I am a product of the “internet generation” or the “technological revolution”, or whatever the hell you want to call. Suffice to say, when I was a kid, “cell phones” were something that you carried in a bag; or were the size of a field radio. As I grew up, I literally watched computers get faster, phones get smaller and more powerful, etc.
A Blackberry can do things my first computer (a 386 IBM) couldn’t even have dreamed about doing. My cell phone is also an .mp3 player, my organizer, and a video game platform. Growing up in this time has definitely had an effect on the sort of guns that I enjoy as well.
While my first love has been (and should continue to be) revolvers of all shapes and sizes, my techno-lust finds its voice in my gun hobby through mouseguns. Just as the smallest cell phone is the coolest, so is a tiny pocket rocket pistol, hence my love of mouseguns. Anything light, compact and full of neato technology to make it so automatically gets my attention.
Currently, I’m gathering the disposable income to buy one of these. When I think of tiny mouseguns that use lots of technology, the Smith & Wesson 351PD is about the top of the list. According to S&W’s website, it weighs in at a paltry 10.6 ounces, which is only 1 oz more than the NAA Black Widow revolver. The 2 inch Black Widow weighs in at 9.5 ounces, but it’s only a five shooter, and it’s single action. The S&W on the other hand is a seven shot revolver and is also double action.
It’s so cool it hurts. Obviously, I must have one to sate my craving. That’s my idea of a bar-b-que gun right there. “Oh, you have an ivory handled Colt Delta Elite? That’s great…my gun weighs less than your cell phone.”