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Old March 24, 2013, 10:59 AM   #21
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I'd go with the 1911A1 or its predecessor as well, Winchester 73. Like the looks of the one you posted. Here's mine...Remington-Rand '43 vintage if memory serves...and far more accurate than most WWll guns. It's surprised some of the Whiz Kids with their space gun .45's on a public range....a gee whiz gun is no substitute for the ability to "hard hold". And how 'bout this little rhyme,

For wide open spaces, the rifle's all right,
Where there's time, space and distance, and plenty of light,
But for work on the instant, when shooting is tight,
You can't get the slant with a rifle.

So I'll say that at times, it is all very well,
But for devilry, death, or the raising of hell
The Colt 45 is unusually swell,
And will go where you can't with a rifle.

You can spatter a dollar at seventy feet,
With a stunning precision that's pleasing and neat,
So I'll still make the claim that the Colt can't be beat
And will do what you can't with a rifle.

So when something is crashing the alders ahead,
And it's death to the brute or you in its stead,
Let the Colt automat, the fist-filling gat, the chunky blue cat,
Chuck its competent lead!


Cherish our flag, honor it, defend what it stands for or get the hell out. Our Freedoms are not free, they've been paid for many times over by heros in uniform. Far better men than I, died that we could be FREE.

USAF FAC, 5th Spl Forces, An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73
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