Category Archives: Ordnance

Gunday Afternoon

Model 1891/30 Mosin-Nagant, 7.62x54R Spent several hours cleaning a lot of cosmoline from one of these. It was made in 1933 and has the “Hex” receiver (actually octagonal). Tweet

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Gunday Afternoon

Taurus Model 627, .357 Magnum, 4-inch barrel, matte stainless steel, 7-shot cylinder. Tweet

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Gunday Afternoon

Hi-Point 995TSFG, 9x19mm (Luger). 10-round capacity. I have not fired it yet. By all reports, this is fun, cheap, reliable and fairly accurate. (It is also inexpensive.) It’s intended for slightly more authoritative plinking than a .22. It certainly is … Continue reading

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Gunday Afternoon

Taurus TCP (PT 738) in .380 ACP. 6+1 capacity. 5 x 3 5/8 x3/4 inches, 10.3 ounces. Polymer frame, stainless steel slide (available in titanium w/9 ounce weight). Uses the Browning swinging link design like a 1911 .45. The pistol … Continue reading

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Gunday Evening

Stoeger Cougar, 9mm parabellum, 15+1 magazine capacity. Unusual rotating barrel locking system that does not pivot the barrel down, instead rotating the barrel while keeping it in the same plane. Essentially identical to the Beretta Cougar (it is actually produced … Continue reading

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Gunday Afternoon

Haven’t done one of these in a while.   Taurus model 605B, 2-inch barrel, .357 magnum, 5 round capacity. Tweet

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Pro-Gun Sentiment Rising

It’s almost a throwaway line, yet Newsweek used it in the title to this short piece: Bredesen’s handling of the Tennessee gunfights-signing one bill, vetoing another, keeping his options open on still others-offers a window onto the surprisingly scattershot nature … Continue reading

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Gunday Morning

A. Uberti single-action Cattleman Hombre in .45 caliber Long Colt. This is a replica of the 1873 Colt Single-Action Army, more commonly known as the Peacemaker. Tweet

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Ding Dong

It sure ain't Avon calling. The Telegraph reports on a new trend in home sales parties. No, it isn't food storage systems, makeup, cookware or even sex toys. It's Tasers – marketed to women in home party settings. First there were … Continue reading

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Arms Race

My wife and I went out for a while today and decided to stop at a sporting goods store. I had wanted to take a look at a handgun but declined to buy it when the store did not carry … Continue reading

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FNP-9 First Tryout

I posted about getting this yesterday. I took it out today to give it a try. 200 rounds through it with no problems whatsoever. Because of the light weight, the precieved recoil is a bit higher than with my Taurus … Continue reading

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The Easter Gunny Drops By

In what has become an annual tradition here at the Crabitat, the Easter Gunny dropped by for a visit: Fabrique National (Herstal) FNP-9. 9mm parabellum. Polymer body, black-finished stainless steel slide. Double-single action. 16 + 1 magazine capacity (three magazines … Continue reading

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Ride ‘Em, Cowboy

My daughter helped out a friend of hers when the local 4-H group could not get enough kids to participate in a horse-grooming contest. While at the fair, she saw an exhibition of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and came home raving … Continue reading

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Sometimes, You Have A Good Day

My son called me yesterday and asked if I wanted to go shooting today at the club. A good friend of his from back in Illinois was out visiting (he was the best man at my son's wedding last year). … Continue reading

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The Easter Gunny

The Easter Gunny dropped by for a visit! Leaving a trail of .44 caliber eggs behind….. Model 1858 New Model Army, 12-inch barrel, modeled after the mythical "Buntline Special" revolvers. (And despite what you may have read as "fact", the … Continue reading

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