Tuesday, May 18, 2010
King of the Mouse Guns!
Charlotte, NC—I just returned from Charlotte where I attended the NRA annual convention and show. Also there with a host of celebrities was Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin and the Paul Revere of Fox News, Glen Beck.
Mouse guns are those small nuisance pistols that can actually inflict a fatal injury but are too woefully ineffective for serious self defense. The saving grace is any rational person would discontinue an assault on someone pointing such a weapon at them. The problematic key word here is rational and most assailants don’t possess that quality.
My first handgun was an original new Baby Browning .25 ACP (6.25 MM) purchased in 1967 from Briet & Johnson’s sporting Goods in Oak Park, IL. The cost was $36.50 plus sales tax. The little pistol was cute, well made and became an object of uncanny admiration for me. I carried it nearly everywhere with a false sense of security. Thankfully I never needed it even once.
I retired the Baby Browning in favor of a Colt Cobra .38 snub nosed revolver. Training, experience and evolution eventually took me to several great .45 semi-auto pistols that defend this old private eye today. These days I only use mouse guns for those really unruly and thuggish mice.
The gun and others like it were banned from importation by the 1968 Federal Gun Control Act. I don’t know what that law accomplished since similar pistols could be manufactured and sold within the USA. Several manufactures such as Bauer copied the Baby Browning but they were not quite up to the standards of the original Belgium maker.
Finally there is a Mouse Gun God and that’s the CEO and creator of PSA, Inc, Len Kristal. He has taken the Baby Browning to even greater levels of excellence and beauty. PSA is the acronym for Precision Small Arms, Inc of Aspen Colorado.
In the heyday of the Baby Browning there were three. The blue, the lightweight (the lightweight frame was machined from 6061 aluminum and the slide was chrome plated over electrolytic nickel)and finally the masterfully engraved renascence models served the rich, middle class and poor. PSA has 12 stunning variations of this classic from just under $600.00 to around $6,000.00 for the incredible Grand Exhibition No. 1 pictured above. PSA makes 18 of these a year for the entire world.
Perhaps the mystique of the Baby Browning is in the looks, feel and design. Holding the little PSA mouse killers is an adventure I can’t explain. You just have to experience it yourself. PSA Baby has earned the title, King of The Mouse Guns.
Learn more about this mousegun right here!