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  • NavyVet1959's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 08:56 PM
    As we used to say in the Navy, "When in doubt, get a bigger hammer"...
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    09-09-2017, 12:58 AM
    There were no gun laws at that time because they understood that SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED meant exactly that. After the War of Northern Aggression, we had various laws forced upon us during the Yankee Occupation (known to the liberal Yankees as...
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    09-08-2017, 02:59 PM
    Well, one could also say that the M1911 was designed as a combat handgun... :) But that didn't stop it from having a good trigger. :)
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    09-08-2017, 02:37 PM
    You can spend a lot of money trying to upgrade a Glock's trigger and still not get one as good as a very cheap M1911's trigger.
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    09-08-2017, 02:32 PM
    Easily 15+... Mostly just the common calibers though... .223 .300 AAC .308 7.62x39 7.7x58 .45-70
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    09-07-2017, 03:41 AM
    Well, if it was JP-4, it would have been better. You gotta figure that all the Air Force guys who work around JP-4 would be used to the smell.
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    09-05-2017, 10:31 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    The Barker and Addicks reservoirs which are causing such a flooding issue for the people over on the west side of Houston were created in response to the Texas Flood of 1935. Here's what downtown Houston looked like at that time. I suspect...
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    09-05-2017, 06:53 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    My experience with eating BBQed gator was that it tasted kind of like chicken -- at least chicken that had been marinated in moldy swamp water... :) Of course, with Hurricane Irma headed to Florida, it's time for some BBQed iguana... :)
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    09-05-2017, 03:37 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    When I was last there, they had some pretty spicy jalapenos and I was impressed with them. But yeah, there are better BBQ joints around, but very few where you can bring your own cooler of beer to drink while waiting for a table. :) But I was...
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    09-05-2017, 01:58 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    It's been a week... Many neighborhoods have drained, but some haven't... Before... After... Before...
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    09-05-2017, 01:23 PM
    Depends upon where you are with respect to concealed meaning it doesn't print. There "legally" concealed, "practically" concealed, and "truly" concealed. In many states, "legally" concealed just means that it is not directly visible, but it...
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    09-05-2017, 11:47 AM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    This was not the first time Houston has flooded and it won't be the last. We will dry out and be back to normal. It's just what we do.
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    09-05-2017, 12:28 AM
    A friend of mine was in the Air Force in Vietnam. He said that after they got back from a mission, they would just dump their M16s in a drum of diesel fuel. Or maybe it was just JP-4. I don't know any other ex-AirForce guys from over there, so I...
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    09-04-2017, 09:38 PM
    If I am someplace that believes in the 2nd Amendment, then I'm probably carrying a 10mm or a .45ACP. If I have the misfortune to be somewhere else, then it might be a Beretta 21A (or if need really deep concealment, the NAA .22mag). Sometimes, a...
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    09-04-2017, 03:30 PM
    Depends upon where you are. The reason that people up north have basements and we don't is that when you are pouring the slab for a house, you need the footings to be below the frost like. Since it gets so cold up there, the frost like is a bit...
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    09-04-2017, 10:48 AM
    As far as I've been able to tell, most of the people affected by the flood have not been dealing with strong rushing waters, just rising water. Having the 55g drums in a garage would mean that they would float in the garage and not leave. Having...
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    09-04-2017, 09:37 AM
    Those 55g drums are pretty cheap though. And we've used the closed top ones for flotation under docks and house boats for years without a problem, so they really last.
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    09-04-2017, 09:31 AM
    Damn, that 30mm cartridge is talking to me again...
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    09-04-2017, 08:58 AM
    I know it's too late to tell you now, but those plastic 55g drums that have the liquid-tight clamp on tops are great for long term storage of things in areas where it might get wet.
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    09-03-2017, 10:26 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Most definitely. I was out riding my Harley around yesterday and could smell quite a few places where people were doing some grilling / BBQing. And this was in areas where they were dry and had not lost power for any length of time, so it's not...
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    09-01-2017, 10:21 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Basically west of the Med Center, near the western side of the 610 loop, but south of US-59. He still might stay in the Houston area. There's a lot of areas that didn't flood. Or he could just raise his house. That area probably isn't...
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    09-01-2017, 09:27 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Well, the Med Center area has flooded for as long as I can remember and that was even from just *normal* rains. Too much trouble to fix a bad design, so they just keep making the same mistake over and over again. :(
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    09-01-2017, 07:55 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Nawh, there's plenty of areas where we didn't get flooded.
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    09-01-2017, 07:21 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    That would have been before fire ants arrived in Texas. :)
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    09-01-2017, 06:44 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Houston flood preparation:
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    08-31-2017, 11:43 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Yeah, you get away from the big cities and it's a pretty nice place. If you stay in the cities, you are stuck with concrete -- a LOT of concrete. Just remember, those movies and TV shows are often filmed in California, so they might not exactly...
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    08-31-2017, 11:31 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Does all of Hawaii look like this: There's a lot of various topology, but in the Gulf Coast area and eastern parts of the state, we pretty much have an average elevation rise of 1 ft per mile. On the other hand, we also have areas like...
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    08-31-2017, 08:52 PM
    You're low post count, haven't been on the board for that long, and you don't put your location in your profile. I would suggest that you probably should not hold your breath. This is something that many people prefer to do face-to-face, not...
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    08-30-2017, 10:32 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    These days, they consider the streets as part of the drainage system. Used to be, houses were just built on the available grade if they had a concrete slab or were built using pier and beam construction. These days, they build subdivisions by...
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    08-30-2017, 06:43 AM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    Yeah, I saw that. Kind of makes me wonder why I should be paying any attention to the weather predictions of a station that located themselves in a flood-prone area.
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    08-30-2017, 06:38 AM
    I have one of the Russian SKSs. They really appear nicer than the Chinese ones. A lot more machined parts whereas the Chinese ones are stamped parts. I bought mine back when they were around $100-125, IIRC.
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