Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Notes from the gun shop...

Handled a S&W 69 yesterday and in my view it is a 4" 696 with matte finish and better grips AND, of course, the Magnum chambering. I showed it to a friend who stopped by the shop and he allowed that it would be perfect with .44 Special level loads, which is true. Not to stir the pot but he didn't like the lock or MIM parts (trigger really) nor did he like the matte finish. People commented on the black screw heads with the stainless gun. I think the cash price would be around $775. I don't know if I can get excited about it at that price.

Glock is doing a good job of getting the G42 out to the public. We had another bunch come in and about half have gone out already. More coming. I've been told that Glock has devoted ALL U.S. production capacity to the G42 until the intial spate of buyers are sated.

I went to the new doctor today. Need a physical and will get one from this guy. He had to interview me before taking me on as a new patient. Dang. Is everyone going through this?

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Notes from the other shop...

I was at the other shop and was paid a visit by Don S_____ of Waynesboro with his father's cartridge collection, or rather, a part of the collection.  Some neat things one doesn't often see.  Among those was a tin of Kynoch .470 Nitro Express cartridges.  Unopened.  Mint label.  No corrosion or staining.  WOW!  I'm including a photo of an opened tin just so you can have an idea what this is.