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Frag-12 - Planned Personal Preparation
|Current Personal Prepartion||Bugging-In|
(Construction in Progress - so please be patient with the grammar for now. This is a combination of an essay map and the plan itself)
Page Summary - This page details what my planned (better prepared) status is for (Z)PAW which includes skills, training, and BoB status.
Physical Fitness -
1) Running up to 3 miles and sprint drills. Once a month or maybe more, do an 8 mile run.
2) Swimming laps
3) Return to Krav Maga, maybe Eskrima, and a ground style (Judo, Jiu-jitsu, maybe Aikido) martial art.
4) Weightlifting - toned not bulk
Skills or Skills Refresh Training -
1) Some Krav Maga dojos teaches firearms or go to Krav Maga Israel.
2) http://www.onpointtactical.com/company.aspx (Thank you MajorDamage)
3) http://www.defenseassociates.com/index.html (Thank you MajorDamage)
4) www.ustraining.com (aka Xe or formerly known as Blackwater)
5) First Aid - Trained in the military, civilian certified in 1999 and expired - need refresh
6) HAM Radio website - http://www.arrl.org/
BoB planned status-
1) Waterproofed and preserved FM-21 - Small Size instead of 8.5x11.
2) Waterproofed and preserved SAS Manual - Small Size instead of 8.5x11.
3) Handheld GPS
4) Brunton Solar Roll 14 Watt - $293.26+
5) Virtual Reality Wireless Power Four in One Inverter - $50+/-
6) MREs - http://www.mreinfo.com/ - $70+/- per box
1) Kel-Tec Bullpup RFB 7.62x51mm/
2) ParaOrd/Colt - .45 ACP
3) ParaOrd PXT Slim Hawg-.45 ACP
4) or Custom made Saiga-12 - 12ga
|Clothing:|| Personal Hygiene:|
1) Foot powder
2) Dental hygiene kit.
| Melee Weapons: |
1) Hatchet (wt reduction multi-use)
2) and Windless Warhammer
| Food & Water: |
1) Katadyn POCKET Water Filter.
3) Water Bladders
|Fire Starting:|| Maintenance/Tools:|
2) Deadon Annihilator
3) Lock Picks**\Slim Jim
** Need to train with them.
| Lighting: |
1) Surefire G2Z Flashlight
2) Surefire FM35 Red Filter - light reduction and does not degrade your night vision like unfiltered light would.
(Note - Need rechargeable X volt batteries).
| Entertainment: |
1) MP3s uploaded to Toughbook or flash drive.
2) Electronic Books uploaded to Toughbook - Amazon released Kindle for PC so now you can read Kindle books on a PC.
| Repair Kit/ Supplies:|
1) Field\Travel sewing kit
| Information (Rugged flash drive): |
1) US Army FM21-76
2) SAS Survival Guide
3) Electronic PDF library on survival, living off the grid, and other useful information.
|Hunting/fishing:|| First Aid Kit:|
1) Elite First Aid Kit MHR326
2) Potassium Iodide
| Communication: |
1) Cobra HHROADTRIP Compact Handheld CB radio with external magnetic antenna (antenna extensions?)
2) The Toughbook Computer has a built in Cellphone card which will work if the infrastructure is available.
(HAM Radio if I have a license)
| Optics: |
1) Trijicon TA01B ACOG
| Carrier or Bag:|
1) Eberlestock Gunslinger II
|Survival (Misc):|| Other: |
1) Panasonic Toughbook U1 6' Drop resistant and IP65 Cert (2.3 lbs)
2) 1 or more Corsair 64 GB Flash Voyager USB 2.0 Flash Drive.
1) Brunton Solar Roll 14 (1.1 lb)
2) Virtual Reality Wireless Power Four in One Inverter
Bold Red = carrying capacity permitting.
|Eberlestock Gunslinger II||Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter (13,000 gallons)|
|Cost: $269.00 w/o accessories||Cost: $219.99|
|Panasonic Toughbook U1 Ultra||Brunton Solar Roll 14|
|Cost: $3,331+/-||Cost: $293.26+|
|Corsair 64GB Flash Voyager USB 2.0 Flash Drive||Cobra HHROADTRIP Compact Handheld CB Radio|
|Cost: $71.38 w/o batteries|
|Elite First AidMHR326||Sure Fire G2Z and FM35 Red Filter|
Available in more colors
|Cost: $29.97||Total cost for both: $101.00 w/o batteries|
|Primary Weapon - #1 Choice||Primary Weapon - Top Choices (in order)|
|Kel-Tec SU-16A place holder|
IWI TC-21 Tavor Carbine Place holder
Kel-tec Bullpup RFB - 7.62x51mm/.308
1) Bull-pup design, can be used in open field and tight quarter engagements - 18 inch barrel and overall length of 26.1 without accessories.
2) Forward brass ejection - similar to the FN FS2000
3) Short-stroke gas piston operating system for increased reliability.
4) The only non-kit bullpup that can chamber 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester.
5) Mil-spec Picatinny rail.
6) Loaded weight of 8.1 pounds is lighter than a M-16A2 loaded weight at 8.79 pounds.
Available accessories include a free floating four sided Picatinny forend, bipod mounts, a removable bayonet lug for use with NATO style bayonets including the Kel-tec Folding Bayonet, muzzle breaks, and suppressors.
Price varies from $1100+ to $1900.
Can the FSB be fired upward - Yes.
Matt from Kel-tec R&D stated the following.
