Here is "Black Beauty." She is the crystalization of some digital CDN dollar-units. Today, I bought this Smith & Wesson, .44 Magnum revolver, which I have named "Black Beauty". She goes into the vault at the "Store", until I get the RCMP authorization to take her home. (This may take months, from what I hear!) She dates from the late 1970's, or early 1980's, and is in fine, remarkable, pristine condition - with a barrel that shines inside, like a new silver dollar. And the bluing is so lovely. She feels almost new, despite being probably 40 years old. Her owner took good care of her. And once I held her, I knew she had to be mine. She is just such an "Old-School" piece of history, that I could not resist. ( Plus, she is very similar to the famous "Dirty Harry" piece Clint Eastwood carried in the movie of that same name.. Do you feel lucky today? Do you? :D )
And here is another cool thing - one can now buy "Cowboy Action Shooting" loads - of ".44 Special", which is a sporting ammunition that is lightly loaded, so one gets a gentle 750 feet-per-second muzzle velocity (unlike the 1200+ fps a typical .44 magnum load would have.) This means you can shoot a .44 magnum revolver, without hurting your hand, which makes it a fine sporting choice for older guys. (Target shooting is the one thing an old guy can often to better than a young guy, since "fine muscle" control is of greatest importance.)
And given that you are flinging a 240 grain bullet, the 750 fps is lots enough to "bang a gong" at the local "Revolver Club" - which has been a local tradition in my home-town, since the 1940's.
I had to buy this lovely piece right now. Canada's Liberals have begun another assault on a large group of gun-owning Canadians, and have stopped imports of handguns, and also proposed laws to restrict ownership transfer. We think this is insane and unwise. So everyone with a Gun License has decided to buy while they can. All stores are essentially sold out, all across the nation.
And so, the minority "Liberal" Government is now on another ugly anti-gun crusade in Canada. This really is a very bad idea. If the proposed legislation becomes law, it will only create a dangerous, undocumented criminal-market in handguns for use as weapons. The gang-members in Toronto already have lots of illegal handguns, and this new fear-driven dishonest approach, will just create a new range of financially attractive criminal opportunities to arm more criminals. We cannot figure out what is wrong with the Anti-Gun nutjobs in Toronto and up in Ottawa. They fail to understand what made our Nation, and what still makes up the "good people" here now. In our local community, there are 11 different "Gun Clubs". We are members of the local "Revolver Club".
We have great diversity at the Revolver Club, and a lot of new members. We have newly licensed Chinese kids with their 9mm automatics, new Canadians arrived from India with their $5000 English shotguns, old German guys teaching their wives how to shoot, guys newly arrived from Quebec to take on new technology industry jobs (and they brought their shootin' irons with them, of course!), and lots of folks from Eastern Europe, who want to shoot their lovely Czech CZ's. And many guys with hunting rifles - from old lever Winchester 30-30's, to guys with the latest 6.5 Creedmoor high-precision Rugers that can make quarter-sized groups at 100 yards. Everyone likes to shoot something!
The folks one meets at the Club Range, are the best, most friendly, most diverse folks in the country. The Shooting-Sports here are a very good thing, and we should be doing all we can to encourage and expand knowledge and wise usage of sporting weapons in Canada.
The astonishingly ignorant Anti-Gun fools do not respect or understand Canada's long, careful and successful approach to handgun and firearm ownership in this country, and just how important it is to be "strong and free". No one is "free" if they cannot acquire and become skilled in the use of weapons.
It is time for a major political "course correction" here in Canada, just like is necessary in the USA. We are being lied to by political fraudsters. We need to recover what is being stolen from us, by arrogant, ignorant and dangerously unwise political opportunists.
These so-called "Public Safety" people, are the same type of people who were on the "Committee for Public Safety" during the ugly and horrific time of the "French Revolution". Their idea of "Safety" is to degrade, damage and destroy the traditional freedoms of free people, by means of shoddy, dishonest and inaccurate political deceptions and outright fraudulent actions.
We need to make a major political course-correction in Canada. The current group of fraudsters and clowns in our Federal Government are not acting in the interests of free Canadian citizens, and are not respectful or understanding of the traditions that allowed the Dominion of Canada to be created in the first place.
Trudeau and his dishonest "hench-persons" (like that fraudster "Wendy", and her tiny, dishonest and abusive Anti-Gun nutjobs) - need to be removed from the Public Political Space. Their actions do not reflect the views of our traditions, or in any way, the traditions and honourable characteristics of a Free People. They are just standard political liars doing their trick of using deception and fear to mislead and manipulate unknowing citizens.
We must move on, get past these kind of dishonest and abusive fraudsters, and hold-hard to our traditional freedoms.
A time of change is coming, and we must embrace it, and respect what made us what we are. The liars and the fraudsters must be swept from the political stage.
We all have a role to play. Each person can make a difference. Each vote, each action matters. The "Liberals" in Ottawa *must* be removed, if Canada is to remain a free, fair and honest Dominion, where people are judged by their actions, not by their adherence to dishonest and abusive, fictional ideologies.