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  1. 36 minutes ago, onanysunday said:

    Yes but everything here is a lot more expensive

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    Obama cookies? 

    What can the societal leeches grab all they want and the bakery sends the bill to someone working?

     

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  2. Last week one morning when I left the driveway just before dawn I could see something in the road ditch. I could tell it was white but had no idea what it was. Up the road a little and I saw some more. It was just dark enough that it looked like piles of foam.

    We have had a tremendous amount of rain and it had stormed hard the night before. It was about 60* out through the night and day.

    On my way home it was still there so I stopped and this is what I found:

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    It had hailed for about 20 minutes and apparently the water running in the ditch started going down but the current kept carrying the hail which formed a several big piles in the ditch. So 18 hours later it was still there.


  3. 8 minutes ago, sausage450r said:

    I emailed randall knives a few weeks ago and have  not heard back.  Supposedly the ones marked “solingen” are highly desireable because they are made from german stainless blades. The solingen ones i’ve seen they are asking 2500-3k$ but asking and getting are two diff things. From what i’ve read most solingen knives were made for soldiers in vietnam. In which case its worth more to me as a historical item. 

    That’s cool.

    There was a gun shop in Springfield, Mo that had a nice collection of Randall’s. The name of the shop was Gunslingers. It has since closed and sold out but the owner is still alive and would probably  be knowledgeable about them.  I have his name on some luggage I bought at the sale. I’ll see if I can find a contact.


  4. 6 minutes ago, sausage450r said:

    Pretty sure its a knife. But am being told its a rare and desirable one

    Watched two Randall’s sell at auction last year one, similar to yours for $650 and another that came with a spear to attach to it for $1500. I wanted the spear but not that much.

    Nice knife you got there. 


  5.  

    Air Force pilot, 98, known as the 'Candy Bomber' receives a hero's welcome in Germany | Daily Mail Online

    A former U.S. Air Force pilot famous for dropping candy to starving children during the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949 has returned to the German capital as a guest of honor 70 years after the end of the crisis. 

    Gail Halvorsen, 98, received a hero's welcome as he donned his military uniform, signed autographs, and posed for photos with city residents on Saturday. 

    Halvorsen became known as the 'Candy Bomber' after inventing the idea to airdrop small bags of sweets to children in West Berlin, who were going hungry after the Soviet Union blocked railway, road and canal access to the city. 

    The blockade lasted from June 1948 until May 1949 and became known as the first crisis in the Cold War. 

    Gail Halvorsen, better known as the 'Candy Bomber,' returned to Germany 70 years after his involvement in the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949

    Gail Halvorsen, better known as the 'Candy Bomber,' returned to Germany 70 years after his involvement in the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949

    Halvorsen became famous after airdropping candy to starving children in West Germany. He is pictured in the late 1940s

    Halvorsen became famous after airdropping candy to starving children in West Germany. He is pictured in the late 1940s

    Western allies - including the U.S. -  responded by launching the Berlin Airlift, in which pilots flew food and other supplies to the 2.5 million residents in the city. 

    The operation lasted non-stop through the harsh German winter, with more than two million tonnes of supplies dropped over the course of 277,000 flights.

    As an act of kindness, Halvorsen began to drop bundles of chocolate with handkerchief parachutes to children waiting below.

    To signal that he was about to release the treats from the air, the Air Force commander would dip his plane's wings.

    Speaking with AFP on Friday, one elderly woman - who was a child during the time of the Airlift - recalled the special deliveries dropped out of the sky by Halvorsen. 

    For almost a year, pilots flew in food and other supplies to the 2.5 million residents in West Berlin who were left starving at the hands of a Soviet Blockade

    For almost a year, pilots flew in food and other supplies to the 2.5 million residents in West Berlin who were left starving at the hands of a Soviet Blockade

    Halvorsen began to drop bundles of chocolate with handkerchief parachutes to children waiting below (pictured)

    Halvorsen began to drop bundles of chocolate with handkerchief parachutes to children waiting below (pictured)

    Halvorsen posed for photos with children in Berlin on Saturday

    Halvorsen posed for photos with children in Berlin on Saturday

    She told the publication that she wrote to Halvorsen to complain that the candy drops were stopping chickens from laying eggs, and she was surprised to find that he subsequently replied with a nice note.   

    'It wasn't the sweets that impressed me, it was the letter,' the woman explained, revealing that she and Halvorsen went on to have a long-lasting friendship. 

    She added: 'I grew up fatherless, like a lot of [German] children at that time, so knowing that someone outside of Berlin was thinking of me gave me hope.'

