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Shooting Illustrated has some nice pics of 34 iterations:

Check out the other 33 on their website.

As much as I appreciate the design and the old school flavor of the 1911, I’m still bitter that my Springfield Loaded pitted with rust simply because I didn’t treat it like it was something special and keep it in a temp/humidity controlled environment and clean/oil it.  I don’t have the time or want, to worry about babying firearms.  It takes out of my potato chip eating, and distracts me from memorizing the great lines in all 5 seasons of the wire while I get fat, never leave the house, and wonder why I am so alone.

I was kind of disappointed to not see the Double Barrel 1911 in the mix… but I suppose the 1911 purists are not down with it.  Some of the others that are in the 34 pics probably raised a few eyebrows as well I imagine.

Thoughts?  Are 1911s #1 on your list of all time favorite handguns?

Hat tip: Weer’d

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The Pedersen Device is an attachment developed during World War I for the M1903 Springfield rifle that allowed it to fire a short 0.30 (7.62 mm) caliber intermediate cartridge in semi-automatic mode. This wonder weapon was developed to allow infantry to dramatically increase their rate of fire while on the move, while also allowing the rifle to be used in conventional bolt action mode for long-range fire from the trenches.

Wiki page with lots more info – HERE

This very rare collectors item is up for auction, with a starting bid (or buy now?) of $23000

It does not include a magazine, so you’d have to procure one before you got to use this beauty. I’m sure anyone that would pay $23,000 for this device probably wouldn’t be shooting with it though.

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I’m not good with naming breeds of small dogs, but I do know that she appears to be packing a full size Springfield XD(m) in a Galco Ankle Glove .  I could be wrong about the gun though, because it doesn’t appear Galco makes an ankle glove specifically for the XD(m)… not to say that the 3″ XD 9/40 one wouldn’t work.

Unfortunately Galco hasn’t caught on yet and mentioned this in the “Canine Products” section of their website. :P

UPDATE: Anonymous and Paladin from the comments say the dog is a Miniture Pinscher.  Thanks guys.

UPDATE 2: Jesse informed me in the comments, that the gun is a Walther PPS

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If you haven’t yet seen this movie, please go buy it (HERE) or rent it!

This is definitely one of the best opening movie scenes ever.  Not only is the camera work and computer graphics work well done, but the choice of song ( Buffalo Springfield – For What It´s Worth ) is absolutely perfect and sets the tone for the rest of the movie.

That song gives me goosebumps… it’s going on my ipod a.s.a.p.

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