Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Battle Pistol

"Great article on the S & W Model 27. Lots of good historic info.
Most people's
main battle pistols are semiautos
(mine is Colt Combat Elite).
But we shooters who have been
around the block a few times have a soft spot
in our heart
for revolvers. The Smiths have a special place in my heart/gun safe.

The Model 27 or 28 is the one I've never acquired --
still looking at the shows.

Thanks to John Marshall for a very informative article."

Tim Elliott -- CarlostheDwarf@earthlink.net

It's important to think. It's what separates us from lentils
--The Fisher King (1991)
The above letter is from the May 2008 Blue Press, which is always good for a little hooah hooey.

Letters like this one really chew on Ranger's ass. This is exactly why the anti-gun crowd has such credibility. Imagine somebody actually talking with a straight face about their "main battle pistol"?

Does such a person even have a clue about how this is stupidity incarnate? Here is a civilian in the good old USA talking about his main battle pistol; what a crock of crap.

Has this type of individual ever used a pistol in actual combat, or even home defense? Does he even know anybody who has?

This is what the U.S. has become. A simple Smith & Wesson has become a "battle pistol," and George Bush is a Warrior King.

God help us.

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Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

pistol? in battle? fuck. me. running. m60's, 12 guage, thompson, m16, m14, BAR, SAW, thumpers for crying out loud (god bless thumpers).

pistols are for last ditch, close in work. used correctly you'll get stuff on ya. for really close, the quiet professional generally opts for .22 plenty of kill, not a lot of noise no messy exit wounds to worry about. "main battle" with pistols?

god i'd like to tangle with these stupid shits.

and you're absolutely correct. the best defense is awareness.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 12:37:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

well i reckon The Blue Press won't hire us a writers. jim

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 9:22:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

i was fairly notorious for my "horses for courses" attitude when it came to armaments. i figure terrain has the final say in your choice. if i'm, for instance, coming up out of the swamp, i want a weapon that can handle moisture and mud (i'll protect as best i can, but, i need to anticipate). if i'm in a hard surface zone like a city, i want slower more thudding rounds. if i'm in close quarters i would prefer shorter barrels. it's not rocket science, it's common sense.

i once handled a supply chief who was fairly exasperated at my drawing a hard to find, but huge calibre elephant gun for some long range single target work. he asked me straight up "why don't you bring these back?" i told him "because it's long and heavy and i need to shoot three rounds and get the fuck out of there fast." then he asked "why do you always want the .475?" i replied without hesitation "because they don't make anything bigger."

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 11:29:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Rick98C said...

All goes along with our newly militarized society in which we traded in soldiers for "warriors", many cops wear camo and kevlar, and being "antiwar" is a sign of unpatriotic weakness, as is questioning anything the gummint says about "security" and "freedom."

Well, just to name a few. Saw a good one the other day... a play on FDR's "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." The slogan for the Bush years is "We have nothing but fear."

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:00:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

my battle pistol protects me from fear and playing with it helps me to get hard. jim

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 3:04:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Publius said...

"Main battle pistol?" That's a new one on me. I do have a handgun, but that's for a single purpose, and as MB points out, I expect to get a little messy if I ever have to use it. I keep the better, longer stuff for when the Commie hordes come down my street.

MB says he'd love to tangle with these stupid shits. No, you wouldn't, MB. You'd end up feeling so sorry for their pathetic asses that one of 'em might get in a lucky shot while you're laughing.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:06:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Rick98C said...


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You got that right!

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 12:19:00 AM GMT-5  

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