Sunday, March 12, 2006
Boomsticks: Gratuitous Gun Pr0n No. 23
The knife is a Kershaw 1422ST "G-10 Talon", and the revolver is a Model 581-1, circa 1986; Smith & Wesson's "Distinguished Service Magnum".
You can love or hate the full underlug barrel, but there's no denying that the L-frame revolvers it debuted on are sturdy workhorses, easily up to whatever punishment the .357 Magnum chambering can dish out. The 581/681 Distinguished Service Magnums differ from the much more common 586/686 Distinguished Combat Magnums in having an M&P-style fixed sight frame, which makes them less snag-prone, gives them fewer parts to break or fall off, and (in my biased opinion) makes them much more pleasing to the eye.
A body could do worse than to find themselves armed with a serious shootin' iron like this one.