My personal 10mm. I had a custom compensator made for it but it needs a bit more work and refinishing to match the slide. Don’t mind the missing rear sight. I popped it off cause I’ve got the taller suppressor front and rear sights on order. Eventually going to get an RMR. (GRH)
Finally got my PRS stock from Magpul. Fixed stocks tend to work with the Shrike more so than collapsible stocks due to the side charging handle. I’ll probably put my UBR on a different AR build down the road. That being said, the way my Shrike is setup right now I kind of want to get the 20” long barrel since I’ve lost the compact size of a collapsible stock. Might get an AccuShot rear monopod for the PRS just cause it looks cool on it. (GRH)
A Spanish made pistol that was commissioned and sold through the Italian firearm manufacturer Franchi, who are known mostly for their shotguns. The Llama was available in .22 LR and .32 ACP. It’s based on the American 1911, hence the slight similarity in appearance. The magazines sit flush when inserted, I think the one in the photo is just being used to prop it up on the box. (GRH)
A creation of the French pistol maker Charles Francois Galland in the late 19th century, the Velodog was a small pocket revolver popular in France and Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th century. While there were many makers of Velodog revolvers in Europe at the time, most share common characteristics. First, they were small five or six shot double action revolvers, often hammerless and lacking a trigger guard. Instead of a trigger guard, for the safety most Velodogs had a folding trigger, which also made the pistol more compact for carrying. Secondly, most Velodogs were of small caliber. At first they were produced in a caliber called 5.75 Velodog, a 5.5mm (.22 caliber) jacket cartridge similar to the .22 magnum today. Later Velodogs were produced in other small calibers such a .22 long rifle and .25 ACP.
The purpose of the velodog was very specific, for bicyclers to defend themselves against dog attacks. The name “velodog” is a portmanteau of the words “velocipede”, an early type of bicycle (pictured above), and “dog”. While this may seem laughable today, remember that at the time, bicycles were crude, slow vehicles and that 19th century Paris was infested with thousands of dangerous, rabid dogs. For those seeking a more humane solution, 5.75 Velodog cartridges were produced loaded with cayenne pepper.