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  2. Brad

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    @Rick I'm not real experienced with long guns, but my impression of this is positive. The trigger pull seemed medium, but consistent. The sights worked well enough with my vision correction. The rifle seemed to shoot consistently. Might be shooting a little low, or I might be shooting a little low, I'm betting on the latter. My main goal was "Can I shoot bunnies at 25 yards or less" and I think I can. (more if it's 'less'!) I had zero misfires or other issues. I shot 36 g Winchester HPs. About 400 rounds. If they asked me to design this rifle, I think I'd do a folding wire stock, sacrifice a little length for a quicker setup, but they didn't. I never had a Henry but I know a lot of folks who swear by their lever actions. I'm pretty pleased with this one and it does fit in some small packs/bags when it is all stowed.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Rick

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    I'm curious about how it shoots. Back in the 80's a friend bought an AR-7 and I tried it and pronounced it trash. It was awkward and the trigger was terminally clunky and so not very accurate. I've just read a brief history that explains how Charter Arms was probably the cause of most of those problems. The Henry, however, gets a good review and it seems they've done a lot of work on it. On the day I tried the AR-7 a few of us were out shooting gophers and I was using an old Savage 23-A Sporter with a heavy barrel and Lyman receiver sight so not really fair to compare them, but interestingly someone told me that the USAF once used the Savage Sporter rifle in .22 Hornet as a survival rifle as well. http:// https://www.alloutdoor.com/2014/02/04/history-ar-7-henry-repeatings-survival-ar-7/ "Congratulations, Henry — I think you have broken the cycle of the AR-7 and restored the honor of the Stoner design with your updated version of Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Survival Rifle."
  5. dthomasdigital

    IFAK - My new Load out

    On the eye protection, the guys teaching the class had a few military field medics teaching, they made it pretty clear that good eye protection served them very well, I figured they knew what they were talking about so I added it to my kits.
  6. dthomasdigital

    New Opinel #6

    Nice I have a few wood handle knifes and I've always liked how it feels in my hand.
  7. Brad

    New Opinel #6

    Went to REI today to spend my yearly dividend and I needed to add something on to use it all up. I saw this wee Opinel #6 and decided I had to have it. (had is subjective - I don't need another knife) 3" handle, 3" blade, 1/2" lock. 6 1/2" opened, 3 1/2" closed. Not sure if this will be part of my EDC, but I like it.
  8. Last week
  9. Oh how I wish I had a volcano.
  10. Would it have an active volcano? Nice to have a place toss politicians to appease the volcano gods. The geothermal power plant could be handy too
  11. dthomasdigital

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    Every time I see your posts I realize how little I know about fire arms. Thanks for the information.
  12. I'd like to relocate to my own little island, fat chance but oh would it be nice.
  13. dthomasdigital

    IFAK - My new Load out

    @Wyzyrd that is a good catch, I would never use Latex gloves so not sure at all why I have that, editing the list.
  14. Brad

    TPS M6 Survival Rifle - 22LR/410

    Chiappa does a 20/22 combo. And others. https://www.chiappafirearms.com/p/id/217/product/M6-Folding-Shotgun/Rifle-w/-4-Inserts.php
  15. The jam I had a few times with a revolver , its a S&W M66 , the ejector rod un-screwed its self enough that you could not open the cylinder & reload it , if that happened when you NEED it , you are out of luck . Also semi's have usually more ammo & much quicker reloads , me I would pick a SIG P226/228 or a Glock17 or a HK USP and be happy .
  16. ChrisF

    TPS M6 Survival Rifle - 22LR/410

    Looks very good , I used to have a SS M6 in 22lr/410 , liked the idea of combo , didn't like the SS as it was quite soft metal , and it was getting deformed around the chamber where the hammer was hitting the rim , and yes the sights suck , it needs a little red dot or low power scope fitted to be more usable in my opinion . I would like the shotgun to be a 20ga , as the 410 is not the best shotshell , also a 22 hornet option would be awesome . Yours Chris
  17. You are right that you will need to look at countries you can legally reside in , once you have that list , you need to look at a lot of different aspects to get a idea as to the best fit for you then actually go there for a short holiday & check it out . You will look at , cost of living , jobs available , stability , crime rates , laws , gun laws , etc , FerFAL wrote , the Modern survival manual book , and its a good start , then also get his 2nd book , Relocation , has a ton of info in it . Yours Chris
  18. In addition to my M6, the other survival rifle that I have wanted for a long time is the Henry AR-7. I don't recall what I paid for it, but the current MSRP is $305. I've actually had it for years, but fired it for the first time tonight. The rifle breaks down and stores in the stock and from what I have read, it floats. (Not trying that for now) Assembly is easy. There is a screw sleeve that attaches the barrel and a thumb screw for attaching the butt stock. It comes with 2 magazines and they store in the stock as well. While I really like the simplicity of a single shot like the M6, it's nice having the 8 round mags and the ability for a quick 2nd or 3rd shot. My eyes still suck so the peep hole is a challenge for me with any rifle, but I was able to shoot it well enough for what I would perceive to be it's primary use. (Small game). The post is orange, so that helps. There are a crazy amount of accessories for this rifle if you want to go that route. I'm thinking I'm just going to leave this one stock for now so it all stores in the stock. It's fun to shoot and packs up small. More details to follow as I shoot it more.
  19. Wyzyrd

