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“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 17, 2010

Overheard at a Gun Shop

Clerk: "Look what we got in! It's a Rock Island Arsenal compact .45."

(Clerk hands gun to customer, who racks the slide and verifies that it is unloaded.)

Customer: "This is pretty neat."

Clerk: "And it's made in the USA!"

Customer: "How much you want for it?"

Clerk: "$600"

Customer: "No, it's not made in the USA."

Clerk: "Rock Island Armory--- this says they're in Pahrump, Nevada."

Customer: "Wherever the hell that is. The original Rock Island Armory was in Illinois. This thing is an import."

(Clerk reads through the literature in the box)

Clerk: "Hey, you're right! How'd you know that?"

Customer. "Dude. Nobody's going to make and sell a 1911 in this country for six bills. I'll bet that most of the parts are cast or injection-molded or something like that."
I'm kind of curious how that piece will be. If it were me, I'd probably look at putting in an aftermarket (forged) slide stop and extractor.

But I did get in some range time today, first in too long, with my 1911:

You can sort of see the yellow where the holes were made.


BadTux said...

Sounds like the gun dealer got in some of the Armscor 1911's from the Philippines. Armscor has a good reputation for customer service and reasonable quality for an import 1911, so there's nothing wrong with the gun itself, but it's amazing that the idiot clerk thought it was American-made.

- Badtux the Well-armed Penguin

Anonymous said...

Impressive shooting!

Comrade Misfit said...

BadTux, I think that was the first one he had ever seen.

Jeg, I do OK with my 1911. I've a considerable amount of range time with it over the years.