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by gatorman
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

Here is a link to the "Model Verification" for Hermine. https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2016/Tropical-Storm-Hermine?map=verify It look like predictions are essentially spot on. I am no longer amazed at how accurate hurricane predictions are. You might want to read this: ht...
by gatorman
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

The Wizard wrote:We need rain in New England, so we're hoping for Hermine to provide some by Sunday...
:)


Looks like you're going to get your wish.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/ ... _NL_sm.gif
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frustrated Losing Weight!
Replies: 131
Views: 6641

Re: Frustrated Losing Weight!

I don't have diabetes, so get your doctor to approve any idea I give you before you implement it. That said, I've had good results from eating a paleo diet, also eliminating all wheat based food items and intermittently fasting two days per week. I eat dinner on Sunday and then don't eat again until...
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

Good post for those who are not used to storms. I grew up with Hurricanes and tropical storms (live on the gulf coast) and in fact we survived Katrina. Our house took on 28 feet of water in that one and we lost nearly everything. Regardless of what the media says, the MS Gulf Coast got it much wors...
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

mouses wrote:Don't forget pets' needs such as pet food and meds, and have a carrying case for each pet who travels that way, leashes for others, etc.

If in doubt, evacuate.


We don't have any pets, so their care is something I don't think about, but you make a very good point.
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

Here is a link to the "Model Verification" for Hermine. https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2016/Tropical-Storm-Hermine?map=verify It look like predictions are essentially spot on. I am no longer amazed at how accurate hurricane predictions are. I watched the track predictions...
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

So, did Floridians do all the prep work this time? The eye of Hermine is already past Florida I doubt it. Most fail to prepare. There have been too many times folks were told to get ready and then the storm missed them entirely. I don't blame the government for that, prediction of storm tracks is n...
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Hurricane Hermine

Wow! Scary. Are you in Florida? Yes, but inland, so we usually miss the worst of it. Still, 2005 was a bad year for storms and we got hit pretty heavily. In retrospect I'd say getting out of the way is your best bet if you can do it safely. If not, prepare thoroughly, if you don't do it in advance,...
by gatorman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Hermine
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Hurricane Hermine

This is an updated copy of a post I made several years ago, so it may not be entirely applicable, but you may still find it helpful. Some of you may not have had the experience of living through a major storm. I have been through a couple, although I'm pretty far inland and so didn't get the full br...
by gatorman
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco rotisserie chicken
Replies: 92
Views: 10268

Re: Costco rotisserie chicken

I dip it into super-hot BBQ sauce and have it with a side of mashed potatoes. It's tasty. 1. What kind of BBQ sauce do you use? I am always searching for better BBQ sauce 2. Plain mashed potatoes? or with gravy? Mashed potatoes & good gravy -- can't be beat. I am starting to salivate as I write...
by gatorman
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peeling small carrots
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Peeling small carrots

You might try laying them on a cutting board (or terrycloth towel if they are too slippery), holding one end, peeling the other, then flipping them over to peel the end you first held. There are two types of peelers, you'd probably get better results using the type in which the peeler blade runs at ...
by gatorman
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bordeaux wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: Bordeaux wines

It's 54 bucks. You did your research, they are all highly rated. There is no continuing obligation. Go for it.
by gatorman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I went to the range today and put 100 rounds through the LCP, 50 rounds of Precision One 90 gr. JHPs and 50 rounds of Winchester 95 gr. FMJ. Again, no FTFs, FTEs or ignition problems. Also, I'm finding the pistol to be quite accurate at normal defensive ranges, inside of 25 feet. I'm switching over ...
by gatorman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

There were issues with the CXP-1, the CXP-2 is a much better gun. This pistol is not designed for +P rounds, the OP didn't say he was shooting SP or +P but if it was +P I doubt he'd admit he made a near fatal mistake. It is an interesting discussion and I have read tons of these Ford vs Chevy or Si...
by gatorman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Zaplunken- I think in .380 pocket pistols, ammunition choice is critical. Pick the wrong ammo and the result will be an under-penetrating round (many JHPs) or an over-penetrating round (all FMJs and JHPs which fail to expand). There are a few rounds which met the FBI criteria for penetration both in...
by gatorman
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

