Just don’t ask her specifics about the gun if she works for Esquire magazine… because then you’ll get wrong information like this:

See the full video HERE or click the screenshot above.

I find it hard to believe that someone could make that many obvious errors in one title.

Lets break it down:

  • Glock & Wesson – Well the Glock part is correct.  As far as I know Glock never collaborated with Wesson from Smith & Wesson on anything.
  • 45mm – WTF?  That would be a hell of a round!
  • FPO – I have no idea what that means in the context of firearms.
  • Designed in 1789 – hahhaha Uhhhhh no.   Semi automatic handguns were not invented until the late 1800s.
  • Designed by Colt Koch – Samuel Colt wasn’t born until 1814 and died in 1862, long before the Heckler & Koch company was founded in 1949… and as far as I know there is no one named “Colt Koch”.

I hope to god they didn’t get that information from the DEA agent.

I think we all got trolled by Esquire.  LOL


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On S&W’s website – HERE

Details in the PDF Brochure – HERE

Someone tell me why I should care about these? They look like a Sigma crossed with a M&P.  Interesting how S&W chose not to design these with removable backstraps.

Maybe the “Self Defense Trigger” (SDT) is the selling point?   Who knows … anything would be an improvement on that scratchy mushy M&P trigger.  The design of this “new” trigger looks the same with the joint right in the middle, so I’m not holding my breath in anticipation of it being awesome.  I’ll hold further judgment until I try it out someday though.

The price is predictable … both have an MSRP of $530

Thanks but no thanks… For now I’ll be sticking with Glock to fulfill my polymer pistol needs.


In my Money, Guns, Art – Scott Campbell post I mentioned how I have a weakness for weapon related art, and how I love the smell of money.

London artist Justine Smith creates some sculptures using U.S. $1 bills that I would love to hang on my wall:


S&W 645:

Fragmentation Grenade:

You can visit the artist’s homepage – HERE


John Haughey over at OutdoorLife’s Blog has an interesting article on the SHOT show round up of Smith & Wesson lawbreakers.

The article is surprisingly sympathetic.  As you know from my post The Smith & Wesson indictment irony I hardly share John’s sympathy.

From my point of view, what happened at S&W was pure greed.  After a blockbuster year thanks to Obama, they still needed more money, and were willing breaking the law to get more of it.  Without personally knowing the inner workings of S&W, I can say with confidence that they have numerous lawyers, all of which would know better then to say bribery would be a good thing for the company.

I do agree with John on the ridiculousness of  the following:

“Let’s see, at $75,000 a year, it’s $6,250 a month per agent,” he calculates. “$6250 x 30 months = $187,500 per agent. $187,500 x 250 agents = $46,875,000 to arrest 22 people.”

Voila! That’s $46.875 million of your tax money to arrest 22 people, or more than $2.1 million each.

If FBI agents really do make $75k /year and all 250 of them were working solely on this sting, then that is a crazy amount of money.  It would definitely work out to much more than $2.1 million if you factored in expenses besides just their salaries.

I’ll take this opportunity to make the same joke as I did in my last post:

If you are sympathetic towards S&W, buy some handcuffs – HERE :P

Reuters coverage of the S&W SHOT show incident – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle


Ironic that they are one of the top manufactures of handcuffs. :lol:

“This is one case where what happens in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas,” Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said at a news conference.

I bet he was saving that line up for a while :roll:

Full story on the S&W arms bribery debacle – HERE

Help those poor guys pay their legal bills: ( NOT! :) )