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    First Pistol

    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. I know a lot of you are suggesting I go .45 for the stopping power and I do plan on buying a 1911 just because I have always wanted one, but right now my finances are one box of 50 rounds at a time. I can't stockpile a bunch of ammo and so cant afford to buy a few hundred less rounds for the sake of getting a more powerful one. Also, I do get it that a sidearm is called that for a reason which is why I am getting the AR before the pistol. Anyway, thanks for the input so far. Really I know it is all about how each gun fits to each person, I guess I just wanted to know if there were any guns out there that I should just not go for under any circumstances or something like that. Also, thanks for mentioning the idea of "spray and pray." Being a paintballer and hardcore woodsballer I have always frowned upon those who waste ammo and just shoot because they have a bajillion rounds to send downrange. I plan on using my dad's .22 to hone my skills, but I also want to be able to use my gun for whatever is thrown my way if the time comes. It isn't a concealed carry gun in any way, nor is it a home defense weapon (not primarily anyway) but a "let's get proficient with a sidearm so if my primary stops working or is out of reach I'm not caught with my pants down" gun. I probably will carry in the future, but right now it is not something I am mentally prepared to do. Hopefully that day will come but right now I'm still just a college student living with my parents so it isn't my biggest priority. It is a priority, just not a massive one.
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    First Pistol

    I already have a .22 rifle and my father recently purchased a mk III so I have my .22 guns taken care of. what I am looking for now is a more "practical" weapon. I will more likely be bugging in, not out so weight isnt the biggest deal.
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    First Pistol

    So in a year I will be turning 21 and rather than going out and getting drunk like a moron I plan on investing on a sidearm. I went to a range that rented pistols but they were all compact versions and I would like to use something full sized. Anyway, on a budget of less than $500 are there any suggestions as to what I should be looking into getting my hands on? I plan on shooting 9mm because .45 is just too expensive for my blood. Also, this site seems to have some idea of what is and isnt good for my budget so what do you guys have to say about it? So yeah, suggestions? [EDIT] Pistol going to be a shtf backup gun to go with the AR I will be purchasing later this year.
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    Laws 'n stuff

    Ok, as a precursor, everything following is purely hypothetical in nature. However, I am quite curious as to the answer to this situation I thought of recently. Let's say I am a college student in California, however, I am a legal resident of Idaho. In Idaho part of my EDC is a knife that is longer than that of legal California restrictions. Let's say that for some reason a LEO discovers this blade on my person while I am living on campus (this incident does not happen on school property though, that's a different discussion). Do I fall under the jurisdiction of California law or am I fine because it is legal in the state I have a drivers license for. In short, when at college, are you under the jurisdiction of your school state, or home state? Anyone with accurate knowledge is encouraged to share it.
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    Long Range on a Budget

    Budget? There is no better budget rifle than a Mosin Nagant. You can get an aftermarket scope mount for $50 and instantly have a rifle ready to go at great ranges. Even if you (are crazy) wanting to go iron sights, their minimum range is, I believe, 300 meters.
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    First AR

    Thanks, John, I'll take your words into consideration.
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    First AR

    Thanks, Capt, I'll be sure to look into it.
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    First AR

    Capt, now that you mention it, I doubt I will be shooting much farther than maybe 300-400 yards. I have done some brief research and there seems to be no solid conclusion between using a 1.5x red dot (holographic) or a 3x 4x ACOG. Anyone have a say on the matter?
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    First AR

    Thanks for the words of wisdom, Capt. I will definitely take your suggestions into consideration. I now have a general idea of which one I may buy. Here's the link for those interested.
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    First AR

    So I am in the process of saving up for my first AR-15 style assault carbine. I have no idea what I am getting into so I'm looking for some direction. What price range should I expect and what brands should I lean towards or away from. Plans for the rifle: I plan on spending a lot of time with it and becoming proficient with it. It will not just sit in a gun case, it will get used plenty. I plan on putting some form of optics on it, I was thinking a 3-9 power adjustable. Enough spare mags to hold at least 100 rounds (not part of initial purchase though) Possibly a paint job to match my surroundings. (EDIT) I also would like to eventually put a suppressor on it (they are legal in Michigan ) So, let the barrage of pennies begin ($0.02 per person) ANOTHER EDIT: Just for reference, I am only asking for the weapon itself. I will be buying everything else separately and at a later date. Right now I am just trying to get the gun so I can put some rounds through it and get familiar with it while saving up for the later modifications, ie. the suppressor and the paint
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    When the rush is on

    It's really nice to see someone who did their homework and thoroughly understands something to the point that they can explain it to just about anyone. Great thesis, I applaud your dedication to understanding the science behind prepping.
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    When the rush is on

    Capt Rob, I love your description of the five waves of refugees. Where did you come across this?
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    The Colony

    The show itself was kind of shallow, though season 2 was much better than season 1. Obviously a lot of it was staged but as previously stated, if you take everything with a grain of salt, there is quite a bit to learn.
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    Mosin Nagant Madness

    My Mosin was the first gun I ever purchased. I have only put 40 rounds through it because I was terrified by the word "corrosive." The thought that popped into my head was the entire gun being eaten away by some mysterious force I couldn't control. Now, though, I think I will go for the surplus and just spend some extra time cleaning my baby. Payed $75 with tax for mine (came used with some funky paint job on it but I was not about to pay $140 for a "new" one)
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    Serrated of straight edged?

    this is more a question of which would you choose if you could only have one. Personally the only time I have found a need for serration on a blade is when I am using a saw, any other time I just need a really sharp straight edge.