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Firearms / Re: 29id S.O.P.
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:16:24 AM »
No worries I was not offended of the post by any means and didn’t see as a targeted post. One of the reasons I hate online posts and prefer talking in person haha

I agree and feel the same.

Firearms / Re: 29id S.O.P.
« on: January 18, 2021, 09:31:07 PM »
I looked  at that picture and I knew exactly what was going on. No reason why that optic needed to be mounted that way to fit in cages. I was just making the observation I wasn’t a fan if this is the sop for the 29th Id is all.

That post wasn’t me calling you or anyone on this page out, it was a blanket statement based on personal observations . I have watched, read, heard and participated in discussions with people falling all across the political spectrum and have found that a large chunk of them will comment or respond with a knee jerk reaction to one frame of a video or a photo that had been edited or purposefully taken in such a way in order to elicit a conditioned response be it good or bad.

 Which is why when political or religious posts are made on here or elsewhere I happen to browse I withhold commenting until I feel as if I have something constructive to add to the thread, and if I feel as if I won’t contribute to the thread, I sit back and read, and on occasion learn something or just pass the time.

Firearms / Re: 29id S.O.P.
« on: January 17, 2021, 09:52:09 PM »
Leave it to Bobby to be all calm and rational.

I've had to do an uncountable amount of SI checks while in the Army, both as a lower enlisted and eventually as a Team Leader, then Squad Leader/Section Sergeant. The problem with photos that have been posted lately is that people tend to immediately jump in and comment without looking and thinking.

Firearms / Re: 29id S.O.P.
« on: January 17, 2021, 10:09:41 AM »
But then I thought about the fact their zero would be off when reinstalling

If you reinstall the optic in the same T-mark (which SHOULD have a witness mark) on the rail and turn the mount's torque knob to where it clicks 3x then it shouldn't have lost it's zero...theoretically . I have seen them lose the zero very slightly on some sights, but they were older and had been in service for awhile.

It’s a cco (red dot sight) the team leader needs some extra pt for letting this happen

Except there's nothing wrong at this point. Now had this photo been showing the SM standing a post or anything other than checking serial numbers I'd agree with you.

Sure looks like the aim point compm4

Guessing like others a more compact storage and transport. Not sure why the dust cover is open though.

It is a M4 or M4s. The dust cover is open probably because they ensured the rifle is clear; at least they better have, before handing it out to the SM and the SM didn't shut it after closing the bolt.

Firearms / Re: 29id S.O.P.
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:57:19 PM »
That would be (probably, hopefully)
1. The result of how some units store their weapons in their arms room cages. It's easier to store them that way, which is stupid.
2. The SM reading the serial number off to an NCO off frame since they probably unpacked them from movement.
3. 100% hands on after a movement of any distance with lower enlisted is pretty much mandatory.
4. If you didn't check your Unit's SI you fail at being a leader.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:52:31 PM »
Paint scheme is very " A-Team" van looking.

Firearms / Re: Can you shoot well? You could win $500k
« on: January 11, 2021, 08:38:12 PM »
Bobby you should come out and shot a match some time.  I am hosting a couple matches this year that I won't be able to shoot in; would be more then happy to lend you my rifle, ammo, gear etc...  Also, if you sign up and shoot a WPRSC match they have a very nice loaner rifle, they let you shoot if it's your first match.  It's a lot of fun with an awesome group of guys.  All these matches are open to the public and you can come spectate if you want. 
I should have a new scope for my rifle by the end of the month hopefully. When it comes in I will be moving the current scope on top if my 22LR trainer permanently. Then I will be setup to shoot in the backyard any time I want to.  You're welcome to come out and plink with me anytime there too, atleast until the crops get planted and start coming up.

I appreciate the offer, I'll have to send you a PM. With my crazy work schedule I'll have to see how it all turns out. I never really liked competition shooting, but the last couple years I've been thinking about giving it a try. I don't wanna use up your ammo, especially since it's sorta slim pickings out there.

The challenge has been laid out

Sometimes you gotta accept.

More of an invitation then a challenge.

I'll send you a PM, and we'll figure something out. I appreciate the offer.

Firearms / Re: Can you shoot well? You could win $500k
« on: January 09, 2021, 07:14:34 PM »
I'm in WI and live within about a 2 hour drive of a lot of the big barrel manufacturers.  The organization I shoot with the most named their 2 day national match the "Barrel Maker Classic" and 7 local barrel manufacturers are some of the main sponsors for the match. Bartlien, Krieger, Criterion, Mulleroworks, Rock Creek and Brux. A lot of guys shoot Bartlien barrels.  Krieger is also very popular.  I generally go with Rock Creek but that is mostly because I have a bit more of a personal relationship with a guy from their then I do a couple of the other manufacturers.  All of them are good.  It is possible to get a bad barrel from any of them on occasion.  A lot of what makes a barrel accurate is how the gunsmith chambers it.  A good gunsmith will tell you they can identify a bad barrel when it is chambered.


