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    It is not so much that the rubber Hogue is large,...

    It is not so much that the rubber Hogue is large, as that the fingers grooves are sized for very large fingers, and if one tries grinding-down the hills, between the valleys, one reaches the internal...
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    Western Diamondback, Water Moccasin, and...

    Western Diamondback, Water Moccasin, and Copperhead, here, plus ‘gators and snappin’ turtles. We kept some well-worn trails, and waded in the shallower sections of Slap-Out Gully; watch where ya...
  3. Well, realisitcally, street police officers are...

    Well, realisitcally, street police officers are today’s front-line social workers. “Law enforcement” is actually a tiny fraction of what most of us do.

    Notably, when the Houston Police Academy,...
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    Yep, who’d a thunk? In the Sixties and Seventies,...

    Yep, who’d a thunk? In the Sixties and Seventies, runnin’ around barefoot in the SE Texas woods, I was inventing, or really re-inventing, something that the Japanese would discover, and name, in the...
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    Tree gators? Edited to add: Well, OK; just...

    Tree gators?

    Edited to add: Well, OK; just don’t choose Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo tress. ;)
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    A Single-Action sixgun is the perfect accessory...

    A Single-Action sixgun is the perfect accessory for the practice of shinrin-yoku. :D

    https://qz.com/804022/health-benefits-japanese-forest-bathing/
  7. Commas make it easier to proof-read. ;)

    Commas make it easier to proof-read. ;)
  8. You are right; it could have been an unintended...

    You are right; it could have been an unintended discharge, a tightening of the muscles controlling the finger, while the finger was in a place it should not have been. Like, well, the rookie who shot...
  9. If depends upon the totality of then...

    If depends upon the totality of then circumstances, plus, at least for me, the duty holster, the weapon, how the weapon fits, and how cleanly it draws. At night, one hand is holding a light....
  10. Well, actually, having money turned out to be...

    Well, actually, having money turned out to be less than healthy for the parents, too.
  11. Well, pre-spouse, Beyonce was a nice girl. She...

    Well, pre-spouse, Beyonce was a nice girl. She and her mother used to shop at a jewelry store, where I worked a side job, providing security. (Moonlighting in the daylight.) It pained me greatly,...
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    Regarding hand-held illumination devices, a small...

    Regarding hand-held illumination devices, a small flashlight, and sometimes not-so-small, are stereotypical burglars’ tools. What has recently changed, is that cheap lights now have lumens to match...
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    It rains on the just and the unjust, according to...

    It rains on the just and the unjust, according to some old book, and, in my experience, working an area with both tarpaper shacks and Houston’s “Old Money,” no place is immune to being burgled. (I...
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    My only experience with Hogue revolver grips,...

    My only experience with Hogue revolver grips, without finger grooves, is the wooden version, as found on the Super GP100. These wooden Hogues, without finger grooves, have more material in the...
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    I vote mellow bear, or curious, but shy. ...

    I vote mellow bear, or curious, but shy.

    If/When we finally make it to Alaska, I think I will find plenty of things to do, in the limited time, besides fishing. The absence of fishing gear means...
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    For reference, my wife favors K-Frames, and is...

    For reference, my wife favors K-Frames, and is not too picky about grips, not needing to swap for small-profile grips. She is 5’ 7”, and does not have dainty-sized hands. (She will steal my gloves...
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    The Hogue grip, visible in the illustration of...

    The Hogue grip, visible in the illustration of that GP100, is most certainly a bad choice for many hands, and not just female hands. Those finger grooves seem to have been intended for oversized make...
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    If one has to stay clean with pre-moistened...

    If one has to stay clean with pre-moistened towelettes, forget Wet Ones and baby wipes. Look for the larger, sturdier wipes sold with incontinence supplies, which leave no unpleasant residue or...
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    Smartwool Socks

    Regarding the quest for socks, try Smartwool. (Or, SmartWool, Smart Wool; whatever it is.) If ones has to wade in water, and keep wearing them wet for hours or even days, it is doable, with...
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    True. Not until WWI did the Brits finally decide...

    True. Not until WWI did the Brits finally decide to tell a Tsar that he could have Constantinople, as a reward for staying in the fight. (Of course, Russia, instead, disintegrated into an unholy...
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    Good to see this type of product available for...

    Good to see this type of product available for the Gen4 G19. I almost sold mine, after they started hurting my aging right wrist, but I decided to keep them.

    Thanks, GJM!
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    If I am reading things correctly, the attacker...

    If I am reading things correctly, the attacker did not, or could not, get inside the synagogue, and had to settle for harming people outside, nearby.

    We live within walking distance of two...
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    Those towers should be standing in...

    Those towers should be standing in Constantinople. ;)
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    Yes, the West does business with Turks. Nothing...

    Yes, the West does business with Turks. Nothing new about that. Just ask the Venetians. The Turks tried to destroy them, too.
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    Christendom should have gotten its collective act...

    Christendom should have gotten its collective act together, and done a better job of defending Constantinople. They almost let Vienna fall, too.

    The Turks are not our friends.
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