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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.

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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.

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

but

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.

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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Gavin

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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.

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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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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:55:53 PM »

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 11, 2020, 09:38:39 PM »
Congrats Bobby!

Thank you. I left Safety and work in a new department, however I still help out with the Safety department.

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Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:22:56 PM »
I think I'll dust off my M1A.

Why would you let dust settle upon such a work of art. Even though many hate them.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:13:54 PM »
Missed another camping weekend with my GF, her son and I think a couple of her friends and mom. I have to keep plugging along on my homework so I can have next month of free time before the next semester starts.  Got promoted at work a couple months ago to a Supervisor position that takes me to work early and staying late but I set a rotation with the other Supervisors so we can at least get a couple early days off.

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Firearms / Re: Adopted a homeless rifle
« on: July 06, 2020, 07:10:04 PM »
Primary Arms has some decent scopes. However I tend to like Vortex more. Like Bear said the Strike Eagles are pretty good, and within your budget, if you can save up a little more the Gen 2 PST scopes are quite nice as well. If you don't need illuminated reticle the Diamondback Tactical are decent scopes.

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Firearms / Re: Adopted a homeless rifle
« on: July 05, 2020, 05:49:21 PM »
What is the budget for the scope?

For 400 and less, a 2.5-10x is just about perfect, however, 4-16 is also an ideal power range.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:05:19 PM »
Went to work. That's pretty much it, oh wait, I just ordered Chinese food since I have no urge to cook right now.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:03:31 PM »
I haven't had a cup of coffee before work in a few weeks. Even though my gf asks if I want her to make me some. Apparently I'm just used to struggle bussing in the morning.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:22:11 PM »
in my logic

We don't use logic around there here parts.

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Did you get your Jeep unstuck?  :p

Well I drive a Grand Cherokee so I'm safe from actions such as that. I saw the comment before and it's fitting about new drivers getting a license without a roadtest thanks to the 'Rona... there's the result. Supposedly the day before that person dropped $1 or 2 thousand on wheels and tires.

Most of that is secondhand information.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:13:47 PM »
What helicopter is this?

CH-21 Shawnee, unofficially called the Flying Banana. Predated the Chinook.

Here's some info:
https://www.historynet.com/ch-21-shawnee-the-flying-banana.htm

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That happened about a mile down the road from where I work.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: May 24, 2020, 02:38:03 PM »
Maybe so, but we know for sure the army uses masking tape to hold the aging aviators together. :p

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False, that tape isn't green.

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:44:30 PM »
its funny you say that bobby.  tactical tailor has since closed their show room,drastically reduced their inventory, stopped selling firearms and firearm accessories, no more ammo, drastically reduced their inventory and have moved locations since they were robbed in 2016/2017.  they still sell some stuff online but a majority of what they make now goes to gov contracts.

Wow that sucks. Never knew that. I bought one of their rucks a few years ago since my original ALICE needs some upgrades, and I have "retired" it to relaxing duty. The TT ruck was great but I shouldn't have bought the one with the sleeping system container attached, never used it.

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:53:44 AM »
Just thought I'd drop in and share a couple of recent pics and see what everyone else is working on these days.

I like that last one next to the G19.


Tactical tailor makes some nice stuff, have one of their rucks under my bed from back in the day.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 09, 2020, 09:43:58 AM »
Gas was .95 cents a gallon a couple weeks ago when I was in Appleton with the girlfriend.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:07:36 AM »
Been there done that and have the inst badge like you....lol

And the moral of the story is, keep the guards and the fingers where they are supposed to be. Otherwise you'll be hating life later

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 04, 2020, 10:44:59 PM »
And how pray tell do you intend to pull the trigger when you're missing the trigger finger? Harder to use the secondary and tertiary fingers as effectively as the index finger.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »

Oh. And got in a hurry and ate up 2 fingers with a flap disk while not wearing gloves
 
Who’d a thunk it?

You are aware guards are installed on those for a reason right?

