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The great financial collapse may be covered over by the coming Syrian conflict which is an obvious ruse. While Conspiracy Cafe deals with the geo-political issues, we can't leave you on your own. There may be questions you have about the issues of the day. If you've been with us a long time, remember our Christmas special on surviving a nuclear calamity. If the unthinkable ever happened, you'd have to be everything. Co-operation is the key. We pray we never get to that point. 
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"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the Faith and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8



Bugging out was even spoken of in the days of Noah. Preparation was clearly understood. The birds did it. The bees did it. What's stopping you? 


 
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  • H&R 999 Sportsman 22LR Top Break Revolve...
    by George Freund on October 8, 2015 at 10:17 PM
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    The Classic H&R Sportsman 999 .22 Revolver

    By: Eric Nestor November 8, 2014



    This old classic .22 revolver just keeps on being a great hunting and target shooting gun, even though it has been discontinued for years.

    In 1871, the Harrington and Richardson gun company was formed. The H&R Sportsman Model 999 revolver was made for about half a century, though has been discontinued for close to a quarter century.

    This all steel revolver is spoken of fondly in the shooting community, and has attained a cult like following for sure. Here is why.


    999

    Features

    The revolver has a unique loading and unloading feature. A lever at the rear sight is lifted, and the revolver opens up on a hinge in which a spring loaded extractor removes all nine spent casings with quite a fling.

    Yes, this gun holds nine rounds of your choice of .22 short, long or long rifle cartridges. The beauty of a revolver is that it can function with any velocity and power level, and is not dependent on cartridge pressures to function, such as an autoloading pistol. Rugged reliability is the name of the game with this classic beauty.

    The H&R Sportsman Model 999 was available in different configurations and barrel lengths through out its manufacturing life. There were previous models made by Harrington and Richardson before the Model 999 was ever made, and the 999 used many features that were fine tuned in previous models, such as the unique tip up cylinder reloading feature.


    Performance

    Accuracy excels in accounts that I have found, along with my personal experience with this classic gun. The quick loading and the use of speedloaders keeps you shooting fast, and close to the level of a autoloading pistol for reloading speed.

    Trigger pull on double action is stiff but predictable, and single action is much more manageable. This is my only complaint when shooting this vintage revolver.

    On the 1980s manufactured revolver, there are adjustments for windage and elevation, which makes sighting in a breeze.

    The Sportsman 999 revolver is perfect for hunting and for target fun, and you’ll quickly see how unique and special the firearm is.

    Here’s a video showing its greatness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P38jMIRPcvk

    I think for the money this would be a prepper's dream. 22 ammunition is light and cheap. You could pack a 500 round brick for a weight similar to a 50 round box of .45 ACP. It would be adequate for small game or protection where permitted. The antiques are frequently top breaks. In the old guns keeping the chamber under the hammer empty must be your religion. Modern safety devices weren't even considered. It is a fun gun to shoot to get lots of target practice and doesn't recoil. The price is very reasonable too.

  • Panic in Year Zero!
    by George Freund on August 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    We had a lot of trouble with this video when we first used it two years ago. There is a fresh copy on line. It is important as a training resource to let you see first hand what life will be like. Harry makes several key mistakes. The greatest one is not unifying with the hardware store owner he stole from. Together they would have fared better. He was very wise to use the cave. The shelter you prefer will be a major target. Use it as a trap lure bandits not a residence. You see what happened to those who didn't know. You will need a guard 24/7. That is why co-operation with people is necessary. You may have to deal with violent criminals. That will not be easy. Many issues are raised. It is better to see them in film than live them. Good Luck. God Bless.


