shooting iron


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shooting iron

n. a pistol. (Cowboy and folksy.) Millard “Shorty” Wilson always carried his shooting iron with him, except for one fateful day back in ’92—1892, that is. He pulled out his shooting iron and got down to cleaning it.
See also: iron, shoot
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Intensive, abusive shooting had literally worn out a fine little shooting iron, and the Performance Center had restored it to like new condition.
If you read Duke's Shooting Iron column in this issue, you know he talks a bit about how some cops he considers "Pistoleros" generally put custom grips or something on their duty guns.
I've discussed mechanical details of sighting in fixed sight handguns in past Shooting Iron columns so we won't get into it here.
This is not to say if you are looking for an excuse--I mean a reason--to get a new shooting iron, that you shouldn't seize this opportunity to get one that is "just right.
When shooting iron sights the ability to change focus quickly from target to sights is what it's all about.
In short, the burdensome load of Black liberation called for a stronger tool than history alone could or was willing to provide, for Black liberation took place primarily because of Union shooting irons.