As most of you know by now, I am a 2nd Amendment guy through and through. But that is just one side of the triad of fun. Lets take ATF in order and find out why these three were important enough for the Government to have an Agency for.
This category usually is divided into 3 segments, Beer, Wine and Spirits. I have to admit that I am not am beer guy, sorry. My father always told me it was an “acquired taste”, but I figured anything that you had to acquire a taste for wasn’t worth drinking. As far as wine, I like dry, red wine from the Piedmont or Tuscan region of Italy. Brunello that is at least 5-10 years old from the house of Banfi is always a safe bet. I like wine so dry that you feel like you need a sip of water after you take a drink. As to distiled spirits, I was never a scotch drinker until a client introduced me to Glenlivet 21. My favorite straight up has to be Cognac and preference runs from Hennessy and Martel Cordon Blue to Louis XIII. As far as mixed, I prefer the metallic after taste of Grey Goose Vodka or the complex spices of Captain Morgan Rum. Regardless of what you pick, please drink responsibly. Never drink and drive.
Ok, first off, smoking is bad for you and can kill you. I don’t recommend to anyone that they do it. That said, George Burns lived to be 100 and smoked 1 cigar a day. The Indians of North America smoked hand rolled tobacco almost all there lives. Cigarettes are nasty and addictive products made for only one purpose, to addict you, and with only one outcome, to kill you. Really fine cigars on the other hand have not been proven to be as dangerous as cigarettes, in fact in most cases, the warning merely says “not a safe alternative to cigarettes.”. If you are just starting out with cigars I recommend the Perdomo Champagne. Mild Connecticut Shade wrapper and filler is well balanced, smooth and smokable. If you don’t smoke, then don’t start, but if you do, then try a fine cigar… You just might live longer too.
Finally we get to something protected by law. Alcohol was even banned back in the 1920s in the US. Smoking is now outlawed in most states except when 100 miles away from another human and only then outside. They even wanted to ban smoking in your own car. Go figure. As far as firearms go, there are rifles and handguns. My father always carried a Colt 45 Series 70. Great fire arm but not accurate enough for me. I prefer the Wilson Combat 45 Stealth model. If that doesn’t get the job done for you, then the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 50 Cal is next on my list. As far as rifles go, you can’t go wrong with the AR-15 Platform. Almost an unlimited number of configurations and options. Cheap and effective. For Close Quarters Combat, I prefer the P-90S. Small high velocity rounds and shoots through body armor. No matter what you pick, make sure to always keep them locked away and out of reach of kids and keep them pointed in a safe direction when out. Also, don’t ever point any gun at anyone or anything that you are not ready to destroy.