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Old 02-19-2015, 03:47 PM   #2141
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Know next to nothing about guns. What kind of gun is that and what's the little vent like thing on the end of the barrel? Is that a couple of knives in a holder? Love the handles and are they "art" or working knives?
It is a cool shot!

It's a S&W 460 - essentially a big game handgun. There is one round considered slightly more powerful - the S&W 500 - but the difference is insignificant. The 460 has the flexibility to shoot a .45 Colt, a .454 Casull and the .460, each more powerful than the previous. Not a good concealed carry firearm, but a great field piece if one is concerned about about moose or bear of any variety. The vents redirect escaping gasses, to help keep the recoil down. Shooting the .460 round can hurt. Not so much the .454, but it still needs a bit of respect as well.

The knives are working knives, bought in Homer Alaska. They were made by a local artist/knife smith.


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Don't forget the bells and pepper spray...

Guess you know the joke about how to tell black bear feces from grizzly bear feces:

Black bear feces has berry seed in it, and grizzly bear poop contains bells, buttons, and smells like pepper spray...




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Guess you know the joke about how to tell black bear feces from grizzly bear feces:

Black bear feces has berry seed in it, and grizzly bear poop contains bells, buttons, and smells like pepper spray...




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OMG. THAT was funny!
Thanks for the answer about your gun.
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From my backyard today - odd cloud formation, then it took on the shape of an eagle (c'mon....it's an eagle!)


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BBQnut, I'm a cloud watcher.....looks like native American eagle, man smoking a cigar, profile of someone with a baseball cap, rubber duck
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Or the old Trans Am hood decal...


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Black bear feces has berry seed in it, and grizzly bear poop contains bells, buttons, and smells like pepper spray...
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Hilarious..

I wouldn't use pepper spray on a bear as its too hard to aim, I'd use bear spray as it goes out in a big fog.

I'd be so scared I know I'd miss with a gun, unless I already had it out and expected an attack.

I have a couple of cans of bear spray from a trip we took, I keep one by the bed because I realized if anyone broke in at night, I could just spray it down the hallway and it would stop any sub-humans pretty quick.
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B-17. Tried to give it a vintage look with some grain, and other settings.

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B-17. Tried to give it a vintage look with some grain, and other settings.
Like it. Good work.
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B-17. Tried to give it a vintage look with some grain, and other settings.
Nice!
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I like the texture on the craft.


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From my backyard today - odd cloud formation, then it took on the shape of an eagle (c'mon....it's an eagle!)


It looks like the underside of an alien space craft with a duck insignia as it hovers right above the clouds.
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B-17. Tried to give it a vintage look with some grain, and other settings.
Really nice work on the plane - that looks great!
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Really nice work on the plane - that looks great!
Thanks - I used one of the presets in the Color Efex Pro plugin for Lightroom - part of the NIK/Google Collection
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B-17. Tried to give it a vintage look with some grain, and other settings.
Nice picture, that's the B-17 I took a ride on a few years back- my dad was a radio operator/machine gunner on one of these during WWII. Would you mind if I printed a copy for my wall as this one is a lot better than any of the pictures I took that day.
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Nice picture, that's the B-17 I took a ride on a few years back- my dad was a radio operator/machine gunner on one of these during WWII. Would you mind if I printed a copy for my wall as this one is a lot better than any of the pictures I took that day.
Thanks - sure - print it. If it doesn't turn out very well, let me know and maybe I can sharpen it a bit.

It's great that you got to ride in it, and that your dad used to fly in one. I'd like to see some more old planes. I saw this B-17 at the Luke Air Force base air show in Arizona last March. I've been checking, but I don't think Luke is having an air show this year.
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Clouds shining above the smog.

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Modern firearms have become nothing more than ugly blocks which are being pawned off as tactical. A firearm should have a beautiful design, as well as being balanced, comfortable and functional.


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