Question of the Day: What’s the Worst/Stupidest Thing an Anti Has Ever Said to You?

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A TTAG reader writes:

I was in the parking lot of a local park, when a woman in a Subaru parked, disgorged her large dog and allowed it to run while she was changing her shoes. Directly in front of her car: a sign with an ordinance which started that ALL PETS MUST BE ON LEASH AND UNDER YOUR CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. Since I’ve been attacked by a “friendly” dog, I asked her if she would please leash her animal. She had a simple reply . . .

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Gun Review: H&K VP40


By Breanne R.

In 2014, Guns & Ammo named the H&K VP9 number one with a bullet, their Handgun of the Year. And for good reason. The German manufacturer’s first striker-fired handgun (since the P7 pistols of the 1980’s) is rugged, reliable, accurate, ergonomic and as sexy as a thin shirt on a cold day. The VP9 remains my go-to handgun. When I heard H&K was introducing a .40 caliber variant, I was open to suggestion. Who doesn’t want a bit more bad-assery in their self-defense gun? I secured a VP40 for my first test for TTAG and it was on . . .

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New From Ruger and PolyCase: Ruger-Branded Handgun Ammo


What gunco is the latest to get into the ammo biz? Jumping into the gun food game along with names like SIG SAUER and Browning, Sturm, Ruger & Co. has announced that they’re partnering with PolyCase Ammunition and will offer a Ruger-branded line of the most popular handgun calibers. The big difference here is PolyCase’s lead-free bullets that result in lighter weight rounds traveling at higher speeds, something that impressed our own ShootingTheBull410 when he put their .380 and 9mm rounds through their paces. Press release after the jump . . .

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The Armed Self Defense Mindset – Do You Have It?


Reader Kyle in Texas writes:

I’ve had my CHL for several years now, but only in the last several months have I started carrying every day. To be honest, I was a little tentative at the idea. It was uncomfortable. I was worried about revealing and printing, being able to practice and, most of all. I wasn’t convinced I was ready to do what was necessary in the event I actually needed to defend myself, a loved one or someone who cannot or chooses not to defend themselves. One of those SHTF moments . . .

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More On Teaching New Shooters


Sara’s post about instructing women could not have been more timely as I’d returned home the day prior from teaching a woman how to shoot. I read through it, and like most things in life, found a couple points I liked, and some stuff I didn’t really agree with. But then I watched with a sort of morbid fascination as the comments section turned on Sara for her views that women don’t learn as fast and aren’t as rugged in their emotional hardiness. Or something. With all due respect, I’d like to offer an addendum to her post . . .

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Vox’s Dara Lind Almost Made a Really Good Point About Gun Control and Trump…Almost

On Friday, Dara Lind (Vox job description: “Jetpack Comandante“) wrote on Donald Trump’s recent interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe in which he said this about the attack on Umpqua Community College last Thursday: “…oftentimes this happens…you know, we sort of saw that about him, it really looked like he could be a problem but it’s often hard to put someone in an institution for the rest of their lives based on the fact that he looks like he could be a problem” . . .

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Texas Burglar Selects Home to Target – He Chose Poorly


By Brandon via

Just a little past midnight recently, a Port Arthur, Texas police officer was home with his family when he heard the glass break at his front door. When he responded with his firearm, he saw a man breaking through the front window of his house with a hammer.  According to News 12, the officer and man reportedly got into some manner of verbal altercation. The man allegedly raised his hammer to the officer and the policeman shot him in the hip or groin area . . .

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29 Uses Pellet Gun Incidents to Pad ‘Mass Shooting’ Numbers

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Many news sources (including Reuters) have been trying to figure out exactly how many “mass shootings” and other events take place in the United States. Too lazy to do their own research, they have begun relying on advocacy websites like That site is maintained by a small group of rabid anti-gun activists who reside in the /r/GunsAreCool area of Reddit and are known for ignoring facts that don’t fit their agenda. If you thought /r/FatPeopleHate was bad, this is worse. Being the aggressive hoplophobes they are, rather than sticking with the facts and reporting the truth, they decided to artificially inflate the number of shooting events in their database by including incidents that even Shannon Watts would reject as irrelevant. Like what, exactly? Well, like this . . .

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Gear Review: Mag-Pod


Have you ever tried to use the magazine of your AR 15 as a monopod? If you have, you know that it doesn’t do a very good job of supporting your rifle. It’ll work in a pinch, but there’s some lateral movement, and generally speaking, there’s usually a better and more stable way to shoot your rifle. But if you’re hellbent on using your magazine as a shooting aid, Mag-Pod has a solution for those who seek near-monopod stability from their magazines . . .

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Gun Debate Settled? [VIDEO NSFW]

There’s a LOT of preamble in this video. I find it entertaining, but then I’m easily amused after seven hours of straight (non-impaired and non-iterrupted) gun blogging. So you might want to skip to 7:00 in, where anti-gunner Eyers declares that he is “unsure that the American public is mentally healthy or mature enough to have unfettered access to firearms . . . I don’t think the American public can be safely trusted to operate a firearm because the American public cannot be safely trusted to operate a f-ing toilet.” Same old ignorant elitism, of course, but it’s a good warning against firearms safety complacency.