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  1. 2 hours ago, alleycat72 said:

    I put stuff like "Call me big Poppa" in the comments. 

    "Look out for huge snake in the garage "

    Trying to make someone's day a little better. 

    I once put "Sorry about your back" in the comments of a huge ammo order. lol

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  2. 2 minutes ago, Quavodus said:

    I looked on Academy's website today and it said they had primers. All types. I went over to Cookeville, and the guy looked at me when I asked him like I was an alien. They've not had any at all. I think whoever does their website needs to remove their head from their nether region.

    Their website inventory listings is all over the place. I will say to filter out Out of Stock, and still get told things are out of stock when I click on them in the list.  Sometimes on ammo though, I think if it says limited stock that they are holding back a few boxes for gun buyers. I got to buy 2 100 round boxes from out of the back when I bought my 10/22. 

    One employee told me that they scanned in a high end gun one morning and it added 2 to the inventory. Plus a guys standing there had gotten an email his gun had arrived when they had no ETA on it coming in at the store. 


    I did run into some LP primers at Academy a few weeks ago and bought my limit of 300. $5.50 per hundred maybe. First ones I have seen in a year maybe. Guy seemed totally surprised they got some in. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, papa61 said:

    somehow I missed this one. is that a preppers lot or an A.t.f'ers lot?

    The ATF calls 100 rounds a stockpile. A prepper... well one probably stole that 7 million rounds in Mexico to top off his cache.. 🤣

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  4. On 6/12/2021 at 2:40 PM, xsubsailor said:

    I used to feel bad about how cluttered my truck was but I ran across this car at the gas station  freaked-out-smiley-emoticon.gif


    My high school guidance counselor's station wagon was stuffed like this except most of hers looked like papers and mail. So much for her helping anyone out. I felt bad for her daughter who was a grade below me.

  5. 1 hour ago, Erik88 said:

    Wish folks would chill out so I can buy 9mm again sometime this decade.

    Academy in Johnson City had several flavors of 9mm the other night. Limit 2 boxes. Not pre pricing, but not gouging. 

    I think all these hyped proposals have no hope, and they know it. They are for show and to guage support and opposition. I am more afraid of them sneaking something in at the back of some other 2000 page bill. That is the normal MO. Misdirection has worked well for them in the past. 

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  6. On 6/5/2021 at 11:24 AM, Snaveba said:

    I thought that was Han Solo’s DL-44 Baster. 


    "Solo’s blaster is essentially an antique Mauser pistol fitted with a scope and custom mount. The barrel is modified with a flash hider from a German M-81 machine gun."

    That might be why. 

  7. On 5/15/2021 at 10:41 AM, Magiccarpetrides said:

    unlike those idiots that waited at the pumps in lines 10 deep or more I actually stay topped off so I was able to avoid all that silliness.   I still don't understand why people choose to live their life so unprepared when it costs less and is much less stressful to just stay very slightly prepared.  

    People feel like if bad things happen someone will just give them money or whatever to make it right. Look at gofundmes for the stupidest things. Some kid ordered thousands of dollars in SpongeBob Popsicles from his mom's Amazon (behind her back) and Amazon refused to take a return (because it was food) ands then they do a gofundme and get like $11,000 in donations. What kind of signal does that send?

    I try to teach my kids basic things.

    Like "always have cash on you, even if it is only $20. " That is enough to get a bite of food, put a couple gallons of gas in you tank, or whatever. Still small enough that if someone grabbed your wallet that you would not be up the creek.

    Most people would just rather expect for someone to save them. I prefer to be self-rescuing. 



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  8. I am amazed we do not have morw bridge collapses in general. Lots of them are way past their prime and have much more traffic than they were designed for. Even newly build ones probably suffer from the same corner cutting I saw in construction. 10% less rebar is more prifi6t


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  9. I have been working from home for about a year. Wife a bit longer. My commute was not long (15 to 20 minutes), but I too like rolling down to my desk at 7:50. 95+% of my job can be done from anywhere I have internet. The rest is so minor that asking the mailroom to mail out a piece of equipment from storage is about the largest part I have to hand off. All I did before was carry the box to the mailroom myself. They still shipped it. My wife is pretty much 100%. I feel I can be more productive at home because my boss tends to wander around showing off funny YouTube videos or telling you what funny thing his nephew did last weekend. That productivity also flows over to home. I can start a load of laundry and fold it at lunch if needed. I can wash the breakfast dishes at lunch. Heck, I can pack up eBay sales for shipping while listening to a required webinar. Not losing a single minute of work productivity, but gaining a lot of the home type. Plus, if it is a stressed day, taking lunch at the kitchen table with the wife and kids is much better than cramming down a burger at my desk in the office. That makes my overall life better.

    Now if they offered me $30K to come back in, I would show up 20 minutes later. That money would be a big difference in things like paying for the kids' college or finishing off the mortgage. In the end, I work to make money. I have worked a lot worse jobs for less. So an offer like that would get signed instantly. I would push my 401k contributions up a few percent at the same time as paying off debt. 

    I have friends in construction that deal with developers a lot. They all are seeing office space leases being terminated. Companies are realizing that the cost to stand over their employees' shoulders is not worth whatever productivity improvement they assumed they were getting (which in reality was none or negative). They have already deployed the equipment to let people work virtual, and in many case that equipment would just go on the shelf if they came back to the office anyway, In a lot of areas and industries, this had already been moving forward before COVID, so now really people are just pushing up the timeline. 


  10. 2 hours ago, xsubsailor said:

    Colonial Pipeline pays hackers $4M-$5M to get pipeline back online:

    Once the payment was made, in untraceable cryptocurrency, the hackers gave the pipeline operator a decrypting tool to restore the network, according to the Bloomberg report. 


    At my last job a flaw in a vendor software allowed us to get hacked. We ended up having to pay a few thousand dollars to get the decrypt codes and they were different for each PC hit. Took a few minutes to encrypt, but hours to decrypt. I actually negotiated with the hackers to get a All for one deal instead of paying per PC. 

    Not my proudest day it happened on my watch, but given the company's refusal to buy an upgrade to the software and the fact that the owner insisted it be internet facing so people could work from homes without VPNs, not a lot I could have done about it.  Was already working 80 hour weeks there. Not a lot of time to get creative. 

  11. 2 hours ago, jpx2rk said:

    Well, at least everyone will not be beaching about the price of primers/powder/boolits for a week or two.  😏

    87 octane was $2,86/gal at wally world today for me.  I was a bit surprised for a second that they had gas, but then I remembered it was walmart/murphy and they can get stuff when no one else can.  

    I worked for a company that did Gas & Go setups back in the late 90's. We piloted a new setup at Sam's in Asheville when they were trying to win Wal-Mart. I sat there in a shed for a few months watching out a 2 way mirror window in case anything broke. They had the best price on the street plus they had also started the 5 cents off with a Walmart Gift Card. That station with 12 pumps, pumped 26,000 gallons of gas a day. They had an automatic tank monitor that faxed in orders 24 hours a day when the levels reached a certain level. They would get 3 or 4 trucks deliveries a day. 

    I actually saw them have to come out and stop another local small gas station from filling up a 500 gallon tank truck. With the 5 cents off, the gas was cheaper that the owner could get it from his distributor, 


    I am guessing we are going to hear of at least one guy trying to turn unfired bullets into gas by way of threat of violence. 

  12. On 5/10/2021 at 6:14 PM, Garufa said:

    The first centerfire rifle I ever shot was my Dad's IBM M1 Carbine when I was around 12 years old.  Still have it and will until the day I die.

    Put me down in the will?


    Being in IT, I so want an IBM one.


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