By Carlos Latuff
Maybe a bit excessive with the POSP scope but I like the look on this rifle. Has an aftermarket metal vented upper handguard. Now I kind of want to buy one…
A bolt-action rifle with an 18.5” long barrel. Chambered in .44 Magnum, the classic but distinct Ruger rotary magazine only holds 4 rounds. They do not come from the factory with a scope. Interesting rifle, the .44 Magnum is already a tested and proven hunting cartridge in large revolvers. You also see lever-action rifles in that caliber but not too often a bolt-action.
Custom Remington 870
A rather tactical setup for a classic shotgun. It has the Sage R870 collapsible stock. Kind of weird, if not futuristic looking for a shotgun stock. Note the Knights Armament shotgun rail.
Rock Island Armory 1911
This one is actually chambered in 9mm. Note the thin, single stack magazine. Could probably do without the kind of tacky grip choice but to each their own. I have a Hogue wrap-around grip on my 1911, but kind of want to get a Crimson Trace.
Rock Island Armory 1911
These 1911’s have their parts made in the Philippines and are assembled and sold in the U.S by Armscor. The RIA 1911’s are budget friendly and make for a good platform to start a custom build on. Most of the bias and hate for the product is usually brand name elitism. You can choose to spend $600 on an RIA 1911 and slowly customize it or you can spend $2,000 or more on higher end brand name 1911’s. I remember seeing a Kimber 1911 for $7,500…fuck that shit.
The civilian model of the M14, this M1A has a stock with the selector switch cutout. You can buy a “fake” selector switch to install for that complete Vietnam-era look. I saw a standard Springfield Armor M1A at a Sports Authority when I went to see what kind of ammo was left. Employee had just brought it out to fill an empty spot on the gun rack and someone pointed to it and bought it.
Tavor SAR B-16
Seems the importation is a go. Firearm dealers/distributors are taking pre-orders for the Tavor SAR B-16, the semi-auto civilian version of the Tavor Tar-21 rifle. So far all of the MSRP’s is around $1,900+. Tempted to pre-order one…
Taurus Raging Judge
The biggest Judge in the Taurus lineup, it can fire .45 Long Colt, .410 Gauge Shotshell and .454 Casull. The ones pictured have the 6” barrel, this isn’t one gun but a pair with consecutive serial numbers. Generally a pair of firearms with consecutive serial numbers can be collectable to the right person. Note the grip on the Raging Judge. That red insert helps mitigate recoil in the shooter’s palm. All of the Raging series revolvers have that insert but colors differed based on model.
Colt New Agent
A very tiny, if not cute, compact 1911. It comes in the classic .45 ACP caliber but a 9mm version is available. Capacity is 7+1 on the .45 ACP and 8+1 on the 9mm. For concealed carry and self-defense, the 9mm will be easier to handle. A lot of people find the recoil of the .45 ACP from compact 1911’s to be uncomfortable.
A small polymer handgun with a 30 round magazine capacity. Chambered in .22 Magnum, it shares a lot of things in common with the Grendel P30. Both guns were designed by the same man. One major external difference is the addition of rails on the PMR-30, letting you add lights or lasers.
"For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American, according to a report cited in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. And not just by a little. Currently, the average Canadian household is more than $40,000 richer than the average American household. The net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, compared to around $320,000 for Americans…
Besides a strengthening currency and a better labor market, experts credit the particularly savage fallout from the financial crisis on the U.S. economy and housing market, which torpedoed home values and gutted household wealth. According to the report, real estate held by Canadians is worth more than $140,000 more on average and they have almost four times as much equity in their real estate investments."
What’s scary is that ‘average’ doesn’t paint a realistic picture of American households. There is so much wealth in America concentrated in such few hands, it seems like people are generally better off. Meanwhile studies show that the median wealth for single black women is five dollars, and that the median household net worth is around $77,000. Also, half of all Americans work jobs that earn $35,000 or less.
Canadians are richer and overall better off.
- Canada: Hey, I’m the furthest northern point in America.
- Mexico: Oh cool! I’m right near the equator in America.
- Brazil: But I am right on the American equator line
- Equator: Hey, I’m another American who is on the equator.
- Columbia: Me too!
- Chile: I may not be on the equator but I make some of the best American wines.
- USA: What the Fuck is this shit? Stop calling yourselves Americans, guys. I AM AMERICA!
- Bolivia: USA what are you talking about? You’re not making any sense. Yes you are American, just like all of us.
- USA: Nope! America is mine! I claimed it, you can’t have it back!
- Guyana: But that would be like France claiming Europe as their own, then telling all the other European countries that they are no longer allowed to call themselves Europe.
- USA: God bless America!
- Paraguay: US, are you even listening?
- USA: FREEDOM!!!
- Venezuela: …fuck.
Also chambered in .357 Magnum like the King Cobra, the Python differs slightly in that it has a ventilated rib along the top of the barrel. The number of ventilation slots on the rib tells you barrel length. 3 slots = 6” barrel. For Walking Dead fans, this is the revolver model carried by Rick Grimes.