Why I REALLY Like the ACSS Reticle from Primary Arms…

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There are quite a few reasons I like the Primary Arms offerings:  Quality, affordability, durability, eye relief, clarity, and so on.

BUT…..the foundational reason I really like these scopes (I have one on my ‘go to’ AR and one on my semi-precision .308 Savage) is the ACSS reticle.

These scopes are meant to be zero’d at 100 yards, and from there, the Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) for your caliber let’s you shoot your target without making another scope adjustment.  Saves time, which is really important.

The first pic is on my 1X6 ACSS mounted on my, ‘Go To’ AR.

Now, do I believe I’ll make 800 yard shots with a 62gr m855?  No, but I may make 500 yard shots more times than not with this phenomenal scope from a prone and clear line of sight.  I also am very comfortable with the ‘CQB’ donut.  I also appreciate the 5…

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“CALLED” 1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3, BY COUNTRYSLICKER

Posted by NC Scout | Sep 13, 2020 | AP StaffPhilosophy |  |     

“Called” 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, by CountrySlicker

Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:1-3)

In the opening of this letter written to the people of Corinth, Paul establishes the position and role of himself and the people of Corinth in their relationship with God.

Called to be an apostle

He begins with his own position and role. Paul identifies himself as “an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God”. What is an apostle of Jesus Christ? The word translated as apostle here is the word apostolos. The meaning of the ancient Greek word “apostolos,” has the idea of “a special ambassador.” Paul was a “special ambassador” of Jesus Christ to the world and to the church.

Paul was not an apostle because he was appointed to a board position that no one else wanted. It was not as a result of a closely contended election. Paul was not an apostle through appointment of other apostles, or any other men for that matter. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God. He was placed in this role as a apostle by the will and the workings of God.

This role as an apostle was not something that Paul entered into lightly. He served God with the dedication and conviction that this role deserved. Paul made a great deal of sacrifice in his life as he served God in this calling. As a result of knowing his position and the responsibilities associated with this role, Paul was very successful in his ministry. Warren Wiersbe writes… “Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God”. Paul’s life is a living example of what Wiersbe is describing.

Called Saints

Paul addresses this letter “to the church of God which is at Corinth”. Most people today associate the word church with a building where Christians meet. I believe this is very unfortunate as it leads to a distorted interpretation of the role of the Christian. The ancient Greek word for church (ekklesiai) is a non-religious word for an “assembly” of people, typically gathered together for a specific purpose. The word “church” used in the Bible speaks of the people gathering together, not the building where they gather. The translation could read “to the gathering of the people of God at Corinth”.

Paul identifies the people gathered at Corinth as “those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints.” The word “sanctified” means to “set apart” and often indicates that there is a special purpose. The title “Christ” comes from the Greek word “christos” which means “the anointed one”. The phrase “anointed one” or “the Lord’s anointed” was most often used to refer to a king. The words “to be” were added by the translators in this verse. The Bible portrays the church as the bride of Christ, with the wedding ceremony depicted in the book of Revelation. Paul is describing the position of the people of God gathering at Corinth as … those who are set apart for Jesus, the anointed King, called saints.

Like Paul, Christians should not enter into this role lightly. Every Christian should be dedicated to a life of serving the One who paid the price for our salvation. We have been set apart from this world, and therefore, we should not look like those of this world. Our convictions should guide us as we follow Christ and avoid temptations to join in the activities of “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31).

Call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord

Paul then expands the image of the church from just the Corinthian Christians to the body of believers that surrounds the earth: “all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours”. Paul is drawing a focus here on the fact that all Christians follow the same Lord – Jesus Christ. This is the biblical picture of one church, a body of believers that is spread around the globe, known as the body of Christ.

It’s not uncommon for individuals to become focused on their own life, with it’s challenges and busy schedules, and lose sight of the bigger picture. Each Christian is one individual in a much larger body. If nothing else, what we all have in common is that we each “call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord”. We all serve the same Lord.

Paul’s Greeting

After establishing the position and role of himself and the Corinthian Christians, Paul delivers his greeting in the third verse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you are experiencing a lack of peace in your life right now, may I suggest that you take inventory of the grace that God has extended toward you. Grace is demonstrated in the unconditional love that God has extended to you despite the fact that you are undeserving. Grace is all of the blessings in your life that you are unable to repay. When you begin to inventory God’s grace in your life, you begin to recognize the love that God has for you.

Paul tells us where the grace and peace come from… God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Just look at the meanings in the words “Lord Jesus Christ”.

