December 16, 2004

Interesting little fact about .38's

I was reading an article on the train this morning about the old timers in the NYC Police Department who still prefer to keep their .38's as opposed to using the newer semi-automatics. The article actually kind of fetishized the .38's and the beauty of them in sort of a disturbing way. But there was this little assertion I thought was fascinating:

The grips still echo the earliest revolvers, designed in the 19th century to feel like the handle of a plow in a man's hand.

Isn't that an interesting bit o' design history?

Posted by Random Penseur at December 16, 2004 07:49 AM

I don't like .38 revolvers. I've taken quite a few different shapes, sizes and calibers down to the range and of all of them, the .38 revolver makes my teeth hurt.

If you could make a .45 with a grip that feels like a woman's breast, though, my hubby would be all over that puppy.


Posted by: Margi at December 17, 2004 06:05 AM
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