Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ax Max

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I'm spotlighting Max Velocity because his book is pretty clutch and I enjoyed it.

Ryan did a review not long back; check it out if you haven't already:

http://tslrf.blogspot.com/2012/09/book-review-contact-by-max-velocity.html

Arctic Pat had a review as well:

http://www.arcticpatriot.com/2012/09/book-review-contact.html

WRSA more or less excerpted a chapter from it here:

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/moving-by-vehicles-in-high-threat-environments/

Instead of another review, I've decided to do an "Ax Max".  Submit your questions, we'll pick a few and Max will give us a few pearls of wisdom.

Questions can be about his background, specific tactical, whatever you want.  We'll run questions until next Wednesday and then Max will weigh in a few days later.


7 comments:

  1. Max

    What would you recommend be the primary goals for someone in an apartment or urban setting (moving is not an option), beyond the standard beans, bullets, band-aids and PT?

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    1. Buy some barbacue sauce. Strip naked and roll around in it. (For the day the EBT cards stop working).

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  2. On home hardening, what are some options against small arms fire? How many sandbags thick? Is concrete filled cinder blocks thick enough? Any other inexpensive modular options?

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  3. What's your next writing project?

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  4. I read your article on vehicle movement during a SHTF situation. If someone was going to purchase a vehicle with the explicit purpose of this in mind, what should they get? How should they modify? Must hold 4 people.

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  5. Would like some advice on how long magazines for the AR15 and M1A should remain loaded (less one round left out while stored away.).

    Thanks,

    TP

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    1. Anonymous - That's a great question and one that's frequently asked. There's seems to be a lot of misinformation out there about it.

      I've done a fair amount of research and experimenting of late and have found that there is a difference in spring fatigue and spring creep. Spring fatigue (the continued compression and expansion of a spring) is a real concern for magazines. The more you shoot, reload, and shoot, the quicker your magazine springs will begin to fatigue.

      However, spring creep (simply keeping the spring compressed for a long period of time as in a storage situation) is not a concern.

      So, the short answer is, keep them loaded. If you're interested in a long discussion, I've written about it here: http://preppingtosurvive.com/2012/02/03/spring-fatigue-should-i-store-magazines-fully-loaded/

      Joe

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