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Forum: Military Weapons Forum Today, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Astronomy
Fixed FSB (front sight base) iron front sight...

Fixed FSB (front sight base) iron front sight post

Matech USGI rear flip-up iron sight

Elcan SpecterDR 1x4 optic

Done.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
LOL. Hilarious. I just spewed coffee through my...

LOL. Hilarious. I just spewed coffee through my nose.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Astronomy
I too use older ALICE canteens/pouches (as well...

I too use older ALICE canteens/pouches (as well as hydro-bladders). But...

I subscribe to an inviolable rule that says I keep at least one (if not two) quarts on-body. At all times. Because the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,400
Posted By Astronomy
FerFal: Realizing you're sitting across the pond,...

FerFal: Realizing you're sitting across the pond, you seemed to have missed the underlying current over here (in the USA). One significantly driving the discussion on this very thread. It's not about...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
The M16A2 was a transitional weapon where quite a...

The M16A2 was a transitional weapon where quite a bit of wrong thought won out over more sorely needed combat innovations.

1. It was a heavier 20" gun, which detracted from the original advantage...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,400
Posted By Astronomy
$650 is typical retail for a new 5th Generation...

$650 is typical retail for a new 5th Generation G45 where I live. Slightly high, but not out of line in these interesting times.

You should get it. Tomorrow. Before it's gone.

Skipping over...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Astronomy
Exactly. Outside pouch, strong side. I'd...

Exactly. Outside pouch, strong side. I'd personally put the trauma med stuff there over water (or anything else), because you need a handy front mounted location for bleeder-stopper kits. Water can...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
So have I. No problems. I won't use...

So have I. No problems.

I won't use M855/M856 for anything outside of range firing. Not even if you give it to me for free. I don't buy it or stock it. That particular load combination sucks. If...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,400
Posted By Astronomy
PrepperGal: On the subject of both .45 ACP and my...

PrepperGal: On the subject of both .45 ACP and my earlier recommendation of the S&W Shield (in 9mm)...

My Shield (on my hip as I type this) is the Shield 45... chambered in .45 ACP (Auto Colt...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Astronomy
Use one of the pouches on the London Bridge...

Use one of the pouches on the London Bridge Trading Co rig for something besides ammo:

1. Trauma kit / mini-IFAK

2. Duty sized Pepper Spray Canister
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-05-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,400
Posted By Astronomy
Couple of suggestions/recommendations: 1....

Couple of suggestions/recommendations:

1. Just purchase bulk ammo on-line and delivered to your front door. You'll normally save money and be able to have plenty on hand. Unfortunately, at this...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-04-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,472
Posted By Astronomy
IMHO, we already have an "Autobahn"; it's called...

IMHO, we already have an "Autobahn"; it's called the Interstate Highway System.

There are only ~8000 miles of German Autobahn; average nationwide traffic speed is about 85 mph.

There are 48,000...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-03-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Astronomy
If you are handy with a sewing machine and at...

If you are handy with a sewing machine and at sewing tactical gear... not hard at all. But that's a lot of extra effort to expend on a $25 rig. Other folks make 'em ready to go w/ MOLLE/PALS channels...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-03-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Astronomy
Several... ...

Several...

https://ovinnovations.com/pages/alice-pack-options

The discontinued models may be found on places like ebay...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-02-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Astronomy
Just to add to what AK103 recommended... I...

Just to add to what AK103 recommended...

I wore one of those canvas Chinese chest pouches over in 2002 Afghanistan. For a year. Excellent form, function, and comfort. And about as...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-02-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Astronomy
MCR7 CONDOR RONIN CHEST RIG; available in...

MCR7 CONDOR RONIN CHEST RIG; available in Multicam, OD, Coyote Brown, or Black; ~$33 for a split front, MOLLE/PALS padded chest rig.
...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-30-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By Astronomy
Infantry 101 Early Warning Noisemakers made out...

