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Firearms / Vector 10mm
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:48:07 PM »

Tech/Electronics / Dash Cams
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:39:21 PM »
i have a dash cam (read : a cheap one) and it supports up to a 32GB memory card, is there a way to have it put the video files on a hard drive in the car? I tried a larger memory card but it doesn't work. I thought about it while I was driving home from work.

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Operation K9 fundraiser
« on: September 09, 2016, 08:51:49 PM »
So I know one (1) veteran personally who has received a K9 from this group and it's changed his life. I met him and his wife at the last charity event I participated in, the white water rafting / paintball outing. Well their trying to raise money to help out the Group he received his dog from. So if you'd like to help out I'm sure there's a Vet out there who'll reap the benefits. During the Vet Freefall event the Charity held in August, I met another Vet who had service dog (Not from this same group) and it helped her cope.


Ammo & Reloading / Deal
« on: August 09, 2016, 10:30:50 AM »
Saw this when I was randomly browsing the internet.


Firearms / Lightweight AR set.
« on: March 04, 2016, 10:20:23 AM »
I saw this on another forum I happened to browse this morning.

I've heard of lightweight builds before, but THIS is taking it to a whole new level.


CIEMR / So it's Winter in Wi
« on: January 22, 2016, 04:54:20 PM »
As the title alludes it is wintertime in Wisconsin. Today after work, I was chilling on my couch and the fire alarm goes off; no problem. I throw my Carhartt jacket on over my hoodie, throw on my Merrells and roll out.

Apparently people don't think to grab warm stuff. Case in point, I'm outside, there are some fellow apartment dwellers outside, in a gaggle formation outside the door. I approach, stand off to the side and listen to the multitude of conversations ranging from.. this is crap (actual content edited) and "it's too cold"; again read the subject. I look over after a couple minutes and a lady around my age is shaking, as in cold.

I pulled my Carhartt off and a couple dudes looked at me and were like " he's warm?!?"

My response was, "No, I'm giving the jacket to her so she stops shaking..."

You think other people would have thought of the corrective action to a lady shivering...

CIEMR / Air Hog
« on: December 25, 2015, 07:29:34 PM »
No not one of the mouth breathers. My nephew got me an Air Hog RC helicopter. Let's just say I won't be taking on any CAS jobs in the near future. I can hover it, but she doesn't respond to well to the controls...

Firearms / Optics Thread
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:22:08 PM »
We don't have an optics thread. We do now! Here's a place to share what you got, learn about new ones. Post pics and enjoy!

Firearms / Show off your ARs
« on: November 25, 2015, 06:18:31 PM »
Ken had an idea to have a show off your (.....) thread. So if you have a hunting rifle that you are quite fond of, or a firearm that's been passed down through your family, or just a cool pic of one of your firearms that you want to share, here's your thread to do it. IF you have an AR that you built and think it's amazing, let's see it. If you have an old military rifle, be it a French Lebel, Russian Mosin, German Mauser, American 1903 or Garand, or British Lee Enfield lets see them.

Other Weapons / Bow and Crossbow pic thread
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:09:29 PM »
I know we have some archery aficionados out there. So here's a thread for you to show what you use, and spread the knowledge.

Firearms / Muzzleloader question
« on: November 22, 2015, 01:16:28 PM »
Anyone ever hunt with one? I was wandering around Cabela's today out of boredom and started thinking about trying it out.

Firearms / Precision Rifle Thread
« on: November 22, 2015, 01:04:20 PM »
If you have a precision rifle ( bolt or semi auto) you are proud of and would like to share, here's a place to post it up. Tell us about it, got some cool pics of it? Let's see those as well.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Running/Camping/ATV/Hiking gear
« on: November 20, 2015, 11:36:17 AM »
Haven't used this, nor do I know anyone who has used it, but I heard it's pretty decent.


D.O.T. / College football opening weekend
« on: September 05, 2015, 07:43:26 PM »
It's a great day. All day football games. I was asked if I wanted to go to a fair that's in the area, I declined. It's a football and hang out with Bear day.

On that note, Nate I need some 'Q. Football without BBQ isn't the same.

D.O.T. / Old unit / old friends
« on: August 20, 2015, 03:12:09 AM »
So, I recently found out a second member of my old platoon, and a friend of mine has wrote a book (1 of a 2 book deal), and also wrote an article for Soldier of Fortune magazine.

Magazine article:

As for the book, The title is Clear by Fire.


Barnes and Noble:

I've bought it and read it already, and I recommend it (not just because I know the guy). If you like military thrillers then this is a good book for you.

D.O.T. / Happy National Airborne Day.
« on: August 16, 2015, 10:15:02 AM »
Yea that's right 75 years ago the U.S. Army officially decided that jumping from a plane was a good idea, after a platoon of volunteers decided to run with it and jump out of a plane, and in doing so started the ground work for the legion of badasses to follow.

