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  1. Is there any particular CAT tourniquet brand I should stick with? I was looking at some on Amazon but dunno if they are junk or not.
  2. I'm slowly getting my get home bag stocked with various items including medical emergency items. One of those items is a tourniquet. The version that I bought is the HALO type. I was wondering if these are just as effective as a CAT type tourniquet or if I should get a different one. One person I spoke with swears by the CAT version. I haven't found much on the internet that gives the pros and cons between the two. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.
  3. I didn't sign up with their website so maybe that was why I couldn't do much. The package had arrived in Chattanooga on Friday. I had hoped i could just arrange to pick it up on Saturday at the distribution hub where I had shipped it from. I couldn't get anyone to answer the phone there so I gave up. The tracking page had a "manage delivery" button I clicked on but I got the message "Due to shipper restrictions, additional delivery options are not available for this shipment. For more info, please contact the shipper." I dunno if that would include holding the package at a pickup point or not since it didn't list any options for pickup. I did let Glock know about what happened even though I know they aren't responsible for delivery once it leaves their facility. Also the adult signature required link showed "Adult recipient unavailable (age and required identification vary by country/territory)".
  4. So I had to return a Glock 30S back to the factory to have it looked at. Glock arranged for FedEx to ship the gun to and from their factory. I was notified a few days ago that it was on its way back and gave me a tracking number. The tracking info stated that the gun would arrive to me today and an adult would need to sign for the delivery. The only problem was me and the wife were at work so no one would be home to sign for it. I figured if no one was at home when they came, they would reschedule the delivery. Well...when I got home from work today, I noticed a package on my front porch. It was my gun. The tracking info said it was signed for by by my wife but she was at work. I dunno if FedEx was aware of what was in the package but you'd think they would have rescheduled. I don't know if something like this has happened to anyone on here but, it's scary to think that they left a gun on the front porch where it could've been stolen, possibly used in a crime,etc. I think it was very irresponsible.
  5. I swapped out the Pearce baseplate to the stock one and still notice a rattling sound when loaded with 9 rounds. I noticed that even when empty, the magazine has a slight rattle to it. I then decided to try the Pearce baseplate on the second magazine. I didn't notice any rattle when it was loaded. I'm beginning to think that maybe the magazine has a bad spring? I'll go by my LGS tomorrow and pick up a new spring and see if that may fix the issue.
  6. I recently bought a Glock 30S and have only got to shoot it a couple of times. Yesterday I had issues with the last round get jammed in the gun. The bullet appears to be pointed upwards when viewed from the ejection port on the slide. I had the issue happen 4-5 times in a row. I had recently changed out the stock baseplate with a Pearce grip extension as I was getting pinky pinch with the stock baseplate. I had also installed a #30 o-ring on the magazine that sits on top of the baseplate to also help with the pinching. Next trip to the range I will try the other stock magazine to see if it repeats the problem. I wonder if the o-ring may be the issue? It is the same thickness as the gap left after the magazine is inserted into the gun. I'd read on some other forums where some people used the o-ring/Pearce extension method and it helped with the pinching. Also, the 10-round magazine is downloaded to 9 as it is a Herculean feat to load in the magazine and also rack the slide. I can hear one of the rounds rattling in the magazine but read that it's normal. Anyone on here have the same issue as me?
  7. I bought a Calwell Stinger a while back. It's seems to work well with my AR and is adjustable. It will allow for a 30 round magazine. Not too hard to assemble either. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/caldwell-stinger-shooting-rest
  8. I recently bought some of thr TFOs in green. So far I like them. Plenty bright during the day or night.
  9. I have been looking at the CMP to get a 1911. What I really wish I could do but doubt could be done is see if they could find the serial # of the one my grandfather carried in WW2 and check if it may be in their inventory. I don't really think it would be possible but it would be awesome.
  10. I wonder if these higher ammo prices will be the new norm or will they slowly go back down once the market is saturated again?
  11. Thats a good idea.. I've thought about getting a red dot for my pistols but I would have to get the slides cut for them and probably have to get new holsters to accommodate the RDS. I would also need to get some tall back up sights in case it fails. I'll need to do some research to see how much that'll set me back.
