Ben Birchenough
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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

Tags: Career, Instructor, Firearms

 

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Ben Birchenough replied to Chase Ryals's discussion Shotgun for College Budget in the group Riflemen
"I have had a Stoeger 3000 for four years now. Has performed very well for me, points and swings well and I really like the old school factor of a double barrel with the choice of screw in chokes. Just remember that a single trigger on a double…"
Jan 6
Ben Birchenough replied to Chase Ryals's discussion Shotgun for College Budget in the group Riflemen
"Chase,You mentioned your familiarity with the Mossberg, and they can be had for a pretty good deal used, maybe that would be a good starting point? The 535 is chambered for 3.5's if you want to reach out and touch 'em. If you like double…"
Jan 6
Ben Birchenough replied to Robert A. Jones's discussion Don't Like AR's looking for a fun Rifle. in the group Riflemen
"Rob,A 10/22 is the most economical and fun gun to have on hand. I never grow bored shooting mine and I figure you won't either. The Remington 700 is an excellent platform but I might suggest going up a price bracket to the BDL instead of the…"
Jan 4
Ben Birchenough replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Ginormous Guns? in the group Riflemen
"Someday I will shoot a .50 BMG rifle, that would just be a hands down awesome experience. I'll tell you what though, shooting some 3 1/2 turkey loads out of my dads old 12 gauge single shot is usually enough for me for the day!  "
Sep 4, 2014
Charles Neill replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion Arrow making questions. in the group Traditional Archery
"I hope this post isn't too late, I'd like to add my $.02 worth here... There are other cheaper ways of making dowels for arrow shafts, one thing you need to consider is the wood selection: choose the wrong piece, you could get cross-grain…"
Aug 14, 2014
Rockozt replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"I'd highly recommend shooting any pistol if possible before buying. The 1911 platform, being SA only is def different from the others. If your ever thinking about carrying your first, a full size 1911 is not for everyone, it's a large,…"
Jul 17, 2014
Kevin Collier replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"The 1911 is a well evolved handgun today. I just purchased an American Tactical Commander http://www.americantactical.us/1206/detail.html and was blown away by how well it is made. A friend of mine who is a retired gunsmith said it was the equal of…"
Jul 17, 2014
Karl Helweg replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"I have a Springfield which is OK.  I was much more impressed with an old beat up stainless AMT hardballer that some one let me try then tried to sell me.   I was in school and had to pass on it unfortunately.  I got to play with…"
Jul 17, 2014
Ray Henderson replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"My first handgun was a used Colt Police Positive Special in .38 Spec. Still have it, and it still shoots well. I've only ever owned one 1911, and I've had it for about 20 years. It's a Thompson/Auto Ordnance 1911, which is one of the…"
Jul 17, 2014
Liam Strain replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"Sig Sauer makes a good number of 1911 variants, all of which are high quality, and many of which are below 1K, depending on features.  If I ever go back to pistols, I plan on getting one of their compacts. "
Jul 17, 2014
Steve Dallas replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"Just another to add to my list of people I know that have gotten great deals on 1911s at gun shows. My first was my grandfathers S&W .44 spl which was also service(can't remember which family member gave it to him). First I bought was a 9mm…"
Jul 17, 2014
Rusty Shackleford replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"My 1911 was my second pistol. My first was a Springfield XD .40S&W Service, which is a fine gun, but personally, I've never really liked the snappiness of the .40S&W. I was shooting with a couple of guys a year or so into my getting…"
Jul 17, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion First Handgun 1911? in the group Riflemen
"Kimber makes good 1911s.  Several of their basic models are well below $1K.  Not flashy ... but they get the job done.  The basic operative parts are the same between their high end a low end models.  I have a…"
Jul 17, 2014
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First Handgun 1911?

Howdy everyone, I would just like to get an opinion on what everyones first handgun was. Ever since my brother got his first handgun(a 9mm S&W sigma) I have had a marked interest in handguns. He later purchased a Ruger redhawk in .44 Mag. I've shot both these handguns and have become familiar with them through offering to clean them. I've got my heart set on a 1911 style pistol as of right now. When I first learned about them watching the history channel I fell in love not only with the…See More
Jul 17, 2014
Ben Birchenough replied to Kevin Go's discussion DIY Ideas for creating a Gentleman's Apartment, not a Bachelor Pad
"My room has gone through a recent renovation coming home from college and finding it to be much too juvenile for my tastes. One of my favorite things to do to spruce up a room is pictures of great men, or manly things. I hope to get a big canvas…"
Jun 8, 2014
Mark R replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion Arrow making.
"I assemble my own arrows.  I'm not going to say I make them because I buy the components and glue them together myself.  In regards to spine, there is a considerable variation in the stiffness of the wood, and you will need to make or…"
Apr 15, 2014

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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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