Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Out With the Old, In With the... Older!

About seven years ago, I bought a Winchester 94 for BAG day, the 24" blued version, chambered in .45 Long Colt.  Nice rifle, but the 24" barrel was a bit unwieldy and I really wanted something in stainless, but at the time those were rare as hen's teeth.

Well, my favorite Merchant-O'Death dropped me an email last night to inform me that they'd just received a stainless Rossi M92 carbine in .45LC, if I was interested.


So this morning I trekked over to the shop, hunted for a place to park, (thanks, Obama!) and went in and made a trade. Almost seven years ago I dropped $399 on the Winchester. I got $400 for it today on trade, and dropped an extra $105 to pick up the Rossi. Two model years older (Winchester '92 vs. '94), but much handier with a 16" barrel, and the action is quite smooth. Now I'm looking at modifying it with a peep sight to replace the bolt-mounted safety and a metal magazine follower to replace the plastic one. These seem to be the most recommended modifications made by the Cowboy Action shooters. Very nice piece!

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