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Plane? I don't need no stinking Plane!

While there are many aces of the air enshrined in history, perhapps the oddest aerial victory came when 2d Lt. Owen Baggett shot down a Japanese Zero fighter with a pistol, while hanging from a parachute in mid air.
posted by pjern on Nov 19, 2016 - 21 comments

bang bang

Our Well-Regulated Milita, Alexander Chee
The Gun Control We Deserve, Patrick Blanchfield
Should We Just Get Used To Mass Shootings?, Michael Paterniti
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 5, 2016 - 498 comments

Electrolysis and Elbow Grease

This playlist documents the restoration to operable status of an early US Army 1911 (1918 pattern) pistol. The 1911 was recovered buried in 3 feet of mud in Tennessee alongside an old bootlegging road. Wanna see the 1911 in action? The incomparable hickok45 gives a run-down of its history and fires a few mags.
posted by cthuljew on Mar 6, 2013 - 25 comments

"Can we really expect that such a government is interested"

A Contagion Of Violence
In exploring the occurrence of violence, researchers have recognized the tendency for violent acts to cluster, to spread from place to place, and to mutate from one type to another – similar to the infectious disease model, in which an agent or vector initiates a specific biological pathway leading to symptoms of disease and infectivity.
Is It Time To Treat Violence Like A Contagious Disease? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 1, 2013 - 31 comments

This post is really only intended for those that can appreciate and afford high quality bird pistols

The Only Pair of Matching Singing Bird Pistols
posted by twoleftfeet on Sep 19, 2011 - 40 comments

Armed and Pregnant

"Americans who carry a firearm are often viewed as rough, gruff, middle-aged men with over-developed trigger fingers. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Aug 2, 2011 - 269 comments

Right to bare arms

Michael was born without arms, yet he has managed to learn how to load and shoot a 1911 pistol. (SLYT)
posted by gman on Nov 19, 2010 - 27 comments

Rocket pistol

The gyrojet pistol (video) - a handgun firing 13mm rocket ammunition, was an attempt to revolutionise gun design in the 1960s. Around a thousand were produced, and some may have seen use in Vietnam. Rifle and carbine versions were also produced. Design problems meant that it never seriously competed conventional firearms, but there is a modern attempt to revive the concept.
posted by Artw on Jul 26, 2008 - 38 comments

M1911A1 Video Remix

Technical animations are sometimes dull, with no soundtrack and limited change in viewer perspective. The M1911 Animated Assembly Video Remix is much better. [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jul 25, 2008 - 31 comments

Go shoot something.

Worried about your expensive camera gear (or other stuff I suppose...) getting lost by the airline? Be sure to pack a pistol.
posted by blaneyphoto on Sep 23, 2006 - 28 comments

"Pistol fires accidentally at reception for Georgia's Rep. Bob Barr"

"Pistol fires accidentally at reception for Georgia's Rep. Bob Barr" someone hands a loaded handgun to a u.s representative -- and nra member -- and it accidentally discharges. how they are going to spin this in can only imagine.
posted by dolface on Aug 7, 2002 - 28 comments

Some gun manufacturers - like those in other industries - are aggressively seeking new clients because of Sept. 11. Ithaca Gun Company is selling its Homeland Security model for ``our current time of national need.'' The Beretta gun company has its ``United We Stand,'' a 9- millimeter pistol bearing a laser- etched American flag.

Wow, that's tacky.
posted by donkeyschlong on Dec 15, 2001 - 26 comments

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