Sorry for the lack of artwork on the site so far. My recent schedule had made it difficult to get these done as regularly as I’d wanted to. Still, here’s the latest piece and it’s even vaguely related to our latest adventure: guns!
This is me firing the Smith & Wesson Model 500 on our recent shooting trip. This gun is made for shooting bears and elk. Seriously. You may have seen its longer-barreled cousin in Resident Evil. Even Popular Mechanics bowed to its almighty absurdity: Smith & Wesson Model 500 .50-Cal. Magnum Is The King Of Handguns.
For more pictures of our day of jackassery, ridiculosity, and guns – lots of guns, check out our Flickr page.
I profiled this amazing little piece of Cold War history recently, as those who have already listened to our Guns & Ammo meeting know, but I wanted to go ahead and put up some pics of it as well. After the jump is the full text of that profile as well as some additional pictures of this bad idea just waiting to happen.
It also occurred to us after the podcast that this portable nuke launcher (which was quite capable of killing its own operators) was named after Davy Crockett. A man who died in a hopeless last stand at the Alamo… Whether this name was intended to draw parallels between that moment and the use of this weapon is unknown, but frightening nonetheless.
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Wherein the Gents discuss a recent trip to the shooting range, what guns they shot, and whether cocktails are a necessary (or appropriate) accompaniment to firearms. Also some discussion, and disagreement, as to the utility of firearms for home defense.
On the Agenda:
- Opening Toast, by Lee Dunteman
- Open Discussion on the subject of “Guns and Ammo”
- Amazing Contraptions: The Davy Crocket
- Closing Toast, by Gregory Bass
Tags: 9mm, cocktails, firearms, guns, home defense, shooting, single action ruger, smith and wesson, taurus raging bull
As promised on our Slapdashery podcast, Jesse and I have come up with a graph for the possible outcomes of slapdashing. We hope you find it helpful in deciding what in your day to day life could use less planning.
Tags: bad idea, epic success, good idea, slapdashery, utter disaster