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    Ruger selling "Coyote Special" to Texans only

    Texas Gov. Perry's showdown with varmint on the jogging trail sparks 'Coyote Special' pistol | StarTribune.com

    Texas Gov. Perry's showdown with varmint on the jogging trail sparks 'Coyote Special' pistol

    By JIM VERTUNO , Associated Press
    Last update: May 24, 2010 - 3:28 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's showdown on the jogging trail has spurred a gun maker to sell a "Coyote Special" edition of the weapon he used to take down the varmint.

    Perry shot the coyote that he said was threatening his daughter's puppy with a Ruger .380-caliber pistol. Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. has now come out with a version emblazoned with "Coyote Special" and "A True Texan" on the sides.

    On top is a picture of a coyote howling at the moon and five-pointed star of Texas. The box says it is "For Sale to Texans Only."

    "They're very hot," in the few weeks they've been out, said Joe McBride, owner of McBride's Guns in Austin. Perry is a frequent shopper there and a photograph of him posing with McBride hangs in the business office.

    The gun sells for about $340. A laser sight — like the one Perry uses — will cost about $180 more.

    McBride said he didn't have specific sales figures, but a salesman said four had been sold before the lunch hour Monday.

    "Our governor can outshoot your governor. That's what I like to tell people from out of state," said salesman George Gibbons.

    Sturm, Ruger & Co. did not immediately have sales or manufacturing figures for the "Coyote Special." A spokeswoman for Perry did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

    Perry told The Associated Press last month that he took down the coyote with one shot while on a February morning run with his daughter's Labrador retriever. He said he was jogging alone on a trail in an undeveloped area near his rental mansion.

    The governor, a concealed handgun permit holder, said he takes the gun with him when running on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He carries the pistol loaded with hollow-point bullets in a special belt.

    State law allows people to shoot coyotes that are threatening livestock or domestic animals. The incident raised questions about whether Perry violated a city ordinance banning the discharge of weapons, but Austin police said a situation like the one Perry described would be considered self defense.

    Perry, a Republican, is running for a third full term against former Houston mayor Bill White, a Democrat.

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    I have serious doubts as to Rick Perry's story and the timing of it right before elections.
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    "Our governor can outshoot your governor. That's what I like to tell people from out of state," said salesman George Gibbons."

    Don't think I can argue with that!
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    I was all excited when I saw a "coyote special pistol"...thinking it was a Super Redhawk or something. LOL NOT an LCP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I have serious doubts as to Rick Perry's story and the timing of it right before elections.
    Oh please, not everything's a conspiracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    "Our governor can outshoot your governor. That's what I like to tell people from out of state," said salesman George Gibbons."

    Don't think I can argue with that!
    If you've seen the thread on LF.net where he visited Larue to shoot an OBR you'd be even more disinclined to argue. Here's a pic of a group he shot:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant48 View Post
    Oh please, not everything's a conspiracy.

    My apologies, all politicians are honest and straight forward.

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    Perry should do something about that infestation of illegal Mexicans in Texas and leave the coyotes alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisFred View Post
    Perry should do something about that infestation of illegal Mexicans in Texas and leave the coyotes alone.
    What do you think the "Coyote Special" is for...
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant48 View Post
    Oh please, not everything's a conspiracy.
    No it's not, but it does sound kind of fishy LOL. One of the few days he doesn't have an escort (hhhmmm) and no animal (that I am aware of), no nothing. and I like guy.
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    that's ok. i didn't want one anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guardian View Post
    No it's not, but it does sound kind of fishy LOL. One of the few days he doesn't have an escort (hhhmmm) and no animal (that I am aware of), no nothing. and I like guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisFred View Post
    Perry should do something about that infestation of illegal Mexicans in Texas and leave the coyotes alone.
    Coyotes...there are several types!
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    That is a cool little gun, with a neat back-story (whether real or not)

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