    DIRECT LINK:

    http://www.watchfree.to/watch-122f7-Panic-in-Year-Zero-movie-online-free-putlocker.html

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxvprm_panic-in-year-zero_shortfilms

    Panic in Year Zero!, sometimes known as End of the World, is a 1962 science fiction film directed by and starring Ray Milland. The original music score was composed by Les Baxter. It was written by John Morton and Jay Simms. Although the similarities to Ward Moore's stories Lot (1953) and Lot's Daughter (1954) are obvious, Moore received no credit for the film. In the 1962 novelization of the film by Dean Owen, which was published under the title End of the World by Alta Vista Productions with Ray Milland's photo on the cover, the introduction page asserted: "The screenplay was by John Morton and Jay Simms, from an original story by Jay Simms."


    Soon after Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland), his wife Ann (Jean Hagen), their son Rick (Frankie Avalon), and daughter Karen (Mary Mitchell) leave suburban Los Angeles on a camping trip, the Baldwins note unusually bright light flashes coming from a great distance. Sporadic news reports on CONELRAD broadcasts hint at the start of a thermonuclear war, which is confirmed as the Baldwins see a large mushroom cloud over what was Los Angeles.


    The family initially attempts to return to rescue Ann's mother near Los Angeles, but soon abandons these plans as panicked refugees climb over one another to escape the fallout from the multiple nuclear explosions. Witnessing the threads of society being torn apart, Harry decides that the family must find refuge at their secluded vacation spot.


    Along the way, they stop to buy supplies, or, in the case of hardware store owner Ed Johnson (Richard Garland), take them by force when he won't accept a check. They also encounter three threatening young hoodlums, Carl (Richard Bakalyan), Mickey (Rex Holman), and Andy (Neil Nephew), on the road, but manage to drive them off.


    After a harrowing journey, the Baldwins reach their destination, finding shelter in a cave while they wait for order to be restored. They find that Johnson and his wife are their neighbors - but not for long. The three thugs appear and shoot them. A farming couple suffers the same fate and their teenage daughter, Marilyn (Joan Freeman) is kept as a sex slave. Karen is also raped when Mickey and Andy happen upon her. With guns in hand, the Baldwin men fight back, killing the two murderers and freeing Marilyn. When Carl returns, he is killed as well, but Rick is seriously wounded.

    With Marilyn's help, they get the young man to Doctor Strong (Willis Bouchey). The doctor does what he can, but the boy needs to get to an army hospital over a hundred miles (160 km) away for a blood transfusion or he will die. On their drive there, they encounter a military patrol, scouting for the army that is reestablishing order. After a tense meeting, they are allowed to continue.


  • How to dress for cold weather survival
    by George Freund on January 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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    A down parka with a hood is a staple for extreme cold. They are fashionable in the snow belts. Good gloves and even mittens are the rage as well as a good hat. With the hood up a woolen toque will suffice. An arctic hood covers the front of the head. In extreme cold cover your mouth and nose with a scarf so you filter the air you breath. I use insulated coveralls or hunting pants on the legs as well. Always travel with these things in the winter you never know. Here in Ontario some girls got lost going out to a social function in heels and dresses. They went up a secondary road and got stuck in the snow. In an act of desperation they set the car on fire after a couple of days. They lost feet to amputations. The elements are unforgiving. Keeping a box or container with a few items will save your life. That includes a few tools. God gave you life and a mind to reason with. Use it. 

    Outer hunting pants

    Fur Yukon cap. There are lots of army surplus Russian variations available.


    Mittens are better than gloves because your fingers are together conserving more heat. You can keep lighter gloves in your pocket or wear them inside if necessary.

    A good insulated boot can take you to -35 to -40 to end it out.

    A look at how to dress for extreme cold weather survival. Using 3 simple principals you can easily be comfortable in extreme weather. Firstly you need to make sure that you are using good materials such as wool, fleece, polyester, and nylon. Second you need to layer your clothing into wicking, insulating, and waterproof laters. Third and probably most important is that you "shingle" your clothing. You tuck clothing in or leave it out in an alternating pattern so that it your precious body heat is trapped and snow and cold air are kept out. This is must have knowledge for survival situations whether in the wilderness or in a SHTF scenario. Clothing can easily be obtained by military surplus, thrift shops, or even out of season specialty gear like ski clothing.

