Colt 38 Super +P

The 38 super +P chambering in Colt’s 1911 platform has always been one of misunderstanding by some otherwise well intentioned shooters describing it to the novice. We all know that guy or gal who thinks they know more about the shooting sciences than anyone. The self same people preach the gospel of the anemic 9mm over 38 Special or .357 Magnum using words like semi-auto or high capacity as if their vaulted self importance matters. By saying the 38 Super +P is a Latino thing they hammer home their own ignorance proving forever that what they say isn’t to be trusted.

The 38 Super +P isn’t new by a long shot, it’s not a Latino thing, it has more steam than a 9mm falling just short of the legendary .357 Magnum. The Colt 38 Super +P 1911 is an incredibly flat shooting accurate whiz bang with virtually no recoil. Follow up shots with Colt’s 38 Super +P are very quick to the point of being almost instantaneous.

“Why haven’t I tried the Colt 38 Super +P if it’s so great?”,” you might wonder. That’s a very good question!

The recent surge of interest comes as more and more people become informed consumers, riding that digital wave of the internet super highway to destinations lined with facts not fiction.(sometimes) Your know it all shooting friend hates being wrong and proudly displays his new Colt 38 Super +P at the next range day like he had it all along even. The rise is partly because of ammo availability in the digital age, and partly because it’s the gun that could, and believe me it does.

Colt’s 1911 in 38 Super +P offering is vast with some exceptionally fine guns coming out of the Custom Shop and the regular production line as well. Shooters who don’t swim with the sharks in the competition seas have been missing out on a truly great shooter with a lot of power. It’s no secret that a lot of our brothers from the lower Americas prefer this round in a Colt 1911, they aren’t allowed to use military calibers for firearms so the 38 Super +P filled their need for a good shooter.

Every time I’m at the range with a Colt 38 Super +P 1911 and someone gets their dirty sandwich grabbers on it they are amazed how much better they shoot with it. You can see the gears turning in their head when the look at the spent cartridges, trying to figure out what it is. For some it’s only natural to be confused, what they thought was a .45 caliber 1911 turns out to be something completely different and a new found love story starts. Luckily I live close to The Gun Room Inc. so I can get more bullets to shoot easily, but as stated above a person can get just about anything they want from the internet, ammo included.

If you haven’t tried the Colt 38 Super +P you owe it to yourself as a shooter to try it, and if you are looking for a good first gun but the thought of the .45’s recoil makes you uneasy the Colt 38 Super +P may be what you are looking for. The Gun Room Inc. has you covered with the Colt 38 Super +P 1911, in fancy dress or plain blued. Give us a call or better yet stop in and see one for yourself, you will be glad you did.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Rd.

Portland, Oregon 97206

(503)777-3931

U.S. Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle

The Mississippi Harper’s Ferry 1846 shown below in the gallery represents the U.S. Model 1841 in it’s first year of manufacture by federal Harpers Ferry Armory. Long considered the most beautiful example of a firearm in the 19th century the U.S Model 1841 or “Mississippi” as it was to become known later in the Mexican American War and the Civil War shot as well as it looked.

Coming in at just under 49″ and weighing 9lbs. the Harpers Ferry saw use by frontiersmen, and both sides of the Civil War alike because of it’s fine shooting and functional yet very robust build quality. This firearm comes to The Gun Room Inc. in original dress wearing brass furniture and lacquer on the barrel and is fine to very fine condition. Fully functional and shootable The Gun Room Inc. has it on display until it finds a new home.

Stop in to see the “Mississippi” and many other fine guns from the period to see a piece of history.

Looking for something rare or unusual? Give Warren a call here at The Gun Room Inc. (503)777-3931 and let his 50+ years in the collectible firearms world work for you.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center R8

Smooth……..Nimble……..Balanced……..

Eight*Shots*Of*Steam*Rolling*.357*Magnum*Power*!!!!!!!!


It’s a Smith & Wesson Performance Center R8 of course! While not a new handgun it’s becoming one of the most coveted revolvers anywhere. Do a web search and you see people putting it into video games with their own homemade code. There are You Tube videos, songs, reviews and multitudes of blogs written about the little known revolver that could.

Lauded as a tactical point man gun with rails that’ll take what ever gadget is trendy on the top strap and barrel it seemly has everything a person needs in one gun. This is probably why you don’t see a great many real ones in the wild.

Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center spends a bit of time tuning the action until it’s smoother than whipped butter. Two staging becomes a mere thought and very positive with the trigger break as crisp as a new dollar bill. Single stage shooting is unlike any other revolver, the lead is coaxed out of the pre tensioned barrel with such finesse you hardly know you are shooting the power house .357 Magnum round.

