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About tbenedict

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  1. Where did you get the switch? I have an old Shining Beam S-Mini that I think has a bad switch (reverse). Came with two and both seem bad after cleaning and such.
  2. I switched to a semi-auto when we had kids. I figured I could chamber a round quicker than opening a safe in the dark. Different approaches when they get bigger...
  3. Subscribed, never heard of yellow and the dot turning to a line has been my issue.
  4. If you need a work light, Harbor Freight has a decent 18650 based one that goes on sale for $20 occasionally. Built in charger and comes with a battery. Wouldn't pay full price for it though... https://m.harborfreight.com/390-lumen-magnetic-slim-bar-folding-led-work-light-63958.html
  5. It does look nice. I'm curious what type pocket sheath you use. I've got a few neck(ish) knives, but don't carry them often since I'm not a necker or belter.
  6. I have the white/red version that looks the same, probably from Costco. I must say I was able to dig down to a water main break and fix it after dark on a set of batteries a while back. May have taken a shark bite, few beverages, and some harsh language as well.
  7. I'm curious too. SMKW has some. Obviously the junk yard leaf spring 5160 comes to mind.
  8. I have the HK Patrol (black with D2 steel). So far I have liked it, but it feels much bulkier than a CLA. I took a Dremel and sanded under the pocket clip to reduce pocket shredding. You may want to check out a Protech TR-3 or BM CLA before jumping. All in what you like.
  9. Thanks for asking, I've been curious too given the low cost.
  10. I'm keeping an eye out for that Sig mentioned here. Previously the only one I found that didn't turn into a line with my astigmatism was the fancy ACOG, and a scope is much cheaper option.
  11. I've always wanted a Garand to appreciate and hopefully learn with. Happened across an AR after the last whoopla settled and I've only had it to the range once. I treat them as investments that I can play with a bit...
  12. I agree on the grip, the choke up or stretch option has been nice.
  13. How do you like the knurling? I picked up the smooth version a while back off a forum. Great knife, but the smooth is almost too slick. It about popped off my pocket several times. Great size for the office too.

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