Feb. 18th, 2010

hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)
Hot dang, my friend Vince is famous! He got mentioned in Massad Ayoob's latest column for BACKWOODS HOME magazine. It's obvious that people with small hands and limited hand strength will have trouble operating larger or harder-recoiling guns -- small-framed women who are new to shooting really have this problem -- but you don't think as much about the problem in the opposite direction. Some people are just so big that they can't operate smaller guns safely, or effectively, or sometimes at all. What works great for a small person could be nonfunctional or downright dangerous for somebody who's ginormous.

(That would be Vince.)

As I've mentioned before, Vince is just a *huge* guy, and as Ayoob recounts, his hands are so big that there are guns he has trouble operating. I knew this on a certain level -- I'd never expect him to try picking up a Kel-Tec P3-AT -- but holy cow, I didn't think he'd run into trouble with a Glock 30! To put things in perspective, the Glock 30 is my *carry* gun. It's a subcompact, because I have a skinny frame and can't effectively conceal a large pistol, but it's straight-up .45 ACP, a solid gun with a fat Glock-sized grip (the GF, who has tiny hands, can't even reach the trigger on it). But as Ayoob reports, Vince's hands are so massive that they interfered with the gun's operation (sometimes painfully). Man, that's amazing. Something to file away if I ever train somebody Vince's size. If I ever *encounter another human being* Vince's size.

(Vince's carry gun is a full-size 1911. The guy's a freakin' mountain; he could carry a brace of them, and nobody would ever notice.)
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So, the Consumerist had an article about the Manllow, a fan-crafted Etsy item available in Edward and Jacob versions. (The scariest part: IT HAS HANDS.)

Y'know the first thing I thought of? Other than Japanese 2D love, I mean. Substitute Logan, as seen in Nancy Lorenz's Wolverine/Rogue fanstrip Cheeto Run.

Fandom, you don't know how ahead of your time you are sometimes. Then again, I remember fanfic in which Rogue was sighing over WUTHERING HEIGHTS because Heathcliff reminded her of Logan, and now there's actually an edition of WUTHERING HEIGHTS with a blurb on the cover noting that it's Bella and Edward's favorite book.

...do love-crazed teens really need *advertising* to find WUTHERING HEIGHTS?

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