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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / To window or not to window?
« Last post by TAB on Today at 08:48:04 AM »
when it comes to pmags, do you like the window or do you not like the window?
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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: TopStop AR Upper Receiver Cover from RCS
« Last post by alfsauve on May 26, 2022, 02:16:14 PM »
Yes. It's called an upper. ;D Put that on and it will keep everything sealed up, contained in the lower.

;D    I was just thinking the reverse.  If you put a lower on your upper then you don't need the TopStop.

Actually, for when one is transporting the U & L separately, I'd think a BotStop would also be useful.    On the road I have a AR that's broken down and carried in a Yoga bag.  These "stops" do seem like a good idea.
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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: TopStop AR Upper Receiver Cover from RCS
« Last post by Big Frank on May 26, 2022, 08:52:25 AM »
Very cool.  Yet something else to spend money on.   Is there a bottom stop?

Yes. It's called an upper. ;D Put that on and it will keep everything sealed up, contained in the lower.

If you have any spare AR lowers you don't know what to do with I would be willing to take one off your hands.

I found my third TopStop this morning so now I have one to experiment on. I'm going to spray paint it with just regular flat black paint and no plastic paint. If it doesn't melt the plastic, and I don't think it will, it will save me time and effort, and half the amount of paint. But first I'm going to hit it with the bench grinder right between the ribs in the area I've indicated on this picture. That way it will be a lot easier to fasten the cable lock after I double wrap it around the upper and TopStop. I should have time to do it by the weekend since I'm not going up north to ride my ATV like I usually do on Memorial Day weekend. I lost track of time and didn't even realize it was this weekend until my friends asked if I was going. If I could get ready in time and wasn't already broke I wouldn't let the thought of my 6.2 liter beast burning through 5 bucks a gallon gas for a few hours stop me from having fun. But it's just not worth liquidating assets and trying to get my stuff together in a mad rush to get away for the weekend.
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The last thing I ate was chocolate chocolate chip rum cake, then I went back to sleep.

https://www.honeybaked.com/products/chocolate-rum-cake

I just finished a glass of Sailor Jerry spiced rum mixed with key lime seltzer. Talk about an easy way to ruin good rum. It's the first time I ever tried Sailor Jerry rum. Pity me. At 92 proof I thought it would really burn if I drank it straight. But I had a sip, then another, and another, and wow! Not bad! So I poured the seltzer in the glass too and topped it off with more rum. I didn't bother stirring it as it looked well mixed to me. I don't know what part of the key lime tree the seltzer was flavored with. Maybe bark or roots, or bark off the roots, but it's really bad. I added more rum to my drink until it was however much is from the top of the label up on a fifth, and it still tasted like scheisse. I added some stevia to try to improve on the bitter taste of the key lime seltzer but it seemed like an exercise in futility trying to make it taste good so I quit trying. I added more seltzer to my glass as I drank until it was gone. Thankfully that was the last can in the case.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_Jerry

https://sailorjerry.com/en/

I'm going to eat some Annie Chun's Pad Thai and take my pills. Unlike instant ramen the Hokkien noodles aren't dehydrated. Hokkien noodles are a kind of fresh egg noodle. They’re basically what we know here in the U.S. as a lo mein noodle and they're pre-cooked and oiled so they don't stick together. I like to have something like this in the cupboard so I can have a meal in a few minutes without a lot of thought or preparation. I may have some more rum but if I do I will be mixing it with ice cold water. 2 parts rum and 1 part water sounds good. Noodle time!

https://anniechun.com/products/noodle-bowls/#pad-thai
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Michael Bane on the Radio / Cars backfiring
« Last post by Obiwan on May 25, 2022, 02:48:49 PM »
Michael:

On listening to your current podcast I heard you say that cars don't backfire. You've said this many times before and I've meant to respond to that but today I got ambitious enough to do that. I live a half block from a major university and for the last couple years I've seen students modify their cars/motorcycles to backfire on demand. They routinely run up the streets near the frat houses and grad students' housing repeatedly making their vehicles backfire. It has greatly desensitized me to such noise. Imagine that - desensitized next to a major soft target!  I don't let that effect my awareness when away from my neighborhood, but I have to be careful not to overreact when home. Yes I carry everywhere and yes I'm well trained (military and LEO) but I really have to carefully analyze noises when home.
Sorry I can't meet up with you at NRA. Old codger talking to Old codger. Maybe next year (Indy I think).
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Upcoming Events / Re: 2022 Competition Schedule
« Last post by BAC on May 25, 2022, 12:16:44 AM »
Groovy
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Upcoming Events / Re: 2022 Competition Schedule
« Last post by alfsauve on May 24, 2022, 10:14:46 PM »
Yes, SS = Single Stack
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Always amazed by the power of a thunderstorm
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Upcoming Events / Re: 2022 Competition Schedule
« Last post by BAC on May 24, 2022, 07:04:11 PM »
Sorry, you said John Scouten was shooting SS. Be that single stack?
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Upcoming Events / Re: 2022 Competition Schedule
« Last post by alfsauve on May 24, 2022, 03:28:06 PM »
Revo. Revolver. Wheel gun. Real gun.
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