Saturday, June 09, 2012

Time Portal...

From the range today (which visit I needed very much...) here's a photo of a pair of Smith & Wesson M&P's separated by about a hundred years:



I'm getting used to the Crimson Trace Light Guard. I'm already used to the LaserGrips. LaserGrips are almost like cheating.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. You are welcome.

2. So, which is it? 1903 or 1905? (Just what exactly did I buy)?

Shootin' Buddy

Frank W. James said...

Tam: We need a weather in Indiana or the Corn Belt post since I'm no longer blogging because this 'nice' weather shit is getting serious for the nation's corn crop.

No Lie! (If you don't believe me go check the last 2 days of trading on the CB&T!)

And everyone up here agrees I picked a good year to 'retire' from farming.

But other than that, Yeah, I've been practicing too and it's fun IF you don't have to be on your knees all the time praying for rain...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Sendarius said...

The LaserGrips are so much like cheating that, here in Oz, the good guy citizens can't have them.

I guess it's professional courtesy betwixt politicians and criminals, or maybe it's all about OHSA laws and a safe work environment for muggers and rapists. Regardless, it still seems asinine.

Joseph said...

LaserGrips are almost like cheating.

They're better than cheating, you don't have to press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, just grip the gun.

Keads said...

CT's are almost like cheating. Nice spread of technology there. Hell, most of the sights on the old ones were really small to boot. Glad you survived the drone =)

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

Frank, thanks for the update, and I hope you guys get some rain soon.

Tam said...

SB,

If I'm remembering the serial number aright, it's a Model of 1905 - 4th Change, and it has a heat-treated cylinder.


Frank,

Yeah, down here we're only "dry", but the weather guys say that north of Lafayette, y'all are officially in "Moderate Drought" conditions.

I sure picked a hell of a year to try to grow some full-size 'maters.

jbrock said...

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Smith M&P?
The kind Grandpa carried works just fine for me,
with no Star Fleet buzzwords and no stupid key.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Smith M&P?


Seriously though, nice juxtaposition. And I've been wanting to try out one of those newfangled bottomfeeders myself.

Tam said...

jbrock,

The internet is yours for the day. Use your powers only for Good.

Cybrludite said...

If the new M&P if good enough for the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. to use to defend the bridge of their flying aircraft carrier, it's good enough for me.

akornzombie said...

I can imagine the revolver yelling at the tupperware to get off his lawn...

RandyGC said...

The one on the right is the one I think of when I read M&P. It still causes a discontinuity when I realize someone is talking about an autoloader.

Firehand said...

Fired one of the old M&P a while back; Lord, what a smooth action! Whether it came that way or it's the result of so many years of polishing, it was wonderful.

I practice about half & half with the CT grips, turned on and off; I want to make sure "Where's my dot?!?" doesn't crop up

Buzz said...

Yeah, I've been wondering on some of my rides if my neighbors had given up corn in favor of pineapple, agave, and aloe.

Tam said...

Re: The old Military & Police...

That one is Shootin' Buddy's and probably dates to sometime just before or just after WWI.

I have a couple myself, one 5" dating from 1930 and an early postwar four-incher (1953) and both are very smooth, despite showing little sign of much shooting.

Jerry said...

I'll be damn, now THAT, is a pistol rug.

Critter said...

every time i pick up my 1920 M&P i feel i must turn up the collar of my trench coat, pull my fedora low and fire up a smoke. that's a real gun.

Chris said...

I, too, had been absent from the range for far too long (about 6 weeks). Being a traditionalist (read: old fart), I took my 1911 (Kimber, but so what?), and did much better than I had expected. I guess dry fire *does* help some.

Brigid said...

Sorry we missed you, but I got a little of the rust off before the temps his 97 on Sunday.

I've never tried the LaserGrips, going to have to remedy that here soon.