July 29, 2006

The Gun Fad

Wish we'd talked about this last weekend, Rusty. Great to meet you, though. I'll just echo what everyone else has said: get a revolver (.38 Special or .357, please), get some training, spend a little time at the range. Keep it away from kids, and the untrained.

And have fun. Firearms are the greatest.

Via Insty.

Posted by Attila Girl at July 29, 2006 08:33 PM | TrackBack

One? That's like having one potato chip. You need several. Little ones for tin cans and gophers. Shotguns for being able to say, "I can't miss". And really really big ones to get the frustration out of your system.

Posted by: Jack at July 30, 2006 06:59 PM

I own a 20-gauge, a .40-caliber Glock, a .357 Ruger revolver, and a Ruger Tomcat .32.

I used to have a nice S&W Chief's Special--my first, and favorite, firearm--but my mother stole it from me.

The husband owns mostly rifles and .45 ACP sidearms, though I did get him a .22 for target practice.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 30, 2006 07:11 PM

Psh. Getting a .22 as practice for using a .45 ACP is like masturbating as practice for having real sex.

Posted by: Desert Cat at August 1, 2006 06:36 PM

Right. It's just not done ;)

I know, I know: there's virtually no perceived recoil, unlike with "the real thing." But the ammo is cheaper, and getting those microscopic bullets where you want them is still a challenge.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 1, 2006 10:06 PM

I know this is going to sound 'funny', but I really don't know how many guns I have. I have a list of them with serial numbers.

My favorites are in no particular order;

S&W Mod 19 combat mag.
Win Def 12 g pump
1911 45
Lugar 9mm (grandfather got this in WWI)
S&W Mod 12 38 spc
S&W 456 9mm with 3-15 shot clips

Posted by: Jack at August 2, 2006 06:57 AM

Wow! I want a Luger. But WWII vintage.

And a Colt Commander in .45 ACP.

And a single-action revolver.

And a Sig Sauer.

Then I'll be done ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 2, 2006 11:21 AM

Ever see a desert eagle. I got to shoot one. They are fun, but very heavy. They tried to sell me a .50 mag version at the store. But I don't have any elephants in the yard.

I also saw an interesting gun recently. A seven shot titanium revolver. It was light, I mean really light. You could carry that backpacking all day. And it was a .357 so it would stop most anything.

Posted by: Jack at August 2, 2006 05:18 PM

Naturally, I saw Desert Eagles when I was working at the gun magazine. But the biggest sidearm I ever shot was a .44.

The titanium holds no attraction for me: I'm a small person, and the reason I shoot .45s so well is that they are good and heavy, so I have a decent shooting platform.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 2, 2006 11:21 PM

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