17 July 2016

Ya feelin' lucky, punk?

dirty harry

At a national board of review dinner in New York City in 2005, Eastwood joked that he would kill Michael Moore if he ever showed up at his house with a camera.

The crowd roared with laughter, but when the laughter quieted down, Clint simply said, “I mean it.”

RELATED: Michael Moore, Michael Moore...

...that sounds so familiar...
"It must be evident to anyone, despite the rapid-fire way in which Moore's direction eases the audience hastily past the contradictions, that these discrepant scatter shots do not cohere at any point."

"A film that bases itself on a big lie and a big misrepresentation can only sustain itself by a dizzying succession of smaller falsehoods, beefed up by wilder and (if possible) yet more-contradictory claims."

"I don't think Al Jazeera would, on a bad day, have transmitted anything so utterly propagandistic."


Bill E said...

Big wheel guns are for men - they still anchor a target as good as they did in the 70s - real men cope with recoil - I'm sure Elmer Keith would agree.

Neo Conservative said...

recently fired a special issue (2000 gun run) 6" s&w 686, (factory blued? for maritime use) stainless steel revolver.

the owner had replaced the mainspring, but the gun was otherwise stock. with his home-rolled .38 special ammunition i was consistently hitting 8" plates at 20 meters, double action.

never been much of an advocate of wheelguns, (i'm a true blue 1911 guy) but my estimation went up a few notches that day. i'll have to try some factory .357 the next time we meet.


Bill E said...

A wheel gun is only as good as it's forcing cone and breech gap-cylinder clearance. I've played with my colt python so that it shoots fine even with stiffer loads - I can usually clean off a row of metal pigs at 25yds in DA - not good enough to do the rams or turkeys in DA - but the satisfaction of a day shooting magnum wheel guns is hard to beat.

I think I've read everything Elmer Keith wrote - the man was a true pistolero. Cooper was good as well, loved his scout rifle training.

Neo Conservative said...

i got involved with ipsc after reading an article about jeff cooper's "gunsite" back in the 1980s. i've always skewed towards 1911s for competition, although i have missed my browning hi-power.

i do have a certain appreciation for wheelguns... statistically, with factory ammo you never have to worry about a malfunction and even if you had a one in a hundred thousand faulty primer strike, you know there's a flaming shard of karma available with just another squeeze.