Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Miscellaneous Gun Stuff:

1) Remember what I said about guns breaking? Well, I wasn't kidding. They really do. Two is one and one is none.

2) How did I miss this? Dr. Strangegun brings the awesome with a photo-illustrated blow-by-blow detail strip of a 1911 frame. Worth bookmarking.

5 comments:

Ed Foster said...

If I ever have to set up a 1911 assembly line, the good doctor's photos will accompany me. So much better than the crappy little flicks in the TM.
And the cracked slide was on a 10mm, which they were known for. Even the Czechs, with perhaps the best metallurgy in the business, broke a suprising number of BREN 10's.
It's a nasty cartridge that runs at rifle pressures (O.K., 30-30 rifle pressures) up in the high thirty thousands of C.U.P.,in a pistol design developed by St. John the Devine for the mellow old .45 ACP, the hottest loads of which run at half the pressure of a 10mm.
Don Johnson may have loved it back on Miami Vice, but even it's partially neutered step-son, the .40 S&W, doesn't score as well on the range as the .45 it was meant to replace. It beats a 9mm in terminal ballistics, but if you ain't going at least 2500 f.p.s., my thought is you want to screw the biggest hole possible.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

My only wish is it could have been a little better build quality than an RIA.

But hey, I got it for $399, what me worry?

jimbob86 said...

10mm: hands on proof that TANSTAAFL in physics.

shooter said...

sorry to hijack your post, but I figured I could satiate your lust for dead Nazis, machine guns and movies all in one. Here's the link to a new movie due out in August: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808404206/video/11988602

Noah D said...

I like that Spacegun more than is probably healthy or wise. I've even got a full-size RIA sitting around...