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by JKosprey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 757

Re: Good news for JK and family

On a slightly related note,

I think the first gun thing I'm going to do is order a Garand from the CMP once I have the funds. There's something extra freedomy about having a firearm delivered to your door via mail, and I can't think of any other rifle that says "FREEDOM!" better than an M1.
by JKosprey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 757

Re: Good news for JK and family

John_in_Longview wrote:Congratulations. Both of my sisters are nurses. I highly recommend getting your BS in nursing and not stopping at the associates degree level.


Absolutely. But I can do that online after I board...while getting paid to do so.
by JKosprey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 757

Re: Good news for JK and family

coming from a family with more than one nurse in it. Don't do the bedside hospital nursing all the crap and burn out and injury central. Not to mention being force fed dumb and contradictory rules all the time. Get into a specialty, like wound care, pain clinic, some kind of special procedure - hea...
by JKosprey
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump turning on us.
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Trump turning on us.

I supported Bernie Sanders this past election.. I really LIKED Bernie, Uhm.... Second quote is out of context, but maybe my fault. I supported him despite disagreeing, because he was the only one that at least managed to present himself in a reasonably honorable manner. I wasn't a die-hard, but I s...
by JKosprey
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Good news for JK and family
Replies: 24
Views: 757

Good news for JK and family

So, I've loosely posted about my wildlife degree and my struggles in finding steady work I could afford to do. Last year I went back to my earlier career of EMS. I took a job with a busy commercial EMS agency to fill the gaps and started a second degree with the intent of knocking out prerequisites ...
by JKosprey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Chart for armed teachers
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Chart for armed teachers

I say the history teacher needs more rounds. I'm guessing they're more likely the vets and the otherwise trained. They need at least a SAA. Maybe a Springfield trapdoor or an M1.
by JKosprey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Trump turning on us.
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Trump turning on us.

So, confession time: I supported Bernie Sanders this past election (with Gary Johnson as a close 2nd). I didn't do it because I really LIKED Bernie, or because I necessarily agreed with him on things. I did it because he was at least able to put up a convincing veneer that he was an honest man who g...
by JKosprey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up

Whenever my bosses start making noise about me moving to the northwest, I politely decline because for God’s sake I don’t want my kids anywhere near this level of crazy. I live in NY and don't see this kind of shit. It's probably not actually that bad....and I say that as an EMT in the capital dist...
by JKosprey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Antifa Sprays Dude. Gets Beat Up

Whenever my bosses start making noise about me moving to the northwest, I politely decline because for God’s sake I don’t want my kids anywhere near this level of crazy. I live in NY and don't see this kind of shit. It's probably not actually that bad....and I say that as an EMT in the capital dist...
by JKosprey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Brass tacks
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Brass tacks

So, I recently bought a bunch of brass tacks to help make a perch for my new hawk. I have a bunch left over. I've always liked the old west/Indian style of decorating gun stocks with brass tacks to create designs. Has anyone done this before? Anyone have a design or pattern they really like to help ...
by JKosprey
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Lever-action for home defense
Replies: 37
Views: 1537

Re: Lever-action for home defense

I'd use a Marlin 1894C in .357.

It would probably serve well out of the box, but ghost rings or a reflex sight would be better than the buckhorn sights. I wouldn't want a Henry because it lacks a loading port.
by JKosprey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads
Replies: 22
Views: 1042

Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

What is that "camouflage" pattern designed to blend in with? My understanding is that it's not actually meant to be camo. It's supposed to hide paint stains better than the old one-color coveralls, allowing for a longer "serviceable uniform" time. Of course, if the navy just did...
by JKosprey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: School me on aftermarket AR triggers
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: School me on aftermarket AR triggers

I went with a Wilson Combat 2 stage in mine. It was pretty smooth and feels light, but I never measured the pull on it. Definitely an improvement from the stock trigger I built with. Didn't get a whole lot of rounds through it though, and never used it for anything more than plinking before the SAFE...
by JKosprey
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students
Replies: 64
Views: 4708

