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by jeepnik
Sun May 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Napalm
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Napalm

This one pretty much hit the nail on the head for me. 179023.jpg The truth is most folks are civilized. At the start of the Rodney King riots here in L.A. one of the first incidents was the beating of Reginald Denny. Just a working guy driving his truck through what turned out to be the epicenter o...
by jeepnik
Thu May 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am the only is dinky dow
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Am the only is dinky dow

COSteve wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Cu Chi, 68-69, Electric Strawberry. How can you make it out of there and not be 'beaucoup dinky bow'?
Some more than others. Had a cousin that went three times. It killed him a couple of years ago.
by jeepnik
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am the only is dinky dow
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Am the only is dinky dow

Always spelled it beaucoup myself. But that's likely from dad who went through France in 1944.
by jeepnik
Tue May 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Sun May 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: NY Times Calls Our Military Racist
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: NY Times Calls Our Military Racist

I wonder if one looked into article published by NYT how many could be found to be "racist". I wish I had access and time to look into it. Though, I suspect they may purge their archives should anything like that be found. Orwell was on to something.
by jeepnik
Sat May 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rather Profound
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Rather Profound

It's amazing how things just show up. My eldest cousin passed away a couple of years ago and when my sister was cleaning out his place she found his military records and decorations. We knew he had been in China https://i.imgur.com/RWmGh0s.jpg?5 But nothing about Nicaragua. https://i.imgur.com/11Ujj...
by jeepnik
Fri May 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right. Funny how things look to folks. I like my N too, and really like the K, but I think a 4" L fram...
by jeepnik
Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right.
by jeepnik
Thu May 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

Hell the CGI is crappy. I don't think I'd trust the builder if they can't get the ads right.
by jeepnik
Thu May 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 38
Views: 710

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

In one of the movies, he says he uses .44 Special instead. Oh, come on! Callahan wouldn't admit to that. Magnum Force. At the range where Harry meets the motorcycle cops. He says he uses light specials. It gives him more control in a gun this size. I doubt the writer even knew there was a differenc...
by jeepnik
Wed May 20, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 983

Re: CV19 Vaccine

If you want my spot in line Bill, it's yours! I personally will wait to see how other fare before I step into the line. But I'm this way with anything new. I never want to be the first to discover if it's good or bad. Fully within your rights. But do not expose others to you in the off chance you h...
by jeepnik
Wed May 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dinosaur Hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Dinosaur Hunter

Only in the movies. And we all know how reliable Hollywood is.
by jeepnik
Wed May 20, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 983

Re: CV19 Vaccine

The idea behind vaccines is kind of dangerous if not used carefully. Giving you a MILD case of the disease to make you have an immune response to the main disease. I give vaccines fairly often, and the worst side effects come from the live but weakened viruses. As far as the CoVid 19 Chinese "bat" ...
by jeepnik
Tue May 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 983

Re: CV19 Vaccine

jeepnik, Do you remember thalidomide birth defects? I do. I can't begin to tell you how many kids I went to school with whose mothers were given that drug. Luckily mine wasn't. Thalidomide.jpg Your forced imprisonment is as wrong as it can get. What do you suggest next, forced imprisonment for thos...
by jeepnik
Tue May 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 983

Re: CV19 Vaccine

Here's my view of vaccines. If you don't want them you don't have to take them. But you do not have the right to endanger others by your decision. No vaccine, no exposure to the public. Mandatory 100% of the time quarantine.
by jeepnik
Sun May 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back open?
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Back open?

Seems Orwell got quite a bit right. I particularly like all of his predictions in his book 1984. We have "TV's" that watch us and thought crime is pretty much here. The press manages to change things at the whim of some politicians.
by jeepnik
Sun May 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back open?
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Back open?

Imagine how much happier they'd have been if you died. They would have saved money, an older client would be off the books, and no one can sue for malpractice anymore in many states. YOu have to sign a document saying you won't sue, just arbitrate.
by jeepnik
Sun May 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back open?
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Back open?

The entire essential vs non essential businesses was a joke. 1918 proved that a virus must burn itself out. Slowing it might save lives (as yet unproven) but the hit to the world economy is a known consequence of the method used by government. People are still getting sick. Some are still succumbing...
by jeepnik
Sun May 17, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: This is EXACTLY what Liberals have trouble with...
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: This is EXACTLY what Liberals have trouble with...

Heck I was sick a month or so back. But, because I had no fever they refused to test me. Well now I’m trying to get the antibody test to see if I had C-19. But now the docs are refusing because it’s not supposed to be accurate Truth is I think they aren’t testing to save money. Anytime a very large ...
by jeepnik
Sat May 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

I used to think my left handed Randall was my favorite. But a few years ago I inherited this from a cousin. Like his father he was a hero in the true sense, not the watered down version applied to so many who simply do their jobs today.
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by jeepnik
Thu May 14, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt
Replies: 25
Views: 565

Re: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt

Welcome to the fire. Not really surprise the doe went that far. Animals including humans have done amazing things even after they've received a mortal wound. Some folks and animals just don't give up.
by jeepnik
Sun May 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

I have to agree. We have quite a few screwed up folks. The rest of us are in our right minds. Poor right handed folks are just not. :roll:
by jeepnik
Sat May 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ...another "Which Gun" question....
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: ...another "Which Gun" question....

I'd bet the "knees" wouldn't hold up to a good wack. They walk up at hit it with a stun gun. That might fry it's innards.
by jeepnik
Sat May 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ...another "Which Gun" question....
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: ...another "Which Gun" question....

