Monday, April 20, 2015

Odds and Ends from #NRAAM 2015

Some more pics. Spent the rest of last week visiting my folks, and didn't get these up.

Colt Lightweight Commander Rail Gun I believe this was in 9mm, but not sure.
 Colt 1903 and 1908 pocket pistols. I understand that there is going to be a limited production run.
 Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal. For a .32 caliber the projectile moves out pretty smart. Ruger rep said that they couldn't make it work with less than a 3" barrel. Didn't answer my question about "So when is the 3" barrel version coming out?"
 Ruger LCR in 9mm, showing the cuts in the cylinder for the moon clips. Also asked about an LCR in .327 Federal, same answer "Would need at least a 3" barrel." Same non-answer to "And...?"
Magnum Research BFR in .45-70....

 ...and in .30-30 and .500 S&W. Took these for a co-worker who was talking about getting a S&W .500, because he thought it would be the most outrageous handgun.
We looked at the Ergo Delta Grip for j-frames. They claim that it forces one to lock one's wrist in the most effective position for shooting a j-frame and similar sized revolver. Hard to say without actually shooting one, but it seems to be so.
Whether it's the best solution for carrying such a handgun concealed, would probably be a personal decision.
Mrs.Drang auditioning for her new career as "Handgun Hand Model." Yes, she's using a teacup grip, she knows better, but she did it to allow a better view of the pistola.
I confess, I've had a hankering for one of these S&W Performance Center Model 629s.  That snub barrel will hardly get the most effective performance out of any .44 Magnum or even .44 Special round, but it would be a far better solution for carrying on most environments. (My opinion.)
All stainless, so the weight would make it easier to shoot than the lightweight versions that use a lot of alloys.
Granted, it's fat enough to make it harder to conceal.
NRA Commemorative Ar 15. Of course.


Old NFO said...

Nice pics, thanks! It's interesting how we all seemed to be attracted to different things at the show.

D.W. Drang said...

Realized I went in without a real plan. Was I going to treat it like it was Just Another Gun Show? Or like Srs Gun Blogger and make an effort to find noteworthy stuff to write about? ON the way home I was thinking that there were a bunch of booths I didn't even visit, and guns I looked at I got no pictures of and took no notes at all.
Plus all the other gun bloggers I wanted to talk to and had little or no chance; maybe I should have hung out in the Media Room.
Lessons for next time, if there is a next time.
(Disgusted enough with air travel right now that we'd probably need a trip to Hawaii, at least, to get us on a flying petri dish again any time soon.)