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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

more gun stuff

i've been reading the archives over at Diplomad, and came across this comment, quoted in full to a post about weapons cool .

Never thought about the 1911 Colt .45 automatic as "beautiful"; my idea of a "beautiful" pistol is the .357 Python with scope. Or maybe a 1800-period double-barrelled rifled percussion muzzle-loader. But that's just me.

Where I think the 1911 model Colt excels is in its stripped-down matter-o-factness; it meets all of the criteria established by Douglas Adams when he imagined the "Kill-o-zap" ray-gun. And I quote: "The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. "Make it evil," he'd been told. "Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them...This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with."

THAT's what I think of when I look at the 1911 Colt .45. From the wrong end, the muzzle looks AWFULLY big.

for my money, few things inspire close personal cooperation between two "at-odds" individuals as does a gaping .45 inch hole at the end of a 1911A1 semi-auto pistol.

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