Saturday, August 05, 2006

Gunday, Gunday, Gunday!

In a selfless effort to bolster the economy of northern Illinois, I recently purchased a couple of guns manufactured by Geneseo, IL's Springfield Armory. They just cleared and I picked 'em up yesterday. Check 'em out:

Loaded Operator 1911-A1
This is the 1911 .45ACP pistol that the F.B.I.'s tactical teams use. It was manufactured to their specifications, and is an all-around fucking sweet gun. It's also the only 1911 in production with an integrated mounting rail.

SOCOM II M1A .308


This is the big-gun of the US Military. It shoots .308 Winchester rounds, and is the rifle that the army turns to when the M-16 just won't cut it.
This gun is gonna put me in the poorhouse. After reading through the HUGE warning tags that came with it (3) I realized that this rifle has been headspaced for precision mil-spec ammo, and using my preferred cheapo rounds could cause this thing to explode. GI mil-spec ammo runs about $1.50 per round, so to shoot off a full clip is gonna run $30.00.
Fuck me.
Nobody said that superior firepower was cheap. This gun is gonna have to be saved for special occasions, and I'll rely on my M-4 and AK-47 for casual shootin'.

I'll have both of these bad-boys back in IL next week, so if anybody wants to come out to BFE for some shootin' you're more than welcome. Get yourselves some.

16 comments:

Lady Di )O( said...

YES!!!!!!!

That's hot shit.

Will Chris let us shoot at his place? THAT is the question. Otherwise, I shall try to meet you wherever you are shooting shit up.

DC Liar said...

I'm not sure Chris lives far enough away from civilization to break out the firepower. The Sunday after the party would be a good time to hit the range, and it's only about 15 minutes down the road from Sugar Grove.

Chris, correct me if I'm wrong.

bigsoda said...

I think the threat of shooting will only improve the quality of the poetry readings...

edP said...

You guys are in the same neighborhood. And I concur w/ bigSoda again.
The internets have brought us into agreeance.

edP said...

These are really beautiful photos.

The Old Dog said...

I don't know, Chris's back yard is pretty big. I say GO FOR IT! Too bad you didn't bring those around when he needed to get rid of the trees back there. You could have shot them down.

edP said...

What about you, guns and drugs? Maybe two wrongs make a right?

DC Liar said...

Mike I shit-canned your comment.
I don't need any random douches who find this thread on the inter-web knowing my family lineage.

All my guns are 100% legal, and any of the e-pissers without mental issues, or a criminal history (so, very few of the e-pissers) could purchase any of the (13) guns in my collection. All you need is the money, the ability to fill out multiple forms in triplicate, some time, and the willingness to undergo an extensive background check.

Simple as that.

tom o said...

i'm not a big gun guy. paintball's the closet i get... although, i've been toying with the idea of getting one for when the earthquake destroys san fran and i have to blast my way outta here with my woman on my arm!

Michael K said...

Sorry, Josh. Wasn't thinking. I'll keep that in mind in the future. Still, you should not be allowed to open your liquor cabinet and your gun cabinet at the same time.

DC Liar said...

Agreed (but not observed).

The Old Dog said...

"'m not a big gun guy. paintball's the closet i get..."

The "closet" I get? Tom o wins the Frued award with that one. All that talk about guns and barrells has gotten our tommy in a fatizzle!

The Old Dog said...

I, for one, endorse the use of firearms in conjunction with alcohol. It relaxes you! Less silly fear!

edP said...

DC said: "All you need is the money, the ability to fill out multiple forms in triplicate, some time, and the willingness to undergo an extensive background check."

But I'm homicidal now!

edP said...

By the way, I resent the term "random douches" even though I found this blog while looking for pictures of naughty ponies eating cake.

shadrow said...

The Socom M-1 is f-cking amazing... best way to describe it... you pick it up and think that this isn't going recoil that bad... you shoot it, your shoulder stings, your mind says "wicked" and you commence polishing off the magazine into coconuts with wicked abandon. Powerful gun...
The pistol is just cool... will stop a horse, fuck 9mm.

Wish I could have been there for the shoot your shit thing....

But remember the grand-moma of all things I shall reserve for your X-mas visit... the Mitsubishi console TV...

Shadrow