Monday, March 24, 2003

I can wholed-heartedly support this

In the spirit of Meryl Yourish's "Eat an animal for PETA day" I'm starting the official Buy A Gun For Michael Moore Day.

He is a man with a plan.

Plus Kim du Toit (who else?) is ready with suggestions on what to buy...

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Pondering holsters

I really like the Backpacker Dual Loop. I've seen his work and it is amazing. I think it could be just the thing for a Ruger GP100

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Wisdom and temptation

The Coyote at the Dogshow offers some thoughts on close-quarters defense that were an eye-opener. The use of a knife in conjunction with a handgun had never occured to me, but he makes good sense.

So i now have a reason to order that Cold Steel Bowie I had my eye on.......

Now if he could just come up with a reason i need a kukri.......

I can also thank him for dropping this den of temptation onto my screen.....

Beautiful grips at good prices. But I've decided that this is really a money saver. When i get the overpowering urge to buy a new pistol or revolver, I'll just order something for one already in my safe. That should help get me past the urge.
Shotshow 2003
The guys at Gunblast have three pages of pictures!.

I wager that there is something there for everyone.
Savage 99

Kim du Toit
shows off his new purchase here. Everyone should have at least one lever-action in the safe and they don't come much better than a Savage Model 99.

I began hunting in Pennsylvania over 30 years ago. Back then, a lot of hunters carried lever-actions-- usually Winchester 94s in 30-30. It was a good gun and caliber: it was fast-handling (critical given the limited visibility in the brush and bottoms we hunted), it had ample power, and the guns were economical. A lot of good hunters carried the 94.

However, when you met some one with a Savage 99, you knew for certain that they were serious hunters. The Winchester 94 was the default option. Guys who bought a 99 had thought about what they wanted in a deer rifle and were willing to pay a little extra to get it.

What they got was a gun that shouldered quick like the 94, was better-balanced (IMHO), and shot flatter. The 250 Savage and 300 Savage were faster at the muzzle than the 30-30 and because they could use spitzer bullets they increased that edge down range.

The guys who carried 99s were not the type who jumped to the next new thing either. If they were, they would have eventually moved on to the 7mm Remington Mag or the 300 Win Mag. Instead, having found the right tool, they stuck with it.
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