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Forum: Firearms General Discussion Today, 04:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,797
Posted By Iamfarticus
I like the Glocks. My girl friend just got a G48....

I like the Glocks. My girl friend just got a G48. It was $100 under a Sig Sauer P365. Size wise they were comparable. As it was always explained to me, safeties can fail.

You really have to get...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Today, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Iamfarticus
I have had years where they did terribly. This...

I have had years where they did terribly. This year I'm on a roll with 12 plants on 2 vertical trellises. There is always 1 or 2 ready to pick.

I think my bad years I may have had borers get into...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum Today, 04:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,619
Posted By Iamfarticus
My brother and sister wear Birkenstocks all year....

My brother and sister wear Birkenstocks all year. My brother... even in the snow and his toenails are disgusting.

I wear flip flops all summer, haven't worn anything else since late May. I prefer...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Iamfarticus
Power is out again since 11 this morning,...

Power is out again since 11 this morning, expected back up by maybe 6 or 7 tonight. I know crews are in the area. I was told they shut down areas to work on others.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Iamfarticus
I would say that they probably have a high...

I would say that they probably have a high "employee" turn over. A few get arrested, which others see, they have court dates coming up. They will need good lawyers but likely will have to do some...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,071
Posted By Iamfarticus
I'm looking at new Camaros or even a 2018 or...

I'm looking at new Camaros or even a 2018 or 2019. Dealers have little in stock, the best bet may be Carvana. There is a lot in my area, hope I can go look.

Also looking at '57 Chevys. I don't...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,071
Posted By Iamfarticus
Rebel has a nice 9+3 harness that works out well...

Rebel has a nice 9+3 harness that works out well where you don't need a ton of circuits. I used a Kwik Wire 14 circuit in my old Ford, great instructions and only about 50 wires total.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,743
Posted By Iamfarticus
We had a dust explosion in a industrial park...

We had a dust explosion in a industrial park close to where I once worked. It was in a vitamin factory on the 2nd shift. The blast was pretty strong, I recall going by a day later and one of the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By Iamfarticus
My house was broken into in 2002, right after...

My house was broken into in 2002, right after Xmas by a week or two. By the way the place was ransacked, deep into closets... the cops said the thief was probably looking for guns. They also go for...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Iamfarticus
We lost the power around 4 this morning. How do...

We lost the power around 4 this morning. How do we have power during the storm and lose it after? Update from power company says we get it back in around 20 hours.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-04-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,985
Posted By Iamfarticus
I'll have to see how the supply plays out when...

I'll have to see how the supply plays out when things cool down a bit. The gun makers set the MSRP.

Last year I could have picked up shockwaves with the magazines at a show for $399. Maybe the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-04-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Iamfarticus
The cable blinked once. We got home around 2 and...

The cable blinked once. We got home around 2 and it was not safe to be outside. We quickly lashed the cuke trellises together and cleared some branches from the pool. Tomorrow I'll assess the damage...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-04-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,743
Posted By Iamfarticus
How do you calculate the dead? Scores were likely...

How do you calculate the dead? Scores were likely vaporized and hundreds must be missing. In one video, there was this one white building that came apart like paper mache.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,985
Posted By Iamfarticus
My lady friend picked up her new Glock G48...

My lady friend picked up her new Glock G48 earlier and I went with her. The place was busy and I missed out on a good deal on a short Stevens 12-gauge pump gun. My tattoo artist is looking for a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Iamfarticus
My blue jays are pretty cool. Considering 30 or...

My blue jays are pretty cool. Considering 30 or 40 years ago pesticides just about wiped them out. I have at least 20 of them, maybe more. They warn other birds when hawks and crows are around. Crows...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-04-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Iamfarticus
I spoke too soon before, not so much rain as wind...

I spoke too soon before, not so much rain as wind since before noon. I have a couple of broken fence posts and a cracked limb in my big cedar tree. It looks like it may stay up. Leaves all over the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-04-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Iamfarticus
Definitely hang onto them, maybe make up a nice...