Yes, the RFB can shoot uphill. The boss has this strange fasciantion with being able to shoot rifles at airplanes. “90% of aircraft losses in Vietnam were due to small arms fire”, he says. One of the tests we perform is to make sure the rifle will feed from the bolt stop with a full magazine. Usually it’s dependent on the soundness of the magazine, but it works.
They stack up in the ejection chute and push each other out of the front, unless the operator tilts the weapon forward, and dumps them out. There are wings at the back of the chute that keep the shells from sliding backwards and falling into the action. The fired case is tilted upwards during rear ward travel and held firmly by the extractors. It is then pushed into the ejection chute where it passes the wings which pinch the casing as it is pushed through. Any case or series of cases in the chute will not create enough resistance to cause a stoppage. The part that uses the most energy is when the carrier has to force the extractors down off of the rim when the case is in the chute. A nose on the carrier then pushes the empty case the rest of the way through the wings on the chute, ensuring that there is no way the case can fall backwards. Inertia then causes the cases to remain stationary as the rifle moves backwards, giving the empties a kind of forward momentum. This will happen no matter what the rifle’s attitude.
Federal Gold Medal HPBT, 168 Grain
Ammo 7.62x51 Federal, HPBT, 175 Grain
The most significant cons I have read:
1. Finicky on what ammunition can be used.
2. Keltec support isundesirable.
My intentions are to pick a rifle that can be used in open field battle and in tight quarter engagements. Cost of the weapon is considered but not a deterrent. The weapon must be reliable and accurate. Ideally, I would want a weapon that had parts readily available like the AR-15 models. However that can be mitigated by purchasing extra parts. So the cons are my opinion only and the weapons are in order of choice. Now I may purchase these weapons anyway and stick them in my BOL Armory.
M-14/M1A/SRSS Bulldog 762 - 7.62x51mm
(I have to look for a larger picture)
Cost: $2738+/- system w/o accessories
Con: Clearly the cost from $900 standard barrel version to $1150 for the HB version.
Center Balanced Rifle Platform Systems may be a more budget friendly solution using a Mosin Nagant, AK variant, and etc rifle.
FN FS2000 - 5.56x45mm
Con - 5.56x45mm (to me anyway) and expensive.
PTR-91 KFM4 or SC .308 Winchester (PTR website)
Con - Not ideal in tight quarter operations.
Springfield M1 - SOCOM II
Con - Heavier than most which is both a blessing and a detriment, not ideal in tight quarters, really expensive. Other than that, this weapon is awesome!
LWRCI PSD - 6.8mm SPC
Used by LAPD SWAT
Con - 6.8 SPC ammo availability and the weapon is expensive, not as ideal as the bullpups in tight quarters, and expensive.
FN SCAR-H - 7.62x51mm
Con - Weapon and parts vailability, not ideal in tight quarter operations, and cost.
Bushmaster ACR - Multi-caliber
Con - Weapon and parts availability, most caliber conversions not available, really expensive, and not ideal in tight quarter engagements at this time.
|Secondary (Carrying capacity permitting) or Team Member Primary||Secondary Top Choices|
SAIGA-12 GA - Custom
SAIGA-12 GA - Unmodified Base Model
Pro- A great inexpensive box magazine fed 12ga. shotgun. Inexpensive until modifications are made. However, the base model is good enough as long as you add a last-round bolt hold-open device modification and if desired, some sort of sight.
Con - The modifications can become expensive. Crappy iron sights and the lack of a last-round bolt hold-open device. The last-round bolt hold-open device modification is necessary. As for the iron sights, unless you are using slugs, it is a shotgun after all.
Pro - Faster semi-auto fire rate than the Saiga-12 (hard to believe and it is true) and it is tube magazine fed. Shooter can shoot the shotgun accurately from any position due to the superb recoil system. Little to no recoil for accurate shots. Must add accessories - Extended tube magazine (default is 3 (2+1) rounds only). Extended allows for 11 rounds. In addition, a tactical flashlight. IF you have to use them, iron sights are accurate enough. Does not require as many modifications as other shotguns.
Con - Comes with a 2 round tube magazine (2+1) so you have to purchase the 11 round tube magazine (11+1). A very expensive (and worth the cost) shotgun. The shotgun can not be made "tactically short" due to the recoil system in the stock. If you replace the stock with a folding stock or whatever, you will basically ruin this shotgun.
|Colt\Para-Ordnance Gold Cup 45 ACP|
Trade-in for something more tactical and less shiny?
|Paraord PXT Slim Hawg - .45 ACP (6+1)|
Kel-Tec PF9 - 9mm (7+1)
Con - 9mm
Windlass War hammer
|Alternative Projectile Weapon|
|PSE Tac-15i Tactical Assault Crossbow with HHA Speed Dial||At first I wasn't too interested in crossbows but after seeing the performance of this crossbow this is the only one I currently would want during the ZPOC. It is still better to carry a rifle or carbine for longer shots, projectiles per minute, and quicker reload times.|
1) Almost silent shooting. During reloading you need to hold down the reloading catch cam or it makes a clicking noise as demonstrated in the below video.
2) Outstanding Accuracy.
4) With the HHA, you can sight in faster at the required range.
5) Reusable ammunition unless severely damaged or of course lost.
6) Long range
1) Long in size which I heard makes off hand a little more difficult.
2) The Tac-15 requires an AR-15 lower receiver. However, the Tac-15i comes with its own receiver.
3) $1500 expensive!
I see this as being a great BOL crossbow. Reloading may take a little longer than other systems which may not be good for on the move. I am going to look into other recommended crossbow vendors.
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