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  1. i will send a check for $2600 without the mags or $2900 with mags. do you know the total round count? this would be cash including shipping. let me know ASAP!

  2. D-Man

    Food cravings

    Carbohydrates are not the enemy..."Simple" Carbohydrates are the enemy. "dangucci" is correct about carbohydrates adversely impacting your insulin levels, but lets go a little bit more in depth with this and understand why simple carbohydrates lead to a rapid onset of hunger cravings. First, how do I know what is a simple Carbohyrate, and what is a complex carbohydrate??? Simple carbohydrates are simple enough to be digested by ordinary saliva in the mouth. Complex carbohydrates require G.I. digestive juices to break them down. Take the test for your self...Sugar, Saltine Cracker, Rice (Steamed), Oatmeal (Raw) and really anything else you wish to try. Pop a small amount (Half teaspoonful) in your mouth and wait 45 seconds or so. Then (your choice here...) either spit it back out and examine it, or mull it over and consider it while it's still in your mouth before you swallow it...eitherway, the question is: Did it begin to break down? Can I clearly identifiy this as whatever it was before it sat in my mouth? Sugar, Saltine cracker...No. Oatmeal, Steamed rice...yes. Other than being an interesting science fair project in the making, what does this tell me? Well, if simple carbohydrates begin to break down before they even reach the stomach, then they will likely not leave me feeling full for very long. This IS true...However, because they are absorbed so rapidly simple carbohydrates lead to an insulin imbalance which is far more detrimental on your appetite and cravings system than just how quickly they are absorbed. Insulin is a compound released into the blood stream by the pancreas to aid in the breakdown and absorbtion of simple sugars in the blood stream. When your body recieves a major dose of simple carbohydrates (i.e.- a snicker's bar, a cookie, a glob of ice cream, etc.) this causes an immediate spike in blood sugar levels. The body's natural response to blood sugar spikes is flood the blood stream with insulin to assist in the regulation of blood sugar levels...The problems lay in the fact that the body doesn't have an exact measuring system in place for the insulin it releases. The body continues to release insulin until the endocrine system recieves a chemical signal indicating that blood sugar levels are acceptable. However...that signal does not occur until a little while after the blood sugar levels have been stabilized. That means that for a short period of time the body is still dumping insulin into the blood stream when blood sugar levels are already stabilized. Well, here's where the cravings begin...If insulin is the body's response/reaction to elevated blood sugar levels, then what do you think is body's response/reaction to elevated insulin levels??? That's right...Sugar Cravings!!! So, 35-45 mins after you ate that snicker's bar, you find your self craving a piece of choclate...or a soda...or a few cheeto's. Guess what...when you eat those simple carbohydrates to satisfy your cravings you probably didn't have an exact measurement system in place to deal with exactly how much insulin was in your blood stream. After you gave the body the blood sugar increase it needed, it took a little while for the chemical signals to reach the proper channels to shut off the craving alarm. The result...now you have another spike in blood sugar. The body's response...Dump more insulin. This self repeating cycle can be very, very annoying at best. However, if left unchecked this viscious cycle can and all too often does lead to Type 2 diabetes...where the pancreas/indocrine system can no longer produce enough insulin to keep up with the day-to-day routine of chasing the carbohydrate craving cycle. So, what is there to do about it...seriously reduce your intake of simple carbohydrates. Make no mistake, Carbohydrates are the immediate fuel source your body has, and simple carbohydrates are the most immediate fuel source the body can have (i.e.-Sugar buzzes in kids). Complex carbohydrates take a longer period of time to be digested by the body, and therefore the body can (and does) adjust it's "blood sugar vs insulin" levels more gradually. The result...no cravings, no insulin roller coaster, and you simply feel fuller longer. Don't believe me, try it out. It will take your body about 3 days to fully stabilize itself to try this experiment, so go for a simple 3 day diet first. Oatmeal with real raisins in it (no sugar) and a bannana for breakfast, a sandwich and a half (7 grain bread *NO WHITE BREAD*, real deli sliced meat, mustard, lettuce, tomato, salt pepper, even a slice of deli quality cheese if you like) for lunch, and a dinner that includes steamed rice, a lean meat (chicken breast in olive oil and spices works awesome) and a steamed vegetable (Steamed broccoli for me). For those three days your body will thank you, but your mind will fight you (but only a little). You are setting yourself up to where complex carbohydrates are your body's primary fuel source. Your body was probably used to a certain ammount of simple carbohydrates. Your body will crave these..but not "too bad." Resist these urges, its only 3 days anyway. After those 3 days you should start to notice how your body craves certain foods, and when. Now comes the test. After lunch (at least 1 hour after your last bite) on day 3 eat one snicker's bar...or whatever sweet junk food you choose, as long as it is at least one full serving of that junk food. Then set your watch, and anywhere from 20-45 minutes later you should find yourself locked into the depths of a classic sugar craving. Why torture yourself like this? To prove not to your body, but to your mind that the food you eat can and does have an impact on what you want to eat and when. Now, if you want to avoid that viscious cycle, try going back on that simple 3 day diet, then expand your food selection and pay careful attention to your cravings. If you did this experiment correctly, you should be able to pick up on whether or not something you are eating is starting to lead you astray. All you have to do is ask yourself; "I just ate an hour ago...why am I just now hungry again?" Then simply avoid that food, or perhaps find better alternative. oh yeah...last note...oatmeal without sugar..."yuck" right? Try oatmeal with trail mix in it. Drop equal amounts of raw oatmeal and trail mix, (Nut based, not dried fruit based...and none with "M&M's" in it......I prefer Kroger's "Cranberry Nut Trail Mix") into a bowl and add steaming hot water. The hot water softens the trail mix while cooking the oats and it tastes great. I eat this and a bannana for breakfast and am full 'til lunch every day. BTW...I'm a self recovered "Fat Body" myself. Once I learned why my body was craving whatever it was craving I knew how to defeat those cravings. Any diet that leaves you hungry is a bad diet...the key is to find a sustainable diet that always leaves you satisfied with healthy foods. Just my .02 Cents.
  3. D-Man

