Thanks in no small part to our gavel-to-gavel SHOT Show coverage, TTAG is now acknowledged as the biggest and baddest firearms-related blog out there. Nick and I were a tad surprised (and not a little bit pleased) when we were introduced at a New Media conference as “the really big blogs, like The Truth About Guns” by NSSF rep Mark Thomas . . .
By the time we’d gotten our egos stuffed back into our packpacks we’d learned another factoid, but this one isn’t so copacetic: overall, the shooting industry carries a 40% return/defect rate.
Yup: two out of every five guns that leave the factory are defective in some way. The Armed Intelligentsia has always known that broken-ass guns are a big problem for this industry, but this figure blows me away.
It also makes me as mad as hell. Forty percent? Are you effing kidding me? No other industry could survive with a failure rate like this. We think it’s time we stopped putting up with broken-ass guns and ‘f-you’ customer service policies.
So we’ll keep telling the truth about good guns, bad guns, and all the people who make and sell them. And you’ll know where your shooting dollars should be going.