  • Doomsday Preppers S 4 Ep 5 You Said It ...
    by George Freund on August 17, 2015 at 1:19 PM
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    NEW LINK:

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tczgi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmODrz_39ts

    http://hd.today/watch/vnZDPPzv-doomsday-preppers-season-4/episode-5.html

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


    7     "You Said It Was Non-Lethal"     August 21, 2014

    On their 53-acre property, Jane and Rick Austin prepare for an electromagnetic pulse disaster by disguising a greenhouse, food forest and gray water recycling system in what appears to be overgrown underbrush. Jim Lebus is prepping for an earthquake that he fears will paralyze the West Coast. In Virginia, a band of teenage boys, led by 16-year-old Jack Houston, join forces to test their wilderness survival skills.






  • KEEPING WARM WITH NO ELECTRICITY : The k...
    by George Freund on October 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    In this video, the videographer demonstrates how to light and maintain a kerosene heater. These heaters are great for emergencies and cottages.

    The other important thing are these lamps are fueled with kerosene too. They generate heat along with light. They are a wise addition to your readiness cupboard. 


  • Reloading: A Complete Beginner's Guide t...
    by George Freund on May 24, 2014 at 9:48 PM
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    How To Reload Ammunition  Basic Reloading Equipment

    Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    By Bob Shell

    Reloading Books – Books are all important for reloading. The more the better

    Apache Junction, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Basic Reloading: Once you decide to reload your own ammunition there is some basic equipment that you need to get started as a full time reloader.

    The first thing is you need a space to set up shop. It can be a spare room or a corner of a garage as long as you have some space and a way to have good lighting.

    There should be enough room to have a table and some shelving space. You need a sturdy table to mount your reloading press too and other equipment while having some space that gives you room to work. I would suggest a table at least 6’ long to accommodate your setup. Shelving is necessary to keep such items as reloading dies and supplies such as bullets and powder organized. Once you have your reloading work area set up then it’s time to buy your equipment.

    Set Of Dies, Powder Measure and a Reloading Press.

    Most people get into reloading to save money on their ammo. One fact of life is you will have to first make an investment into buying equipment and supplies before you can begin saving cash on ammunition. The basic equipment that you need is a press, dies, scales, powder measure and a few basic shop tools such as screwdrivers and Allen wrenches. You also may need a lube pad, vernier caliper and a bullet puller, more on these tools below. You are looking at about a $400. 00 investment for a complete reloading starter kit plus the cost of supplies such as primers and bullets. You will also need at least one reloading manual preferably more. That will get you started.

    Micrometer And Vernier Caliper Are Necessary For The Reloader

    The purpose of the press is it holds the dies which are needed to process the ammo. Each caliber requires a set of dies and I will go into that later as to why and how to set them up. The press needs to be securely mounted to the table so that cases can be resized which takes some physical effort, especially with rifle ammo. There are a variety of presses made by various companies. Each manufacture, everyone from Lyman, Hornady and RCBS and Redding, all make good presses. Another option is a Lee Press.

    For a new reloader you should look at a single stage press only. The progressives are great but if you are not familiar with reloading they can get you in trouble. With a progressive several things are going on at one time and you may miss a problem, causing you to load a batch of bad ammo.

    Reloading Press With Die Setup

    Reloading Press With Die Setup

    Presses come in different sizes though I would go with a heavy duty model because you can do both rifle and handgun ammo.

    Any caliber that you reload for is die specific. For instance if you want to load 40 S & W ammo you need that set of dies. Reloading is a precise operation and trying to use the wrong dies will not work for you. If you are loading a modern straight case then I recommend carbide dies. They make your sizing job easier plus last forever. Another nice thing is you don’t have to lube your cases as you do with rifle fodder. Like the presses there are various makers of dies who also make the presses and other equipment.

