in the day that I could have jumped on without any site issues, but I passed. AIM is one of the better places right now; as they get stock in more frequently than the rest it seems; and they're one of the very few that isn't ripping you off either with inflated prices claiming "supply and demand." It's happened a few times recently where the site gets so overloaded that it can't handle the traffic volume and crashes. Yet somehow, people are still ordering...

    This whole "ammo shortage" is starting to become annoying. Not only that, it honestly doesn't make any sense either at this point. You have ammunition manufacturers that are working at full capacity (24 hours/day some of them.) and somehow, there's still little to nothing. I honestly believe that many of these retailers have the ammo, but are only releasing it a little at a time to play off the "supply and demand" marketing tactic. I don't believe for a second that this current situation is as bad as it looks from the outside looking in. Not only are the ammo manufacturers working at full capacity in this country, but we import a ****LOAD of ammo as well (Wolf, Golder Tiger, Fiocchi, Prvi Partisan, Tulammo, Sellier and Bellot, etc); that's not even counting the HUGE amount of foreign military surplus we import (primarily 7.62x54R) right now.

    Ammo isn't even lasting 10-15 minutes on most sites when it's posted. AIM had over 20,000 rounds (with a buying restriction of 500 rounds/order) of 7.62x39 a few weeks back that was sold out in less than 15 minutes. That is just absolutely ridiculous. I have plenty of stored ammo, but I'm not pulling from it to go target shoot.


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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post

    I had the same thing happen last night and couldn't get through with the .223. They had 7.62x39 earlier in the day that I could have jumped on without any site issues, but I passed. AIM is one of the better places right now; as they get stock in more frequently than the rest it seems; and they're one of the very few that isn't ripping you off either with inflated prices claiming "supply and demand." It's happened a few times recently where the site gets so overloaded that it can't handle the traffic volume and crashes. Yet somehow, people are still ordering...

    This whole "ammo shortage" is starting to become annoying. Not only that, it honestly doesn't make any sense either at this point. You have ammunition manufacturers that are working at full capacity (24 hours/day some of them.) and somehow, there's still little to nothing. I honestly believe that many of these retailers have the ammo, but are only releasing it a little at a time to play off the "supply and demand" marketing tactic. I don't believe for a second that this current situation is as bad as it looks from the outside looking in. Not only are the ammo manufacturers working at full capacity in this country, but we import a ****LOAD of ammo as well (Wolf, Golder Tiger, Fiocchi, Prvi Partisan, Tulammo, Sellier and Bellot, etc); that's not even counting the HUGE amount of foreign military surplus we import (primarily 7.62x54R) right now.

    Ammo isn't even lasting 10-15 minutes on most sites when it's posted. AIM had over 20,000 rounds (with a buying restriction of 500 rounds/order) of 7.62x39 a few weeks back that was sold out in less than 15 minutes. That is just absolutely ridiculous. I have plenty of stored ammo, but I'm not pulling from it to go target shoot.

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    The government is creating an artificial shortage by purchasing billions of rounds. Pretty good way to keep ammo out of the hands of citizen.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by fightbackhxc View Post
    The government is creating an artificial shortage by purchasing billions of rounds. Pretty good way to keep ammo out of the hands of citizen.
    It was all through a private government contractor though (Evian Group Inc), so it still doesn't add up with all the domestic ammo companies we have here in the states (and foreign) working at near/full capacity right now on a daily basis.

    Their ammo build up is obviously gearing up for "something" domestically; that's for sure. Even the mainstream media has finally started reporting/questioning it.....FINALLY!

    1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation - Forbes

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  20. Yeah they also need to ask about the armored vehicles being purchased
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    keep an eye out for 308 at that kinda prices for me ****s expensive. I'm ready to buy a reloading setup as soon as I have the spare money. By the looks of it, it would pay itself back in maybe 3 trips to the range. I had that same thing happen though at Midway, multiple times. Get the email, click the link inside of the same minute that it shows them sending it, already sold out.
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  22. Economic collapse = Riots and Plundering
    Economic collapse + guns + politicians with no accountability for their actions = Mobs of Americans throwing a beating on Big Brother

    We keep printing money and we collapse the dollar; we stop printing money and we collapse the dollar. - Either way it's coming.

