Monday, May 11, 2020

Military Monday - Fightin' .45s

So, the last couple of days have been a bit of a blur. But I did do some shooting. And some Glock armorer work. Which will circle back to in a later posting. 

But, something that I have been wanting to do for a bit is a simple post praising one of JMB's better ideas.

We are a gun blog, after all. 

And the post title is fitting. Uncle Cart was an integral part of the Guard's response to some racially motivated unrest down in Macon. An old faded photo shows him in fatigues, sleeves rolled up, baseball, and a holstered 1911. But that's it. And the old flap holster is worn on his actual belt, not a web belt. 

But that's a story for another time. Enjoy some gun porn. 

Full sized .45 automatics. 

Clockwise: S&W 4586 as issued by the Columbus PD until they went to the M&P .45; a Gen 3 Glock 21 with a TLR-1, Colt M-1991A1, and finally a Ruger P-345 with TLR-3. 

The Ruger was a pawn shop special that I couldn't pass up. That was the last SA/DA auto Ruger made. 

Pops bought me the Colt around the 7th grade because I picked up Star Scout. It's got some Wilson parts in it and a laundry list of upgrades I want to do to it.

The Glock 21 I bought new when I found out about Blue Label. Will talk about that later, too. 

And the old 4586 belonged to my Father in Law. Whom after the Army was done with him spent a good career putting away bad guys for the Columbus PD. For low pay and a couple of shitty mayors. He's a good fella. 


  1. Hey Mack;

    Glad to see the Gun porn post, It is on my bucket list to get a .45 ACP again. I have heard good things about the Ruger SR45. my Stepdad has one and it shoots really nice and the ergo is nicer than the *gasp* Saint Moses 1911. I know I will burn for that one...I will get the sack cloth and ashes ready for that one. I try to tell people, that is one if the things I like about older guns, they have a history, especially family history. That is something you pass down, eventually when there is a Mack Jr running around one day. I will do the same for Harry(my son)...Unless he turns into a crack head or marries a women like Prince Harry did and she has his balls on the nightstand or something.

    1. Surely, your Harry has more sense than that. And also take a look at the M&P 45. I like it more than the SR45. Similar price and a lot more after market.


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