    A powder measure and scales is necessary in order to put the proper amount of powder in your cases. That is vital if not mandatory to insure the safety and reliability of your ammo. This is where the reloading books come in handy.

    You can look up the caliber you are loading for and get the proper type and amount of powder necessary. The data was developed in labs by professionals and should be followed closely. Also the books give you a lot of good info on reloading techniques and problem solving. Most provide a hotline if you run into a problem you can’t solve. I would go with several books on reloading or reloading manuals as they are a good investment.

    If you load rifle cases you need a case trimmer as they will stretch when fired. How much depends on various factors but it is necessary to keep them at a proper length in order to produce quality ammo.

     

    Reloading Scale Used To Weigh Powder Charges

    A vernier caliperis needed to measure the length. You can consult a reloading book for the proper length as that info is provided. Also when loading rifle cases a lube pad is necessary. If you don’t lube the cases one will get stuck in the die which is a real headache to remove. A brush to lube the inside of the case neck is also desirable.

    Reloading Bullet Puller

    Bullet Puller. The Eraser Of Reloading

    With this you have most of the basic equipment that you need to get started. You will pick up various other items and gadgets as you go along. After you get your table set up and before you start I urge you to do some reading or watch some videos which will help. You need to pay attention to every detail to insure quality and safe ammo. We will go into the how and why in future installments.

    When contemplating whether or not you want to reload here are a couple of things to think about. First of all reloading is a very safe hobby if you follow the precautions and use common sense. When reloading don’t allow distractions to creep in. That means no texting, watching TV or anything else that will draw your attention to the task at hand.

    If you are not the type of person that pays attention to detail then reloading isn’t for you. I have been doing it for over 40 years and never had a serious mishap. It is a great hobby well worth exploring.

    About Bob Shell
    A Custom Reloader of Obsolete and Antique Ammo, Bob Shell, writes about the subject of Guns, Ammo, Shooting and Related Subjects. Visit: www.bobshellsblog.blogspot.com

  • Doomsday Preppers S3 E7 We are the Marau...
    by George Freund on March 10, 2015 at 9:13 AM
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    NEW LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR9uRXt5WrY

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6t7hv8

    This is a controverial episode since National Geographic used a convicted felon, and he possessed a firearm. His plan was to rob to survive. Many will mimic that plan I'm sure. I advocate Christian prepping where we plan to share and work together. We will see into the robber's mind here. They also illustrate dealing with medical emergencies. You may have to. We used to joke and call it the home surgery club at work. However, that's all you might have. Do stock up on first aid supplies and take a course on it

    http://www.webpal.org/SAFE/aaarecovery/7_medicine/Medicine%20-%20Severe/Ditch%20Medicine.pdf

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    In Tacoma, Wash., Tyler and his followers have put back some prepper supplies, and they have a remote, 15-acre farm, but they plan to become marauders after a catastrophic terrorist attack and the subsequent imposition of martial law. They plan to attack other preppers in the area ? Tyler is making a map ? to take their stores of food, supplies, weapons and ammunition. To that end, they are building homemade body armor from bathroom tiles wrapped in fiberglass and duct tape, and coated with roofing tar, combined with plates of scrap metal and old metal fence. Tyler has tested the prototype by strapping it on and having his cousin Chris shoot him in the stomach with a 12-gauge shotgun.

    Tyler also expect the military to take control of hospitals, where he expects they would arrest and detain an "apex predator" – his words – like him. So, he's been reading books on medicine and surgery, and laying in stocks of rudimentary medical supplies. If his catastrophe happens before his pregnant wife gives birth, he plans to then do a C-section on her in his barn, which he will sanitize by laying down some plastic sheeting.

