Guy writing at Salon about howcome he sold his guns and how the gun culture has gotten all icky and stuff, describing shooting his once-treasured Colt .22 target pistol one last time:
"...an authoritative ka-pow, [...] the gun reaching skyward in
a credible kick for a .22, three inches of ignited escape gas
illuminating the tip of the muzzle in a brilliant blue-white flash."
I wanna know if those Colts do that. For .22 semi-autos, I've got a Ruger Mk. II, a Whitney Wolverine, a Ciener conversion for my 1911A1 and a pair of Star Model Fs and none of them produce any such dramatic effects. I've got .22 revolvers by just about everyone -- High Standard, Colt, Smith & Wesson, H&R, Iver Johnson and I don't even remember who else -- with barrels from 3" to 18", and not a one of them flashes out three inches of flame or "reaches skyward" when you make them go bang. They're .22s, f'pity's sake, and they hardly move when you shoot them if you're holding on as you should.
You don't think that nice young fellow might be making things up, do you?
Sell your guns if you're not having any fun with them or if owning them begins to fret you. Hold and express any opinion that appeals to you. But don't generalize from a tiny sample, and don't sacrifice reality on the altar of your preconceived notions, mmmkay?
Link found at Unk's; derp found all over.
7 months ago