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:06:47 PM »
Last night I made a couple bacon wrapped ribeyes, seared them in a hot pan then finished them in the oven for a just about perfect medium rare. GF doesn't have a grill yet.




So this sounded good, and similar to something I've made in the past, so I'm making this tonight for the gf and her son.

https://skinnyandtasty.com/garlic-shrimp-pasta/

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:00:22 PM »
Put down paving stone for the girlfriend in front of her front porch stairs. I'm by no means a professional, in fact I'm better at breaking stuff. Turned out decent I suppose, need to add more fill under 4 stones tomorrow.

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Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:42:57 PM »
I have been mulling over building a 300blk in either the SBR or pistol route. It's best role is a suppressed short barrel anyway. But we'll see how this semester of school turns out and how my summer looks.

Thermal: Yea it's cool but eventually it'll get heavy when carrying.
NVGs: Yea it's cool but better have a good helmet with a mount or suffer the agony of a skull crusher.
DBAL / PEQ-15 (Civilian version): Yea they are cool, but if you don't have the NVGs it's not too useful.


Night vision is the cornerstone to winnin' a gunfight that happens at night in my humble opinion.

But assumin' its people you're fightin'


Downside is if the folks you're in gun play with also have nods.

There is truth to that, but also NVG has its drawbacks and limitations. People get too dependent on using technology, technology fails. Someone once asked me what I'd do if someone broke into my apartment and they had NVGs... my answer.. a bright light right in the face. NVG is great, when it's dark. Hit the lights and it's a new story.

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Firearms / Re: Vector 10mm
« on: April 20, 2020, 09:44:46 AM »
Fine fair enough.

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Firearms / Re: Vector 10mm
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:06:26 PM »
Stop making rational arguments and buy the Vector in 10mm.

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

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2020, 06:58:11 PM »
Homework. Trying to get caught back up or a little ahead.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 11, 2020, 06:37:53 PM »
my recommendation would be to close your pie hole and yes maam her ………  :beercheers:

Yep ^^^ The Sergeant's right. Shut the pie hole!


Well I'm letting her have small victories. Kinda just relaxing around her place, ran to WalGreens to get some stuff and now on here. Tomorrow will be a big homework day to get caught back up.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 11, 2020, 11:45:27 AM »
I know you are young and healthy but get checked for CoVid

In order to get tested for that you need a doctor's referral. Plus if you look at the symptoms, I don't have them. If something changes then I'll get with the doctor, the GF is determined to take care of me, she don't want to hear that I don't need to be babied. Lol

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/coronavirus-vs-flu#symptoms

https://www.healthline.com/health/coronavirus-vs-flu

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 10, 2020, 08:39:09 PM »
Well today my body decided that it's the perfect time for my once a year sickness. This mornings choice was the common flu.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:14:33 PM »
Curious where you guys went.  I know the range up in Green Bay has a simulator.  Was this in the Fox Valley someplace?

Trigger Action Sports in Little Chute.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 05, 2020, 08:30:15 PM »
Sounds like a great time. Good way for an 8 year old to learn too.

Last time I was in the sim the RO was LEO and ran the LEO programs with active shooter scenarios.  Crazy realistic.

Glad you had a good time.


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Well I ran one for her with a guy running at her from 21-31' away. At first she didn't know she had to shoot, until I said shoot, then she shot. The post scenario showed a complete miss overhead, an upper thoracic, left eye and left forearm. So I told her that yep she did good for someone who's never shot before.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 05, 2020, 04:44:03 PM »
Sounds good Bobby.  Do you know which simulator your range has?  I love the realism of a good simulator


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Well it wasn't a super realistic simulator. I ran them through some tame drills to work on their trigger work and sight alignment. Jena took to it pretty quick, once I got her to stop squeezing the trigger. She preferred running the sims without the laser, her son had issues but it was due to the pistol being too big. He's only 8 so the simulators glock 17 sized laser gun wasn't comfortable to hold, but he did ok. Jena didn't like when I threw some Zombies at her, but she did pretty good at the shoot/no shoot sims and the tame version of a shoothouse.

