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General Discussion / Re: 50 BMG Kaboom
« on: May 02, 2021, 05:22:58 PM »
He's a little confused about what the jugular vein is there for. And stunningly fortunate!
General Discussion / Re: Guns as film props
« on: April 23, 2021, 02:27:11 PM »
Following up on this.
They found someone with a nice airsoft collection that looked realistic enough. I was running sound, and didn't get a good look at the props until we took a break after a few hours' shooting. There's a scene where one woman in unpacking a bag full of guns in front of her family. She says "Two handguns, both Glocks" as she pulls them out. During the break, I went to look at the collection. Sure enough, two handguns, both H&Ks. Sigh.
Strategies and Tactics / Re: NRA Pistol Instructor Course
« on: April 16, 2021, 08:28:27 AM »
It's been a couple of years since LIFE offered one. Summer is coming... I'll reach out and see.
Well GZ can just light Kong on fire. So easy win.

Dude, Godzilla can't hit what he can't.... oh. Crap. He just hit Kong. Yep. Burned him right up. I guess giant apes ain't as agile as one would think.
General Discussion / Guns as film props
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:29:46 AM »
Aloha all!

i've always kind of wondered about this. There are no shortage of tiny indie films featuring guns. I know this crowd, and I know the budgets involved, and I don't believe they're buying realistic props. I believe they're using actual firearms. Which, ok, with accommodation for state laws (handgun owner on set, for example) and safety training, why not?

Now I find myself running sound in one of those films. I volunteered to conduct some basic training, even to take members of the cast shooting, if anyone was unfamiliar with firearms. So far, so good.

They've put out a call in the community, looking to borrow guns for the film. Aha! Belief confirmed! They're looking for a couple of Glocks, a matched set of rifles (which aren't specified, but should be contemporary military-style), a couple of grenades, and some affiliated tac gear.

Here we finally come to the question: how comfortable would you be letting someone use your guns to make a film? What would be your requirements, were you to agree?

General Discussion / What's the range like these days?
« on: March 27, 2021, 09:23:13 PM »
I've got a small group of people who I want to take shooting for their first time. If it happens, it needs to happen before April 16.

First, what's open? Pistol? Rifle? Silhouette? The website says silhouette is closed, but it's still got the warnings about the "upcoming" lead remediation project in November.

Next, what's the time protocol? I know that for a brief time, windows were scheduled and of short duration. What's the sitch now?

Lastly, "groups." If I show up with 3-4 people with the intention of us sharing a shooting station, is that still ok? Or are there limits on the size/composition of groups due to covid?

Tom G
I got disconnected from the pre-meeting by the weather. Did we reach any resolutions? Any action points I can act on?
Zippz, while your proposals are certainly stellar, I am aware of at least one other developed concept that goes much farther. It starts with subterranean parking then revamps the entire crater. Imagine what you could do with al that space! Sure, it's a pie-in-the-sky scenario, but why not aim high? I can reach out to the man who developed said plans, see if he's willing to share.
Happy to help!
General Discussion / Re: Black powder rifle on maui
« on: February 21, 2021, 11:25:34 AM »
Hmmmm but my question is how would HPD know if you took possession of a black powder firearm if no registration is required? Sounds like another useless law that is pretty much toothless. My 1858 Remington Army replica is coming in Monday. >:D

That is a fair question! Also, by the letter of the law, if you were buying a BP pistol, to get a permit, you'd need the serial number ahead of time. With a mail-order outfit, I'm not even sure that's possible.
General Discussion / Re: Black powder rifle on maui
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:40:44 AM »
Registration is not required for firearms designed to fire loose black powder and for firearms manufactured before 1899, but permits are required.
General Discussion / Re: AK movie
« on: January 25, 2021, 07:14:08 PM »
Erm... maybe the Russians label their firearms differently, but the AK is not a submachine gun.
Preparedness and Survival / Re: What Did You Do Today To Prep?
« on: January 17, 2021, 06:14:06 PM »
Today, I refrained from getting into my supplies.
Off Topic / Re: New Years Food Traditions or Faves - Discuss
« on: January 01, 2021, 10:27:41 PM »
As a proper Southern Boy, black-eyed peas are essential for New Year's Day.
Off Topic / Looking for a defamation lawyer
« on: December 29, 2020, 05:09:50 PM »
Aloha all!
As sad as it is, I need to bring suit against someone for defamation of character (libel). Any recommendations?
What grades were your 1903 and Garand? 

Um, no idea. I think my dad got the a4 from CMP (or the ODCMP at the time) after his service. My other 1903 examples have all been purchased from other shooters or gun stores.

IIRC, I think I ordered a "field" grade for my M1, back when they first rolled out that designation. I was much pleased; what I received was actually "service" grade.
I took my 1903a4 with a 10x scope out to Chuck Taylors sniper class when LIFE had him out here. Using Greek surplus M2 ball ammo, I was a middle-of-the-pack shooter in a field of participants that spent thousands and thousands on their rigs. My father had the rifle drilled and tapped, so I had no guilt about putting a modern scope on it. I managed a couple of sub-MOA groups during the sighting in process for this class!

Back when the steel gongs at Kokohead were a thing, I had no trouble ringing the 440 yard gong with iron sights on my Garand, again using milsup M2 ball ammo.

You do realize that the rifles in question have scope mounts that were designed for them, right?
I can't believe Big City Diner didn't make the list! I like it with their fried rice.
Off Topic / Anyone here who works with Kydex?
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:20:29 PM »
Aloha all!
I want to make a couple of custom holsters for some audio gear. It's an inline headphone amp and a wireless transmitter for a boom operator.

It's a little tricky in that both items have to have open bottoms for cable access. Oh, and the 9v battery which powers the amp is external, so it needs a pocket as well.

Who here wants to do a little arts and crafts in thick plastic?
Off Topic / Re: Car A/C service
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:03:02 AM »
Dan from Thumb Cooling was amazing! He spotted an obvious leak at the condenser. He offered to replace just the faulty component, or since we were talking about 20+ year old original components, go ahead and replace all the major parts. I do plan to keep this truck until the end of time, so I went with "buy once, cry once" and had him replace it all. Two hours later, conditioned air! Shy of $1500 (not a lot shy, but shy).
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