    IFAK - My new Load out

    Excellent call on the eye protection treating a traumatic injury is, by definition, going to get messy. A question, though, why latex vs. Nitrile gloves? The only reason I ask is because my ex wife had a severe (and undiagnosed ) allergy to latex that caused inflammation and anaphylaxis as the result of a routine gyn exam.
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  21. dthomasdigital

    IFAK - My new Load out

    This weekend I took a very detailed oriented class on stopping catastrophic hemorrhaging, you know gun shot wounds, stab wounds, crushing wounds all the stuff you never every want to have to deal with. I learned a lot and the training was top notch. The instructors included combat field medics, fire department paramedics, and law enforcement. Folks that have been in the field and used these tested techniques. Like I said I learned a lot, like how painful a tourniquet is and unless it hurts you did it wrong, what it feels like to have a tourniquet on long enough for your hand to turn white and get no pulse, and what it feels like to have a 250 lbs man plant his knee in your groin and stop all blood flow to your leg (pro tip it hurts like hell). I also realized my IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) really looked more like a normal first aid kit, it had to much filler band aids, antibacterial ointment, aspirin, and just lots of stuff I all ready had in my normal first aid kit, the purpose of the IFAK is completely different the military definition says "the Individual First Aid Kit increases individual war-fighter capabilities to provide Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid and provides interventions for two leading causes of death on the battlefield, severe hemorrhage and inadequate airway". Now for us civilians you never know when you may come up on a car crash, industrial accident, or God forbid a shooting or other terrorist attack, with that in mind and with my new training I revised what I carry in my IFAK. Below is what I consider the best load out for a IFAK and even this might be a bit much. As you can see a few items in here require advanced training and I urge you to find it and go get it and then practice it. My poor wife and son can attest to how many times I've placed a tourniquet on them. Got questions, got ideas let me know. IFAK LOAD OUT Small MOLLIE Pouch (1): Z-Pak Dressing (2) 4 ½ x 4.1 yards: Rolled Gauze 3” (1): 5X9 Surgical Pads (1): Sharpie Pen (1): Nitrile Gloves (2): Face Mask (2): Eye Protection (1): Anti-Bacterial Wipes (4): Medical Shears (1): 6” Israeli Combat Bandage (1): 4”x4” IDF bandage Combat Action Tourniquet Gen 7 (1): Nasopharyngeal Airway 28fr (1): Surgical Lubricant 5 grams (2): Hyfin Chest seals vented (2): Celox Rapid Ribbon 1” x 5ft (2): Space Blanket 52" x 84 (1):
  22. lilsidewinder

    Pull string Start Fire

    Small in size.light whight.ans water proof.yeah im intrested in hearing about how it goes.
  23. zackmars

    TPS M6 Survival Rifle - 22LR/410

    Looks good. I got to play with an original one awhile ago, in the original .22 hornet/.410. It was pretty cool. I honestly felt the m4 was a bit more practical, as far as i could tell with various "reproductions"
  24. dthomasdigital

    Pull string Start Fire

    I just came across this and can't wait to get some, as soon as I do I'll put up a full review check it out here http://www.pullstartfire.com/
  25. dthomasdigital

    TPS M6 Survival Rifle - 22LR/410

    Not bad at all,.
  26. Brad

    TPS M6 Survival Rifle - 22LR/410

    $480 OTD from my local guy.
  27. dthomasdigital

    TPS M6 Survival Rifle - 22LR/410

    What's the cost?
  28. I've wanted an M6 for years. Never could justify what the original were going for used but when I saw this new version from TPS Firearms, I decided to take the plunge. It was raining today so I took it to the local indoor range and ran some ammo through it. I didn't have a case, but it fit nicely into my old laptop bag, so I loaded it up and took it to the range. The barrel assembly uses a pin to lock it to the other half. One neat improvement is that the pin has a stop so it won't fall out. The trigger is a paddle kind of thing, but once I started shooting I didn't even notice any difference. It has a peep site and a v (for the 410). My eyes are not the greatest, so my distance correction makes the peep hole very fuzzy, but I was able to make it work. The operation is simple, as you would expect. Load ammo, close rifle, cock, fire. There is a selector button that you lift up to shoot 22 or push down to shoot 410. Since I was all 22 this time, once I set it, I was good for the whole time. The extractor works well when you break the rifle open again and remove the spent ammo. Then just pop another one in and keep shooting. Even with the limitations that my eyes gave me, I was happy with the accuracy of this rifle. Next up is to try out the 410, but I can't do that at this indoor range. (I think) The stock opens up to store ammo and even has a little space for other things? Bore snake comes to mind, TBD. I had gone back and forth trying to decide if I should get this rifle or the Henry AR7. In the end, I got both! Separate write up on the AR7 to follow in another post. As I have more experience with this particular gun, I'll add to this thread
  29. dthomasdigital

    CPR-AED-First AID Certification

    My buddy owns a tow truck service and we started talking about all the certifications they have to have one is called TIM (Traffic Incident Management), I was impressed by everything it taught, so he signed me up and I got certified, may never use it but now when I come up to an accident I know what I'm seeing at what to expect. What emergency certifications do you have specific to your occupation?
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