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Friday, 1 October 2021

F***tard Friday (Fuggin Kids Edition)

 Scott over at Kentucky Ballistics is a favourite of mine. He is a big dumb happy kid that likes to make a mess and have some fun and sport at the expense of disgusting non-foods like canned gravey, nacho cheese and pork n' beans. He is a tard savant too - he even discovered a serious, legitimate use for pumpkins outside of Halloween. AND eggplants! 




But at heart... poor Scott is a tard like the rest of us. Can you imagine...? NEVER heard of the .41 Magnum??? Dear gawd, what are we learning our kids these days?!?! Just as the .45 ACP is the best blend of knockdown power and controlability for autos... the 41 Magnum is the best for the big revolvers. You can get more powerful guns but that comes at the cost of controlability and rapid follow up.

If I recall the 41 Magnum was the brainchild of Elmer Kieth - the last of the cowboys. The 41 offered more power than the 357 and damn near the power level of the big 44. In my experience the recoil and muzzle blast was not nearly as objectionable as it is with the 44 Magnum. That gun should be way more popular than it is. When Scott got serious at 50 yards, that gun was right there with him and in the right hands would do it out to 100 too! If I recall Wirecutter over at Knuckle Draggin has one and loves it too. Back in the metallic silhouette days you'd see the odd ones in the production revolver class. Scott comes nowhere close to pushing the gun to its potential in this vid.

I would never do it myself... but there is something that appeals to my inner child idiot that enjoys the mess, slapstick humour, and good nature of the crew over at Kentucky Ballistics. Watermelon Time is always a favourite with the more simple minded gunnies. 

7 comments:

  1. That guy's a HELL of a SHOT!

    This is the kind of thing we used to do on Kodiak. There was an old Navy range we used to go to with all manner of "targets." Car batteries were fun. So were bowling pins! Cans of paint were also a perennial favorite! Woo-HOOO!

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  2. When I was growing up my dad was a magnum freak. He loved his redhawks, and loaded them for bear. But by far his 2 favorites were his model 57's. One 6" blue and one 3" stainless from the smith custom shop. Those were great pistols.

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  3. Yawn... old school. A solution in search of a problem. .357mag or .44mag, choose one.

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    1. ,41 Magnum shoots flatter than the .44 and has more energy to hit with then .357. Mr. Filthie speaks truth - the .41 deserves more popularity.

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    2. Yup, a lot a folks feel as CR does and I don't blame 'em - go big or go home and all that. A guy like Scott in that video though - recoil is nothing to him. He'd probably say the 44 magnum is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist - 41 Magnum or 500 magnum... pick one!

      It all depends on where you are in the field I guess. I would just say you should actually shoot one before you write it off...

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  4. I believe the .41 was originally conceived as a round intended for police use but it was too hot for them.

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  5. Model 57 was target and Model 58 was the combat version.Love to find a 58 in a 3" barrel.

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