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  1. I have been making a few changes on my most recent XM-24. The stock XM is a great knife, but I like adding a little character to my knives that I use. Here are some before and after pictures. Thanks to Willis for putting a new edge on the blade after I did the acid and stonewash. It is very sharp.
  2. I am the sole owner of the bike. I originally paid over $3K for the bike, shoes, and computer. I changed out the seat, but I could never get into a road bike. It has seen roughly 5 - 10 hours on a Kurt Kinetic trainer and 5 miles on the road. I bought a Trek Superfly Pro a few months after buying the Madone. Mountain biking was definitely more to my liking. I still have the trainer if you are interested. This is a very light carbon fiber bike, and it is very fast. It has been sitting in my house for years. It is practically new old stock. I did pump up the tires today and they m
  3. They are nice. The Microtech guys crap all over them due to the expense. I own both, and the Exocet is one of my favorites.
  4. I thought XM-24 and Brad Zinker turned out well. The Deadlock was okay. It is still better than the factory stonewash.
  5. I had Lasik about 15 years ago to correct my 20:600 vision. That was the best $2500 I ever spent. My far-sightedness is still good from the Lasik. I figure in a couple of years I will have to use the readers on a daily basis.
  6. Nothing special...Just a glass of Maker's after dinner.
  7. mav

    CMMG Banshee 300

    I have never tried them. Actually, I never knew they made them. I have a bunch of FN mags for my Five Seven.
  8. I think they are very tight too, but they aren't uncomfortable. Then again, I haven't worn them for an extended time period either. I think I would have done better just buying a $15 pair of reading glasses and use them only for reading. I can't wear the glasses while on the computer, so they were really a waste for me.
  9. I can't believe how fast your eyesight can start to deteriorate.
  10. mav

    CMMG Banshee 300

    It has been quite a few years since I have posted anything. I honestly think I burned myself out shooting so much a few years back that I just walked away from the gun community altogether. I am slowly working my way back into it as time allows. That said, I went to a local gun show a few weeks ago and saw so many new things that I never knew existed. One of the things I saw that really made me smile was a CMMG Banshee 300 Mk 57. The FN Five Seven was my first handgun I ever purchased, and it is still one of my favorites. To have the 5.7 as a PDW on an AR platform was really cool. Does
  11. I no longer have any of Rick's stuff. I lost my last XM-18 skinner a couple of years ago. They were great knives. My EDC is now a Praetorian T. Greg's quality used to be pretty crappy, but the badassery of his knives still made you want one. Thankfully, his quality has improved tremendously. I have had three Praetorians, a G, a Ti, and a T. The G was too small and the Ti too big. The T was just about right for my taste. The quality on all three were as good as any of my other knives. They are still ridiculously overpriced, but good prices can be had on the secondary market.
  12. I finally found a karambit that I would want. Here it is pictured with my EDC knife.
  13. I have been looking for a robust karambit lately and I noticed that Emerson is coming out with a XHD karambit. The price point will be relatively expensive and since I have never owned an Emerson I am a little hesitant. Have any of you owned Emerson knives? What do you think about them in terms of quality...fit and finish...etc...?
  14. I still carry a RHK skinner as my EDC. They are good knives and their quality has improved a lot over the years, but I am no longer a big fan. Still, if I ever got an opportunity to get a battle black XM-24 full Ti with a recurve (my favorite grind) or a warncliff at table price I would jump all over it. Ha.
  15. I can send you a XM-24, XM-18, a ZT-300, and a large Sebenza. PM me your address, the total amount, and how you want paid. Thanks.
  16. They were great about the entire situation and even cracking some jokes about what to do with the money I will save. To be honest with you, anytime I have had to deal with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, they have been really good and professional,
  17. Unbelievable. My gun has been found and the Sheriff's Department has it for me. ☺
  18. Yes. I filed a missing gun report with the Sheriff's Department yesterday. I don't anticipate getting it back.
  19. Last week was pretty bad. Let's see... I have been fighting this sinus crap for a week and a half. I stirred up a bunch of yellow jackets while working in the yard Saturday and thankfully only got stung twice. I had a pretty good reaction to the stings considering my wrist and ankle are still about twice the size as normal. On Sunday I spent about 7.5 hours on the lake with no sunscreen. I got absolutely roasted. For the grand finale, while I was packing up my car from the day's festivities on the river, I pulled my modified G19 from one of the bags to secure it back in my car. Wel
  20. Wilson Combat/Chris Reeve large Starbenza or a XM-24
  21.   One of our salesmen had that.  He was unable to eat meat for several years, but eventually, it went away.  Now he is fine eating red meat.
  22.   I thought you used to say that you would never get married again. ;)
  23. It is not family. I am quite certain of that. I have an extremely small family, and all but one live far away. I think Mac was correct with what he said, drug addled kids. My mom would foolishly leave her van and at times, my truck, unlocked. My guess is someone happened to be traipsing through my woods one day and came up to my house. Oh my, the car doors are unlocked...and it all went downhill from there.

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