Popularity

“No. 2 Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver.”
 
See Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Strange. I was browsing on stories related to Trumpism and came across a slideshow listing the top ten most popular handguns in USA based on recent annual production. Of course, there were a bunch of semi-auto pistols, mostly in 9mm. I was disappointed to see the classic M1911 .45 ACP was not there but then I found this. Dirty Harry’s S&W 29 revolver in .44 Magnum was number two…

I guess it doesn’t have to make sense. Firearms are purchased for good and sufficient reasons and then there’s “style”, “history”, and connection to celebrity. I guess in the year of Trump-everything, it makes sense. The stats were from 2011, however. I wonder what people are buying this year? Flame-throwers, perhaps.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Popularity

  1. dougman says:

    “I do live in America,”

    Well, since you like to imagine that you reside in America, so be it. Trump will make your America” great again, aren’t you thrilled?

  2. dougman wrote, ““America” is commonly referred to as USA, now had I said North America, then you response would be proper.”

    You have it backwards. Folks could not think of a good name for the country so they called it USA. Some shorten that to “America” but that’s a misnomer as America is the whole western hemisphere, not USA. It’s just lazy speech.

  3. dougman says:

    “I do live in America, just not USA.”

    LOL, you live in Canada. “America” is commonly referred to as USA, now had I said North America, then you response would be proper.

  4. dougman wrote, “You wish you lived in America.”

    I do live in America, just not USA. I did have the opportunity to emigrate to USA under NAFTA as a teacher, say, but chose not to do so after seeing how little respect many people have for teachers in USA. I was paid twice as much in Canada as many teachers in USA and I had MediCare included at no extra charge, except for a time when I lived in Alberta, the most USA-like province, where a premium was charged.

  5. dougman says:

    Pogsey, admit it. You wish you lived in America.

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