Infantry 101 Early Warning Noisemakers made out of empty tin cans...

1. Employ any standard metal can, something around soup or canned tuna size.

2. When you open the can, leave the "lid"...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-30-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By Astronomy
Well placed interior concertina wire (coils) or...

Well placed interior concertina wire (coils) or barbed wire (single strands) can mess up a home invasion team's entry. They don't expect it. They aren't equipped to deal with it. It's not visible...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-30-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Astronomy
This one would probably meet your requirements. I...

This one would probably meet your requirements. I own several Bianchi Accumold revolver holsters in this lined ballistic nylon style. Tough enough for duty/field use, but fairly easy on blued...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 06-29-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Astronomy
Shortly after the entire US Military (and all of...

Shortly after the entire US Military (and all of our military allies) got engaged in the last 19 years of continuous battlefield trauma treatment. And began universal issue of (and training) with...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-29-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,238
Posted By Astronomy
Hey Enforcer... While I don't disagree with your...

Hey Enforcer... While I don't disagree with your take about current events...

I think you kinda missed the part where the OP asked a pretty simple knife preference question... in a sub-forum for...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-29-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
Or that 7.62 x 39 is a superior-to-5.56 death...

Or that 7.62 x 39 is a superior-to-5.56 death ray... when it's not.

In 1989, Patrick Purdy fired 104 shots of FMJ from his semi-auto AK, at elementary school children and teachers crowded on a...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-29-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
~1000 of them didn't. KIA. That number is not an...

~1000 of them didn't. KIA. That number is not an exaggeration.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,571
Posted By Astronomy
Just to add to the situational conundrum for the...

Just to add to the situational conundrum for the powers that be...

Both of those home defenders are lawyers. And apparently wealthy/connected.

The leftist city politicians don't want to go...
Forum: Food and water 06-28-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Astronomy
I've favored Mountain House since the early 70's....

I've favored Mountain House since the early 70's. 'Cause it was the only game in town back then. But it was superb fare then and remains so today. Developed to feed NASA astronauts in space and later...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,238
Posted By Astronomy
For general woods walking/hiking... my Cold Steel...

For general woods walking/hiking... my Cold Steel SRK.

It hits a nice Goldilocks balance between too big and too small.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,288
Posted By Astronomy
If only beingto were here... He'd tell you...

If only beingto were here...

He'd tell you exactly what went wrong and how to fix it with a shredded tarp...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-26-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
OldCorps: Much respect for CAP Marines. I'm...

OldCorps: Much respect for CAP Marines. I'm familiar with the gig from military history studies and the privilege of having known a few who also served in that capacity. All of them cut from the same...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-26-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
It's not that FA small arms fire (rifle, carbine,...

It's not that FA small arms fire (rifle, carbine, SMG) doesn't work lethally on target or that it's particularly hard to master (even for children).

It's that it doesn't have a lot of useful...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-26-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Astronomy
Enforcer: Thank you very much for that Bobcat...

Enforcer: Thank you very much for that Bobcat trick. I'd never seen it.

I've done the foam stiffener back pad in the radio pocket thing, but the simple cross bar is brilliant. I have tons of 1"...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,384
Posted By Astronomy
Question for everyone: When have you ever seen...

Question for everyone: When have you ever seen the Federal government voluntarily relinquish or retire a major intelligence/enforcement/regulatory capability? After that capability was legislated,...
Forum: Looking for - want to buy 06-24-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Astronomy
I bought a Baby Ben about a decade ago precisely...

I bought a Baby Ben about a decade ago precisely to have an alarmed clock that required no power/batteries. Tucked it away, unopened until last fall. Decided to go ahead and get some use out of it....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-24-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Astronomy
Hey Enforcer: Would you please post a link to...

Hey Enforcer: Would you please post a link to that Bobcat modification thread?
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-24-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,048
Posted By Astronomy
That video consumed about 11 minutes of my life...

