You know, Taurus is one Gun Maker that has more than it’s share of detractors. But I have to give them some props. Their 1911 really is a solid and well built gun for the money. Bang for the buck value is through the roof. I took a couple that we have at the gun counter, hit them with some Slipstream… and I kid you not, the bloody things are the smoothest 1911s in the case now. (In fact, I’ve never felt such a drastic effect from Slipstream, as I did with the Taurus 1911s!) These are very good 1911’s, not just “for the money”, but very good 1911s – period.
The only real problem it has, is that they are not selling.
You guys know I’ve been itching for a .25-06. Well we got in an older style Sendero on trade. If I was in a better situation financially, I’d snag this thing. As it is, it’s tempting for me to put it on layaway. The older style has the narrower, slimmer stock. The new ones have that huge retarded palm swell that I don’t really care for. This one is just how I like them. If I got it, I’d want to put a Rapid Z 800 on it.
Sometimes I really hate working in a gun store. Being an addict makes the job hard.
So today I get a phone call from the Libertarian Party. Evidently my membership in the party has been absolved. What’s strange about that is that someone from the Libertarian Party HQ had to personally call me to inform me of this. It’s kind of funny, because I thought it was kind of a given when I didn’t send them another check to renew my membership card. Well, I’m just completely heart broken.
To make me feel better, I did get a personal invitation by the Governor of Utah for dinner. Awe… that’s so nice of him. Too bad I’m two seconds away from giving the State of Utah the middle finger. I’m not actively looking to relocated, but let me tell you… I get a decent job offer in another state – I could be very tempted to take it. Utah State has pissed me off. Retarded laws and policy and procedures. My tolerance is very low for Utah’s bullshit. If you guys know of a good job, suitable for an Ogre, give me the heads up.
For those who are fans of the movie, “The Thing”… either Classic or Carpenter… then delight in this little short story. It’s The Thing from the perspective of the Thing, and it’s a brilliant piece of creative writing.
Thanks go to Terry on WTA for posting this up. It’s great stuff.
Obama is, at this very moment, at NASA checking out the Space Shuttle launch that was postponed for 3 days… When what he should be doing, is spending time in Alabama, TX and the other states effected by Al Gore’s Weather. That’s great, Obama. Show us all what is really important. Kudos! You jackwagon.
The Barrett model 82A1 is almost Ten Grand. And I don’t know why. I can’t put my finger on any tangible reason the thing is so bloody expensive. The gun is a very simple design with no complicated machining, and it uses some very common parts. The gun is build of what looks like stamped sheet metal. Thick, but it’s still sheet metal that has some bends. Some of those bent metal parts are welded together with welds that… well… Let’s just say I’ve seen better welds in high school metal shop class. Just looking at the gun I’d say it’s a 600 dollar gun, with a 2,000 dollar barrel… so I’d price it at about 2600 bucks.
So the other day I was sitting at a red light. A dude on a Harley Sportster 1200 pulls up. I didn’t even have to look over to know what he was riding, because it’s obnoxiously loud pipes announced his approach from a block away.