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R & R / Re: More random internet weirdness.
« Last post by sarge712 on Today at 07:29:26 AM »
I have to give him credit for telling the truth instead of a Clintonesque "I did NOT have sacrificial relations with that goat..."
General Firearms Discussion / Re: MK760 submachine gun
« Last post by NukMed on Today at 05:39:13 AM »
What?  No love for the old Grease Gun?

I was issued one of these and a 1911 back in the 80's that were probably new when my grandfather was politely suggesting to random Germans that they leave Normandy.

Never did any of the M3's or 1911's I was issued ever malfunction, unlike every last one of the M16's I was issued which couldn't get through 40 round at the range without pooping the bed at least once.
General Firearms Discussion / Madsen M50
« Last post by Nightcrawler on Today at 03:15:48 AM »
A boxier tube gun, and even more obscure.

General Firearms Discussion / Walther MPL
« Last post by Nightcrawler on Today at 03:10:54 AM »

The Walther MPL always played third fiddle to the MP5 and the Uzi, but it seems to have been a great gun.
General Firearms Discussion / Re: Interesting Looking Guns
« Last post by Nightcrawler on Today at 03:07:42 AM »
Also the new PL-14 from Russia is very cool looking as well, although I'm guessing since the Russians haven't really had an original idea betwixt them in the last 100 years or so, I'm guessing this thing is just a dolled up version of some other pistol or something in that vein.

still looks cool though.

That is badass looking.  That looks like it belongs in a retro sci-fi film, like Aliens or Blade Runner.
Rifles / Re: Good AK
« Last post by Kaso on Today at 01:02:36 AM »
Fair enough.  Just realize that you are in the distinct minority.  While I want those things as well, I also place a premium on class.  The AK fits me rather well, so I use it - but if I am using an AK, I want it to look like an AK.  If I have to change basically everything about the rifle save the operating system, just so it works for me, I may as well just buy a rifle of a platform that does.

Handguns / Re: Elmer Keith's revolver!
« Last post by JackCrow on Today at 12:41:30 AM »
I agree, his grip is not ideal for revolver shooting, especially magnums.
Rifles / Re: Good AK
« Last post by tokugawa on Today at 12:35:40 AM »
Why?  Because most of the guys who want an AK, want one because it is an AK.  Not for performance.  If it ceases to have the looks and MoA of a Kalashnikov...  Why bother?  The guts of an AK in another rifle just doesn't have the same appeal.

 I just want a gun that will run. I have seen AK's digest crappy stuff loosely called ammo that had other rifles puking like a sick cat. 
Handguns / Re: Elmer Keith's revolver!
« Last post by Grant on Today at 12:05:40 AM »
  Always liked the #5.  I won't spend the money on one, but the history has always appealed to me.

Then again, part o the mystique of the "old school"  Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan, Askins and Skeeter Skelton are still some of my favorite writers.

Handguns / Elmer Keith's revolver!
« Last post by Nightcrawler on Yesterday at 10:37:45 PM »

Forgotten Weapons gets a chance to shoot Elmer Keith's personal Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum.

I notice that Ian is having a hard time with the recoil.  I think it's the grip he's using.  In my experience, the thumbs-forward grip that is popular may work well with a 9mm Glock, but on a .44, your strong hand tends to come out of your weak hand as the gun comes up.  To prevent this, the grip I use has me locking my support hand thumb on top of the strong hand fingers.  It gives me something to hold onto, basically, and works with the snappiest of guns, from the .357 Magnum snubby to the .500 Smith & Wesson.

Anyway, this gun went up for auction this year.  A lucky score for whomever bought it!

They also have another of Mr. Keith's revolver, his Number 5 custom single action.

...and the cylinder of the Colt Single Action that kaboomed on him, which caused him to transition to .44 Special and, ultimately, led to the .44 Magnum.

If you haven't read it, Sixguns by Keith is a fantastic historical read, giving you an insight into the history of pistolcraft.

If you want your own Keith Number 5, Bowen Classic Arms will turn a Ruger Blackhawk into one for you.

Um, bring money.

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