Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Install the UTG Pro Super Slim Free Float Handguard, 13-Inch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEngnrvDfnw

Some Installation Tips:
- Make sure to install all your Magpul MOE Rail Extensions BEFORE putting on the barrel. The ones that come with the hand guard screw in fine from the outside.
- Put the hand guard on AFTER you tighten the muzzle compensator. The handguard messes with the contour of your upper block.
- Remember to tighten the handguard, 6 bolts, very tight, otherwise there will be a lot of wiggle on the handguard.

PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z1HIOPiPe4

PART 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7qh5owa2aY

PART 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiST1JnGy9Y

Comparison, UTG Pro Free Float Handguards: Super Slim vs. Quad Rail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7fZdx7Yc40

Quad Rail is 16.9 ounces vs. 12.5 Ounces for the Super Slim. Overall, I'd say I prefer the Super Slim

UTG Pro Super Slim Free Float Handguard, 13-Inch


UTG Pro Model 4/15 Rifle Length Free Float Quad Rail System

Friday, December 27, 2013

How to Sell Merchandise on Craigslist (My Process)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx6Kz6wHzSg

Sorry, I had to edit out the last part of the video because I accidentally displayed some data I didn't want to reveal over the interwebs.

Here are some tips:

- PRICE OUT YOUR ITEM
Look on Amazon.com, Ebay.com (Sold listings), and Craigslist, to see what used items are selling for. Remember to consider shipping and handling to figure out the "fair market value" of what it is you're selling.

- POST GOOD PICTURES
Sometimes, I'll even grab the pictures from Amazon as my primary image, to make the posting look more enticing

- DESCRIPTION IN YOUR POST
Make sure to have a great description of what you're selling to make it easier for people to find it. I have a standard template for my contact information and for people to see my other posts. I also often copy and paste from Amazon product descriptions

- CHOOSING A TITLE
I usually put the condition, right in the title.

- ALWAYS HAVE THEM OFFER THE FIRST PRICE
If someone wants to purchase from you, make them offer you the first price. You already offered the starting price with the listing, so now it's the Buyer's turn.

- BE PATIENT
If you did the research on pricing your item, you can be confident that you have a fair market value. All it takes is one buyer! Also, certain seasons affect purchasing habits of

- RENEW YOUR POSTING
Renew your posting about twice a week to refresh your listing, and also check your pricing if you're not getting a lot of hits. It's possible you may need to adjust your price.

UTG Pro Super Slim Free Float Handguard, 13-Inch Unboxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXQWRAVXd6U



12.5 Ounces based on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhsWv-TwLSk

Proudly Designed and Manufactured in USA
13" Single Rail, Super Slim, Free-floating Handguard with Proprietary Attachment Design and Extremely Compact Profile
Continuous Picatinny Top plus 3 User Detachable 2-slot Rail Sections
Ergonomic Slim Tubular Profile for Most Positive Handling, Integral Anti-rotation Tab for Rock-solid Locking
Accommodates Low-profile Gas Block

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Free Health Savings Account Through Alliant Credit Union

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cStI4BP_yqU

For a $10 Donation to "Foster Care 2 Success," you can sign up for an essentially free Health Savings Account (HSA) through Alliant Credit Union with no minimums. All of my sign up was done online without going into a branch office.

http://www.fc2success.org/how-you-can-help/join-fc2s-alliant-partnership/
http://www.alliantcreditunion.org/depositsinvestments/healthsavings/

Checks are free and I believe the debit card is free.

To possibly avoid fees from your old HSA provider, you may want to do a simple rollover and zero out the balance in your old account. They may not be able to legally charge you for an account that is at $0.00. I still have to test this.

You can ignore my link looking at the Vanguard option as they have a $45.00 Annual Administration Fee which basically kills the deal for most people.

