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The most masculine attribute?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Aug 24. 104 Replies

What single word sums up everything that you believe masculinity to be? What would you say the single most important attribute a man could have is? Please explain your answer. Continue

Arrow making.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark R Apr 15, 2014. 6 Replies

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

Firearm Instructor as a Career.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Mar 3, 2014. 24 Replies

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

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Wood characteristics questions.

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
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Sir replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"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…"
Aug 24
StaggerLee replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"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…"
Aug 24
Jack Bauer replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"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…"
Aug 24
Jack Bauer replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"It's possible to be a genuine asshole. JB"
Aug 24
StaggerLee replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"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. Genuine men…"
Aug 24
Alan Andrews replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"Putting it that way, Jack Bauer, I'm inclined to agree with you and Richard Horton that "action," or "activity," may be the most defining "masculine attribute.""
Aug 24
Jack Bauer replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"Not sure why it's so difficult to understand that attributes can be masculine or feminine even when undertaken by the opposing sex.  Activity is masculine.  Introspection is feminine.  Competition is masculine. …"
Aug 24
Jack Bauer replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"I think that's the best answer so far.  Any other masculine attribute is impotent without action.  You need only listen to a conversation between a man and his wife about a problem she's encountered.  She tends to want to…"
Aug 24
Regular Joe replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"As opposed to most of the great women we've read about, who mostly sat around and did nothing. "
Aug 24
Greg S replied to Ben B.'s discussion Favorite Ruger 10/22 mods and upgrades? in the group Riflemen
"I have three 10/22's... First one is a Takedown model, I had the barrel threaded for a suppressor and put some Tech Sights on it. Added sling swivels and a sling, also had Brimstone do their Tier 3 trigger job on it.…"
Aug 19
Greg S replied to Ben B.'s discussion M1 Garand, solid investment? in the group Riflemen
"I picked up an M1 Garand from CMP last year and it's a fantastic gun. I got the "Special" grade (new stock and barrel) and I love it. I took it to an Appleseed KD shoot last Spring and it ran wonderfully all weekend. Get one now,…"
Aug 18
Ben B. replied to John Muir's discussion Barrel / Acog sight configuration in the group Riflemen
"Are you dead set on a sixteen inch barrel?"
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“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”

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Hey there Ben. Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us!


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