Re: More White Female Teachers Screwing Students

What has always baffled me the most about the vast majority of these cases, the pervy perp is relatively young and on the happy side of average looking. What, exactly, is wrong with them that they need to pick up teenage boys for sex? Especially given that, by and large, women generally prefer men ...
by JKosprey
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Some Marines cannot re-up due to tattoos
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Some Marines cannot re-up due to tattoos

Eh. Standards are one thing, but turning down trained, skilled, and willing warriors due to tattoos (barring the obvious gang related/white supremacy stuff) is one of the most REMF ideas I can think of.
by JKosprey
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Police and the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 15
Views: 1504

Re: Police and the 2nd Amendment

It is kinda silly that cops often fail to perform a task my mail-man handles just fine every day, i.e. making sure you're at the right frikkin' house. I will say, as an EMS provider, sometimes it is really effing hard to find the correct address. Way too many people fail to properly number their ho...
by JKosprey
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Hey whats up
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Hey whats up

I'm still hanging around but mostly lurking. Back to working EMS in the busy capital district in NY. No money for ammo but still flying raptors at fuzzy critters for fun.
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise
Replies: 31
Views: 2508

Re: Assassination attempt on Steve Scalise

This is serious and all, but....

10 minutes, 100 rounds and only four *injured*? :lol: I think that might be the worst record yet for this kind of thing.
by JKosprey
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity

Yes, but as long as you pass the test in the new state, they issue the license. None of the hoplophobic horseshit surrounding gun 'licensing'. ETA: I'm not saying some of the licensing test shenanigans aren't crap. But they're miniature pony shit compared to the Clydesdale-sized piles in the realm ...
by JKosprey
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Full faith and Credit - reciprocity

Bullshit! Driver's tests aren't standardized, state EMT tests aren't standardized, marriage license requirements aren't standardized. Why should the lack of standardization on CCW permits matter? EMT certification is not standardized. *SOME* states have straightforward reciprocity, but my NYS card ...
by JKosprey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Suggested mods for a Glock?
Replies: 35
Views: 3846

Re: Suggested mods for a Glock?

How necessary is the sight pusher tool for installing sights? Thinking about Trijicon HD's for my G43, but I can't bring myself to spend 150 bucks on a tool I'll likely use once (sure, there may be more glocks in the future, but not the near future).
by JKosprey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

She's a juvenile red-tailed hawk. Trapped her out of my truck during the last couple minutes of work (one of the perks of my job doing wildlife control is that I'm *supposed* to be trapping things on the clock). I had my last red-tail, Valkyrie, for two hunting seasons, but lost her training up for ...
by JKosprey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

Just got my new bird for the year about a week ago.
by JKosprey
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

Greg, that's a red-tailed hawk. I'm guessing a male, because he looks like a little one.
by JKosprey
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: France on brink of bloody civil conflict, warns French politician
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: France on brink of bloody civil conflict, warns French politician

As much as we bust French balls for World War II, they have made a distinguished account of themselves in various other conflicts. I would not write this off.
by JKosprey
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Pokemon: Get Off My Lawn!
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Pokemon: Get Off My Lawn!

I've found it mildly entertaining. But i don't go into yards.
by JKosprey
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: The Panic Buying Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8872

Re: The Panic Buying Thread

Got to try out the Glock 43 today. Only 10 yards or so, but I'm pleased, especially since I haven't shot a handgun in a couple of months...
by JKosprey
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Glock 43
Replies: 10
Views: 2901

Re: Glock 43

Im carrying mine in a remora meant for a J frame. Still fits great. Eventually I'll get something kydex and gun specific
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Disney World alligator "goes gator".
Replies: 18
Views: 4014

Re: Disney World alligator "goes gator".

Gators gonna gate....
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: The Panic Buying Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8872

Re: The Panic Buying Thread

I take back my previous post. Put a Glock 43 on layaway today. The thinner profile means I'm far more likely to carry it compared to my S&W 340, which (probably because I'm a skinny bastard) is uncomfortable and likes to print, IWB or in a pocket. The caveat is, since funds are tight, im forcing...
by JKosprey
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: The Panic Buying Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8872

Re: The Panic Buying Thread

Unfortunately nothing, because i have almost no disposable income. Damn it.
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Re: Bad cancer news a few days ago. UPDATE 6/15
Replies: 53
Views: 6018

Re: Bad cancer news a few days ago.

