Royal Nonesuch:

Royal-Nonesuch-357He mentioned in a previous video that he didn’t want to do “build videos” because of potential personal liability issues.  I hear that… smart thinking.   The part layout at the start doesn’t really tell you much, because those are all obvious external parts anyway.

<– Screen grab for posterity.  Proper ear pro (from 1925) AND eye pro!  Wow… all jokes aside I’m glad he’s finally doing that.

4:24 – “Now we wait the customary 20 minutes before we remove the barrel from the gun because the round could still be very hot and burn me when it comes out”  <— LOL trollin trollin trollin.

Like he said, looks like it will be a fun gun to play around with.


J Dewey Manufacturing is providing a whole week of giveaways!  Day #4 was a  .38/.357/9mm Pistol Cleaning Kit for four lucky people.

The four winners and their comments:

  • #56558 – JConn – “IN ROD WE TRUST! Go team RAMROD!”
  • #56553 – The Other Dave – “In rod we trust, mainly rods for cleaning our 9mm/.38 handguns…”
  • #56503 – Ben – “IN ROD WE TRUST.  Everyone gets reamed.”
  • #56565 – Jim P. – “IN ROD WE TRUST to give a nice clean barrel to shoot my wadcutters.”

Congrats winners!  Everyone else, you still have 3 days left to enter to win different J Dewey prizes.


J Dewey Manufacturing; maker of the famous J Dewey Rods for cleaning your guns, is giving away awesome goods all week long!

Today, FOUR lucky people will each win a .38/.357/9mm Pistol Cleaning Kit.

The Specifications:

  • 6-LB Brass Pistol Loop with 8/32 Female Threads
  • 22MG Brass Muzzle Guard
  • B38P Brush
  • 2245L Patch Loop
  • Cotton Flannel Patches
  • GC-2 Silicone Treated Cloth
  • O.5 Shooters Choice FP-10 All-In-One Cleaning Solvent/Protectant/Lubricant
  • GB-5 Double Ended Cleaning Brush

Make sure you check out J Dewey Rods for all your gun cleaning needs.

J Dewey products are Made in the USA!

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a scoundrel (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post: “IN ROD WE TRUST” (Followed by whatever else you want)
  • Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate random numbers.  The numbers will correspond to the winners, who I will then contact for their mailing addresses.

Good luck!


A Colt .38 Special Revolver carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when you pull the trigger. (Source)

Wow. What a terrible idea. I’m sure some genius will make a drop in digital version of this for the Glock soon enough.


Released at SHOT show this year, two new guns in the S&W bodyguard series, a .380 pistol and a .38 revolver.

They are kept lightweight through the use of aluminum and polymer and steel.

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plrIr7oHrJo[/youtube]

Very nice commercial.. really highlights the guns and the lasers well.

There is a flash of the girl’s face at 1:00 where she looks a bit too happy for someone that could have been stabbed.  Maybe she realized that she had the upper hand :P

Some thoughts:

  • The integration of the laser into the frames (although real well done in this case), is not my preference.  I’d rather see it as an option.
  • Red lasers are so last year! … Don’t they know that green is the new red? Better visibility, greater brightness, and better range with the green.
  • Ambidextrous cylinder release on revolver is a great idea
  • I don’t like the external non-ambidextrous thumb safety on the pistol.  I prefer safeties you don’t have to remember to disengage (ie. like the internal safeties on Glock pistols).

Hat Tip: TheFirearmBlog


Speaking of John Dillinger related items

This photograph was taken at FBI headquarters in Washington DC.


Notice this modified Colt government model M1911A1 pistol in caliber .38 Super. It has been modified to use a Colt Thompson vertical foregrip, extended ported barrel, high capacity box magazine, and fired fully automatic.