Firearms / Carbon fiber barrel..
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:30:02 PM »
So I was out exploring and wandered into a gun shop in the area. The guy builds precision rifles and etc. He had one of the rifles he built for a customer up on the counter. Remington 700 in 6.5 Creedmore, with a carbon fiber barrel. It's stiffer than a steel barrel of the same length, has a match liner and the whole package was pretty light. I had never seen a carbon fiber barrel before, and it does seem like an interesting and weight saving option.Sorry didn't take any pics.

D.O.T. / Thoughts.
« on: July 20, 2015, 02:59:10 AM »

Have someone going to check it out for me today probably. Need more opinions. Last year of the 7.3

D.O.T. / CarFax
« on: June 29, 2015, 04:31:36 PM »
This isn't a real DOT post, per say.

Does anyone have access to CarFax? I've been thinking about getting the unlimited VIN check option, but thought I'd ask to see if anyone else already has it.

CIEMR / I have nothing
« on: March 25, 2015, 02:09:23 PM »

CIEMR / Thought these were awesome.
« on: March 22, 2015, 02:37:33 PM »
Saw this online, thought I'd share, as I think they are cool looking, and would look great in any shop/office/house.



Firearms / Just some helpful knowledge
« on: March 18, 2015, 11:11:27 AM »
Saw this and thought I'd share. Maybe this chart will help people out.


Firearms / Range/Hunting/Camping ruck
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:26:15 AM »
Saw this while browsing the interwebz out of boredom.


Looks like a decent pack.

Firearms / Rifle build simulator
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:09:31 PM »
Found this build simulator online. Helps you plan out a build and see how it would look when completed.


Now go forth and have fun.

Firearms / Trajectory calculator
« on: November 28, 2014, 12:52:39 PM »
Saw this and figured it might help some people out.


Just select the round from the top list, enter as much pertinent information as you have, and hit calculate, and you'll have a quick info sheet to print out and keep with your rounds.

CIEMR / Snowfall
« on: November 24, 2014, 07:06:38 PM »
Wee!! 7" of snow is supposed to fall tonight. That was a sarcastic "Wee" Yes I like the snow, I hate the bad drivers in said snow. I'm already listening to the people in their cars with the fart cans, trying to drive... and failing.

Firearms / Stocks and sights
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:50:14 PM »

« on: November 10, 2014, 11:36:52 AM »
Happy Birthday Marines.
Here's to 239 and many more.

Build Threads / 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: November 09, 2014, 09:42:26 PM »
This is a pseudo-build/maintenance combo. I bought XJ last year in November, and I really haven't done much to her except maintenance. I had an idea of what I'd like to do, and I'm still working towards it, just remember it isn't going to be as crazy as CMax, and definitely nowhere near as in-depth as D2.

I'm limited in what I'm able to do as it is strictly VERBOTEN to work on vehicles in my apartment complex so a lot of the more "complicated" or multiple step jobs will be done by a guy I work with. He works on vehicles on the side, so if it has to be welded or I'm unable to perform a task, he gets the job.

My end result for XJ would be to have a 3" lift with 31" tires.. Why only 3" w/31s? Well, I don't know of many places in Wisconsin to go off-roading or wheeling or whatever you wish to call it, and I'm more into the "let's go explore this trail.." type thing, so XJ is going to lean slightly to the expedition side of things. I also don't have the money/time/experience necessary to upgrade the axles, re-gear, add lockers,exo skeletons, and the other fun things for anything hardcore, so that pretty much figures into it as well.

1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
I6 4.0
4sp auto AW-4
NP 231 transfer case
Axles: Dana 30, Chrysler 8.25
3.55 gear ratio
235/75/15 Duratracs
Worn out shocks, and sagging leaf springs.

So with out further ado:

Yea nice rust huh?

I LOVE the GoodYear DuraTracs:

Last winter with all the snow and ice we had, I had no trouble getting around, and I even drove through an unplowed lot where I work, with nice drifts and didn't use 4wd. I did, however, put it in 4Hi and 4Lo just to try them out and it was outstanding. So from here on out I'm always going to rock the Duratracs...

Canning & Food Storage / Breakfast packs
« on: November 09, 2014, 08:47:45 PM »
After the topic of vacuum bagging came up in another thread, I decided to give it a whirl. Here's what I made.... Breakfast packs!!


1/2 cup quick oats
Blue berries
Maple syrup, Cinnamon pecan granola
Brown sugar

At first, I just added the berries, by reaching over and grabbing a pack, however after 1 pack, I just mixed the berries together and scooped it out. That way you received a mix of berries. I also added slightly less than 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar, who doesn't add it to oatmeal?? I saw a bag of granola at Wal Mart and decided to try it in the packs.

I sealed the berries,brown sugar or granola is their own vacuum bag, then vacuumed sealed that inside the bigger bag containing the oatmeal. I made these packs as a 1 servings, so a just for me, just to see how it'd turn out. It works so this upcoming weekend I'll give it a shot in using the rest of the oatmeal and granola and et al and making larger portions.


