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1911 or the Glock. Will the debate ever end?


Which is the best?  Glock or 1911?

The answer…yes.

The answer to the modern world’s greatest question lies in an ongoing debate that will probably only rival “Ford vs Chevy” and “9mm or .45?”  Which is the best; the venerable 100 year old battle tested 1911 or Gaston’s plastic fantastic?

The answer simply depends on what your means and motives are for picking a firearm, assuming self defense is your primary reason.  Do you want an out of the box tool, that really doesn’t look like much but “drives the nail” every time or do you want a piece of handcrafted art, that when you punch the throttle goes zero to ninety-nine in .02 seconds flat?

That, essentially, is the dilemma. That is the debate.  That is the one hurdle that nobody can seem to agree on.

Is your pistol of choice just a tool or is it also something to be admired?  Yes.  Also, yes.

There are many factors that make each platform the weapon it is today and they are both, good and bad, the most popular pistol platforms if not on the planet, at least in the good ol’ United States.  Every argument for one versus the other is a good one except maybe if you’re trying to convince somebody the Glock is also pretty.  In that case, you might want to get your head checked, however, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…I guess.

First, we will take a look at the 1911.  We will see why it is such a good platform to use, how it can and should be used, why some are more reliable than others, and how to keep your running.  Keep in mind, this is not to make you say, “oh forget my Glock, I have to go get a 1911 now and only use that from now on.”  No, it is instead another tool for you to use at your discretion and perhaps give each member of each warring faction at the very least a new appreciation whether they choose to carry or use one or the other.   Stay tuned…

Soapalicious review

My Soapalicious review.


When does natural matter?

That depends on what you are doing.  In my case, I am talking about natural beard care products.  There has been a trend, (in case you have not noticed, of beards.  I myself have a fantastic beard going on.  I was bearded before the whole hipster beard debacle.  This is a whole other topic that I try to stay away from, but i will write about it at another time.)

There is also lots of homemade and production made beard oils and beard balms out there for a bearded fellow to choose from.  For me, I take my beard care serious.  I want only the best for my time invested beard.

That is what leads me to Soap-A-Licious.

They are a small company who makes soaps, salves, scrubs, baby care items and last but my favorite, beard balms and oils.  When I received my first tin of their balm, it surprised me.  The size of the tin was way bigger than the competitors.  My beard is big and thicker than a lot of guys due to my great genetics we have traced back to the days of the vikings, thanks to the National Geographic Gene program.

Having a thick and good length beard soaks up balms and oils.  It requires more product.  Soap-A-Licious filled the role.  There is enough in the can to last me months, and it has.

What makes it so great?

The natural ingredients.  Beards do not like harsh chemicals that are in shampoos and such.  They dry the beard of its natural oils and that in return dries out the skin and causes flaking and split ends and just overall bad beard appearance.  It applies super well with lots of coverage.  I actually used way too much the first time I used as with the others, that is what it took.  It feels solid when you first touch it, but quickly liquefies as you rub into your palms.  The coverage is really well once I brush with a 100% boars hair brush.  ( I recommend every man with a beard invest in a quality boar hair brush, it is the only kind that spreads the oils without damaging the hair.)

The scent?  Like hiking through a cedar forest.  Absolutely delightful.