Thursday, August 21, 2014

Broke Ass Bitches

By Flea - Be A Survivor

The sad fact is that most Americans are broke ass bitches.  The reasons for this phenomenon are many, and beyond the scope of a simple blog post, but I will try and zero in on a few reasons why all of you bitches are broke.

Here is a nugget of wisdom I am going to share with you free of charge - you spend way too much fucking money.  That right there is the reason broken down to its purest essence.  You spend way too much fucking money, perhaps its more than you earn, perhaps not.  Spending more than you earn is simply stupid.  I have no sympathy for you.  But Flea, I have a shitty job that pays me nothing and the man is sticking it to me, then get your lazy ass a second shitty job to make up for it.  Really, I don't want to hear your bullshit...especially if you have demon spawn - work as many fucking jobs as it takes to support them.  The solution WAS simple, you could have either pulled out, worn a condom, or taken a the solution IS, work your ass to the bone.  There is a new study out that says if you had a child born in 2013, it will cost $245,000 to raise them.  That condom sounds like a good deal at this point, eh?

Anyway, most people have shitty jobs because of the poor choices they made, you can deflect the blame all you want but really the situation you are in is most likely of your own fucking making.  You chose to get pregnant as a teenager, you chose to drop out of school, you chose to not go to college, you chose to commit a crime that tarnished your record forever, you chose to post those naked pics of you getting a Jack Daniels enema.  Isaac Newton proposed a law that stated (paraphrased), "for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction".  The equal and opposite reaction you are living is a consequence of the reaction you set in motion in your younger years.  Look in the mirror and deny all you like, but that right there is the truth.

People who are broke aren't poor, they are just stupid.  People born into poverty have a rough road ahead of them, they are poor.  People who think they are poor but still somehow have a iPhone 5 and iPad and Xbox, etc...they are just FUCKING STUPID.  I can't feed junior, but I have a Galaxy S5 and the sperm donor who calls himself a dad is wearing Michael Jordan's on his feet.  That in my opinion is just fucking pathetic.  There are poor people, you want to see poor - go look at the shanty towns in Brazil, Mexico, and half of Africa...those people eat fucking dirt for dinner.  You bitches are just lazy and broke.

But hey Uncle Flea isn't here to just beat you down (like the man).  There is always hope if you wise up and really want to succeed.  There are a few things you can do to make your situation better.

1.) No matter what you do in life - do it to the best of your ability.  Even if your job is working at fucking Burger King.  Be the best Burger King motherfucker on the planet.  People notice that shit...and look around, the competition ain't exactly fierce.  Work hard and maybe you become a shift leader, keep working hard and maybe you can be the manager.

2.) Learn as much as you can.  Always strive to make yourself better.  Read books, watch educational TV and documentaries.  Try and get back in school and at the very least get your GED if you dropped out of high school.

3.) Volunteer and donate to charity.  What you give, be it time, money, or both - that shit comes back in spades whether you realize it or not.  Karma can be a bitch, but in this case she can also be your savior.

4.) Start saving today, I don't care if you just start saving your spare change on a daily basis in a jug, that is a step in the right direction.

5.) Stop playing the victim, whether you are or you aren't.  The sooner you put your big boy/girl pants on and take responsibility for your own damn self, the sooner you can turn your life around.

That is all...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesdays With Flea #1

By Flea - Be A Survivor

What the fuck, another new series here at Be A Survivor, "Wednesdays With Flea"...just some random shit going on an commentary on how fucked up we are.

My Maine concealed weapons permit came today.  For those counting I now have:
Ohio Resident
Pennsylvania Non-Resident
New Hampshire Non-Resident
Maine Non-Resident

I have my Utah Non-Resident application in the mail and they cashed my check so they have 60 days to get me my fucking permit.

After I get Utah, I am going to send off for Arizona and Florida.

The wife and I signed up for some Red Cross classes to get our Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification.  Think it will be interesting and we have wanted to do it for quite sometime.

The gun show was in Berea, OH again last weekend and something followed me home.  Picked up a Ruger LCR in .38 special.  Will do a post on it in the future, but DAMN is that bitch as light as a potato chip.  Plan on switching off with between that and the Bodyguard for pocket carry.

I am now a GSSF member (Glock Shooting Sports Foundation) and have all the benefits that come with that including a discount on a new Glock pistol, AND the ability to take the Glock Armorer course.  Go to here to learn more about that program.

