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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By leadcounsel
Yup, it's just the cost of ownership and it's...

Yup, it's just the cost of ownership and it's recommended no more than 6 years but that can probably be pushed for well maintained tires.

The best way to combat the costs are buying barely used...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By leadcounsel
I must agree with dmas and I wish I had come to...

I must agree with dmas and I wish I had come to this conclusion 100,000 miles ago on my Toyota 4x4 SUV. I really wish I had just bought some daily knock around for those daily errands and across...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By leadcounsel
For most of my life, I was a 1-vehicle guy, and I...

For most of my life, I was a 1-vehicle guy, and I foolishly put a LOT of miles on my 4x4 Toyota SUV. I should have had a inexpensive sedan for much of that driving. So I re-assessed. In the last 6...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories Yesterday, 02:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,515
Posted By leadcounsel
Very old thread, but I enjoy the discussion. ...

Very old thread, but I enjoy the discussion. IMO:

Best horror/scifi films are Alien, Aliens, and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982).

Scary or terrifying horror is rare, but here's the best that...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-29-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By leadcounsel
Also, this car really intrigued me earlier this...

Also, this car really intrigued me earlier this year. I think it was a subliminal messaging or subconscious thinking about it. As I mentioned the platform is really so bland and forgettable.
...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-29-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By leadcounsel
My "grayman" vehicle

Well, I've been on a vehicle buying spree recently, scooping up really great deals due to the collapse of the auto sales industry. There's more great vehicles out there than I have money or time. ...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-29-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By leadcounsel
This may seem OT but it's not, b/c of the nature...

This may seem OT but it's not, b/c of the nature of the discussion.

As to "it's coming for you too," not so.

There's about a dozen or two states, and growing, that have begun taking very...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-28-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,178
Posted By leadcounsel
I watch that Youtube mechanic named Scotty. I...

I watch that Youtube mechanic named Scotty. I like him. He is a goof, and sometimes gives contradictory info. But overall he's generally very helpful and informative and straight forward.

I've...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-27-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By leadcounsel
If I lived in such an environment I'd buy...

If I lived in such an environment I'd buy something better and if I couldn't buy it I'd make something better. Two ideas.

A length of large PVC pipe, cut in half and to length, and rivited into...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-27-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By leadcounsel
I threw out one due to this. I'll take the other...

I threw out one due to this. I'll take the other in for a replacement. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-25-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By leadcounsel
Gas is $2 per gallon. A full 5 gallon can is...

Gas is $2 per gallon. A full 5 gallon can is $10. You have a partial can, so maybe five bucks.

ANY engine problems this causes will cost at least diagnostic time and probably parts and labor. ...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-24-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By leadcounsel
Still really really confused. Do coyotes...

Still really really confused.

Do coyotes care what your semi-auto looks like? "Oh, that's Jim over yonder with a non-scary rifle, so we're fine. But if he had an AR we'd be in real trouble...."....
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,492
Posted By leadcounsel
CV19 or not, a radical reduction in protein,...

CV19 or not, a radical reduction in protein, supplements, "enhancement pills," and exercise will shed weight like that, laying around being sick and not holding in foods and being on liquid diet.
...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-23-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By leadcounsel
Here's the snow/ice test that the FNX failed. ...

Here's the snow/ice test that the FNX failed. These people tried the Sig P220 and HK USP and a Taurus and all passed same environments.

Interesting read, but yes just 2 data points.

User from...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
I saw a handful of good ones in your area when I...

I saw a handful of good ones in your area when I was hunting for one. Too far for me.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,111
Posted By leadcounsel
A gift for an 18 year old should be special,...

A gift for an 18 year old should be special, memorable, and last a lifetime or a very very long time.

Eliminate anything tech related. It'll be obsolete and thrown out in a year or three.

I'd...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
I'd strongly URGE you to look at these Gen 1...

