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Question of the Day: Do They Make ‘Em Like They Used To?

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I imagine that the Colt Walker reproduction in the video above is a lot better built than the original. But there are lots of guns out there, somewhere, that make you wonder if older guns were better guns. While firearms materials quality has soared and CAD-CAM has revolutionized the manufacturing process, some modern gunmakers wouldn’t know quality control if it bit them on the ass. Which, in our capitalist system, it does. Generally speaking (and specifically if you wish), are guns better built than they used to be, or worse?

[HTML1] I imagine that the Colt Walker reproduction in the video above is a lot better built than the original. But there are lots of guns out there, somewhere, that…

Bullet Maker Olin’s Profits Go Ballistic

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“Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN – News) announced today that its fourth quarter 2011 net income was $18.7 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, which compares favorably to net income of $2.0 million, or…

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Saiga-12 A Hit With the LEO Market at SHOT

Ah well. It looks like too few law enforcement agencies are TTAG readers. If they were, they might have read Foghorn’s review of the Saiga-12 shotgun. Nick’s advice: avoid ’em…

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Is This Wisconsin’s First Concealed Carry DGU?

From jsonline.com: Milwaukee police late Monday were investigating whether a 20-year-old man who showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound is the same man who tried to rob…

OMG! OMG! A dog! In a park! OMG!

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Speaking of dummies in the federal government, some of them seem to think it’s OK to enforce dog-walking regulations with less lethal weaponry. At least they do around San Francisco,…

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New Jersey to Make Killing a Cop Even More Illegal-er

There’s an old rule of thumb that states that any law that’s named after someone is almost invariably ill-conceived and poorly written. The reason: named laws (Anton’s Law or Meghan’s…

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Because There Aren’t Already Enough Dummies In the US Government

Everyone knows the automobile industry uses crash test dummies. The cosmetics industry has their cute little bunny rabbits. The computer industry relies on anyone who uses Microsoft products. It seems…

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Quote of the Day: Morbid Thoughts Edition

“Tragically, the one way NGAC will ‘win’ the Starbucks gun battle is if the brand’s policies lead to an intentional, or even accidental, homicide by gun inside a coffee shop….

ATF Death Watch 135: The Smoking Gun

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The average American doesn’t have the bandwidth for devilish details about public policy. Politicians know if they “control the narrative”—make an issue as simple as humanly possible—they can manipulate public…

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Ricardo Pimentel’s Faustian Bargain

Columnist O. Ricardo Pimentel doesn’t seem to like guns very much. Oh, he’s willing to admit that they have their moments, citing this incident in San Antonio where a homeowner…

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FGI’s Para Asset Purchase: A Distinction Without a Difference?

A final email from Kerby Smith, Para’s former director of communications, indicating that after the FGI purchase, Para is “no longer active.” Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, In case…