Will be doing some training this weekend, taking a defensive pistol class with one of the local firearms instructors, should be a blast.

The world is still fucked up, nothing new is a pain in the ass, and school is still fucking school.

I am fairly proud that I have started back up blogging and honestly it feels good to get some shit off my chest.  Like I said, I don't give a fuck if anyone reads this shit.

That is all...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shit I Actually Use Series: CLP

By Flea - Be A Survivor

I am just so clever but deep down inside I think I am smarter than I actually am.  I have decided to start a new series here at Be A Survivor and I think the post title sums it up quite nicely.  I figured I would share some shit with you folks that actually use.  Yes, I will post a link to where you can buy some, you can click on it if you like.  I don't want to be deceptive anymore regarding things like my Amazon Associates account.  Like I said, click on it or fucking don't, I really don't give a shit.

So what is game for this series, everything.  I will post some survival shit, gun shit, food items, and even some kooky shit.  The key to this whole series is that it will be something I use.  There will be no bullshit, if I don't use, believe in it, like it, eat it, or stand behind it, then you won't fucking see it here.

OK enough of that, here we for the inaugural post in the series I chose to do a post on CLP (Cleans, Lubricates, Prevent)   It is a God send for cleaning guns and after I starting using it I gave up on gun cleaner and oil for the most part.  You know this shit works because I have seen videos of our boys overseas spraying this shit on everything, including a 50 cal that kept jamming.

Cleaning my gun now consists of soaking the barrel with this CLP  waiting 5 minutes, wiping it down, and running a bore snake through it several times.  I then dry brush and wipe the rest of the components and put a drop of oil where the manufacturer recommends.  That is that.

Nothing is worse than accidentally knocking over a bottle of Hoppes gun cleaner, it stains wood and makes everything reek, ask me how I know this?  Because I am a dumb ass and did just that.  Since I changed to CLP which is a spray I don't have to worry about being a moron and spilling shit.  CLP is also great for getting all that gun powder residue cleaned up and does put a protective and preserving layer on the barrel.  CLP meets military specifications, and as I said, our boys use it liberally.  The other good thing is that although CLP does have an odor, it is not going to get you stoned like gun cleaner will, I use to get a fucking headache every time I cleaned my guns.

Well there you go, shit that I actually use.  Try CLP I think you'll be impressed and make the switch like I did.

What I would like to see from you folks is post some stuff in the comments you actually use, maybe I will get a tid bit or two from someone wiser than I.  Could be anything, the only caveat is  that it obviously should be something you use!

That is all.

Monday, August 18, 2014

72 Hours...You're Fucked.

By Flea - Be A Survivor

I don't know how many of you actually pay attention to the news, but last week Ohio's 4th largest city Toledo got a rude awakening.  There was a toxic algae bloom on the western end of Lake Eerie that had officials telling people in no fucking uncertain terms, "DO NOT drink the water."  The kicker is the old standby of boiling the water was useless because that had the nasty effect of making the toxin more concentrated.

It was magic to watch this unfold, the announcement went out around midnight and people cleaned out stores literally by 6 am.  People were driving to other states to get fucking bottled water.  That is but a taste of what it will be like in a real disaster, except instead of yelling at each other in the aisles of Giant Eagle, people will be stabbing and shooting bitches for their supplies.  It still amazes me how little people do to be prepared.  I mean Jesus H. Christ this isn't fucking rocket science and even with all these dopey doomsday shows people still just laugh the shit off.

If you care one iota about your family and you do nothing then don't come knocking on my fucking door when the shit goes down, unless you want the muzzle brake of my Colt M4 pointed in your face.  I don't give a shit if your wife is pregnant or little Johnny hasn't eaten in days...I will shoot your ass and dump you on the burn pile in my back yard.  The most important things to me at that time will be ME and my wife and dogs.  Just being honest, you don't like it, go read some other survival blog.

Now I will admit, I am not one of those people they purposefully paint as nut jobs on Doomsday Preppers.  Really people, is getting on TV that important to you?  Don't you know they want you to look like a nut?  BTW they have succeeded in painting a picture of the the prepper community as a bunch a paranoid nimrods, scarfing down fish antibiotics and armor plating their 1977 AMC Pacer's.  I will never forget the episode where Tim, the "Expert" shoots himself in the thumb and tries to say..."The gun malfunctioned."  No, you pulled the trigger with your fucking thumb in front of the barrel asshole.  Here is the video for your enjoyment:

Tim the douchbag, "It was one of those malfunctions, where my thumb went in front of the barrel.", shooting himself.

