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  • Birthday 06/02/1962

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  1. Mark A

    RMR All The Things! (M&P M2.0 Compact)

    KahrMan, my delta point powers down and back up on motion. To be honest, I cant remember about the RMR. I never turn it off. I just replace the battery every new years day.
  2. Mark A

    RMR All The Things! (M&P M2.0 Compact)

    ok, the first of many dumb questions... Why a Glock rear sight?
  3. Mark A

    MagLite LED Upgrade

    big thumbs up for Malkoff conversions. i have plenty of new flashlights that I like but you can't beat D cells for storage and longevity. We keep 3 or 4 cell versions in each vehicle. They all have glass break tail caps on them. Nice solid tubes of hefty aluminum are useful for all kinds of things.
  4. Mark A

    1965 IH Scout 80 Project Truck

    Glad my wife doesn't poke her head in here often. She learned to drive using her oldest brother's scout and every now and then mentions that she would love for me to get one and restore it. Not only do I not have time for that I scratched that itch on multiple projects in my younger years. I still enjoy doing maintenance on our vehicles but I've had more than my fill of walking in to the shop and and looking at a vehicle that is in multiple storage crates...
  5. Mark A

    Carrying Gun In Place of Worship

    Oops... welcome 4F and OleJohnny. 4F, are you considering a move or just looking around?
  6. Mark A

    Carrying Gun In Place of Worship

    I'm consulting with a church right now that is getting ready to build a completely new church on the same ground and connected to the existing campus. Once it is done they are going to greatly expand their k-5 program and also expand their community outreach program which is already impressively large by converting the entire existing campus into the school and outreach. This is already a decently sized campus. They are security minded and have a decent team currently in place. They just recruited a recently retired LEO that has a lot of higher end security training and experience to attend church there and head the security team. As part of the expansion project they are going to greatly enhance their security system. Initially the new head of security was a bit standoffish but after a series of questions I began laying out my suggestions and soon his head was nodding a bit and by the end of the meeting he was smiling. When I was done he presented the summary of his site survey and a list of suggestions. We were perfectly in step. It was nice having someone the church trusted validate the proposed approach. This is still pre-construction so a lot of things could happen but the contractor that brought me in turned in his prelim budget. They added 10% to it and plugged it into their budget. This is a nice system that is very future proof yet properly scaled to their current needs. I used to hate talking with churches about security. It just felt wrong that they had to even think about it. I had a very scholarly pastor talk with me for about an hour about 5 years ago. He gave me quite the education about how the Bible felt about providing for the security of the church members. One other cool thing. All of their current service providers have multi-year relationships with the church. Once the church members became comfortable with the contractors they were given "the talk". As a result they have extra armed security anytime they are at the church. Each contractor has a letter from the church authorizing them to carry on premises. They regularly attend meetings with the security team so that any changes in procedures are communicated to all. To say I was blown away would be an understatement...
  7. Mark A

    I like this shirt...

    Dangit... I told my wife not to post that picture Sigh...
  8. Mark A

    A nice day

    I agree. I finally made some good progress on the world's most behind schedule fence project
  9. Mark A

    The niche I wish manufacturers would find

    Have you shot a P239? Dead nuts accurate, and so comfy IWB. Mine was purchased as a 40 and shot maybe 10 rounds until my 357 sig mags and barrel arrived. My favorite concealed gun in the best cartridge out there. If "near Nashville" means the south side please give me a shout if you would like to swing by and touch of a mag or 3 Mark
  10. For some reason it reminded me of the C-18 locker aliens in MIB II
  11. The safe is 10' from the bed. There are friends easily at hand and the door stays unlocked all night
  12. Then, I tell everyone goodnight and close the safe door. I sleep very well at night Mark
  13. Mark A

    The Garden Thread

    We are building 2 more 10x50 chicken runs. The three we built last year have been good and scratched in. I'm thinking a total of about 7 will allow us to keep a couple green for the girls, a couple growing cover crops ( which will also go to the girls and 2-3 producing food close to year round. The aquaponics system was refined over the winter and is now producing a ton of leafy greens things. We eat what we want but the majority goes to the pigs and chicks.We also set up a large sprouting operation over the winter. We have about 30 bus tubs of various organic non- gmo grains sprouting. This will cut back soon. We mostly used this to keep the various critters in green material during the winter. Still haven't worked out exactly what we will do with the aquaponics once it gets too hot to grow leafy things. Probably build a few wicking beds to grow various peppers. The fish water is excellent for irrigation and that help keep the water clean for the fish because we put in makeup. Mark
  14. Mark A

    Why should I buy an AR-15?

    Gun control panic??? I managed to live 50 years without one. Now, just a few years later I own more than I care to state publicly. After running a friend's in a carbine class I bought an AR-15 and then an AR-10. After that I started building them. For me, putting them together is almost as much fun as shooting them. You don't have to stick with .223/5.56. It sounds like you have some nice semi-autos already. If the AR isn't floating your boat, buy something that does.
  15. Dude stuck his head out a little too far for just a sec BANG! ond Good job officer

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