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by earthworm
Tue Jan 01, 2002 10:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Off-Topic:Glock vs Beretta
Replies: 42
Views: 5317

SKS:That says a lot.Knowwhatcha mean about the 21:I've a big hand & it feels like I'm holding a 2X4.
savage11:Good Points!
All Glock shooters:?How sensitive are both to limp-wristing?
by earthworm
Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Off-Topic:Glock vs Beretta
Replies: 42
Views: 5317

I can get a Heritage Arms Stealth .40 for $200.10 rd mags,trigger much like a Glock,frame-mounted safety,compact & light.My bitchs with it are no hi-caps & it's not a common gun(this latter might be an advantage).OTOH it IS a .40,would double available rounds & have that fast reload.Hummmm...I might...
by earthworm
Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Off-Topic:Glock vs Beretta
Replies: 42
Views: 5317

Off-Topic:Glock vs Beretta

I'm srtongly considering going to a hi-cap 9mm as my primary carry gun(yes I'm legal) & have narrowed it down the the Glock 19 or one of the Beretta 92 variants.I've shot both & shoot both equally well.I like the ligher weight of the Glock but factory mags are like hen's teeth.I like the manual safe...
by earthworm
Tue Dec 18, 2001 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Time for a Delica...
Replies: 33
Views: 3111

I second 4 s ter's post:I've bought 4 50/50 Delicas(gifted 1;2"grew legs"<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> & am quite pleased.EXCELLENT all-around knife:light weight,narrow profile(narrower if you remove the clip),& that combo edge is NOT a gimmick-after a week I wondered how ...
by earthworm
Fri Dec 14, 2001 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This just happened to me!
Replies: 33
Views: 2542

Kahz;My apologies on behalf of us gringos. Re stereotypes:I'm an East Tennessee hillbilly so I'm not supposed to wear shoes,carry a flintlock muzzleloader,chew tobacco constantly & be illiterate.As a male nurse I'm supposed to be gay.As an NRA member I'm supposed to to be to the right of Rush Limbau...
by earthworm
Fri Dec 14, 2001 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Business?!
Replies: 78
Views: 8263

Registered Nurse with the Veteran's Administration.
by earthworm
Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rescue vs. Endura vs. Delica
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

I carry the FRN Delica for the same reason I carry a M-38(Airweight Bodyguard:aluminum frame)S&W:a small knife in the pocket beats the big knife at home.
by earthworm
Thu Nov 08, 2001 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Answer Simple ? -Win prototype Tanto!
Replies: 148
Views: 17324

Combat Handguns(& I recommend Ayoob's'self-defense & the law' column to everyone)
Smithsonian
Reader's Digest
& just about anything else I get my hands on*G*!
by earthworm
Thu Nov 08, 2001 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever felt bad for carrying a knife?
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

No.There have been times in the past when I felt bad for NOT having one;now I keep a backup handy.A hearty second to those who've advocated discretion(not'flashing')& educating those who see & fret on the use of a knife.Well Said!
by earthworm
Sun Nov 04, 2001 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Centofante Sells for 33.50
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

*Sigh* Like my buddy @ work who bought a Belgium-made Browning Hi-Power with 3 factory hi-cap mags,a leather military-style holster & an IWB for $250.?Why can't I find deals like that*pout*?(*G*)
by earthworm
Thu Nov 01, 2001 8:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kubotan help!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6698

Clay:I just reread your inital post.Try a Websearch for'police bookshelf'or'massad ayoob'(Police Bookshelf is Mas' company) as they have at least one book on useing the Maglight as a defensive weapon.Paladin Press,Delta Press or Loompanics would also be good sources to check.www.gunvideo.com has a t...
by earthworm
Wed Oct 31, 2001 3:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kubotan help!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6698

Tegner was one of the first Americans to write seriously about the martial arts back in the 60's.I'd call him sound.?Where'd you find the book-I want a copy! J.J.Truncale(Pro-Systems,POB 261,Glenview,IL 60025-0261.www.samuraiway.com)has a system specific to the curve-handled cane.I've seen his video...
by earthworm
Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: knife laws for felons in Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Apologies for double post.Glitch.
by earthworm
Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: knife laws for felons in Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Most states have provision in their laws for felons to apply thru the courts for restoration of their rights to vote,own arms,etc.I'd suggest y'all see a lawyer about this.It's a state-by-state,case-by-case & likely a judge-by-judge(hopefully you won't get some hardass'once a crook always a crook'fo...
by earthworm
Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: knife laws for felons in Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Most states have provision in their laws for felons to apply thru the courts for restoration of their rights to vote,own arms,etc.I'd suggest y'all see a lawyer about this.It's a state-by-state,case-by-case & likely a judge-by-judge(hopefully you won't get some hardass'once a crook always a crook'fo...
by earthworm
Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: reaction of people when they see you carry a blade
Replies: 39
Views: 4687

P.S.-re"looking dangerous":Massad Ayoob comments that when he carried a Colt.45 in Condition One he got many"Isn't carrying a cocked gun dangerous?" questions.He says he usually patiently explained how that's how the 1911 was designed to be carried & is safe in that Condition,but if in a'mood' would...
by earthworm
Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: reaction of people when they see you carry a blade
Replies: 39
Views: 4687

What do you do Nicholls?-I'm an R.N.myself.I've been in health for 28 years & have always carried at least 1 knife.My 50/50 Delica gets an"Ooohhhh that's a weapon!"reaction,to which I respond"No,it's a pocketknife."A Buck Prince-style(FRN handle:don't recall the model[?anyone?])gets no reaction.SAK'...
by earthworm
Mon Oct 15, 2001 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: would you give a stranger your spydie?
Replies: 26
Views: 2697

The tradition of always recieving money for a knife(i.e.you"sell"a knife for a penny to a friend)is quite common worldwide for the reasons GlockDoc & golok give.Personally when I gift a knife to someone they know it's special;that I don't hand-out knives to just anyone & they tend to be honored by t...
by earthworm
Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Off topic question
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Try Smokey Mountain KnifeWorks(I don't know thir Website):they tend to have such stuff.
by earthworm
Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: would you give a stranger your spydie?
Replies: 26
Views: 2697

I gave a Delica to 1 special friend & promptly had to get him another one as the first"grew legs"(Spydies seem to do that*G*).Got my sons the Q's.Knives are'warrior's gifts'in the Native American tradition:given to those embarking on a journey(spiritual or otherwise).I have given"trash"knives as gag...

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