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Firearms Forum: The Club House 02-08-2015, 07:00 PM
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Posted By scottmac
Craps and Blackjack (and poker, if there's a...

Craps and Blackjack (and poker, if there's a poker room) have the best edge for the player -- IF PLAYED PROPERLY --
Frivolous plays, playing hunches, betting the "hard ways", splitting the low...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 02-07-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By scottmac
Some small dents can be undone with a chunk off...

Some small dents can be undone with a chunk off dry ice. Rubbing it slowly around the inside of the dent shrinks the metal, often enough to pop it back into shape.


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Firearms Forum: The Club House 12-30-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By scottmac
BMW hasn't had a dipstick for years. I'm sure...

BMW hasn't had a dipstick for years. I'm sure there's other, probably German or European, cars that have it up. There is an item in the "status" menu that shows oil level and if it hits "minimum"...
Firearms Forum: SIG Sauer Forum 12-14-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,352
Posted By scottmac
P320

VP9, Every time.
Both Walther products I've owned failed, serially, randomly, repeatedly. I cleaned 'em. I sent them in to the repair center. Tried different ammo...everything. They were just badly...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 11-23-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By scottmac
Congrats! Check the ARRL site to find handsets...

Congrats! Check the ARRL site to find handsets near you.
Also, talk to a VEC about being a Volunteer Examiner. It's a good way to give back, and a good source for networking contacts (like who is...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 11-22-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By scottmac
Actually, there is such a thing as too many...

Actually, there is such a thing as too many grounds. You need, and should have exactly one, and that should connect to everything.
You can have a field of ground rods, all solidly bonded together,...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-12-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By scottmac
Sometime you just need a reminder to cut the hair...

Sometime you just need a reminder to cut the hair while still on your head. I have never had much luck putting it back and making it stay.


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Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By scottmac
We use "NSA Mobile Unit 1a" at the cabin. ...

We use "NSA Mobile Unit 1a" at the cabin.


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Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By scottmac
WEP is easily cracked, especially 128bit, because...

WEP is easily cracked, especially 128bit, because of the commonality of symbol assignments. WPA is far superior; WPA1 has been hacked, but WPA2, while ultimately hackable, requires far more effort...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 10-01-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,226
Posted By scottmac
In the Chicago NW suburbs, probably everywhere...

In the Chicago NW suburbs, probably everywhere else, there's a small clear sign on each corner of the extreme edge of the ticket cage that lists "The Rules" ... which includes "No Firearms."
In IL,...
Firearms Forum: SIG Sauer Forum 09-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,352
Posted By scottmac
I paid 600.00 for a "compact" No word on the...

I paid 600.00 for a "compact"
No word on the .45 cal kit (but should cost about $285.00).



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Firearms Forum: The Club House 08-27-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By scottmac
There is a website (several, actually) to request...

There is a website (several, actually) to request donations for things like this. Google "donate to me" and get sites like this one:
http://www.gofundme.com/



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Firearms Forum: The Club House 08-26-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By scottmac
The problem in Chicago isn't the thugs and...

The problem in Chicago isn't the thugs and criminals; it's the damn politicians! They'll rob you blind with fees, taxes, surcharges, and parking. You can barely breath within the city limits without...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 08-24-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By scottmac
I believe it is an "administrative discharge" ......

I believe it is an "administrative discharge" ... It's an honorable discharge (I.e., doesn't qualify as "other than honorable" for legal purposes) like a medical discharge.


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Firearms Forum: The Club House 08-23-2014, 01:55 AM
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Posted By scottmac
Pork or ham sliced weren't too bad, especially if...

Pork or ham sliced weren't too bad, especially if you had some peanut butter to heat them up.



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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-19-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,188
Posted By scottmac
The large plates are three pounds each. They...

The large plates are three pounds each.
They describe the coating as derived from DuraCoat, but not exactly the same.
I have the soft kit (IIIa) with extra trauma pads under front & back.
I can...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 08-12-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 852
Sticky: Seniors Thread
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Posted By scottmac
Seniors Thread

They usually give the patient a relaxer (but still awake), some gel that fills the space around the eye (anesthetic and and antiseptic) and,in some fairly rare cases, they actually inject into the...
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 07-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By scottmac
I'm partial to the usual suspects for pancake /...

I'm partial to the usual suspects for pancake / hip holsters: DeSantis, Galco, Bianchi ... All make nice rigs. A good belt is usually a Good Thing too.
The custom guys make some slick rigs too,...
Firearms Forum: Heckler & Koch Forum 07-16-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By scottmac
I have a 45c, and the following holsters; Alien...

I have a 45c, and the following holsters; Alien Gear, Crossbreed (basically the same holsters from different producers, but I'm waiting on clips from Alien that don't rip up upholstery), Grizzle CB,...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 06-16-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By scottmac
I had both eyes done when I was 57. Chances are...

I had both eyes done when I was 57. Chances are you have 20/20 or better. If the problem is just the lens, implants will fix everything. If you also have corneal issues, like corneal astigmatism or...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 06-14-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By scottmac
I had both eyes done, about a month delay from...

I had both eyes done, about a month delay from the first to the second. I had a hard time waiting; the first one made everything so much better.
A lens replacement is very simple & quick (~10...
Firearms Forum: Illinois Gun Forum 04-22-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,647
Posted By scottmac
Perhaps it's a "special" number range; I applied...

Perhaps it's a "special" number range; I applied for instructor on day two, my CCW app number started with "5000xxx" ... There weren't 5000 instructor apps on day one.

Regardless, app number has...
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 04-20-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,704
Posted By scottmac
I bought mine at GAT GUN (address below) maybe...

I bought mine at GAT GUN (address below) maybe they'll mail order some. They had maybe a dozen the last time I was there (last week).

GAT Guns
970 Dundee Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118
(847)...
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 04-19-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,704
Posted By scottmac
I have Arsenal also, it's a Very Good Thing. You...

I have Arsenal also, it's a Very Good Thing. You won't be disappointed.

Also, in case you missed the announcement, MagPull now makes 30 Rd AK style mags.
They are also Very Good Things. I like...
Firearms Forum: Illinois Gun Forum 04-19-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,647
Posted By scottmac
Illinois doesn't recognize any other permits....

Illinois doesn't recognize any other permits. Some other states recognize any other state's (including IL), some states only recognize a permit carried by that states residents.

Wisconsin,...
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