So I took the LCP to the range and shot a box of ammo through it. I was pleasantly surprised, recoil is pretty mild and the pistol is quite controllable. Accuracy is so-so thus far. But I'm not really accustomed to the pistol, and it is not broken in. I shot 50 rounds of 95 gr. Winchester white box ...
by gatorman
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Newer washing machine freaks out dog
Replies: 44
Views: 4754

Re: Newer washing machine freaks out dog

Get the dog some earmuffs:
https://www.amazon.com/Mutt-Muffs-DDR33 ... mutt+muffs
Much cheaper than a new washing machine.
by gatorman
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

FBI just announced they are switching back to Glock 9mm, after ditching them for the 10mm, then 40S&W years ago.. The ammo has changed a lot, as has what we know about ballistics, etc.. Lots of good info on 9mm ammo here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgNSGOEQko_M90AMdRCDMgd-w4Yozc27i
by gatorman
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can this roast beef be saved?
Replies: 22
Views: 1734

Re: Can this roast beef be saved?

You might try wrapping it tightly in aluminum foil with about a cup of beef broth. Put it in a large roaster and roast at 275F until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 205F. If it is ever going to get tender, that should do it. You have to convert the collagen to get it tender, and that usu...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

The LCP is so small, I can't use the same grip I use on my FNS-9C. I think I'll need to put some skateboard tape on the trigger guard so I can wrap the index finger on my left hand around the front of the trigger guard and use it to better control muzzle flip. Time will tell.
gatorman
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Did you put Hogue handall grips on it? My reading says they're pretty effective in reducing felt recoil. gatorman I did not but will look into that. Anything to make practicing less painful would be welcome! $8.75 here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LUT4BS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=U...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Of course, it has to go to an FFL holder That's an excellent price based on how much I paid for ...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I agree that a 9mm loaded with the right ammo is undoubtedly a more effective stopper than a .380 What do you recommend as a reliable self defense ammo for a 9mm? What pistol are you shooting and what is the barrel length? I shoot a compact, an FNH FNS 9C, which has a barrel length of 3.6" and...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

So, I picked up the LCP Custom from my local pawn shop/FFL holder this morning. My first impression is that exterior fit and finish seem to be quite good, especially for a pistol at this price point. The pistol came to me somewhat dirty, but even dirty the operation of the slide was pretty smooth. I...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

spitty wrote:My wife carries a Ruger LCR. It's a .38 and hammerless so slips in and out of her pocket easily. It's only 5 shot but extremely unlikely to fail like a 9mm clip could.

Nothing wrong with the LCR, my wife carries one also.
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

For me, "pocket pistol" isn't really looking for flash or finish. It will in fact (hopefully) get full of lint, dirt and grime, because you will carry it in your pocket every day for years. It will continue to work.... Probably a good idea to take it out of the holster and clean it period...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Below are some links on defensive ammo choice for the .380 pistol. In selecting ammo for your pistol, you should look for test results which used a barrel length the same as your pistol's barrel length. One might think that if a particular jhp worked well in a 2.75" barrel, well it ought to be...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

An earlier poster mentioned another good option is a 5-shot J-frame revolver. Light, easily concealable, and just about foolproof. It's what one of our CCW instructors uses personally. (He's also a criminal defense attorney, reserve deputy sheriff, and owner of a pistol range, so he looks at this s...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

An earlier poster mentioned another good option is a 5-shot J-frame revolver. Light, easily concealable, and just about foolproof. It's what one of our CCW instructors uses personally. (He's also a criminal defense attorney, reserve deputy sheriff, and owner of a pistol range, so he looks at this s...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Links to spec sheets I found online for some of the .380 pistols mentioned in this thread (unverified): Beretta Nano: https://www.google.com/search?q=.380+dimensions&biw=1600&bih=691&tbm=isch&imgil=yQ4QnLQsK6VHGM%253A%253Bbqhh5tuNN27irM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.mnguntalk.com%...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Below are some links on defensive ammo choice for the .380 pistol. In selecting ammo for your pistol, you should look for test results which used a barrel length the same as your pistol's barrel length. One might think that if a particular jhp worked well in a 2.75" barrel, well it ought to be ...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Of course, it has to go to an FFL holder (unless you live in Kentucky and can drive to the store...
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Good info, I was considering a Glock 43 but no safety--so would have to get proficient with sliding round in chamber. Had a friend who shot himself in back of leg with 380 glock pulling it out of his pocket (don't have round in chamber of non-safety pistol)--not a good thing- just missed an artery....
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

