Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ugly Gun Sunday



I believe that when a craftsman puts his time and labor into a firearm, the end product is more than simply a product; it's an extension of the craftsman, a reflection of the sum of his experience, knowledge, and dedication.

And when someone engineers a weapon that is assembled from injection molded plastic and CNC/MIM/stamped metal, it's as much as a reflection of craftsmanship as the assembly of my Jeep's oil filter coming off the factory line.

It's probably very precise in its dimensions, and inexpensive relative to its quality, if quality means less maintenance or liklihood to crack, dent, rust, or change point of aim due to weather conditions.

But I'd never be able to pick it up and think about the craftsmen who labored for hours, turning out a weapon for a simple common soldier, or how those knicks, dents, and dings got there.

5 comments:

Papa Whiskey said...

Thought this was a rivet gun at first ... or maybe a power drill.

randy said...

the qualities you note here, mauser, don't really bother me about this gun-which i assume is an uzi?-altho i do agree in principle...

no, what bugs me about this weapon is the add-ons; how does a frikken SCOPE make any sense on a very rapid-fire machine pistol? it's for close range room clearance, covering/suppressing fire/sheer murderous mayhem...not picking off armor officers at 200 yds. same deal w/the light...WHY? your adversaries will surely appreciate your nice, bright BEACON for targeting.

Earl said...

It’s a Brugge & Thomet TP-9 9mm imported by DSA Arms…a remake of the Steyer SPP. They are usually black.

CocaCola4blood said...

Ideal wep for Bee Man from the Simpsons, in color, personality, and grace...

Fester said...

I kept looking for the "Dewalt" logo.