Re: 45 ACP Revolvers?
I just have to share this. I have a S&W 1955 Target in 45ACP, 6+" barrel. It cannot miss. The most accurate piece I have. It was given to me at a paltry price by one of America's unsung hero: Wild Bill Fuller. I'll give the nickel version of this manís life. Wild Bill was a China Marine, one of Carlson's Raiders--WWII, and he was present at the Japanese surrender at Inchon. A Korean War vet, he helped train the first cadres of Korean National Police. He gave that up when he was ambushed in Inchon by a band of Korean supranationalists early one winter morning. He was found lying in the snow in a pool of his own blood with eight or nine dead bad guys around him. Beside him were empty clips and an issue 1911. He fought to the last bullet; he had either killed all his attackers or was left for dead. Bill carried a bullet in his hip, which gave him in his 80's a noticeable limp. He survived that ambush and joined the New Mexico's State Police. His partner in that service gave the aforementioned piece to him. He was recruited into the Bureau of Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics, which later became the DEA. He was trained by a fellow named Kelly who was one of Hoover's original agents --the "dirty dozen"--, a small hardcore team that, in the 1930's, cleaned up gangsters like Dillinger. When I met him he had retired from the DEA for years. All the local agents were in awe of him. I will reserve the stories I know about him in respect for his modesty. The thing is not one of his "war" stories were told to me by him, in striking contrast to John Kerry's rendition of his exploits. Wild Bill fought his countries enemies over decades and results of his deeds scream volumes. He is now with his Maker, likely his gunsmith, teaching the finer point on the care and feeding of a fine pistol. When they find me, come the revolution, Iíll have that pistol at my side and they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands. It definitely is a keeper.
Last edited by Bucky Bronco; 08-25-2004 at 05:35 PM..