Sunday, May 30, 2010

My life is a string of meaningless coincidences...

I have two pistols which I regularly CCW.

I usually carry the Springfield Armory Professional Model I've had since late '01. I also have an old Colt that I set up to be as similar in the hand as possible (long trigger, flat MSH, three-dot night sights, 20 lpi checkering and whatnot) that I mostly use for a range gun and backup. However, I'd been carrying the Colt for the last few months, after setting the Springer aside for a detailed scrubbing.

This morning, I went up into the attic to unload the Colt and put the Pro back on my hip. Just after I did so, I noticed a copy of the very first issue of Concealed Carry Magazine lying atop a stack of periodicals. For whatever reason, it caught my eye, and I picked it up and thumbed through it.

There on page 15 was an Oleg Volk photo of the very pistol I had just stuck in my holster.

It is, indeed, a small world...

8 comments:

Breda said...

I love that you used the word "periodicals."

Carteach0 said...

Funny.... just today I was on the Concealed Carry website for the first time in a year.

Tam said...

Breda,

It's easy for me, because "magazines" has a whole diff'rent meaning 'round here. ;)

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Just read a blurb about military pistols in a 'guns of the world's militarys type book. Apparently, the 1911 is no good, and soon the US Army will adopt a 9mm. They weren't sure which pistol, but the copyright on this book was 1981 or somesuch.

Weer'd Beard said...

Does Oleg have said picture posted in one of his galleries?

You got me curious.

Tam said...

I couldn't find the photo from the mag (it was my Pro and my Jetfire lying side by side,) but there are a few other shots of my Pro in his arms section.

Here's one.

reflectoscope said...

Is that your thumb, too?

Jim

Tam said...

I believe it is.