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The most masculine attribute?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Aug 24, 2015. 101 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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Jack Bauer replied to Ben B.'s discussion First 1911 pistol. in the group Riflemen
"I have a Kimber Custom II.  Highly recommended.  I think it was about $700.  It's Kimber's basic model ... but, functionally, it's no different from their higher end stuff. JB"
Jan 22
Themetalman replied to Ben B.'s discussion First 1911 pistol. in the group Riflemen
"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  "
Jan 22
Mike M. replied to Ben B.'s discussion M1 Garand, solid investment? in the group Riflemen
"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…"
Dec 23, 2015
Kit the Odd replied to Ben B.'s discussion First 1911 pistol. in the group Riflemen
"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…"
Nov 12, 2015
Kevin Collier replied to Ben B.'s discussion First 1911 pistol. in the group Riflemen
"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…"
Nov 12, 2015
Greg S replied to Ben B.'s discussion First 1911 pistol. in the group Riflemen
"Ruger's SR1911 is a good quality gun for around $700, and it's stainless steel too."
Nov 12, 2015
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First 1911 pistol.

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
Nov 12, 2015
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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
Sep 17, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"It's possible to be a genuine asshole. JB"
Aug 24, 2015
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, 2015

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Instinctive archery, Marksmanship, survival skills, Mixed Martial Arts, hiking.
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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.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

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At 4:23pm on February 12, 2014, Herb Munson said…

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

 
 
 

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