I'd strongly URGE you to look at these Gen 1 Tundras (2000-2006). Many have been reported going over 1/2 million miles, and a few reported at over 1 million miles with routine maintenance. Toyota...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-23-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By leadcounsel
Back when gun prices were fairly high, thinking...

Back when gun prices were fairly high, thinking 2014ish, and the future looked bleak, I bought one of the SAR B6P and was very very impressed. Chrome barrel is a nice touch. I ordered several more....
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Where do I start? Terrible MPGs, stupid highway...

Where do I start? Terrible MPGs, stupid highway wear on $300 off road tires (each), higher center of gravity = bad for high speed rollover, pointless wear on LBJ and expensive suspension parts,...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Well, that's not nearly my situation and esp not...

Well, that's not nearly my situation and esp not 11 months out of the year.

I've now got 2 capable 4x4 vehicles so no worries about a bit of snow. :)

360 days the 2wd will likely do fine...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
I think I just wanted to convince myself I wanted...

I think I just wanted to convince myself I wanted another Tundra! lol.

But seriously, a lifted 4x4 is not ideal for highway and daily errands to the lumber yard.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Now that I've really gotten hooked on the Gen 1...

Now that I've really gotten hooked on the Gen 1 Tundras, I've been keeping my eyes open for good deals. They are out there but go fast!

My first was a lifted 4x4 and not particularly practical for...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-21-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By leadcounsel
Yes this was do-able 6 months go. Now, not as...

Yes this was do-able 6 months go. Now, not as easily. First, very predictably (as in anyone could have and should have seen it coming and prepared), we're heading into a 4-year POTUS election where...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-20-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By leadcounsel
This really is an interesting question. OP...

This really is an interesting question.

OP went on far ends of caliber AND design and really just needs to settle on what he likes and then narrow down options.

First the caliber ends from 5.7...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 05-19-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By leadcounsel
My mistake. Sorry about any confusion. Hard to...

My mistake. Sorry about any confusion. Hard to keep track of it when companies keep introducing and quickly dropping product lines.

Give me an 1100. Been around for decades, 1963 to present day.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-19-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By leadcounsel
Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! ...

Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!

Well, I have no experience with the Kimber. I considered the FNX pretty hard but simply can't justify the expense. Capacity is awesome, but it's...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 05-19-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By leadcounsel
Well known and not hard to find. Two issues with...

Well known and not hard to find. Two issues with the Beretta 1201.

1. Cost and availability. They are out of production. Good luck finding one and why bother at the same price as better...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-19-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 7,669
Posted By leadcounsel
They're the 1965 Mustangs of the car collector...

They're the 1965 Mustangs of the car collector world, really.

It gets the job done, and has lots of class and fantastic history.

It's not the best at much or anything. Modern designs are...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-18-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By leadcounsel
Good luck OP, you're chasing something that for a...

Good luck OP, you're chasing something that for a number of reasons doesn't exist at a reasonable cost and the reasons for it are dubious at best.

Your best "non tactical" option IMO would be a M1...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 05-18-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By leadcounsel
Well, I'm going to be direct and honest. ...

Well, I'm going to be direct and honest.

First, I'm very experienced with guns and can feel and spot quality or junk easily. The Stoeger M3000 series feels like quality, all around. I had...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By leadcounsel
I have CZ82s and they were imported or sold by...

I have CZ82s and they were imported or sold by Century Arms International, Southern Ohio Gun (now defunk), Aim Surplus, Centerfire Systems. Probably others.

If yours has no import marks it may...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By leadcounsel
Yes, and I'll quote it: "Looking at picking...

Yes, and I'll quote it:

"Looking at picking up another new/old semi auto rifle. Kind of a general "trouble" gun, and hunting rifle. The parameters are, that it needs to be reliable first, have...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,521
Posted By leadcounsel
I've had 10 vehicles that were mine, plus the...

I've had 10 vehicles that were mine, plus the family sedans. All time favorite would be my V8 4x4 Toyota 4Runner. It's almost the perfect multi-purpose vehicle. It can go anywhere you need a...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,609
Posted By leadcounsel
Take it out, store in garage. * Theft. ...

