Gut Rumbles

December 13, 2004

just what I needed

I bought another gun today.

I realized that after I gave my 9mm to my daughter, I didn't own another semi-automatic pistol, and I wanted one. I actually prefer revolvers for reliability, but a good semi-auto is better for firepower (lots of shots quickly) and ease of reloading.

I bought a High-Point .380 ACP. I haven't fired it yet, but I intend to tomorrow. It came with two 10-shot magazines and 50 rounds of ammo, but I may cruise by Mack's Gun Shop tomorrow, pick up some cheap ammo and see if they have the 15-round replacement mags. Now that the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban has expired, I want to take advantage of it.

I'd like a holster for that pistol, too. It would make a good carry-gun. Flat and not very heavy, even with a full mag. Nice piece.

I don't really know why I wanted the gun, but I did, so I bought it. Sometimes, it's just good to be an American.


Sometimes, it's just good be wanted.aint that good???

Posted by: ocho nueve-diez on December 13, 2004 08:07 PM

Buy them now, before Hillary takes them away in '09. I need to pick up a few more myself.

Posted by: Velociman on December 13, 2004 08:23 PM


Is that unit an American Arms EP-380? If so, the standard mags only hold 7. If it is a North American Arms 380 Guardian, it is a 6 round mag.

You might want to go and have a chat with the salesman...

Posted by: rightisright on December 13, 2004 08:47 PM

KILL SHOOT DEAD......aint this great!!!!

Posted by: ocho nueve-diez on December 13, 2004 09:05 PM

I thought you didn't own any guns... wink wink

Posted by: caltechgirl on December 13, 2004 09:42 PM

You need another gun about as bad as you need another asshole, have a nice day and be cute, Catfish.

Posted by: Catfish on December 13, 2004 10:05 PM

There ain't a .380 auto in the world that equates to firepower. My mother carries a god damned .380 Walther, fer chrissakes.

Shoulda checked out the Para Ordinance Warthog .45 ACP. Twenty four ounces...10+1 in a 6 inch long, 4 inch high frame.

Para kicks ass.

Posted by: bitterman on December 13, 2004 10:31 PM

And I bet you just look so cute with that little gun! Awww.

Posted by: Mamamontezz on December 13, 2004 10:39 PM

Ocho, why are you using a fake email address to rant here. Got no balls???

Posted by: Acidman on December 13, 2004 11:43 PM

Hey a troll with balls, an interesting concept. Nice gun I guess, not into handguns, will stick with shotguns.

Posted by: James Old Guy on December 14, 2004 09:41 AM

I prefer serious commentary, so I'll just go ahead.

Revolvers are great. I'm still trying to understand why they tend to be a tad more accurate when barrel length is not an issue.

However, I reject the idea that revolvers are more reliable.

Most misfires with autoloaders are due to operator error.

There are only two reasons for jams or misfeeds ("stovepipes"). Low power reloads; which are susceptible to novice gun lovers and reloaders, or weak grip or stamina of novice or physically weak shooters.

I have put thousands of rounds downrange in various types of handguns and understand these issues quite well. If anyone wants help in this regard I will be glad to help.

Posted by: CDR Will on December 14, 2004 02:59 PM

Please pardon me for not expressing my appreciation for Acidman providing such a great forum.

Everyone needs to recognize that Rob is being very generous in paying for a place to read and post.

And, by the way, Bloggers like Acidman have had to put up with a great deal of bullshit to keep posting. Most of you surfers have no idea how much crap has to be cleaned up on a regular basis in order to keep this blog up on the net.

You get to come here and read some entertaining stuff, but there are constant attacks of spammers and trolls that actually cost the Acidman money to fight against.

Show some damn respect and drop something in the tip jar.

That is all.

Posted by: CDR Will on December 14, 2004 03:07 PM
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