Friday, March 18, 2005

1911 and CCW

I love the 1911. But i have to agree with Christopher A. Lee that it is not the best choice for CCW most of the time. He lays out the reasons here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Handguns cartridges in carbines

Leverguns has some velocity comparisons between handguns and rifles in the same caliber. If you're a revolver guy, it gives another reason for choosing a magnum and levergun over a semi-auto.

The 9mm rarely gains more than 100 fps out of a long barrel. Revolver rounds gain much more. Check out the 125gr. Gold Dot loading from Buffolo Bore : 1603 fps out of a four inch revolver and 2298 fps out of a carbine.

I posted about that before here.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Remington 7615

Neat, neat idea. Pump action rifle (based on the 870 shotgun), takes AR-15 magazines, .223 cartridge. Suddenly, i'm interested. Michael Bane tried one out at Gunsite.
The anti-gun male

I found this over at the Carnival of Cordite, Week Four.

The Anti Gun Male - Julia Gorin

Let's be honest. He's scared of the thing. That's understandable--so am I. But as a girl I have the luxury of being able to admit it. I don't have to masquerade squeamishness as grand principle--in the interest of mankind, no less.

A man does. He has to say things like "One Taniqua Hall is one too many," as a New York radio talk show host did in referring to the 9-year old New York girl who was accidentally shot last year by her 12-year old cousin playing with his uncle's gun.

But the truth is he desperately needs Taniqua Hall, just like he needs as many Columbines and Santees as can be mustered, until they spell an end to the Second Amendment. And not for the benefit of the masses, but for the benefit of his self-esteem.

He often accuses men with guns of "compensating for something." The truth is quite the reverse. After all, how is he supposed to feel knowing there are men out there who aren't intimidated by the big bad inanimate villain? How is he to feel in the face of adolescent boys who have used the family gun effectively to defend the family from an armed intruder? So if he can't touch a gun, he doesn't want other men to be able to either. And to achieve his ends, he'll use the only weapon he knows how to manipulate: the law.
Blog roll addititions

I've added a couple of new blogs i just found:


Pennsylvania hunt fish shoot

Both are well worth checking out.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Civilian response

Kim du Toit and Michael Bane both have useful things to say about the recent shootings in Tyler, Texas.