Friday, March 26, 2021

An old man rages against ignorance

An old man rages against ignorance ( Airsoft Revolvers)


Y'all know by now,
 I am old.
I started out yesterday and 
checked on that newfangled "Facebook" thingy
to see what peoples dogs were up to 
and if I got "poked" over night or not.

I found this

(I wrote this post 3 years ago, and forget to publish it!, now the vid has been taken down, so, just imagine a video in your head) 
Now, anyone who has seen my pathetic attempts at video know,
I do crappy ones, but when I watched this one, I went BALLISTIC.

It was not due to the fact that I guess they didn't have a script,
that must have been the reason that the same adjectives were used over and over.

It was not even due to the fact that just because it has
 "Dan Wesson"
trademarks on the barrel and it looks nothing like a Dan Wesson.

It was not even the fact that they deleted my well thought out comment
on their Facebook page

It was because of the gun handling skills of the presenter.

In talking with a younger colleague on the landline later that evening
( one who is well versed in Real steel tactical weapons),
I came to realize that it is an age thing, not a stupidity thing.

because I seem to buy every Tanaka revolver 
that comes up for sale,
if you have the time,
here is a school on what not to do on your airsoft revolver.

It really is just one thing you need to remember

I would love to have the time to chop up
 bad gun handling clips from TV and movies
into a quick youtube vid
( if I knew how)
but for this installment,
 here is the one that really gets under my skin.

The spinning and wrist flip to close the cylinder into the frame.
Now I know it looks cool, just like the "HK" slap
but every time you flip out the cylinder or flip it back in
you are putting severe strain on this part


That "L" shaped piece is called the crane,
although it looks like a stout piece of steel,
it is not designed to take the stresses put on it by the "flip"
It will go out of alignment,
in an airsoft gun,
 this just means that your 130-300.00 gun is now worthless,
but if you do it with a real steel one,
it means that your bullet could impact the side of the forcing cone
causing a "Catastrophic failure" (That means BOOM)

Also, when you spin the cyl and flip it closed,
you could do damage to the ratchet and hand
(other parts that no one sells for airsoft!)
To properly close the cyl, cup it gently in your non support hand
and ease it into the frame,
That's it, do it slower, just like that.
( wow, where did that come from,
 I think I like my revolvers a little too much!)
I worked for a little company called Smith & Wesson
 for a few years,
they made a revolver or two and I sold a few.

I guess this is why I get so upset when I see this done
"on the street"

I know a lot of people today have never fired a revolver,
 real or airsoft,
so after taking my blood pressure meds and my heart pills,
I have calmed a little and now understand.
Your not doing it just to piss me off,
you just did not know that it could do damage.
Now you do
If you would like more information on this topic,
or any others I have covered
where's my glasses?
Till later,
Stay Thirsty my friends....


  1. Tim, I had a Command Post catalog back in the day which I wore out. I'd like to buy another if you have one to sell.

    1. Thank you for commenting, I keep meaning to update, this blog, and then months pass.
      I will have to look to see if I have any catalogs left. If I find one ( well, after it gets a little warmer to work at the storage buildings.. I will let you know.
      And thanks for reading the catalog, way back when, I tried my best to do a good one, even though I did NOT know what I was doing.

    2. Hey Tim, I've tried several times to reply, let's see if it sticks this time :)

      The catalog was amazing, as my Grandfather would say I looked the pictures off of the pages several times over. The Command Post catalog had seven teenage kids dreaming and drooling over the possibility of owning such incredible airsoft and paintball guns. I appreciate you looking to see if you have a catalog to spare, if you do I'll have to get those six other guys together so we can cruise down memory lane.

    3. That is very cool, do you remember if it was the catalog I have posted on the blog?, I did the 1st three, and number three was the 1st full color we did. I think they did about three more after I separated with the company. I hope we have good weather next week, and I will get to the storage facility to look around.

  2. You did an outstanding job with that catalog, five 15-17 year olds drooled all over the pages. As my grandfather would say, we looked the pictures off of every page.

  3. I appreciate you checking, that catalog had five 15-17 year olds drooling all over the pages. As my grandfather would say, we looked the pictures off of every page. I'll be happy to pay whatever amount to get a second copy.

  4. The catalog I had was like the one you've posted on the blog; the cover images are the same and the product images were black and white.