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Nov 22, 2008 11:28 am

Just back in the house from a Sat. am spin on the two-wheeled time/space compression device, and as I defrost (39 deg. this am when I rolled, even in FL) was wondering what kind of toys our brethern and sistern on the forum enjoy spending all that upfront/retention money on.  Might be fun to learn if our tastes in toys are in line with the preconceived notions we may all have of each other, based on our forum personae.  Me, it's the bikes..BMW R1100S, Kawi ZZR1200, Suzi SV650 naked with imposter Ducati stripes and sport fairing.  Let it fly....

Nov 22, 2008 5:20 pm

Wristwatches and Guns. 

Nov 22, 2008 6:10 pm
Hank Moody:

Wristwatches and Guns. 

 
Calibers and models, Hank?  The people demand details!!!  .177 Sheridan pump pellet or .454 Casull, we've got to know what Hank's packin'! 
Nov 22, 2008 7:22 pm

Black '66 Honda Dream 305, black/red/orange '86 Nighthawk S (working on getting that one show-ready) and a 2006 blue/silver Kawasaki Vulcan cruiser...that's the one I put the most miles on.  I've got a lifetime handgun permit in the works...if you gun enthusiasts don't mind sharing a good gun choice for a newbie (only used rifles/shotguns to this point), I'd appreciate it.  All I know at this point is that I want one with a clip that's easy to load/unload...

Nov 22, 2008 8:47 pm
Indyone:

Black '66 Honda Dream 305, black/red/orange '86 Nighthawk S (working on getting that one show-ready) and a 2006 blue/silver Kawasaki Vulcan cruiser...that's the one I put the most miles on.  I've got a lifetime handgun permit in the works...if you gun enthusiasts don't mind sharing a good gun choice for a newbie (only used rifles/shotguns to this point), I'd appreciate it.  All I know at this point is that I want one with a clip that's easy to load/unload...



If you want a good carry gun, take a look at the Glock 30. It's a medium sized .45 caliber. Comes with 2 mags - a 9 round and a 10 round. Mine has never jammed or failed to fire. The .45 hollow points will knock them down, as well as dig out a huge cave in the bad guy's body cavity.  It's my primary carry weapon and I trust my life with it.

Nov 22, 2008 9:11 pm

No upfront money involved, but, bad-ass offshore fishing boat, associated tackle, hardware, fuel, etc.

Nov 22, 2008 9:18 pm
Indyone:

Black '66 Honda Dream 305, black/red/orange '86 Nighthawk S (working on getting that one show-ready) and a 2006 blue/silver Kawasaki Vulcan cruiser...that's the one I put the most miles on.  I've got a lifetime handgun permit in the works...if you gun enthusiasts don't mind sharing a good gun choice for a newbie (only used rifles/shotguns to this point), I'd appreciate it.  All I know at this point is that I want one with a clip that's easy to load/unload...

 
Nice wheels, Indy.  My first street bike was a '73 Honda CB350, the son/grandson of your 305.  Great bikes, all.
 
On the weaponry, like Hank, I'd suggest at least a .40 - .45 of some sort.  If you read any police blotter after action reports involving 9mm righteous shoots, the receivers of those 147 grains of jacketed love often absorb an unbelievable amount of rounds, and the last line of the report reads something like, "The suspect is in Mercy Hospital in good condition, considering filing a civil rights violation suit and filling out disability paperwork."
 
If it's a .40 or .45, the obit tells the story.  Hank likes the Glock, a great weapon, simple to operate, striker-fired so no external hammer to mess with or to be caught in clothing if it's a carry gun, which you state yours will be.  S&W and Ruger are also making very solid striker fired, DA only weapons, usually for a little less dough.  Go to the local gun store and handle them all.  Grip size will vary greatly, and I think that's the biggest thing to get comfortable with.  I've owned them all and tend to favor the single action Colt 1911 variants.  Currently making noise with a Springfield Armory .45, custom grips, slicked up trigger and slide.
 
You really might consider a Ruger GP100 series .357 magnum, also.  I know you said you wanted a magazine fed weapon, but it's hard to beat a good .357 as a starting point.  You can shoot the .38 or .357 out of the same unit, so versatile and inexpensive.  A 4" barrelled stainless GP100 rides with me more often than anything else I've got.
 
This is cool! Keep it up!
Nov 22, 2008 9:33 pm

Springfield Armory .45
 That is a beautiful weapon! To me, though, it just reaffirms John Browning's genius over 100 years ago. The Colt 1911 (that you so aptly credited) was/is a weapon WAY ahead of its time.
 By the way, you're right, this is a cool thread. Keep it up!

