Today I’ve been a geographic bachelor and decided to go to the range and celebrate the Bill of Rights. One guy there had a 50-caliber rifle. They are very loud. I interacted with several people and really enjoyed it.
Then to Panera, catching up on the state of the world. I believe that exercising the 2nd Amendment is good for a person’s character. The men at Panera do not seem as confident as the one’s I spoke with earlier. I think that the effect of exposure to firearms is part of Sarah Palin’s appeal.
I’ve got a Springfield 1911. I wanted a S&W M&P 45, but the pawn shop owner who owed me a favor didn’t have one so I got the 1911. In retrospect, I really like it and I’m glad he didn’t have what I wanted. But I do notice that every seventh or so clip; the last round hangs up in the chamber. I don’t know if this is common in all 1911s or if there is something I can do to prevent it.
I can’t decide if the 1911 is more complicated or more simple than the S&W M&P line. It took me a while to get comfortable breaking it down, but there are no little parts. In any case, my pistol of choice is the 1911. When I was a kid, my dad told me stories about the one he carried in the military. The link below is very good.