    However, Halvorsen was far more modest about his efforts during the the crisis, saying on Friday: 'The heroes of the Berlin Airlift were not the pilots, the heroes were the Germans - the parents and children on the ground'. 

    Halvorsen has been modest about his efforts during the the Berlin Airlift. He is pictured meeting German children on Saturday

    Halvorsen has been modest about his efforts during the the Berlin Airlift. He is pictured meeting German children on Saturday

    Halvorsen has returned to Germany as a guest of honor, 70 years after the end of the Berlin Airlift

    Halvorsen has returned to Germany as a guest of honor, 70 years after the end of the Berlin Airlift

    He later warned young people to be vigilant about the current political landscape in order to ensure continued freedoms. 

    'I would exhort the young people to keep an open mind to know that some leaders will lead free people in the wrong direction,' he stated. 

    'They need to use their judgement about what they believe in the news, that they need to make their own decision on who rules them.

    'Freedom is important and sometimes you have to fight for it.'

    Halvorsen has warned young people to be vigilant about the current political landscape in order to ensure continued freedoms

    Halvorsen has warned young people to be vigilant about the current political landscape in order to ensure continued freedoms

     

     

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7019513/Air-Force-pilot-98-known-Candy-Bomber-receives-heros-welcome-Germany.html

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  6. 2 minutes ago, SofaKing said:

    I only posted up the lights my wife keeps in her kitchen.......................

    Yeah I didn’t go into the “highly secure space” to retrieve any.. That was from bedroom, living room and service truck.

    Really lights are a disease for many of us.

    Guns Sand cars Tools Guns Knives Ammo Guns Lights Guns 


  7. 7 minutes ago, Ocotillo Boy said:

    Guys, I'm sorry, I can't contribute. Y'all will think I'm crazy. I will say thus far, I have about 300% more lights than ALL the lights in this thread combined. 

    I have serious issues. 

    It’s ok embrace it.

     

    My sons helped relieve me of many when they moved out, along with my knife sickness........


  8. First up the old dependable always faithful Maglite 2 and 3 d cell LED.

    I have several of the old style led and the newer 3rd generation. They are all good lights and can’t be beat for the money. I keep them stored by every door in my house in the clips that Maglite sells. 

    One word of caution, don’t use cheap batteries and change them out once a year. For some reason the Maglite seems a little more  susceptible to battery corrosion. I have had two that got overlooked for battery replacement and was ruined from the corrosion.    

    Can’t go wrong buying a Maglite.

     

     

    Next one: Maglite XL50.

    These are a 3 cell AAA battery light with several modes, however one push of the tail cap button and they are on. Same aluminum watertight construction as their bigger brothers. These lights come with a carry sheath or with a clip. I often carry one in my pocket. One word of caution if you carry it in your pocket it’s easy to accidentally turn on with your keys if you keep them in the same pocket.

     

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    Streamlight 4AA Pro polymer LED. Obviously polymer construction.

    This is a great light simple one function on/off easy to use and a great task light. Battery life is comparable to any of the other lights of the same lumens. I have used this light for many years. Excellent value as well at around $30. 

     

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    Streamlight ProTac 2AA

    This is a decent light but seems to use more battery life than some others. It comes with a sheath and I carried it for a year or so but I like the next one I’ll show better as a carry light. I think this one is around $45. 

    It is programmable but you can make it simple off/on if you so choose. 

     

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    Streamlight JR. F-Stop

    I carry this light on my belt daily. It is a spot or flood. Simple slide the reflector forward or backward for spot or flood. It has just the right amount of resistance that it doesn’t slide on its own but you can do it with one hand. Simple on/off tail cap switch that seems to be recessed enough that accidental operation isn’t a problem. This is a great buy for $35 with a belt sheath. I have carried this light for a year. High recommend it. It also has a clip you can use for carrying in your pocket.

     

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    This is was an impulse buy off the SnapOn truck. It’s a decent light with a rubber coating to resist scratching for automotive use. It’s an LED 2 D cell battery light. I don’t remember what I paid for it but you can bet it was overpriced and they won’t be making it long enough to have parts to repair it but rather get you to buy another overpriced light that also isn’t as good as the much much much cheaper Made in USA Maglite counterpart. I don’t recommend at all.

     

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    It does however have the logo to prove how cool you are when you hold it.

