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by LavaRed
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Newbie 'M' baffle question
Replies: 27
Views: 2389

Re: Newbie 'M' baffle question

I don't recall you having said you clipped those parabolic cones... Did you? I think they were extremely thin, and what, 3 of them in the tube? Something about the construction being rather fragile, at least in the first iteration... Spacer tubes too thin? Two of them got accidentally dented, and i...
by LavaRed
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hi guys!

The idea of asymmetrical baffles and an offset barrel appeal to me, but with my very humble equipment - a miniature TAIG lathe with a crude milling attachment, and a wobbly drill press - making anything relatively sophisticated such as offset-bore K baffles is unlikely. I could try making a 7075 mo...
by LavaRed
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hi guys!

Well yes, things become outdated, and with your obvious leaning towards innovation, both personal and in suppressor design (couldn't help myself), it would be surprising if that old experimental model were still your main thing. Thanks again for the insights brought from that experiment, which seem...
by LavaRed
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Newbie 'M' baffle question
Replies: 27
Views: 2389

Re: Newbie 'M' baffle question

I made a parabolic baffle- carbon-fiber tube mini can years ago, in .22LR. It is my most silent.
by LavaRed
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hi guys!

Hey Vera, good to see you checking back here. It has indeed been rather slow, with the annoying exception of a few dozen pages of Chinese spam for a week or two recently. I've missed your contributions, as I stopped visiting nfatalk. Too much testosterone around that place. Hey, wasn't you who was ...
by LavaRed
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hi guys!

Well... you'll be pleased to know I recently completed a Ruger Mk. I Integral build. It isn't a very original subject, and I did reuse a core design, but I trialed a couple of features I'd wanted to for a while. It wasn't impressive, but it wasn't bad either. I'll post pics in a while.
by LavaRed
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Hi guys!

fishman wrote:
LavaRed wrote:Hey there! How's it going? What have I missed?
Hugs,
Vera
Honestly, not much. Especially with the completed builds thread.
Well that's sad! Maybe it just needs the female touch!
by LavaRed
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Hi guys!
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Hi guys!

Hey there! How's it going? What have I missed?
Hugs,
Vera
by LavaRed
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Maximum range for 300 bo
Replies: 11
Views: 3889

Re: Maximum range for 300 bo

What would the max range be with 220 gr subs?
by LavaRed
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

So I noticed you went through the whole laser hair removal thingy. How long and expensive is the process? I myself have been thinking about getting it for quite some time now. I'm almost 27 and I have been waxing since I was 13. I find body hair disgusting and dirty and very unpleasant especially d...
by LavaRed
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

I'm 100% sure that the root of being transgender is not sexual. I've had sex with girls, as a man. I enjoyed it. Lots. I am fairly certain the women I did it with enjoyed it too. Still, that did not "turn" me. It did not change my fundamental view of myself even one jot.
by LavaRed
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

(Posted here instead of editing the prior.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punitive_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union This Therapy Method was pioneered by Ewen McGregor , William Sargent and others during the '50s. He practiced at a Canadian Mental Health Institute similar to St. Elizabeths Hospital or...
by LavaRed
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

jlwilliams wrote:Sensory deprivation tank and lsd?!? Maybe recreationally, but that sounds like piss poor psychiatric advice.
He's a professional asshole as well as a therapist (No, he wasn't the one who gave me therapy the first time around). That's his version of wanting to torture me back into manhood.
by LavaRed
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

LavaRed: If you ever feel a need to relocate to a fresh Location or simply "get away" from the Turmoil of Daily Life, my Family will accept you living in our Spare Room for 6 months, allowing you to Establish yourself in N Houston. Your Girlfriend or Mom (1 or the other) is also welcome. It's an Ad...
by LavaRed
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

I hope it all works out for you, I really do. That said, I think sex reassignment is like giving an anorexic person a gastric band. Their self identity (truly believing in their core that at 80lbs they are fat) is not accurate. Surgically validating their belief isn't helping them. I read recently ...
by LavaRed
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

The child metaphor is great. I've watched my kids grow up. I've seen my friends' kids grow up. I believe the biggest part of who we are is there from birth, except for the influence a major crises helps in programing us. I also think that identifying with a gender is not a choice. Like you, I belie...
by LavaRed
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

Go Lava. I believe in choice... with consequence. Everyone should have the freedom to do what they want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. If your actions harm others, you should have to pay for them. Agreed. I was taught early in life that every decision has a consequence (or several). I full...
by LavaRed
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

Hey Lava, so that's how we get more chicks into guns? Congratulations on your transition, hope it works out. Sorry to hear you lost friends over this, but that's their loss. I lost my best friend. He's a US trained psychologist, and nowadays every time we talk he goes all conversion therapy on me. ...
by LavaRed
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

Lava: You were a handsome man, and are becoming a pretty woman. Good for you. Do you feel more comfortable now? More "in the correct configuration?" You should (and have) done whatever makes you most comfortable. You certainly have my support and continued love and respect. :) Aww, thank you! Yes, ...
by LavaRed
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

Anyone who's curious can just ask... :) Ok, what was your resolution? Did you use hormones? Surgery? Do you have a pic of yourself instead of 'the B in apt B2' or whatever that shows name was. I bet that you're prettier than that profile pic. We'll love you no matter how you look. We love you just ...
by LavaRed
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders
Replies: 71
Views: 7075

Re: Transgender people and people who need to switch genders

Anyone who's curious can just ask... :)
by LavaRed
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Shrink fitting end caps
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Shrink fitting end caps

I would not safely go less than 1/16" wall thickness. Also, I would not press fit. Four allen screws radially placed around the endcap will do just fine and much better than a press fit.
by LavaRed
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Cops find loaded gun in Tennessee woman’s vagina
Replies: 19
Views: 3848

Re: Cops find loaded gun in Tennessee woman’s vagina

Meh... Call me back when it's an M26 grenade. That's happened more than once here in Guatemala in prisons.
by LavaRed
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: So if we find a Dyson sphere...
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: So if we find a Dyson sphere...

I highly doubt that this points to them being non- warlike. At least here on Earth, nearly all of the great technological advances have been the result of a war and the drive to prevail over other peoples. I don't see why this shouldn't be different elsewhere. Everything is conflict, without conflic...
by LavaRed
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Difference in sound for different material?
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Difference in sound for different material?

I explored this one years ago, and the material choice does make a difference, if only a minor one. Like everything in this universe, a suppressor vibrates, no matter how tight it is. And different materials do vibrate at different frequencies. The tube material is especially important, far more so ...