Wait, wait, wait... hold up. Why haven't I heard of this?

Build Threads / Re: 2018 Tundra Crewmax build
« on: November 27, 2020, 09:12:14 AM »
Looks good Duane.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 22, 2020, 01:16:44 PM »
Well it was yesterday, well yesterday evening and my girlfriend kicked me out of the house so she could have a couple of her friends over to do cookies and have ladies only time for a couple hours. So I went to the local indoor range and rented a G19 and 100rds.. I'm saddened to say my skills have slacked up. However, it still was nice to put some wireless earphones in, throw the ear pro overtop, slip on the gloves, eye pro and just focus on the front sight for 30 minutes.

Then I wandered to Home Depot and picked up some bathroom caulk so I can fix the badly done caulk job the people who flipped the house did on the bathroom shower before my GF got her house.

Ohh I almost forgot.. I drank 3 cups of coffee today.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: November 17, 2020, 09:02:41 PM »
That would mean another fluid change. Who can run a stock vehicle here?

My 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee is stock minus Duratracs and a couple of offroad lights mounted by the windshield.

Build Threads / Re: Pre-Ranger 2007 Chevy Silverado truck build
« on: November 17, 2020, 08:56:21 PM »
Nice truck.

Share Your Recipe / Re: Habanero Sauce
« on: November 16, 2020, 12:40:53 PM »
I thought I might. Looking for a canning recipe now.

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I'll take a sriracha bottle of it... for science reasons naturally.

Build Threads / Re: 2018 Tundra Crewmax build
« on: November 16, 2020, 12:40:09 PM »
Ok now where are the 1ton axles, Cummins swaps, ?

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He is actually set up for a cummins swap, but not on this thing

Duane still have that old truck he was going to swap a Cummins in? The old Forestry truck or something like that?

Share Your Recipe / Re: Habanero Sauce
« on: November 16, 2020, 08:48:56 AM »
You have my attention.

Build Threads / Re: 2018 Tundra Crewmax build
« on: November 16, 2020, 08:39:13 AM »
Looks good Duane. Glad to hear things are going well and to see you back.

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: He joined today!
« on: October 17, 2020, 08:01:42 PM »
What did he enlist under MOS-wise? Did he have Airborne or the Option 40 in there?
Bobby, at the moment he is an 11X
He wanted Airborne and Ranger but not the way it works any more
So he goes to OSUT at Benning and gets done in what, 4 months? If his PT scores are good (Currently he can max it out) he will be offered Airborne school. He plans to accept that and seek it
The Ranger recruiters are now visiting all basic/infantry school classes. If his PT scores are high enough, his sergeants recommend and he asks, then he automatically gets to go to what I called RIP. Obviously if he gets through RIP, then its on to Ranger school.
Interestingly enough, a kid on his wrestling team who graduated last year has made it into Ranger school. They want him to become a designated marksman. Literally a kid who we spent every weekend with. I'll bet Nate follows him into Ranger Battalion if he can make it
Still a pre-Ranger, but starting to make the dream real.

Well tell him good luck.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: October 17, 2020, 01:25:52 PM »
Looks like a nice build. What's the can length? Overall length when everything is all ready to go?

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: He joined today!
« on: October 17, 2020, 01:13:44 PM »
What did he enlist under MOS-wise? Did he have Airborne or the Option 40 in there?

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Oops!
« on: October 16, 2020, 08:10:27 PM »
It's photo shopped.

You hook it up and ensure it's properly hooked.

The Safety will inspect the Static line and the Static line snap hook prior to you even moving towards the door.

The count sequence is wrong.
1 Thousand
2 Thousand
3 Thousand
4 Thousand

 Parachute should be opening at this point... if not then an immediate actions follow.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 04, 2020, 06:26:00 PM »
Bobby... grouchy much?

Nope, I just have a expressionless face most of the time, at least that's what people tell me. They tend to think I'm mad, but I'm 99% of the time just minding my own business.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 03, 2020, 05:47:54 PM »
And yesterday i had to spend 9 hours telling a range safety officer to never touch me again, to get out of my bubble, and to never tell me how to properly (according to them) hold my weapon as part of the conceald handgun permit course. 

The main instructor/owner is a pretty cool guy and knows how to break it down for all different types of folks.  We even had an 75-80year old couple getting it done.

A friend is president of a range in the area. They were having a reflexive fire class and I said I'm in. The guy in charge was holding everyone back by their shirts during the walk and shoot but said " I'm not going to bother, you know what you're doing." Sometimes it nice to just have a leave me alone face.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: September 26, 2020, 08:01:10 PM »
Ham and aged swiss, turkey and pepper jack sandwiches with a cup of tomato soup.

