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Journal Shakrai's Journal: Gun-maker celebrates governor's crack shot 11

Gotta love the United States. Apparently Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) was jogging and had a coyote go after his dog. He shot it dead with his trusty Ruger LCR. Ruger is now releasing a "Coyote Special" edition to celebrate this event. Only in America.

On a related note, I have some money set aside to buy a new firearm. I'm trying to decide if I want to buy a M1 Garand through the CMP or if I want to buy/build an AR of some sort. I've always wanted to own an M1 and the NRA high-power matches look like a lot of fun. On the other hand nothing annoys the anti-RKBA crowd more than an AR-15 with a few 30 round magazines. That's probably the wrong motivation to have when considering a four digit purchase, but there you go :)

I'll probably go with the M1, to the disappointment of all my friends with ARs. Hard to pass up owning a piece of history like that.

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Gun-maker celebrates governor's crack shot

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  • by pudge ( 3605 ) * Works for Slashdot

    I love my Ruger LCP.

    • by Shakrai ( 717556 ) *

      Real men carry full framed [wikipedia.org] guns ;)

      I kid of course. I've actually thought about buying the LCR. Little five shot .38 they recently came up with. I also have the GP-100. I could run over that thing with a tank and it would probably still shoot. Ruger is great.

  • Thats a totally awesome story! I think I am gonna go buy me a "Coyote special".

    I'd go with the M1 Garand, especially if your a history buff (WWII in particular). The AR-15 Bushmaster is nice, and can have a LOT of mods, but the M1 is adequate for home defense. Here's the proof.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_q_yda6yFg [youtube.com]

    • by Shakrai ( 717556 ) *

      but the M1 is adequate for home defense

      Hahaha, nice. That was a great movie I thought.

      I dunno as if my neighbors would appreciate the use of a .30-06 for home defense though ;)

  • by FroMan ( 111520 )

    I'll vote for the M1. When I get to picking up long guns that'll probably be one of the first I'll pick up. I still have a handful more pistols I'd like to pick up. That and I think I might need shoulder surgery before I shoot a rifle or shotgun much. Shooting with friends and even a handful of rounds with that and my shoulder is pretty banged up. Doctor says, no more monkeys jumping on the bed, er, I mean he says there are spurs or chips in the shoulder joint.

    • by Shakrai ( 717556 ) *

      I only own two handguns but that's enough for me. Don't have a purpose for any new ones. I do need a rifle though.

      Also going to be buying a shotgun, because I've decided to do my part to reduce the number of flying pests known as Canadian Geese.

      • by FroMan ( 111520 )

        We call those Canadian Poopers. Ever been in a park after a flock of those beasts visit? Nasty.

        Right now I just have two (or access to two also). My 9mm and my wife's 22lr. My 9mm is just not concealable, so before I go for my CPL I'll need another of some sort. And looking at the NRA pistol competitions it seems you need access to a 22lr and 45acp. So, unless I pick up a 45 as my carry gun, I'll need another one of those if I want to try to compete. And that is something I'd like to try doing at som

        • by Shakrai ( 717556 ) *

          Yeah, they've ruined every park in my hometown. It's not just their droppings either -- they are downright nasty. I got hissed at by one of the bastards the last time I went jogging. I got the last laugh though -- nailed him with a rock before I resumed my run.

          Anything is concealable with the right holster and wardrobe. I conceal carry a full sized 1911 in the summer months. I haven't been made yet. It's actually a better idea to carry a full framed handgun anyway -- you'll get more trigger time with

      • Also going to be buying a shotgun,
        I love my Remington 870 pump action 12 gauge.

        This.. is... my... BOOMSTICK!
  • The obvious answer is... BOTH!

    The CMP Garand will only cost a few hundred, so get that and then buy an AR-15 receiver and as many other parts as you can afford. Then over the next few months you'll have to find the money to buy the rest of the AR.

    Win, win!

  • The governor was on Guntalk this week. I haven't gotten to the interview, but you can download the entire show in MP3 from the Guntalk website.

If a camel is a horse designed by a committee, then a consensus forecast is a camel's behind. -- Edgar R. Fiedler