  23. It's a shame that the ammo is being bought up and that they're gearing up for war. Funny thing is, I truly believe that when the orders are given (not IF, mind you), those who do the duty will remember the oath, not the orders. They'll be overthrowing themselves. Fingers crossed, anyway...

    My main source for ammo is still good ol' Walmart. I don't buy much, don't get to shoot much anyway, and will nab a box whenever I can find it. Still glad that I ditched my 9mm last year for the 45, cause atleast I can find that every now and again. I don't understand why .22 is gone, though. What possible need would the gov't have for .22??? And it looks like even basic shotgun target load is disappearing. Pathetic!!!


    Switching gears, but question for you guys. An AR is out of my price range, and I don't really want one anyway. I had thought about getting an AK, but they've all but disappeared now, too. I know a place that had 3 SKS's in stock a little while back, and they're small enough to probably still have them. What's the lowdown on 'em??? Same caliber as the AK, I know it won't be terribly easy to find ammo, but thought it might be worth snagging one if I can. They're Yugo, still covered in goooooo and have the bayonets attached - basically right out of the crate guns. The lady had 3 of 'em for $450 each, which I think is a pretty dang good price, all things considered these days. I wanted to make a "fancy" gun out of it - strip the wood furniture off and go modern with it. Thoughts on SKS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-AD View Post
    Switching gears, but question for you guys. An AR is out of my price range, and I don't really want one anyway. I had thought about getting an AK, but they've all but disappeared now, too. I know a place that had 3 SKS's in stock a little while back, and they're small enough to probably still have them. What's the lowdown on 'em??? Same caliber as the AK, I know it won't be terribly easy to find ammo, but thought it might be worth snagging one if I can. They're Yugo, still covered in goooooo and have the bayonets attached - basically right out of the crate guns. The lady had 3 of 'em for $450 each, which I think is a pretty dang good price, all things considered these days. I wanted to make a "fancy" gun out of it - strip the wood furniture off and go modern with it. Thoughts on SKS?
    Well, they are the poor man's AK for reference sake, last time I bought an SKS I paid $130 and thought it was too much... They are fairly reliable, come apart easily to clean. Best bet if you choose to buy one is to get the manuals, thoroughly disassemble every part that can be disassembled, degrease it all then relube + put back together. I've known people who use them for hunting as its a big enough caliber for a deer, and its a pretty sturdy gun. Christ, I wonder what my MAK90 and the 100 round drums would be worth in your neck of the woods if SKSs are going for that much. I saw the 75 round crappier drums selling for $250 last gun show here. Its insane out there.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Economic collapse = Riots and Plundering
    Economic collapse + guns + politicians with no accountability for their actions = Mobs of Americans throwing a beating on Big Brother

    We keep printing money and we collapse the dollar; we stop printing money and we collapse the dollar. - Either way it's coming.
    Exactly. I just shake my head when I hear people say, "That will never happen." They either don't understand economics or they're just a moron in general. Largely, the media has done its job for big brother by trying to keep them in the dark all together, or redirecting their focus. Gun control will always be at the top of their agenda. The know they can't truly get what they want until they disarm the people; which will never happen without a fight.

    The more the economy sucks, the more reliant people become on them for survival...which is exactly what they want. We simply cannot keep spending like we do and increasing our national debt at an exponential rate. Our dollar devalues by the day. When the dam finally breaks, all these people that were depending on the government to take care of them like children are going to wish they had prepared for what was clearly written on the wall; because they're gonna be on their own.

    Desperate people will lead to riots, looting, pillage, murder, etc. Guns/ammo/food/water will be worth more than anything at that point. I'm always reminded by my old boyscout motto: "Always be prepared."

