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1911 mag release

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew D, USA Ret Mar 20. 6 Replies

Hey guys,I was wondering if there are people here with lots of experience with carrying colt 1911's. The background for me is airsoft (don't knock it, I don't live in a country where 'get a real gun'…Continue

Training with a backpack

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Nov 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello fellows, I was wondering if anybody could give his opinion on what I did today, my reasoning behind it, and whether I might be completely making an arse out of myself. Me: 25 y/o male, 6'4",…Continue

Breaking it off: The right words.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Amey Mar 12, 2013. 12 Replies

Dear fellows,A couple of months ago I met a stunning girl and we started dating. It was the first girl I dated (in stead of you know what) since a very very nasty break up with my ex-gf of two and a…Continue

Glasses: Any pitfalls?

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Dutch Dastard Jan 27, 2013. 12 Replies

Dearest gentlemen,Yesterday I learned that it would be a good idea for my physical health to start wearing glasses. As this is a first for me, I wonder if there is anything I need to pay attention to…Continue

 

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The Dutch Dastard replied to Jonas Wright's discussion Button up V-Fit / Athletic Fit / any suggestions for shorter/slimmer guy with a broader chest
"Buy shirts that fit right across the chest and arms, then go to a tailor. It's easy to take in the bottom. "
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The Dutch Dastard replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
"Even though I love the idea of hunting for food (nearly impossible in the Netherlands, unless you own a lot of land), Big Game has little appeal to me. The reason I say this is that 'hunting' for animals like lion and elephant in a…"
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Me Relaxing In The Bath With Champagne

"It took me some time to realize I wouldn't 'hit' that. "
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The Dutch Dastard replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Help with beard trimming
"That is definitely a beautiful beard. Congrats! Now, what to do with your beard is a question of what kind of 'look' you want overall, but whatever you do, don't do too much.  The thing is, as you said, that getting a haircut…"
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The Dutch Dastard replied to Todd Serveto's discussion Humane Fish Cleaning Question (Don't Laugh)
"I second the wack on the head for most fish. For rather 'prehistoric' fish like pike, a little more drastic action is necessary. I find that either my aim is not good enough to bash their small brain, or their skull is just way to tough.…"
Apr 7
The Dutch Dastard replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Summarize "home" with ten physical objects.
"1. Grolsch Autumn Bock 2. The tankard i've been drinking it from since i was 133. Speaking jibberish with my mum4. Dad frying eggs in the morning, still asking if I want cheese (even though it hasn't changed in 15 years)5. Heater…"
Mar 30
The Dutch Dastard replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Blazer fit question
"I'd second that the shoulders look to wide, and that there is something 'off' with the whole look. Hard to say what, but it looks very unnatural for some reason. I feel that for some reason the waist isn't where it is supposed to…"
Mar 29
Andrew D, USA Ret replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion 1911 mag release
"I carried an M1911A1 for over ten years until replaced with the M9 Beretta in the mid-eighties.  It was the issue side-arm for all US Army tankers.  I actually carried it in an issue shoulder holster.   I had absolute confidence in…"
Mar 20
Leather Chair replied to The Dutch Dastard's discussion 1911 mag release
"I carried the M1911A1 pistol as a US Army officer.  No, the magazines never dropped out inadvertently."
Mar 20
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My Red Tailcoat

"Matt, saying this guy comes of as aristocratic is a slap in the face of true aristocracy. Sure, the aristocracy have consisted of quite a bunch of a-holes in the past, but the idea of 'noblesse oblige' is firmly rooted in today's…"
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My Red Tailcoat

"If you can't drive a car, why don't you drive a luxury bike? They're not about speed either. And they're luxurious. "
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My Red Tailcoat

"I drive a luxury bike. I paid for it up front as well."
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My Red Tailcoat

"I don't know about you, but my arms don't reach as far as a scrawny man can shoot. I've seen your arms, and admitting you are quite tough to hit, I'd still put my money on the guy with the gun. "
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My Red Tailcoat

"'Most normal sized guys wouldn't willingly pick a fight with a sft4 270 lbs professional bodybuilder.' Great point. Now; do you know anyone who would willingly pick a fight with a guy with a gun? "
Mar 10
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My Pipe

"Tweed and white gloves? Odd combination..... also: learn to unbutton your lower button. "
Mar 10

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Gentlemen,As it seems to be the tradition to introduce oneself in this thread, here goes.My name is Victor, and i am a 22-year old student of Business Administration.I was born in Oman, after which i was quickly spirited away to live in lovely Malaysia for six years. After that we went to my home country: The Netherlands.Apart from my study, i now mostly concern myself with the finer delights in life: cooking, eating, drinking, smoking, reading and dressing. As a hobby combined with a job, i work as a (very amateur) small arms historian in the Delft Army Museum.You will notice that sports is, unfortunately, not on that list.I used to be somewhat fanatic, mostly in sailing, golf and hockey (fieldhockey that is, you freezing North-American types!). On a beautiful morning in march, due to an unfortunate tactical decision on the field, my head was ungently contacted by one of my team members knees. This resulted in lots of sanguinem (blood) and cruorem (gore) on his part, and a whiplash on mine.That pretty much rendered me useless for, well, everything, and so the recovery started.Now, a year later, i have just completed my first round of golf, and i hope this summer will prove i'm fit enough to sail a boat, and teach that too (one of my fondest hobbies).On the Art of Manliness i hope to find answers for my questions, questions for my answers, and a good place to improve and practice my grasp of the English language.Furthermore, i'm absolutely delighted to find a community of people who would not regard it as 'weird' or 'over the top' to dress well, behave well, and discuss the fine things in life ranging from a good shave to the sweatiest, done to earth, nature-people things.Sincerely,The Dutch Dastard

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Silly Netherlands

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 5:52am 4 Comments

This is planet earth

And this is The Netherlands and this is Holland. Many people think Holland is the capital of Amsterdam. So if you think so right now, you are wrong.

Since ancient times we have survived on cheese and stamppot and selling slaves and spices. Stamppot is a dish where you take good food and potatoes and mash it to a pulp and eat it with a plastic sausage that you buy at a clothing and utility store.

Then in the 1600 we invented making land with windmills…

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The girl: Part two

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Rather taken aback, but not without my wit I told her she could have my number, or have a drink with me now. She opted for the latter, and we chose a semi-quiet place at the far end of the bar. She drank wine, I drank beer, and we both drank like sailors. Somehow we were familiar with each other, and before long I told her the things that I know put off most women, and enthrall another kind. I told her about how at age 18 I had an affair with a 39-year old woman, married with two children. I…

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The girl: Part one

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

I was bored, looking around. The formula of the student bar was good; open early, serve cheap beer, close early. The beer was exceptionally cheap today, as they were being paid for by the university to encourage first year students to get to know each other. My class mates were two or three years my juniors, and we were right on the edge of ages where those numbers still matter. Conversation died down to my so called mentor and I. In age my peer, in this study my senior, but socially an…

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At 7:52pm on November 30, 2013, John said…

Dutch...great to talk to you. Glad the classic Dutchman is still alive and ready to conquer the world..

 
 
 

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