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  1. Well to be honest, I was thinking that both the flash bangs and the smoke would be used in ether in a training environment or if the militia had been activated and was working within their legal limits.
  2. Thanks for the display. I am a cheap S.O.B. so I buy the manufacture and style I want with the cheapest coloring possible. I just dye the light colors or patterns that don't fit with the intent of the gear I am buying. It looks like a Frankenrig - which is a bonus.
  3. Those are a bit pricey. Granted they are also only used in specific situations. As for the smoke as a cover, I have used "shutter bombs" in the past (I don't know if posting a link is allowed, or a good idea, but duck duck go Shutter Bombs and you will find them). Lots of smoke, most last about 1 min to 1 1/2 min. The smoke is not super thick (it is designed as a photography prop after all) but thick enough to help with the exit, and it does dissipate fairly quickly (so using it as a signal might not work well over any real distance). However for training they seem to work quite well.
  4. I try to buy as much as possible with cash (not that my tinfoil hat is on super tight, I just stay in my budget better that way). I have purchased reloading components from a couple of places with no issues, how is it for the actual ammunition? Any special hoops to be jumped through? Thanks
  5. It will become harder to get, but not impossible. The quality will go way down (across the board for all ammunition), due to the upped production. Buy it when you can and if the price is right. I would rather pay an extra dollar or two now for a brick, than an extra 25 later. Just do me a favor, don't buy out the store of any one thing!
  6. I am not sure that the area code covers such a large area that we need to go down to sub-zones, just yet. However we do have members in the group who are in completely different area codes. Those individuals either need to pin the city they live in or a fairly close one. If they really are in those other zones they need to leave this group and join the group closest to them, no harm no foul. If they are like me, and don't want to change their phone number (mine is based out of Arizona), that is fine. But we need to know about where in our area code people are living so we can get together.
  7. Hey all, I got it most of us are a bit private. Can you still put a pin in the city you live in, or the closest one to you? It will help us sort out where to plan get togethers, and God willing, training areas. I am not sure about all of you, but I would love for this group to go from keyboard to the wood-line.
  8. Welcome to the group. Don't be shy, jump in and talk!

    1. Nbkids4


      I have to be honest.  I am trying to be involved with the  same mindset kind of people. I'm a parent that is concerned about my kids future. I haven't  raised  dumb kids. They know life is black and white. No grey. If you want  something you work for it. Many of my friends are vets. With not being from here I stick out like a sore thumb

  9. Sorry for the late post. Life has been a bit...hectic.
  10. I might have missed it, harbor freight is another good place to get some equipment. I understand that their quality is sometimes questionable (however as long as they are open, a broken tool can be replaced, not ideal I know). Go look at their tarps, moving blankets, screwdrivers, hammers, even their box wrenches. How about their small spare tires for wheel barrels and other small rolling equipment. They have dollies that can be used as is, or modified to use bigger tires. You can buy a fair amount of the tools needed (and even the tool boxes, just be somewhat gentle with them) from here. Add
  11. Hi VikingPagan94, Welcome to the group. You are right about needing to meet in a neutral location. I am thinking some place where we can come and go without anyone really caring - like a restaurant (a large fast food place works just as well). Mainly I am wanting everyone who can to come. If you want to park down the road an walk in so no one knows what you drive - go for it. Same for circling the block and coming from a different direction. I know anyone can post anything on a forum, and there are people out there looking to "join" groups so they can see what everyone has and identi
  12. Morning all, What is everyone's expectations for this group? While I would really like it if we are all on the forum several times a day, most of us can't do that. I would love to find out we have a member who already has a great training area already, but I am not thinking that will happen. I would like for us to meet once a month for a in person training even (classroom, field, firearms, survival, I am not picky at the moment). The reality is some of you reading this will be thinking, I wont go train if...and fill in the why. Others are thinking they don't want to be personally soc
  13. You bring up a couple of very good points. There are probably a lot more people in our areas that are interested in being ready for what comes, and at the same time they are afraid that if others find out, they will be mocked/shamed for their ideas, bombarded with requests/demands for help when things go sideways and finally they think if they are not part of a group they are "safe" from the government. Sadly I don't have any solutions for these people. If you think you will survive as a lone wolf or just your immediate family, I fear you will be greatly over-matched. Another issue is when the
  14. That is a huge amount of information. Thank you for sharing it!
  15. I don't use the double mags, so this might not work. Grab some kydex (I would go with the thicker ones, but the thinner ones might be the only ones that fit). Cut it to the width of your pouch and long enough to fold over your two magazines (if you want make it long enough to fold over the tops of the pouches to eliminate the risk of catching the mags on reinsertion). Heat and bend it to shape (the bottom corners is where you want to pay the most attention. Then slide the mags out and reheat just the tops so you can bend them out a little, so the mags don't get caught on the plastic going in.

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