I'm a simple man, honestly I wasn't hungry but made myself eat something. Probably going to do the same tonight.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:09:21 PM »
Ham and aged swiss, turkey and pepper jack sandwiches with a cup of tomato soup.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Cold weather camping on a budget
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:23:45 PM »
If those are pine trees, gather as much of the needles or leaves if they aren't pines. Either shove it in a trashbag or pile it up and throw a tarp over/around it to hold it in place. Keeping your body off the ground will help with the warmth. If you take an E-blanket, build a small frame and put it on the other side of the fire it will reflect the heat back towards you, however you'll want something behind you to keep the warmth in.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:21:09 PM »
Did you get a chance to search through the Connex(s) yet?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:16:43 PM »
The Fritos are flammable by themselves or you dip them in additional grease Bobby?

They will burn themselves. It's just the oil that's on them from the process. One little Frito won't produce a bonfire but all it takes is a small little flame and if you're patient you can make help it along.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:02:36 PM »
Zane and I made up some fire starters of the cotton ball and Vaseline variety. They work very well. Zane had trouble with the ferro rod. I coached him some at home then I left him alone so no pressure. I stayed in hearing distance. I came back a few minutes later and he couldn't get it.  He was pretty defeated and feeling bad.  I just have a couple cheap junk Walmart rods. They are aluminum and just have a little strip to strike on. I need to get something better.

We were suppose to have a cub scout campout Friday night but with all the rain we just had a day camp Saturday. Made a solar oven and had smores. They also kick off the popcorn fund raiser sales today. They took away some of the best sellers. I suppose because of Covid.
I hate it when parents do this but I am going to throw it out there. If you want to help support our pack shoot me a message and I will send you the info to order online.

Jon, Frito chips can help start fires with the grease. Also look at a small signal mirror and use it to reflect the sun's rays.. It's not effective at night but it is another thing to throw in a pack, plus you can use it to signal for help.

As for the popcorn sales, I believe this week is payday, so I can probably send you some after I pay bills. You can donate the popcorn to someone or keep it.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: September 07, 2020, 10:03:52 AM »
Papa Johns, extra sauce grilled chicken and sausage pizza.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 27, 2020, 08:12:26 PM »
Well, I am technically on vacation until Tuesday morning. I went to finish some lingering homework from my 1st semester of college. I was given an extension due to the 'Rona, and my work situation, went to finish the last few assignments and they were gone. The instructor had cleared it and given my semester scores.

Quick back story, I haven't had an additional schooling since I left HS back in 2002. So that being said, I pulled an "A" in my Regulatory Compliance course which is mostly all the OSHA regs broken down... LOTS of reading and typing. The Fundamentals of Occupational Safety course, I pulled a "C". That was lower since I didn't get the last 2 weeks of assignments finished, but my overall GPA is 3.0, not what I wanted but I'll take it for now.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 23, 2020, 02:59:51 PM »
I still want but haven’t the cash flow. To many other project takin my $

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That's how I'm sitting, except I didn't build a house like you did.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 23, 2020, 10:44:13 AM »
Bobbee, I like mine. I like the bigger boom, but that's from the shorter barrel. I like how it pushes back, more like an AK than an AR. But when I'm shootin' at frogs in the mud, the crater that 150 grain makes compared to my green tip 5.56 sez it all.
Plus, I remember what those third an inch bullets did to the aluminum of those Bell, Sikorsky, McDonnell-Douglas, Boeing, and Aerospatiale helicapeters that got hit. Really a load of energy in that bullet. Wonder what deers think when they get plowed over by 1?

What barrel length are you and Charles running?

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 23, 2020, 08:49:28 AM »
Yes, so I’ve had it for a couple weeks now. Best money I’ve spent in awhile, scary the amount of data (cardio mainly) it can compile

Yea mine does that too. Right now I'm charging it.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 22, 2020, 10:33:13 PM »


I’m really liking this watch btw, still getting used to having it on my wrist but the capabilities are really cool

Does that watch use Garmin Connect?

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 22, 2020, 10:31:34 PM »
I want one, I keep thinking about it. I have friends who own 300Blk and they all love it, but only one reloads. Maybe I'll have to pick their brains more and see if they'll let me shoot their's a little more to decide.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 21, 2020, 06:57:13 PM »
I'm going to need you to hurry up and run some ammo through it. I've been thinking more about getting one of these.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 12, 2020, 07:56:22 PM »
Right, well if you get out this way and hsve time hit me up I’ll join you on the incline  :beercheers:

Hoping to get an answer if my Company will even allow the travel, so we'll see.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 09, 2020, 11:00:46 AM »
The incline

Bobby, it’s currently shut down due to our governors declarations. My BIL and SIL who adventure race were out for Baylee’s graduation and wanted to do it but couldn’t. It was interesting to see how the altitude affected them though who run 50 miles races pretty often in the Midwest. We only live at around 5300’ too.

