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Member Introductions / Re: Generic introduction thread
« on: February 23, 2017, 01:05:49 PM »
Nice avatar!  Not many folks recognize a sergal.

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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Shotgun Shopping
« on: January 09, 2017, 02:06:58 AM »
If you're strained for budget, I've had excellent results with my H&R Pardner Pump 12ga.  It's basically an 870 knockoff, and actually shares a lot of parts with the 870.  They're $200 new versus twice that or more for a Remy.  I threw a buttstock shell holder and a sidesaddle velcro mount on it and I have an honest to god tactical shotgun for $250 that (IMO) is every bit as good as a Remington Express, though not as nice as a Wingmaster, of course.


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Guns 'n Gear / Re: CC women's holsters
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:54:10 AM »
I've heard good things about the ukoala bag recently (Daniel Shaw's Gunfightercast), and honestly, I'd love to wear one if I thought I could get away with it as a guy.  It's like a tactical drop-leg purse!


http://ukoalabag.com/

It solves one of the common problems I have with purse carry - Purses are too easily snatched or left behind.

Other than that, I'll defer to folks who actually have experience carrying as a woman.

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Guns 'n Gear / Re: starting from scratch, want advice
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:48:10 AM »
If you want something you can carry, then by all means go for a handgun, but I wonder from your question if you might be discounting a shotgun too soon.

Shotguns do spread, true, but it's a lot less than you might think.  Across reasonable distances within the home, I'd be surprised if a shotgun would spread to more than a basketball sized group.  A nice 20ga shotgun could be a good tool - I've heard it described as half the recoil of the 12ga with three quarters of the power.  If you find the recoil agreeable, it could be an option, though it is certainly less maneuverable than a handgun - A shotgun is a tool you use to hold a fixed location, not something you'd want to be maneuvering through the house with.  If you think you may have to go grab the husband or any kids in the house, a handgun would be a better choice.

Do you think you may move towards concealed carry, or is this specifically a home defense gun?

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EDC/Prepping / Re: Who has an amateur radio license?
« on: January 06, 2017, 02:38:03 AM »
Has anyone used the MFJ 94XX series of radios?  It strikes me that a 9440 might just be exactly what a prepper needs - Simple, inexpensive, small, light, battery-efficient, and reliable enough for medium range comms with a NVIS antenna.

It irks me to have to spend $1k to get a radio with a bunch of features I don't want or need.  I don't care about being able to operate on a ton of bands with a ton of power, and I'm not gonna be playing with digital modes.  Just get me on the air on a couple select frequencies in a light package that's easy on a battery.

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EDC/Prepping / Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« on: January 06, 2017, 02:35:45 AM »
I started rucking.  It'll build my core strength, get me fitter, and help me to get used to carrying stuff on my back.

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EDC/Prepping / Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« on: December 03, 2016, 01:33:15 PM »
I got a WaterBOB - It's one of those water bladders that goes in your bathtub.  I should be able to fill the whole tub with drinkable water in a sealed, clean container in an emergency.

I've got maybe a week of bottled water available, but the bathtub could last me a month or more.

I also got a pretty decent deal on some Wise Foods tubs for Black Friday, and those should be arriving soon.  Still overpriced at 2x the cost per calorie of the NatGeo tubs they sell at WalMart, but it tastes really good.

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EDC/Prepping / Re: Who has an amateur radio license?
« on: December 03, 2016, 01:29:56 PM »
Just got my General, and I have an old 50W SSB rig on the way, so I should be on the air soon!  Trying to figure out all this antenna stuff...

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I'm able to carry a gun daily, but I have a good friend of mine who lives on a college campus.  She's over 21 so would be legal to have a pistol, except for where she lives.  She's expressed some interest in self-defense.

She's a pretty slim woman, and not really combative by nature, so something to even the odds would be good, but I'm not sure what would be best.  Tasers are outlandishly expensive and one-shot devices, pepper spray has blowback issues (though the Kimber PepperBlaster is pretty good, I hear), and I'm concerned a stun gun could zap the both of them in close quarters...

Thoughts?

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Member Introductions / Re: Central IL
« on: December 03, 2016, 01:22:38 PM »
I'm over in the Quad Cities area, myself.  I'd love to get a local chapter started, too.

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General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: Post Election Carry Habits
« on: December 03, 2016, 01:21:16 PM »
I'm carrying pretty much every day now, but it has more to do with my new job allowing CC than the election.  I do sometimes look at my little single-stack 9 and wonder if I should go back to my double-stack compact with the light/laser on it, though.  8 rounds of 9mm is nothing to sneeze at, but 18 rounds, a fuller grip, and a light and laser for low light is a far more capable package against your proverbial gang of miscreants.

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Member Introductions / Re: Transgender Woman in Closet in Nj
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:27:22 AM »
Unfortunately, that's highly possible...  If they want you gone, they'd find an excuse.

Has the owner or your boss made statements indicating they're transphobic?

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Member Introductions / Re: EnBy, Bi, Libertarian in SW Wa State
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:28:28 PM »
I'm sure there are no shortage of folks here who are happy to provide advice on your first firearm...  :P

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Guns 'n Gear / Re: Carry Gun
« on: October 13, 2016, 02:19:01 AM »
Ruger SR9

My ex carries an SR9C - I like those little guns quite a bit.  They're good for smallish hands, IIRC.

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