"Well," he replied, "I reckon I like 'em well enough at work, but when you tote around these Flat-Black People Poppers all day long, they get kinda boring and they all look and work pretty much the same. Why would I want to play with them for fun, too?"I carry a black gun at work, every day. As features come and features go, the different models and makes all seem to get more alike and there is less that differentiates any one from the other. They're working guns, plain and simple. I train with them, I carry and use and maintain them, and I'm not really interested in them.
Give me an old shotgun, a Smith and Wesson Model 10, or a nice wood stocked rifle and I get all drooly and finger-itching. It's good stuff. I prize my collection of vintage revolvers much more than the gun I carry to work every day.
One gun that I've been searching the pawn shops for is a nice example of a Ruger Blackhawk. If I can find a nice example in either .357 magnum or .45 Colt, I'll pick it up for my collection in a New York Second. I know, I know, I can get a new one, or troll the auction houses. I'd rather wait until the One comes along and I can buy it from under glass. I'm funny like that. When I think of all the used Blackhawks I've passed up over the years I could kick myself.
SayUncle has a picture of the new, 4th generation Glock, and it looks just like a Glock. Imagine that. I like SayUncle's site, but I can't get excited about another new black pistol.
However, Remington has made its 10-millionth 870 shotgun. That's something to celebrate!
Hat tip to both Tam, and SayUncle.