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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Durable and realistic., 6 Aug. 2016
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You can purchase rubber pistols for martial arts training more cheaply than this, but for an accurately replicated Glock, this is good value.
I was very impressed with the level of detail and realism on this training aid. Tiny details like the sights, the catches for removing the slide, and the stippling on the grip are all cleanly moulded. The only details I can see missing are the Glock logo (you just get the 9x19 marking on the slide and a blank space on the grip) and the safety built into the trigger.
The material is durable enough to withstand being knocked and thrown around. It would hurt if it caught you on the head during training though. There is a little bit of give in the trigger, so you can practice a bit of a trigger press in your training.
The training aid is a more matt black than the real weapon and the material has a little more grip, which might be a factor in some training scenarios.
The training replica weighs around 350g and I gather that a real, loaded Glock 17 weighs 905g.
If you use this in your training, the black colour and level of realism means you should definitely not be waving it around in public. I understand some people choose to remove the trigger-guard from their training pistols to prevent anyone trapping and breaking a finger during practice.
In summary, this training aid is durable and exceeds the level of realism required for most training purposes.


ECP Part For Toshiba Laptop Charger PSU PA3822U-1ACA DC 19V 2.37A - ECP
ECP Part For Toshiba Laptop Charger PSU PA3822U-1ACA DC 19V 2.37A - ECP
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Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Try this before trying to repair the laptop charging port., 23 May 2016
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My Toshiba Satellite laptop was refusing to charge unless I spent ages fiddling to position the Toshiba charger precisely. Eventually it gave up altogether and I learnt online that the Satellite's charging port often needs repair. When the battery finally lost all its charge I decided to try this charger instead of getting someone to open up the laptop itself. I was glad that I did - The ECP Laptop charger worked straight away and has been charging my laptop without any problems for weeks now. It actually feels more robust than the original Toshiba one. Mine came with an L-shaped design for the head (shown as straight in the Amazon photo) which means less stress is placed on the wires when the laptop is lifted or moved.


CTHULHU Collectable Figurine Statue Lovecraft Gothic Horror
CTHULHU Collectable Figurine Statue Lovecraft Gothic Horror

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality., 7 Jan. 2016
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Well made and very nicely detailed. Not a very big statuette, but looks great on a bookshelf or mantlepiece.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mine has a small ball moulded on the tip., 5 May 2014
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My training karambit came with a 1cm diameter sphere moulded onto the tip of the blade. This means it is much safer to train with, even if it spoils the aesthetics a little. I've been able to use this, not at full contact but with some force, on a punchman dummy and a training partner without taking chunks out of either. Solid and durable item.


The 13 Gates of the Necronomicon: A Workbook of Magic
The 13 Gates of the Necronomicon: A Workbook of Magic
by Donald Tyson
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Encylopaedia with Magical Keys., 17 Oct. 2011
This book could be viewed as an encyclopaedia of Lovecraftian ideas. The 13 Gates of the title are Great Races, Unique Personalities, Gods and Devils, Monsters, Human Habitations, Alien Dwellings, The Dreamlands, Other Worlds, Books, Talismans, Oddities, Abominations, and Rites and Incantations. Each chapter includes alphabetic entries summarising the role of the character, place or item and the stories in which they appeared.

What makes this encyclopaedia special is that Tyson includes in each chapter (or `gate') a painting of a doorway, a painting of a key and a diagram of a sigil. These are to be visualised in conjunction with each other in order to visit the subject of your interest on the astral plane.

I enjoyed reading Tyson's `Necronomicon' (2004) as a story, so I was disappointed when his `Grimoire of the Necronomicon' (2008) did not have a particularly Lovecraftian feel to it - it felt like conventional Western ritual magic with some mythos names added to give it flavour. '13 Gates', on the other hand, is all about Lovecraft's material. Tyson has simply gathered it together, put it in an accessible format for astral exploration and provided some simple magical keys to grant access. If you prefer astral magic and visualisation to full ritual magic and you are interested experiencing the dreamlike/nightmarish quality of Lovecraft's work first hand then I believe you will find this much more satisfying than Tyson's `Grimoire of the Necronomicon'.

I personally haven't practiced the techniques from any of Tyson's Lovecraftian books, but if I was going to, this is where I would start. As well as interested occultists, I would recommend this book to collectors of mythos material looking for a handy quick-reference guide. I wouldn't recommend it to `Call of Cthulhu' roleplayers however, as the gates are designed to be unlocked through visualisation and this could result in some unintentional problems!


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