    Kevin has moved his family from a suburban neighborhood in Kansas to Costa Rica "to escape America's economic collapse" and the worldwide impact that will have. He believes Costa Rica offers a more self-reliant, basic way of life. That appears to be an accurate assessment of the Central American country, where the electrical grid already fails Kevin regularly, even before the collapse of the U.S. dollar.

    He has about 18 months of supplies stored away, but also has added chickens, a garden and an aquaponics system for tilapia and vegetables. He powers that system with solar energy. In addition to supplying high-quality protein for the family, Kevin plans to use the fish in a local bartering system after money has no value. He and his family are learning Spanish to become part of the "us" of the local Spanish-speaking community rather than remaining "a them" in the event of a catastrophe.

    The show's expert assessors noted that both scenarios for which tonight's preppers were preparing are highly unlikely. They appreciated the creativity Tyler put into creating his body armor, but really said nothing about its effectiveness. They also suggested he might want to become part of the solution in a post-apocalyptic world rather than create new problems.

    Kevin, they said, needs to add backup pumps and plumbing supplies to support and maintain his aquaponics system.

    Tyler seems to have a Road Warrior fantasy about the future, with him as the dominant warrior and leader of the pack. He probably won't survive more than one or two marauding missions against neighboring preppers. His armor protects some of his vital organs and much of his head, but leaves about 60-70 percent of his body open to attack.

    The show didn't really give much information about his would-be gang members, so it's difficult to assess the overall survival rate of the group after the collapse of society. Their leader has sort of given away the element of surprise they may have had over the other preppers in their area that they plan to raid and pillage.

    Kevin's choice of a Central American country as his refuge from a worldwide collapse of society and systems might be questioned given that some travel websites and some nations have issued warnings to tourists of serious and violent crime in Costa Rica.

    NOTE:

    Tyler Smith, the leader of the "Marauders" featured in this episode was arrested and booked on two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm because he was a previously convicted child sex offender and was legally barred from possessing firearms. During the episode, Smith also described his plans to commit armed robbery in the episode. Asked for comment on Smith’s arrest, National Geographic issued a statement stating: "We are aware of the arrest, and have decided not to air this episode until all legal matters are sorted out." The episode was eventually aired.

  • Double Action Revolvers of the Old West
    by George Freund on May 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Uploaded on Aug 12, 2011

    In this video we'll look at three of the most popular double action revolvers on the western frontier; the Colt 1877, the Colt model 1878 and the Smith & Wesson Frontier Double Action Revolver.


    The Colt M1877 was a double-action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909 for a total of 166,849 revolvers. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibers, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer", and the "Rainmaker". The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the "Lightning" being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the "Thunderer" in .41 Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity. An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the "Rainmaker" was offered in 1877.

    The M1877 was designed by one of the inventors of the M1873 Colt Single Action Army, William Mason, as Colt's first attempt at manufacturing a double-action revolver. The M1877 was the first successful US-made double-action cartridge revolver.


    The M1877's early double-action mechanism proved to be both intricate and delicate, and thus prone to breakage. The design had a reputation for failure and earned the nickname "the gunsmith's favorite". Because of the intricate design and difficulty of repair, gunsmiths to this day dislike working on them. Gun Digest referred to it as "the worst double-action trigger mechanism ever made". Typically, the trigger spring would fail and this would reduce the revolver to single-action fire only. Outwardly, the Model 1877 shows a striking resemblance to the Colt Single Action Army revolver, however it is scaled down slightly and much thinner in dimension. The standard finishes were blued, with a case-colored frame or nickel plating. The bird's head grips were of checkered rosewood on the early guns and hard rubber on the majority of later-production guns.


    The Colt M1878 is a double-action revolver that was manufactured by Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1878 to 1907. It is often referred to as the "Frontier" or the "Double Action Army" revolver. A total of 51,210 Model 1878 revolvers were manufactured from 1878 to 1907, including 4,600 for the US Ordnance Department. These are known as the "Philippine" or "Alaskan" models.

