Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum (Milo’s Pick Of The Week)

Words don’t accurately describe Milo’s Pick of the week…. Introducing the gargantuan Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum. This gun is terrifying to look at when it’s barrel is pointed at you empty, and when loaded it absolutely puts “the fear” into your very soul. I’m sure there are reviews that have scientific stuff and numbers, this isn’t one of them.

The Smith & Wesson 500 is a beast, it’s visceral, it tears at the sky, it’s brick to the head madness just looking at one in real life. This thing is made from a neutron star, it bends space and shatters time when you pull the trigger. “Be careful it’s a magnum.”, hahaha you chuckle inside because you’re so savage, totally not expecting the savagery you’re about to face.

When the adrenalin comes over you it’s part of your fight or flight response to danger. Triggered by the atomic bomb flash of the 500’s ICBM sized cartridge or the recoil even your dead relatives felt. You’re simply rendered in awe by the power you hold in your hand.

Mountains tremble and shake the deafening sound carries to the very stars for the 500 has belched forth it’s message of fire, brimstone, and furious anger. That such power can be tamed at all is the question you should be asking yourself before shooting the Magnum Opus. The King of pistols shatters all expectations. Finding it’s mark, targets are broken down to their cosmic essence as the freight train sized bullet meets them head on. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum changes what cover and concealment are and the advantage goes in it’s direction. This big bad wolf turned all the houses to straw, it huffs and puffs hot lead to boiling massive intensity.

Tacticool wannabes need not apply, you will get fed to the lions. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum will bring down any monster on the planet if you know how to wield it. Rounds can get beyond tyrannosaurus power if you can handle it. The gun wizards put big soft magic grips on this beast that trick you into loosing it’s spawn of fire and thunder. It’s impossible to anticipate the 500’s trigger nor the insanity of the explosion. It’s too easy to hit the target, it’s a lot of things, but mundane it’s not.

If you ever wondered what shooting a whole box of ammo would be like, this is it. If you can find a Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum buy it. Don’t just buy one weight of bullet, buy many. When the giant space robots attack Earth you’ll be well heeled and ready like a stainless steel Doc Holliday.

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

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

Steyr S9A1 9MM Pistol

If you are new to hand guns or are a combat veteran with multiple tours the Steyr S9A1 may be for you. Steyr’s legend starts back well over 100 years ago, in fact the family and region is known for quality weapons dating back as far as the 1200s. So what makes the futuristic looking Steyr S9A1 any different than say the flavor of the week polymer (plastic) pistol?

From the novel triangular sights, to the grip angle, and low bore axis the Steyr S9A1 pistol is an instinctive shooter that requires very little effort to get on target for that first shot and following shots. The Steyr S9A1s’ design allows for a high grip ensuring positive muzzle control for even the smallest to the largest of hands.

Ten rounds in the magazine means this is a compact pistol with plenty of power for those shooters who follow the spray and pray technique. One thing I should note is that the Steyr is an easy to point and shoot pistol and one can’t help but make great shots like a pro so forget about spray and pray. Your shooting technique will improve with the Steyr whether you want it to or not. You can’t help but put rounds in the 10 ring with a Steyr and your friends with pistols from that other well known Austrian firm will get a case of severe envy.

We fed every kind of ammo that we had at the shop thru one of ours and found that the Steyr S9A1 gobbled it up and asked for more without a single stoppage. The trigger pull on the Steyr S9A1 is about as good as it gets for a striker fire type of firearm and uses a much better trigger safety than on other striker fire pistols we shoot for training and recreation.

As for carrying, the Steyr S9A1 makes for easy concealment whether inside the waistband or outside depending on your outfit and some concealed carry coats seem to be made with the Steyr in mind.

if you’re curious about the pistol that looks like it came from a silver screen sci-fi flick come on down to The Gun Room Inc. on SE Foster Rd. in Portland Oregon and see one for your self.

Here’s a random video from someone else talking about the Steyr S9A1 so you won’t have to take our word for it.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 Se Foster Rd.

Portland Oregon 97206

(503) 777-3931.

 

Milo’s Pic Of The Week

This whole last week Milo took some time off to get in a bit of quality range time with the Smith & Wesson 640-1 Pro Series.

What can Milo say but “Pretty Bird” he absolutely loves this pistol, this work of Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center high art. Milo loves that it shoots +P ammo non-stop, and with the cut out cylinder Milo uses moon clips for his quick tactical (or tacticlaw in Milo’s case) reloads. The Smith & Wesson Performance Center 640-1 Pro Series is meant for easy carry, easy concealment, and easy target acquisition due to the Trijicon night sights Smith & Wesson saw fit to include.

I’m not sure Milo’ even ate any crackers or peanuts this whole last week. Milo and Mike have been at it for days and they both have this pistol. If you are more of a sparrow than a parrot and don’t want to shoot full house .357cal you can also shoot .38 special which greatly reduces felt recoil and knocks the edges off some of the bark.

