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  1. Brother, I missed the first post, you'd already deleted by the time I got around to checking the forums. But one thing I can tell you, PTSD sucks. I'm not exactly sure why you have it or what caused it but generally speaking it only occurs when something really shitty happens. For most military/police/ems guys we assume combat/human trauma related things so that's where my head jumps. Assuming that's the case, it's best and easiest to break it down barney style in your own head or even to your significant other, family, friends, doctors etc. Hell, go on Reddit and post anonymously on http://www.reddit.com/r/ptsd, the support you'll find is very helpful. Once you're able to verbalize what happened and see every angle, you can pretty much always rationalize what you did was the right thing. When it comes to things you have no control over...those are probably the hardest to overcome. No matter what anyone may say, every person is extremely different. Stubbing my toe could cause me to have PTSD and you'd be like Wtf?! But then you'd lose an eyelash and have PTSD and I'd say Wtf?! Obviously an extreme example, but everyone handles everything differently so don't worry about your "progression." If you take nothing else from this, take this and keep it close to heart: Take every single piece of advice with a grain of salt. What works for A, B, C or D may do utterly nothing for you. For me personally it was a lot of time, friends and alcohol. And eventually just time and friends. I was a straight up full blown high functioning alcoholic for quite a while. Thankfully I had the willpower and, more importantly, the help to stop the destructive drinking after "only" about 2 yrs. About 10 years later and I'm pretty much alright. I'm by no means a saint and I still drink regularly but I'm not downing a bottle of scotch every day. Surround yourself with your closest friends, have a cigar and relax to good music. Talk if you want to, be quiet if you don't want to, but just get out there and surround yourself with people that love you. You will weather the storm brother, it may take a week, it may take a year or ten years. But you will batten down the hatches and you will see the other side. Depending on what you had happen; you may have nightmares for a while, or just have trouble sleeping. You may hear a song, smell a smell, see a color, all kinds of insanely totally random shit you'd never even think of that brings it all back like a freight train. When that happens, just breathe and understand that it'll pass and you're not alone, never alone. As the old old saying goes; "This too shall pass." Take care buddy, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that we're here for you if you need us. Semper Fi.
  2. Welp, After a few years of being engaged, we finally got married on June 6th! It was an ultra small ceremony, my best friend was the officiant and we only had a few immediate family members there. I love the fact that I found a girl that wanted to buy a house instead of a wedding! lol http://silverpixels.pixieset.com/josephandamandasneekpeeks/ Went to Maine for our honeymoon, Moosehead Lake, absolutely gorgeous country. I'm jealous of you guys up north, other than the black flies and extra long winters I've never had anything but good experiences in Maine. http://imgur.com/a/i03Ck Just thought I'd share
  3. Not sure what's better, the Tahoe or the suit/shirts hanging in the back seat! http://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/4541926013.html
  4. Seems like an amazing deal for those of us in the DE/PA/MD tri-state area! http://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/4464528552.html
  5. I've had nothing but good experiences with both my current Galaxy S4 and the few HTC phones I've tried. I actually had the HTC EVO for a few years up until the S4 came out then switched over. I'll probably be switching again either to the new HTC One or the S5. The new One and the S5 are coming out around the same time and both of them are almost identical phones in terms of performance etc, it really just comes down to aesthetics and the user interface. Play with both and see which feels better to you. I'm pretty sure you won't go wrong with either one.
  6. Dang guys, I didn't realize the 6.0's were 454's, the internet is an awesome place to learn things!
  7. You too buddy! Baltimore is just a hop away, we should "socialize" our pups lol
  8. Literally JUST came home with my new little guy! Pure bred german shepherd. Going to train him for search and rescue, he'll definitely be my gun shop guard dog if nothing else! lol http://youtu.be/MZpToR-y0FU http://youtu.be/9ISBaa4lp2s We barely got in the door and he was already passing out on my feet http://i.imgur.com/UtZfudj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/c0S6Vy6.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ZIt6p8O.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/gJiqa09.jpg My other dog is a 1.5yr old pure bred golden retriever, she's impossibly nice, if we had a home invasion i'm pretty sure she'd help the bad guys find the nice stuff! So the new guy should at least maybe bark lol
  9. Extremely awesome man! Congratulations!
  10. Holy cow, that's not all that far from me. I'd definitely be finding the best lawyer I could and I'd own that dealership before it was over.
