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  1. warren

    Overturning Warning Labels On Both Sides?

    Everyone should have a dream I suppose. Good for the soul. Consider how few pipe smokers there are. Then, consider how small the percentage of them are aficionados of "tin art." These few are spread over the globe. So, how much pressure could be exerted on some government entity, somewhere...
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    Your Enduring Fallback Smoke?

    Balkan Supreme
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    Dr. Reamlove, or How I learned to not be Afraid of Reaming

    Yup! Look around, people less capable than you and, more capable than you, have reamed their pipes for years.
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    I Feel Blessed for When I was Born

    There's fond memories and stark reality. Obviously, most prefer to remember fond memories.
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    Putting on Rubber Bits With Obsidian?

    I understood your post. I was merely posting what I do which is certainly simpler solution to all the steps you take. But, if oil, add rubber, smoker, remove tip, clean and such works for you, go for it. I try to keep my smoking as uncomplicated as possible. Sorry about the post.
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    Putting on Rubber Bits With Obsidian?

    I don't know how wide your fish-tails are but, on my wider ones I simply wet the bit with saliva and ease them on. On the really wide ones, they don't last too long. They split and are usually useless after a week or so.
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    For those of you who wish to explore the physical and psychological aspects of a gun fight, No Second Place Winner, Bill Jordan is a must read. An old tome, still valid.
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    What do you base this on? Slow? Why? It's the surprise, the evasive movement and a killing shot. No different than any other close encounter. As I said, there is a reason they are referred to as "belly guns." If you don't know how to use an ankle holster and practice a few times each time...
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    Over the calf socks is my recommendation. I always found something between the skin and rig is a help. I preferred a bit of sheepskin, sheared, between me and the leather. But, leather is hard to find these days. I'm guessing the man-made stuff is cheaper to make as opposed to...
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    You've been here long enough to know Brobs has an unsupportable opinion on nearly everything. It's his nature. He just types away, has fun I guess stirring the pot. Don't take him too serious.
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    Yup, many here have short attention spans and can't resist high jacking a thread to a subject more to their liking. It doesn't matter if its holsters, pipes, pipe maintenance, cars and trucks, you name it and it's subject to taking a hard turn. RIP threads are notorious. Some respondents...
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    Why? I've been carrying since I was a rookie back in '66 and found that in certain circumstances an ankle carry is perfect. I usually wear boots so, it's not often an option. But, if you know and practice a "falling" draw it's fast and offers only a moving target. Also, if speed is of the...
  13. warren

    Room Note and tobacco blends

    Maaaybee. Possibly. Depends on a lot of things. But, why worry about room note? It's the taste that's important. Well, unless you're trolling for compliments from your roommate.
  14. warren

    Lack of Mastro De Paja In Major Stores

    My guess is, insufficient demand for the product. Could one or two of many other reasons though.
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    Ankle Holster Recommendations

    Ankle holsters are a favorite with off duty cops in certain areas of the US. Many Feds like them also. I wear boots so, I found them unusable. Excellent hidden carry though and, with a bit of practice, easily and rapidly accessible. Something in a supple leather with a bit of padding on the...