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    This is one of the workhorses off my service truck: Streamlight Stinger LED rechargeable. It has two separate spare battery packs that can be charged by themselves in the charger at the same time the light itself is charging. I have used this light for several years. The battery packs are economically priced and seem to last for many charging cycles. This light has been dropped off many machines onto rocky surfaces and kept on working. It is a programmable light however unless you change it it default operates as a simple on/off and it doesn’t easily change frustrating while you use it. These lights have been around a long time and Streamlight offers parts and service for them. I deal with a local company that will give me warranty parts on the spot no questions asked. This is a professional industrial light.

    Highly highly recommend. The kit including charger and extra battery pack is around $120 I believe.

    My only complaint would be the charging points are a little finicky but there is an indicator light when proper connection is made.

     

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    Next up the Streamlight  Knucklehead. This is a great task light. Industrial quality rechargeable very durable and tough. It has taken a beating and kept coming back for more. It has a magnet and a hanger. The magnet is incrediblely strong. The head rotates and flexes. This one is a flood light but they make it in spot as well, also in a non rechargeable. There is also a model that has a clip you can use off your shirt, vest or jacket. The charger base can be mounted with four screws and the ligh easily slides right into the charging base for storage with a positive lock and the charging ports have never gave me any problems with connection. It comes with 12v dc and 120 ac charger. It also has a battery adapter to use disposable  batteries if needed. I have an old one and a new one just in case I run over or loose it somewhere. I believe the rechargeable model is around $200 and the non rechargeable is about $70.

    Excellent work light. Highly recommend it as well. 

     

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    Next one: The LEDLENSER MT18.

    If flashlights had billfolds this one would be the billfold that said “Bad Mother F#%$eR” on it.

    This is a rechargeable 3000 lumens led spot or flood light. The reflector slides in and out to change from spot to flood.It will cast a beam all the way out 1/4 mile that you can use to see “objectives” clearly through. It’s the best hand held spotlight I’ve ever had and I’ve had most all the ready avaialbale ones on the market. This light is around $200 but if you need a spot light this will fill that position happily. I have used it for several hours on a charge.its rated for 5 hours on high but I’ve only used it about 3-1/2 so far. 

     

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    Now a little about headlights:

    I used a headlight often. I tried several and these are the two I found that have the longest battery life and are the most durable in the woods and on the job.

    The first is the Black Diamond Storm. It has the best mix of bright light and long battery life for predator hunting. The battery compartment is easy to access and has easy battery placement which seemed to be an issue with some others I tried out. Plus the latch to secure the battery compartment is a positive type latch. I always keep one new one on hand in the event of losing it or  if one fails. These are around $45. This one is slightly heavier than the next one I’ll mention but it’s still fairly light. It has several modes but the operation is simple to use. Also the run time is very good.

     

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    Last one. Princeton Tec Remix headlight. This is a very lightweight and very durable headlight. The power to weight ratio is like a two stroke. I tried all of the ready available consumer headlights and this model of the Princeton brand preformed the best as far as usable light and battery run time. It has several functions as well and in the medium range light setting seems to last forever. I use the AAA model but there is the same model but in a single 123 battery in the Pro version. The AAA is about $35 and the Pro around $60.

    Highly recommend.

     

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    Ok honorable mention here.

    Another light I highly recommend is the Streamlight TRL1 Game Spotter. It is a rail mounted light that I use on my AR for predator hunting. It comes with a pressure switch as well as a monetary/on off switch. It has the green light which doesn’t seem to effect creatures at night. This is a very economical and durable light as well.  I believe it’s around $120 as well and it out performed some of my other much more expensive rail mounted lights with ease.

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  9. 19 minutes ago, Air450 said:

    It seems to me that all these new flashlights have to blink, dim, bright, red, etc.. So you have to push the switch 3 times to get anywhere. Even the dang head lamps! Are some of these just on and off?

    You hit one of my pet peaves about most new lights.

    For most tasks I just want a light that will turn of and on.


  10. Let’s get this party started...........

     

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    Reveiews to follow.

    I live in the woods, far from any city, no light reflection off the clouds, it’s pitch black unless you’re in an open area with a clear sky with the moon light or stars shining.

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  11. 5 hours ago, sausage450r said:

    Looks like a collector not a prepper. How many guns has the lapd siezed from gangbangers this week who pose a threat unlike a hollywood hills mansion dweller. Look at that 3000$ colt python lower left thrown ontop of colt new frontiers. Disgusting

    Looks like at least 3 Pythons in that “stack”.

    The last two inch Python I saw sold at auction for $5000.

     

    Those are guns he was collecting like you said not selling. He may have been selling others but I doubt any of those were meant to be sold. Probably only 1 in 50 wheel guns are sold versus semi-auto.

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