You know, of the 10 Commandments, I have the most trouble with that 10th one, the old “Thou shalt not covet”. I shouldn’t feel too bad though, because it does run in the family. If you ever meet my dad, you should ask him about an incident involving a custom Dodge and a signpost – but that’s another story.
Anyone who has ever read my blog knows that I prefer revolvers to semi-autos any day of the week; but shockingly enough, I’m not a big fan of “classic” autochuckers like the 1911. If I’m buying a gun for aesthetics, I’m going to buy a revolver and leave the 1911s and Browning Hi-Powers on the shelf. If I’m buying a semi-auto pistol, I’m buying a working gun. I have some hard miles guns that are revolvers, but I also have some very pretty wheelguns that I wouldn’t carry. Every semi-auto I’ve ever owned has been a hard knock gun, a gun that I don’t worry about messing up the finish. That’s why when I buy semi-automatic handguns, I usually trend towards polymer pistols and wondernines – my Taurus Pt92 is a great example, actually. The gun is beat up – the exterior is scratched and worn, which makes it perfect.
That’s why I like polymer pistols. My number one “Gun I wish I hadn’t sold” was a 10mm Glock 29, it shot like a dream. I’ve shot the Springfield XDs a bit, and despite the fact that I hate grip safeties, they got okay marks from me. I enjoy the Taurus 24/7 lineup, and the Walther P99 is money. So, needless to say, I’m pretty excited for Ruger’s entry into the world of polymer guns. I’m definitely going to be looking to get my hands on one, at least for the purposes of running it through its paces.
Of course, if someone from Ruger were to read this entry and send of those things my way, strictly for evaluation purposes, I certainly wouldn’t object. 😉