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by GunRacer
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Bucket list?
Replies: 27
Views: 9781

Re: Bucket list?

1. Set foot on every continent, including Antarctica, and spend at least a month on each, excluding Antarctica. 2. Travel into space. 3. Fly fighters in the USAF. 4. Be elected to national political office. 5. Learn to speak Spanish, Italian, German, and maybe Russian. 6. Earn Master-class certifica...
by GunRacer
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie
Replies: 1964
Views: 318913

Re: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie

Did anyone else get sick over Christmas time? I got really sick on Christmas Eve and found out one of my friends was sick then too. (I don't know how bad though) I don't know, this just hasn't happened to me before. Was there something going around that I didn't know about for some reason? Yeah, I'...
by GunRacer
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?

Glad to hear you like your shotgun! A sight is a good thing, for sure; you oughta be able to bolt some Picatinny rail on the top of the receiver (it should already be drilled and tapped for that) and mount a low-profile red dot optic. And thankfully, it looks like an AWB (at least the version curren...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?

RBH: Ah. The surplus ammo seems to have mostly dried up, though, and that's my problem... well, okay, that and the fact that I just spent much more than I should have on a crapload of rifle and pistol mags to insure against the "assault weapons" ban that's probably forthcoming. TC018: Yeah, I figure...
by GunRacer
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Firearms

TC018: I've been quite happy with my little Gerber Paraframe, which is pretty inexpensive and isn't assisted-opening (although mine is broken in enough that I can open it with a quick flick of the wrist). Red is a classic color for your Swiss Army knives, but there's no reason not to do something di...
by GunRacer
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: What Are You Doing Today?
Replies: 3104
Views: 551552

Re: What Are You Doing Today?

PAPERS PAPERS PAPERS and then studying 'till I drop for an exam tomorrow. By that point I should pretty much be a zombie...
by GunRacer
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Firearms

The slugs should pop any pumpkins you have quite nicely! Depending on how it mounts up to the gun, a light and laser are wonderful things to have-- if you want to use your shotgun for home defense. Otherwise, it's just spare money spent on what ends up being a silly toy. Thirty bucks does sound a li...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

well It's kinda stupid question but, if you were in public place and some gun-crime hits near by (like 50 yards away), would you avoid it or defend other folks with your gun? like the McDonald case. Whoops! I already kinda-sorta replied in the chat thread, but this topic is nuanced enough to bear g...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie
Replies: 1964
Views: 318913

Re: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie

Jeff: I know it's hard to think straight under stress, so it's good that you at least got away safely. But if (God forbid!) something similar happens to you in the future, it's worth remembering that you should call the cops. Stay safe. McFly: But what if those folks were all part of a mob getting r...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie
Replies: 1964
Views: 318913

Re: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie

Glad that you are alive!! Phewwww I'm really really glad. I feel need to hug you right now. Just to fact that you are safe. You know gunracer would make a good bodyguard. He has a gun! And professional in that kind of area. With all due respect, no. First off, I'd make a terrible bodyguard... I hav...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Not yet. As soon as I get my concealed-carry permit at 21, though, my pistol will go everywhere I do (except for airports and the like, obviously). And thanks to a law that that Texas passed recently, anyone over age 18 can concealed-carry in their own car/truck-- so I'll probably be doing that when...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie
Replies: 1964
Views: 318913

Re: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie

Wow. That's really freaky... glad you and your friends didn't get mixed up in any of that.
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie
Replies: 1964
Views: 318913

Re: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie

Seth, KJO, Dingo, McFly: Guess it's a good thing I'm in college and not going grocery shopping like I used to. Now I've got a mental image of people in these matching, garishly-colored T-shirts that say something about the local chapter of the "Staring at People Fruit Picking Club" wandering around ...
by GunRacer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Sarnoff: Used 2 3/4" shells might work; it depends on your gun. If you fold the crimp back to how it was at first, you probably won't have problems-- just drill some holes or something in the dummy rounds so they look different than live ammo. Yeah, it really is best to store a gun hammer-down if it...
by GunRacer
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie
Replies: 1964
Views: 318913

Re: Chat Thread 39: A Heartwarming Children's Movie

That thing with the fruit... spot-on, at least for me. "EVERYONE IS STARING AT ME AUGH AUGH AUGH MUST PICK FRUIT FASTER!"
by GunRacer
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Joys And Sorrows
Replies: 14545
Views: 2066014

Re: Joys And Sorrows

Joy: Only one more set of classes, and that'll be it for the semester!

