Video — Not a Beauty Queen

Just a quick blurb video. Freeze and I spent some time today moving Combloc ammo crates around. Some hand’t been touched in 20 years. Others had been exposed to the elements. Things get messy.

So do CCW guns. That’s real world.

 

 

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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Writer for john1911.com. Co-Host of the John1911 Podcast. Video content provider for John1911-TV.

Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • MickeyG

    Beautifully ugly !

  • Mikial

    So true. If you carry daily like you claim to, and shoot your EDC regularly then it will have wear. And to me, a gun that has lived a life of use and action is a beautiful sight.

    Great video!

    • I can quite a lot about a shooter by looking at his firearm. I have yet to be wrong.

      Marky

  • Daniel, God is my judge

    You’re 100% right, if you carry them every day and shoot them often, they are going to wear. I’ve got a Colt New Agent in 9mm that Talo sent through the Colt shop and had them put on XS sights. Since this is a favorite EDC gun and I prefer leather holsters it is starting to wear the blueing off the sharp edges. I regularly put RIGG on it and that helps keep the rust at bay. A gun that shows the wear from carrying is like an old jacket or old hat or boots, it has character and feels like an old friend. I’ve got an old western canvas jacket that has holes and tatters and my wife keeps trying to get me to get rid of it, but it just feels right when i put it on. I could probably pan-handle with it on and make some money.

  • Mikial

    I know this is grossly off topic, so please indulge me here.

    I just wanted people to see this music video. the fact that these youngsters chose to theme their video on the American Civil War and show the combatants as people just really struck me. I hope you all enjoy it, I sure as hell did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0

    • MickeyG

      Great Video and song ! Santayana’s “Soliloquies in England” (Scribners, 1924, p. 102), Soliloquy #25, “Tipperary”, in a section which reads: “Yet the poor fellows think they are safe! They think that the war is over! Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

      • Mikial

        I’m glad you like it. I have to be honest and say that I was at first hesitant to post a music video on a serious gun lover’s site, but this one actually moved me to be misty eyed one late night when I first saw it.

        I am a pretty serious amateur Civil War aficionado and it really bothers me how the Libs are attacking the Confederates as nothing but hate filled racists and reducing them to sub-human status. They were Americans who respected and fought for states rights and died for what they believed in. Killer Angels should be required reading for every school child in the US, but that would be too close to the truth for the Liberal revisionists who are trying to reshape American history. I’m just glad the book is still sold at the Lincoln Memorial.

        I had ancestors who fought on both sides. Though I was born in upstate New York, I now live in Virginia and love seeing the battlefields around my home. The combatants in that war never forgot that they were all Americans and there was a lot of sorrow on both sides over the cost of that war.

        As for Santayana’s quote . . . isn’t it the truth.

        • MickeyG

          Mikial, read “Killer Angels” years ago, I also have relatives that fought .on both sides. Yeah, Santayanas quote is an eternal truth !

          • Mikial

            I was very please and surprised at how well the film “Gettysburg” captured the spirit of the book.

          • MickeyG

            Yeah, sometimes they get it right. 🙂

  • If that’s your CCW gun, do you have a clay dust processing plant in your pants? 😉

    • Mikial

      Marky, as much as I’m tempted, I’ll just let you respond to this.

    • I carry AIWB. Have for close to 20 years. Back then we called it cross-draw, felony and Mexican. That day I was climbing around a barn moving old soviet ammo and arms crates. I got dirty and the gun got dirty. That’s real world.

      If you truly carry all the time, minus the shower, stuff like this happens.

      Marky