That video consumed about 11 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Cherry picked talking points spun blatantly and without context, understanding, or benefit of actual professional experience....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-23-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Astronomy
The ALICE pack is what it is. A surplus military...

The ALICE pack is what it is. A surplus military pack... but still very well regarded by folks who have actually spent years and thousands of miles wearing them. Me for instance.

Every time I read...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-23-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Astronomy
So... what's your personal experience/mileage...

So... what's your personal experience/mileage with ALICE rucks?
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Astronomy
Frame use all the way. I've used frameless...

Frame use all the way.

I've used frameless ALICE Mediums as assault packs to creep up on a surveillance point, assault line of departure, or to conduct reconnaissance of an objective. Where I...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-22-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By Astronomy
I've got one of those. Kept in a GHB. As a spare....

I've got one of those. Kept in a GHB. As a spare.

Good little compass. Exceptional form factor for a mini-baseplate sighting compass. Small enough to actually tuck into a shirt pocket. No...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-21-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Astronomy
45 years into used gun buying/trading, I can...

45 years into used gun buying/trading, I can remember exactly one (1) time when I wound up with a problem gun.

Satin Nickel Combat Commander with a kitchen table "tuned" extractor. That one would...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-20-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Astronomy
I suspect that 100 year old polymer frames will...

I suspect that 100 year old polymer frames will have to be replaced due to aging/embrittlement of the plastic. Easily doable in the mechanical sense, assuming the manufacturers offer replacement...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-20-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By Astronomy
He wasn't asking about larger models for primary...

He wasn't asking about larger models for primary navigational use. Just small backup compasses for attachment to packs.

So everything from $2 plastic buttons to far higher priced SERE versions...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-19-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By Astronomy
Dug my old one out. It too has the radioactive...

Dug my old one out. It too has the radioactive symbol on the back. I've forgotten whether it still glowed back when issued in 1980. Definitely doesn't today. It was part of my LBE pouch E&E kit for...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-19-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,306
Posted By Astronomy
This is a key consideration with using pistol...

This is a key consideration with using pistol length ARs. 5.56 pistols are highly ammo dependent in order to achieve effect. The wounding mechanism of 5.56 FMJ is bullet yaw caused fragmentation......
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Astronomy
Whether or not a helmet will stop a given round...

Whether or not a helmet will stop a given round depends upon a lot of factors besides the ballistic rating. Velocity of the round, bullet profile/construction, caliber, angle of incidence, and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-17-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By Astronomy
Radioactive Tritium isotope's half life is 12.5...

Radioactive Tritium isotope's half life is 12.5 years.

Meaning that, after 12.5 years, it glows half as bright as it did when brand new. And half that brightness after another 12.5 years. And so...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-17-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Astronomy
Another thing you could do is to remove all...

Another thing you could do is to remove all attachments/suspension/padding... and possibly uncover some hidden branding clue.

There was a run of (IIRC) inexpensive Chinese made helmets imported a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-17-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Astronomy
I hate to be a downer, but ballistically rated...

I hate to be a downer, but ballistically rated helmets of that style start at about 20X that price. Even legacy used ACH/MICH helmets (level IIIA) cost $300+.

You could always shoot one for grins...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-16-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,306
Posted By Astronomy
Haven't fired one of those since the 1970s, but...

Haven't fired one of those since the 1970s, but IMHO, the A1 birdcage did it better. And I always regarded the A2 cage as an improvement on the A1. I never found excessive muzzle flash from 5.56 out...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-16-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,306
Posted By Astronomy
When it comes to short barreled rifle caliber...

When it comes to short barreled rifle caliber pistols, there are several more considerations to a fight than mere platform or caliber.

Since the original question was pistol caliber vs. 5.56... I...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-15-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Astronomy
Too much Boot (cash) being asked for by him. ...

Too much Boot (cash) being asked for by him.

I'd do a straight swap... maybe be willing to add $50 or so if I really wanted that 226.

On the national market, they are both ~$850 used guns....
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