Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Carbines and bug-out gear

Some important points to ponder here.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

You know, i heard it happened to a friend of a guy who used to work with a guy ....

I discovered that there is still a largely overblown fear of damaging firearms by dry firing a handgun. ‘Damaging guns by dry-fire’ seems to be the gun hobby’s version of ‘I woke up in a bathtub filled with ice-water and one of my kidneys was stolen.” While it may be possible, it is highly improbable.

More at GHG and View from the Porch.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Unsolicited marketing advice

Carbine/hangun combinations have been around since the advent of useful centerfire cartridges (i.e 1873). In the later Old West the 44-40 and 38-40 et. al. appeared in both the Colt SAA and the Winchester 1873.

You can still own a revolver and carbine combination and enjoy all the associated advantages.

It's harder with semi-autos and only Beretta has a current model line that includes pistol carbines that use the same magazines as the pistol.

I think Springfield could fix that with an XD carbine.

It would give them unparalleled breadth in their product line: everything from subcompacts for CCW through full-sized service pistols and a long gun that uses the same magazines.