Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Real Cool Killers

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 20 Jul 2007

Makes it easier for strangers to shoot the shit together.

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> Richard Moore wrote:
> To me the most memorable aspect of that session was
> when I commented that Hammer carried a Colt (Army)
> .45
> automatic and I had in herited the gun and a
> shoulder
> holster from my father-in-law who had it from his
> B-17
> pilot days in the Pacific.
> ****************
> Several great stories, Richard. "Trash" was a
> common
> term for Spillane's work. I heard the same thing
> from
> a junior high school literature teacher. I remember
> very distinctly only one incident in the novel.
> Hammer was drinking a beer with a woman and the beer
> dripped condensation onto her breast and Hammer was
> gentleman enough to remove the drip. I have still
> not
> rediscovered that scene. The search continues.
> Also wonderful that you have an old Army .45 handed
> down to you. Although there have been subtle
> refinements to the design, that sixty plus year old
> technology is still solid and close to the best. In
> spite of a buttload of new calibers, the .45 is
> still
> a popular choice. Kimber and Colt and others have
> managed to produce reduced size models for an easier
> carry.
> As far as the fellow carrying at the convention,
> many
> states are honoring carry permits from other states.
> An Indiana carry permit is honored in many other
> states, including Florida.
> miker
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