Yesterday began by playing (finally) with the Savage Renegauge.

I shot #6, double ought in 2 3/4″ and 3″ plus slugs and it felt like I was shooting an AR. Perceived recoil was surprisingly acceptable which made for an easier and accurate operation of the shotgun.

And then it was 100-year jump back to a gorgeous Broomhandle.

I had never shot one and it shows the technology of the times. It is a gorgeous gun and I would not kick it out of my safe, but I would not depend my safety on it. Still, I could not but think about young Wiston Churchill fending off natives with it, especially since with Mad Mike Williamson around strutting like a proud parent.

And also, from Mad Mike. a German Drilling in double 2.5″ 12 gauge and 25-30 rifle.

Happy Oleg is Happy.

It was a palpable demonstration of precise German craftmanship. Probably the coolest detail is when you hit the selection slide and choose rifle, a rear sight pops up. Very accurate and if I heard correctly, the 25-30 is a necked down 30-30 with less power but still capable of taking most European game, although I would not dare to go against boars with it.

And in between we got to play with Ruger PC9s. I had to adjust the sights of mine after upgrading some Tandemkross accessories and I was making 40-yard shots at steels without much effort. I understand the concept of an AR in 9mm because of familiarity, but you will not feel or be under-gunned with the PC9.

It was a good day topped with good conversation about most everything guns (surprisingly very little politics) and pizza sans pineapple. Some standards of decency were held.

 

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “Over a century of weapons in one day.”
  1. I love my PC9. Im working on a secure storage solution to turn it into a truck gun. I’m probably going to end up acquiring a clone of those Austrian POS handguns so I can share mags with a sidearm.

    1. We are in the same wavelength. I do like the 27 round mags because it looks nice with the carbine but downright stupid with the gun. So I have regular and extra crispy capacity mags šŸ˜€

  2. Wow a drillings rifle has been on the bucket list for ages and that one looks right purdy. That pistol too is in probably the best condition I’ve seen one of those outside of a display, is the holster/stock original?

    The more the renegauge is talked about the more I lean towards it over the Beretta 1301 have you noticed any hiccups or things you dislike about it yet?

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