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    5 Hours Ago
    I just weighed the M&P9 and the LC9S, both with fully loaded mags. The M&P9 weighed in at a hefty 34.5 oz, while the LC9S was a much lighter 20.25 oz. That's a reduction of just over 41%, or just under 2 oz shy of a full lb. That's going to make a big difference in carryability, I think.
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    7 Hours Ago
    I wonder if she used this one weird trick.
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    8 Hours Ago
    I was skeptical as well, but as it turns out... https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/knowledgeability
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    9 Hours Ago
    Brand new Ruger LC9S... For quite some time now I've been wanting something significantly lighter and more compact than my full-sized M&P9 for concealed carry, but for various reasons had just never made that move. Then I got wind of this deal at Palmetto State Armory and just couldn't resist: RUGER LC9S 9MM PISTOL, PSA AR-15 SAFE/FIRE LOWER RECEIVER, & PSA GEN2 PA10 .308 LOWER RECEIVER for $299.99 I have no use for either of the lowers, so those will be sold to make the final cost of the LC9S even lower than the $259.99 it's currently on sale for separately. Here it is next to my M&P9 for size comparison:
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    13 Hours Ago
    Oh, yeah...that one is always cringe-inducing. It also keeps me humble when I see guys who are in better condition than me dropping from heat exhaustion. Especially when it's being pummeled by a cruise missile barrage. Quite right.
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    14 Hours Ago
    One of the other things that I've come to enjoy about watching FiF is that, now that I've watched for quite a while I've learned just enough to be able to spot when a contestant is making...or is about to make...one of the common mistakes (like quenching in water, time management errors, etc). It adds to the immersive quality, and provides you with little "Oh no!" bits of tension...along with giving you an even greater appreciation for their skill when they manage to recover from something like that.
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    15 Hours Ago
    No, I didn't bother watching it....because the previews gave me exactly the same impression that you just described from the actual show. One of the things that I like most about Forged in Fire is that they do a pretty good job of keeping that sort of goofy crap to a tolerable minimum. And even then, some of the goofiness is actually looked forward to (ie, "Eet weell keel").
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    1 Day Ago
    And that's all he'll be.
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    2 Days Ago
    It's not difficult here, what with the Pecan being native to and so common in TX that it's the official state tree. They're all over the ground in the woods around here, if you can beat the squirrels, deer and hogs to them. If not, there are numerous businesses selling bulk pecans. Crack them open, make some pie and then use the husks for smoking. It's culinary one-stop shopping!
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    2 Days Ago
    So...if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to ignite the stump and cook meat over it...did it really make a sound?
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    3 Days Ago
    In the potato salad? That might work, given the shrimp.
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    3 Days Ago
    I'd agree for a brisket rub. But I'm not as enamored of a pronounced pepper flavor on pork. Still, I suppose it could stand another tsp or 2.
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    3 Days Ago
    You're right. I'm scum. As penance I shall post the recipe I used for the rub. I was pretty pleased with the sweet/mild heat balance it delivered. For each 5 lbs of meat: 1/4 cup paprika 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3 Tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 2 Tbsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp dried oregano 2 tsp chili powder
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    3 Days Ago
    How about the end result? A 9 lb (originally) pork shoulder reduced to just under 6 lbs of finished pulled pork.
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    3 Days Ago
    Well, after 24 hrs in the fridge the potato salad was a little better, but still not as good as I was expecting. There's a little heat from the crab boil, but other than that it's a bit bland, honestly It needs some more herbs and/or spices of some sort. Some dill would help but I'm not sure what else.
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    3 Days Ago
    Man, it ain't easy getting a smoker up to temperature...and keeping it there...when it's 37F with 20 MPH winds outside.
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    4 Days Ago
    Yeah, it'd be a shame to have to kick her to the curb for having nothing to offer.
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    4 Days Ago
    Well, after 8 months I finally got around to trying out that Cajun potato salad from back on page 1. I had to ad lib a tiny bit due to a couple of errors in the instructions (it never tells you to add the relish, and it never calls for any salt...and there's not nearly enough salt in the Tony Chachere's seasoning). Tasting it while it was still warm was underwhelming. It's decent, but I was expecting a little more flavor. We won't be eating it until tomorrow when the kids come over for my wife's birthday and some pulled pork shoulder that's going into the smoker first thing in the AM. Hopefully a night of chilling in the fridge will improve the 'tater salad's flavor a little. I'll post an after action report.
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    4 Days Ago
    It's still one of my favorites. "She sounds hideous!" She delivers that line perfectly.
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    5 Days Ago
    ROFLMAO!
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    5 Days Ago
    I think posting a pic of St. Mattis twice on the same page was just too much badassness, and it tore an interdimensional hole in the fabric of cyberspace.
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    5 Days Ago
    Yeah, something is seriously screwed up. It was actually post #362, but when I click the link it displays as post #348. Damned Russians.
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    5 Days Ago
    I'm not a religious man, nor am I even a big fan of Chick-fil-A (except for their breakfast chicken biscuits...those things are habit-forming)....but this makes me want to stop by one on the way home for dinner, just because: ‘HAVE A SANDWICH’! The New Yorker LOSES THEIR SH*T over Chick-fil-A’s Christian ‘infiltration’ of NYC (Shamelessly stolen from one of the responding tweets)
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    5 Days Ago
    Uh-oh...we're stuck in a meme loop.... http://forums.huntingcountry.com/forums/showthread.php?2366-Official-2017-Odds-and-Sods-Thread&p=55559&viewfull=1#post55559
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    5 Days Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
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    1 Week Ago
    Nails are steel and pointy, and are therefor banned. Yet another situation where this is called for.
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    1 Week Ago
    I have to keep reminding myself that I need to add, "Don't bring your pocketknife" to my UK trip packing checklist, so as to prevent myself from ending up in prison there. Hackney gang cop: Stop and search works – we seized hundreds of knives last year Note the terrifying weapons stockpile in the 4th photo. I count multiple pairs of scissors, Swiss Army knives (with corkscrews!)...but mostly ordinary kitchen implements. It's a wonder that there's anyone left alive over there. Competing philosophies:
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    1 Week Ago
    There, problem solved. My vote for the ultimate one-hit wonder:
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    DParker replied to a thread Oh beehive! in Podunk Corner
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