A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Go Get 'Em Gun

The S&W revolver is an obsolete antiquated dinosaur.

All you guys need plastic fantastic wondernine whizbang Get'em guns. Without the whiplash action Get'em gun, you will surely die the first time a stranger looks at you askance. With the Get'em gun, the sidewalk cleans before you as you stroll down it, beer cools to barely above freezing in your prescence, and attractive members of the opposite gender approach you on the street for comfort and security.

Get'em guns are so light they actually weigh less after you load them up, and they are so accurate, they are guaranteed to hit something! These guns have special mojo chrome moonie firing pins that transform +P+ ammo into phastic beams of liquid copper and lead on ignition. If you load .25ACP in there, it comes out the muzzle 30.06!

In the interest of helping my readers pursue a cleaner, more productive, fertile and safe existence, you can send your old dirty clunker revolvers to me for disposal. I am always, humbly, at your service.

Now that's an ugly damned gun!

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Anonymous pignock said...

I have four wheelguns and as much as I prefer my "Go Get Em" pistols, I'll be hanging on to the revolvers, thank you very much.

I like the horsepower to weight ratio of the revolvers (three .357s and one .44 mag) but the beauty of blued steel and walnut stocks doesn't matter to me nearly as much as the cold, efficient reliability of a plastic framed 9mm (or 10mm or 45acp).

Enjoy your hobby, Xav.


10:21 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

The Five-seveN? It's no beauty, but I don't think it's particularly ugly A bit "Bastard Child of a Walther P99 and an ergonomic keyboad", but at least it's not the Vector CP-1 or any recent Ruger handgun.

It's not really a Wondernine (chambered for a goofy, thin bullet), or advertised much as a self-defense weapon (chambered for a goofy, thin bullet).

I'll take 'worthless' revolvers, too, though.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to admit, though, that a 17 round handgun (I think) that shoots body armor piercing ammo deserves some merit.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

thats not a real gun is it? is it one of those guns photo shopped out of many?

2:09 AM  
Blogger Citizen H said...

What the hell is that thing?

And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "5.7 X 28" just plain ol' 22 LR or a derivative?

The things they do to market guns now.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...


1:04 PM  
Blogger T. Hernlund said...

Nice attitude. A bit Zumbo-ish I think.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Captain Harley said...

Hah! Anybody in Florida who wants to get rid of their wheel gun just better make sure it stays here in
FL. I've got one of the "wonder 9's" (Sig) and that's all I need.
But I'll never have enough revolvers, S&W or otherwise, thank you!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

No, t.hernlund, it's not a Zumboish attitude. It's a joke. I also encourage you to obtain a Get'em gun. I do not seek to prevent you from having or using one. That is hardly what Zumbo espoused about the AR15 and it's derivatives.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

That's the FN Five-seveN, a real gun, and not photoshopped.

It's chambered in 5.7 x 28mm, a middleground between 22lr and .223 Remington. Most self-defense loadings for 5.7x28 have roughly five times the muzzle energy of a hot .22lr loading. It's roughly comparable to 9mm Luger in terms of muzzle energy, although in practice it hasn't shown equal penetration as the 9mm Luger rounds have.

On the upside, however, is something with a lot less felt recoil and a lot of ammunition capacity.

Now, if only the gun and ammo weren't ridiculously overpriced, they might be fun guns to own.

3:42 PM  
Blogger KD5NRH said...

Bring back the Grendel P30 and I'll be happy. 30rds of 22WMR in a full-size handgun ought to do the job. Until then, I'll stick with my 5rds of .357Mag...and 18rds of 9mm close by...and 5rds of 12ga 00Buck just a little further away.

I'm not much of a fan of suppressive fire in non-military applications, so the 18rd 9mm is more because I like the way it shoots. The Grendel, OTOH, is capable of delivering large numbers of small bullets to a small area in a short time, offsetting the low-stop-probability of 22WMR.

4:43 PM  
Blogger catfish said...

that gun is butt ugly.

10:28 PM  
Blogger T. Hernlund said...

Doesn't read that way to me. Reads like a jab at those who would prefer a Glock or Sig over a wheel gun or a 1911. To each his own, eh? Jimmy knocked something he had no preference for. He took that line to a prohibitionist end, and obviously you didn't. Smart. Starting attitude feels the same to me though.

I got lever guns, wheel guns, tactical guns, pump guns, bolt guns, shiny guns, dull guns, pretty guns, ugly guns. Even so, if I met someone with a safe full of 5 of every model Glock and nothing else, I'd just say, "Right on". I feel like you'd have a sarcastic/discouraging remark.


10:18 AM  
Blogger Laughingdog said...

"Now, if only the gun and ammo weren't ridiculously overpriced, they might be fun guns to own."

Actually, the ammo is much more affordable now that Bass Pro carries both the FN 5.7 and the ammo for it. Better still, they carry both the 40 grain and 28 grain bullet varieties of cartridges.

12:20 PM  
Blogger BobG said...

If everyone sends you too many wheelguns to handle, I'll be happy to take some of them off your hands.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

You would be wrong with your assumptions. This post is actually a compilation of several posts of mine at The High Road in this thread started by Stephen Camp. As you can see, the thread is a celebration of the Model 10 and the recognition of revolver as a defensive tool in general. In post #39, (posted on August 29, 2007, incidentally, over a month ago,) my comments, which were practically copied word for word in this blog post began. I actually had three comments in the thread that were joined for this blog post.

This blog post is not a slam on Glocks or Sigs. I have owned both, and I prefer neither. I do still own two HK USPs, and I keep my fullsize USP for a bedside gun. I carried the USPc until I went to a 1911. Quite a few of my guns, including the 1911s have the "whiplash" action I joke of.

I used a photo of this particular gun because it kind of met the criteria for the blog post, and it looks like a Go Get'em gun to me. I copied one of my previously posted THR thread posts because I have been extremely busy, but I still wanted my readers to have something to make them chuckle.

I think if you were to take a look at my accumulation of firearms, it might be illuminating to you, and you would not post disparaging remarks about me on my blog. Then again, you might still. The problem is that you refuse to see the humor that others see. That problem is within yourself.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Citizen H said...

Out of spite for the shiny new FN creation, I just put a Model 10 on layaway today. Neener Neener!

11:03 PM  
Blogger T. Hernlund said...

Relax, man. I didn't know that there was a certain context to your post. I don't spend a alot of time on most parts of THR. I do read and enjoy your blog though. I learn a good deal about revolvers here. But sometimes your posts do lack context. On rare occasions I find myself asking, "What was that about?".

I spoke of a feeling. Taken as a whole, I feel like you have it in for folks who prefer only "tactical tupperware", or who don't like revolvers. I'm getting now that that must not be the case, so I stand corrected. My apologies. The feel would have remained the same for me except that now you have provided more context.

I have a sense of humor. Much is lost "on the wire" though in the way of "wink, wink". Yeah?

For my part, no hard feelings. Carry on.


2:33 PM  

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