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#290292 - 08/21/18 05:21 PM Re: Regrets? [Re: CJK]
BruceZed Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
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Loaned out far to many pieces of kit over the years, but I regret giving out books and articles that I cannot get back or find again.
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#290293 - 08/22/18 12:44 AM Re: Regrets? [Re: CJK]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3049
Loc: USA
I regret that I waited until my body was out of warranty before my mind started working reasonably well.

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#290316 - 08/25/18 02:10 PM Re: Regrets? [Re: CJK]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 124
Loc: Iowa
My dear wife tells me that the Frank Sinatra song "My Way" will be played at my funeral so I'll quote the line from that:

Regrets I've had a few
But then again too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

However, I still really miss that Colt Woodsman I had back in the '70's...

Paul -

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#290317 - 08/25/18 03:26 PM Re: Regrets? [Re: CJK]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1973
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
It was somewhat fitting that the subject of missed opportunities came up in Torah study this Saturday.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#290318 - 08/25/18 05:11 PM Re: Regrets? [Re: CJK]
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1038
Loc: Germany
I had a Star BM (Spanish 1911 clone). It had the bad habit to go from condition 1 to condition 0 when carried in a holster. It had go.
My Uberti 1873 rifle developed problems and had regular FTEs. The waranty repairs failed to correct that. It was replaced by a Winchester 1873 rifle. The Winchester served well for several hundred rounds so far smile.
A Glock field knife proved to be not up to par. Due to the short tang it lost the blade when hacking off a branch and I was not able to retrieve it. Luckily noone was in the path of the blade.
A cheap charger ruined a set of rechargeables when a capacitor blew. I should have bought a better one.
Finally not really a regret but a tool that was drastically reduced in usefulness is a Leatherman wave. I canīt carry it legally anymore as the blade can be opened and locked one handed frown.
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#290319 - 08/26/18 09:18 AM Re: Regrets? [Re: CJK]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: UK
> A Glock field knife proved to be not up to par. Due to the
> short tang it lost the blade when hacking off a branch and I >was not able to retrieve it. Luckily noone was in the path of >the blade.


Good idea I saw somewhere (it might have been here). Hold the tip of the blade; not the handle when batoning.

qjs

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#290320 - 08/26/18 11:15 AM Re: Regrets? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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I was not batoning. I held the knife at the grip and swung it at the branch. The blade steel was not too good either. So I replaced it with a tiny full tang utility knife like the one the character Mountain Phil used to carry in Barquero.
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