As they say in Texas, if you ain't packin', you oughta be.
But Steve's speculation about the Coyote LCP is a bit off the mark.
The mainstream media got wind of these engraved Ruger LCP pistol that are selling in Texas and honor Gov. Rick Perry's shooting of a coyote during an early morning jog.
I have not seen any evidence to suggest that Ruger is manufacturing the pistol. I think some clever company is buying up Ruger LCPs and etching them.Camfour, one of the biggest distributors in the firearms industry and guess how they get their special-edition Coyote LCPs? Would you believe from the Ruger factory?
Camfour is like Lew Horton, Talo, Lipsey's and many other distributors, they don't make their own special-edition firearms from Ruger, S&W, Colt and other manufacturers, they just order them up from the factory with special specs. Camfour sent out a flier last week to the gun shop where I work offering the LCP Coyote Special.
Clever? Yes. Buying up Ruger LCPs and etching them? No. Distributors are like the Kenmore brand of appliances, Sears doesn't make anything, they just put their brand on various manufacturer's products.
But Camfour missed the mark in one regard with the Coyote Special. Gov. Perry's LCP was equipped with the Crimson Trace Laser Sight like the one shown at right. If you're gonna honor the Texas gov, do it right.