Saturday, October 13, 2012

So, What's In Your Holster?

Opened the gunshop today and decided to take a pic of today's carry-piece (well, one of two, as I carry a backup...).

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Sig Sauer Platinum Elite 1911:

You'll see in the picture below the Sig has an external extractor, which is NOT how St. Browning designed it, but it still works.  Actually, this gun looks great, and has run absolutely flawlessly from round 1.  It is also accurate.  Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, when I let people handle this in the shop (unloaded, of course), they never seem to want to give it back to me...  And no, it is not for sale (this was a Christmas present to me from my wife - the coolest wife EVAH!).

Those of you with a discerning eye might note a scratch or two on the left side of the slide (ouch).
That is because this gun hit the gravel drive one day, because stupid Galco's newer Jackass rigs don't let you carry a 1911 in condition 1 (cocked and locked), and they don't bother to mention that in the instructions.
(Note the hammer is down in the next pic; which means I have to lower the hammer down on a live round if I want to have one-handed operation out of the holster.)

So, what's in your holster?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Good One

Seen at Vox Day's site:

Stilicho October 09, 2012 5:01 PM
From a friend:

Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government in which the least capable of leading are elected by the least capable of producing, and in which the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.