Couldn't agree more.To me form follows function to a point. It has to perform flawlessly first and foremost but it has to fit me. I like clean simple lines, good wood and nice bluing. My MRC American Legend fits all that criteria and is in a versatile caliber (30-06).
I am not a fan of engraving. On most guns it looks garish and detracts from the beauty of the piece itself, a distraction from the workmanship and quality of materials. It looks as if they were trying to hide inferior craftsmanship beneath a bunch of squiggly lines and colors.
The Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde is actually a pretty slick looking utilitarian pump shotgun. It's not going to stand toe-to-toe with a bespoke English or Italian SxS, but it's not really competing with those types anyway. It's basically a modern attempt to recreate the venerable Winchester Model 12 trench gun.I guess the Mossberg 500 is out of the running. vbg
Booze may not go with firearms, but it certainly can go with buying firearms. I know there are AH members who are guilty of drinking and GB or GI...sometimes with regrets.The down side of this is that ugly woman become more beautiful the more you drink. As booze does not go with firearms, this can never be said of firearms.
Booze may not go with firearms, but it certainly can go with buying firearms. I know there are AH members who are guilty of drinking and GB or GI...sometimes with regrets.