    SVI Trigger Insert

    The best way to make sure you muck anything up is to remove the trigger from the grip. Once you have it out, remove the overstop screw out the back of the trigger frame (it wont fit through front of the insert). Use a small piece of pasteboard (tear the lid from an ammo box) to pad the jaws of your shop vice. Secure the trigger frame in the vice (see photos). Use the backside of a punch, and gently tap the insert out with a heavy hammer. DO NOT slam it out quickly, Little taps are the answer. Align the new insert, and slowly/gently tap it in place. The trigger frame has three surfaces that the insert must fit into, Try to keep the punch in the center so the insert goes in evenly. Replace the trigger overtravel screw and reassemble. Photo sequence doesn't seem to make sense. But...It's Red insert out, Black insert in.
  4. D-Man

    starting a cof with the safety off

    Yeah, you can engage the safety on a 92F after you decock it. As for the COF start, my understanding is that DA/SA pistols (92F's specifically) start with hammer down, weapon off safe.
  5. D-Man

    I guess she don't trust me.

    Wow...That's funny. When she gets home, just go to work (or the range, or wherever) the next day, and take her car keys with you. Two can play at that game.
  6. D-Man

    Cooling Vests

    When I was in Baghdad in 2005 they came by and gave us some those vests to try out for a week or so. They were cold, lumpy, and alot people said they smelled, but that could have been the third world ice they were stored in to freeze. Anyway, this was in July, and temps were in the 120's, 130's. They gave us the vest in the morning, and we were out all day. At first they were kind of comfortable, but by 10am the ice had all melted, and under the body armor the melted fluid was twice as stiffling as the armor alone. But all that was the absolute extremes. Do they cool you down? Sure. Would I buy one? Nah.
  7. D-Man


    Wow...Nice. Not so crazy about the paint scheme on the grip, but the lightning on the slide is wild. Nice.
  8. Wow...I had been fencesitting on the idea of getting one of these, but with customer service offer like that I think I'm sold.
  9. D-Man

    224 BOZ

    .224 BOZ was another one of those Great Idea rounds that unfortunately never stuck. It's a great concept though...
  10. D-Man

    Signs of Pressure

    CDRODA396, I've had alot of positive results from Montana Gold's 180 JHP. A well known GM I spoke with recommended Montana Gold's 200 JHP for less felt recoil. If you want try some thier rounds right away, head up to Raleigh to PDHSC where they have them in bulk on hand there. Or, PM me and i'll hook you up with 10-15 of the 180 JHP to try out.
  11. D-Man

    .38 Super Major Load using Longshot

    7.8 grs of Longshot, 121 IFP Montana Gold from a full sized barrell w/o hybrid holes.
  12. D-Man

    Montana Gold 121 IFP.....

    I'm sold on the 121 IFP in my open gun. My gun's a little older, so it doesn't have hybrid holes, and was recommended 7.8 grs of Longshot to "easily" make major with them (haven't chrono'd that load yet, but have shot it plenty.)
  13. D-Man

    Watched my first DQ

    Very true but a stage that intentionally comes very close to the 180 seems a little on the unsafe side. It not only seems a little unsafe, it's also setting people up for failure. (I know I'll get the phone book thrown at me for this...but...) Why would we want to intentionally set people up for a trap situation anyway? Yes, I know attention to detail. Yes, I know critical thinking challenges. Yes, I know stituational awareness. But still, why would we want to set them up for failure?
  14. D-Man

    Here's a reaction game for you

    Great game...Hateful, Time Consuming, Addictive, Intolerably Diasappionting that those poor little sheep don't wither away and DIE when you whack thier lifeless, sprinting, little bodies.....But all in all a great game. I won't post my avg...yet. Great game though.
  15. D-Man

    The Airsoft Alternative

    After talking to my people: 1. How long do you allow the mag to sit after you fill it. (You should wait about 2 mins to allow the gas to settle) 2. Are you blasting through the whole mag at one time, or are you firing individual shots. 3. How many rounds can actually fire before the gun looses power. That's the basics of what my friend told me ask you, however, if the problem is beyond this state and you really want some more expert advice, email daromad@yahoo.com. His name is Donnie, I served with him Baghdad, and he'll square you away. Tell him Kenny referred you. Also, If you need to send anything back to Airsplat.com, and good word from him will make everything run smoothly (not that it wouldn't run smoothly anyway, but having allies always helps, right?) Good luck, and let me know if there is more I can do.