After I ran them through some programs they wanted to run the computer and were changing simulations on me. They found some low level shoot/no shoot and a simulated village with insurgents.. I had no issues with the drills.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 05, 2020, 10:33:18 AM »
Well last night, I assembled the firepit I bought my girlfriend for her house. Today whenever they wake up, her and I have coffee, I'm taking them to the indoor range to get them on the simulator to start teaching them how to shoot. She was never taught how, but had the stereotypical introduction to it... an idiot loaded a 12ga slug in and told her to shoot. Her son never was taught, but whispered to his mom he wanted to learn. So back to instructor mode.

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Medical Corner / Re: First aid kits
« on: March 31, 2020, 08:49:34 PM »
If you are going to buy and potentially USE a tourniquet I'd recommend you get some training from professionals, not youtube, not someone who knew someone who knew a guy who used one back in the day. The TQs you can buy that aren't cheap have a decent sized tag on them by the windlass that has TIME on it for the purpose of writing the time applied, makes it easy to see when there's blood everywhere. Remember you can write a T on someones head, but if they are at the point where a TQ is needed there's going to be blood, and dirt, grass and basically everything sticks to that so you writing T on their forehead might not cut it.

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Ammo & Reloading / Re: Ammo Storage
« on: March 28, 2020, 07:59:48 PM »
Just separate it into cans of matching ammo, and label it. No need to make it complex, if you want to get fancy hook and pile tape a desiccant pack to the inside of the lid. Plus it'll make it easier to remember to pick up a couple boxes of "X" caliber/grain when you happen to see it in stock.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 28, 2020, 04:43:31 PM »
Slept in a little bit, woke up and had coffee with Jena. She left to help out at a event her company is putting on to help people in the area. You can email in and request up to 2 pizzas for your family, you drive up and they deliver them curbside to your car, free of charge. Her and her son are off doing that until 1900ish and I'm doing homework, well I was but I needed a break.

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Firearms / Re: AR10 Scope Recommendations
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:30:14 PM »
Budget? What's the rifle like? We talking a shorter version or a longer barreled heavy beast? Plan on sticking with shorter distances or possibly opening it up if you get the chance? Having extra magnification and not needing it is better than needing and not having it.


I like details

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 22, 2020, 11:36:21 AM »
OK Sarge, point of order here. being 52 miles away is not social distancing. It's just plain, "DISTANCE."
Sergeants...

A distance this grunt could cross on foot carrying gear, while our erstwhile associates in Aviation would balk at such an option.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:45:33 AM »
Yougnin, that's wrong a couple of different ways!

Well, we live about 52 miles apart, so there's already social distance. I didn't want to, but I eventually came to a decision after talking to her. Already plan on getting down there next weekend.

Also yesterday the family was cutting up, and vacuum sealing the hamburger and lip on ribeye I bought from work.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 21, 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
Well after the long week at work, and doing homework pretty much all day, I cancelled my weekend plans with the girlfriend so I guess I social distanced myself or whatever the term is now. So now she gets to relax in peace with wine and a girly movie at her place, while I continue to study OSHA Regulatory Compliance and Fundamentals of Occupational Safety... yay.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Just plain funny
« on: March 21, 2020, 06:52:28 PM »
This is the way.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: March 12, 2020, 09:36:10 PM »
Meh, let's give him a challenge.. let's see him re-work a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Wait no, my wallet will hate me. So disregard.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: March 11, 2020, 04:19:14 PM »
Oh dang. Bobby goin all in.

Ate his Wheaties I guess

Had some coffee, got the brain cells firing again.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: March 11, 2020, 08:22:34 AM »
I'm gonna show I am the better man here

Although I wanna ring the staff sergeant's neck!

I didn't say that...

You'd have to stand in line. I'm sure other officers, privates and some ex-gf's would agree though.

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