Rust proof your guns by duracoating them

Duracoated CZ 75 B, in Federal Dark Earth.

Duracoat is not just about looks or spending that extra money on an already (heavily) accessorized dream weapon, sporting a competition hammer, cocobo wooden grips or  a tinkered trigger. A deliberate lamentation by the loner will quell some doubts and then some more. Be it known that rust is the number enemy when it comes to weapons, mainly guns. And this can happen to maintained guns as well. And so I went through this ordeal a few years ago, that led to me explore other ways and means.

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Taurus 617 , 7 shot revolver – short review

This cute looking snubbie in .357 Magnum is one mean little monster. I have had many a wet dreams about owning one which thanks to my dear friend “Rotor” were realized just a few weeks ago, and has thus added to my subtle collection of handguns. Make no mistakes as the size and looks might be elusive, .357 Magnum carries a lot of stopping power and with 7 rounds is a very good choice for concealed carry. The side break revolver is basic in design and simple to operate, though I would always prefer a safety in a revolver (my preference only). Revolvers or wheelers as they are called make a good choice for SD. Notice the Bianchi IWB all leather holster. A small pictorial review follows…Enjoy!

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Something about Pindi boys…..

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Ever wonder why there’s so much rumpus about “Pindi Boys”? There’s always lots of  hoo-ha when one of them is around you. Or, even if one is not around the mere mention of a Pindi Boy evokes weird glances, uncanny thoughts and ephemeral sentiments which more often than not are bad or sometimes worse. Well like it or not Pindi Boys exist and they’re proud of it. Not that I am one of them, it just happens that I have lived amongst them not for years but decades. The following is an anecdotal account of some of their antics which have earned them the title of Pindi Boys. And so as a disclaimer let me say that this is with no malice or fun aimed at anyone, just light banter which you might find amusing and informative, but not offensive. Enjoy the post…

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Turning an old pair of Levi’s in to Denim Chappals

My old blue Levi’s had faded much to “her” dismay and dislike. On the contrary I have always loved a faded Levi’s, kind of reminds of the “Purani jeans aur guitar”, thing 🙂 But off course who can argue with “her”? And so a Jet Black stretch Levi’s came in as a much needed replacement and added to my nifty albeit humble wardrobe. Many discussions followed, the topic being the old Levi’s off course. While “snuggler” suggested throwing it away, this scribe persisted. More discussions followed but I wasn’t going to acquiesce, so a pair of scissors turned them in to long shorts, a tad bit lower my knees, purely “Shariat compliant” in the true sense, if you know what I mean. That too became an eyesore for my partner! With options running low, epiphany set in one day. While coming out of the Subway joint near my workplace a small cobbler’s shop caught my eye. A visit to his workshop did in fact confirm that he made “Peshawari Chappals”. So the faded Levi’s was shown to him, much to his amazement with a request to morph them in to “Peshawari Chappals”. Some time was lost while the owner consulted his handyman, and finally he agreed. A week’s patience resulted in this amazing mutation and the old Levi’s was skilfully transformed in to Denim Chappals. The Rambler fell in love with them and quite surprisingly “she” loved them too! To this day I have received three more orders, I guess its time to patent this thing 🙂