Dennis: "Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you." Monty Python and The Holy Grail
XD's and anything with Pachmayr grips. Uglier than bowling shoes. 3.5 inch magnum shotguns. The new Browning A5 ersatz.
There was one asault rifle that really impressed me but I didn't get a chance to shoot, The H&K MP5. That dang thing became a part of me! I wish I'd been at the range when I handled it. That would have been fun but I'll never buy one. I would go through so much ammo......
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The MP 5 isn't an "assault rifle." It's a sub gun, shooting a pistol bullet.
Not too many problems you can't fix
With a 1911 and a 30-06
The general anti-Taurus bias here had led me to skip them over at gunshows. But about 3 years ago I was in the market for a snubby revolver, and saw a row of shiny black Taurus, low price.
I checked them out, and in accordance with what I'd heard -- that Taurus had improved their quality considerably -- was at least borne out by the little wheelguns. They were solid, had crisp action, the frame was 1-piece (not bolted but machined from a solid block) and trigger pull pretty smooth.
So I bought a plain, black 2" .357 Mag snubby, fine shiny black metal finish, solid comfy grip, good trigger action. At the range the gun did its stuff -- you're not gonna get precision accuracy from a snubby but you should get consistent bullet strike, which I did. I've since fired several hundred high energy SD rounds from the little Taurus with no signs of wear. It looks like new.
So, at least, with their standard issue revolvers, they seem to be just fine. The Taurus doesn't have the elegance of, for example, my 6" Ruger stainless, but for the money, I can find no fault with it.
“This ain’t Dodge City. And you ain’t Bill Hickok.” Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) to Elliot Marston (Alan Rickman) just before shooting him dead.
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my list is short anything that wont go BOOM BOOM BOOM EVERYTIME ALL THE TIME
Nothing in .270 win.
I am generally one of the Anti-Taurus guys, but even I can't say I'd never own one again. The planets would have to be in perfect alignment, and JMB would need to come back from Valhalla to bless them... but there is still a chance :)
BTW, you guys know that the Taurus Circuit Judge has a blast shield that keeps the blast off your arm, right?
To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.