Well, shit.

I'm very sorry to hear that. Let us know when you've got a page up and running. I don't have much, but this is a case where I will absolutely help out as much as I can....I can't imagine losing my lady, and I don't want to see you lose yours.
by JKosprey
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: How cheap can i build an AR for coyotes
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: How cheap can i build an AR for coyotes

Is the AR a must? Savage Model 12 can be had for about $625 (brand new, may be cheaper used). That'll do the job.
by JKosprey
Fri May 20, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Missing, lost, absent members
Replies: 56
Views: 4874

Re: Missing, lost, absent members

I've been around, but mostly lurking these days. Work is kicking my ass and I can't afford to shoot or buy anything new, so there's not much to post about.
by JKosprey
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: How secure do you feel in your livelihood?
Replies: 32
Views: 3117

Re: How secure do you feel in your livelihood?

I'm not very secure, but it has nothing to do with automation. I just make poor career choices, apparently.
by JKosprey
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms
Replies: 42
Views: 3978

Re: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms

"Too big" really depends on the mission. I liked the A2 better than the M4, but I traded in my A2 for an M4 when I could, because the length of the rifle would get in the way if I needed to treat a patient. If I'd have been over in Afghanistan, where a long-range firefight was a good possi...
by JKosprey
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Far Cry Primal
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: Far Cry Primal

It looks cool. I may check it out once the hype dies and it gets cheaper. I've only just recently gotten in on Skyrim, so that should tell you something...
by JKosprey
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms
Replies: 42
Views: 3978

Re: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms

G19 and be done with it.
by JKosprey
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Leather working
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Leather working

My plan for the Mora was actually (at least for the first try) to keep the plastic sheath and simply wrap it in leather, while placing belt loops to hang it horizontally. I like the stiffness of the plastic sheath, I just don't like the vertical hang and don't trust the belt loop it came with. I alr...
by JKosprey
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Leather working
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Leather working

Thanks Kommander, that's exactly what I was hoping for! I'll post some pics if I'm successful. One of the first projects I have in mind is a better sheath for my Mora knife. Not happy with the dangling plastic one it comes with.
by JKosprey
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Leather working
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Leather working

I think we have a couple of holster makers here, yes? I'm looking for an inexpensive set of leather tools for making and tooling. The falconry season is coming to a close here, and for the next 6 months I'm going to be stir crazy with the little spare time I've got (Between work, Skyrim, and plannin...
by JKosprey
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Re: Thoughts on 22 handguns

Greg wrote:They make a great combo, but the trigger on the 617 is much heavier. It's as close as I come to a gripe about it.


Buddy of mine has one. I didn't notice a significant difference in his. Could be some occasionally lax QC I suppose.
by JKosprey
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Re: Thoughts on 22 handguns

So, JKO, given your research to date, what are you thinking about? Dream gun? Gun you think would adequately serve your needs, but you'd need some time to get it? Reasonable enough and achievable shortly? Gotcha. In that case.... . Dream gun: S&W 617. I already have a 686 that I'm rather fond o...
by JKosprey
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Re: Thoughts on 22 handguns

So, JKO, given your research to date, what are you thinking about? Dream gun? Gun you think would adequately serve your needs, but you'd need some time to get it? Reasonable enough and achievable shortly? At the moment I'm hoping for the second or third option. I'm pretty strapped for cash right no...
by JKosprey
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Re: Thoughts on 22 handguns

And can I do your job some days? I was always jealous of guys who got to chase the deer off the runways. The work can be fun. I enjoy it most of the time....but it pays shit. Get hired onto a military base to do it. Any place with a runway should have a guy on contract, or at least for a group of m...
by JKosprey
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Re: Thoughts on 22 handguns

I'm not sure that I've ever even handled a buckmark, but it seems like there's a lot of fans here. I'll have to see if I can find one to fingerprint.
by JKosprey
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Re: Thoughts on 22 handguns

JAG2955 wrote:And can I do your job some days? I was always jealous of guys who got to chase the deer off the runways.


The work can be fun. I enjoy it most of the time....but it pays shit.
by JKosprey
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Thoughts on 22 handguns
Replies: 59
Views: 4382

Thoughts on 22 handguns

Thinking about a .22 handgun of some kind. I've held off, because I really can't afford to shoot much right now as is, and .22 ammo is still hard to find/more expensive than it used to be. However, I could use one at work. Right now I'm working as a wildlife biologist for a private company. I do a v...
by JKosprey
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: California Cougars
Replies: 23
Views: 2302

Re: California Cougars

He and his dad did their best to keep the local population of them and the coyotes somewhat in check, and away from the neighborhood. While I have no problem with coyote hunting, it's been shown to have little impact on the population. They're so adaptable that when strongly pressured by hunting, l...
by JKosprey
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

When I was working nights, I was privileged to see resident horned owls silently dive bomb the property's rabbits, and to occasionally see one perched near the entrance. Too cool. We have some resident red tailed hawks at work too, often see them soaring/hunting over and around the building. We've ...
by JKosprey
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

Greg wrote:Now I need to figure out what kind of hawk lives in the trees just behind my back yard.


If you can get a pic, post it here.
by JKosprey
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

I sat in on a presentation by anthropologist Lauren McGough a couple of years ago. She spent several years living and flying with the eagle hunters in Mongolia. Rabbits and fox are the primary prey, not wolves and deer. They do *occasionally* catch wolves, but the Mongolian wolves are only about the...
by JKosprey
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Kommanders Leather Werks
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Kommanders Leather Werks

I make most of my own falconry gear. However, like you (until recently), I lack the tools to get ambitious. I'd love to learn though.
by JKosprey
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Awesome Hawk Attack
Replies: 33
Views: 4262

Re: Awesome Hawk Attack

Sweet! I watch a merlin (a small falcon) go after starlings almost every day at work. I really want to grab a young sharp-shin and train it up one of these days, but small apartment and low wage job are not conducive to more than one falconry bird. The red-tail did grab a nice and fat rabbit yesterd...
by JKosprey
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: For Sale Garand M1-D *SOLD*
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

Re: For Sale Garand M1-D

I really wish I wasn't broke right now.... :(
by JKosprey
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: A-10: Like a zombie, back from the dead!!!
Replies: 102
Views: 12052

Re: A-10: Like a zombie, back from the dead!!!

I was kind of enjoying watching them beat up on each other, and besides, the entire thread was worth it just for the picture of the orca nailing the seal. Speaking as one who had his bacon saved from sea lions by a pod of orcas. That sounds like an interesting story... *EDIT* Nevermind, should have...
by JKosprey
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Old rations channel
Replies: 64
Views: 4055

Re: Old rations channel

My experience is far newer than most. The new MRE's are decent. They came out with some even never ones that are pretty good too.

All I know is: nobody EVER wanted the omelet.
by JKosprey
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: SHOT 2016 Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

Re: SHOT 2016 Discussion

That's a sexy looking hi-power! A Glock 19 is my next gun for sure, but one day I'll have to own a HP as a fun gun....
by JKosprey
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Regional Announcements
Topic: SHOT Show 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 5541

Re: SHOT Show 2016

I won't be there, but it occurs to me that in following years, I *may* be able to convince my employer that it would be a good idea. We work with firearms on the daily.
by JKosprey
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Raptor at the Japanese office prank
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: Raptor at the Japanese office prank

This would be safe in TX, or most anywhere, provided we're not talking about jackass morons with a CCW. Any moron stupid enough to articulate "I fired because I was in grave fear for my life from a latex articulated dinosaur that's been extinct for millions of years and it made me stain my und...
by JKosprey
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 57
Views: 10232

Re: Arguments

I'm going to go against the grain here....I think you've got the right approach Andy. As long as she's not vehemently anti-gun to the the point where you can't have a conversation on the subject, there's a good shot at things working out. I'm probably a bit to the left of most people here, but certa...
by JKosprey
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: So...where are the "2011" pistols?
Replies: 31
Views: 6020

Re: So...where are the "2011" pistols?

