I have mentioned in the past that I planned on giving Connie’s Browning High Power to Daughter for her birthday, for hereditary reasons. Well, I broached the topic with Daughter, and was surprised when she showed no interest in the Browning at all.
“I have enough handguns. I mean, I have as many as you do.” (true)
“But it’s your Mom’s gun.”
“It’s like offering to give me her favorite hammer — it really doesn’t mean anything, but thank you for the offer.”
She’s completely unsentimental about the gun — although I wouldn’t be surprised if the Browning didn’t also trigger some unwelcome memories along the way, but I’m not going to explore that little issue. She doesn’t want the High Power, and that’s that.
Which is fine by me. I love the BHP, its Europellet chambering notwithstanding, so it’s not going to go anywhere.
I also listened to Hackathorn and Wilson discussing the 9mm cartridge, and Bill Wilson is of the considered opinion that in terms of tissue damage and even stopping power, the new breed of 124gr 9mm hollowpoints are as effective as the lighter 185gr .45 ACP cartridges — which are exactly what I’m carrying in the 1911 because of recoil (pain) issues with the heavier 230gr.
So the plan has changed. Son&Heir will indeed be getting my old Springfield 1911 .45 ACP for his birthday, and…
…I’m going to be carrying the High Power 9mm in its place:
…loaded with these:
You may all pick yourselves up off the floor, now.
And yes, I’m aware that these may be the End Times.