Sunday, January 15, 2006

Cowboy Bebop and the Jericho 941

Jericho 941Cowboy Bebop Anime is one of my guilty pleasures. Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, ...

The Jericho 941 - sold in this country as the Baby Eagle - is the weapon of choice of Spike Spiegel, one of the "the Cowboys," a group of futuristic bounty hunters. Produced by Israeli Military Industries, the international version was sold with barrels and other accessories so that it could shoot either 9mm or .41 Action Express. .41 AE having not caught on, it is now sold as 9mm only. Lately I believe that they have offerred versions in .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

Some of the things I like about anime are the weapons; they are almost always something I recognize: Glocks, Chief-special revolvers, .50 caliber sniper rifles. Sometimes they are stylized, but often they are true to reality, even when they are described as antiques from the early 21st centrury.

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