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  1. 17 minutes ago, Buckshot Bob said:

    I also posted this in the wire forum. Cholla posted that he spoke with the hodgson rep at shot show and he said it would be shipping late spring. 

    Which is why I don’t think there was any to be had today. As I said over on the Wire, until someone on this forum says they’ve actually bought some new stuff and it’s in their hands, I’m treating all of the news as gossip and unicorn sightings. 

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  2. 5 minutes ago, Eyesa Horg said:

    Went back and gone now!

    I’m thinking something is wrong with website as it’s showed in stock after showing out of stock. Only way to find out is call ‘em. I’m dubious they ever had any, but I’ve been wrong before. 

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  3. 3 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    The first half wasn't much.  But that second half!   Especially the 4th quarter!   Nail biter.   Then we get to the OT.


    Pretty much the Niners beat themselves with stupid penalties.

    I thought the same of the Chiefs for the first 59 minutes of regulation. 

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  4. I don’t care who you are, that was the most amazing game EVER!


    Although our Chiefs won, McCaffery might be MVP. That man is a beast! And Purdy was amazing too. 

    I thought it appropriate that Mr. Comeback hisself, John Elway brought the trophy. That man broke more Chiefs hearts than anyone I can remember. 


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  5. 24 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    Hmmm…I wonder why? I haven’t had that happen. Does it happen without the adapter?

    No. I can relieve it by putting more finger on the trigger, but it’s almost on that first joint. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Pat Riot said:

    I really like them. They are plastic, but they have a slight texture. They’re not slick and smooth. They have two clips to hold them in place vs one. 

    Here’s an example of the black and ivory grip adapters. 

    I have one on my K10-5. I like the way it feels when I grip it, but the trigger guard tends to rap my middle finger on firing.  My grip is the same style as your 10-7. 


  7. When I started in graphic design, my world revolved around those machines. Eventually I got pretty good at taking copy from a typewriter and figuring out how to spec (specify) type for the typesetters to fit the designed space. 

    Those folks were craftsmen. I was lucky to be involved with it then, and later make the transition to computers.*  It was, and still is a wild ride. 

    I’m reminded of a line from the movie “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid. Cliff Robertson as Jesse James said when remarking on advancing technology, “It’s a wonderment.”


    *My first Macintosh computer set-up with a suite of software set me back $17,000 in 1990. 

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  8. On 2/8/2024 at 6:55 PM, Subdeacon Joe said:


    Just now had the chance to watch this excellent documentary in its entirety.

    I happened to be at Pensacola NAS Aviation Museum in 2015. Because my dad was a Navy pilot, I got a personal tour of the grounds beyond the main museum. I wasn’t expecting that because all I had asked was to see some planes awaiting restoration that dad had flown and stored outdoors, but unavailable for public viewing. On that tour I got to see the F4-U Corsair featured in this video undergoing restoration. I’m gonna have to look it up to see if done and on display.*

    thanks for the post, Joe. 

    *Apparently it’s at a restoration shop in California. I’ve no idea of what’s happened since 2015, as it had just been acquired when I saw it. They were very excited to have it then, so I’d love to know the story since.




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  9. They have an extensive collection of hats and helmets at the WWI Museum in KC. This is just one case of many. Hard to tell in the this photo, but the helmet in the middle, bottom shelf is quite elaborate, though not as brilliant as the OP photo. 


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  10. Carrying on..


    The problem I have cordless tools and appliances is that when the battery gives up the ghost, a replacement (if available) costs as much as the tool or appliance did - including the battery - when purchased. The result? Throw the thing out and get a new one. And another hit to the environment. 

    I have corded devices that are 25-35 years old…


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  11. Seems it’s all in the packaging these days, as opposed to the battery itself.  

    i just threw out a 2-year old Dirt Devil sweeper vac with a rechargeable battery that cost me $100. Thought I could get a replacement, but the battery was soldered in the machine and packaged in a way that can’t be replicated. The manufacturer doesn’t offer a replacement, nor does the aftermarket. The machine was fine, but a dead battery rendered the whole thing useless. 

    One more device added to landfill. So much for green energy and saving the planet….



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  12. Lawrence, KS is about 40 miles west of me and is where a pilot painstakingly restored a rare F4F Wildcat plucked from Lake Michigan to flying condition. It was beautiful. Once the US Navy got wind of it though, they claimed it still belonged to them and wanted it for their collection. 

    The restorer resisted, but the Navy invoked a little-known law claiming they could repossess government property. The owner was compensated, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t made whole on his time and expenses for the project. 

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