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by bmanka
Tue May 12, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: .
Replies: 25
Views: 3107

Apartments must be criminal magnets. I had the same thing happen in college. About 3am on a weekday I hear someone walking up the stairs. I had only one neighbor and we knew each other well. Since he was never up at that hour, I looked through the blinds to see some homeless looking guy walking up t...
by bmanka
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Survival / Preparedness
Topic: Extended Power Outage
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Excellent post. We were hit by hurricane Ike and one of the fortunate families that were without power for only 7 days. The resulting gas shortages and communication outages we experienced were similar. We made extensive use of our generator powering critical electrics for ourselves and two other ho...
by bmanka
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: Suppressed AR10A4?
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

michaelj,

What kind of barrel do you have on that AR10? Is it a Noveski? What length is it?

Great looking setup.
by bmanka
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Latest on Olofson case
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Thanks for the info Mongo, now it's starting to make more sense. Plus, you cleared up a misunderstanding I had of how the selector / disconnector work with one another. This is why I love this site!
by bmanka
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Latest on Olofson case
Replies: 16
Views: 773

I disagree. Based on what I read, the full-auto condition was the result of a followdown condition. Followdowns have nothing to do with having an M-16 selector installed in an AR-15. The manufacturer never installed a M16 selector, he did. He admitted to replacing all the trigger group components Th...
by bmanka
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Latest on Olofson case
Replies: 16
Views: 773

...he was doing s--t he knew was illegal and got caught I read the doc but didn't find what he did that was illegal. I read the parts discussing that his gun had some M-16 fire control group parts, but it seems that it didn't contain all the parts required to make the gun full auto. It also said th...
by bmanka
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Hurricane headed our way and now the unprepared are in panic
Replies: 51
Views: 1622

Well, we had power restored after 5 days. Fortunately we only suffered minor damage to the house. Oddly it was to the top of the chimney, the whole metal cage on the top was crushed by who knows what. Three trees down, some broken sections of fence. I have two HF communications antennas in the back ...
by bmanka
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Hurricane headed our way and now the unprepared are in panic
Replies: 51
Views: 1622

Lost power at 4am. Several trees down, but only minor damage. About to shut the generator off for the night to conserve gas. Had to clear 4 roads with chainsaw to get to my mother's house 10 miles away. Several power lines down on roads. There's nothing like a massive power outage. You can barely re...
by bmanka
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: Difference between 300 win mag and 300 wby mag.
Replies: 17
Views: 3949

I'm headed out there in Oct as well to catch the bow hunting season. If we are lucky, a cool front will blow in and get the temp in the low 90's :)

Have a great hunt!
by bmanka
Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: LMT Piston Weapon System
Replies: 4
Views: 368

I don't think they have been released yet. I like the monolithic rail concept and the quick change barrel. The gas piston is the icing on the cake.
by bmanka
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: Poll on hard cases, which to buy?
Replies: 16
Views: 556

I compared the Pelican and Storm cases at a recent gun show. Both are without question quality cases. I preferred the Storm to the Pelican.
by bmanka
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: PWC
Replies: 41
Views: 669

You should pimp that ride out with a faux paddle wheel on the back...Give it that "spinner" feel.
by bmanka
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Public Comments on CC in National Parks ends June 30
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Here's mine... The national park system preserves one of America's greatest natural resources for current and future generations. These parks, while extraordinarily beautiful, can in fact be dangerous places. Threats to park visitors exist in the form of physical threats from malicious persons and r...
by bmanka
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Public Comments on CC in National Parks ends June 30
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Submitted mine as well.
by bmanka
Sat May 24, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Performance of 6.8 can on 5.56mm
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

I shoot an M4-2000 in 6.8 on my 5.56 and have shot side-by-side with a person shooting an M4-2000 in 5.56. Observers reported no noticable difference.
by bmanka
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: fyi: ATF posts a Silencer Repair/Alteration FAQ, 4/17/08
Replies: 85
Views: 6027

How does this clarification from the ATF affect suppressor upgrades? I have an M4-2000 that I intended to upgrade to the Mod08 version. Can this still be done?
by bmanka
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Reasonable restrictions
Replies: 26
Views: 1070

Griz,

Are you suggesting a perrmanent impairment or could someone with a temporary mental problem have their rights restored once their condition is controlled / cured?
by bmanka
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: DC vs. Heller Hearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Dellinger had his ass handed to him :) That was the best part of today's hearing.
by bmanka
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Gura SUCKED!!!!!!!! WTF?????
Replies: 93
Views: 3104

Gura's performance sucked...big time, but I think he will win the DC case based on it's merits alone. The biggest issue is that he pitched a line more consistent with the SG's position than the "strict scrutiny" level of review that he professed in his brief. I was pleased with Roberts, Scalia and K...
by bmanka
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: DC vs. Heller Hearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

My predictions:

Justices upholding the lower court ruling
Roberts
Scalia
Kennedy
Alito
Thomas

Justices dissenting
Stevens
Souter
Ginsburg
Breyer
by bmanka
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: DC vs. Heller Hearing
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

DC vs. Heller Hearing

The hearing is now concluded and my take on the dialog was that the Justices appeared to favor the individual rights perspective. I don't think DC argued their case very well. The US Solicitor General faired better that the DC counterparts. Alan Gura started of well, but halfway through, took the co...
by bmanka
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: DC v. Heller to be heard on Tuesday
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Oral arguments will be televised on C-Span at 10:30am CDT. That's channel 350 for you Directv subscribers.
by bmanka
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Silencer Reviews
Topic: 6.8mm SPC M4-2000 POI Shift
Replies: 27
Views: 2323

SC-Texas,

I'm in Spring and shoot out at Carters Country from time to time. I also have an M4-2000 in 6.8 (the older version, not Mod 07 or 08). If you would like to compare the POI shift between your suppressor and mine, I'd be happy to meet you at the range.
by bmanka
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Texas LLC Question
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Texas LLC Question

Has anybody here gone the LLC route in Texas? I would like to know if there are any annual filing or franchise tax requirements.
by bmanka
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: cop plants drugs on video
Replies: 36
Views: 555

White cops do pursue people of color with a vengeance and that's sad. Let's not pull the race card too quickly. Other than this video, the three recent abuse videos from jail guards (the woman getting her arm broken, the woman who had her nose broken, and the quadraplegic getting dumped out of his ...