Monthly Archives: January 2012

Overheard at the gun shop

I really need to start spending more time at the gun shop than I already do… I’d have so much more to blog about. Heard this little exchange from the two guys behind the counter the other day…

Gun counter commando #1: “Really? 9mm is more powerful than .38 special?”

Gun counter commando #2: “Yeah, 9mm moves along at a higher velocity. Go look at the numbers on the ammo box.”

Gun counter commando #1: “Wow. I’ve been wrong about that for a long time. I’ve been telling people it was the other way around.”

Headshot – Guns America Edition

Gasp! That title is not in anyway keeping with the age of civility that is currently sweeping our country or something….Andrew lays the smack down on Paul Helinski, and points out that – by his own criteria – he should not have been given credentials to SHOT Show. Ouch. Thats gonna leave a mark!

Sig Sauer 1911 in .357 SIG

Caleb broke the news that Sig is going to be offering a 1911 pistol chambered in .357 SIG.

Initially, four models of SIG SAUER 1911s will be offered in .357SIG, two 5″ full-size guns and two 4.2″ carry models. Following their .45 Auto counterparts, these 1911s feature match-grade barrels, hammers and sears. Skeletonized triggers and hammers reduce lock time and offer enhanced accuracy.

This is really cool, and its something that I think 1911 fanboys are going to go nuts over. The Coonan .357 magnum 1911 has been out for a while now, but I have been really surprised that no one has offered a 1911 yet in .357 SIG. I’m no gun builder, but I would think that producing a quality 1911 in .357 SIG would be far less challenging than .357 magnum. Not to bad mouth the Coonan at all… both pistols have their place and both will appeal to various consumers. Celebrate diversity, people!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Its a great time to be a Gunnie aint it!?