This meme was floating around the gun blogs a few days ago: What 5 firearms would I purchase, should price nor practicality be an issue?
Well, I’m a practical kind of guy so I won’t be putting a GAU-8 on the list, but here is what I would get
- Barret 82A1 with the BORS scope
- Thompson Sub-machine gun
- Shiloh Sharps 1874 Buffalo rifle
- Templar Custom MCWS (Multi-Caliber Weapons System) You get 5.56 Wylde, 6.5 Grendal, and .50 Beowulf all in one package. Sounds like a win to me.
- Nighthawk Custom T3 .45
Yeah, that would cover most possibilities – except maybe a tank attack.
As Linoge over at Walls of the City (which should have been on my blog roll a long time ago) noted, I am now venturing into making custom grips. I actually got going in this direction because my wife has tiny hands and she was not happy with the grips on her revolver. Me, being the kind of guy I am, looked at it and decided that it was silly that I should buy some grips that would still be too large when I can just make them myself. So, here we are.
I am currently assembling the last of the equipment I need which will eat up about $800 (wonder if there are any venture capitalists out there wanting to throw me money….)
Anyway, once all that is taken care of and I have a proper workstation and tools I will begin production on some 1911, Hi-Power, Beretta and even a Ruger SP101 set of grips. These are what I am starting with because they are the pistols I have available. I will probably be able to get hold of a Model 60 and do some S&W grips too,
If anyone has a special request for a set, feel free to let me know, I am always open to expanding my range of skills and I will back my work with a 100% money back guarantee. I plan to be up and running by March and as things get closer I’ll let you know about the website, product designs and what I have available in inventory for immediate sale (I’m positive that this will include some full and compact 1911 grips as well as some Brownings).
I look forward to putting some work into your hands very soon.
For those of you that have Androids and are at the beginning of your service contract… you’re screwed
Google has already been collecting some of this information. But for the first time, it is combining data across its Web sites to stitch together a fuller portrait of users.
Consumers won’t be able to opt out of the changes, which take effect March 1. And experts say the policy shift will invite greater scrutiny from federal regulators of the company’s privacy and competitive practices.
A user signing up for Gmail, for instance, might never have imagined that the content of his or her messages could affect the experience on seemingly unrelated Web sites such as YouTube.
“Google’s new privacy announcement is frustrating and a little frightening,” said Common Sense Media chief executive James Steyer. “Even if the company believes that tracking users across all platforms improves their services, consumers should still have the option to opt out — especially the kids and teens who are avid users of YouTube, Gmail and Google Search.”
Yet one more reason I won’t buy a damn thing from GunsAmerica. First they say that gun bloggers aren’t “real” journalists and that they had to deal with “nobodies who can install wordpress and have nobody reading anything they write” at the SHOT show, and now they are talking about “Man guns”
Go over to The Black Sunday Society and watch the fail
Because, you know, those little ladies should stick to .38’s and .380’s.
My suggestion to whoever is in charge over at GunsAmerica: Reach down with both hands, grab your ears and pull until you hear your head popping out of your ass.