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General Discussion / Re: Black Powder Revolvers on Oahu
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:47:36 PM »
Thanks for your guys advice.  I’ll be on the look out for an Uberti.  I also decided I’m going to look for a Ruger Old Army.  The ROA seems like a good shooter since I’m not looking for an authentic type replica.
General Discussion / Black Powder Revolvers on Oahu
« on: April 07, 2019, 10:30:34 PM »
Do any of the LGS on Oahu regularly stock or carry black powder revolvers?  I’m thinking about buying one, but all my research seems to point to going down and physically handling them.  This is due to the differences between Uberti and Pietta.  Also fit finish even from one gun to the next by the same manufacturer seems to vary.  I went to a SASH shoot a few years ago and got to shoot one there, but at the time I wasn’t really thinking about getting one.

The US is such a disturbing place.  So now can I sue a beer manufacturer for making beer that got someone drunk in a DUI accident?  WTF is wrong with the world?  Why can’t people see that it is the actions of others and not the inanimate object.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: ***OFFICIAL 22 THREAD******
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:09:00 PM »
Anyone handle or own a PWS T3 Summit or the newer Volquartsen Summit version?

Firearms and Accessories / Re: ***OFFICIAL 22 THREAD******
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:13:08 PM »
Wouldn't happen to be Winchester 52s? For sale?  :geekdanc: :geekdanc: :geekdanc:

Nah.  One is a Sears model made by JC Higgins and the other one is an unfired JC Penny’s rifle made by Marlin.  Now they’re kind of like safe queens.  Since my dad passed last year I haven’t been to the range at all.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: ***OFFICIAL 22 THREAD******
« on: March 03, 2019, 09:30:17 PM »
I love rimfire, mostly because I’m chang and 22 is cheap.  I have a couple 10/22’s I built up and a first gen S&W 15-22 I modded with a 2-stage trigger and Battlecomp brake.  I also have a couple 22lr rifles built in the 50’s that I inherited.  My 2 current builds are 10/22 chambered in 22WMR and third 10/22 set up for sub sonic rounds.  I want a bolt action chambered in 17WSM but can’t bring myself to drop that kind of coin.

I would love to shoot rimfire in a precision rifle style like they did last year at the HDF fun shoot.
General Discussion / Re: Ebay and the Post Office
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:17:34 PM »
Sorry couldn't resist.  Gonna send a dildo to a friend wrapped the same way to see what USPS says.

Hmmmm... maybe I’ll try send one to myself and see what that lecture would be like.
General Discussion / Ebay and the Post Office
« on: February 27, 2019, 08:30:13 PM »
Last week I won an auction on Ebay for a supposed "open,  but new and never used" rifle stock from a guy in Florida.  At first he was going to send it FedEx, but it would have cost $67.  Next he goes down to the US Post Office and finds out it's only $19.  I tell him fine since the agreed upon shipping to Hawaii was $15 and he says he can stomach the $4 over.  So below is a picture of how he wrapped and sent it.

Today I go down to the airport branch of the post office to pick it up.  The postal worker causes a big commotion and begins lecturing me about firearms and how I am not supposed to send them in the mail like this.  After her little rant I politely and quietly pointed out the following:

1.  It is NOT a rifle or firearm, but a replacement stock for a rifle that is about as dangerous as a stick right now.
2.  I did NOT SEND IT.  I am here to pick up the package and had no idea this is how he wrapped it.  Also I do not know this guy from Adam as I had won it on Ebay.
3.  YOU GUYS, meaning the United States post office accepted it because they printed the postage and attached the tracking label to it.  So instead of lecturing me and making a big scene she should talk to her higher ups and go after the USPS workers in Florida.

After I made those arguements she just stared at me and then agreed that yes the people in Florida were at fault, but still insisted that I should  not send guns in the mail and especially not wrapped like that.  I told her thank you, took my parcel and left.

I'm all for allowing teachers to be armed.  The reality of it is rather disturbing though when it comes to Hawaii teachers.  I'm a former Hawaii DOE teacher and my wife is currently a teacher at an Oahu private school.  99% of Hawaii teachers are anti-gun and because of their own bias, ignorance, or both they teach the children to be anti-gun.  Case in point, my wife's school teaches all the children that only "bad guys" carry guns.  When they have parents that are LEO's come for career day they come in complete uniform and kit save for their sidearm because school policy is no guns, which is fine.  But when prompted any student there readily responds only bad guys carry guns.  I've wanted to talk to the parents who are LEO's about how their child feels about guns and what they foster at home.  I also knew of one child whose father is a hunter who uses a rifle to take pigs and sheep.  That poor child said his dad has guns and he's not a bad guy.  That seriously threw off the anti gun message while he was there.

Anyways good idea and dead accurate assessment,  but I never see it taking a foot hold here in Hawaii land of brainwashed liberal sheeple.
Hawaii Defense Foundation / Re: March 31st Precision .22 Range Day
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:48:50 PM »
My wife wants to attend.  If I can get my rifles put back together, tested and scopes mounted we will be there.  What is the cut off date to register?
The wife and I got a good chuckle from this video.  I didn’t know where to put it, but since it was made by a woman I’ll put it here.

