Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Lumbering Toward Bethleham
Every so often I try to throw in some obscure culture references to pretend I'm smarter than I am....didn't fool you, did I?
Anyhow, the Hamilton Bowen/Ruger 56-50 Spencer revolver — Project Ultimate Bulldog — is now officially rolling along. Ideally, I'll end up with a 5-shot round-butt 3-1/2 inch .50 cal snub throwing 350-grain lead softballs at 800 fps. Yes, of course, there's no point to it, unless I'm set upon by feral riding lawnmowers...maybe I'll get a crossdraw holster for it...with floral carvings.
Check out that bad boy in the picture above...the coolest air gun I've run across in a while. It's an 8-shot, CO2 cartridge-fired less lethal system from Security With Advanced Technology. It also fires pellets for force-on-force simulations. Short review...it rocks! Was out putting rounds — er, pellets — through one today. We were using pellets filled with talcum powder instead of a pepper compound, so the whole range smelled like a freshly buffed-up baby's butthole.
Seriously, you'll see more of this blaster on SHOOTING GALLERY...I'm liking it a lot for simulations, not to mention neighborhood critters. There also appears to be some utility in changing infant diapers with the right pellets, but I'm not going to go there.
Detonics is refunded and, I'm told, good to go. That's a Good Thing, since I like the little CombatMaster a lot...hey, if it was good enough for Sonny Crockett, it's good enough for me, being as I am a simple peasant. More when the details are worked out in a week or so.