Definitely hang onto them, maybe make up a nice shadow box for them.

I bought some Remington Slugger shells at a gun show, $5 a box, I saw some oxidation on the brass, didn't think much of it. I...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-04-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Iamfarticus
Like a mini monkey's paw, nice.

Like a mini monkey's paw, nice.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-04-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,678
Posted By Iamfarticus
I think my buddy's shop used Alldata. Any time I...

I think my buddy's shop used Alldata. Any time I have an issue, he'll print me the appropriate bulletin. I remember when these were all hard-copy books, mostly Mitchell.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 08-04-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Iamfarticus
AND they made them pick up their own garbage on...

AND they made them pick up their own garbage on the way out...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,979
Posted By Iamfarticus
I met a lot of people that were in the game show...

I met a lot of people that were in the game show end of TV while I was hanging out in LA. It is loaded with gay drama queens. Nothing even remotely real about anyone of them. they live in their own...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Iamfarticus
I was checking my big garbage cans yesterday and...

I was checking my big garbage cans yesterday and came across a small raccoon in one of them. The cans are 60 gallon and the town uses a truck to pick them up. He was quite alive, not much garbage in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By Iamfarticus
Those 2-legged types are the most dangerous...

Those 2-legged types are the most dangerous...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-04-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Iamfarticus
Some little kid age 5 a few years back in CT was...

Some little kid age 5 a few years back in CT was helping his dad shred tree limbs and got caught when the shredder pulled a branch in. There was very little of the kid left after that. Gotta have big...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-04-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Iamfarticus
We are under a watch now, but while it is cloudy,...

We are under a watch now, but while it is cloudy, nothing is going on outside. Something came through for a few hours last night that rattled the windows and it poured. I have some leaves down, no...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-02-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,985
Posted By Iamfarticus
I'll be at a gun store on Tuesday. I know they...

I'll be at a gun store on Tuesday. I know they have some 9mm so if the $$ is right, I'll get 300 rounds to cover a range trip we have planned. I'd like some 12 gauge #1 and #4 buck even if they have...
Forum: Coronavirus 08-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 10,270
Posted By Iamfarticus
We were at a local state park yesterday to catch...

We were at a local state park yesterday to catch the sunset. This is between the bay and state boat channel and near the ocean. I saw many people walking alone or as a family. I'd say that 95% had...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,545
Posted By Iamfarticus
I saw that tour in 1976, Ted opened for...

I saw that tour in 1976, Ted opened for Skynyrd... it was the only concert (indoors..) where I saw fans throwing lit M80s into the air.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-02-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Iamfarticus
If you have doubles of something, now is the time...

If you have doubles of something, now is the time to cash in. I know lots of people with upwards of 50-70 pistols in their arsenal.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-02-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 857
Posted By Iamfarticus
I have an indoor range I like for sighting in...

I have an indoor range I like for sighting in shotguns (with red dot scopes) for about 10 yards. If I split a lane with my lady friend, we'll go through 80-100 slugs in an hour. I like to try out a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-02-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By Iamfarticus
I thought it was pretty accurate.

I thought it was pretty accurate.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-02-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,633
Posted By Iamfarticus
I'm considering one. The most we have lost power...

I'm considering one. The most we have lost power has been a few days, people around us have been without it for 2 weeks or worse. I have NG in the house and that would be convenient. It would be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,979
Posted By Iamfarticus
My wife knew people in the game show business...

My wife knew people in the game show business years back and the stars were pretty well insulated from anyone else on the payroll. This is probably the same in the talk show circuits.

The ones to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By Iamfarticus
There is more betting on college sports than in...

There is more betting on college sports than in pro sports, so that aspect will still go on. I used to enjoy a good match up in hoops or football, it was a nice break from the NFL insanity, I mean it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 159,359
Posted By Iamfarticus
Long Island NY, 74 at 9 AM. Seems to be a little...

