If I had the means to build an automotive collection that rivals my gun collection… I’d have a few cars that I don’t think most fellows would expect.
A Jeep Rubicon, and a classic full sized Wagoneer.
BMW M3, and a 2002.
Porsche 944S2, and a Cayman.
Toyota Tacoma 4 door, and an FJ.
A Ford Police Interceptor.
There would be some others as well, such as an Alfa Brera, and a tweaked 84 VW Rabbit GTI (again) … but the above list would be the first vehicles I’d go for. The one car on the list that has surprised those that have first heard it, is the little Miata. My wife’s extended family has a fellow that actually races them. The suspension with some tweaking and the engine, with some tweaking produces a machine that is just incredible. The balance and quick handling is astonishing… it is one of the last of the true sports cars. To many people confuse a Sports Car for a GT car. Two very different things.
We see many videos like this on YouTube. Here’s another one.
The people on this range are very lucky. Someone could have killed right there. Having this happen with a revolver is unusual. Granted. But there was a case years ago in Virginia where the novice shooter was trying a Desert Eagle and the gun gun recoiled up, pointed at the instructor behind her, and fired again… killing the instructor.
Let me be clear… this isn’t funny. Giving a novice shooter an overpowered gun for whatever reason isn’t funny. It’s serious, because bad things can happen and you can take someone interested in shooting and make them all the sudden not interested in shooting. So forget the Macho “This is my gun and you can’t handle it” bravado and stuff it. If you have a novice shooter that wants to try it, prepare them, make sure they use a good stance and they have a good grip. And only load 1 round. Just one. If they want to try it again, load another one. Once they get the handle on it, then you can let them roll off a whole mag or cylinder full.
This is of course a Photoshop. You can tell because it doesn’t have a funny grip angle. But it does make one think. A lightweight polymer framed 1911 with a super tough finish and awesome reliability…. that would be fantastic. If only… Oh… Never mind.
I think it would be great if Glock did a 1911. I really like SIG’s 1911′s… A company that shocked everyone by coming out with one… and now they are well proven and are arguably the best production 1911′s on the market. I’d still like to see HK build one as well. While I would love for Glock to play in the 1911 market, I’d first like to see them build the long rumored Glock Carbine. Going back to the early days of TheFiringLine.com rumors from different corners of the internets spoke of Glock developing a Carbine. This has never happened. I wish it would. Other companies are doing well making kits to turn Glocks into Carbines… I’d like to see Glock themselves do a dedicated model. Pistol caliber carbines sell pretty well. HK did some for law enforcement and grudgingly let civilians buy neutered versions. Kel Tec and Beretta offer them and many shooters have turned their AR’s into pistol caliber carbines. Crusader even did some. So the market is there.
For those following the SNAFU called Operation Fast and Furious, aka Project Gunwalker by the guys that busted this case wide open… The situation has taken an interesting twist.
Mexico wants to put the officials on trial in Mexico. Considering the violence and damage this has done to Mexico, I am willing to let them have them. The ATF willingly armed violent criminals in Mexico. While normally I don’t like the idea of another country extriditing Americans to be tried in a foreign country… this was clearly an offense against Mexico and I think they have every right to do this.
Operation Fast and Furious is a clear violation of the laws they themselves were tasked to enforce. The ATF has invalidated their charter… the reason for their existence was to prevent this very thing, and here they are the ones doing it. Do we need a new agency to keep guns out of the hands of the ATF?
So here is the real question. Who is more irrelevant, useless, dangerous, and needs to be done away with ASAP: The ATF or the UN?