Lord: A title designating not only master and boss, but also the Lord revealed in the Old Testament (known as Yahweh or Jehovah).

Jesus: The given name of the son of Mary, and adopted son of Joseph, which is the Greek pronunciation of Joshua. The name Joshua means, “Yahweh is salvation.”

Christ: This is the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew word for Messiah, or “Anointed One.” This is the One prophesied by the Old Testament Scriptures, sent by the Father to save and deliver us.

Putting this all together, we have The Lord Jesus Christ… Our anointed Lord, sent by our Father, to provide for our salvation.

God calls us into a relationship with Him and into a role that He ordained. He provides everything that we need to be successful in filling that role. When we maintain a focus on Him and a dependence on Him, we will be successful in everything that we do in service to Him. You can expect challenges and difficulties as you navigate this world, this foreign land, serving God. You can also expect victory as you call on the name of the One who called you.

Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29:32) PDF Button

“CALLED” 1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3, BY COUNTRYSLICKER

Posted by NC Scout | Sep 13, 2020 | AP StaffPhilosophy |  |     

“Called” 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, by CountrySlicker

Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:1-3)

In the opening of this letter written to the people of Corinth, Paul establishes the position and role of himself and the people of Corinth in their relationship with God.

Called to be an apostle

He begins with his own position and role. Paul identifies himself as “an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God”. What is an apostle of Jesus Christ? The word translated as apostle here is the word apostolos. The meaning of the ancient Greek word “apostolos,” has the idea of “a special ambassador.” Paul was a “special ambassador” of Jesus Christ to the world and to the church.

Paul was not an apostle because he was appointed to a board position that no one else wanted. It was not as a result of a closely contended election. Paul was not an apostle through appointment of other apostles, or any other men for that matter. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God. He was placed in this role as a apostle by the will and the workings of God.

This role as an apostle was not something that Paul entered into lightly. He served God with the dedication and conviction that this role deserved. Paul made a great deal of sacrifice in his life as he served God in this calling. As a result of knowing his position and the responsibilities associated with this role, Paul was very successful in his ministry. Warren Wiersbe writes… “Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God”. Paul’s life is a living example of what Wiersbe is describing.

Called Saints

Paul addresses this letter “to the church of God which is at Corinth”. Most people today associate the word church with a building where Christians meet. I believe this is very unfortunate as it leads to a distorted interpretation of the role of the Christian. The ancient Greek word for church (ekklesiai) is a non-religious word for an “assembly” of people, typically gathered together for a specific purpose. The word “church” used in the Bible speaks of the people gathering together, not the building where they gather. The translation could read “to the gathering of the people of God at Corinth”.

Paul identifies the people gathered at Corinth as “those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints.” The word “sanctified” means to “set apart” and often indicates that there is a special purpose. The title “Christ” comes from the Greek word “christos” which means “the anointed one”. The phrase “anointed one” or “the Lord’s anointed” was most often used to refer to a king. The words “to be” were added by the translators in this verse. The Bible portrays the church as the bride of Christ, with the wedding ceremony depicted in the book of Revelation. Paul is describing the position of the people of God gathering at Corinth as … those who are set apart for Jesus, the anointed King, called saints.

Like Paul, Christians should not enter into this role lightly. Every Christian should be dedicated to a life of serving the One who paid the price for our salvation. We have been set apart from this world, and therefore, we should not look like those of this world. Our convictions should guide us as we follow Christ and avoid temptations to join in the activities of “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31).

Call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord

Paul then expands the image of the church from just the Corinthian Christians to the body of believers that surrounds the earth: “all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours”. Paul is drawing a focus here on the fact that all Christians follow the same Lord – Jesus Christ. This is the biblical picture of one church, a body of believers that is spread around the globe, known as the body of Christ.

It’s not uncommon for individuals to become focused on their own life, with it’s challenges and busy schedules, and lose sight of the bigger picture. Each Christian is one individual in a much larger body. If nothing else, what we all have in common is that we each “call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord”. We all serve the same Lord.

Paul’s Greeting

After establishing the position and role of himself and the Corinthian Christians, Paul delivers his greeting in the third verse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you are experiencing a lack of peace in your life right now, may I suggest that you take inventory of the grace that God has extended toward you. Grace is demonstrated in the unconditional love that God has extended to you despite the fact that you are undeserving. Grace is all of the blessings in your life that you are unable to repay. When you begin to inventory God’s grace in your life, you begin to recognize the love that God has for you.

