Howdy everyone, just a couple quick questions that I'd like to get everyone's opinion on. I've made a few of my own arrows this past winter with a hand plane and it would take me about 1 day to make…Continue
Howdy everyone, this is my first post on here and I was looking for some insight. Are any of you firearms instructors or know of anyone who is one as a career? I did some serious thinking about where…Continue
"colts arent worth the price imo i dont trust remington after the model 700 and r 51 debacle if you want a gi thats made in usa i can suggest inland or springfield ... but i own a rock island and for the money you honestly cant beat it "
"I don't own one, but I've shot a friend's a number of times. The first time, I went into it thinking that I was shooting it as more of a historical experience than a good shooting one, and boy was I wrong. It was a delight…"
"I've owned 2 Taurus 1911s and both have been excellent. Good triggers, reliable, and lots of nice options for the money. One of them had a problem with the 2 halves of the ambidextrous safety coming apart, but a different safety or…"
"I have one of the Remington 1911s and it is an extremely well made gun. Tightly fitted, accurate with an excellent trigger and very good sights. I can highly recommend this gun. Also, in American made guns, look for Ruger's 1911, they have a…"
Hello Gents, I'm planning on buying my first handgun and I am really leaning towards a 1911. I love the American image of a 1911, the history behind it and the design itself. I also am a big fan of the .45 ACP round, and the fact that it is an all steel handgun. Anyone have any suggestions as to what entry level 1911 would be a good choice? I'm looking at $800 as my limit. I know a lot of people like the RIA 1911 but I would prefer something made in America. Been hearing good things about the…See More
Hello everyone! I just joined this group because I figured this would be the place to come for all wood related questions. I have been making wooden arrows for the past couple of months and experimenting with a couple different woods. I was wondering if anyone could give me information on the following species of wood such as density, strength, straightness, and ability to take a stain, also availability from local lumber yards. The woods I am considering right now are Birch, Sugar Maple (have…See More
"I think I get it. It's that if you are a man and genuine, you will often be labeled in ways that are not honest, that is, that are BS. (I had a hard time parsing this myself.)
I don't think he's calling us to realize that…"
"I don't get your meaning.
If the label is accurate then its accurate: own it then change or live with it. If not accurate, why sweat it? Just give the labeler the finger and move on. Life is far to short to give a damn about petty crap like…"
"The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced Richard is on to the right answer. Courage is action in the face of fear. Integrity is acting like the man you want to be. Courage-of-conviction is acting in accordance with…"
"One word? I will go with genuine.
A man who is genuine is humbly aware of what knows and what he doesn't know and is comfortable with his skill and expertise.
Such a man knows the value of a honest day's work and steps up.
Hey, guys! I'm Nick. I've been reading AoM for a few years now, and I'm very excited to be diving into the community. I'm heading into my freshman year of college this fall, and if the good Lord is willing and the Creek don't rise, I'll be pursing a Civil Engineering degree. I hope to enjoy some great discussion with you guys and improve as a young man. See More
"Success is completing the mile with the perception that you will complete the many miles to go.
Just keep setting relevant goals and involve the people closest to you. I can relate to the 70 hour weeks, it sounds like you were a champion for your…"
"If you are currently making less than the position would pay for a new hire. It is appropriate to ask for a raise within 90 days. It should not take an employer more than 90 days to determine if you deserve a wages in line with your position."
"Dress nicely, but also have a little fun. That's what will break the ice with people. I can't tell you have many times I've been at a function and someone will approach me and say they love something about what I've chosen to…"