Now, don’t get ya knickers in a twist. Ain’t nothin wrong with either of the two fine accouterments above. Both’ll do the trick, and if ya treat ‘em right, your great grand kids will be using them.
But in Grampa’s day, men wore pants that belted up round their chests, suspenders, wide ties, lime green plaid sports jackets, and the bad guys had tommy guns and Chicago Typewriters. Kim du Toit could still get a boner, HAR HAR HAR!!! HAR HAR HAR!!! Gawd… that was a long time ago…!!!
But me? I’m a Pepsi Kid - new generation, young and handsome (at heart) and I like the new aesthetics! I was there when the new Colt Python hit the marketplace. Even the old gun rag writers and gun fighters in law enforcement loved it. Bill Jordan snd Skeeter Skelton could shoot the flies off a pile of road apples at 25 paces with one. The barrel rib, the under lug barrel, the full grips, and the Colt logo? That pistol was a legend the day it rolled out of the manufactory. It instantly became a grail gun for me. But the price of them made sure I’d never own one.
S&W came out with their model 686 underlugged guns and they were sweethearts too. Skinbag offered to sell me one that was a fantastic shooter… and I foolishly let it pass. By then I was a disciple of St. Cooper and St. Browning, and pistolcraft for me meant God’s gun in God’s caliber. I never did get that underlugged gun … but maybe in the next world they’ll have them?
Now even Ruger has the odd one too!
Grampa might bitch about that extra weight and the large grips but I don’t care; I like more weight out toward the muzzle, and with the weight and big grips you can shoot all day. In a gun fight? Tactics and situations will get you killed far more often than a few extra ounces will.
Like I said, next life, maybe…
I got a fixed sight 3" GP100 back around '86. One memorable field shoot I set up an old GI gas can at 60 paces. The wife put all 6 rounds of fast steppen 125 gr defence loads into the kill zone. Ok, she was shooting off the hood of my ford truck, rested, but hey, yer sposed to shoot from cover. Tennessee River claimed that one too in a tragic canoe accident.ReplyDelete
Grandpa couldn't go wrong with that Hand Ejector M&P .38 Special. Those old 5 screw guns were amazingly accurate. I have 5 of them, 3 .38 Specials and 2 .22 LRs.ReplyDelete
1955 was the end of the 5 screw guns and beginning of the 4 screw guns. If you ever have the chance to buy a 5 screw at a good price, do it. You won't be disappointed.
Yep. Those old guns can shoot like a house on fire - I've seen it. Some of them look like awful old beaters and boat anchors too!Delete
S&W have always built superb guns at a reasonable price and yet somehow I never ended up with one. The best handgun I ever shot was owned by Pete The Meat - an S&W revolver in 41 Magnum. I begged and threatened Pete with mortal punishment if he didn't sell it to me... but no dice...
I hope you someday find a nice Model 57 to call your own. I've always wanted one myself but have never been lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.Delete
I started shooting a revolver when I was trying to learn how to shoot a handgun accurately - I read somewhere (and believed it) that if you could train yourself to shoot a double action revolver fast and accurately, you would then be able to shoot any handgun fast and accurately.Delete
So, I picked up a couple of DA revolvers and started practicing with them. Then fell in love with them and pretty much only bought DA revolvers for years (including 3 model 57 and one model 657 for the .41 Magnum - which I also love). Kind of as an after thought, I wound up with a couple of 1911s too, which is the gun that I had started out wanting to be able to shoot well.
I guess you never know where you are going to end up once you get started down a path.
She could be my range officer any time and when I screw up and I will, she can spank me until I am raw... I passed on buying wheel guns in the past because I was too enamored with semi-autos and thought a revolver was too old fashioned. I was dumb back then.ReplyDelete
Yep, we'd get bare-bummers too. Quartermain woudn't settle for anything less than a strap - but he's a deplorable pervert, HAR HAR HAR!!! :)Delete
We were of the same mindset, Cederq. I thought the only gun out there worth having was the 1911 in 45 ACP. That was when the first 1911 Delta Elites came out from Colt in 10mm and I REALLY wanted one of those... but am glad that I didn't in hindsight. If I recall... the round was too hot for the first models and they had problems with frames cracking...?
Nowadays I hate picking up the damned brass!
Love how she stays abreast of Firearms safety.ReplyDelete
There's a gun in that picture?ReplyDelete
The only thing that would make that picture better would be putting that ruger through the ice test first then letting her hold it.ReplyDelete
You'll shoot your boob off, kid.ReplyDelete