Thursday, May 31, 2012
The American Zoot Shooters Association (AZSA) has expanded its website by having “Deacon” write a new blog on the sport. In the interest of disclosure, I’m a proud member of the AZSA. In his first Column, Deacon explains safety rules of handling firearms and some of the firearms and calibers that are used in the sport. The rules have been expanded to include the 1940s, and clarified to include 30 caliber pistol cartridges such as the 30 Luger and 30 Mauser as well as the 351 Winchester for rifles.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It’s going to happen, every great movie is remade, sometimes with good results, or others are disasters like the recent True Grit. I don’t usually enjoy remakes, but if they’re done right, it introduces a new audience to some great characters. The Dirty Harry movie franchise may be ready for a remake or a new adventure. Just as the James Bond franchise transitioned lead actors, Dirty Harry must do the same.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The best double action revolver movie of all time is Magnum Force made in 1973. The second installment of the “Dirty Harry” movie franchise stars Clint Eastwood as a tough cop, Inspector Harry Callaghan, confronted with a string of vigilante killings. Of course Harry has his trusty S&W Model 29 44 Magnum, and all the bad guys, who turn out to be traffic cops use Colt Python .357 Magnum revolvers, even the bad cops ringleader, played by Hal Holbrook, uses a S&W Model 19 .357 Magnum.