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Monday, February 02, 2009

Upon reflection, it makes so much more sense to me.

Why would one, in this day and age of superlight pocket pistols, carry a medium-small pistol that was extremely heavy? I've long said that weight is one of the biggest considerations to picking a carry pistol.

(Well, you know, besides the fact that they might be reliable and accurate and serve perfectly well.)

A very good answer to this question might well be: Because you are a very small person yourself, and the good honest steel helps attenuate the recoil of a little bitty gun in an intermediate caliber.

Being the biggest guy in the room with the smallest and lightest pistols on him, I joked about my online pal FarmGirl's guns being so heavy. Then she showed me her hands.

Damn, but she's tiny. And I'm, uh, not petite.


Photo stolen shamelessly from Old NFO.

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14 Comments:

At Monday, February 02, 2009 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Breda said...

I was speechless a moment after seeing that photo and then could only manage an awed "holy crap."

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 2:12:00 PM, Blogger Farmgirl said...

Imagine being the little hand! I admit, I have tiny hands... I've learned to make them work for me.... but like I told MattG at the time....

"Back home, we call them things Meathooks..."

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 2:23:00 PM, Blogger Farmgirl said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to add... Another good reason for me to carry the heavier pistols is, as suggested at the party...


So that I don't blow away in a high wind.

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 8:51:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

And she could throw it at them and brain them... :-)

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 9:54:00 PM, Blogger 10% said...

I need a normal hand in there for scale. I have fairly large paws myself, but that looks like a catchers mitt.

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 10:50:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

At the bottom of this post of mine, there are some pictures of my hand with a full-sized 1911.

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 11:24:00 PM, Blogger Farmgirl said...

It is a catcher's mitt. It's just attached to his arm permanently instead of sliding off.

I will grant that my hands *are* tiny by anyone's standards. To give you an idea, if you have a reference, the largest ring I wear is a size seven, and it tends to float around on my finger. The smallest is a size four. And it's not on my pinky.

G'head, find a size four ring and see if you can even get it on the tip of your finger... I dare ya!

Makes me glad he finds me entertaining, cause he could palm my head very easily and just stuff me in his shirt pocket if he ever actually got annoyed....

 
At Monday, February 02, 2009 11:41:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

I make a point of never putting anything in my pocket unless it's mine. Avoids accusations of shoplifting.

 
At Tuesday, February 03, 2009 12:22:00 AM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Wrap your hands around a full-sized 1911. Now look at the thumb on your support hand. How far does it extend forward? Like maybe to the slide release?

Well, Matt's thumb extends damned hear to the muzzle.

I've seen bigger extremities.

Well, actually they were plaster molds of the prints made by those extremities, and the owner of the cast was describing how swiftly it moved for such a large hairy biped...

 
At Tuesday, February 03, 2009 9:00:00 AM, Blogger Farmgirl said...

True, true.

 
At Tuesday, February 03, 2009 9:14:00 AM, Blogger Farmgirl said...

See, I just had to request the photo, and start all of this....

So worth it though...

 
At Tuesday, February 03, 2009 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Farm.Dad said...

LOL Matt you hit the nail on the head as to the scheme behind the firestar for farmgirl . When we picked it out it was selected first off for the ergonomics of the grip and her hand , and secondly because it is a brick . I figured that she would go off to school and thereby wouldnt be able to raid my ammo stash, or afford much practice ammo. So the weight would make the most of recovery time given limited practice . Now that she is out of school and more likely to actually carry i felt that a little trimmer pistol might be handy so i gifted her a much recovered and referbed Walther i had laying around . The little pistol was basically a basket case when i got it ( had been stuffed in a wall between studs for some years ) but with some tlc and a blueing tank it bounced back enough to make a dandy carry piece that can be beat around a bit without many tears .
Glad everyone had fun at the shindig and look forward to meeting you if and when you come up to pot some game .

 
At Wednesday, February 04, 2009 7:26:00 AM, Blogger Brigid said...

I feel like a Water Buffalo all of a sudden.

Glad you're are packing something Farmgirl, as you said you might blow away in a stiff wind.

Cheers!
Brigid

 
At Sunday, February 08, 2009 10:16:00 AM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

That was amazing.
So glad you came, Matt. :)

 

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