  12. I recently had Lasik performed to correct my monovision I had from cataract surgery 15 years ago so that I can have better distance vision in both eyes. I was told that I would need teading glasses for reading computers and smartphones, etc. One drawback I found is that my sights on my handguns are fuzzy and I can't get obtain a clear sight picture now. I can see the orange ring on my front sight if there is ample light. If there is a dark background to where the orange won't show up or the tritium to glow then lining the sights up is frustrating. I'm looking at getting the XS Big Dot sights so that I don't to line 3 dots up. I dunno if that will help or not. If I have my reading glasses on then the sights are clear. The problem is I don't always need my glasses and I won't be able to just throw some on in a potential SD situation.. Has anyone on here had Lasik and ended up with the same issue and regret the end result? If so, what did you do to adapt to it?
  13. I bought a single press setup from a coworker which included several reloading manuals. The "newest" manual of the bunch is a Hornady 7th edition which appears to have been published back in 2010. I have some questions about reloading manuals.. My first question is even though it's an older edition, as for loading 9mm, .45 ACP and .223 ammo, does the data change much with newer editions? Should I buy the latest edition of their reloading manual? I know there are many different manufacturers that publish their own manuals. Is one brand better than the other? Thanks.
  14. My usual carry is a Glock 19 gen 5 riding in an Alien Gear Shape Shift 4.0 holster. I've been eyeballing a 21 to buy for carrying a some point down the road.
  15. I would want my bag to be more like the last scenario you described and also as a SHTF pack if possible.
  16. I've been toying with the idea of putting together a bug out bag. I'm not very familiar with what all would need to be in the bag except maybe a first aid kit, water and some non-perishable food among other things. I've read some about the "72 hour" bags. I think I would rather put my own together instead of buying one prepackaged.. I was looking a the Red Rock assault pack as a starting point. I like the fact that it isn't very expensive and can hold a hydratuon bladder. I've looked at some other brands but they are quite pricey. Any suggestions on brands of bags that won't break the bank and the essentials to keep in one? Thanks.
  17. I blame that common core math crap they teach them these days...
  18. I have been keeping my HD shotgun loaded with a full tube and a round in the chamber with the safety on. After reading a few articles about why that is a bad idea, I decided to keep the tube full, hammer down with the safety on. Does anyone on here keep their HD shotguns with a round in the chamber? Since a shotgun doesn't have a drop safety, I guess the fear of an AD if the gun were dropped and having 00 buckshot tearing through something I don't want it to made me reconsider my strategy.
  19. My HD weapon is my Mossberg 590 with TL Racker light. I used to keep my G23 with laser in my nightstand but swapped it out after I got my Mossy.
  20. Just picked me up the Vantrue N2 Pro. I was looking forward to mounting it when I came across an article about dash cams and found out that the ones that mount to your windshield are illegal in some states like GA & AL. I have a GPS mount that I've used before that mounts to my windshield and never had issues. Does anyone on here who uses a dashcam mount them to the dash instead of the windshield? Below is the article I found. https://www.lifewire.com/aare-dash-cams-legal-534879 Edit: I finally found a mount that attaches to the rear view mirror. Hopefully this will work.
  21. Maybe they hired a "head engineer"?
  22. I was thinking the same thing when I first read about it...lol. I think the name of the ship is named Blue Origin. I have my own twist to that name...the Blue Organ...
  23. Speaking of my previous post, check out this idiot who had a dash cam and got caught up in road rage. How he hasn't been charged I don't know but it was very stupid.
  24. My reasoning is mostlly based on a situation that happened to a friend of a coworker. He apparently got involved in some road rage incident in which a gun was supposedly displayed. From my understanding he was in some serious trouble and eventually went to court to answer the charges. The case was postponed on several different occasions because the "victim" never showed up to testify and the case was eventually dismissed. He was out of tens of thousands of dollars in attorney's fees because of that accusation though. Dunno if he could sue the accuser to recoup attorney's fee or not though.. Since I drive armed 99.9% of the time,I just want to kind of protect myself from some vindictive road rage driver who may try to say I did something like that. I still haven't decided if I will get one or not but the thought of losing all that money over a false accusation is scary.


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