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  1. Especially for The Dog of the South, and Masters of Atlantis - I was sad when they where over.
  2. Shunryu Suzuki's, Zen Mind, Beginners Mind - is a great place to start.
  3. I first read True Grit. And found it surprisingly funnier than expected. Next was Dog of the South. I was iffy on it at first, but then it grew hilarious, and stayed funny as hell to the end. I'm just finishing Masters of Atlantis. It started like Dog of the South - I was not so sure of it. But I stuck with it because the story was outrageous. And like Dog of the South, it just kept getting funnier and funnier, the humor simultaneously subtle and outrageous. I'm looking forward to Norwood - it must be popular because it is never in stock at the library.
  4. benos

    BE Blog

    Last weeks post... The Call to Shoot. Revisited. This weeks... What is Always Present...
  5. On that... In the time it takes the right hand to let go of the handle reach for a new case, the left hand has already indexed the shellplate and set the next bullet on the case - so the time "loss" (for indexing the shellplate) is zero.
  6. benos

    BE Blog

    Suggestions noted. (And no, I sold the GS 800 - just didn't ride it enough to justify it.) Next weeks post will be on "Living is more fun the..."
  7. benos

    BE Blog

    https://brianenos.com/blog/ Each Monday, I’ll post a new topic in one of two categories. One will be on shooting, and the other will be on living, or: “how I learned to live from what I learned by competing.” (That's not totally true but it sounds more fun.) I started with an Intro and Bio (Who am I?) post. On Monday, November 4, I'll add the first "On Living" post. If you have a request for a specific topic, add it to this Topic.
  8. Just wondering how/why, I got put on "staff" here as a Mod?
    I wondered why I was getting some weird questions asking me to do something for someone/fix something on the forum

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    2. GrumpyOne


      Just direct anyone asking about moderating issues to a forum wide mod.

    3. toothandnail


      Thanks, never got any Mod questions until recently, and they are about site issues that I have no connection to


    4. benos


      You are back to Classifieds status.

