Sunday, December 11, 2005

Calico Liberty Series

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"Gun" (January 2006) from Japan ran an article on the Calico carbines and it got me interested in this firearm. I've been having trouble finding their home page. I'll keep looking for it. For now, here's some information on where to pick one up, if you're interested. I'd like to try one out at the range for kicks. They look like fun to shoot.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The first gun I wanted to buy

I remember as a young teenager being fixated on this "little revolver", hoping there was some way for me to clandestinely order it through the mail. Alas, it ofcourse never was to be.

Now, I'm much more interested in the North American Arms .22M/LR revolver. I can't wear it on a belt, but I can carry it in my pocket as a backup. Of course the 22Mag isn't something I'd like to rest my life upon, but it's better than nothing. What a fantastic design!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

The allure of airsoft

I have to admit that I don't understand the obsession in airsoft. It can be a useful tactical tool for force-on-force training, combat simulations, and for teen-age fun. But these things and all their accessories are expensive. I've seen stores here in Japan import authentic tactical accessories (scopes, holsters, etc.) for their airsoft customers. I can almost understand spending $200+ for a reddot scope for a plastic BB gun since the Japanese cannot easily own their own fireamrs. But in America you can buy many of the same Airsoft models in their real forms. Yes, the real thing is 2-4 times more expensive, but they are the real thing. I realize how lucky I am to be an American gun-owning citizen.

M4A1 Carbine
M4 S-System
8.4V Battery Packs

Wish List: Kahr PM9094

Black Polymer Frame with Black Tungsten DLC SS Slide PM9094
I'm very interested in a subcompact carry pistol. I have a G27, but was looking for something even smaller in the 9mm cambering since I weigh a buck-forty soaking wet. Earlier I was interested in the Rohrbaugh R-9, but I've formally been converted to the Kahr. I'll have to see if Parros can easily get one for me. :-)
Some reviews of the PM9:

Wish List: Safariland 6004 Holster

Safariland 6004 Holster
I'm still looking around for concealment holsters, but this is the one I'm looking at for tactical uses.