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  1. I saw -52 F with 35 mph winds once. I could feel every wound I’d ever taken screaming at me to leave. Thinking about going down another 25 degrees is mind numbing. Kinda like seeing 130 F on a thermometer in the northern, sandy part of Africa. Both extremes made me want one of these bad boys to gtfo.
  2. Had the chance to see one of these lift off from Elmendorf AFB, AK once when it was super fucking cold. Made it even weirder. Anything under -30 F gets a big can of nope.
  3. Interesting, might have to give this a shot
  4. Here’s another good one. Capable of nearly Mach 6 with a total flight ceiling of 67 miles (USAF & NASA say ‘space’ starts at 50 miles above sea level) the X-15 was a monster for both minutes it could fly before running outta fuel. Just like me in the sack. Best two minutes ever.
  5. I actually have a buddy who did this the summer after we graduated waaaaay back in the 90’s. He stayed with state highway and was a heavy equipment operator making six figures by the time we were 25. He liked it.
  6. Great place for your miscreant children. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3048144/high-school-to-highways-maintenance-worker-in-training?sort=PostingDate|Descending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
  7. Here’s a fun story for you. So I’m at my desk in the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) waiting for anything to do when my Maj came in. He looked at me and said “fuchfase, you’re up”. Typically people only call me by my real name when they want something, so I trotted after him wondering what a humble Senior Airman could do for such a majestic Army Infantry Commander. We walked across to another tent where his 1st Sgt was, it housed a platoon of the Army’s finest soldiers. A 1st Sgt is the enlisted person who doles out most of the discipline. If you haven’t served this would be like being c
  8. Very true. I was on range as a Joint Terminal Air Attack Controller (JTAC) called in a few JDAMs from one of these, and it was equally spooky. I wasn’t watching the screen but this thing had to be 15,000 feet when it dropped its load.
  9. During my testing to obtain my “flash” or job badge as a TAC-P I called in a bombing run at the Nevada Test and Training Range from this. I didn’t hear this air frame until the munitions were released. Then I had the shadow of it cross over me. It absolutely scared the hell out of me. I never called one in during combat actions. But this is what nightmares and UFO tails are made of.
  10. @BrothersGarage I wish you the best of luck with Kel-Tec. I’ve had negative experiences with them when friends used their handguns as backup weapons and had the critically malfunction in firefights as police officers.
  11. That’s like calling out a straight guy who just walked outta the sucking side of a truck stop glory hole.
  12. I have. When you enter what’s referred to as “danger close” every fucking one of us puckered so hard I’m sure there are engagement rings made of our shit.
  13. I was in the Air Force as a Tactical Air Control Party. On of the Close Air Support (CAS) missions I was on involved the A-10. When you see what this does to ground troops... it’s only description involves magic. I’ve never seen anything like what the 30mm GAU-8 cannon does. It’s like something that would be done by Sauron in Lord of the Rings...
  14. In the very rural part of WA I’m from there’s a couple churches that require carry. If I ever go back there I’ll try to remember to take a picture of the “Know Guns, Know Jesus” and “no guns no salvation” signs there. There’s only about 400 people in the town and let’s just say it’s not a place you’d want to fuck around in. (I can almost hear the banjos from here)
  15. If I have to go to one of those places, I carry. Mostly if I see that sign I ignore it. In WA State it’s not a crime to violate a business restriction on carrying a gun. There are state laws on carrying into bars and some other places, which I also don’t go to. In this specific case two men were carrying which created a hostage situation. I was told by Dan McKown, one of the good guys with guns, that he and the other good guy that I didn’t know, were both banned for life from the Tacoma Mall. This is an interesting opinion, although it probably w
  16. There’s a learning curve and you’re right in it. Nice light coats are best watching your flash times. It’s much easier to touch up a light spot by doing an extra coat of paint than to deal with runs. I still had a few in my first couple cars so I’d say you’re right where you should be. Good job Witch and I look forward to the pics!
  17. I’m curious, why is this age restricted? How old do you have to be to know you need to harden the fuck up? It’s a cruel world, I’d assumed you should teach your kids about this early and often.
  18. Back to what this thread is for, and speaking of compacts, I give you the Glock 19.
  19. Personally, after surviving the 20 Nov 2005 Tacoma, WA Mall Shooting, I’m a huge fan of compact handguns. Also, I will never comply with private business rules on carrying firearms in their establishments.
  20. She was and idiot. Also a lot of the video/images were taken by her phone without her knowledge. However in the TOS with your phone carrier you agree to gov remote monitoring through the expanded Patriot Act. I believe my late sister created some of the videos which were done for the purpose of having audio proof. An old friend. Since this is a public forum I won’t go into it. Ask me IRL after a couple drinks.
  21. Here’s one of the things, that recording device has a Terms of Service agreement that, by purchasing it, you agree to monitoring by government officials. So not only is your house bugged... you paid them for the pleasure. New tech is great, but there’s too many back doors to things. For instance, I had a sister (RIP) who worked at and alphabet agency. In 14’ she accessed my then wife’s phone and cloud. My sis found clear evidence of cheating and dumped all those compromising photos into my cloud account, which lead to a divorce. She never admitted she did it but I knew my sis’s
  22. Compacts are “no good” anymore in YouTube gun culture. Everyone wants the micro-compact or sub-compacts. Just look at the Hellcat, P365, G43, Shield, 503, and everyone else. Those are the flavor of the week. I’m a huge fan of whatever works for the individual shooter and level of anticipated threat. For instance bear hunting doesn’t cause me to carry an FN 503 9mm. Also going to Dutch Brothers doesn’t really warrant a chest strapped Model 29 S&W.
  23. When they start kicking around ideas like this, they have a plan. From old gov friends the discussion is revolving around tracking your meta data on your cell phone. Since most of us have gps in our cars thanks to the phone, they’ll track it that way. When we used to do certain things as contractors in 2008, we’d be required to drop all our phones in the training room. Then we’d all pile into pre 2000 cars and go do the job with short wave radio only. Now ppl have watches, phones, tablets, laptops, and cars that all automatically connect to GPS sat-nav. Thanks to the e
  24. It was sold as the Israeli Military Industries (IMI) Jericho. I had one in .40 S&W right after Cowboy Bepop came out in 2002. I liked it but I sold it to fund a 240SX drift car in 2004.
  25. Which is why this just needs to be a gun porn thread now.
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