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

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Out With the Old, In With the ... Older! (Pt. II)

So, back in 2005 I suspended my search for a Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 Lew Horton special N-frame 5" barreled .45 Colt and instead purchased a 4" Model 25-13 Mountain Gun in that caliber.  Then, early the following year I bought a Winchester '94 rifle in the same caliber.  Early this year, I traded my '94 for a smaller, handier Rossi '92 - again in .45 Colt.

Today I went to see my favorite Merchant O'Death, and he said, "Kevin, you like Smith & Wesson revolvers! Wanna see something interesting?"

It's not a Lew Horton, but it is a custom Model 25-7, 5" .45 Colt. No stupid lock, heavy barrel, unfluted cylinder, firing pin on the hammer. Looks like this:

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Now I need to get it to the range to see how it shoots.  It weighs about 5 oz. more than the Mountain Gun and a lot of that is in the barrel, so hopefully it'll be a bit less brisk with the 285 grain cast load I shoot in that caliber.

It belonged to the guy who owns the gun shop I bought it from, so I'm expecting good things.

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