Paul tells us where the grace and peace come from… God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Just look at the meanings in the words “Lord Jesus Christ”.

Lord: A title designating not only master and boss, but also the Lord revealed in the Old Testament (known as Yahweh or Jehovah).

Jesus: The given name of the son of Mary, and adopted son of Joseph, which is the Greek pronunciation of Joshua. The name Joshua means, “Yahweh is salvation.”

Christ: This is the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew word for Messiah, or “Anointed One.” This is the One prophesied by the Old Testament Scriptures, sent by the Father to save and deliver us.

Putting this all together, we have The Lord Jesus Christ… Our anointed Lord, sent by our Father, to provide for our salvation.

God calls us into a relationship with Him and into a role that He ordained. He provides everything that we need to be successful in filling that role. When we maintain a focus on Him and a dependence on Him, we will be successful in everything that we do in service to Him. You can expect challenges and difficulties as you navigate this world, this foreign land, serving God. You can also expect victory as you call on the name of the One who called you.

Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29:32) PDF Button

DEFENSE LOGISTICS: SIGNALING THE COMMUNITY OF DANGER

Posted by JC Dodge | Sep 14, 2020 | JC Dodge |  |     

Defense Logistics: Signaling The Community of Danger

In the Book and Movie, “Lord of the Rings” a pivotal part was when the “Warning Beacons of Gondor” were lit. This was a method used to alert friends in far away places that you were under attack and needed aid. Yes, I know it was a fictional piece, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take away some relevant ideas from the story.

I came up with a system a while back, that could be used in rural farming communities, or in small neighborhoods, and it would not only give the person receiving the message, the identity of the actual group under, but a clear bearing at night to where the trouble is.

The system I have uses two devices, a marine/boating air horn, and a 26.5mm Polish flare pistol (I bought mine from these guys). The air horn is pretty easy to still find, but the Polish flare pistols I have are very hard to come by right not. That’s not to say you can’t find, them or something similar, you’ll just have to do a thorough search.

A note on safety, be careful what kind of flares or flare guns you use. If it says “For Marine Use”, I’d stay away from using it over land if you’re near any type of wooded terrain. Flares designed for use over land, are designed to extinguish well above ground level to cut down on starting a fire. I like the older style flare pistols because they are reusable, but if you have access to military type parachute flares, go for it.

The signal system works like this. Everyone who is tagged as a “Beacon” will be assigned a number of blasts and have a flare gun. When an attack takes place, the “Beacon” initiating the “Call” (we’ll call it Post #1) will initially give a long blast (example, 5 seconds) twice to get everyone’s attention. After waiting at least 30 seconds, the “Beacon” will then give the number of short blasts they are assigned (example, 3 blasts) twice, ten seconds apart.

At that time, every “Beacon” down the line will repeat the same number of blasts (the number of blasts assigned to Post #1) to alert everyone in the “Beacon Chain”. Repeating it down the line is to assure the group that everyone will hear it, and everyone knows what number of blasts are assigned to what posts.

If the attack takes place in a low or no light condition, the “Beacon” initiating (Post #1) will wait thirty more seconds, then fire a red flare from the flare pistol straight up in the air. At that time, the responding Defenders (from different areas) will fire a green flare into the air, acknowledging they know of the attack and are on the way.

Left to right, 26.5mm Polish Flare Pistol with flare case holster. A box of white illumination flares, a box of red signal flares and a box of green signal flares.

Obviously, the use of radio communication in this situation would be a great help, but is not mandatory to get the job done. Another use of the Polish flare pistols I have, is the ability to fire a white illumination parachute flare from it. Here again, Night Vision Devices would be a great help, but not a mandatory item to take the fight to the bad guys.

Picture this. You’re a bad guy with a bunch of other bad guys (Antifa, Burn-Loot-Murder, etc.), intent on lighting up a neighborhood, whether to start shooting or assaulting people in their homes, home invasion robberies or whatever else these asswads have come up with to terrorize the populace.

You drive into the development you checked out earlier, only his time, you have a couple carloads of people with you. You pull up to the targeted cluster of homes and start your terrorizing activities. All of a sudden, you hear an airhorn going off multiple times.

It keeps blasting away, then you start hearing airhorns from all over that area going off. Then you hear a “Whoosh”, and see a red flare going straight up from one of your target houses….then you see a bunch of green flares going up all over the neighborhood. Thirty seconds go by, then a white illumination flare lights up straight above you, showing everyone coming to “Greet” you, exactly where you are. How do you think Archie Antifa or Bubba-Leroy-Malcolm are gonna react to that?

