New Page: TTAG 2011 Holiday Firearms Gift Guides

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In an effort to give you readers one convenient place to point your clueless non-shooter friends and family for ideas of what to get you for the holidays we’ve created…

Bad Law Enforcement Advice of the Day: Colorado Springs Edition

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You hear it so often it must be printed in police department handbooks. “Just give the robber what he wants. It’s not worth getting hurt over a few dollars.” Would…

Incendiary Image of the Day: Jersey Shore’s JWoww Shoots a Glock .40

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“Just when you thought Jersey couldn’t get more dangerous … TMZ has learned JWoww is strapped and training to fire handguns,” the celebrity news service reports. “The ‘Jersey Shore’ starlet…

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TTAG 2011 Holiday Firearms Gift Guide: LC Judas Edition

As a pistol shooting enthusiast and LEO, I have a few things I’ve always wanted to see in my stocking that may be useful and not break the bank (despite…

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Ask Foghorn: What Does A Forward Assist Do, And Is It Useful?

James asks: Forward assist – Some rifles have it, some don’t. I understand the purpose and functionality of it. From what I see, all but one or two of DPMS’…

DNC Flags Mitt Romney’s Flip Flop on Assault Weapons Ban

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Screen text: For assault weapons ban. Romney speaking: “I just signed a piece of legislation extending the ban on certain assault weapons.” Screen text: Against assault weapons ban. Romney speaking: “I do not support any new legislation of an assault weapon ban nature.” As Wallace (of Wallace and Gromit fame) famously remarked, “That is clever.” If you support banning black modern home defense sporting rifles, the ad makes Romney look weak. If you’re against banning black modern home defense sporting rifles, the ad makes him look weak. Lose – lose. politifact.com offers an excellent break-down of Mitt’s meshugas on the issue. Bottom line: he looks weak because he is weak.

[HTML1] Screen text: For assault weapons ban. Romney speaking: “I just signed a piece of legislation extending the ban on certain assault weapons.” Screen text: Against assault weapons ban. Romney speaking: “I do…

It’s not an entirely fair question, obviously. Police have to “resolve” their encounters with criminals while civilians can (and should) use their firearms to get the hell out of Dodge. That said, police marksmanship and gunfighting skills are, deservedly, legendary. And not in a good way. The more of these dashcam videos of close encounters of the ballistic kind we see, the more obvious it’s become that these are not the gun guys we’re looking for. Then again, I’ve seen enough civilian gun handling to conclude that standing directly in front of the shooter would be the safest place to be in a SHTF scenario. If push come to shove, who would you bet on in a gunfight?

Question of the Day: Who’s Better at Shooting, Cops or Civilians?

It’s not an entirely fair question, obviously. Police have to “resolve” their encounters with criminals while civilians can (and should) use their firearms to get the hell out of Dodge….

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TTAG 2011 Holiday Firearms Gift Guide: Tyler Kee Edition

Now that Nick, Dan, Chris, Patrick, and Ryan have gotten their wish list out there, Santa probably only has some pocket lint and dud .22’s left for me. I’ve tried…

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TTAG Tactical Lever Rifle Project: Crimson Trace Solid Model

Robert, Here’s a screen shot of the computer solid model of the adapter part as well as a rendering of the final assembly for the Cowboy Assault Rifle Project Gun….

BAE Systems OASYS Smears Medal of Honor Winner

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In the savviest public relations move since LeBron James announced that he’d be taking his talents to South Beach, BAE Systems OASYS has besmirched Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient,…

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There are a lot of important firearms-related stories out there this morning. “The US Supreme Court declined to take up a potentially important gun rights case examining whether a federal regulation banning loaded firearms from vehicles in a government park violated the constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” csmonitor.com reports. “During the height of [Operation Fast and Furious, Deputy Attorney General Gary] Grindler visited the President on four separate occasions in only two weeks,” directorblue.blogspot.com reveals. “His only documented meetings with the president at the White House.” But all of that pales in comparison to Thumbgate . . .

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Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman Suffers Slide Bite

 [HTML1] There are a lot of important firearms-related stories out there this morning. “The US Supreme Court declined to take up a potentially important gun rights case examining whether a federal regulation…

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TTAG 2011 Holiday Firearms Gift Guide: Ryan Finn Edition

Ah, Christmas. The time of year when I start talking about all the wonderful gun-related stuff I’m yearning for and my family responds with either a blank stare or, “Can’t…