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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Greenhorn

He's a nice man, late middle age. Short and kinda on the chubby side. As green as green gets when it comes to firearms and the gun culture. I kid you not his name is, Jesse James.

After months of consultation he's finally ready to pull the trigger....asked, as he pointed to a notice of items for sale, "May I hold that derringer?"

Back in my office we're seated and he fondles the little baby. Its a vintage piece, nickled, chambered in .38 Special.

Then, as sincere as sincere gets, he asked, "Stephen, seriously, will this really kill someone if I shoot them with it?"

Stephen



31 comments:

  1. O.M.G. But it truly DOES take all kinds...

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  2. Ah, yes. If it's so small, then how deadly can it be?
    Heh.

    Re: the header picture, I'm pretty sure that's not Florida. :)

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    1. I'm sure that's what he thought. Now on that nice picture...how'd you guess. I believe it was taken in northwest Canada. Not sure. I like it....

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  3. Pretty little guns still shoot ugly fast bullets.

    Judging from your header I'm thinking you are missing cool mountain air this time of year.

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    1. I miss mountain air, and snow, and cold steady winds, and nights with my windows open to the sound of trees snapping in sub-zero weather, and....so much more. Oh, frozen beaver ponds...and, well, other stuff too.

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    2. Goodness, I have never even experienced those things, but I am pretty sure I would not miss them. If the windows were open under those conditions, I would have multiple layers on, even in bed.

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  4. At least the Greenhorn is starting to make the transition to law-abiding constitutional citizen!

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    1. Amen, my brother. That he is indeed.

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  5. I am almost as green as your green horn, except I have fired a weapon once a .22 at a range so so many years ago. Love the mountain photo. They had snow west last night 14" in one town. Its coming almost as fast as a pack of liberals after free money.

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    1. You know, Rob, there is a cure for that with which you are inflicted

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  6. Ok I'm so green I'm blue. I have never even held a gun. Will it really kill someone? I figure if it is straight to the heart it will, but other places???

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    1. Kristine, quick answer, yes, if the shot placement is prefect - heart, head, or to those parts of the body where the bullet nicks a major artery, and if first aid isn't given immediately. The .38 Special was used for almost a hundred years by our countries law enforcement agencies.

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  7. Lots of people don't know that the 38 special was the standard handgun round for police , FBI and even some military uses for almost 80 years.

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  8. Not that's funny, should have had shooter Steve there when he said that.

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    1. I wouldn't wish that on your dog Ruger....thanks, Bubba.

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  9. Well if he is afraid of bullets, he can always hit someone over the head with it. Love the mountain header.

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  10. The unfamiliar brings out fear or confusion in all of us. I've seen grown me flinch at the sight of a firearm. Thanks, I like the picture too.

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  11. About every twenty years I fire a gun. It must be time to do so again. I don't own one. First, I fired Daddy's shotgun a few times. The next time I fired a pistol belong to husband who later held it cocked and loaded to my head. Then, I fired a rifle belonging to a guy so I could enter a turkey shoot. Hey, I thought we shot at turkeys not targets! I guess I am still green. If I could afford a gun, I would have one.

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    1. Linda, you can afford a firearm, buy used. We Americans quit using turkeys for targets about the time of my birth. I was a common practice. Thanks, dear lady.

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  12. Makes you wonder how some people survive long enough to reproduce doesn't it? What's up with Da Pimp? You haven't mentioned him in a while.

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    1. Trust me, Double, I've dealt with the general public a long, long, time and I ask myself that question everyday....mushrooms. Anyway, as to the Pimp...he now has a bunk at Florida State Prison. Home invasion, attempted murder, and several other charges. I don't expect to see him again. At least not in my lifetime.

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  13. I'm not entirely sure I'd want to be around that gentleman if he had a gun. He does not inspire confidence.

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    1. Heck, he's one of the better ones....

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  14. Giggle I would say he hasn't met a little southern lady either ... Just saying

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    1. Certainly not my wife. Thanks, my sweet friend.

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  15. When he comes back to buy it, sell him a speed loader to go with it.

    A newby once asked me if I had a silencer for my revolver.

    "Yes"...."It's called a pillow"

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    1. Speed loader indeed. I'm certain I sat over there...

      Thanks, Pillow Shooter.

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