Friday, January 30, 2009

"...that is the height of irresponsibility."

That's a direct quote from our new president.  Unfortunately, he wasn't talking about the new "stimulus" package.  Somehow, the irony of someone who has rammed a pork-bloated bill through congress and senate that makes Ron Reagan's defense spending look miserly preaching about Wall Street executives giving themselves a few billion in bonuses while eating $100 steaks is lost on the press and pretty much everyone else.

I wonder if I'm going to be able to escape from this alternative universe or if I should just grow a goatee.

UPDATE: At least someone else gets it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

1911 in .22LR

Picture 3-19It is nothing new having a 1911 converted to .22lr for economy of shooting, but the folks at GSG are bringing out a 1911 patterned pistol that should allow those who don't want to fuss with a conversion to have a 1911 in .22lr.  Sure, you could plunk down the money for a conversion from Kimber, Ciener or Marvel, but I don't really like the idea of adding that cost to a complete gun and I doubt I'd be the type to switch between the conversion and the standard chambering.  For those like me who'd like to have a rimfire practice pistol and especially one that closely or identically mimicks my fighting gun, this GSG 1911 seems to fit the bill.  No word on pricing, I'm hoping its under $400, GSG's other .22lr pattern-type guns are reasonable and they seem to offer plenty of goodies to bolt onto them.

The good and bad thing about this time of year, all the new guns come out, my mouth waters, eyes widen and my wallet takes a beating.

Via The Firearm Blog

Monday, January 12, 2009

Nightguard .41 Magnum

 Wcsstore Smwesson Upload Images Firearms 163428 LargeThe .41 Magnum is one of those cartridges that just never made it to the big time.  From what I understand, it was developed (by none other than the kings of magnum pistol cartridges, Bill Jordan and Elmer Keith) as a replacement for law enforcement to the .357 Magnum, but the ammo manufacturers made the loads too stout for comfortable usage.  Thus it has been pretty much relegated to hunting duty since.  Now we have the 10mm & .40 S&W that have pretty much taken that market over, but those aren't true wheelgun cartridges.

I've often lusted over the possibility of coming across a snubbie S&W Model 57, but the closest I've ever seen is a 4" version and everyone who's got one of the M57's wants a hefty price to wrest it from his grasp (rightfully so).  So now the new Nightguard S&W line has a Model 357 .41 Magnum 2.5" barrel example coming out in '09 that I'd love to try out.  This might be one of those S&Ws that overcomes my prejudice against the lock and the premium pricing.  Maybe.

Monday, January 05, 2009

#1, As In One Million Dollars those surrounding Dr. Evil may not think $1,000,000 is a lot of money, but it certain is for a gun.  Said gun should be able to plow down terrorists and Nazis (not to mention zombies) with ease.  Yet this lowly six gun is up for auction and could fetch the hefty sum, I'm unsure if a gun has sold for more, but I'd be willing to bet not.  Is it worth that much?  As a tool, definitely not.  We aren't talking about a tool though, we're talking about the grandest of Colts, a Peacemaker, THE Peacemaker, serial number 1.  To some, this pistol may look worn and ugly, but to a cowboy, she's a beauty.

It certainly looks better than the painted atrocities we saw last week.

Hat tip to Xavier for finding this one.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


This is sweet! I saw the link first at Tam's, and of course had to look it up. This is right up my...alley!

You can find their website here

Now I have an excuse for that Tommy I've been wanting. We can use the three 97's that Jose has started collecting and of course the wild bunch 1911's. I've even got a gangster hat from my roleplaying days. I am so there...I just need to convince somebody to bring out their full auto Tommy for me to play with!