Skip to comments.MILLER: Paul Ryan's guns
Posted on 10/31/2012 5:23:05 AM PDT by marktwain
Paul Ryan has become the most high-profile gun owner in the nation this year. The Republican vice presidential candidate is known as an avid hunter, but what's less known is that he exercises his right to own a handgun for self protection.
This is a new feature exploring the firearms owned by high-profile individuals. The series will be a fun way for gun owners to learn about the specific makes and models and their intended use.
Hopefully, these stories will dispel the myth perpetuated by gun grabbers that owning more than one gun is a sign a person is a danger to society. On the contrary, gun owners are thousands of times more likely to use their weapon to prevent a crime than to commit one.
Mark Olcott is Paul Ryans brother-in-law, good friend and frequent hunting buddy. Mr. Olcott is married to the former Molly Little, who is Janna Little Ryans younger sister. Paul would agree with me. We both married up, Mr. Olcott said in an interview Friday before he went bowhunting for deer near his home in Frederick, Md. Our wives are just incredible people. Were lucky men.
Mr. Olcott said the Wisconsin congressman got him interested in hunting. When we met nine years ago, one of Pauls first questions to me was whether I had a problem with him hunting, since Im a veterinarian, he explained I said, No, Id be interested to learn more about it. And Ive been hooked every since.
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It’s great that Ryan is an avid hunter and gun owner, but what type of and how many guns he owns is not for Olcott to be disclosing to a reporter, IMHO.
I’m surprised the reporter didn’t just declare every one to be AK-47s.
What you need is a target gun, a bird gun, a goose gun, a varmint gun, a deer gun, a concealed carry gun, an open carry gun...
You are a victim of the same horrible disease from which I suffer—Malignant Gun Proliferation. Mine, of course, as with many other unfortunate FReepers, is in temporary remission due to that HORRIBLE BOATING ACCIDENT, suffered in late November 2008, where I lost most of them.
Hey Guy/Gals where would I go on this site to ask a question on a part for my Radom?
just ask your question Rappini,
some wise person will answer.
What a coinky-dink! Me too!
At least upgrade to an XD if you MUST have a polymer toy... ;-)
Yup, Ryan's the real deal. Thoughtful choice.
I thought there was a special place but what I’m looking for is a 8rd magazine for my Polish Radom. I have one mag but I would like another. I was on ebay but I’m not going to pay those prices. Thanks any help would be appreciated.
I happen to like Glocks.
Call me stupid but I have never had one jam, and I have owned my share of handguns incl 1911s but I tend to go back to Glocks or revolvers when it comes to carry or home defense. To give me time to get to the 12 ga of course.
You may have been kidding, but I had to respond to the “toy” and “smart car” reference. A smart car will get you killed on the road. When a .40 or .45 slug is coming at you you probably wont be comforted if you see it came from a Glock.
I realize that Browning was a genius (the .50 BMG/deuce is a work of art), but just sayin’ -
DAMN! I thought this was going to have shirtless photos.
Sorry. Closest I could come ;-)
I’m sorry to hear about your horrible boating accident... Stay safe!
Hopefully he was able to save his tackle and beer.
Opinions certainly vary.
I wouldn't slap a wet dog with an XD and I'd slap a wet dog with almost anything.
OH damn! I thought this thread was about something else....
This gives me an idea. I wonder if someone could market a “green gun” and “green ammo” to liberals? The gun itself might be made of recycled plastic and glass, and the cartridges of recycled cardboard. Instead of using propellant that creates greenhouse gases, the organically grown tofu bullets would be propelled by solar panels.
This site claims to have Radom magazines for $36 plus $8 shipping per order:
Glocks are like the 3/4 ton Chevy 4x4 that you go to when real work needs doing.
XD’s... Meh, I’ve had a couple. Don’t really compare to Glocks.
I suggest it shoot Skittles and have a multicolored unicorn on the grips.
Oh, I hope so too.
It’s devastating to lose a fishing rod,let alone tackle and beer. Truly horrible.
I'll just leave this here...
* Yeah. I know kabooms happen on every platform. My actual dislike of Glocks comes less from any operating characteristics and more towards ergonomics. I have huge hands and am Left-handed to boot. Being able to customize a platform to fit my needs is a key factor in selecting a firearm. Grip angle, safety/slide lock controls, trigger travel, and natural point are what I look for. My personal opinion and worth the electrons it's written with...
Frankly I am the same re the handling. In my case the glocks do fit my hand. I tried for months to love a Kimber 1911 and it just never did it for me.
Also I am a simplicity guy. If I can leave a setting the wrong way, I will. And I dont want my tombstone saying “At least his safety was on”.
I am pretty sure this reporter is pro-gun.
If I ever buy into the 1911 cool-aid, it'd either be an STI Perfect 10 or a Coonan Classic.
Thanks is this a great web site or what.