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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    this was the first organized ride I did in 2017, and will be the first I do in 2018. I just registered for the 40 mile route, which I'm told is pretty much identical to last year, except that the 15 miles that differentiate the 25 miler from the 40 miler will be run in the opposing direction. This was also one of the first rides i tracked with Strava, so I'm curious to see how this year's times compare. My moving time last year was just over 3.5 hours for a 12 mph average speed. That's MOVING time, so my bathroom and food break didn't count. I'd like to keep my moving time to under 3 hours, if possible, which will mean 14 mph average. We'll see what happens. I'll still be riding the fat tire bike, and I'm sure it will be a field of mostly gravel and CX bikes, with some XC mountain bikes intermixed. The only meaningful changes to the bike since last year are a rear fender, and SPD pedals. The high is 37, but it's supposed to be sunny. I'm optimistic. Ride starts at 10:00 in Garrettsville. I would advise arriving early to ensure ease of parking. See anyone there?
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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    2019 RAR is coming up soonish. I won’t be in shape, but i will do it. Fun time with only 1 real hill. Good beer sponsor though.
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    Storing serial numbers

    i wish i were joking.
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    Storing serial numbers

    I finally photographed and recorded all my serial numbers a while back. Keeping them on a business card in my desk at work, as well as in a “note” on my phone. I also keep my spare gun keys in my office desk, so they can’t be taken if my house is broken into. Curiosu to hear how others keep their important spare keys, important info, etc.
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    Storing serial numbers

    I just have a steel cabinet. It’s primariky to keep my kids out. A motivated thief would get in easily enough, but it’s hidden pretty well, and situated in a manner that you’d have to take out a wall to use a pry bar to open it. Not that i don’t have power tools in the garage that would cut through pretty quick, but that adds time and noise. I’m realistic about who it will and won’t stop. Thus one reason i am keeping the serial numbers handy... my guns are probably only worth $1400. I may have more than that in ammo 😂
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    Where to sight a rifle?

    I need to sight in some rifles as well... i just want to zero everything at 50-100 yards, and see if the old-ass scope on my grandpa’s rifle is worth keeping. If it holds zero, i won’t bother upgrading it. I just have iron sights on everything else.
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    Moving to Columbus: Need advice

    I don’t understand the allure to down town living for $900/month... my first mortgage (2009) was about that much, and it got me 3 bedrooms, a 2.5 car garage, and space for my dog to shit. I only visited peoooe who rented in Columbus. I stand by my earlier post. Have her save money and then decide if down town is worth it. Ask other people at her job where they live, etc.
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    Moving to Columbus: Need advice

    I vote that she rents a cheap place well outside the city as Todd suggested for 6-12 months. She can use that time to save money and figure out if closer options are worth it. Friends of mine lived in grove city for a year. I think they paid $525 for a 2-bedroom apartment. living in a city is most worth it if you can sell your car and use the several hundred each month to offset rent.
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    Lawyer Advice

    Hard to get into a detailed answer on my phone, but the endgame is that you can’t force specific performance of the contract. Your most realistic recourse is a refund, plus damages for the fact that you don’t have wedding photos. The right jury might value that quite highly, but i have zero experience in that kind of trial work. It sounds as though you have a solid case and will get an order for some amount. Collecting said amount can be it’s own ordeal. Does the contract have an arbitration clause? Where was the contract executed? I could point you toward someone in your area.
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    How many magazines?

    I got bored at work and ordered a couple more 20-round mags for my 995. Got me to thinking about how many i should have for each gun. I was thinking that i should be able to have ~100 rounds in mags for each rifle and ~50 for each pistol. Thats just based on how much i shoot them at the range, and the possibility of failure if mags became scarce. I admit those numbers are somewhat arbitrary. So other than “as many as you can afford,” how many magazines is it advisable to own? (for reference, i’m speaking exclusively in 9mm and 22lr, but i’m sure we’ll expand into 223 for the sake of conversation. I currently have 10 and 25 rd mags for my 22lr, and 10 and 20 rd mags for my 995. I only have factory mags for my Glock 19, but if i buy more, i suppose i’d buy 17 mags.)
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    Who has edc experience with LCP?

    Did someone already dismiss the Glock 43?
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    Where to sight a rifle?

    ...but then the man has you
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    Casting shotgun slugs

    I was too cool for a lunch box in high school. Would fold up the bag and hide it in my pocket. $.50/slug savings seems like a pretty significant margin though. Casting supplies would pay for themselves in about 100 shells. Plus it’s useful to have if slugs ever become scarce.
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    Casting shotgun slugs

    Most of you are aware that i’m Cheap. The cost of shotgun slugs has caught me a little off guard. i can get it down to $.68/round (shipping kills the saving) by buying in bulk online, but for $50 in casting supplies, i can buy target loads, melt the shot into a slug, and re-load it into the target shell for $.25/round it looks pretty simple, if a little tedious.
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    Casting shotgun slugs

