Limited edition Ruger Commemorative Pistol

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  1. Joeslogic

    Joeslogic Active Member

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    Lomo here is a pistol that is onlt about 30.00 more then the regular edition but made supposedly in very limited numbers maybe a good collector piece. Saw this in the news and thought you might get a kick out of it.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20100524_ap_governorsshowdownspurscoyotespecialpistol.html#axzz0ozhlfc00

    Governor's showdown spurs 'Coyote Special' pistol

     
  2. Lomotil

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    I've had my Ruger .380 LCP for a few years now.

    Quite frankly, I'm disgusted at how poor the slide is against corrosion.

    For a pocket pistol, you'd think they'd at least 'tennifer' the slide.

    For all I'm concerned, FUCK Ruger.

    Only thing that ever put them on the map was copying other designs. Granted, they typically include a few revisions, and the LCP is no exception, but you'd at least think they'd make a pocket pistol that wouldn't rust from mere pocket sweat.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. Joeslogic

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    I think they made good 22 rifles maybe. If there is such a thing. I guess everyone has an opinion but I like Baretta and their cheaper cousin Taurus.

    Like this Model 58 a scaled down version of my bigger house gun. 18.7 oz and 19+1 capacity. The handle is not so small that only two fingers grip it like many others.
     
  4. Lomotil

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    Nothing wrong with a 22 - especially with Aguila Arms Super Colibri rounds - no powder, just primer. 20 gr bullet creeps along ~550ft/sec, but it does so without a sound. Out of a rifle, all you hear is "click/plink."

    Never tried a Ruger 22, though.
     
  5. Joeslogic

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    Yep the 22 has always been a favorite for those in the killing trade. It can kill a man deader than a door knob and no one the wiser.

    http://www.tactical-life.com/online/tactical-weapons/israeli-mossad-22-lrs/

    http://www.espionageinfo.com/An-Ba/Assassination-Weapons-Mechanical.html

    http://www.keepshooting.com/booksandvideos/firearmmanuals/cigarette_lighter_gun.htm]

    Between 1972 and 1974, Wrath of God (nicknamed "Israel's long arm") allegedly killed more than a dozen Black September operatives. Wael Zwaiter, for instance, had the misfortune to find himself in a Rome elevator with what turned out to be two Wrath of God agents carrying. 22 caliber pistols. The group killed Mahmoud Hamshari with an explosive device on a telephone in Paris, and claimed Hussein Bashir in Nicosia, Cyprus, with a bomb under his mattress. An explosion also claimed Mohammed Boudia, who, after a night with his girlfriend in her Paris flat, started his automobile, only to discover too late that it had been rigged with a car bomb.

    As efficient as the Wrath of God was, it made some mistakes. In Lillehammer, Norway, in 1974, Wrath of God operatives shot a man they believed to be Ali Hassan Salameh, operations chief of Black September. In truth, he was Ahmed Bouchiki, a Moroccan waiter carrying an Algerian passport. Five years later in Beirut, the Wrath of God finally eliminated Salameh with an explosive device. In the meantime, the Lillehammer incident provoked complaints from western European nations vexed at the Israelis for using their cities as hunting grounds, and Israel agreed to shut down the Wrath of God.
     

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