Altitude knocks you down a peg or two, until you acclimate. However once you get good at running at altitude, you go back to lower altitudes, your run times will decrease and you won't feel winded.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 09, 2020, 12:13:15 AM »

My hands and arms getting pretty dirty on the job, not so much an issue in colder months with sleeves. However, that’s part of reason I don’t wear stuff. I went away from it in steel shop between moving equipment it could get snagged on and coolant from machining centers etc.

We’ve discussed investing in snow shoes last two years and we’re doing it this year no fail. I’m also running an app I really like called AllTrails

I'm still planning on coming out to run the Incline, possibly December I may be out there for a HazMat Instructor refresher, so no Incline then but maybe take a couple days and explore.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 09, 2020, 12:03:02 AM »
That’s the watch my boss uses, he runs marathons, does triathlon and has done one Ironman race so far. He loves the watch for its functionality when he is training, it recognizes when he changes stages from swim to run to bike and tracks them all.

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An Army buddy of mine who is in the Guinness Book of World Records is the one who convinced me. He does Ironmans and all sorts of stuff like that. I want to start using it to get back in shape, well better shape.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:09:46 PM »
Picked up a Garmin Vivoactive hr (heavily discounted as it’s been discontinued) for a little over $100 today. Wife and I have both now recently purchased heart monitoring watches and this one is gps enabled for our hikes. It syncs to my phone and will track activity such as biking, running etc. Including heart monitoring which was main goal for purchase. I haven’t wore a watch in almost twenty five years. In fact I don’t wear any jewelry or tattoos etc. just not my thing and never has been really.

What prompted this is the wife is on health kick (which I’m glad, it’s easier if we’re both in same page pushing each other). There is talk of running 5 & 10k’s so we’ll see.

Well after being cajoled by some Army buddies who own fitness watches, I broke down and bought one about 3 months ago. Dropped more than I would normally spend but it is highly recommended.


I can't say I've used it for much weight loss / fitness activities yet. However I have used the GPS tracking and maps when I was up north with the girlfriend and her friends.I own multiple watches and the hard part for me is deciding which one to wear, but I try to wear the Fenix more than the others. I'll try to add some photos at some point, clearly from experience I tend to not take photos too often. Unlike you Shawn, I'm always wearing a watch, it annoys me when I can't wear one. I'm hoping to start some 5Ks and other stuff like that soon, maybe snowshoeing this winter. It is helpful that my girlfriend likes the outdoors.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 07, 2020, 10:30:45 AM »
The wife wanted to try something other than a glock.

As long as she likes it, then you can have all the Glocks. I also don't like XDs but I never liked them.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 06, 2020, 05:38:22 PM »
Well they apparently do a lot of farming in Beirut

Came off a freighter in 2013 that had some damage or something along those lines. It's been sitting awaiting destruction or used up. At least that's what I've read, when I was reading into what happened on a homework break.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:07:24 PM »
Anyone see that explosion in Beirut yesterday?

Approximately 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in an enclosed building that had been stored since 2013. The before and after photos are flowing around Facebook.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 03, 2020, 11:08:37 AM »
Slept in until 0730 (since I took the week off), had a couple cups of coffee with my girlfriend. I have to finish some school work and submit it all before the end of the week and register for the upcoming semester.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:52:28 AM »
Sometimes I just can't help myself. Customer gave me one of these and traded work for the other.

Nothing wrong with that trade.

Chest holster like we carry in the militaree?

Yes, but slight differences.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 30, 2020, 07:51:58 PM »
Should remain "Bragg" forever


Gavin is legendary to be sure.

It'll never change. I might go back and visit when my buddy gets back from overseas, assuming I can get there with the 'Rona crap going on.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:52:22 PM »
That is the place for sure. That and "Ranger-Joe's" at Benning.
I wonder if Ft. Bragg will become Ft. Saquille or Fort Jessica, or some other less bigoted name...
To me, that place will always be simply, "Bragg" home of the Army Airborne and the All Americans

I doubt the name will ever change. Even if by some miracle the official name changes it'll still be referred to as Bragg. But I was reading some threads on what people think it should be named and Ft. Gavin kept coming up.


Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 25, 2020, 02:08:44 PM »
Jim's pawn shop there at bragg in 84.

Great place, at least it was when I was at Bragg, but it could be changed now.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 25, 2020, 11:31:28 AM »
So capable...

Yep. I had a chance to buy one made in 88 so it had all GI parts. I should've snatched it up.

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