October 17, 2011
Today Payton Miller at Guns & Ammo got an e-mail from a disgruntled reader that read as follows:
"I no longer enjoy reading "G&A". It's boring to see one article after another about some plastic schmoe-gun."
"Schmoe-gun" is a new one on me, though it reminds me of the obscure Danish Schobue pistol.
But leaving aside the terminology, have pistols just become boring these days; an endless procession of plastic-framed double-actions? There's no question whatever that you are better-armed with something like a Glock or Springfield XD than you are with a Steyr-Hahn or a Luger. But are they fun, either to use or read about? Do we need more guns with personality, or is a pistol just a tool like a crowbar?
What's your opinion?
1. Modern guns are a snooze: bring back the Borchardt!
2. I feel strongly both ways: both old and new are fine with me.
3. Wood and steel are for museums: the newer the better!