TTAG Photo Contest Deadline Extended!

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We’d set today as the last day for our first TTAG Swag photo contest. But since we had a little, well, mishap this week, we’re extending the deadline. The good…

Quote of the Day: When Actually Doing Something Is Out of the Question

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“I’m concerned that much of it is more of a public relations campaign than a safe passage plan. Signs don’t protect people, and I don’t think there’s enough of a…

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Pocket Carrying a Spare Magazine

By Jason Hanson I find myself carrying my Ruger LCP more and more often these days. After all, it’s lightweight, fits perfectly in my front right pocket, and with Hornady…

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A Letter from Gun Control Nirvana

Reader Nick Maunder writes: I have been following TTAG from here in the UK for a while now. What a great website. Keep up the good work. The gun laws here…

D-Day for California Gun Control Bills

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Reader Mark Norcross writes: Something to keep an eye on – today the California senate proposals for new gun laws are to be voted on in the assembly appropriations committee,…

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Quote of the Day: Finger Wag Edition

“A great democracy doesn’t make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.” – Bill Clinton addressing the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington [at boston.com]

By Paul McCain

The great crew out at Asymmetric Solutions USA in Farmington, Missouri brought out some of their more, let’s say, “professional grade” weapon systems the other day and I was around to watch and try out one of their full-auto M4 Carbines. One of the instructors described it as a “bastardized” HK 416 with assorted goodies including a high tech IR light/laser thing-a-ma-jig (my words, not his), an Eotech optic and a cool prototype titanium suppressor from Gemtech. The rifle’s made up of an HK416 upper and an LMT select-fire lower. [Insert sound of brakes screeching here]. Wait? Did I say, select fire? Why yes, indeed, I did . . .

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First-Time Fun With a Select Fire M4

By Paul McCain The great crew out at Asymmetric Solutions USA in Farmington, Missouri brought out some of their more, let’s say, “professional grade” weapon systems the other day and…

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Domino’s Defense Edition

Pizza delivery can be hazardous to your health. It may not be up there with crab fishing on the Bering Sea, but drivers can be easy targets. And most pie…

Pro Tip: Let It Fall

“Scott Olson, 53, was using the flashlight mounted on his .40 caliber handgun to unlock a padlock in a dark room when the gun slipped and accidentally fired, Camas police Sgt. David Chaney said. Police and paramedics responded to his residence, 926 N.W. Greeley St., about 11:50 p.m. ‘He tried to catch it as it fell and it went off,’ he said.” And when Sgt. Chaney says, “it went off” what he really means is that Olson, in his doomed attempt to keep his fotay call from hitting pavement, accidentally hit the trigger as gravity did what gravity inevitably does. The moral: don’t. The dings and other beauty marks your prized piece will attain by crashing to the ground are nothing compared to the truncated digit and aerated thigh Olson now has. Modern guns are dropsafe. The chances of of one firing on impact are miniscule. Well, most of the time anyway.  [h/t the vacationing Chris Dumm]

“Scott Olson, 53, was using the flashlight mounted on his .40 caliber handgun to unlock a padlock in a dark room when the gun slipped and accidentally fired, Camas police…

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Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Deputies Dejay Barber and Matthew Rincon

  “An apparent booze-fueled dispute over loud music between two groups at a Chino campground over the weekend escalated to the point where men from both sides drew guns and…

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Gun Control: It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over. If Ever

By Pascal “Called the ‘Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act,’ the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax…