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by dblas
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 15294

Re: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?

Just an update, The Machine Gun Nest just recently opened as well as Heritage Gun Range, both in Frederick.
by dblas
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Rifle restrictions
Replies: 6
Views: 3992

Re: Rifle restrictions

Things have gotten even worse in MD, which I didn't think possible, but, sure enough, our last governor and state legislature really screwed us over - now AR15 type rifles have to have a HBAR barrel to be legal - your M4 carbine style profile barrel which is on probably 90% of AR's on the market, a...
by dblas
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 15294

Re: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?

Freestate is probably the best indoor range I have been to.

Elk Neck State Park has an outdoor range, but it has been a while since I have been up there, so unsure on the holster draw issue.

DB
by dblas
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Any HAM radio guys out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 17580

Re: Any HAM radio guys out there?

I've been licensed and been active for 26+ years, currently hold an Extra class license. Last year when we had the earthquake in VA, no cell and SMS texting had a 5 minute lag time at a minimum. Something else to look into is winlink/airmail, it give you the ability to do e-mail from pretty much any...
by dblas
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 50bmg suppressor
Replies: 60
Views: 27699

Re: Form 1 50bmg suppressor

Pardon me while I go change my pants... :shock:
by dblas
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 15294

Re: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?

rcpd34 wrote:Have you tried Gilberts Indoor Range in Rockville?
Unfortunately the PDR or Montgomery County requires you to be a "member" of any indoor range to use, plus the county requirement to use factory ammo. :evil:
by dblas
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Ever considered buying an old missile silo?
Replies: 13
Views: 3385

Re: Ever considered buying an old missile silo?

Also look for the old AT&T Long Lines facilities, not as deep, but most definitely larger footprint and hardened as well.

DB
by dblas
Sun May 15, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: As suspected OBL raid was filmed via helmet cams
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: As suspected OBL raid was filmed via helmet cams

I believe that everyone in the situation room was on a video conference with Mr. Pieneta and several other folks while listening to the live radio feed of the operation. To my knowledge (and things could have changed), but the video from DEVGRU was recorded by the helmet cams and not transmitted as ...
by dblas
Wed May 04, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Amateur Radio (Ham)
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re: Amateur Radio (Ham)

Interesting to come accross a Ham thread in a Silencer board....Maybe it was like living in a diverse neighborhood when you were a kid, but I got my Novice when I was 12, General with 13 WPM code @13 (K6HAY) and they had not yet invented multiple question test. It was "Draw a colpits oscilator, now...
by dblas
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Illegal Immigrants Protest for Access to Higher Education
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Illegal Immigrants Protest for Access to Higher Educatio

mhuffman wrote:I read something that demonstrated if a college grants in-state tuition to illegals then it must grant in-state tutition to out of state Americans.
Cite please, if you can find it, I would like to shove it..er..provide it to my elected state delegate and state senator.
by dblas
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 15294

Re: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?

<Mach1 wrote:I had the pleasure of attending/participating in The 2011 Md Silencer Shoot held by MDShooters @ Berwyn on Sunday. Nice place & excellent folks.
MDShooters Forum is posting photos here.
Unfortunately I missed that one, great comments about the shoot at the Berwyn club meeting tonight.
by dblas
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Illegal Immigrants Protest for Access to Higher Education
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Illegal Immigrants Protest for Access to Higher Educatio

The state of Maryland is trying to pass legislation to allow any "undocumented" person to go to an institution of higher learning at in state rates as opposed to out of state rates. First they get my property taxes to go to primary school and now they want more of my taxes to get a higher education?...
by dblas
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 15294

Re: Any ranges in MD that don't suck?

Maryland Small Arms Range is right next to Andrews Air Force Base. I go there all the time. They allow you to draw from a holster, fire as fast as you want to, and to bring your own ammo. It costs $15 for a lane and there is no hourly fee or limit. Stay and shoot as much as you want for $15. The on...
by dblas
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Shotguns
Topic: Stoeger P-350 Pump
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Stoeger P-350 Pump

Any thought on this?

I have a chance to pick one up and wanted opinions, good or bad.

Thanks.
by dblas
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: WTB/WTT Motorola XTS/JT/MTX handheld radio
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: WTB/WTT Motorola XTS/JT/MTX handheld radio

I've got the following:

XTS3000 UHF Range 1 (403 - 470)
XTS3500 UHF Range 2 (450 - 520)
XTS5000 UHF Range 1 (380 - 450)
XTS5000 UHF Range 2 (450 - 520)
HT1000 UHF Range 2 (450 - 512)

If you are interested in any or all of them, let me know and I will send more info on the radios.
by dblas
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: WTB/WTT Motorola XTS/JT/MTX handheld radio
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: WTB/WTT Motorola XTS/JT/MTX handheld radio

What band(s)/frequency?
by dblas
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Most Powerful Mobile Radios?
Replies: 27
Views: 11007

Re: Most Powerful Mobile Radios?

continuity wrote:
dblas wrote:...The down side to 110 watt radios is size, ...
Yeah, but the up side is when you're usng one during the winter, you don't need a heater in the vehicle...
More so if you run 3 - 4 like I do... 8)
by dblas
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Rifled 12 Gauge Pistol
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Rifled 12 Gauge Pistol

It is my understanding that black-powder guns are generally exempt from NFA regulations . I believe you can have a b-p shotgun with barrels less than 18" and be OK . That would probably apply to my uncle's blunderbuss, at 16" and roughly .78 it makes a lot of noise and can be fun to put a ball down...
by dblas
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Rifled 12 Gauge Pistol
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Rifled 12 Gauge Pistol

If it was originally manufactured as a longarm ( rifle or shotgun) , the barrel cannot legally be shortened less than 18" for a shotgun , or 16" for a rifle , without prior registration . Overall-length is also a factor ... A rifled-bore over .50 is destructive-device , and requires registration as...
by dblas
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Most Powerful Mobile Radios?
Replies: 27
Views: 11007

Re: Most Powerful Mobile Radios?

As for the OPs original question, any used commercial radio that does 110 watts from any of the reputable manufacturers (motorola, icom, kenwood, etc). In a year or so, you will see a bunch of used VHF and UHF gear do to the narrow band requirements that will be in effect I believe in 2013. The down...
by dblas
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Amateur Radio (Ham)
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re: Amateur Radio (Ham)

For those interested in upgrading their license to General, the question pool changes Jul 1, 2011. So whatever study guide you have is good until then, but may only be so-so after that date. If you are in the MD area and would like to take an exam, the Laurel ARC does FREE exams the 3rd Saturday of ...
by dblas
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Most Powerful Mobile Radios?
Replies: 27
Views: 11007

Re: Most Powerful Mobile Radios?

I know, I'm resurecting an older post (I may do that as a new guy, with updated info) Check out MURS for unlicensed operation, similar to FRS but higher power and VHF. A good durable BTSOOI radio for this band would be a Motorola HT1000. You can generally pick them up for $100 or so. If you do decid...
by dblas
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Amateur Radio (Ham)
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re:

...The one thing that sparks my curiosity is this: Do I need a second radio to hook up to the TNC and then to the laptop?.. In my experience, when connected to a node via TNC/commputer, a radio will only be able to do packet or data duty. A second radio will be needed for voice transmission. I have...