 

Smith & Wesson Specs from their page below:

OVERVIEW

Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers have had your back since 1950.  These small revolvers were designed to fire a full power round and are as simple and easy to use as they are reliable.  Available in various calibers and with three diverse hammer designs, it is no surprise that the Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular, small-frame, defense revolver on the market.

In 1995, Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 640, the first J frame revolver chambered in the powerful .357 Magnum round.   Based on Model 40 Centennial, the Model 640 is a small frame concealed hammer revolver that packs a full-sized punch.  The Model 640 Pro Series integrates the time-tested features of the original with modern advancements and competition specifications and features.

Features
• Stainless steel frame, barrel, and cylinder
• Front and Rear Dovetail Tritium Night Sight
• Concealed hammer
• Cylinder cut for moon clips
• Rated for Continuous +P Use

A moon clip is a ring-shaped or star-shaped piece of metal designed to hold multiple cartridges together as a unit for simultaneous insertion and extraction from a revolver cylinder.

ALL BACKED BY OUR SMITH & WESSON LIFETIME SERVICE POLICY.
Availability subject to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

SPECIFICATIONS

SKU: 178044
Model: Performance Center® Pro Series® Model 640
Caliber: .357 Magnum, .38 S&W SPECIAL +P
Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 2.125″ / 5.4 cm
Overall Length: 6.6″
Front Sight: Dovetail Tritium Night Sight
Rear Sight: Dovetail Tritium Night Sight
Action: Double Action Only
Grip: Synthetic
Weight: 22.4 oz / 635.0g
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Finish: Satin Stainless
Purpose: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection, State Compliance

Sig Sauer P320 In Stock At The Gun Room Inc.

Just in time for the spring weather right around the corner Sig Sauer’s P320 is in stock at The Gun Room Inc. Some of you might recall from earlier posts that Sig won the competition and is the new military sidearm replacing the Beretta and beating Glock.

These guns have been hard to come by lately as the public sector tries to catch up with the latest in the tactical community. The Gun Room Inc. has been there all along and continues to push the envelope in new and cool and old and collectible.

The Gun Room Inc. has you covered in all things firearm and hunting related as long as it good that is….

The Gun Room Inc. specializes on fine and collectible firearms.

Give us a call (503)777-3931 and get shooting a Sig P320 today!

 

Sig Sauer Model 320 Modular System Adopted By US Army

When the dust settled from the highly competitive contract there were only two firearms makers left; Glock and Sig Sauer. During the 2017 Shot Show it was announced albeit a surprise to the competitors that Glock had been dropped like Beretta, and FN leaving only Sig Sauer Standing.

To celebrate Sig Sauer broke out the bubbly and passed flutes around for a celebratory toast to those present. Breaking the 30 year reign of Beretta and it’s 9mm platform made people cheer out loud, especially service members like this one who had a strong distaste for the aging model.

Most of the current military and Iraq / Afghanistan veterans I’ve talked to have regarded the Army’s decision as legit and definitely couldn’t come too soon. Some of us old timers never dropped the 1911 as a mission pistol and some of the branches are bringing it back again.

“By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we have optimized private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines, and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters,” Army Acquisition Executive Steffanie Easter said said in a press release.

In their statements, Army and Sig officials didn’t specify what caliber the new Sig Sauer pistol will be.

Sig touts the P320 model product as “modular” and “adaptable,” with interchangeable grips, multiple sizes and calibers that can be converted between 9mm, .357SIG and .40S&W. “From calibers, to pistol size, to the grip fit best suited for the shooter, the P320 is the most adaptable pistol available today,” the company says in promotional materials.

 

Milo’s Picks Of The Week

Gun aficionado and expert Milo shares his picks of the week at The Gun Room Inc.

First pick by Milo is the Sig Sauer Legion in .40 caliber

The Legion has an external extractor, ergo furniture, all metal construction and fits Milo’s claw for fast draw and target acquisition.

Milo’s second pick this week is the Remington RP9 in 9mm

While Milo doesn’t usually like plastic on guns he likes the Remington RP9 for a lot of reasons. The trigger is pretty good, it holds a goodly amount of ammo, and it doesn’t break the bank.

Last but certainly not least Milo’s first last pick is one of our favorites the Colt 38 Super Competition in you guessed it 38 Super.

Milo really likes the way it points and shoots but of course it’s a Colt and it’s a 1911 so nuff said there.

Keep checking back every week for more Milo picks, he works for peanuts so he’s paid well!

 

It’s Duck Season

If you haven’t been paying attention to Portland’s weather lately you’re probably missing out on some of the best duck hunting of the year. It’s been so good Shaun has been like a ghost around here and cases of shells are disappearing off of the shelves. If you don’t act soon the season will have passed and you will have missed out. Don’t be that person, you’ll regret it later. The Gun Room Inc. has your duck needs covered from the clothes that you need, the guns you covet, and shells by the case.

Ducks not your game? No problem The Gun Room Inc. has more guns in the store than most big box outlets have online in all their locations. We specialize in quality firearms, and are the Portland area’s exclusive Remington Custom Shop retailer.

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