Some people like the idea of 1911s more than they actually like 1911s. They just don't realize it. That's me. I enjoy shooting my 1911 and the ergonomics of it work for me. But it's heavy, uncomfortable to carry, and doesn't do anything particularly better than any other handgun. It's a great gun, ...
by JKosprey
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: 2016 Obama administration orders / BATF guidance on firearms
Replies: 27
Views: 4465

Re: 2016 Obama administration orders / BATF guidance on fire

Been thinking about an FFL. Might even be able to talk my employer into paying for it.
by JKosprey
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Glock 19
Replies: 5
Views: 2831

Glock 19

So, my buddy bought a glock 19 a couple of weeks ago, based partly on my recommendation (mostly online research but I've also shot a handful of rounds through a 19 and a 17). We went to the range this past weekend and I shot it, and got one ragged hole after not shooting a pistol in an obscene amoun...
by JKosprey
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: CA to begin 21-day gun confiscation - is this real?
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: CA to begin 21-day gun confiscation - is this real?

Uhhhh...I guess I'm confused Aesop, so you're going to have to spell it out for me. He used the correct word affluent (as opposed to effluent), and cosmopolitan can be a synonym for cultured or sophisticated...so I guess I'm not picking up what you're putting down. Pretty sure it's a stab at Kansas...
by JKosprey
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Entire LAUSD closed for terror threat
Replies: 15
Views: 1825

Re: Entire LAUSD closed for terror threat

Meanwhile, in NYFC New York City officials say they received the same threat that led to the closure of the Los Angeles school system but quickly concluded that it was a hoax. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday morning that he was “absolutely convinced” there was no danger to schoolchildren in New Y...
by JKosprey
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Entire LAUSD closed for terror threat
Replies: 15
Views: 1825

Re: Entire LAUSD closed for terror threat

Brilliant. Now they don't even need to actually pull off an attack before everyone goes nuts. Great. They've won.
by JKosprey
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: US Army "Shooter's Corner.
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: US Army "Shooter's Corner.

I want to come back to this thread when I'm home from my business trip- the hotel WIFI doesn't have the bandwith for videos.
by JKosprey
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Guns And Vultures
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Re: Guns And Vultures

Regarding the OP, he should have noted for the record that statistically, white European males have been the most pacific people in history, particularly in this country. Our crime rate is the equivalent of Luxembourg's, when you look at the stats. Would you care to show your work? While I won't in...
by JKosprey
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: New Moonbat Anti FB page
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: New Moonbat Anti FB page

They are purging comments and blocking people. Took all of 5 minutes before all of my comments disappeared and I was barred from any further actions on the page. I didn't even say anything unkind. I just asked the folks that wanted ammo to be 100 bucks a shot why they hated poor people.
by JKosprey
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2415
Views: 294227

Re: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - Race to 2

This tickled the giggle box...
by JKosprey
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Muslims crying about blow back, Boo Hoo.
Replies: 48
Views: 3385

Re: Muslims crying about blow back, Boo Hoo.

I agree, expect where the whole "You moved where you're not wanted" thing comes into play. That's so 1950's. Seriously though, jihadis are one thing, muslims are another. It sucks that they're so hard to tell apart, but I'm still pissed about the WWII camps for US Japanese(and look-alikes)...
by JKosprey
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The South Carolina School Resource Officer
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: The South Carolina School Resource Officer

The cop absolutely effed up. No ifs ands or buts about it. I don't care how mouthy she was being. I don't care if she was a spoiled little wench with no discipline. It really doesn't matter. Absolutely nothing she could have done short of going for the weapons on the officers belt justified that lev...
by JKosprey
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Just what we need - Gunfight re-eanctment with live ammo
Replies: 41
Views: 3341