I like the very last line in the article, a comment made by Dana Loesch.  “They [the liberal dems] don’t understand the middle class”.  I agree 100%!!!  I’m middle class and all I do is get dumped on.  I make too much money to qualify for any type of assistance,  but yet I live paycheck to paycheck and have to worry about whether or not I’ll be able to retire one day because they keep increasing taxes they can help protect people who don’t even belong in the US in the first place and give free crap to all these entitlement idiots.
Sad and pathetic is what this is.  Everyone who posted is exactly right.  I wish I was still a DOE teacher.  I would proudly rep 2A support swag and display my NRA lifetime member status.  If my wife taught for the DOE, she teaches for a private school, I would encourage her to do the same.

I read the article that Mac linked to.  What’s even more disturbing is the school admins quoted are from the Big Island.  I have family on the Big Island and so does my wife.  Quite a few of them are avid hunters.  They all have rifles and hand guns.  I have extended ohana who are ranchers and they all have guns.  All their kids are brought up around firearms as a means to protect and provide for their families.  This is utter BS that our so called education system is promoting.

What’s even more sad is that Konawaena used to, not sure if they still do, have an awesome riflery team.  If I’m not mistaken some of the state champs came from that school.  A handful of kids actually got full ride scholarships to college for their marksmanship skills too.  I’m sad to see the Big Island schools buy into the anti-gun hype so much.
Events / Long Range Training on Molokai
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:34:35 PM »

I came across this while putzing about on YouTube.  If you have an extra 6k lying around might be fun to go.  The link with this years dates are in the video description on YouTube.
Health, Fitness, and First Aid / Kangen Water
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:23:13 PM »
Anyone hear of it or have any personal experience drinking the water?

I have a friend who swears by it and is trying to get me to try it, but it sounds pyramid scammish.
General Discussion / Re: Florida school shooting.... here we go again!
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:34:38 AM »
I agree, but I'd like to add people need to support each other and help the community.  People seem more distant nowadays and sometimes competitive.  Treat each other with respect even if you don't like them.  I believe for the Uesugi case one of the coworkers asked him how he was doing one day, and that saved her life later.

You are absolutely right about that.  In the past few years I’ve attended several classes and seminars as an instructor and as a foreman/supervisor on generational differences.  The millennial generation is very self absorbed.  This is due in large part to the advances in personal technology.  The smart phone will continue to drive this larger independence and distance from community.  We literally have the world in our hand now.  Need to look something up?  Just google it.  Feel like playing a video game?  There’s an app for that.  Want to watch a movie or tv?  There’s tons of apps for that.  Want others to see you?  There are lots of apps for that too.  There’s no longer a great need to be a part of your surrounding community.  And definitely right there in the palm of your hand is instant gratification and validation.

That’s not to say there aren’t still hold outs around the world that still foster strong sense of community and nation.  A solid example of that is Japan.  And a major cause for that is it’s built into their education system from day 1.  Mind you they’re not perfect.  At one point in time they had the highest rate of suicide in young adults.  But since then they have made great strides in addressing that.

Instead of worrying about 55 by 25 bull kaka the State should really go back to basics.  Community, family and hard work!  The cornerstone of all great societies.
General Discussion / Re: Florida school shooting.... here we go again!
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:41:09 PM »
I haven’t posted in a long time, but feel the need to speak out on this latest incident.  A lot of people say there’s a need to expand mental health services, but that’s only a small part.  Our American society as a whole needs to wake up and get their heads out of their a$$es.  In every instance of these school shootings it has always been young adults who were “outsiders” and/or didn’t know how to cope with rejection.   Our current society and especially the education system feels that making everyone a “winner” and that having high self esteem is the key to fixing societies woes.  That’s absolutely wrong and a load of crock.  In fact we should be teaching kids there is ALWAYS going to be winners and losers.  And then teaching them how to cope with losing and how to be gracious winners.  Protecting kids and awarding every little minor achievement isn’t right because the coping mechanism is never properly taught and nurtured.  I’m not saying that this would fix everything but it would be a big help.  I went from being a licensed public school teacher in the state to being a construction worker because I saw how the education system was starting to flounder.  My wife is still in the system and she’s always complaining about it.  Kids can no longer play tag or it because being “it” is bad.  Or no more dodge ball because it teaches kids to prey on the weak.  Or everyone receives a medal or award, which is my favorite because some of the things they come up with are outright ridiculous. I see the young up and coming people entering the workforce and becoming trade apprentices and it scares me to see how emotionally weak and lacking a lot of them are.  Hard work and adversity is lost on them.  They want instant gratification and instant validation that they are great just because they show up for work on time.

Emotional resilience, learning how to lose and how to constructively cope with loss and rejection would go a lot further in making our nation safer than any gun control would.

Just my 2 cents on the matter.
Preparedness and Survival / Re: Ham Radio Operators
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:58:01 AM »
Been down and out for a long time.  The wife and I bought our first home and I quit my job  :shaka: .  Anyways, the contractors association I belong to has been working with the Honolulu DEM.  They offer a class about being a HAM that helps with the test.  They can also administer the test.  I have become good friends with the deputy director.  If we can get a bunch of guys and a place they can send someone down to do the class and hopefully the test too.  Any takers?
General Discussion / Re: Tactical clothing shop on Oahu
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:56:09 PM »
A handful of guys I work with get their clothing, 5.11 and other brands, from .  I haven't ordered clothes but have ordered a bag and some books.
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