Sorrow: Two essays to write before 0900 tomorrow.
by GunRacer
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Favorite Webcomic/Comic Series/Graphic novel
Replies: 599
Views: 321858

Re: Favorite Webcomic/Comic Series/Graphic novel

Tales of the Questor-- great storytelling, memorable characters, a logical system of magic usage, and a well-woven plot: http://www.rhjunior.com/totq/00001.html

This guy has other webcomics on the golden bar at the top of the page... they're well worth perusing.
by GunRacer
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Sarnoff: Sorry it took me so long to get back with you! Anyways, let me try and address your questions and concerns. First off, it's actually good that you didn't get the .50-cal cleaning kit-- a 12 gauge shotgun is .73-caliber! Yeah, the plug is useless and a pain if you're not doing bird hunting, ...
by GunRacer
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Hey, man, I'm glad to hear you like your gun! You were talking about how loud it was... remember to always have on eye and ear protection when shooting. Just this past Friday I was out at the range shooting steel plates with my pistol, and a chunk of metal flew back and gave me a little cut on my fo...
by GunRacer
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Your Favorite Quotes
Replies: 1959
Views: 598685

Re: Your Favorite Quotes

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

-Greek proverb
by GunRacer
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Comic on Hold
Replies: 42
Views: 49153

Re: Comic on Hold

Hope you have a speedy and relatively painless recovery, Rick.
by GunRacer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: What's Your Country Like?
Replies: 505
Views: 158800

Re: What's Your Country Like?

Ooh, I should try the British strawberry to compare. I don't know what flavor the UK uses... I can only vouch for (part of) mainland Europe. And I'd bet money you actually have tasted "European strawberry" before. You know those little soft-center candies that come in the strawberry-looking wrapper...
by GunRacer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Media Median
Topic: Official Artistic Gifts 2 (signup for round 15 is closed)
Replies: 356
Views: 136442

Re: Official Artistic Gifts 2 (signup for round 13 is open)

Let me preface all this by saying that it's probably for the better that I didn't get in this anyways, considering my current educational workload and extracurricular commitments. GunRacer wasn't in the list for the SDS. He hasn't submitted his reference to the form I've linked earlier and Star alre...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Media Median
Topic: Official Artistic Gifts 2 (signup for round 15 is closed)
Replies: 356
Views: 136442

Re: Official Artistic Gifts 2 (signup for round 13 is open)

Ditto. Has there been an issue?
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: What's Your Country Like?
Replies: 505
Views: 158800

Re: What's Your Country Like?

Actually I'm gonna have to step in on that one (Diss is at work). Let's not really discuss the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. It's a really hot-button issue and to be honest I don't think anyone here, myself included, really knows enough about it to give you a good, unbiased summary. Actually, I fe...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Interesting Screen Names
Replies: 42
Views: 11463

Re: Interesting Screen Names

My screen name comes from my favorite pastime, action shooting*. It's about going through a course and engaging multiple targets while being as fast, accurate, and efficient as possible. The community informally refers to these competitions as "gun racing," and I thought "GunRacer" sounded pretty co...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Are You A Furry?
Replies: 3959
Views: 743373

Re: Are You A Furry?

Sleet's got it... nonchalance is the order of the day. If you really feel people must know, simply don't hide your activities. Don't make it a big deal. People who aren't terribly immersed in internet culture-- presumably your parents would be in this group-- don't have a conception of the word "fur...
by GunRacer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Male or Female
Replies: 1168
Views: 244623

Re: Male or Female

Wow... I got an honest-to-goodness -40.

