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xtian999

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    Finally read the FAQs

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    Deep in the heart of Texas
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    Math, science, guns, music, hunting, food, reading, Xbox, etc.
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  1. xtian999

    Mossberg 590M magazine fed pump

    That’s genius right there people.
  2. xtian999

    The worst state for 3 gunning

    Anywhere but Texas.
  3. xtian999

    Greatest teaching ever spoken by a Yoga teacher

    Most teachers go way, way too fast for the beginners. Makes them feel superior or something.
  4. xtian999

    Good Ammo Prices

    And back to ammo deals... Post your latest purchase and price here.
  5. xtian999

    Good Ammo Prices

    Sounds good but I have a bad back. Once fired is fine for pistol and a brass catcher on my rifles. Still going to buy factory ammo once in a while. Have a class coming up that only allows new factory ammo, certain meets, rimfire, hunting, subsonics, etc.
  6. xtian999

    Post Books Here

    Farenheit 451 is the book I picked for speedreading class. Notice how many “modern” ideas like flatscreens and interactive media it has? Bradbury was a genius. Sometimes when I read E. L. Doctorow it feels like I am reading Bradbury, style-wise at least. Tom Robbins is always entertaining. Still Life w/ Woodpecker is classic Life of Pi by Martel is amazing Barbara Kingsolver is a great writer. Poisonwood Bible is a must read. Kurt Vonnegut’s string of hits, Heller’s Catch 22, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Thompson (after Keroac’s On the Road) are great for thinking out-of-the-box-type stuff. A very good comedy is A Confederacy of Dunces by O’Toole. Paranahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi is interesting. The whole Story of Philosophy by Will Durant is core. Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces and his monomyth theory is totally important reading. Speer’s Rise and Fall if the 3rd Reich is a good one Gore Vidal is usually worth reading. Lincoln, Julian, Burr. Anything by Steinbeck. John Irving is usually good. Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Garp. The Milagro Beanfield Trilogy by John Nichols is worthwhile reading. Charriere’s Papillion is a good one. The book is better than the movie, as usual. All of Charkes Bukowski’s stuff is amazing. P. J. ORourke is a damn good writer. Parliament of Whores and his magazine articles are the best. Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, this you must know. Gibran’s The Prophet on my shelf always catches the eyes of the ladies. Read a few pages of that over a glass of wine and see what happens. Everyone should read Homer’s Illiad and Oddyssey. It basically sets up all modern storytelling. (see J. Campbell) Any biography or autobiography of anyone that ever interested you will be a good read because you already want to know about them.
  7. xtian999

    Good Ammo Prices

    I picked up a Dillon RL550B and started putting a reloading bench together, so now I am looking at brass prices too. Lol.
  8. xtian999

    Post Books Here

    Just looking through my Kindle for the last year or so and these are the ones I liked: Texas Ranger series by Elmer Kelton. Shark Infested Custard and Cockfight, by Charles Willeford Perfidia by James Elroy Neal Stephenson’s Mongoliad and Diamond Cycle Two Years Before The Mast by Henry Dana Seven Years of a Sailor’s Life, George Edward Clarke Under Sail, Felix Reisenberg The Flashman series by MacDonald The Berlin Noir series and all the Bernie Gunther novels by Phillip Kerr The Hornblower series by C.S. Forester The Aubrey Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian The Pentagon’s Brain by Annie Jacobsen The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Saving Capitalism by Robert Reich The Peripheral by William Gibson (anything by him) Phillip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep The Hardwired series by Walter Jon Williams Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow Flash Boys, Michael Lewis, also Liar’s Poker, The Big Short Stephen Ambrose, Nothing like it in the World The Living and the Dead by Paul Hendrickson Leon Pannetta, Worthy Fights Lawrence Block, Hit Me, and some others Horseman Pass By, Larry McMurtry Isaac Asimov, I Robot series Cormac McCarthy, the Border Trilogy Nexus Trilogy, Raam Namez Jo Nesbo, Cockroaches and The Bat Level Zero Heroes, Golembesky, et al. Darryl Poniscan, The Last Detail and The Last Flag Flying Robert Louis Stephenson, Treasure Island and The Red Arrow Rafael Sabbatini, Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series (only the first two so far) And a bunch of others that were not worth mentioning.
  9. xtian999

    no guns

    When life gives me lemons, I re-arm. Lol
  10. Stalled out on this untill I can find a teenager who can fix my laptop.
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    I Like a Good Deal

    Don’t use this thread to promote sleazy pron. Unless it is gun pron.
  12. xtian999

    no guns

    Hate having my main gun and my backup at the shop at the same time, and a meet coming up in two days.
  13. The author is asking to reconsider power factor in order to integrate shooters from military and law enforcement. If you don’t read and understand the article, your arguments will not be valid, germane, or pertinent.
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    Immersion Training Plan...

    Assuming you are physically fit, the rest is mental: some have it, some don’t.
  15. xtian999

    Barrel tempering?

    After trying to run a cleaning patch through the barrel with the can attached, I have rethought the idea and am leaning more towards the permanently attached shroud with room for a can to thread on inside it. That way, the gun still has an overall length forward of the recever of less than 20” with can attached, but retains the ability to remove the can and stay legal w/o the tax stamp for sbr. Not a cheap solution, but not an 8 mo. wait either.
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