I am a fan of Antique Firearms, cartidge types like the Webley .455/.476 and also cap and ball like the Walker. The Howdah .50 is a mean beast all its own.
The first revolvers I ever owned were .44 Walkers and I loved them. My uncle wanted me to start with the basics. He taught me two-handed shooting with those revolvers.
Due to my current legal restrictions and the fact that I do not intend to violate any firearm laws at the present time; I am educating myself. Truth be told, it is new knowledge and I am very impressed with what I am finding.
I have no intention with turning this website into an Antique spot, but I think it is germain to point out that the glock armed bad guy is equally matched with the Walker armed good guy who is smart. Make no quick judgements about those who may end up in your tribe with older "inferior" gear. And the Patriot armed with an antique C96 Mauser...
The brain is a far more effective weapon than the firearms, knife, bludgeon in your hand.
Here is a quote from a guy with consideranble experience with the standard .455/.476 loag of the Webley: The Webley #5 Frontier is a real saloon brawler’s gun: a compact, powerful belt pistol dating from about 1878. Here is the full piece, and worth a read for general knowledge.
Never let conventional wisdom limit your potential.
I like the LeMat revolver. By no means a belt piece, but it's a bunch of shots, followed up by a shotgun blast...ReplyDelete
And, if all else fails, it's a heck of a bludgeon... ;-)
AP: The LeMat is wonderful. Nothing like following up several rounds of ball with a bang of grapeshot!ReplyDelete
I had a mauser pistol years back and have no regrets trading it for two modern pistols and ammo.ReplyDelete
GS: I get it, 100%ReplyDelete
But for the "Prohibited Person" who is caught flat-footed when SHTF, that old Mauser (which in many cases is legal to own even by "Prohibited Persons") will be more than sufficient to go out into the fray and come home with any modern piece he wants. ;)
That said - there is something sweet about a nearly 115 year old German machine like an antique Broomhandle that is still capable of defending life and limb. We'll see how many Glocks live that long...but that's my personal peve showing itself.