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I've got some approx 500 gr lead reloads. It should only take one. I imagine it would be best to learn where the sweet spot is first. If you've seen "Battle, Los Angeles" you know what I mean.
by jeepnik
Sat May 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 309

Re: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

Some folks think I'm right handed but left eye dominant as I write with my right hand. But in reality I'm left handed. When I was first in school I had a teacher with a yardstick. Pick up a pencil with your left hand and you were summarily wacked. The result is very poor penmanship. But dad had suff...
by jeepnik
Fri May 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&Ps
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: S&W M&Ps

And here I was hoping to find a thread on "real" M&P's. You know the kind with cylinders.
by jeepnik
Sat May 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sign of the Times......................
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Sign of the Times......................

I actually have the "Signs" song for one of my customers. The EHS department has gone completely insane with warning signs on everything. Including which way to open doors, walk down hallways and where to put your feed while climbing a ladder. I figure there is no hope for young people today. If the...
by jeepnik
Sat May 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most momentous wartime message
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: The most momentous wartime message

President Truman wasn't quite so terse. But, it was in effect the end of WWII. August 14, 1945 “This is the day we have been waiting for since Pearl Harbor. This is the day when Fascism finally dies, as we always knew it would.” All of my Uncles and two grandfathers served in the Pacific. My dad was...
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP100 .44
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: Ruger GP100 .44

Now if they made a GP-100 in .45 colt...
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SMILE!
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: SMILE!

Ray wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Talk about dyslexic.....when I read smile i somehow, after filtering it through my firearms nomenclature soaked brain, registered short-magazine-lee-enfield.....
Did the same thing. Context I guess.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1098

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Hard to kill a B&S. Years ago as a hobby I'd find old lawnmowers folks were throwing out. Usually because the engine wouldn't start. Most of the time the mower was as ignored as the engine and totally trashed. I'd pull of the engine get a rebuild kit strip them down and rebuild them. Mostly though w...
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The wisdom in a glass of beer
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: The wisdom in a glass of beer

RE: Johnny Carson's comment about the dog. We had a firehouse dog named Spot. He would rather have had the beer. But he knew his limit better than any GI regardless of age or sex.
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta get Thermal....
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Gotta get Thermal....

Had a couple singing last night. Time for the traps again.
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: corona numbers spiking
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: corona numbers spiking

Like many I didn’t meet the criteria for testing at the time. But I had most of the symptoms. Had phone appointment. And it was treated as such. Never had any other virus ever kick my butt like this one. I actually hope that’s what I had. I don’t want it again. Per Dr’s orders I’m isolating/quaranti...
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?
Replies: 23
Views: 579

Re: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?

Just the equipment alone would be well over $5000. Toss in all of the accessories and supplies and it might be almost double that. I'm thinking of dragging out my first Lyman just for kicks.
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: corona numbers spiking
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: corona numbers spiking

If they find proof of the ant-bodies, they think they have proof of death....My wild-azz guess is that by this time next year we will all have had it or have gotten over it...mostly without knowing. To those that get it and don't know it, thank your lucky stars. Mine wasn't bad enough to actually s...
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Cleaning Made Easy....
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Gun Cleaning Made Easy....

And here I thought some one was going to use a dishwasher. I have an old one in the garage I use for BP handguns.
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kali Background Check For Ammo Nixed By Judge
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Kali Background Check For Ammo Nixed By Judge

I'm assuming this means counties, like the one I live in can't stop mail order ammo sales as they have done for years. Be interesting to see how local laws of this type are effected.
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta get Thermal....
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Gotta get Thermal....

The text and link in the OP don't match.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a Hurdy Gurdy
Replies: 51
Views: 1172

Re: Made a Hurdy Gurdy

A bit more high tech but the same basic insturment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyIXR3s8OtY

All Len's needs is tuning.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 24
Views: 389

Re: PrayersUP please

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice

The Ruger Mk's pretty much apexed with the Mk I Target model. Everything since then has been nothing more than an attempt to sell more guns by adding needless features. If you can find one with either the 5 1/2" or 6 7/8" (my favorite) barrel go for it.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Flies . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Time Flies . . .

But, would you go back knowing everything would have to be exactly the same. No thanks!
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

Just speculating....but why not a 1911 carbine? The guns and ammo were already in the system, it would have been lightweight, the recoil manageable in a carbine, and no one ever dissed the 45's effectiveness. I can't imagine it would have been difficult to come up with a working model very quickly,...
by jeepnik
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

At 1,000 yds. you can walk yourself in without a spotter if you've got dust and a spotting scope beside you. Of course you need to be able to set your sights somewhat close so your bullet isn't hitting at 500 yds. when you're looking for splashes near 1,000. I've not tried 1,000 with my handguns, b...
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??

Other than proving my President to be correct, there is not anything I can think of at the moment to say against it. By the way, sunlight is showing some really good results in killing the Chi-Com virus. Yea, but how the heck do we the sunshine into our lungs. Be one heck of a mirror setup. :roll:
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

Dad didn't like the M1 carbine. Being a tanker any time he needed a shoulder weapon it would be for close quarters. He thought the Thompson was much better. He stuck with it from Africa to France and finally Germany. The one thing he lamented was his first Thompson had a drum magazine. What he was i...
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

Any good artillery man could figure it out. Then mount the handgun securely and walk it in.
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Foreign Junk....
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Cheap Foreign Junk....

Pisgah wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:24 pm
The last couple I bought had an asterisk instead of an X. Don't ask me why, but it works...
Well, it’s a common indicator for multiplication in most computer programs. Programmers needed something other than the letter x. So they chose the asterisk.
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW VIRUS TOPIC
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: NEW VIRUS TOPIC

Way back in the beginning I made mention of the fact that on Tuesday the WHO said it was only a local issue. ON Thursday it was a pandemic. Basically they got caught with their collective pants down and tried to cover it up.