  9. Brian, Just a note to let you know that 14 years on with my issue P-229R with a round count of around 15k rounds and the same barrel, using Slide Glide Standard #1 and nary a hiccup. But for external wear the inside of the top end is still factory fresh. Compared to other agents' pistols it's amazing seeing the difference. Now that at some point in the near future when I change duty stations I will have our new issue Glocks (19M and 26) foisted upon me. They will receive the same treatment. I appreciate the temperature ranges you've published but I found that in Central Asia and the Caucasus during winters down in the single digits Fahrenheit my body heat kept the standard viscosity loose enough to let the gun run fine. Might have been sluggish if carried in a drop rig but I've never had an issue with the standard viscosity in any temperature. Thanks again, Brian, for such an amazing product. ========================= Hello, Brian. Hope all is well. James Fxxxxx with the U. S. State Department here. You probably don't remember me but I'm a Diplomatic Security special agent who wrote you from our embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan about 11 years ago to order another copy of Beyond Fundamentals and some Slide Glide for the SIG P228 I was carrying at the time. Well, seems I've got a habit of giving my hard copies of your book away to friends and subordinates I've trained who are interested in shooting. I'm currently downloading the Kindle version of the book and just finished cleaning and re-lubing my P229R with Slide Glide standard. It's my third SIG in 13 years with DS. My originally 2001 issued P228 gave up the ghost- cracked left slide rail with only about 4K rounds through her at that point in four years's service- in August 2005 while beginning my six month green team train-up for service in our mobile security division, at which time I was issued a slick P229 that I subsequently ran a little over 3K rounds run through before being issued the 229R three months later that I carry today and has about 12K rounds through it after 9 years. The SIGs run fine enough- I prefer them to the Glocks and the Berettas- but I'll always be a diehard fan of JMB's automatic pistols, the CZ-75 and good medium and large frame revolvers of any stripe. They're just so much easier to shoot well and quickly for me, honestly. At any rate, Brian, the point of this email is twofold. First, I just wanted to say "Howdy" and wish you and yours all the best. Secondly, I wanted to compliment you on the continued top flight performance of Slide Glide. I've been using it in all my pistols since 2001 and can't say enough good about how nicely the pistols run in all weather extremes. Comparing my SIG to other agents' whose pistols are newer with far, far fewer rounds through them, I can say without a doubt the Slide Glide kills the wear in the gun flat out. It shoots softer and more smoothly, too. I'm currently serving at our embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan in the southern Caucasus right in between Russia and Iran. Having a hell of a time here and getting to shoot quite a bit, thankfully. Nice knowing that my SIG is in tip top running order in large part due to the maintenance regime I use including Slide Glide as its primary lubricant. Thanks again for the great product. If I can ever be of service to you and yours, please don't hesitate to holler at me. God Bless and take care. Warmest Regards, James F., Special Agent U. S. Dept. of State, Diplomatic Security Service American Embassy, Baku, Azerbaijan ==================================== Brian, Just a note to let you know how happy I've been using Slide Glide standard in my issue SIG pistols. My first issue 228 ran great until it cracked its frame rails at something around 17,000 rounds and was swapped out for a straight 229 that I had put about 3,000 rounds through before being issued my current 229R and pistol light. I've got 12,000 rounds through it. I've carried it in all climates in many different places around the globe and can say that Slide Glide works wonderfully in keeping wear down, letting the pieces shoot significantly softer and running longer in between cleanings. During several extended training periods, I've let my SIGs go around 5,000 rounds in between cleanings and while other fellow agents had to clean their pieces much sooner I didn't have any problems, only cleaning my SIG when I got concerned about the feed ramp fouling. I use Slide Glide in all my pistols and recently started using it on the contact points in my A-5 Light Twenty- not the recoil system, though. So far so good. Keep up the good work in providing such a fine product. Best, Jimmy ================================ Hi Brian, Congratulations on your Slide Guide. I'm writing to let you see my brother's response to Slide Guide. He was extremely impressed by the slide's acceleration with it. I've just now ordered some for me. Here's the excerpt from Jim's email: “And just how slick is Brian Enos's Slide-Glide Firearm Lubricant and Grease? I'd read in an unsolicited referral somewhere that it was so slick that one could no longer see the upper assembly moving when thumbing the hold back release off. So I tried it with all the various gun lubes I had on hand, including the one you recommended. With each of them I tried, I could see the upper assembly moving forward. Then yesterday I rec'd Brian's Slide Glide. After wiping things down well to remove the previous lubes, I used one of Brian's brushes to lightly apply his heavy lube to all mating surfaces, springs, etc. And Voila! I can no longer detect the forward motion of the upper assembly; it is locked back, and then it is full forward and locked, but my eyes cannot register the movement forward. Pretty doggone amazing stuff.” Jim BTW: Jim is a former F15 pilot (F4s in Nam awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses) who is not easily impressed. He later flew F15s out of Luke and lives in Peoria. We were raised on a cotton farm 10 miles from Buckeye. Thank you, Ken ===================================
  10. That's hilarious. I was typing the above post as you were adding your comment.
  11. If the Glide does not provide perfect function in all temperature ranges, you can "cut it" with any petroleum based oil. The last few comments prompted me to dig into my Slide-Glide / endorsement folder. I'll post some comments...
  12. I'll get some photos up soon. It was a great trip, all around!
  13. benos

    What is it?

    Yes. The magic is in knowing.
  14. It might be my favorite of his books. Like a lot of his books, the ending is illusive. So I googled what happened to the Kid, at the end, and came up with a bonus round, of music. If you like the band Lucero, it turns out the Ben Nichols made a record about the book. And the name of each song is a character in the book. It's called The Last Pale Light in the West. So good. I've listened to it every night since finding it.
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