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Musclecars of the gun world

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by leadcounsel, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

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    I've always liked muscle cars, good old fashioned steel and power.

    Let's talk about the muscle cars of the gun world... you know, the guns that did the heavy lifting before the wondernines like the Glocks, XDs, M&Ps, Steyrs, etc...

    I recently discovered S&W semi-autos that have started flooding the market. Stainless, solid steel, and sweet ergos....

    I've also found Ruger Sixes...

    What have you discovered?
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    I think these two fit the bill.

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    I'd say the Colt 1911 is very much like any chevy small block from the sixties. A workhorse with lots of options made to make it run sweeter.
     
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    Holding strictly to a muscle car being a full sized vehicle engine in a mid sized vehicle (and later a compact as well) I would submit what I feel to be a "carbine" round in a hand gun and a full sized handgun round in a compact.
     

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  5. CmdrSlander

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    Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1

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    United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14

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  6. Old Dog Man

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    Raw Power

    This is my choice Colt 45
     

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    I think a few of these might count. At least in terms of power.

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  8. chute2thrill

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    Second the 1911 as a small block chevy. But I'd have to say Winchester Model 70 is the Pontiac Superbird
     
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    S&W 13/65 for one pony car option.
     
  10. Deus Machina

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    Nice Colts, Colt.

    I'm putting another vote on the 1911's for small-block Chevy's. S&W's and Colts--especially the full-lugged models--and M1's and M1A's sit in there with Camaro's and Mustangs and GTO's

    I still see AR's as the new-school imports. Light, small, and emitting more sound than power. Perfectly useful and a good tuner can make it more than respectable, but for most it's all bolt-on power that might do the job well enough, but only when it's being run hard as they can. :D
     
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    I discovered that, though there were no musclecars in Russia or the former USSR, at least one "muscle-gun" was born there, and carried on for at least eight decades. Of course, I'm referring to the Mosin-Nagant 1891 bolt-action rifle in 7.62x54mm. Like our musclecars, it's big, clunky, impractical, unrefined, and damn good at what it was designed to do, when it was designed to do it.
     
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    Colt "Python"--'69-'70 Ford "BOSS 302" Mustang.
    Colt "Anaconda"--'69-'70 Ford "BOSS 429".
    S&W Model 29--Pontiac "GTO" '65-'70.
    I could keep going...going...and going with this one so I will stop.:evil:
     
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    I'll put the Tokarev as a Porsche. Small, but powerful.
     
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    Hi-Power, and 1911A1, Smith and Wesson Model 10, those three come to mind. I listed the Hi-Power because it has seen more military contracts around the world than just about any other 9mm.
     
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    Its funny that this topic came up when I was at my local gunsmith yesterday. He says the AR is the Chevy small block of the gun world. Almost everyone has or wants one and you can build it mild or wild! I tend to agree with his analogy.
     
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    muscle cars of the gun world

    I agree with 56hawk. While muscle cars eventually became "about" detail stripes, air-scoops and rear foils (that did nothing), what the started "about" was power.

    I absolutely love the old Mercedes 190SL hard-top convertibles...but it is a pretty car, not a muscle car.

    So I'm not sure if (for example) the .50 Desert Eagle is best considered a muscle car, or a monster truck. But this would qualify as whatever your favorite muscle car is, IMHO:

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    And this, as whichever was your least favorite:

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    Loosedhorse,
    That first one looks like the "88 magnum" Joe Piscopo used in a movie. Man that looks huge.
     
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    Browning Hi power
    Smith model 25, 27, 29 ,686, 625
    Ruger BH, SBH
    Coonan 357 auto
     
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    She's real fine...my 409:D
     
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    Here's my contribution to raw power and keeping with the theme.

    DSA SA-58 FAL SBR in the front seat of a '68 GTO with a 428 in it. Both built to scream.

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    Here's a classic!
     
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    First the all time classic, Colt 1911.
    If I remember the first muscle cars were mid-sized sedans with Big motors, so my next vote will go to the S&W .357 magnum K frames'.
     
  23. The Lone Haranguer

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    Since the claim to fame of muscle cars, past and present, is more power than the norm, including 9mm Luger is a little curious. :p I would say "muscle guns" start at .44 Magnum and go up. Perhaps .357 Magnum could be a "pony car." :D
     
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    Muscle cars were every day cars with big engines and lots of power. Those 1911 are nice, but I think that if you were to hot rod JMB's design you might end up with something like this-

    Automag V .50AE
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    .50ae next a .45acp - big block vs small block
    .45acp = 230gr JHP @ 850fps
    .50AE = 300gr JHP @ 1475fps
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  25. ColtPythonElite

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    That would be Plymouth Superbird.
     
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