"Masculinity" and Type A personalities would seem to correlate strongly, according to this test.
by GunRacer
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Oh, gun fanboyism is very definitely a thing. AK versus AR, Remington 870 versus Mossberg 500, 9mm versus .45, 1911 versus Glock, EOTech versus aimpoint, HK versus... well, everything else, because HK fanboys just work that way*, etc. I guess an M&P15-22 might have difficulty chambering a round if i...
by GunRacer
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Sarnoff: Saiga-12s are a bad idea. Here's why: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/07/foghorn/protip-saiga-12-gauge-shotguns-are-terrible/ (INSERT MADATORY LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER HERE) Unfortunately, if you want a decent box-magazine-fed autoloading 12-gauge, the MKA 1919 is pretty much the only dec...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 38: You Guys Are Old
Replies: 1968
Views: 297290

Re: Chat Thread 38: You Guys Are Old

Wanderer: True. But figuring you have a 10% chance of winning, and spend a more reasonable 10 hours on each essay, that's still pretty much the same wage (even taking probability into account). It's a little bit of a gamble, but not much. Beagle: Eek! No offense meant. I was more talking about your ...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Sarnoff: I wrote a wonderful post anwering all of your questions... and then the system wanted me to sign back in when I tried to post. Everything got lost in the digital netherworld. *tears hair out* I'll try again tomorrow. For the moment, just remember this: avoid Saiga-12s. Like the plague. -Gun...
by GunRacer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Chat Thread 38: You Guys Are Old
Replies: 1968
Views: 297290

Re: Chat Thread 38: You Guys Are Old

Beagle wrote:I really have no motivation to do these scholarship applications
Let's say you spend a hundred hours (a ridiculously large figure, for illustrative purposes) working on a $3000 scholarship, and you win it. That's still $30/hour! It's doubtful you could get a job that pays that well...
by GunRacer
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Sorry I haven't been able to respond quicker, I've been bogged down with a lot of college crap lately. Thanks for the recommendations. The SU-16 does look pretty cool, but the AK is like my dream gun. Something about them is just beauty to me. I saw many really cheap AK's at the gun show for $300-$...
by GunRacer
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

I’ve only fired the AR15 on two occasions, but I’ve been told it’d be wise on invest in a model that at least has a forward assist due it it’s tendency to sometimes jam. This might be feature that’s only seldom used, but I think it might be a good idea to have it. Since the AR-15 family doesn't hav...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

Actually, half the reason I’m looking for an AR specifically is because I’m in the process of enlisting in the Marine Corps and want to familiarize myself with the AR platform while I’m waiting around. Thus far, finding stores that have them is difficult enough, even more so is finding one that’s w...
by GunRacer
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

You guys sound like youre trying to sell me a gun. (or like lawyers) Um. I'm not sure what exactly you mean by that... you raised some valid concerns; I addressed them. Sarnoff asked for recommendations on an inexpensive rifle or shotgun; several forum members (myself among them) addressed that . S...
by GunRacer
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: What's Your Country Like?
Replies: 505
Views: 158800

Re: What's Your Country Like?

Not its own country, but Wisconsin is rather unique when it comes to drinking laws. In WI, kids under 18 may legally drink alcoholic beverages in the presence and with the permission of their parents. I'm not sure if it still applies between 18 and 21, as 21 is the normal age for drinking. The majo...
by GunRacer
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Firearm/Survival Topic# Six shots or only Five?
Replies: 183
Views: 38999

Re: Gun Topic #Bang bAng baNg banG

You want an inexpensive but quality shotgun? Get an H&R Pardner Pump. It generally retails for $200 or less, and is compatible with virtually every aftermarket Remington 870 accessory (extended mag tubes, different stocks, etc.) except for barrels... but H&R barrels are cheaper anyways. You can pick...