Take it out, store in garage.

* Theft. These are valuable.
* Accidents. Hitting your shin, or hitting a object while backing up.
* Weight. If you're interested in fuel economy leave it in...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By leadcounsel
Ironically, it's the fastest way to NOT having a...

Ironically, it's the fastest way to NOT having a life.

I have a great life. And I haven't had a motor donor for over 2 decades.

Also, a "commuter" vehicle is implied that someone is trying...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-17-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By leadcounsel
In an era of $400 AR15s, $10 magazines, and 30...

In an era of $400 AR15s, $10 magazines, and 30 cent ammo, there simply is no other choice.

Period.

I've criticized the DI system, and I do prefer a piston design. But to the ARs credit it has...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-16-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By leadcounsel
I've also owned a street bike. Between the...

I've also owned a street bike. Between the purchase, riding equipment, safety classes, insurance, and maintenance they won't save you fuel economy and they will cost a lot more than the trivial...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-15-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
I am not a mechanic. I'm not very experienced...

I am not a mechanic. I'm not very experienced with trucks. But I research the heck out of big purchases, and I'm competent mechanically.

To be fair, I drove a Ram. It was about 7 years old,...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 05-14-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By leadcounsel
I still rely on pumps but also wanted to add some...

I still rely on pumps but also wanted to add some semi-s to my inventory.

I looked at all the options. I passed on the Beretta due to cost and it has a design flaw, I forget what it is, but...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-14-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Why? B/C I did not do either of these and...

Why?

B/C I did not do either of these and I'm perfectly happy.

EVERYONE that knows trucks has steered me away from diesel. Unless you must have one for heavy duty towing, they are a bad...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-13-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Thanks for all your tips. This is a good one. ...

Thanks for all your tips. This is a good one. I like this mechanic and wish I had a good honest one like him around my parts.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-11-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
I will be doing a full inspection and replacing...

I will be doing a full inspection and replacing anything necessary soon - including any fluids and belts, plugs, wires, etc.... But based on the preliminary observations and records I have, it was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By leadcounsel
I spent several years on active duty in Tennessee...

I spent several years on active duty in Tennessee at Fort Campbell so I have some context. Granted, I was deployed for much of that time but I experienced every season.

Overall, I enjoyed my time...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-08-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Thanks. My experience with Toyota and this 4.7L...

Thanks. My experience with Toyota and this 4.7L motor and build quality, along with my research, suggests that the Tundra is probably the best truck or marginally edged out by the Ford F150 in this...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-08-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Oh, also, another detail, when I picked it up...

Oh, also, another detail, when I picked it up yesterday and these repairs were completed I talked again to the owner. I had briefly spoken to him in passing a few days ago at the dealership, small...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-08-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
~150,000 miles. And very little money... so...

~150,000 miles.
And very little money... so little for this truck I rushed to the dealership to buy it... :) Nowhere near the actual utility value, and nowhere near even the used like condition...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-08-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
Posted By leadcounsel
Just to close the loop on this, after much...

Just to close the loop on this, after much hunting I found my perfect truck. A very well loved 2000 Tundra with the 4.7L V8 and 4 speed auto transmission. It's lifted, very capable all around, low...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,292
Posted By leadcounsel
Can't watch or even find the video. In...

Can't watch or even find the video.

In every incident there's two sides: The cops, sworn to enforce laws and entitled to their own lethal self defense. And another party; sometimes a criminal...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By leadcounsel
My favorite is FREE. Or cheap. Go to the...

My favorite is FREE. Or cheap. Go to the scratch and dents at the big box stores for big discounts due to cosmetic issues.

Then select the one with the longest warranty on the compressor. ...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 05-03-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By leadcounsel
Gosh, I have a copy. So many books and so little...

Gosh, I have a copy. So many books and so little time. I keep meaning to read it but the size is daunting... I'll make time... I promise.
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