I can’t help it.
I am turning into a wheel gun guy. I look at a top tier 1911 or semiauto these days and I just go bland. I’ve run them for years and loved them but… now I see something like this, and my heart lifts with joy:
I’ve totally been enchanted by the stench and rot of black powder too. I’m not kidding: were it not for certain bad actors in the public sector, and the growing possibility of very bad times… I’d probably sell all my self shucking guns and shoot according to the old ways.
I’m really smitten by the smaller guns too. Maybe not this Smith… that’s a little too short for my liking… but I’d carry that if I had too. But I’d want something a tad bigger for tin cans, dirt clods and gongs a little further out.
This is my current ride. It shoots 45 Colt/45ACP and has a 4.2” barrel. The trigger is horrible as you’d expect from a Ruger. I don’t care. I have a hoard of jacketed bullets so I can stoke this tank up to 44 magnum ballistics, but I haven’t done that yet either. I run patty-cake target loads in it and just have a ball. The ladies or kids can borrow it and shoot as good as I can with it. I’ve actually shot it enough that I’ve laid it down to cool… it’s that much fun. You won’t knock over rams at 200m with it… but gongs at 25 are dead meat, and pop cans and water bottles are on borrowed time, HAR HAR HAR! Any harelip retard can reload 45 COLT/ACP and get good results. Mine shows a preference for the 45 Colt ammo as opposed to the ACPs.
Even though I don’t carry, I’d like to make a holster for it to use at the range. Any of you Yanks carry? I’m thinking of a pancake holster… but this one may be too big for that. Pancakes are for little guns, aren’t they? If any of you guys have any holster perspectives - please feel free to leave them in the comments.