HGR 397 – Modern Version of Old Guns
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This week, we talk old guns that we would want to be made modern!
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Week in Review:
Ryan: -Made jerky and nyc and the pier 46 museum
Jason K Entry in the 1990’s Loadout Contest:
If I was a private investigator from 1992 – 1996 based in LA, I would like to think I would have learned of the
volatility and violence that took place during the 92 LA Riots. I would also like to think that as an Eagle Scout, I
would like to go by the motto of “Be Prepared”. With that in mind I also believe that over kill is underrated…..
I would be dressed in a custom khaki slacks, a light button down shirt, a solid tie, and dark blue sports coat.
The benefits of the custom suit would be having it tailored specifically to fit and conceal my accompaniment of
tools and toys that I would be carrying on a daily basis. I would also have a good high quality gun belt, not
sure of the best available at this time period.
For a primary sidearm I think I would have to go with a Dornaus & Dixon Enterprises Bren 10 if for no other
reason then 10 mil is the best mil. I figured that 10 rounds of 155 gr moving at 1500 fps of underwood should
convince just about anyone or anything to leave me alone. The Bren 10 would be in a custom horizontal
shoulder holster under my left arm, and I would also have a 3 or 4 mag holder anchoring and balancing my
shoulder holster under my right arm.
At 4 o’clock on my hip, for a back up gun I would have an modified Smith 39 in the ASP format, rocking the
Guttersnipe sight system and the clear lexan grips. Seven rounds of 9mm may not seem like a lot by todays
standards, but back in the mid 90s, seven rounds of 9mm in a gun that size seems pretty good. I would also have 2
extra mags on my belt at 9 O’clock.
Additionally I would have some tools to help my daily activities. In my left chest jacket pocket I would have a
sparrow lock pick set, in my right pocket a flask of Woodford Reserve. In my right jacket waist pocket I would have
a black jack, in my left pocket I would have my pipe, tabaco pouch, and matches, along with some business cards
so I can leave them with potential leads. In my back right pants pocket I would have my bill fold and a Benchmade
balisong or Osborne, I’m not sure what Benchmades were available at that time, and in my left pocket I would have
a Surefire 6P flashlight in a holster to keep it upright in my pocket.
In my 1967 Shelby GT500, think Elinor from gone in sixty seconds, I would have:
A Pentex K1000 with several lenses, covering everything from macro to telephoto.
A have a police scanner.
An extra change of clothes.
A fingerprint dusting kit.
Maybe a kilo of cocaine or a rolled up wad of $100 dollar bills with a rubber band around, to bargain with for
those intense negotiations for intel.
A halligan tool and sledge hammer.
Parabolic mic and listening and recording equipment
And for my long gun, stored in Elinor, I would have a HK 51. Incase you are not familiar with it, it’s a modified
G3/HK91. It is a full auto 308 with an 8 inch barrel. I have personally shot one of these, and holly shit….. Ian
of forgotten weapons describes it appropriately when he refers to it as “HK51: The SAS’ Full Auto Flashbang
Dispenser” HK51: The SAS’ Full Auto Flashbang Dispenser (forgottenweapons.com) The standard mags pack
20 rds of 7.62 but I would have addition mags stored with the rifle and it would definitely have a quality quick
Other weapons that came up with, but couldn’t fit in:
AMT Hard Baller
Mini 14 / AC556 with folding stock
Pancor Jack Hammer
China Lake grenade launcher
Weerd: Made Potato Rolls
Drink Segment: Abasolo Mexican Corn Whiskey
Main Topic: Modern Versions of Old Guns
-Colt 1903 in 9mm tilting barrel
-Browning Hi Power in .38 Super double stack/
Henry Homesteader in .38 Super
-Thompson SMG in .30 Carbine
-Miniature Remington Model 8 in .357 Maximum
Metaba Unica 6
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