  11. Literally! Check this out: http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/see-working-pickup-truck-made-ice-because-canada-180432404.html
  12. I tried that a while ago as well, been waiting ever since
  13. I won't be able to get it in for you. Since it's no longer in production it'll be something you have to buy used from someone like Gunbroker or a private party. I kinda figured as much but sometimes we can get in used stuff so it was worth a shot! As an aside, why do you want the 5906? Those things are like carrying around bricks lol
  14. This was already posted :-P Just sayin! http://www.silveradoss.com/forums/topic/83655-intimidator/
  15. No response yet, as soon as I know, you'll know.
  16. We use Gunbroker quite a bit. You can find some really great deals and make some money It's pretty simple, you sign up, register, all that, then you look for the gun you want to buy and bid on it. It's kinda like Ebay for guns. It would be best to make arrangements with your local gun shop first. You'll need their address & all the FFL information. Just tell them you want to buy from gunbroker and have it shipped to them and they'll tell you all the stuff you need from them. As well as tell you their transfer fee so you can add that into your total cost/budget. Here's some info for you regarding Gunbroker: http://www.gunbroker.com/user/howtobuy.aspx#canIBuy
  17. I can see if my supplier has any in stock currently, if they don't I can get pretty much anything in stock within a matter of 1-2 weeks. There are some exceptions to extremely popular guns. It would be a pain in the ass hassle if you did want to purchase from us since we're different states and shipping would obviously incur some extra money into the deal. I'll check on availability & best price I can get for you (won't include shipping to your local FFL, most shops have their own "transfer fee")
  18. The only carry-out I ever tip is Starbucks. And that's only because my Starbucks is pretty awesome, they'll give you entire large cups of whipped cream for free on request lol As for the beers/drinks I usually tip $1 per drink if it's someone I know/like (assuming i'm at a bar just drinking.) If it's crappy service then more like .25c per drink. The trick is to leave the $1+ after every drink so they see it and you wind up getting a lot of "free" stuff extra. Bartenders around here like me, I wind up with a free beer/shot or two any time I go out to certain places lol ;) As for delivery or eating in I pretty much always tip 20%+ because I know I'd hate my life if that was my job so if I can make someone else's day a little better with a good tip then its a good deal to me. But I'm also that guy that pays for the old couple eating with military/veteran hats/shirts on so maybe I'm just a big softy!
  19. Hey guys, I know there's really no way to know for sure what the problem is in a vehicle without actually being there to look/listen/feel etc. But, maybe someone here has had similar issues that can shed some light on what may be the probable cause. My truck has, about three times now, acted pretty strangely. When I start it up and take off in the mornings everything is all good, all up-shifts are smooth and easy, no problems.... Until I let me foot off of the gas pedal. As soon as my foot lets up on the gas, the truck jerks as if I were hitting the brakes and the engine bogs down and RPM's drop significantly very fast (it's almost like a Jake Brake effect) at the same time I can hear a "clunk-clunk" under the cab (only sometimes.) This seems to happen at any speed for that first minute or two, from 5mph to 50mph. Truck has almost 54k miles on it, with no transmission work that I know of (I've owned it for 24k miles.) This persists for about 1-3 minutes of driving and then goes away for the rest of the day. For the entire rest of the day, everything is smooth, no hard shifts, no missing, etc., just all good. It's happened about 3 out of the last 5-6 mornings. It's been getting into the high 40's at night but it's garage kept at a steady 60-65º so I'm not sure that weather/temp could be a factor...but maybe. If anyone has even a guess that'd be great! I am utterly swamped with work and new school classes and I simply do not have any free time to spare taking the truck off the road to put it into a garage for a day. At least not for another 2 weeks, once I finish my current job I'll have a couple days off I'm going to try and schedule a diagnostic appt then. Thanks guys, Joe
  20. I don't have the exact statistics in front of me so I'm adlibbing a little bit here but the difference between a 9mm, .40 and .45 mortality rate when delivering 3 rounds center mass is something like .5% to 2%. All three being in the 96%+ fatality area. We gather these statistics directly from military testing. I don't have any of our slides on this computer they're all on the work laptop but I'll try to get the exact stats for you. I'm a former Marine weapons instructor and current tactical weapons instructor for a local company. We do a lot of training for local LEO's and such as well as the occasional group of military guys that just want to do something new and fun. Obviously our mainstay is the civilian sector but you name it, we can teach it http://www.trintacusa.com/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.emsdoneright.com/Pages/default.aspx
  21. http://delaware.craigslist.org/ctd/4033023473.html Found this while cruising CL. 4800 miles is pretty damn impressive, not sure about the price but considering it's virtually a brand new truck, doesn't seem that bad.
  22. Got mine, only took a couple days! Looks great, thanks a lot
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