Survived the first day, some new stuff, some old stuff, and ALL of us old farts are getting old(er)…
Spent about 20 minutes talking with Ken Hackathorn at the Colt booth, and we decided that we are getting too old to play this game, and that the generation coming up now does not have any real understanding of the basics not only of guns in general, but the basics of ballistics, understanding the true differences between revolvers and semi automatics, and the truth behind many of the Internet/urban myths about Glock’s versus 1911’s, 45 versus 9 mm, and 223/5.56 versus 308/30-06. They think that 30 minutes on the Internet makes them an expert! Once they’ve done that 30 minutes of research, they can go to the range and shoot perfect X’s all day long, because that’s what they do in their computer games. They don’t seem to realize that the real world does not have a reset button.
Anyhoo… A few pictures from today of guns! That’s really what we’re all here for right? First up, the new Colt Cobra. I like the new, bigger trigger guard, especially if one is wearing gloves. However, people who have shot it in testing say there is an issue with light strikes, and failure to fire with a 7 pound trigger pull.
Wow I hope the Cobra and Colt both succeed, I’m getting a whiff of the R 51 debacle all over again … sigh…
In the dream a little/dream a lot category, there are always the show pieces from Rock Island Auctions… Old Colts, old Winchesters, etc… but this year…
Elvis is in the building! Two Colt Pythons, fully engraved, plus his diamond crusted chief deputy badge from Shelby County Tennessee. Ballpark estimate on the values is $150,000 to $175,000 per pistol and $30,000 to $50,000 for the badge.
And they are pretty sure that they will get very close to those prices, if not more! Now on a more realistic level, a couple of rifles from Axelson Tactical.
First up, the Texas special and 5.56.
And last, a prototype sniper rifle and 6.5 Creedmore with a carbon fiber barrel build by Proof Research. This one is a one off, built for Charlie Melton specifically for striping training.
Actual cost on this rifle, they’re not saying! 🙂 But it is a beautiful piece of work, extremely accurate, according to Charlie. And before you ask,he is not being stupid on the velocities out of the gun he is well under 3500 ft./s, to minimize barrel ware.
That’s it for day one, hopefully I will get a few post up today, if I see anything of interest thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the pictures!