STI Texican and sundry gun porn

Do Want.

I know it was released back in March, but if this gun is 75% as awesome as their own hype page makes it sound, then it would be worth the approximately 1 kilobuck price tag hanging on it.

I have a theory about guns like that, which is simply stated “One can never own too many .45 Colt revolvers”,  and I think that’s a sound theory.  I figure if I don’t buy the Para that I’ll be shooting at Blackwater, then I’ll take that dough that I’ve squirreled away for the Para and redirect it into an STI Texican.

Speaking of all things western, Joe Huffman was giving me some good natured crap about not owning any major centerfire rifles – well, I did some shopping around, and I found a major centerfire rifle that I could well and truly love.  I mean come on, who wouldn’t want a Pedersoli replica Quigley Sharps rifle?  Sure, I could probably buy two or three decent quality bolt action .308 rifles for what I’d pay for that, but allow me to let you in on a little secret about ARs, AKs, and most bolt rifles – they kind of bore me.  I know, I know, it’s blasphemy, but there it is.

If I were to buy a major centerfire rifle other than the Sharps, it would probably be one of these babies – a Ruger #1.  That’s what they call a pretty gun right there.

6 thoughts on “STI Texican and sundry gun porn”

  1. A group of friends from Wisconsin have an informal group they call the “Ruger #1 Society.” 6 guys who all own Ruger #1’s, mostly purchased for elk hunting.

    Another friend has an affinity for single shot break action rifles. I have no idea how many he has, but there is talk of another gun safe.

    A good hunter should need nothing more than a single shot rifle. Personally, I like hunting with my flintlocks.

  2. Remember, Quigley used the rifle in Australia, so you have to… uh… shoot a kangaroo.

  3. The new guy at work is from Australia. Last Thursday he pointed at the Boomershoot poster on the wall in my office and asked if Boomershoot had anything to do with kangaroos. It turns out that “back home” some people call kangaroos “boomers”.

  4. STI “Firing Pin Hammer Firing Pin (no transfer bar)” is a deal breaker for me. I like my 30 yr old Dan Wesson 357 and like being able to put 6 rounds into it.

    For a rifle that’s not boring, how about a level action in 308 or 45-70? Having been lusting for a “Quigley” also, I’ve been told by the better half that I might have to make a choice this winter between a new HDTV or the rifle. Oh, the inhumanity of it all. 🙂

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