Common Sense Firearms Policing Is Out There. Somewhere

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My parents live in the middle of ten acres of woods in a small community in central Alabama [not shown]. Since they moved there, houses have sprung up all around…

Question of the Day: Should You Take the Sights Off Your Handgun?

Hmmm. What’s the tactical advantage of learning how to shoot something on the ground one yard from your feet when that something is made of aluminum, the surface consists of little bitty rocks and one of your nearby instructors has neither eyes nor ears (:29)? Training to drill a prone perp? Never mind. I’m down with D.O.A. Tactical’s emphasis on point shooting. Gun gurus who call sights “training aids” have it about right; in the heat of battle, most people just aim in the general direction of the threat and pull the trigger. With practice, you can do so with astounding accuracy. Whilst leaning forward on one foot? Who cares! So, should you train with a gun without sights?

Hmmm. What’s the tactical advantage of learning how to shoot something on the ground one yard from your feet when that something is made of aluminum, the surface consists of little…

A C Grayling: Reserve Guns for “properly constituted, trained and controlled agencies of governments”

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  Post-Norway spree-killing, independent.co.uk columnist A C Grayling [above] has a thing or two to say about gun control. As in, may I have some more please? “Guns should be the subject…

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Birmingham’s ‘Gun Quarter’ Name Must Go

In another of a seemingly endless string of examples of cultural abdication in Blighty, The Ministry of Silly Walks Birmingham Councillor Tim Huxtable has decided that the name of the…

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ATFE Investigates U.S. Army’s Lost AK-74s: I Feel So Much Better Now

We’ve heard plenty about the ‘seepage’ of arms from the Mexican army and police forces into criminal hands, but we’re not quite so used to it happening here at home. …

News Flash: Shooting Range Neighbors Hear Gunfire

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Say it ain’t so. Please. Tell me that the neighbors of a shooting range in Williamsburg, MA aren’t complaining about the sound of gunfire. First it’s the MacArthur grant finalist…

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FREE BRET AND TOMMY!

As TTAG reported yesterday, rockers and convicted felons Tommy Lee and Bret Michaels are under investigation for messing around with guns at the Rowan County Police Officers Lodge range in…

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Self-Defense Tip: Always Call 911 After Brandishing Your Gun

  Earlier today, TTAG scribe Daniel Zimmeran reported that a Baltimore City Councilman told his constituents to enhance police response time by telling the 911 operator there’s a gun involved…

A recent Truth About Guns QOTD questioned the value of the “practicool” shooting sports for self-defense oriented shooters. This was not the first time RF has mooted the idea that these games are unrealistic and encourage bad habits. In RF’s world, shooters looking to practice self-defense techniques have the range to themselves, perform whichever maneuvers they feel like doing that day, take as much time as they like and get as many do-overs as they need. And no matter what, THEY ALWAYS WIN! I am a self-defense oriented shooter who lives in the real world. There’s a reason that some 75 percent of my precious bullets leave the barrel “after the beep” . . .

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In Defense of . . . IPSC, IDPA and OFWGs

A recent Truth About Guns QOTD questioned the value of the “practicool” shooting sports for self-defense oriented shooters. This was not the first time RF has mooted the idea that…

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Phony 911 Gun Call Edition

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Robert Curran, a Baltimore city councilman, is advocating his constituents break the law. That’s right, when making a 911 emergency call, Curran told people at a recent community meeting to…

When the Gunwalker scandal first pinged TTAG’s radar, I was skeptical about the ATF’s motives for allowing smugglers to export thousands of guns to Mexican drug thugs. If enervating Congress for money and power was the goal, why not just lie about the number of American guns [allegedly] smuggled into Mexico? This they’d already done, with such success that the media still quotes the ATF’s misleading stat (90 percent of guns submitted for trace by the Mexicans come from the U.S.). To use the British expression, launching an anti-gun smuggling gun smuggling operation is like using a hammer to crack a walnut . . .

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ATF Death Watch 45: Motive, Means, Motive

When the Gunwalker scandal first pinged TTAG’s radar, I was skeptical about the ATF’s motives for allowing smugglers to export thousands of guns to Mexican drug thugs. If enervating Congress…

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Five-Oh Edition

Brian Jensen reports on his trip to the Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club for gunsamerica.com. “There are some idiosyncrasies that may seem a little odd to you,” Brian writes. “Because the…