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John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 12/01/2007)
« on: July 31, 2007, 04:02:25 PM »

Ok, every day I'm gonna post a new gun porn image from my collection with goofy factoids about each gun.

Entry for 07/31/2007: The Smith and Wesson 645.



Factoids:

The 645 was S&W's first major entry into the .45ACP market, and a little late, in the 1980's.
Starting with the third season of Miami Vice, Sonny used a 645, replacing his Bren Ten.
The 645 can cycle empty brass through a magazine out of the box, something which most guns require serious ramp modification to do. Fun if you dry fire and don't like snap caps.
The 4506 is the direct descendant of the 645, with a slightly different backstrap, waffling removed from the trigger guard, thumb safety screw change and other minor cosmetic changes.
The 645 is big, intimidating, and 31 flavors of badass.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 08:10:17 PM »

Sweet fancy Moses.  Me wanty.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007, 08:40:51 PM »

Sweet fancy Moses.  Me wanty.

You can get them used for around three fifty. Fancying them up is a bit more.  :shock:
But to be honest they're great as is.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 01:13:30 AM »

Entry for 08/01/2007: The GLOCK 17



Not Much interesting to say about Gaston's Tupperware Terror. They're very good guns, without any soul. Any they U G L Y YOU AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI YOU UGLY. They all look the same, they all shoot the same. If you are a utilitarian, and not interested in gun smithing as art, the GLOCK has no equal. However, don't let the internet fool you. Internet reliability <> Real life reliability. Personally, I'm hooked on my Springfield XDs now, so my GLOCK gets less holster time. 

The best GLOCK story out there is the Die Hard II one.  Here's the quote from the movie:

"That punk pulled a Glock 7 on me! You know what that is? It's a porcelain gun made in Germany. It doesn't show up on your airport X-ray machines, and it costs more than you make here in a month!"

A. The GLOCK model numbers began with the first production model, which was the 17.
B. It's not porcelain, it's made from a type of nylon. And the slide, barrel, and small parts of the frame are most assuredly metal.
C. It is not made in Germany. It is made in Austria.
D. When you look at it on and X-ray, it looks exactly like a gun.

E. GLOCKs cost around $450 bucks. Back when Die Hard II was made, they were around $350. They are decent, reliable, budget wise guns. They ain't by any stretch expensive.

Makes for good gun humor though.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 03:52:05 AM »

Aw, c'mon.  It's purdy!  (Yeah, yeah, tupperware only an engineer could love.)

Took me long enough, but I finally got around to buying brand new hi-caps for all my tupperware (or, correct capacity, actually, especially for the Glock balance--I already had damned expensive pre-bans for my G22, but that was it)...Botach Tactical did me good...$136, shipped, for nine mags.

BTW, I put 3.5# triggers in mine--they're very sweet.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 03:58:52 AM »

Like I said, I wouldn't own it if I didn't think it was a quality gun. However, it looks and handles like a brick.

Scroll up and look at that 645. It's a work of art compared to the BLOCK. The beveled edges, the swooping line at the bottom front of the slide, the wide, flat trigger... it looks like a car from the 1950's. The GLOCK looks like a large rectangle with smoothed edges.

I'm really into the aesthetics of a well designed gun.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 04:10:28 AM »

Scroll up and look at that 645. It's a work of art compared to the BLOCK. The beveled edges, the swooping line at the bottom front of the slide, the wide, flat trigger... it looks like a car from the 1950's. The GLOCK looks like a large rectangle with smoothed edges.

I sorta see the Glock as the '55 Nomad of firearms, with tenifer for chrome and nylon for wheels.

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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 04:13:13 AM »

I sorta see the Glock as the '55 Nomad of firearms, with tenifer for chrome and nylon for wheels.



Ah, but which model GLOCK?  :lol:

Every. Single. One.

No variety, apart from size. Face it brother, dey's ugly.

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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 04:16:42 AM »

It's kinda a fatty like my G30s.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 04:26:06 AM »

The GLOCK is a wife gun. I don't mean that it's good only for your wife, I mean that it's a plain gun that you can rely on day in and day out, and you shouldn't expect much more than reliability and routine.

Mistress guns, on the other hand, and exotic and stimulating, with more exciting curves and willing to be more experimental. They're sexier and they cost a lot more money.

H&K, Sigarms, Rohrbaugh, Barretta, Browning, FN Herstal, hell, even Kahr.

Kahr makes a gun that looks and functions nearly exactly like the GLOCK, with fewer parts, (Amazingly) and still manages to look snazzy.

Almost the same, but with style, just some tiny changes. Of course it helps that they're mostly single stack guns. 

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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2007, 01:32:43 PM »

The Glock is an ugly mofo, but it performs.

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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2007, 01:33:49 PM »

The Glock is an ugly mofo, but it performs.

Exactly.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/01/2007)
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2007, 09:08:16 PM »

Entry for 08/02/2007: The Ruger Redhawk. (A few hours early because I plan on sleeping tonight if possible.)



Ruger started making this little gem in 1979, to compete with other large frame revolvers.
.44 Magnum is pretty powerful, even nowadays.
The Redhawk can pretty much shoot the hottest loads out there, and is about twice as sturdy as it needs to be to shoot .44 Mag. Reloaders love it.
Sturdier than a Smith Model 29 (The Dirty Harry Gun) and just as accurate. Trigger could be better, but still pretty good, just like every Ruger.
I call mine "The Black Death" for extra scaryness.
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/02/2007)
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2007, 09:44:56 PM »

Is that MagSafe in the cylinder?
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Re: John's Gun O' The Day Thread (Updated 08/02/2007)
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2007, 09:49:39 PM »

Is that MagSafe in the cylinder?

Naw, it's empty.

Besides, I don't use frangible ammo. I have plaster lathe walls in this house, and the new house is a half mile away from the next door neighbor one each side, and a mile and a half out the back.

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