Musings on "What is .45 Auto Cartridge?"
I mean no disrespect, but I was taken aback by the posing of that question. Obviously a very young shooter, was my first thoughts.
When I was very, very young, boys bought solid hard rubber replicas of the ".45 Automatic," as well as fairly accurate cap-pistol copies of the pistol. The ".45 Automatic" was THE gun of gangster movies, as well as the military sidearm of the US Army. Every kid knew terms such as "Snub-nosed .38," ".38 Special", "Colt .45" and ".30-30," whether they knew what they meant or not.
And, sooner or later, they were introduced to the .45 Automatic pistol, as the M1911A1, either through high school ROTC, or being introduced to one, albeit fleetingly, after having been drafted into the Army. And, going by mail order at prices around $21.00, many soon got their hands on one.
I personally resisted the purchase of such guns, preferring to go with the revolver in .45 Colt, slightly more at $29.95. I went whole hog and bought the select model at $34.95.
Ammunition was dirt cheap as military surplus flooded the market, both American and foreign made. The foreign made stuff introduced us to Berdan primed ammunition for the first time. Some even went to great lengths to reload the Berdan stuff, why, I'll never know.
And, accurizing the old slab sided wonder was the topic of many conversations, as well as how to make it function with hjollow points or waddcutter ammunition.
My own venture with the .45 Auto came with a Colt Gold Cup that had been set up for hardball. It was a dandy gun with Winchester Silvertips, making a good crow and varmint gun out to about seventy-five yards or so. That is, if you didn't mind losing a few ejected cases during the day. Or if you didn't mind the slightly distracting habit of having a hat brim with cases rolling around, dropping off before your eyes as you squeezed off a shot.
The .45 Auto round was born in 1905, and its popularity is still going strong.
What's the price for bury the hatchet?
Dude, you didn't answer/contribute to the question the that thread.
You were "taken aback by the posing of that question."
You distance yourself with the poser of the question, by starting a new thread.
You then b!tching on and on and on and on and on about how you were so great with guns and the related.
You threw out a bunch of terms many people don't understand.
You sympathized with others who were gun savvy.
You summarized everything to ' "generation gap." ' in double quotes.
I don't know what your generation call it, but people my generation call that NICE unfriendly gestures. Hey make sure you notice I wrote nice in big letters. I reckon the next lnice thing a nice fellow like you would do is remove this thread, if that's not possible, please request the mod to remove this thread.