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"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

because it is shiny

I have, and need, no better excuse than that for this: 

What’s that, you say?  It looks remarkably like something from some movie or television series you might have seen once upon a time? 

I have no idea what you are talking about. 

None at all. 

In all seriousness, this is far from an every-day carry rig, for a variety of reasons, but the TT-33 is far from […]

browncoats have bucks

By now, my readers should be more than aware of the fact that I am a proud Browncoat – I missed Firefly when it first aired on Fox, but on my parents’ urgings, I found the DVDs, and I am pretty sure I watched the entire series all the way through once I started.  And then found time to watch it again.  And have since watched it more times than I probably care to count.  […]

a case-in-point for "high"-capacity magazines

Alternative title – "it is all fun and games until someone’s head gets bashed in".

Revolvers are classy as all get-out, and I love the hell out of carrying my 686 SSR (especially in its new leather, which I need to photograph and review here sometime soon), but the sad truth is that six in the cylinder and six more in a speedloader would do me scant little good against something like this:

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random observation

Of the types of firearms that have been successfully used to murder American Presidents – to wit, a blackpowder, percussion cap derringer, two revolvers, and a bolt-action rifle – none have ever been banned in America.

Of the types of known firearms that were employed in known assassination attempts – to wit, two flintlock pistols, five revolvers, three low-capacity semi-automatic pistols, and one semi-automatic rifle – only the latter has ever been banned in […]