Re: Just what we need - Gunfight re-eanctment with live ammo

It takes a special kind of person to want to reenact an SS unit. I suppose it's sort of the same mentality of all those guys running around as stormtroopers, somthing to do with evil is cool perhaps. I re-enacted Italian SS. Why? My friends father- who got us all started- did Italian SS at the time...
by JKosprey
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Just what we need - Gunfight re-eanctment with live ammo
Replies: 41
Views: 3341

Re: Just what we need - Gunfight re-eanctment with live ammo

People who perform reenactments age generally good people... Not arguing with that, but I don't see the attraction of re-enacting, myself. It's not like the other side is going to win this time around, just to keep things interesting :mrgreen: I've always felt a bit unsettled with the idea of warti...
by JKosprey
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Mouseguns
Replies: 40
Views: 3949

Re: Mouseguns

And a S&W M&P340 is my constant companion in the summer. Even in a front pocket with my gigantic thighs, you have to know what a pocket holster looks like to know what it is. You are using a pocket holster, right? I have a pocket holster but I've never been comfortable with it. I feel like ...
by JKosprey
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Mouseguns
Replies: 40
Views: 3949

Re: Mouseguns

Am I just being too print sensitive? I have a tuckable remora holster for the 360. Still feel like that grip shows up anytime I start moving.
by JKosprey
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Mouseguns
Replies: 40
Views: 3949

Mouseguns

Alright, what's everyone's favorite mouse-gun? I've got a J-frame. I like it, but I feel like even that prints too much. Not so bad in the cold months coming up, of course. I'm in NY, so, it's a pretty non-permissive environment. I really don't feel like having anybody "make" me. So, the J...
by JKosprey
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Oregon school shooting
Replies: 47
Views: 3995

Re: Oregon school shooting

Been thinking about one of those mouse guns. I have a bit of trouble concealing a J-frame even. I'm probably a bit too print-wary, but I'm in NY. While carrying my gun isn't breaking the law, I have those not-legally-binding restrictions on my permit, so I REALLY don't want to be found out carrying....
by JKosprey
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Best new .22s
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: Best new .22s

I'm a huge fan of my Savage Mk II. Pegging clay birds out to 150yds is so easy it's almost boring.
by JKosprey
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: When did shotguns get bulky?
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

When did shotguns get bulky?

So, good news- I finally got a decent job! I'm doing wildlife control at a landfill, with lots of potential for moving up. The job involves the use of a variety of methods, including lethal management....primarily gulls. Which means that my work truck sports a Rem 870. I like it....I've got a Mossbe...
by JKosprey
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Former Ranger And Professor Gives Take On Female Rangers
Replies: 42
Views: 2897

Re: Former Ranger And Professor Gives Take On Female Rangers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/che ... book-post/

This comes to mind....

Politically motivated though it may be, I do trust the integrity of ranger cadre.
by JKosprey
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Unintended Consequences
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Unintended Consequences

My brother was out in California during the Watts riots. The finally sent the National Guard in and sumdude fired at them using an automobile as cover. Unfortunately for sumdude he drew the attention of a Quad .50. My brother said the car looked a lot like a colander from both sides. Now they would...
by JKosprey
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: US Marines Stop Terrorist On Paris Bound Train
Replies: 62
Views: 4233

Re: US Marines Stop Terrorist On Paris Bound Train

Looks like the airmen was a medic. Gotta love when doc is a badass!
by JKosprey
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Remington Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Remington Model 8

One of these, or it's descendant, the Model 81 (in 35 Rem) have been on my list for awhile. Still haven't actually come across one I could write off as an impulse buy and don't have the funds to actually LOOK for one....
by JKosprey
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Arguing with Ogres
Replies: 22
Views: 2677

Re: Arguing with Ogres

Entirely dependent on the situation. If I can engage, you bet your ass I will. Am I going to go out of my way to do so? Probably not, unless a loved one is still inside or the shooter is between me and the exit. As a medic I'm more inclined to start triage and medical care if possible. It may not be...
by JKosprey
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Help Me Pick My .22 Rifle
Replies: 28
Views: 3349

Re: Help Me Pick My .22 Rifle

I've got a heavy barrel Savage MkII. Boltie with an accu-trigger. I put a Mueller APV on top and a Boyds thumbhole on it. It's a tough choice but it may actually be my favorite rifle.
by JKosprey
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: What Happened To Our Community?
Replies: 100
Views: 9571

Re: What Happened To Our Community?

