Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Quote of the Day:

"I felt like a kid in a junior high string quartet who had been given a Stradivarius."
-Breda, on shooting a vintage Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless.

You know who designed that gun? That's right, John Moses Browning (PBUH).

I feel that way every time I take one out to the range...

9 comments:

Adrian K said...

As I keep telling my Mormon co-workers: If they swapped out John Smith for John Moses Browning, I'd join right up.

In the Year of Our Lord 1855, God Almighty looked down upon Creation and saw that it was good, and gave us John Moses Browning.

Farm.Dad said...

lol old stuff is new to new shooters

Adrian K said...

And some of us can appreciate that some things are truly timeless.

Tam said...

Farm.Dad,

Is a Stradivarius just an "old fiddle"? ;)

If I ever get too jaded to take pleasure in a prewar Colt or Smith, I'm selling my guns and taking up macrame.

Noah D said...

Sat down over the weekend with the oldest son to play the latest WW2 shooter on the XBox, and used the time to make it a history lesson.

"John Moses Browning - yeah, that's why the BAR is called that. Oh, and he designed that pistol. And that MG. And that one, too. Almost all of those are in use in some form or another - some haven't changed much at all."

"...wow. That guy was amazing."

Anonymous said...

If I ever get too jaded to take pleasure in a prewar Colt or Smith, I'm selling my guns and taking up macrame.

Anyone want to guess what the finished macrame would look like? ;)

piratenewstv said...

Browning was The Man.

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atlharp said...

Well the full length guide rod was the thing that made it shoot so well......Just kidding!

Ah 1911's, beauty!

Anonymous said...

I know its not all that old, but I feel the exact same way every time I take my Steyr USR out of the gun safe.

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world..."