You are surprised when the air is torn asunder in a ball of furious blue flame making the targets fall out of fear if not the authoritative mass of it’s blistering projectile. The experience makes you giddy with endorphins the first and every time you shoot it. When you first see the Smith & Wesson R8 your brain says oh it’s just another revolver, you don’t even realize you’ve already picked it up and are thumbing the hammer. It’s massive, but, ….dare I say…light? It feels like you slipped through a mirror into a land of weird juxtaposition. How can it be so light yet so positive, so awe inspiring?

By now everyone else is looking at you at the gun counter, it’s very much like you discovered something new, shiny. The tribe grows restless, hoping you won’t buy it before they get a chance to handle it themselves. Every gun buyer has felt it but not like this.

The R8 connects to everyone who handles it in some unexplainable way. You can see it in their faces, questioning everything they know about what a gun is supposed to be. For some reason they feel like they’ve been lied to their whole lives. Revolvers are supposed to be heavy, they are supposed to be lacking capacity, they are supposed to be slow to reload. WHAT GIVES!

Everyone knows the end of the story but you, you’re still figuring out how you got home at this point. Reaching frantically to mount a light on the R8’s barrel, and stealing the nearest example off of your now extinct semi-auto. Watching from the corner your home defense shotgun cowers in fear of it’s own inevitable demise. Your match pistol snickers until it realizes you are walking towards it, hand out stretched to snatch that glass right off like you are stealing it’s crown. Sure you could be a purist and use the incredibly accurate iron V notch sights, you can even leave the top strap rail off, but why?

If you thought you heard your house sigh chances are you did. Everyone breathes easier with the Smith & Wesson R8 on their side. Everything you could ever need for a home defense system the R8 delivers in a very serious gun that is all business. Make no mistakes this gun is absolutely terrifying to look upon with the muzzle pointed at you. The psychological effect on a criminal facing it must be debilitating.

The Smith & Wesson Performance Center’s R8 is cutting edge, it doesn’t even seem to be of this world, but it exists. If you’re real lucky you may spot one in the wild but whatever you do don’t let someone else see it first!

Give us a call here at The Gun Room Inc. to see one for yourselves (503)777-3931

 

Karambit Knives

Good news the Karambit Knife is back in stock!

Yes for those of you who needed the Emerson Karambit Knife for your edged weapons class with Threat-Solutions rest easy. The Gun Room Inc. has what you need but don’t expect Mike’s class to be easy, we just sell the knives, he still kicks our butts. 😉

For those of you who are collectors… Good News! The Gun Room Inc. has a Karambit for you too! These knives always sell out fast, but most of the good Emerson fighting knives do. They get bought by special forces, S.W.A.T., etc.

Joe and Jane America like buying Emerson knives too, and The Gun Room Inc. has many styles and types to choose from daily.

Stay Sharp at The Gun Room Inc.

New Purple Lionheart Pistols In Stock (Milo’s Pick Of The Week)

New and in stock, the Lionheart LH9 & LH9C 9mm in purple Cerakote has visual appeal as well as all the tactical and functional aspects of the Lionheart design. This firearm is for the person who doesn’t follow the pack, demands superior performance, and wants a quality all metal gun that will stand the test of time.

A lot has been written about the Lionheart LH9 & LH9C in various articles and web blogs so I won’t go into too much detail here, did I mention they’re purple?!

Get yourself down to The Gun Room Inc. and get your purple Lionheart5 LH9 & LH9C today before they are gone.

Have a unique gun or looking for one? Give us a call (503)777-3931

Schofield Pistol

Since the very beginning the Schofield Pistol was revolutionary in it’s design and approach to the problems early Americans faced in the Wild West. The Schofield Pistol was designed to be loaded in the saddle by U.S. Calvary soldiers as the typical pistol had to eject and load one cartridge at time through a loading gate making the process difficult while on horseback.

General Schofield’s ingenious solution was as elegant as it was simple, simply actuate the rear sight release latch and shake the pistol open. The shells were ejected all at once and able to be immediately reloaded six at a time rather than one at a time through a loading gate.

The Schofield Pistol’s cylinder spins freely at the 1/4 cock position of the hammer and also while the action is fully open, further allowing access to any of the cylinder’s chambers or all at once. A Skilled shooter could eject and reload faster than any other single action revolver of it’s time even and rival some of the tactical revolvers of today.

