Let’s be clear, I like the gun, I really do. I think Doug from ATEI does awesome work, but $6k? Do you know how many strip… I mean kids I can feed with $6k? If I was Doug/Chris Costa I would be really feeling myself right about now. Let’s also realize there are 12 bids! Man, I got to hand to ATEI and Chris Costa. You built it and they came, all over it.
For all intents and purposes his channel should be boring as hell, but to this day when I watch a Hickok45 video I am overcome with feelings of nostalgia. These feelings aren’t attached to any particular memory, but the feeling is definitely there. I get all this from a 15-30min video of a guy shooting at steel with handguns from ungodly distances, who I shouldn’t be able to relate to. This is what makes Hickok45 youtube channel so great.
I keep saying it, when you ban guns, disparity or force becomes the name of the game for criminals. It’s nothing to get a few guys together to commit a home invasion, rape, robbery, beating, killing, what have you. Owning guns for self defense is not about being macho or cool, guns are the great equalizer period. Send 30 guys with Knives into a house with a 5’3″ woman and an AR-15 and i’ll put my money on the woman every time. Give the guys guns and it’s up in the air, but the woman still has a some chance of surviving. READ MORE
I’ve been crying about getting a SIRT pistol for a while now. Thanks to the good people at F3 Tactical I was able to get my hands on one. The top of the line SIRT Pistol is $439.00. Yes, for the price of a real gun you can get a fake one that shoots lasers. Ok, now start breathing again, because I got my hands on the entry level version for $209 and well, I like it, a lot, well so far. READ MORE
Recently, I bought an HK p30. Even though they hate me and think I suck I love HK. Don’t let HK fool you, kind of like Cassie and Diddy’s relationship, they may not publicly claim us civilians, but they quietly love us. Why else would they make such awesome guns and let me own them (Sarcasm monday)?
Yes, I just wrote an introductory paragraph that had nothing to do with the subject at hand, which is supposed to be why I fondle my double action / single action guns more than my striker fired guns. READ MORE
Came across this video on The Gun Wire while doing my daily blog Roll. Considering the war zone that is certain parts of Mexico, Manny had to be taken under heavy police escort just to go “bang bang”. It begs the question, would you keep shooting if you had to go to gun range under heavy police escort every time you wanted to shoot…. Hell yeah! READ MORE
Just in time for the “Obama Is Going to Take Our Guns and turn them into license plates” era, Smith and Wesson introduces the M&P Pro Series C.O.R.E. Pistols. I love me some M&Ps, but I got to say, It seems like the Pro Series of pistols are getting really busy looking. Especially the C.O.R.E. It’s like someone took some T-Edgers to the back strap just to try to make it look more different from the standard M&P.
Apparently, C.O.R.E. stands for (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) . Ugh, the name sounded cooler before I knew what it meant. Competition Optics Ready Equipment sounds like the name for scuba diving products not a gun. However, I think the idea behind the gun is cool, and the gun looks cool even if a bit too busy.
The idea behind the C.O.R.E. line is a special mounting platform that allows you to mount the optic of your choice. This is very much a competition focused gun (obviously). Though I have done IDPA in the past and have plans to pick it back up, I am not really moved by race guns. I am very much self defense enthusiast oriented when it comes to my obsession with guns so the C.O.R.E. is ok I guess. READ MORE