Military intelligence…

Honest politician.

Jumbo shrimp.

Light-weight Desert Eagles.

Wow. Looks like I’m getting a new concealed carry gun. Right.

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7 thoughts on “Military intelligence…

  1. MamaLiberty December 21, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Ah, me neither. Never shot a Desert Eagle, and probably never will. My EDC is a solid work horse 😄 9mm. Goes bang every time, doesn’t have much recoil, and puts nice, fat holes in things… especially with the Hornady Critical Duty JHP…

    I’m glad some people have the money to get things like the DE… but I’ll bet very few actually carry them. A single stop and frisk would certainly ruin the day… heck, probably a whole year. 🙂

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    • TRX December 21, 2015 / 5:21 pm

      Those DE prices aren’t out of like for “boutique” 1911s. Some people persuade themselves they need a $3,000 race gun to engage an opponent at rock-throwing distance. They could probably get a better return by putting the money toward marksmanship practice…

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      • MamaLiberty December 21, 2015 / 5:27 pm

        As long as they are spending their own money, of course TRX. If they want to risk having a $3,000. gun confiscated… who am I to complain? 🙂 But I’d sure love to have that kind of money so I could round out my own “collection.” LOL

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        • TRX December 24, 2015 / 6:08 pm

          That, and general wear and tear, and my Alien-grade sweat are pretty hard on carry guns. I’d never consider carrying one of my more-expensive toys that way. But in my experience, most people only carry for a few weeks or months before it becomes a hassle, and then the gun sits in a drawer somewhere after that.

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          • MamaLiberty December 25, 2015 / 6:36 am

            That’s even crazier, TRX. No way to really know, of course, but I suspect that’s not always true here in rural Wyoming. I’ve carried 18/7 for about 10 years now, and never tire of it. I carry openly most of the time, so there’s no sweat threat to my EDC. 🙂

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  2. TRX December 21, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    A friend bought a .44 Desert Eagle back in the ’80s. I’ve run a lot of ammunition through it over the years. It’s fun, but the huge grip is awkward even for my shovel-sized hands.

    For the kind of money they’re asking for the new lightweight versions, I’d go for a Coonan .357, which you can buy new, and an LAR Grizzly in .50AE, which you can still find in that general price range, and is a much less bulky gun.

    For that matter I wouldn’t pass up an Automag V, though it’s an orphan with a bad reputation. Larry Grossman’s design was sound, but AMT could break a crowbar in a sandbox, then lose one of the pieces. Despite its appearance, the Automag V isn’t a 1911 variant like the Coonan or LAR.

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  3. Bear December 21, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    I used to have a Grizzly in .45 Win Mag (actually, it came with the .357 conversion, but I never used it). I would actually carry that concealed, just to prove it could be done, after someone made a joke about it.

    (That Griz is why L. Neil Smith gave the Spaceman’s Fund lady in The American Zone a titanium purple “Bussjaeger .04 Hypersonic”.)

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