    The M1878 was designed by William Mason, Colt's factory manager and Charles Brinckerhoff Richards, Superintendent of Engineering. It was similar in design to the Colt Model 1877. The Model 1878 had a larger frame, and is therefore sometimes referred to as the "large frame" double-action revolver, while the Model 1877 is likewise referred to as the "small frame" double-action revolver. The Model 1878 was considered a more robust and reliable design than the Model 1877.


    The design of the Model 1878 was based on the Model 1877, which in turn was based heavily on the design of the earlier Colt Single Action Army revolver. The double-action revolver is not dramatically different in design than the single-action revolver. A strut is added to connect the trigger movement to the hammer. The top of the trigger slips beyond the strut so that the hammer will stay in full cock if it is pulled back manually.

    The Model 1878 had a larger frame than the Model 1877, which allowed it to fire larger and more powerful cartridges, such as the .45 Colt and .44-40 and used the same barrel, ejector parts, and a very similar cylinder to the Single Action Army revolver. At one time, the factory modified Model 1878 cylinders for use in single-action revolvers in an attempt to use up spare parts.

    Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

    Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

    Smith & Wesson’s .44 Double Action First Model revolver seems to be one of that company’s more neglected designs. It tends to be overlooked as it came between the vaunted No. 3 SA and various Hand Ejector Models. The primary chambering was .44 Russian, of which 53,590 were made between 1881 and 1913. Some 15,340 “Frontier” models were also produced, as was a .38-40 Win. Those guns were numbered in individual ranges and are basically considered separate models. All frames were made prior to 1899. Some rare chamberings, such as .38 S&W, .38 Colt and .38-44 Gallery, may be encountered, but they are extremely rare. The First Models continued to be listed in catalogs for a number of years after their production ceased to clear out old stock.

    Following the lines of smaller and slightly earlier S&W .32 and .38 top-breaks, the First Model DA incorporated an excellent self-cocking mechanism that was as good as many British and Continental designs. It was also head and shoulders above Colt’s more popular Model 1877 “Lightning” and Model 1878 “Frontier” models, a happenstance that must have been more than frustrating to the folks at Smith.

    Smith & Wesson’s First Model DA incorporated the company’s familiar curved grip frame, flanked by either hard rubber or checkered walnut stock panels. The revolver was available in blue and nickel-plated finishes, and barrels were 4, 5, 6, 6½ and 8 inches (rare) in length, with 5 inches being the most common.

    First Model DA .44s employed the usual S&W top-break ejection system. The revolver could be fired double- or single-action, though it had no safety position, and the hammer did not rebound after the trigger was released, resulting in a potentially dangerous setup if the gun were dropped.

    Standard sights on the First Model DA .44 were similar to those on the No. 3, a rounded, fixed-blade front and miniscule notch rear, milled out of the fore-part of the frame latch. Some guns were fitted with target sights, but they are not the norm and bring premium prices when encountered.

    Even though the .44 Double Action was not one of S&W’s most popular products, it still had a following. In fact, Texas gunfighter and all-around bad guy John Wesley Hardin was carrying a .44 S&W Frontier when he was killed in the Acme Saloon by Constable John Selman in El Paso in 1895. Ironically, when Selman was killed a year later by George Scarborough, also in El Paso, he was toting a .44 New Model.

    The .44 Russian First Model DA shown here is in NRA Antique Excellent condition, mechanically perfect with about 85 percent of its original nickel-plated finish. In such condition, the revolver is worth a good, solid $1,200.

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2013/4/23/smith-wesson-44-double-action-first-model/

  • DOOMSDAY PREPPERS S1 Ep8 It's Gonna Get ...
    by George Freund on June 29, 2015 at 1:58 PM
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    ALTERNATE LINK:

    http://hd.today/watch/vMpmEaQd-doomsday-preppers-season-1/episode-8.html

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    8 "It's Gonna Get Worse" March 27, 2012 0.915

    Bruce Beach, a lifelong prepper, is focused on nuclear war and saving children in his 42 underground buses; Jeremy and Kelly, concerned parents in Salt Lake City, are preparing for the collapse of society due to peak oil; Bradford Frank of San Diego works around the clock in preparation for a worldwide pandemic that could end life as we know it.

