Saturday, March 3, 2012
A .45 without the nasty bits...
M often brings cool things when he comes to visit. After our session, he thinks he just might mod this into his carry gun. Because M also likes cool carry guns that not everybody else carries.
This is a Spanish Star 1911-ish in 9mm Largo. I like it! Considering it's older than me and has only been a little better cared for, it's very sweet-shooting. Good-going-on-excellent trigger, exceedingly mild recoil, puts bullets where you point it.
Downsides are a magazine safety (didn't know they did things like that in 1951) and an old-fashioned hammer/slide arrangement designed to take divots out of your fist. Since retrofitting a beavertail grip safety is out of the question - because the pistol has no grip safety - M figures he'll probably end up bobbing the hammer somewhat.
Oh, yeah - another downside would be the oddball caliber, but M has never considered that a particular downside. Plus he bought about 9 billion rounds of surplus ammo when he bought the pistol. Because he's M.
For around $300 and some loading dies, a guy could do worse.