    My mother used to make me bring home my brown paper lunch bags so they could be used again. Her father had 30 lbs of frozen fish that he had caught and filet’d in his freezer. For a couple of decades. We threw it out when he moved. The cheapness gene runs strong.
  16. All of my firearms have been purchased with cheap ammo and fun to shoot as the primary qualification, but as i expand my collection, i realize more and more often that 22lr, 9mm (even from a 16.5” barrel) and a shotgun slug are all 100 yard (at best) rounds. Especially when i have iron sights (just a from beed on the shotgun) on all of them. Even if the rounds were effective beyond 100 yards, i struggle to acquire a target at that distance. So i’m Looking for general advice on affordable optics, and also beginning to accept that a high(er) powered rifle round is likely necessary to ward off zombies at 500 yards. Everyone says the mosin nagant is “$100,” but i’m Not finding them for anywhere near that price. The ammo is priced right, but not exactly easy to find (at least i haven’t noticed it at my LGS)
  17. That would cost a lot more than a full armory of 50 BMGs. Plus my wife’s super hot.
  18. I wouldn’t say “scared,” but she buys into the liberal “why would anyone NEED an AR15?” and “that’s not what the founders intended” points of view. Truthfully, she doesn’t like that i have ANY firearms ...which is why the key to the gun cabinet is always on my person, and not an insignificant consideration in my preference for wooden stocks. I move my rifles in padded range bags, but the 10-22 and Remington 341p are similar looking, except for barrel length. My wife wouldn’t care to notice that one is a bolt action, and the other accepts magazines. Likewise, she does not distinguish between blued pistols. I can probably fill the cabinet with wooden stock rifles of varying calibers and not have her notice, but i restrain myself for the sake of marital harmony. Mostly.
  19. 500 yards was just a number i pulled out of my ass because i watched a 3 gun competition where the furthest target was 500 yards. I really just want something that actually requires a scope, because it’s powerful enough to shoot (accurately) beyond how far i can see. It would not be a “plinking” gun at all (that’s what the 9mm carbine and my 10-22 are for), but i would like to enjoy shooting it periodically. It doesn’t need to be a “battle rifle” like an AR15. I am fine with lower capacity and bolt, lever, or even single shot, if it’s cheap enough.
  20. I know an AR would fit the bill, but i was hoping for something a tad cooler and less objectionable from the wife. Marlin makes a .30-30 lever rifle that isn’t priced unreasonably.
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    Speeding ticket

    I had a guy show up with an entire binder of pictures and other shit. None of it was provided to me as discovery, but the guy didn’t even attempt to introduce it, let alone move to admit any of it. He asked 2 “questions” of the Officer. Both were objectionable, and the officer never had to answer either. The guy got frustrated, sat down, and was found guilty on all counts. He tried to play lawyer and trialed himself into a much higher charge than i had offered to amend to. Like i said, i endorse speaking with the prosecutor, but you have to take the right tone with that, and make it clear that you’re willing to resolve the case in a reasonable manner.
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    Speeding ticket

    You don’t NEED a lawyer, but you do need to be prepared to find out how much procedural bullshit you don’t expect. You can make oral motions on the record, but unless the prosecutor agrees, the judge is unlikely to grant them. You can file a written motion, but then it must be properly served, with a proof of service attached, and enough time for the opposing party to respond. You can try a case yourself as well, but you still have to follow the rules of evidence and procedure. The judge will explain the rules to you, but they can’t “help” you. And just like i probably couldn’t walk into your place of employment and do your job as well as you can, it’s unlikely that you’re going to walk into a courtroom and out-lawyer a prosecutor. I fully endorse taking a human approach and asking if a reduced charge is a possibility, with an agreed fine, etc., but “just plead not guilty and hope the cop doesn’t show up” seems to be a wide-spread misconception about how traffic court works.
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    SR9c first time

    I have never owned a pistol with a safety. Did you rent the SR9 before buying it? 75 rounds is nothing...
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    First Gun out of these?

    I used to have a meme on my phone that said “my Glock” with a picture of a potato, and “everyone else’s Glock” with a picture of a fully loaded baked potato, covered in butter, sour cream, chives, cheese, and bacon. Shoot your potato a few thousand times before you run out and start paying for all sorts of toppings. The grips you want may be awesome, but range time and ammo aren’t free, and are likely the better “upgrade.” my Glock is still factory stock.
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    Speeding ticket

    They could have cited you for anything. I don’t think reckless opp would have stuck. Every county is different as far as what they’ll pursue for traffic offenses, but speed alone, unless you’re doing substantially more than 30 over, is a weak case for reckless opp. (IMHO) you can be doing 30 mph through stopped or crawling traffic, weaving all over, and that would be a lot more reckless than 24 over in light traffic. As noted, it’s a 6 point violation. The same as an OVI. Unless your conduct was similarly dangerous, i wouldn’t consider it reckless opp. Look up the definition of “street racing.” Also a 6 point violation. Many things qualify that no judge would hit you with 6 points for. $111 is cheap though. Court costs are typically over $100, plus $50 or more for the fine.
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