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Shooting is an acquired skill.
Learn SAFE gun handling rules first - there are four. Live them.
You are TRAINED when you can perform a skill...
Nice score on the Kimber...when saw the post title thought you'd bought Philippine 1911...I own one, a MetroArms American Classic...
OP here, thanks gents.
Higonokami (Japan 1896)- to be purchased
Barlow (England 1700's)- to be purchased
Sod Buster (U.S. 1862) -...
Opinel, Douk-Douk and Mercator. Made in their home countries for many years - utilitarian and inexpensive..they just work.
What are some American...
Charlie_K, I have a 6906- fine pistol. I started out with S&W Mod 59, the early double stack 9.
For me its about dependable availability...similar to a concealed weapon...not daily utility.
No ideas but a forend should not BIND, rub...sure.
Put your old OEM forearm back on and check for bind - if none, would seem to suggest MAGPUL...
I have a Spyderco Endura Wave that is a fine knife. It is faster on the draw, for me, than an automatic.
A friend, a LE tactics...
Wilderness Instructor Belt with stiffener is an excellent GUN, and general purpose, belt.
.327 Magnum - 3 1/16"...runs with my concealed carry .357 3" Smiths (2 66's and a 65). I like 3" barrels for full length extractor....
Peasant taste here - Streamlight Scorpion HL for me...LED, bright, white - High, Strobe, Low..less than $65. They also make some good light/laser...
No secondary blade..adequate backup..to date.
Lexol won 't restore cardboard but works great on War Between the States era tack such as reins and halters which were.... REAL leather.
Bleeding ALWAYS stops...well, when your heart does.
Direct pressure and Band Aids are my friends.
Managed to just TOUCH a finger the other...
Here's an idea. I read a lot of fiction by non-U.S. authors and Google unknown terms....example first saw "flick knife" in an English novel,...
Knives are like wives, if the USMC wanted you to have one, they would issue it.
Camp fuel or white gas is just fine. I like Coleman products but would not pay a premium for the name on what is a generic product. Tissues don't...
Since it is too short to make a good tomato stake, suggest you shoot it UNTIL it fails to feed ...and then finish your smithin' job with a hammer...