Nov 22, 2008 10:00 pm

No upfront money involved... just a little hardwork to keep the wheels on the wagon.



For me, I've got a sailing fetish.



I own three sailboats, and race competitively. We own a Beneteau First 36.7 for client entertainment, cruising with friends, and entertaining clients. A Melges 24 for high speed one-design racing fun, and a Laser for single-person fun and enjoyment. I get to sail 5 to 6 times per week in the summer, and also compete in a number of regattas around the great lakes region. Best race is the Chicago to Mackinac race on the big boat...... lots of fun.



I'm a sailing speed junkie, and am still sailing in the northern climes of Lake Michigan.



This was the video that I took last weekend as we were out sailing the Melges.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fz8x3z2h2w



Good times.



C

Nov 22, 2008 10:57 pm
Captain:

No upfront money involved... just a little hardwork to keep the wheels on the wagon.



For me, I've got a sailing fetish.



I own three sailboats, and race competitively. We own a Beneteau First 36.7 for client entertainment, cruising with friends, and entertaining clients. A Melges 24 for high speed one-design racing fun, and a Laser for single-person fun and enjoyment. I get to sail 5 to 6 times per week in the summer, and also compete in a number of regattas around the great lakes region. Best race is the Chicago to Mackinac race on the big boat...... lots of fun.



I'm a sailing speed junkie, and am still sailing in the northern climes of Lake Michigan.



This was the video that I took last weekend as we were out sailing the Melges.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fz8x3z2h2w



Good times.



C

Dude, we need to hook you up with some TOW missiles and set you free off the Horn of Africa. Somali Pirates, meet Captain and a big snootful of silent, whispering Death.

Nov 23, 2008 11:34 am

Hahahahaha.



Good times.



C

Nov 23, 2008 5:54 pm

How 'bout you car guys?  Before the bikes with me, it was cars.  '67 Charger, blood red with black vinyl top, 383, 4bbl, auto; '66 Mustang Fastback, black, K code 289, 4spd., Pony interior with Ralleye Pak gauges; '72 Cougar XR7 convert.,gold w/white top, 351C, 4bbl., auto; '70 Boss 302, Grabber Orange, 4 spd., (I still weep when I remember selling that car.  What an idiot); '85 and '88 Mustang GT; '90 Mustang LX 5.0. And absolutely nothing fun since those.  The local Ford dealer has an '08 Bullitt on the lot that I've smudged a time or 12.  Maybe when all this F stock I've been buying at 1.80 runs back to 20, I'll make my move.

Nov 23, 2008 6:51 pm

Sorry, no gear-head details to share. My passion is to endeavor to catch large, pelagic creatures. A necessary evil to that end is my 30' Century center console with twin 205hp. Yamaha outboards. I've fished it in the out-islands of the Bahamas, the Florida Keys (often) and, of course, way, way off my home coast of SW Florida.

Nov 23, 2008 6:53 pm

250 hp's, sorry. (205's wouldn't cut the mustard)

Nov 23, 2008 8:19 pm

Total gear head here.
2002 wrx with some stuff (when they first came out in the US).. I got a ride in the grandson of one of the 20odd richest men in the world's wrx while abroad.
1993 5.0 stang
'68 camaro
2003 350z
datsun 510
a turboed lexus sc that never was.
I'm a rookie, but I plan on getting some other stuff when I feel I've made it.

Nov 24, 2008 8:34 am

72 stingray, bblk, 4 spd, matching numbers, restoration that took me 5 years to complete. Runs like a dream and turns heads.

Nov 24, 2008 9:18 am

Fender American Strat through an ibanez tube screamer through a HotRod Deville 2x12..... and of course my Breedlove Acoustic.

Best. Stress reliever. Ever.

Nov 24, 2008 9:37 am
guitar1696:

Fender American Strat through an ibanez tube screamer through a HotRod Deville 2x12..... and of course my Breedlove Acoustic.

Best. Stress reliever. Ever.




I forgot about the guitars. 1952 Telecaster Reissue made in 1981 and a Martin HD-28 that I bought new in 1995, plus various others.

Nov 24, 2008 10:53 am

Porsche 356SC Cabriolet, black/tan like my brew.

Nov 24, 2008 11:01 am

I may buy a better practice amp for my Black Studio Gibson Les Paul.  I'm thinking either Mesa Boogie or Line 6.