I like my RIA models, but pay attention to the sights on some of their model lines. The old GI-style sights I find very difficult to use at the range. Still shoot great though, just harder to hit what I want with my old eyes. Hard to beat a $400 1911 though.
@Mr.Stu Glad you liked it. Yes Turing was a good one, if an odd sort of fellow. Lots of videos on code breaking up there as well.
Since every century has its share of evil despots I can't help but wonder how long will it be before one arises and gets ahold of some 21st century technology.
Or, what if the reincarnation of Lavrentiy Beria got ahold of Google and/or the NSA and made it work for his purposes?
We've seen the tip of that one already.
Years ago I found myself on a big gray boat 35 miles off the coast of KSC the night of a launch. Would have been between the pad and where the boasters land in the ocean so it would have flown right over my head. Launch was postponed 24 hours so the next night I was quite a bit further away. Could still see it but it looked like holding a lighter at arms length. Still cool but not the same.