Sigh…my Sweetie and her brother had a nice hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, on which I had to pass. I've still got plenty of writing time to go, but tomorrow I meet with the orthopedic surgeon to discuss supercharging my knee, or whatever.
In the meantime, I got one of the Rock Island "Baby Rock" .380 mini-1911. Isn't it just cute as a button?
"Daddy! I left the 1911 in the washing machine and it shrunk!"
I have to confess that my first thought was that it has the potential to be the coolest itty-bitty race gun in the world…a little comp…a little C-More…a little ludicrous mag well…3/4 scale IPSC.
On a serious note, I really liked the old Colt .380 Government Model. It wasn't really a pocket pistol like the Mustang or Pony, but I thought it was an excellent updated version of the classic 1903/1908 .32 or .380 Colt, which I consider one o fate finest carry guns every made. Why, because it was thin, like really thin. The .380 Government Model was clearly a holster pistol, but it was thin and very well made. It concealed super well, with much better access than in the pocket.
I have high hopes for the Baby Rock. Out of the box, the gun feels great, as one might expect from a mini-1911. The thumb safety was stiff, but hey, it's not the first stiff thumb safety I've seen on a 1911, even a little one. The obvious comparison is to the Sig Sauer 238, Sig's single action .380, or the Kimber Micro, although the 238 and the Micro are a bit smaller than the Baby Rock.
I'll take it out to the range tomorrow!