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Fees

Effective - 03/01/2011

The following fees and transaction limitations amend your Account Agreement and Disclosures (PDF). These fees and limitations MAY be assessed against your account if applicable. Fee Schedule (PDF)

Complimentary Services

ATM Transactions at Alliant-owned ATMs FREE
ATM Transactions at Non-Alliant Owned ATMs1 FREE
Consumer Loan Application FREE
Consumer Loan Modification FREE
Convenience Card (except lost card) FREE
eStatements (electronic statements) FREE
Financial Counseling and Budgeting Services FREE
1st Box of Checks when opening a new Checking Account FREE
Home Equity Checks FREE
Home Equity Loan Processing Fee2 (loan amounts up to $250,000) FREE
HSA Checks FREE
HSA Custodian Check Issuance Fee FREE
HSA Excess Contribution Reimbursement FREE
HSA Monthly Maintenance Fee FREE
HSA Set-up Fee FREE
HSA Transaction Fee FREE
Online Banking with Bill Pay
(non sufficient funds (NSF) fees apply) FREE
Online Check Copies FREE
Self Service Telephone (SST) FREE
Signature Guarantee Stamp FREE
Teller Transactions FREE
Third Party Share Drafts (3 per day)
$2 for each withdrawal thereafter
FREE
VISA® Credit Card (Platinum and Platinum Rewards) FREE
VISA® Credit Card Annual Fee (Platinum and Platinum Rewards) FREE
VISA® Credit Card Balance Transfer (Platinum and Platinum Rewards) FREE
VISA® Debit Card (except lost card) FREE
VISA® HSA Debit Card FREE


Account Basics

Account Closed within 90 Days of Opening $10
Account Maintenance Upon Member Request (1 hr min)(per hour)
Account Balancing Assistance
Account Research
Subpoenas
$25
ACH (electronic transfer) initiated via Alliant Online Banking FREE
ACH (electronic transfer) initiated via Telephone (per occurrence) $10
Bad Address Fee $5
Copy of Document (per document)
Account Activity Printout
Check Copy3
Interim Statement
Membership Statement3
Special Statement Cutoff
Subpoena
Loan Document
Deposit Check
Paid Credit Union Check
Wire Transfer Confirmation Copy
$5
Courtesy Pay Fee (per occurrence)
Written Check
Preauthorized Withdrawals from Checking
Debit Card Transactions
$25
Deposit of Check Drawn on a Non-U.S. Bank $35
Dormant Account Fee $10
Inactivity Fee
One year in which no withdrawals or deposits, other than credited dividends were made to the account
$10
Miscellaneous Fees (per item)
Levies
Garnishments
Collection Item
$29
Manually Paid Checks and ACH Items $5
Nonsufficient Fund Item (each)
Written Check
Electronic Item
$25
Overdraft Transfer (max per day)
Savings
Supplemental Savings
$3
Line of Credit Advance4 (per occurrence) (effective 4/1/2011) $3
Replace Lost Card
VISA® Debit Card
Convenience Card
$10
Return Deposit Item $15
Sight Draft Deposit Fee (per item) $25
Stop Payments (checks) - submitted via Alliant Online Banking or SST FREE
Stop Payments (checks and ACH) - submitted in writing or verbally $25

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fortress Security Store S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUfU1K1n6HA

Fortress Security Store (TM) S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial + Outdoor Siren


PiSector S02 Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial + Outdoor Siren

UTG Deluxe Multi-Functional tactical rifle sling Unboxing & How to Wear It

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfx9Z77vgwI

Please note, that I think I put it on the wrong shoulder. Being right handed but shooting left handed becomes confusing for me. But I wouldn't say there's any "right" way to wear it. Whatever works for you.

UTG Deluxe Multi-Functional tactical rifle sling


Build an AR-15 Rifle Shopping / Parts List, My First DIY with Prices

UTG AR15/M16 Ergonomic Combat Sniper Pistol Grip Unboxing and Installation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WeJWNgf-WY

UTG AR15/M16 Ergonomic Combat Sniper Pistol Grip


Build an AR-15 Rifle Shopping / Parts List, My First DIY with Prices

UTG Heavy Duty Push Button QD Sling Swivel to Fit with Deep Housing Unboxing and Installation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eppf242nnc8

UTG Heavy Duty Push Button QD Sling Swivel to Fit with Deep Housing (1.25-Inch Loop)


Build an AR-15 Rifle Shopping / Parts List, My First DIY with Prices

UTG Bipod Comparison: SWAT/Combat Profile vs. OP Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrBSXFbyR6Y

UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height


UTG Bipod, SWAT/Combat Profile, Adjustable Height


Build an AR-15 Rifle Shopping / Parts List, My First DIY with Prices

UTG Bipod, SWAT/Combat Profile, Adjustable Height Unboxing and Installation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc-XarP3DzQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrBSXFbyR6Y

UTG Bipod, SWAT/Combat Profile, Adjustable Height


UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height

UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount #002 Unboxing and Installation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR8_nNWu7vY

UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount

Master Lock 94DSPT 3-Digit Combination Gun Lock Unboxing and Test on Pardner Shotgun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1YJgkAPp4Y

Master Lock 94DSPT 3-Digit Combination Gun Lock

$13 Affordable Rail and Flashlight Unboxing & Installation on Glock 19 Handgun / Pistol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT5z3aEyn-w

OFF SET TACTICAL Weapon Mount For Olight M20/M21/M30, Fenix TK11, TK12, TA21, JETBeam M1X/M2S/JET-III M/RRT-1/RRT-2 and many more 1" Diameter size Flashlight


FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp

Two and Three Year Old Children Playing with Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRdHyUVMWlM

Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano

UTG M87 Tactical Mount Unboxing and Installation on Remington 870 Home Defense Shotgun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp6sAXk5NKM

UTG M87 Tactical Mount

Ruger 10/22 Rifle: UTG Rail Mount, Barrel Mount, and Bipod Unboxing and Installation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MczyX8dXZQ8

UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height


UTG Universal Single-Rail Barrel Mount with 2 Picatinny Slots


UTG .22 Tactical Low Profile Rail Mount (#22)

UTG Pro Model 4/15 Rifle Length (AR-15) Free Float Quad Rail System Unboxing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMjuvpM59Rw

Build an AR-15 Rifle Shopping / Parts List, My First DIY with Prices

UTG Pro Model 4/15 Rifle Length Free Float Quad Rail System

UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height Unboxing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj27auQ5mJw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrBSXFbyR6Y

UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo with 5 Month Old (3 Year Old Singing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YZeecgCQCs

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

Terro Liquid Ant Baits in Action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZarnnfyjPg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE6RwndTDI4

TERRO PreFilled Liquid Ant Killer II Baits

Two and Three Year Old Child / Toddler Riding a Wiggling Wiggle Race Car Scooter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMgxiLiEr6Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWyJWpbVJOE

$40 @ Amazon.com

$30 Affordable Rail and Flashlight Unboxing & Installation on Remington 870 Home Defense Shotgun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9059FCS8I8

UTG Universal Shotgun/Paintball Tri-Rail Barrel Mount


OFF SET TACTICAL Weapon Mount


FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp

Friday, December 20, 2013

How to Pass the California Real Estate Salesperson Exam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRaw9UqMj9Q

Here are some of the California Bureau of Real Estate Links to the information:

http://www.dre.ca.gov/examinees/requirementssales.html
http://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
http://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/SalesExamContent.html

I also talk about what to expect when you go in for your examination and how to pass the exam.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Build an AR-15 Rifle Shopping / Parts List, My First DIY with Prices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gXo3N8Q9lwM

UPDATE 01/04/2014
Installed canted sights and replaced low profile gas block with a dual rail block. I'm left handed, BTW.



UPDATE 12/27/2013
Switched out to the UTG Pro Slim Handguard.



UPDATE 12/15/2013
Here's a picture of it with all the attachments (minus the bipod which I'll put on later)



ORIGINAL POST
At the bottom is the shopping list for the items I purchased to build my first AR-15. For the Upper and Lower Components, and for a 20" Barreled AR-15, it cost about $700.00. Building your own, even if it's just purchasing pre-assembled uppers and lowers, is the most cost effective method. I probably would had gone with the pre-assembled route, but Palmetto State Armory had Black Friday deals that were so good it was more cost effective for me to build it from scratch.

PRIORITIES



  1. Price
  2. Flexibility
  3. Accuracy
  4. Power
  5. Range
  6. Weight
  7. Looks



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9vXcCWd-4U





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