It’s been said Annie Oakley used a Schofield, and so did Pat Garret, Billy The Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Wells Fargo, and many others.

If you appreciate innovation and understated excellence you will for sure take a shine to the Schofield Pistol. The Gun Room Inc. usually has more than one so you have a choice, and if we don’t we can order up one special just for you in your choice of available calibers.

Give The Gun Room Inc. a call (503)777-3931 or better yet stop by and see one for yourself,.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Road

Portland Oregon 97206

Parker Coach Gun

Every day I work two jobs that I love, Zodiac inflatable boat sales and training, and firearm sales and training. Working with some of the best warriors and sailors anywhere daily I see some great kit while on the job. Funny thing, anyone who knows me, knows I’m a cowboy trapped in a modern world. So when I see something special cowboy it sticks in my head.

As per usual today at The Gun Room Inc. I was taken aback by something that caught my attention from the corner of my eye, and subsequently garnered my admiration. A very nice example of a Damascus Steel Parker Coach Gun was neatly tucked into a nook waiting for someone to notice it.

Yes to say I was impressed by the nonchalance of the Parker would be an understatement as all my attention suddenly shifted from the defensive pistol I was showing to another person (who was equally enamoured with his own gun) to the Parker. While the pictures I took of the shotgun in question are nice to look at, they do no justice to the actual item it’s self.

The one thing I don’t like about my jobs is I can’t own everything that catches my eye, I’m sure many of you experience this too. If you are a cowboy like myself or just someone who appreciates a quality firearm you owe it to your self to stop by The Gun Room Inc. now and then. You never know what you will find, but you can be pretty damn sure it will be very nice and worth owning.

If you want to have a look at this beauty of a coach gun you had better stop in quick because I’m sure it won’t be there long with the caliber of collectors that come thru the doors there. Better yet give them a call and tell them Mike sent you, (503)777-3931, slap some $$ down before that gun goes to a home not yours!

New Rifles For The Tactical Collector

The Gun Room Inc. prides it’s self on the type and quality of firearms it offers to it’s family of customers. Today’s offering does not disappoint with the Steyr AUG and the Turnbull TAR 10.

Come see these guns today at our store on 5537 SE Foster Road or you might not get another chance before they find a new home!

 

 

10MM 1911s The Next Big Thing

More and more people are coming to the 1911 platform for the 10mm chambering and the manufacturers are taking notice. In my 1911 group on Facebook flocks of people are discovering what a select few have known all along, and that’s the 1911 in 10mm makes a great hunting pistol as well as a tremendously accurate shooter.

Recently The Gun Room Inc. sold out of all of our old stock of Colt Delta Elites and our new stock as well. During the re-order we decided to bring in a Remington R1 in 10mm and have been pretty blown away at the quality and price.

If you’ve known us for very long you know we only carry the good stuff and if it’s the good stuff you are looking for come in and see what we have.

Dan Wesson 10mm?

Got it!

Remington R1 10mm?

Got it!

Colt Delta Elite 10mm?

Got it!

The Gun Room Inc. has more guns that you are looking for than anywhere else in the NW.

Stop by The Gun Room Inc. 5537 SE Foster Rd. in Portland Oregon or give us a call (503)777-3931 with any questions, we’re happy to help!

Night Vision For Everyone

It’s not too often the crew here at The Gun room Inc. gets jazzed about another widget but today was different. Today the little kids came out of us all when we were handed a second gen night vision scope. This is not the old school Vietnam era starlight scope of yore, this is new school digital with multiple modes and reticles and it even works in the day time without a hitch.

This writer was more than impressed when I went to the pitch black basement and touched the power button. I was imagining clearing a bad guy hideout in the dark when someone turned on the lights. Surprise the unit didn’t washout and with a simple flip of the cover the integrated pin hole made the whole operation pretty tacticool!

While these scopes are intended for hogs and bad guys they make night vision available to the average guy for pennies on the dollar. If we would have had this tech back when I was in the service I think some things would have gone much better.

features include:

  • day or night use
  • high optical magnification
  • built in 810nm LED IR illuminator (laser illuminators / target designators on some models)
  • video output (rca)
  • camera resolution 656 x 492
  • selectable electronic reticles
  • field of view 22.5ft @100 yards
  • max detection range 130yd
  • magnification 4.6
  • objective lens diameter 42mm
  • eye relief 2.36 inches
  • 30mm tube diameter
  • 2 x AA batteries
  • weight 23.6 oz

These night vision scopes are priced to fit in everyone’s budget and The Gun Room Inc. has them in stock today.

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