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  26. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Economic collapse = Riots and Plundering
    Economic collapse + guns + politicians with no accountability for their actions = Mobs of Americans throwing a beating on Big Brother

    We keep printing money and we collapse the dollar; we stop printing money and we collapse the dollar. - Either way it's coming.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    Exactly. I just shake my head when I hear people say, "That will never happen." They either don't understand economics or they're just a moron in general. Largely, the media has done its job for big brother by trying to keep them in the dark all together, or redirecting their focus. Gun control will always be at the top of their agenda. The know they can't truly get what they want until they disarm the people; which will never happen without a fight.

    The more the economy sucks, the more reliant people become on them for survival...which is exactly what they want. We simply cannot keep spending like we do and increasing our national debt at an exponential rate. Our dollar devalues by the day. When the dam finally breaks, all these people that were depending on the government to take care of them like children are going to wish they had prepared for what was clearly written on the wall; because they're gonna be on their own.

    Desperate people will lead to riots, looting, pillage, murder, etc. Guns/ammo/food/water will be worth more than anything at that point. I'm always reminded by my old boyscout motto: "Always be prepared."
    Exactly why Im glad to be a country boy.
    Got a nice track of land w/ lots of good food plots, lots of game, and plenty of water.
    working on building a cabin out there now-gonna make a smoke-n-cure shack too
    With as much as I like guns, and have ammo and reload supplies stocked and piled, im not relying on them. Unfortunately ammo is a finite luxury that cannot be sustained...no matter how much you have saved.
    I am very skilled with a bow-I have 2 Compounds with LOTS of arrows. I also know how, and have made my own recurves and long/flat bows.
    Theres a few other aces that I have up my sleeve but you have to be able to adapt and thrive...not just survive.
    Survival is terminal, Thriving is winning.

    Hank was right...A country boy can survive....

    btw...not that it means a whole lot...but Im an Eagle Scout...just sayin...
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    forgetting the last 2 items on the list as irrelevant really... this is far more dangerous to us as a country than North Korea or Iran but we're ignoring it.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    forgetting the last 2 items on the list as irrelevant really... this is far more dangerous to us as a country than North Korea or Iran but we're ignoring it.
    Im not ignoring it!! lol
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  29. We need to decrease the surplus population anyway.

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  30. Quote Originally Posted by MANotaur View Post
    Exactly why Im glad to be a country boy.
    Got a nice track of land w/ lots of good food plots, lots of game, and plenty of water.
    working on building a cabin out there now-gonna make a smoke-n-cure shack too
    With as much as I like guns, and have ammo and reload supplies stocked and piled, im not relying on them. Unfortunately ammo is a finite luxury that cannot be sustained...no matter how much you have saved.
    I am very skilled with a bow-I have 2 Compounds with LOTS of arrows. I also know how, and have made my own recurves and long/flat bows.
    Theres a few other aces that I have up my sleeve but you have to be able to adapt and thrive...not just survive.
    Survival is terminal, Thriving is winning.

    Hank was right...A country boy can survive....

    btw...not that it means a whole lot...but Im an Eagle Scout...just sayin...
    I wish I had land somewhere like Tennessee (I'm a Gator though and HATE the Vols with a passion!) to build on and eventually make a nice shooting rage/bug out location. I just need to convince the wife...ha!

    I never was much into bows until the last year or so. I bought a Barnett "Jackal" crossbow to play around with. I'm looking to get more involved in it this year, though. You're right, ammo will eventually run dry at times, so you always have to have an alternate option to hunt/self defense. I've become pretty good at knife/axe throwing though.

    If anything, when **** finally does go bad my profession will really pay off. My wife and I are both nurses that have focused careers in emergency medicine. That type of profession/trade will be vital to a group and a huge bartering chip all around.

    Given the current direction of our country, I guess this is really what they meant when they said, "The south will rise again."

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