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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Woohoo! Gun Pr0n! Comment
    Gregory Morris, 10/24/08 7:53:27 pm
    My last few handgun acquisitions have been ugly plastic utility guns. People who know me will tell you that I overwhelmingly prefer steel and wood to plastic. However, Glocks are Glocks. They are good at what they do, and don't have to be pretty to do it. For a carry gun, I want a gun that goes bang when you pull the trigger, and doesn't require any thought to operate other than point, pull, repeat. The G26 does that nicely. And it is both light, and comfortable to carry.


    Still, the cognitive dissonance over the lack of aesthetic balance in my collection has been unnerving.

    I also have a real love for revolvers, although (surprise, surprise) I've never actually owned one. The utility, elegance, and simplicity of a snubby .38 Spl can't be over-estimated.

    So to remedy my complete lack of wheelguns, this afternoon I traded my Bersa (my first ever handgun... sniffle-sniffle) for a blue-steel and wood Taurus.

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    Re: Woohoo! Gun Pr0n!
    Ted, 10/26/08 5:29:37 pm
    Beautiful, classic gun. I'm a sucker for revolvers, and #2 son is starting to shape up that way, too. Kind of strange that my last couple range reports have been black plastic semi autos.
    Re: Woohoo! Gun Pr0n!
    Micheal, 10/27/08 10:29:03 am
    See ya like the older style of M85 Taurus. Got one myself, by far my favorite summer carry gun. I did however, change out the wood factory grips with rubber factory grips so the speed loader will work and make just a little bit more concealable.
    Re: Woohoo! Gun Pr0n!
    Gregory Morris, 10/27/08 10:36:07 am
    I prefer all models of guns that came out before the company started adding stupid integrated "safety locks". Adding lawyer-inspired components to firearms just infuriates me. The new 85s all have that stupid lock thing. I've never heard of it causing the firearm to malfunction, but it is one more thing that could possibly break.

    Might I ask why rubber grips affect how a speed-loader functions? I prefer wood grips for aesthetic reasons, but they are also pretty comfortable to hold. I know the rubber ones are more comfortable for shooting, but I doubt I'll be putting a lot of rounds through this one. I might pick up a pair of rubber grips just to have, but unless they make a huge difference I'll stick to wood.
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