I have a feeling they’re gonna look for some red slippers to tap together and get the flock outa there. Now imagine that you had a planned that if something like this happened in your neighborhood, Old Mr. Johnson would park his old dump truck across the exit to your neighborhood, so no others could get in….OR OUT! Just sayin’, prior proper plannin’ prevents piss poor performance.

Add to this, some in your neighborhood or group actually have night vision devices and IR lasers for their weapons and are squared away on commo equipment and a solid commo plan. Well, you do the math. This is just a plan I came up with, what you might come up with could be very squared away, but takes the skills and equipment your group has available to it into account. Good luck.

JCD

"Parata Vivere"-Live Prepared.

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The Scheduled White House SIEGE

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

There is not much talk about the scheduled “White House Siege” beginning on September 17th and supposedly continuing until the Presidential election.

This movement has the fingerprints of boogie-man George Soros all over it.

Please take a closer look at the image right above. You will notice the word “Comrade.”  I guess the leaders of the movement, who by the way, are the same leaders of “Occupy Wall Street” (that was a dud, huh?)  want you to know that they are Communists. Why else would they call themselves and their readership “Comrades?”

I’ll tell you who they actually are. They are “Useful Idiots” who live in the basements of their hippie, well-to-do parents.  They do not know American history, nor do they wish to know.

They are paid by George Soros to show up and act obnoxious.

They are clueless.

They are also oblivious to the fact that Communism in…

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Not Idiots

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Studies show that decapitation is 100% effective against recidivism.

Western Rifle Shooters Association

The Reds are serious.

They are supported by large elements of government, military, and private organizations in FUSA.

And they are winning.

Trad Americans so far are not achieving a single one of these goals.

Face it: if this shitshow goes full retard, most FUSAns over 50 are not going to make it.

On that assumption, how do you want to die?

Kneeling before the woodchipper feed pile?

Or fighting?

Choose wisely.

PRE-COMBAT CHECKS / PRE-COMBAT INSPECTION OF BATTERIES, BY J89

Posted by NC Scout | Sep 9, 2020 | Guest AuthorsTech and Privacy |  |     

Pre-Combat Checks / Pre-Combat Inspection of Batteries, by J89

With the proliferation of lights, lasers, red dots and a variety of other electronics it opens up the supply chain to a potential fault. Electrons. Some people have the ability to conduct an 8 hour operation, then change out all their batteries. Night in and night out. This is a convenience afforded to very few of us. As times change, resources will likely only get tighter and tighter so we must learn to make the most of whats afforded to us, while still ensuring we can make mission.

Not to jump too deep into the science of things, electronics require a specific voltage to run properly. Various batteries are designed to work at various voltages. Voltage is like the pressure of the electricity. When there is not enough voltage (pressure) coming from the battery, the optic/light/etc may not function anymore.

The normal opcheck of an electronic device is turn it on, hit the activator, and hopefully there is light or lazer energy emitted from it. When you are changing your batteries every night, this is more that suitable because the energy source is straight from the package. However, in less than ideal supply circumstances you may have to stretch your batteries.

A tool that everyone should own is a multimeter. With this, you can determine the voltage of a battery. Knowing the voltage will give you a good idea of where the life of a battery is at.

To test the voltage of a battery:

First, move the selector switch of the multimeter to the below setting. This represents measuring DC voltage.

Then hold the red probe on the positive end of the battery, and black on the negative end of the battery. You should now get a voltage read out. On a typical CR123 battery, that is a 3 volt battery, its actual volt reading will usually be around 3.1-3.25

This is an example of a fresh Energizer Lithium CR123

This is an example of a fresh Surefire Lithium CR123

This is an example of a fresh Streamlight Lithium CR123

If the output on the multimeter reads negative, you have the terminals reversed.

This is an example of a Surefire that has been moderately used. The light still powers on. However its voltage is slightly diminished from a fresh battery. I would reserve this battery for training, but not life supporting equipment (unless absolutely required)

This is an example of a reading on a battery that has been significantly depleted and no longer works.

There are new styles of lights coming out that use the 18650 or 18350 battery. There are huge numbers of these types of batteries. Most of these offer the ability to be recharged. When storing them, ensure you mark the last time they were checked or charged.

A resource for a variety of inexpensive (compared to when purchased directly from the weapon light manufacture) is https://www.18650batterystore.com/ PDF Button