March 28, 2023
July 12, 2020
June 11, 2016
February 24, 2013
March 28, 2023
Actually, I saw my first Dan Wesson Pistol Pack in early 2013. Bought my first firearm after Barack Obama was reelected. I learned several things right off the bat. One, there is no end to firearms, especially 1911s and Smith and Wessons. Two, they are the most important technology in the world for the last 500 years. Empires have risen and fallen on firearms technology. Three, there are more firearms experts than any other human endeavor. Just like anyone who has ridden on the Napa Valley Wine Train tour is a wine expert, anyone who owns a gun is an expert. Four, a gun as it left the factory is it's most valuable. Five, it really is rocket science. One can only know a small part of firearms science. Six, Revolvers rock and Dan Wessons are the bomb.
I inhereted my hoarding gene from my Mom and have a big disposable income. My DWAS may be incurable.
December 7, 2020
January 24, 2019
This got me trying to remember what year I bought mine .357 with a 6" barrel, must have been about '78 '79. The guy I was working for had a few and he had just bought a pistol pack and I fell in love with them then. Wasn't until mid '90s when I found 2 pistol packs at a crossroads of the west gun show and had to have them both. Then everything was quiet till 2016 when I saw 2nd amendment but didn't have the money at the moment, a week later a had the money and it was gone.
January 24, 2009
For me, the crash of '08 had much to do with my ...I decided to round up three areas of my liquid diversity, cashed out, and instead aimed those funds toward DW's. Glad I did! Those other three ended up closing with big losses months later. I bet I couldn't pull that off again if I tried, the timing just worked out great.
February 16, 2016
I went shooting with a friend of mine that is big into S&W collecting and he brought along about 10 handguns for us all to play with, about half-and-half autos and revolvers.
He's also a recoil junkie and ruined me with .44's for life with his 1-7/8" snubby called "Bertha" and 300gr. Buffalo Bore +P's. But I digress, that's a story for another day.
One of the wheel guns was a Palmer 3" fixed barrel 15-2 with a gorgeous blueing so deep I thought it was a black finish. It shot beautifully.. so much so, that I pestered him to buy it until he relented.
It is now my avatar.