John of Argghhh!!! found a police chief who was against concealed carry, but has now changed his mind after a woman used a gun to defend herself against two assailants.
Kevin from the Smallest Minority reviews the Makarov pistol.
You’ve probably hard about the UK man who used a sword to kill an armed intruder and was subsequently sentenced to eight years in prison. One of Kevin’s readers notes that there may be more to the story. The sword man was apparently a drug dealer, and the whole incident may have been a drug deal gone bad.
I have a ton of these saved up. This week it’s the Thunder Five, a five-shot revolver that fires .410 shotshells or slugs, or .45 Long Colt. Originally made in Piney Flats, Tennessee, the rights have been resold a couple of times. The current manufacturer’s site is Thunder5.com.
Not strange enough for you? Okay, here’s the Fox Defender in 20 gauge. It’s marketed to police for firing less-lethal beanbag rounds and seems to be based on the Thunder Five design. That’s the carbine version below. The handles on both guns sport Smith &Wesson K/L frame grips. I shot a S&W 686 tonight that used the same grips as the ones on the carbine in the picture.
Update on the Smith &Wesson 642
I mentioned my new 642 a while back. I plan on giving a review once it’s broken in, but here’s the status on the break-in process.
After the first 50 rounds I removed the sideplate, cleaned the lockwork with Hoppes No. 9, and oiled the internals. Since then I’ve shot another 300 rounds through the 642, and dry-fired it about 1000 times using snap caps. The trigger pull is starting to smooth out nicely. After a few hundred more rounds I’ll decide whether or not it needs a trigger job.
I took it to the range tonight and fed it a new load: Remington 158 grain lead SWCHP +P (FBI load). The 642 shoots to point of aim at 7 yards with this load, which is great news. The FBI load is one of the most effective rounds for a snubnose .38.
More on Trigger Jobs
Use the information below at your own risk. If in doubt, hire a gunsmith.
The Poor Boy’s Revolver Trigger Job from GunBlast.com. This is pretty popular on the Smith &Wesson Forum and some of the other forums I read.
Picture of the Week
To balance out the 20 gauge revolver above, here’s a mouse gun. You probably always wondered what they looked like.