    Highlights: Ark Two Shelter - Peak oil - Water Resources — Antibiotics — Bug-out Vehicle - Bird Flu


  • Mossberg Model 500 Shotgun
    by George Freund on September 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Mossberg Model 500 Pump Shotgun, Introduced in 1961, is one of the most popular in the country. A reliable, proven design that is being used for Home Defense and by U.S. Forces around the world.


    Mossberg 500 is a series of pump-action shotguns manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons.[1] The 500 series comprises widely varying models of hammerless repeaters, all of which share the same basic receiver and action, but differ in bore size, barrel length, choke options, magazine capacity, and "furniture" (stock and forearm) materials. Model numbers included in the 500 series are the 500, 505, 510, 535, and 590.

    The 12 gauge pump action is a very useful firearm. I wouldn't have sold the extra barrel. The multiple barrel package is a great deal. The longer barrel is ideal for duck and geese hunting. It has a full choke which is the tightness of the opening of the barrel at the muzzle. It keeps the shot pattern closer together at longer ranges. The shorter barrel would be a cylinder bore. It is a larger opening to facilitate buckshot and rifled slugs which are devastating. The pump action is sure and fast. I prefer the Remington 870 personally. The Winchester Defender series is also a good choice. They are reasonable in price. The recoil of the magnum or 3 inch or 3 1/2 inch loads are severe. You can always use a lighter non magnum field load in many applications especially target practice or initiation. Wearing a padded shooting vest helps a lot too. Always remember to treat all firearms as loaded and always point them in a safe direction. 

    Totalitarians always fretted at the possession of the basic double barrel farmer's shotgun as an impendiment to enslavement. The pitchfork was well respected too in the hands of swarthy men. Freedom was never given. It was taken. Those who possessed power want it back. They realize, too, that it will not be given. It must be taken ergo the push for gun control. The other option to take power from the people is trickery. People will give their rights and freedoms away with that technique. Any attempt to acquire power from the people must be held suspect. Guard it jealously with your shotgun.

  • FIREARMS: Kel Tec Sub-2000
    by George Freund on August 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    The Bill of Rights laid out certain basic rights for (at the time) all Englishmen. The Act set out that there should be:

    no royal interference with the law. Though the sovereign remains the fount of justice, he or she cannot unilaterally establish new courts or act as a judge.

    no taxation by Royal Prerogative. The agreement of the parliament became necessary for the implementation of any new taxes

    freedom to petition the monarch without fear of retribution

    no standing army may be maintained during a time of peace without the consent of parliament.[7]

    no royal interference in the freedom of the people to have arms for their own defence as suitable to their class and as allowed by law (simultaneously restoring rights previously taken from Protestants by James II)

    no royal interference in the election of members of parliament

    the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament

    "grants and promises of fines or forfeitures" before conviction are void

    no excessive bail or "cruel and unusual" punishments may be imposed

    Certain acts of James II were also specifically named and declared illegal by the Bill of Rights, while James' flight from England in the wake of the Glorious Revolution was also declared to be an abdication of the throne.

    Also, in a prelude to the Act of Settlement to come twelve years later, the Bill of Rights barred Roman Catholics from the throne of England as "it hath been found by experience that it is inconsistent with the safety and welfare of this Protestant kingdom to be governed by a papist prince"; thus William III and Mary II were named as the successors of James VII and II and that the throne would pass from them first to Mary's heirs, then to her sister, Princess Anne of Denmark and her heirs and, further, to any heirs of William by a later marriage. The monarch was further required to swear a coronation oath to maintain the Protestant religion.

