Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What if?

I posed this question on my local gun forums: What if you could get the gun makers to build any gun you wanted, what would you ask for?

Here are my requests:

I am not a huge Smith & Wesson fan, but their revolvers are beautiful and tend to grow on you.  so my 1st request:
S&W N Frame stainless steel 629. Include the "enhanced reliability" lock work, Get rid of the ugly trigger lock on the frame:
 Bring back the old Hand Ejector Triple Lock on the crane
Give it the full under lug barrel (pinned of course) and a unfluted cylinder (like the Classic Hunter below) with recessed chambers:

Then put adjustable front and rear sights like on the silhouette models







UPDATE: Well I doubt the executives at Smith & Wesson read my blog, but they did produce a new version of the 629 that at meets some of my requests. The new 629 PC (PC for Performance Center) features an un-fluted cylinder (1), and extra detent/lock-up on the crane (2) and a very nice 8 3/8" heavy fluted barrel that is drilled and tapped for mounting a scope (3). It also has a built in picatinney rail for lasers or lights. Check out the GUNS.com article



Next I would ask Ruger to build the ultimate 357 revolver:
Take the super strong GP100, extrude hone the internals, hand fit the parts (also polished) and use trigger & hammer shims. Reduce trigger & hammer spring tension and polish the mating surfaces, giving it a baby butt smooth trigger pull.
Next add a match grade, full underlug, vent ribbed barrel with magna porting. Add the front & rear adjustable sights (like the S&W above). Finally give it a finish worthy of royalty (blued & stainless).
What I am asking for is Ruger to build a modern day Python. It might look something like this:
 Or this:

The next gun I would like to have built is the Ruger .44 Mag Deerfield Carbine. For those of you that don't know, Ruger once made a .44 mag carbine built on the Mini-14 design. 





I would add some new features. in addition to the scope mounts in the traditional location, cut another set farther forward, Scout style.
Also provide us with factory 20 & 30 round magazines (instead of the 4 round rotary mags) like the 10-22's BX-25. Finally give us the option of a lightweight synthetic stock with a limbsaver butt pad and storage in the butt stock (for the hi-cap magazines).
This gun could also be made in .50 Action Express (the cartridge rim diameter is the same) and 357 Mag!

Another request for Ruger. How about a blowback operated 9mm pistol built on the Mark Series pistols, make it affordable and lightweight.

My last request is to Glock. For the love of everything that is holy, please provide us with a pistol caliber carbine that uses factory mags! (Yes I know that Kel-Tec and others have done this). Make one in 9mm, .40, .45 but especially in 10mm Auto! Of course Glock would need to begin making 30 round 10mm mags for it!

Here are some of the other requests made by members of SeattleGuns and WAGUNS

* Ruger LCR in 9mm with moon clips
Update, Ruger now offers the LCR in 9mm Luger with full moon clips

* Rossi/Taurus Circuit Judge in 357 Magnum
* STG44 that is chambered in 7.62x39mm and uses AK magazines
* Calico semi-auto 12 gauge that used the helical magazines
* Sig P227 in 10mm Auto
* .460 & .500 Mag Lever gun
* Bring back the Medusa 47 revolver 
* Heavy Barreled Mini-30 that takes AK magazines 
* Ak-47 platform, chambered in .300 Win Mag