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  1. NavyShooter

    What would happen if:

    There's a guy who wrote about about a theoretical EMP attack against North America. https://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/lights-out-by-halffast-signed-copies-david-crawford.15496/ Interesting....backups are good in the short term, but very inefficient. I have a 10Kw Genset for my house, but...
  2. NavyShooter

    Lucasfilm fires 'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano after offensive social media posts

    We did a Disney cruise out of Galveston a few years ago. Amazing time. They have their own private island SE of Florida that they bring you to for a day. I have sailed the Navy way, I've sailed Disney, Princess, Royal Carib, and Norwegian, and they all have their bonuses. The Navy way -...
  3. NavyShooter

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    The problem with diversifying the fleet platforms and adding a mix of T26 and T31 is the training system costs. The idea of a 'cheaper' platform is nice, but there's a whole set of second and third order costs associated. Training is a part. Logistics is another - spare parts for the T31...
  4. NavyShooter

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Remember (and we lived by this on CHA in Libya in 2011) - ANY SHIP can be a mine-sweeper. Once.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Ah good, we've finally realized that the KIN class are expendable ;-) In all seriousness, it's nice to see a 3rd AOPS so far along, but it's right to say that they are not a replacement for the Kingston class - they have a different role and different capability set.
  6. NavyShooter

    Special Forces pulls new pistols from service after soldier injured in misfire

    No, there were known issues with the P320 - drop/bang issues.
  7. NavyShooter

    6 shot clips for a 9mm revolver

    Who ever thought this would ACTUALLY be a thing... 6 shot clips for a 9mm revolver.
  8. NavyShooter

    General Vance - Inappropriate conduct?

    This is all that came to mind...
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    General Vance - Inappropriate conduct?

    Interesting snippet in the news tonight. https://globalnews.ca/news/7614063/jonathan-vance-sexual-misconduct-operation-honour/?fbclid=IwAR3-h_5kM-SJM7xc3T3Yc_fG_uzTly9zSdN78x-oTTVJy6f17v0xtoLXC10 "Former chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance is facing allegations of inappropriate...
  10. NavyShooter

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    It'd still be nice though if he was able to focus on getting stuff like, y'know, clean water, for Canadians as well. Not saying that things Canada does abroad aren't important too, but how many of our own don't have the basics as well?
  11. NavyShooter

    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    Sooo....she tried to pull a Trump?
  12. NavyShooter

    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    However, in the interests of being seen to "DO SOMETHING" the Government will, no doubt, ban the sale of former police cars....even though it's not an actual solution to the real problem...
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    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    Maybe this is where JV will be heading instead of NATO?
  14. NavyShooter

    Pension Indexing

    Good point PPCLI Guy. Now, in terms of dollars and cents, looking at the CPI from StatsCan, I see that since 2000, the CPI has gone up by 136%. (2002 was 100%, 2000 was actually 95.4%) So, take your monthly benefit, and multiply by 1.36 - approximately. Thus, if you're receiving $2000 a...
  15. NavyShooter

    Weapons Engineering Technician

    Glad I could help. W Eng Tech is not IT related - at one point I was actually trained as a Dell Certified computer tech by the RCN, as well as getting some of my MCSE courses and Novel netware admin and such - but when I left that posting and went back to a ship, I was not permitted to use...
  16. NavyShooter

    Weapons Engineering Technician

    I will observe that the likelihood of you ever getting into the actual root/program of the OS on the FCS is slim. The maintenance routines for the equipment is defined, and laid out in the PM Schedules (Preventative Maintenance). There are M (Monthly) checks/tests, 3M checks/tests/inspections...
  17. NavyShooter

    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    Recently, a mint, unissued HP with the Lend/Lease decal intact (in original box) sold on the civilian market for about $4000. Used Inglis High Powers with CH range serial numbers (Chinese Contract - tangent rear sight and slotted backstrap for the shoulder stock) usually sell for over $1000...
  18. NavyShooter

    C-79 Optical Sight Fact Sheet 1

    Elcan Scope C-79A1 Setup and use
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    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    Call up Glock, and order 20,000 Glock 17's, plus 4 spare mags each. Problem solved. It's a smaller order than what they provided for a couple of police departments in the US...we're small potatoes compared to that market.
  20. NavyShooter

    US Navy - Problems with Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships

    I read about this earlier and observed that the root problem is the 40 knot speed requirement.  To attain that, apparently, their cross-connect gear box doesn't just rely on the gas turbine engines, but also they tie in their cruise diesel engines to sustain that speed.  The problem seems to be...
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