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    The most audacious right in the 1689 Bill of Rights was the right to bear arms. It was established with the others after the INQUISITION. Review these rights and notice how they are all under attack. That tells you something. You are being reduced to slave status again. The right to bear arms was the keystone right. Laws very from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However, I advocate every citizen owning a firearm. We are the government. We are mistaught that there are three levels of government. There are FOUR. The citizens are the fourth. The Constitutions are contracts that allow the others to exist. When those officers breech contract, the contract is null and void and we resort to the fourth level of government only WE THE PEOPLE until we establish a new system. So exercise your rights or lose them. In the spirit of 1776 and 1689 I recommend the Kel Tec Sub 2000 which comes in two pistol calibers. It is lightweight and easy to use. The video displays the firearm in plinking mode. It is fun after all the shooting sports.

  • Walther PPK
    by George Freund on April 23, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    The Walther PP (Polizeipistole, or police pistol) series pistols are blowback-operated semi-automatic pistols, developed by the German arms manufacturer Walther.

    Original Walther PP pistol

    It features an exposed hammer, a traditional double-action trigger mechanism, a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel that also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring. The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E.

    Various PP series are manufactured in either Germany, France or the United States. Since 2002, the PPK variant is solely manufactured by Smith & Wesson in Houlton, Maine, United States, under license from Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen. In the past, this particular model has been manufactured by Carl Walther in its own factory in Germany, as well as under licenses by Manurhin in Alsace, France, and by Interarms in Alexandria, Virginia, US.

    The PP and the PPK were among the world's first successful double action semi-automatic pistols and were widely copied, but are still made by Walther. The design inspired other pistols, among them the Soviet Makarov, the Hungarian FEG PA-63, and the Argentinian Bersa Thunder 380. The PP and PPK were both popular with European police and civilians, for being reliable and concealable. During World War II, they were issued to the German military, including the Luftwaffe, as well as the police.

    PPK

    A Walther PPK manufactured in 1968

    The most common variant is the Walther PPK, a smaller version of the PP with a shorter grip, barrel, frame and reduced magazine capacity. The smaller size made it more concealable than the original PP and hence better suited to plainclothes or undercover work. It was released in 1931.

    "PPK" is an abbreviation for Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell (Police Pistol Detective Model), "kriminal" referring to the police detective (criminal) division. Adolf Hitler shot and killed himself with his PPK (a 7.65mm/.32 ACP) in the Führerbunker in Berlin. The Walther PPK pistol is famous as fictional secret agent James Bond's gun in many of the films and novels: Ian Fleming's choice of the Walther PPK directly influenced its popularity and its notoriety. Fleming had given Bond a .25 Beretta 418 pistol in early novels, but switched to the PPK in Dr. No on the advice of firearms expert Geoffrey Boothroyd.

    Singer Elvis Presley owned a silver-barreled PPK, inscribed "TCB" ("Taking Care of Business").


    The PPK/S was developed following the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA68) in the United States, the pistol's largest market. One of the provisions of GCA68 banned the importation of pistols and revolvers not meeting certain requirements of length, weight, and other "sporting" features into the United States. The PPK failed the "Import Points" test of the GCA68 by a single point. Walther addressed this situation by combining the PP's frame with the PPK's barrel and slide to create a pistol that weighed slightly more than the PPK. The additional ounce or two of weight of the PPK/S compared to the PPK was sufficient to provide the extra needed import points.


    Because United States law allowed domestic production (as opposed to importation) of the PPK, manufacture began under license in the U.S. in 1945; this version was distributed by Interarms. The version currently manufactured by Smith & Wesson has been modified by incorporating a longer grip tang (S&W calls it "extended beaver tail"), better protecting the shooter from slide bite, i.e., the rearward-traveling slide's pinching the web between the index finger and thumb of the firing hand, which could be a problem with the original design for people with larger hands or an improper grip...


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