Monday, December 29, 2008

Fluctuating curmudgeonliness...

I like Xavier a lot, but some targets are just irresistable:

How can a man who carries a 1911 with its barrel chopped to a stub, a beavertail safety, glow-in-the-dark sights, a 416 stainless slide, and a frame made from recycled soda cans complain about a non-traditional finish on an old revolver design?

I mean, you used to like "hostile environment" finishes, Xavier. ;)



(FWIW, I was going to assign this post to the category of "revolvers", but I realized I don't have that category; only "Smith and Wesson"... )

16 comments:

KurtP said...

I have a Pdrossoli .44 Colt Navy that I took the blueing off of.
It looks alot better Au Natural than the cheap (almost) spray-on finish that it had.

It didn't take a whole lot of boiling in vinger water to take the blueing of to match the missing "case hardening" on the loading lever from when I got solvent on it.

Xavier said...

Hey! The sights do not glow in the dark.........

the pawnbroker said...

"some targets are just irresistable:"

and some, like the rarity of tam misspelling a word, are just downright irresistible.

jtc

Bob in Houston said...

What? No Pic Rail? Where am I gonna hang my Surefire and Tacticool Lazer?
I will say they do look like they might have been at home on the set of Firefly/Serenity.

Grant Cunningham said...

"(FWIW, I was going to assign this post to the category of "revolvers", but I realized I don't have that category; only "Smith and Wesson"... )"

Must...resist...

-=[ Grant ]=-

reflectoscope said...

Call me heathen, but the modern finishes on those revolvers looks.. what? A little out of place, but I admire the functionality of it. (Although it would kill me if someone did that to an original)

Jim

Carteach0 said...

I saw that post... and was trying my hardest to erase the image from my mind. Pale Ale was not up to the job, but I was willing to continue the effort.

Then YOU had to go and refresh it!
Now I'll have to drink a lot more ale, and maybe cuddle my new Beretta, while assuring it that no heathen with a spray can will ever be allowed in the same room.

Tam said...

It's not like these were actual antique Peacemakers...

(Of course, my carry gun has a bake-on finish and glow in the dark sights, and it's a pre-Series 70 Colt, so there's no telling what I might do.)

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Only S&W...

Check the cylinder rotation on a Colt lately? The shock could do you some good :)

Ahab said...

Oh man, I was trying to forget about those revolvers. They trigger my automatic reflex desire to buy anything in "coyote tan" (it matches like, all my pants and is easy to accessorize!) but at the same time my brain goes "wait, what?"

But hey, I hope USFA sells a half million of the damn things, because they 1) make great guns, and 2) everyone should own one single action revolver, even if it's baked coyote tan.

Joseph said...

At least they aren't zebra striped or painted up like a tractor.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

If you coat a short Ruger, is that a baked Alaskan?

perlhaqr said...

I wonder how my Model 29 would look in Durakote...

WV: "stics", what I expect to be hit with after posting this comment...

Anonymous said...

USFA makes jus' luverly real SAA's. Even their bargain-priced Rodeo is better fitted, timed and more accurate than contemporary factory Colts.

They are, in actual fact, the NEW Colt, built the way Colt SHOULD build them. Have an all-blued StoreKeeper Model that has caused involuntary eyeball popping among a Couple of Colt fanatic friends. The foregoing is not a minority opinion among the more astute sixgun crowd.

However, if'n I WANT a durable all weather gun, the Stainless NEW VAQuero SAA-size framed gun is a dandy -- and rugged like Jeep, Komrade.

I have a shorty version called the Montado, that is tight, right and hip pocket handy. With six-poppers like that around, I'm not sure that USFA is heading off in a profit making direction, with those strea-ech frames and survival gun coatings. Also, the proprietary ammo, the semi-wildcat chamberings, etc? I dunno 'bout that.

Not rilly my biz, but I DO like the USFA products that they have done builded, already. A Bisley Flat-Top Target in .44Spec or .32-20 would be at the top of my "What I'd rather have, than a new car and mortgage payment" list.

Anyway, f'r whut hitz woith, judge not USFA by this latest excursion, but by the really excellent SAA products which they have produced and upon which their rep firmly and deservedly resides.

T-t-t-thatsa awl, fowks.

John the Red
West End'o Lake Erie

Sean Galt said...

I'd get one in a heartbeat, if I had the cash and wasn't "in process" on 3 other guns I want.
Something that I know goes "bang" when I want it to, check. Something with a finish I don't worry about solvents or scratching or ammonia, check. A modern non-automatic "working" gun, check. Not for everyone, but neither is a $2000 replica classic single action. I'm glad USFA is rolling these out, before some lesser maker did.

1894C said...

You know you frequent the gun blogs a lot when you get the

"Grant Cunningham said...

"(FWIW, I was going to assign this post to the category of "revolvers", but I realized I don't have that category; only "Smith and Wesson"... )"

Must...resist...

-=[ Grant ]=-"

Revolver joke right away...

LOL!