I still laugh every time I see that one, but I digress.  The purpose of this post is to help you, help yourself.  For me and my wife and dogs, I keep 10 gallons of tap water in two large sanitized water containers (and I rotate it).  I also have no less than 12-15 cases of water in the basement at any given time.  We also have rain water barrels that hold 55 gallons each connected to our downspouts.

As far as food goes, we store lots of canned goods that we rotate, namely: chicken, sardines, Spam, corned beef hash, canned fruit, dog food and canned veggies.  We also store things like beef jerky and nuts of all kinds (pistachio's, cashews, and peanuts).  I have a small Weber grill that uses the small propane canisters that I "could" use indoors in a pinch.  I store a bunch of those canisters as well as two extra 20 lb. propane tanks for my regular Weber grill, so we can do some minimal cooking.  We store plenty of macaroni and cheese, Raman soups, and dry pasta.  We "could" last for a couple of months on our own if we had to and we rationed properly.

Some other stuff we have are plenty of batteries and flashlights, a generator, and inverter (the car batteries are power sources), plenty of guns (and bullets), and other assorted survival gear.  No one says you need a bunker or to be able to survive for years in place.  If something bad enough happens that we need to be on our own longer than 3 months, I am not sure civilization will ever be back on track in my lifetime and more than likely I'll wish I was dead.

At a minimum you need to store enough food and water to last for 3 days, you would be surprised how few people do that.  It's pretty fucking easy to do.  Go buy 3 or 4 cases of water or so, buy 2 cases of MRE's and your fucking done (the numbers depend on how many people you are storing for).  I mean how fucking hard is that? That will last longer than 3 days if you ration.  Buy a flashlight, jumbo pack of fucking batteries, first aid kit, and buy this radio (yes, I still own it) and you will be in  some pretty solid shape.

If you don't do at least that, well, Darwin will take care of you soon enough.

That is all...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle II In .45 Caliber

By Flea - Be A Survivor

I wanted a CZ-97, but finding one of those is like finding a golden ticket to Willy Wonka's Factory.  I was talking to the gun dealer by me and he said he had seen exactly 3 CZ-97's in the last 5 or 6 years.  For those who aren't familiar with the CZ-97, it is the larger cousin to the iconic CZ-75, and it is chambered in .45 ACP.  Well I looked for a while, and then finally said this is a fucking waste of my time.  Bud's Gun Shop has them occasionally, but fuck them (a story for another time).

I had heard rumblings that many manufacturers were copying the design of the CZ's over the years because of how solid the gun was.  Think the Czech version of the 1911, or the Browning Hi Power, copied because it gets something right and the design stands the test of time!  The thing the CZ's are really known for is the slide riding INSIDE the frame as opposed to the outside of the frame.  Makes for a really solid shooting platform because of its stiffness and low bore axis.

Well, one company that makes a CZ clone is IWI (Israeli Weapons Industries) formerly IMI (Israeli Military Industries).  Say what you want about the Israeli's, these people know how to make a gun.  The country has produced a number of legendary firearms, including the Uzi, Galil, Tavor, and the Jericho 941 (stay tuned).  They also make some damn fine magazines for the Tavor that are completely compatible with the AR-15 platform (I have a bunch for my M4, some high quality shit).

The aforementioned Jericho 941 is the pistol we'll be focusing on.  It is the clone of the CZ-75, originally chambered in a round developed by IMI called the .41 AE.  That round never caught on and the .40 S&W went on to become the bridge between the 9mm and the .45 ACP.  IWI makes the Jericho in 9mm, .40, and .45.  Magnum Research simply imports the gun from IWI in Israel.  Many companies have been the importer of this gun including KBI and Mossberg.  This is the second time Magnum Research has been the importer (after stopping for a few years), and they only started again after they were purchased by Kahr Arms.

