June 03, 2004

Choices - Handguns

I've been staring at the list of handguns since the weekend, trying to think of a common theme. I really wanted to head this post with Blessed are the Peacemakers but only one person wanted a Colt Single Action Army, and that was to learn the western movie art of spinning the gun on the trigger finger. Other choices included historic oddities, modern exotica and the purely practical. Altho the S&W .500 and the equivalent from 100 years ago were included, there was not the same emphasis on extreme power as there was with the longarms.

One person selected a historic and sophisticated suppressed .22 simply because it would be handy for plinking (oddly enough, the same person who thought a belt-fed machine gun would be handy for cutting down the trees in his yard). I had the same idea, since I have a .22 rated bullet trap for the pellet gun shooting range on my third floor. My choice does not have the same cachet or elegance, being an inexpensive pistol with an inexpensive can rather than a contract built system with an integral suppressor. In the real world, my local law enforcement officials are known not to sign the necessary Federal paperwork, and my wanting approval of it so I can violate the local ordinance against firearm discharge will not be sufficient reason for them to do so.

Posted by triticale at June 3, 2004 07:45 AM

Is there a Yorkshire terrier infesting your nabe, somewhere nearby? That seems to be the cause of most suppressed-22 daydreams, in my experience.

Posted by: Justthisguy at June 9, 2004 09:54 PM
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