If you're REALLY looking for a pocket pistol, check out the Seecamp. It's a stainless steel work of art. I've had one for years and it has never not fired and fed quality ammunition reliably every single time. Being all steel it is heavy for it's size but boy is it small. I have one in my pocket no...
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

You might want to consider S&W J-Frame 5 shot revolvers in 38 special or 357. The Sig Sauer P-938 Equinox in 9mm is small and has a manual safety. This is what the wife carries. My everyday CCW is a G-26. For pocket carry Raven makes a trigger guard that I use. But I rarely pocket carry my G-26...
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

sco wrote:The Sub-2000 carbine and Keltec shotgun designs are aweseome (and cheap), but they are really screwing up by not making enough of them to even find one to purchase...

Try gunbroker.com
by gatorman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I carried and used both Ruger LCP and the M&P BG380 S&W. All the 9mm weapons currently available, are for me too heavy and difficult to carry concealed. Someone over 6 foot and 200lbs may be able to better manage carrying a pocket sized 9mm. The S&W BG380 is the .380 I prefer and what I...
by gatorman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I agree that a 9mm loaded with the right ammo is undoubtedly a more effective stopper than a .380 What do you recommend as a reliable self defense ammo for a 9mm? What pistol are you shooting and what is the barrel length? I shoot a compact, an FNH FNS 9C, which has a barrel length of 3.6" and...
by gatorman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

The LCP is a marvelously small and light pocket pistol. Wolff makes a set of heavier slide springs - install the heaviest one (13 pounds I think?) and it takes a lot of snap out of shooting it. The Crimson Trace laser made for it is very user friendly and excellent for a point-shooting gun like thi...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

EnjoyIt wrote:I hate my ruger lcp9

I hate the very tough trigger, the long pull, and the long reset. This is not a good gun for me. I much prefer the glock 43 or the M&P shield.


You might like the LCP9s. Here's a review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opx_IFm0iQU
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I own several Ruger LCP pistols (it's a long story...). Very reliable, very practical for the pistol's intended purpose; easily concealed personal protection. This pistol is practical and task related. I suggest you consider purchasing a pocket holster as that is the most practical way to carry thi...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Thanks. I'm not so familiar with it. Given that toddlers are involved in pulling the trigger in ...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

The LCP is a marvelously small and light pocket pistol. Wolff makes a set of heavier slide springs - install the heaviest one (13 pounds I think?) and it takes a lot of snap out of shooting it. The Crimson Trace laser made for it is very user friendly and excellent for a point-shooting gun like thi...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

You may want to look at a Kahr 380, a little more expensive very solid dependable weapon with the right ammunition. It's a very good pocket gun for up close encounters. The Kahrs are nice pistols. There's two models (and some variations), the high end P380 and the more utilitarian C380. The C380 is...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Atlshaun wrote:I would recommend the Glock 43 as well


The Glock 43 appears to be a very nice pistol, although somewhat larger than the LCP. Review here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHdg4F15aQ

gatorman
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Why not get an LC9 or LC9s though? If it's for CCP, I'd rather have a more powerful round than .380 I agree that a 9mm loaded with the right ammo is undoubtedly a more effective stopper than a .380, and my winter carry pistol is an fns 9c, which I like a lot. But sometimes it's impossible to effect...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10727

Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Of course, it has to go to an FFL holder (unless you live in Kentucky and can drive to the store)...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reasonably Priced White & Rose Wines?
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Reasonably Priced White & Rose Wines?

Check out the Reverse Wine Snob:
http://www.reversewinesnob.com/
Here's an example of one of their lists:
http://www.reversewinesnob.com/best-whi ... er-20-2015
No shortage of ideas there.
gatorman
by gatorman
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free CAD program with good documentation
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Free CAD program with good documentation

I'm looking for a good free 3-D CAD program which is well documented . There's no shortage of free programs, I can find plenty of lists of programs, but when I look at the programs, the documentation for many appears to be rudimentary at best. I'm not an experienced CAD user and I don't want to have...
by gatorman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody successfully start writing fiction for pay as a side income?
Replies: 25
Views: 2768

Re: Anybody successfully start writing fiction for pay as a side income?

I used to have a blog and have always wanted to write about my weight loss. I also have a severe stuttering problem and it held me back in life until I hit rock bottom. I stutter still, but I was 423lbs, now I weigh 196lbs. I'd be interested in writing about the challenges, but don't think it would...

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