Showing posts from November, 2018

Mass shootings: worldwide problem

John Lott writes: Of the 97 countries where we identified mass public shootings, the U.S. ranks 64th per capita in its rate of attacks and 65th in fatalities. Major European countries, such as Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland and Russia, all have at least 25 percent higher per capita murder rates from mass public shootings.   While Americans are rightly concerned by the increased frequency and severity of mass public shootings, the rest of the world is experiencing much larger increases in per capita rates of attack... More at:  The broader thrust of the article is to say that gun-free zones invite these atrocities. That is, though, an international phenomenon, not something particular to America.

Kimber DA/SA revolver

   The newest version of Kimber's K-6 has an external hammer, unlike previous models; you can cock it to fire single-action if you prefer. It is offered with 2" and 3" barrel lengths. It holds six shots and is made without a superfluous keyhole.  I have not gotten this version in hand yet, but Kimber's double action only gun impresses me with its very smooth and fairly light double action pull, which cycles through without noticeable "stacking" toward the end of the trigger stroke. I would expect the same great DA pull in the new model. Size and heft are similar to the old Colt Detective Special or the new model Cobra. The Kimber, though, is chambered for .357 Magnum. I suspect many owners will load the Kimber with .38 Special, for stout loads in small revolvers produce more shooting excitement than a lot of people want, but you have the option of shooting magnums if something calls for it.