When they say "get a STEM degree", they aren't referring to anything in the environmental sciences. Still trying to figure out my next move (keep trucking with this vs. go back to school again (probably healthcare). I screwed myself by getting a Bachelor of Technology rather than a Bachelo...
by JKosprey
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: What Happened To Our Community?
Replies: 100
Views: 9571

Re: What Happened To Our Community?

I'm still here, but the job search after college graduation has been hell. Paying the bills, but I haven't saved a cent. Obviously, that means I can't afford gunnie things (or ammo for that matter). Haven't even shot since....October? However long it's been- too long. Because of that I haven't been ...
by JKosprey
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Chattanooga shootings
Replies: 104
Views: 6920

Re: Chattanooga shootings

http://news.yahoo.com/u-navy-recruiter- ... 10697.html

God Damn it. Nothing sours the "already highly trained and safe" argument like some jackass having an ND immediately after calls to arm service-members begin again in earnest.
by JKosprey
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Where you're most likely to own a gun.
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: Where you're most likely to own a gun.

I'd like to see NYS without NYC. That's gotta be driving the number down significantly. Not that NY is loaded with guns mind you, but almost everyone I know has at least one...
by JKosprey
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Sgt. Dumbass Manages To Get The Whole Mall Shut Down
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

Re: Sgt. Dumbass Manages To Get The Whole Mall Shut Down

Yogimus wrote:There is only one part of this that blows my mind:

A fucking SERGEANT?!


Yeah, that. Wouldn't have shocked me in the least if it was some just-out-of IET brand new E-2.....but you'd think by time soldiers get to E-5 they'd friggin know better.
by JKosprey
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Skool Me On Boot Sox
Replies: 50
Views: 8149

Re: Skool Me On Boot Sox

I'm not sure if they've been mentioned before (too late for me to read through fifty posts), but I'm a huge fan of these: http://www.peoplesocks.com/ Very comfortable. Plenty warm in the winter. Surprisingly for how thick they are, they're not too hot and keep my feet dry in the summer. I don't thin...
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Magazine holders, belt or paddle
Replies: 30
Views: 4177

Re: Magazine holders, belt or paddle

I have an old Samsung flip phone case I use to carry two speedloaders of .38 +P. I'd like to get a tuckable rig and a pocket holster for my 649 as well so I can carry in a variety of situations. My current one is nice for carrying under an untucked shirt, but that doesn't work so well in situations...
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Magazine holders, belt or paddle
Replies: 30
Views: 4177

Re: Magazine holders, belt or paddle

Weetabix wrote:I've never felt very comfortable with pocket carry, even though it's always in a pocket holster. I always feel like it's printing.


I'm the same way, Weet. I just can't get past it. Very rarely I'll pocket carry in an inner coat pocket but otherwise it feels way too obvious.
by JKosprey
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: NY Safe Act Numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: NY Safe Act Numbers

78 in my current county. I'm so proud! :D
by JKosprey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Harvard Bound Valedictorian Banned From Graduation
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: Harvard Bound Valedictorian Banned From Graduation

My buddies and I very nearly skipped our HS graduation. The initial date got rained out and we had plans. Wound up going anyway, but I wasn't really impressed. Skipped my college graduation entirely. I had no desire to pay for a stupid robe to walk across a stage. The kid's better off. He's likely g...
by JKosprey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Magazine holders, belt or paddle
Replies: 30
Views: 4177

Re: Magazine holders, belt or paddle

I usually carry a J-frame with a speed loader in the front right pocket, but on the occasions that I'm wearing my 1911, my spare mag rides in a blackhawk pouch. It's got a stiff lining and used to have a cover that snapped shut, but the mag fit well enough that I just snipped it off and use it open ...

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