Quote of the Day

THE 1911 PISTOL remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.

–Jeff Cooper

In honor of this thread.

Although I admit I have an unreasoning prejudice against ugly, plastic guns, and I willingly accept the assertion that it is unreasoning, I really don’t have a dog in this fight. However, I also have a somewhat more-reasoned prejudice against people who piss on my leg and try to tell me it’s raining. And somebody who deliberately starts a flame war over objects, trying to present emotional preferences as being logically based and well-reasoned is sidling up to me with his dick running.

But also…

My uncle was in the First Marine Division in WWII. It was he who informed me that Marines who took basic at Parris Island referred to those who took basic at Pendleton variously as Hollywood Marines or Candy-Ass Marines. Having said that, though, I think it should be clear to all and sundry that nearly any Marine, even REMFs (with the possible exception of John Murtha, PBUH), can kick any non-Marine’s ass any day including Sunday. Deriding Col. Cooper because he wasn’t a rifle-toting grunt in one major battle is just plain stupid. I understand that the author of the post was only referring to Cooper’s qualifications as a gunfighting instructor, and will weasel out of the rest on that score, but it’s still stupid.

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