Sunday, February 21, 2010
Scrub-a-dub-dub, all our match guns are squeaky clean! I am sorry I swore off dishwashers.
I'm sorry to report that I'm presently reading — albeit not very closely — one of the crappiest books I've stumbled into for a long time — IRON RIVER, by the normally reliable T. Jefferson Parker. To say this book sucks is an insult to "suck." Quick premise — there is an "iron river" of guns flowing from sleazy American gun dealers to Mexican drug cartels. As the book notes, the cartels have full-auto AKs and, get this, flame throwers, but what they really pine for are S&W .357 Magnum semiautos (really...could I make nonsense like that up?) and, pause for effect, Ruger .22 semiautos! Wow! Who knew? And the real punch line...a sleazy gun manufacturer (and, hey, anything that has "gun" in the phrase has to be proceeded by "sleazy," tight?) is getting ready to build, pause for effect, .32 ACP submachineguns for the cartels! Holy Skorpion, Batman! Civilization is at risk!
Anyway, Jeff Parker has always been presented to me as a stand-up "gun guy." Instead, he proves himself to be just another whining liberal. This book is nothing but an antigun propaganda piece, the same brainless drivel we put up with in the mainstream media. I made the mistake of buying this steaming POS...learn from me, little grasshoppers!
Okay, call it two thumbs down on IRON RIVER...
Okay T. Jeff, here's the gun the Mexican cartels are really salivating over, a BANANA BLASTER (courtesy The Firearms Blog)! That's right, T. Jeff....they have machineguns, flame throwers and rockets, but they depend on AMERICAN GUNSHOWS for access to fruit-based firearms:
Meanwhile, back in the Real World, I thought I might make Frank James cry. Frank, as you may or may not know, has this think for 10mm S&W 610 revolvers. One of my readers is offering this sweetheart piece for sale...
Sigh...wish I had the spare $1200 bucks he's asking! It's a beautiful gun!