End Results:

And just because I went cheese shopping...
Clockwise from top left : Fresh cheddar, Bacon & onion cheese, Swiss, Pepperjack

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Footwear
« on: October 27, 2014, 04:22:32 PM »
Here is the footwear thread. Everyone has their own taste and experience is footwear. So let's share here and who knows, your info might help someone find and use some new footwear.

Model # or Name:
How you use it:

Other Weapons / Knives,Axes,Tomahawks..... oh my!
« on: October 27, 2014, 03:47:01 PM »
It was brought to my attention, that we are lacking a thread to discuss the pros/cons of the knives that are out on the market. So if you have a knife (folder,fixed,full-tang,rat-tailed), ax or tomahawk that you want to show off and give a review on post it up!

To help out here's an outline.

Model # or Name:
How you use it:

And naturally pics, so we can all enjoy.

General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Pump
« on: October 25, 2014, 08:16:06 AM »
I'm currently doing a 2x a month drain and fill on the transmission on XJ to eventually swap out all 12-14 qts of fluid. While laying under it, and watching the fluid drain out, I had a thought of a pump. I don't want to take XJ to the dealership or a lube place to have them use their pump and charge way to much, so how hard would it be to make my own?

My thoughts were since you can order ,most if not all, fluids necessary for your vehicle in bulk, it should be relatively easy. Acquire a 5 gallon bucket, mark it off in quarts, drop in the tube which is hooked to a pump and it should push the new fluid in, while pushing the old crap out.

So what kind of pump and how big, where to source it? If I can get what I need, I will give this a shot. If it's a losing battle, and just as effective to do a drain and fill, repeat then filter swap, then that's what I'll do. Just an idea.

CIEMR / Trucks
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:25:42 PM »
I know they are 6.9 idi, and slow. But are they worth looking at?



Share Your Recipe / Healthy items
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:42:00 PM »
Not so much a recipe, but a list of good for yous' that I've accumulated, only thing is I"d limit the mayo, but that's just my opinion.  I don't have a how much per item to eat but if you know you're caloric intake requirements and what you're using to make a meal you can figure it all out.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Lights
« on: October 04, 2014, 10:18:21 PM »
I said I would do a review/post up some info on lights, and here you go. I have pics and info on the following lights.

1. Streamlight ProTac2L
2. SureFire Nitrolon
3. Intova
4. Inforce
5. Streamlight Polystinger
6. Petzl Tikka Headlamp

I should mention that, I will be giving information from the manufacturer, so as to give as accurate information as possible. As you can see, I have used/use a variety of lights, and for the most part prefer using LEDs. I tried to give you a sense of the brightness of the lights, but the camera doesn't really capture the differences very well. I took the pics from one wall in my bedroom to the other so approximately 10-13'.

What's also important to take into account is the amount of light that's "thrown" around the centerpoint. While it's nice to have a blinding light that throws light a long distance, you have to also consider the light that illuminates the scene, allowing you to notice objects in your immediate area. You can see the "halo" if you will in the pics. If I had more room I would put objects at different areas/distances so you could see how the "halo" is helpful is scene illumination.

I also keep a red filter on the headlamp and SureFire light, and they've been on there for years so I'm used to the diminished light output. You may not like it, but they aren't hard to swap out.

Firearms / Lights
« on: September 19, 2014, 10:43:09 AM »
Once, I get my laptop all fixed, as to allow me to open photos, I will be posting up a review of different lights available. I will try to get a broad selection of the more commonly used lights and compare/contrast them side by side. Bear with me while I attempt to acquire a few from people I know.

If you know of a light you want to be reviewed that's not on my list, let me know and I'll see what I can do, but no promises. I'll try my best to accommodate everyone's requests, so bear with me. As of now the list is pretty generic, until I get closer to the test.


My plans are to do a weapon mounted and handheld light review so I will keep everyone updated. This will be a work in progress, so bear with me and enjoy the ride. As always if you need a question answered, PM me or ask it in here.

Soldier Up / My build up
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:45:20 AM »
So my cousin is getting married in June off next year, neat, however I'm standing up in the wedding (Bobby in a suit?!?!). I've been slacking in the gym as of late, so I shall henceforth be doing non-fun 2 a day cycles at the gym. The "routine" if one wishes to call it such, will consist of:

Cardio ( I used to love running, now not so much)
Free Weights
The Army standards (push ups,situps, pull ups, running -see above)

I will be updating progress here. I'm going to take things slow at first to work back into the insanity. The start time for all this fun is NLT 1Oct.

Remember: I am not a fitness guru, I just do what I've done since I was in the Army, and add in weights and CrossFit, so what works for me won't necessarily work for you. However, if I can help you in someway shape or form, don't be afraid to PM me or post a question up in here.

Just remember, I work a normal shift, but I do get the "can you come cover", or "someone called in, can you make it in by..." . It may seem like I'm ignoring you, but I will respond soon as I can.

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