The dumb fucks at Magnum Research rebrand the pistol the "Baby Desert Eagle" even though it has absolutely nothing in common with the Desert Eagle.  The markings on the gun all indicate that it was manufactured in Israel by IWI, including a large IWI logo on the grips.  The pistol was not always offered in .45 cal and once I saw that it was I snapped one up.  Apparently, its a pretty popular gun because the gun shop by me had 8 on Friday and by the following Wednesday they were all gone.  The gun retails for about $550 and is all steel construction.  The model I have is what they classify as Semi Compact (SC) and came with a safety/decocker.  Below are some stats:

Model BE4500RS
Caliber .45 ACP
Barrel Length 3.93
Height 5”
Weight w/ Empty Mag 39.8 oz, Empty mag.: 3.2 oz
OA Length 7.75”
Slide Width 1.125”
Construction High quality carbon steel frame and slide
Finish Black oxide finish
Trigger Double Action/Single Action (DA/SA)
Trigger Pull 12 - 13 lbs (DA), 4.5 - 5 lbs (SA)
Rifling 6 Right Hand grooves, conventional
Safety Slide mounted safety and decocker, ambidextrous
Firing Pin Block Yes
Sights Combat type, white three dot, fixed
Magazines 2 - 10 Round

Below are some pictures of my particular weapon:

The nice plastic case included with the weapon.

The gun came with 2 magazines, a brass and nylon brush, as well as a plastic bore rod for the brushes.

Here you can easily see how the slide rides inside the frame, very obvious when the slide is retracted.

Here is the weapon in all of its glory.
Overall the weapon is heavy but feels like it will be a really sweet shooter.  I have not been able to get out to the range yet to fire her, and I don't think I will this weekend because we have a gun show at the Berea Fairgrounds I want to go to.  I am really looking forward to getting this baby out on the range and getting some trigger time with her.  I have watched some reviews on YouTube and read some on the gun magazine websites, they appear to get excellent reviews.

Overall, I am quite happy with my purchase.  I think this will be one I don't regret getting, and boy have I had a few of those.  I should also give a shout to Hickory Ridge Firearms in Medino, OH.  I bought the gun there and they were great, they got their distributor to ship it in like 2 days and the whole process was quite painless, they do a brisk Internet business so I would say give them some love if they have a weapon you are looking for.

That is all...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9mm Is The New .45 ACP

By Flea - Be A Survivor

OK let's get this shit right out in the open and on the fucking table.  9mm is fine for defensive purposes.  There I said it, the fucking world didn't end and Jeff Cooper's rotting corpse didn't rise from the fucking grave.

IGNORE the fucking idiots who insist you carry a .45.  I have a .45, it's a beautiful gun, it's fun to shoot; it is also the size of a boat anchor and holds 10 rounds plus one in the chamber.  Yes, there are smaller .45's and the round count gets even smaller proportionally.  Listen, carry whatever the fuck you want, all I am saying is, don't listen to the fucktards that are still stewing over the US Military's decision to go with the NATO standard 9mm over the .45 back in the 1980's.

All I know is, if I were so inclined to carry a full-sized weapon (which I am not), I would much rather carry a 9mm with a 15+1 (and even higher in some models) capacity than a .45 with 11 rounds.  The modern 9mm is a far cry from the 9mm of yesteryear and the ballistics are fine for defensive purposes.  Do the research, I am not a scientist, but the myth that you need to carry a .40 cal or .45 ACP handgun is purely that, a myth.

Women especially are really going to appreciate the lower recoil found in the 9mm.  Depending on the size of the gun .40 and .45 can be not so fun to shoot.  Take my M&P Shield, there is no way I was buying that fucking gun in the .40 version, that would be way too "snappy" in my opinion.  A hit with a 9mm hurts a hell of a lot more than a miss with a .40 or a .45.

The key to me is buying the right ammo, I buy the cheap stuff like Blazer Brass for the range.  In my carry weapons I use .380 Remington Defensive Rounds (hollow point) in my Bodyguard and I use Hornady Critical Duty (9mm hollow points) in my M&P Shield.  Yes, the ammo is expensive as shit but only buy a few hundred rounds - enough to shoot at the range and ensure they will feed flawlessly in my guns and enough to cycle through every six months.  I replace the ammo in my carry guns every time I go to the range.  YES, get hollow points, you have less chance of shoot an innocent bystander due to over penetration than with FMJ ball ammo (yeah and move out of fucking NJ, I believe only the police and the criminals can have hollow points there).

This is pretty amusing...

Size doesn't matter...

Anyhow, that is my story and if you don't like it, eat shit.

That is all...