Long Island NY, 74 at 9 AM. Seems to be a little less humid after the deluge we had 2 days ago.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-01-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Iamfarticus
I never understood the attraction to the lesser...

I never understood the attraction to the lesser lines of guns, I like something I can get parts for and are reliable. The Glocks I saw yesterday were going for $480 and up depending on what they were...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-01-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By Iamfarticus
I was at a good local gun store yesterday, my...

I was at a good local gun store yesterday, my girlfriend bought a G48. I let her do the paperwork thing with the salesman and I joined them as they wrapped up. The guy Joe mentioned that he had 5000...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-01-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Iamfarticus
I was with my girlfriend yesterday, she bought a...

I was with my girlfriend yesterday, she bought a G48 for $489 which I thought was a nice price. They had a decent stock of almost any pistol. Ammo was a tad sparse in general, but she will pick up...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-01-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,797
Posted By Iamfarticus
The same goes for press shops and machine shops....

The same goes for press shops and machine shops. I worked in a couple of metal shops, punch presses, shears and brakes galore. A few old timers would have problems counting to 6 using both hands....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-01-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,797
Posted By Iamfarticus
The old saying applies, better to be judged by 12...

The old saying applies, better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. If you are a normal person driving in a normal manner, your chances of being stopped are practically nil.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-01-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,821
Views: 219,199
Posted By Iamfarticus
I ran across a BLM protest yesterday around 5 PM...

I ran across a BLM protest yesterday around 5 PM by a school a few towns over. No warning except for a few cops on bikes at the school, they were congregated on the sidewalk and carrying signs and...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,797
Posted By Iamfarticus
The Glock takes a lot of discipline and practice...

The Glock takes a lot of discipline and practice to feel comfortable with their trigger system. If you are new to them, you have to pay strict attention to trigger feel, where the break point is. Dry...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-31-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,985
Posted By Iamfarticus
9mm luger flies off the shelves, but one source I...

9mm luger flies off the shelves, but one source I have gets it back in stock fast. .22 seems to be plentiful, fudd type shotgun ammo is in abundance, slugs and #00 gets snapped up quickly.

Online...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-31-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By Iamfarticus
This is what I got from it. People think of the...

This is what I got from it. People think of the gun only, they seem to miss the layers of defense you need.

People gloss over the fact that their doors and windows are easy to open, they have no...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-30-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Iamfarticus
If you need to bug out, 2 things come to mind....

If you need to bug out, 2 things come to mind. First you have to be at least 2 days ahead of any evacuation order or you may be a sitting duck in traffic. Second, you need a place to go lined up in...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-29-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By Iamfarticus
I've worked in toxic work places, I do not see...

I've worked in toxic work places, I do not see how he does it day after day. It does have a negative effect for sure.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-29-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,501
Posted By Iamfarticus
I like it. If they have 1000 "guests" air drop in...

I like it. If they have 1000 "guests" air drop in enough food weekly to feed 90% of them. The cream will rise to the top. Keep decreasing the amount of food accordingly. It will work like a...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-29-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,678
Posted By Iamfarticus
Or if you are friendly with a repair shop, most...

Or if you are friendly with a repair shop, most subscribe to a service and they will look up things on your car for you.

My old cars I'll get the factory manuals and they are under $40 most of the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-29-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,678
Posted By Iamfarticus
I swear by those block-saver products. Solder...

I swear by those block-saver products. Solder Seal used to have a good one, a tube of something granular that was added to the radiator. I had an older Nissan I gave to my son and that developed what...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-29-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,694
Posted By Iamfarticus
I just had my 75,000 mile service on my 2012 car....

I just had my 75,000 mile service on my 2012 car. Coolant, brake fluid and transmission service. I now drive the car a lot less but I like it and it is paid for. I just went to Montauk and back...
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