Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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.


  1. Well, funny you should mention that. Check the link:

    and this one:

    I carry my pistol in my right front pocket. The sticky holster conceals the print. There is now an LCP III - big surprise, right? - but I'm staying with what I have.

    My other gun is a Hungarian Fegyver- és Gépgyártó Részvénytársaság (AKA FÉG, or FEG in the USA) model PA-63.

    In plain speak, it's a FEG PA-63 in 9x18 Makarov, a double action automatic. Mine came with a military surplus leather holster and spare magazine. The 9x18 equates to a .380 on steroids. It isn't a fun gun to shoot, as the recoil gives a nasty snap and drives the little monster into the web of your hand between your thumb and pointer finger, but in the event you're using it for self-defense, you probably won't notice until the next day when you see the bruise.

    A good friend of mine carries a lemon squeezer, which he drops into the side pocket of his cargo pants. Five shots in .38 special, but if you can't do it in five, you probably can't do it in six.

    I like revolvers. There's never any though process to a revolver. If it's loaded, which it should be, you point it and pull the trigger. If you need to render it safe, you swing the cylinder out and hold it by the frame, fingers through the cylinder port. Unload it, and all you need to do is look at the cylinder to see if everything spilled out into your hand.

  2. I've always found the pancake holsters to be very comfortable. Prefer the ones with a thumb break.

  3. I think Simply Rugged holsters makes a Sourdough pancake holster that will fit that revolver. Check them out.

    I have a couple of their holsters. Simple well made designs for a fair price.

  4. I'm thinking that a Puckle Gun is actually a large wheel gun.
    And any variant of the Gatling Gun is also a wheel gun!

  5. Are you allowed to have these shorties over there in Canukiestan?