Sunday FGS

| May 24, 2020


LaMat

APPEARS TO BE SELF-DEFENSE, SAYS EPD, ABOUT THIS MORNING’S SHOOTING DEATH

KYM KEMP
On May 22nd 2020, at approximately 2:40 a.m., officers from the Eureka Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of West Avenue on a report of multiple subjects involved in an altercation. During the altercation, an occupant of a nearby residence confronted the subjects from his porch and advised them to leave the area. The subjects then confronted the resident and became hostile toward him and entered onto his property. The resident attempted to use pepper spray to deter the subjects, with no success, as he entered back into his home. At least one subject entered the residence and attempted to assault the resident. During the altercation inside the home, the resident fired multiple shots from a handgun, which he had retrieved from inside the residence, striking the subject who was assaulting him. This subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second subject, who was on the porch, was struck in the leg by gunfire. This subject was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment. This injury is believed to be non-life-threatening. Officers were able to locate and detain everyone who was involved at the scene, including the shooter. The individuals involved in this incident were unknown to one another.

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Read the rest here: Redheaded Blackbelt

One other FGS article today, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. It’s behind a pay wall at The New York Times. It can stay there.

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    If you want a LeMat without the engraving and hefty premium, the base models go for about a grand on the Pietta USA web site.

    Mr. Pietta is “Alchemista”, an enthusiastic Cowboy Action Shooter. His guns work.

    Be warned. The LeMat is an awkward gun, and the loading lever is notoriously fragile, even with modern steel. It is said the two happiest days of the LeMat shooter are

    The day it arrives, and

    The day it sells.

    Now, as to the other model pictured, you probably ain’t rich enough to acquire and maintain that one, either.

    • Hondo says:

      The LeMat is also allegedly available thru Cabela’s with list of approx $900.

      https://www.cabelas.com/product/PIETTA-LEMAT-CAVALRY-CAL-BP-REVOLVER/2349773.uts

      Reviews there indicate the firearm has some issues, so caveat emptor.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        There is a rod that is stored in the loading lever. Attempting to load with the rod removed leads to a bent lever.

        The base of the lever is fragile, and can break with hard use. Oversize projectiles are a frequent cause.

        They can be awkward to shoot for most folks.

        These flaws are inherent to the design. The Pietta replicas have better steel and tolerances than originals.

        But they look neat. Jayne used a heavily modified LeMat on Firefly.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      ^THIS^ Coulda bought a Navy Arms version of that piece a good while back. Same result there as with the matched pair of Walker Colts, Wifey issues. Leaving her azz in the dust was one of the few smart moves I ever made in my life. 11B is correct, they are a nice little toy, but a royal PIA to load, fire, and clean. Saw a many a one “chain fire” because of improper loading. Good thing it didn’t have the projectiles loaded when that happened. The reproduction firearm market has gotten crazy as all hell in the last 10/15 years. Cheaply made, for the most part, and spendly as all hell too. You can buy a pretty decent AR Platform for less than what some repro black powder pieces cost.

      The presentation/collector piece? At 3205 USD plus 149 USD for the display case (2013?) I’ll pass. Never been big on “collector pieces”, having something you can’t/don’t want to play with is like sleeping with Angie Harmon and not getting frisky with her.

      On the FGS? Pepper spray? Really? Homeboy hadda had a little more range time we coulda had a matched pair of DRTs. Ed’s right. too, on the dearth of FGSes. What few that are out there of late are buried deep or they are behind pay/subscribe walls. He’s doing a yeoman’s work finding what he can for us.

      Today’s Ms Thang? She’s loaded for bear ain’t she? I’d get bare with her.

      • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

        “I’d get bare with her”
        And you’d end up as a bare skin pelt on the floor.

        • David says:

          Hard to believe, but if you ever actually look at her above the neck that is a pissed-off looking very plain girl. Great body, but unpretty and looks like a boat-load of the bad kinda cray-cray. Like the LeMat, interesting theory, bad in practice. Oh, and chain-fires are pretty much inherent in any percussion revolver design.

  2. ArmyATC says:

    Though clunky and fragile, the LaMat is weirdly beautiful. That being said, I’ll stay with my Pietta repro 1851 Navy Colt. As my sons say, “it takes five minutes to load and thirty seconds to shoot.” But it is a simple, functional, and gorgeous pistol.

    • rgr1480 says:

      I love these quality reproductions of Colt’s, Winchesters, Sharps, etc. BUT you pay 21st century money ($1,000+) for 19th century technology!!!

      I can’t quite square the costs. I’ll just stick with my authentic Colt’s SSA. Looking now for a Walther PPK .380 — but they can’t be sold by gun stores in Commiefornia. You can buy one legally, but from a person-to-person sale …. in the gunstore to pay a $10 transfer fee or whatever. Think I’ll wait until I can talk with my brother-in-law in PA.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Have you considered moving back to the USA?

      • ArmyATC says:

        Much depends on what you get. My Pietta repro pistol cost $200. Most pistols of its type cost about the same. Rifles are another matter. I believe the higher cost is due to the machining operations for them and the overall lack of people wanting to buy them. But, they can be found relatively inexpensive. The 1874 Sharps repros from EMF and IAB are under $1,000.

        In the end, it’s what one wants to spend. I have no problem putting back the money to purchase a quality 1874 Sharps repro.

  3. AW1Ed says:

    Harsh, harsh crew here today. Y’all been locked up too long? Fortunately after doing this for a while now all my feelings have been burnt away, and I’m fresh out of fucks to give.
    *grin*