Monday, February 22, 2010

MACHINE OF THE DAY: The machinery of self-defence

To paraphrase a famous saying, reality confronts us with men and women of all shapes and sizes, but this animation demonstrates how simply a handbag-sized Glock pistol provides a powerful means of making them all equal. [Hat tip Diana at  Noodle Food]

In case you missed the point . . .








As Robert Heinlein used to say, “an armed society is a polite society.”



Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

The 9mm works just fine if you don't use ball ammo.

But Glock make a nice .45 auto too!

Never could understand why the military have to fight with one hand tied behind their backs all the time...

2/22/2010 04:05:00 pm  
Blogger Jeff Perren said...

Prefer the Ruger P94 (40 caliber) personally, but the Walther PPK has it beat for sheer style.

2/22/2010 05:03:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

What about a nice revolver instead?


2/22/2010 05:16:00 pm  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Nothing wrong with a good revolver- I own a bunch of them!

2/22/2010 05:33:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

One I like is this rarity called "Mamms little helper." It's a custom with a very special feature. It goes bang seven times. Not as unweildy as might be expected.


2/22/2010 06:07:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...


I don't know that much about the 9mm. What's wrong with the ball ammo?


2/22/2010 06:10:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been said, "Walk quietly and carry a big gun "

2/22/2010 07:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Angry Man said...

My weapon of self-defence is a baseball bat.

2/22/2010 07:04:00 pm  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Expanding ammo tends to do the job better.

Word from where they are doing the shooting is that the 9mm isn't knocking the bad guys down quick enough.

Frangible works better. Ask hopalong Burton!

But aginst someone returning fire, dead a bit later isn't good enough!

2/22/2010 08:17:00 pm  
Anonymous Dolf said...


According to international military convention all combat weapons must use fully cased rounds, although I doubt the insurgents read the convention.

Apparently all is not fair (in war at least)

2/23/2010 12:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Dolf said...

PC, Another quote to consider:

"God did not make all men equal, Samuel Colt did"

Marketing slogan for the Colt rifle company

2/23/2010 12:21:00 pm  

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