Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Gun Pr0n #286

Today's picture comes to us courtesy of Alan, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the Fifth Annual Northeast Bloggershoot:

That's his prized Smith & Wesson Model 41, which I can attest is one sweet-shooting rimfire. I've been an unabashed fan of the Model 41 for a long time, having taken my Firearms Safety Course with a model 41 (and, yes, ripping the hell out of my thumb because I had it behind the slide...) I've shot a number of 41s over the years, and every single time it reaffirms my desire to own one someday.

Thanks for sharing her with us Alan!

That is all.


Brad_in_MA said...


I'll pass word to Alan that he's now more famous than he used to be. I can tell you also that Alan has a new optic for the 41. I don't yet know all the details but my understanding is that the new piece puts the old one to shame. Alan's even agrees to let me try his old optic atop my ruger 22/45 just to see what kind of accuracy that 5" barrel can manage. If any of your readers have experience with using the accessory rail on a Ruger mark-iii 22/45, I'd love to hear feedback.


Roger said...

My m41 has the shorter heavy barrel, it's Bowler grips are almost identical to Alans as is the aimpoint red dot sight.
RWS Target ammo is its favorite fodder. The pistol and ammo got me to the low end of NRA Master. At that level, them folks Reeeely knows how to shoot. My 41 hasn't been shot much for the last 20 years, but its still ready and able.

Alan Quinn said...

Jay, nice....I just bought an Ultradot Matchdot ll from Ultradot West. Still have to mount and sight in. I tried one out at my club a few weeks ago. The dot is much smaller and clearer and since its 30mm, finding the dot is easier. We'll see if my scores improve. Cheers, Alan

Ritchie said...

Brad- I put a 1x red dot on my 22/45 and with decent ammo, no clay bird is safe inside 50 yards. Like, uninsureable not safe. It does not take the place of proper hold and squeeze, and by this it is very instructive.