Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #340

Today's picture comes to us courtesy of Stretch:

You know who designed that gun? That's right - John Moses Browning (PBUH). I've always loved the Woodsman, and eventually I will see to one working its way into the G. armory. Figure it'll keep the Hi-Standard company.

There's a lot to be said for modern firearms - my Ruger 22/45 runs great on bulk .22LR ammo and is all kinds of crazy accurate (6/10 hits on a 10" steel plate at 100 yards? Yeah, I'll take that!) - but I do so love the history behind an older gun. My Hi-Standard is more finicky than the Ruger, the magazines are a zillion times harder to find (and don't often fit right), but if the house were on fire and I could only save one, well, I'd feel awful about the 22/45...

Thanks for sharing her with us, Stretch!

That is all.


ASM826 said...

A Woodsman is the first handgun I ever shot. I still prefer to any other .22 pistol. Not taking anything away from the newer guns, but my three favorites are the Woodsman, the Hi-Power, and the 1911.

Heh, wonder what they have in common?

libertyman said...

You can still get a Woodsman reasonably priced, as long as it is not a rare collectible one. I bought mine at Kittery, and as I recall, it wasn't that much.

Stretch said...

"The Woodsman, the Hi-Power, and the 1911."
The Holy Trinity of the Church of Browning. (Handheld Denomination).

Kermit said...

Out of curiousity, Jay, but what flavor of Hi Standard do you have?