Daily Digest: Even The Guns Are Wearing Costumes Edition

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Via bearingarms.com: What’s wrong with this picture? (click to embiggen) “Mr. Polen exited the passenger-side rear seat, and pointed an AK-47, which is very similar to this weapon here, at…

TTAG in the Real World: Remington 870 Fest, Sunday November 10, Best of the West, Liberty Hill, Texas

Thanks to all of you who responded to my request for a Remington 870 to test Advanced Ballistic Concepts’ Multi-Impact shotgun ammo. That shout-out delivered first contact with ammo tester ShootingTheBull410, who’s now become a regular TTAG contributor. It also brought us a good half dozen Austin-area readers with Remington 870’s at the ready. So I thought, well, what could be more fun than a line of 870 shooters all firing at the same time, maybe slow-walking towards a target? And so TTAG’s holding an 870-fest at Best of the West range in Liberty Hill, Texas on Sunday, November 10, from 9am to maybe 1pm. If you’d like to attend please ping guntruth@me.com with subject line “870 Fest”. Range fees are on us, ammo’s on you and bring whatever targets you like (safety first, must clean up afterwards). We can’t reserve a bay at BoTW and Sundays are their most popular day so be prepared to sit and schmooze for a spell. Results posted here, obvs.

Thanks to all of you who responded to my request for a Remington 870 to test Advanced Ballistic Concepts’ Multi-Impact shotgun ammo. That shout-out delivered first contact with ammo tester ShootingTheBull410,…

Sandy Hook Parents “Negotiate” Release of Spree Killing 911 Tapes, Photos

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“The mother of one of the first graders killed in the tragedy at Sandy Hook pleaded today that the 911 recordings and the crime scene photographs never be released,” wtnh.com…

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New from Henry Repeating Rifles . . . Oh Wait. I Don’t Want to Piss-Off Nick . . .

Nick’s got a pet peeve: gunmakers who make a minor variation on an existing model and then make a big deal about it like it’s a brand new rifle. Personally,…

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Violence Policy Center to Abused Women: Don’t Buy A Gun

Dear VPC Supporter, For women, gun violence is closely linked with domestic violence. Just look at the numbers: Ninety-four percent of women murdered by men were killed by someone they…

Hornady 2014 New Products Review

Hornady’s released its new product lineup for 2014. [Press release with product-specific videos after the jump.] I’m not so sure about the company’s decision to stretch their brand into non-ammo products with a “Security Division.” While their clunkily-named ArmLock™ Box & TriPoint™ Lock Box looks better than the competition, the Rapid Safe is about as discreet as a Zombie T-shirt on Michal Idan. More to the point, anything that interferes with the Hornady = ammo association hurts the brand—long term. (They should have created a new brand.) In the short term I’ll have two please. Hornady’s new line of Custom Lite® low-recoil rifle and shotgun ammo could be a huge success, given the number of women and new shooters entering the market. There’s new stuff for [both] reloaders looking to decrease time spent away from the family and a beer mug to rival Heckler & Koch’s semi-controversial stein. How great is that?

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Hornady’s released its new product lineup for 2014. [Press release with product-specific videos after the jump.] I’m not so sure about the company’s decision to stretch their brand into non-ammo…

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Police Militarization For Fun and Profit

“Few galas can boast as many lights, cameras and action as the Houston Police Foundation gala.” With a lead like that you gotta know this gem from chron.com is going to…

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Building the Perfect 300 AAC Blackout Rifle

I fully admit to being a 300 AAC Blackout fanboy. Ever since Kevin Brittingham handed me a suppressed 300BLK HK416, I was hooked. A heavy-hitting caliber in the same familiar…

“More than 20,000 people prohibited from owning a gun because they are diagnosed with a mental illness own some sort of firearm, according to a state audit released on Tuesday,” news10.net reports. “The audit, called ‘Armed Persons With Mental Illness, outlines a communications failure between the California Department of Justice and the state’s court system in reporting and identifying people diagnosed with a mental illness and who own guns. ‘It’s not acceptable and we want to make sure that we’re going after the individuals that have weapons that have mental health issues,’ State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, said.” So riddle me this: how come there haven’t been 20k spree killings by mentally ill people with registered weapons in California? Or 2000? Or 200? Or 20? Wait! I know! Because one’s too many! More than that . . .

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OMG! 20k Mentally Ill People in CA With Guns! OMG!

“More than 20,000 people prohibited from owning a gun because they are diagnosed with a mental illness own some sort of firearm, according to a state audit released on Tuesday,” news10.net reports. “The audit, called…

Question of the Day: Modify A Glock?

I really like the factory-issue sights on my new Glock 19. They are not, however, night sights. So I’m swapping them out for TRUGLO Bright Sights. OMG I’d forgotten just how graunchy and heavy a standard-issue Glock trigger can be. It smoothes out after a couple of thousand rounds but why wait? I’ve ordered a Ghost Rocket 3.5 Trigger Connector. It takes some of the safety out of Glock’s Safe Action trigger but my trigger discipline is up to snuff and it reduced group size by 30 percent in my Glock 30SF. Enlarged slide lock? Hello? It’s a lock not a release. Grip tape? Gen4 fixed that. Wilson Combat match grade barrel? Absolutely! Why? Because guns! What’d I miss?

I really like the factory-issue sights on my new Glock 19. They are not, however, night sights. So I’m swapping them out for TRUGLO Bright Sights. OMG I’d forgotten just…

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Gun Review: Walther PPK/S .22

Dr. No was the first James Bond movie but the sixth book. In it Bond (James Bond) begrudgingly exchanges his .25 ACP Beretta for a Walther PPK chambered in the much more…

Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s sympathetic voice is fairly convincing, but his lawyerly argument is better. That said, Cruz can be a bit dull in these settings. I’d like to see him in a cut-and-thrust debate with Hillary Clinton or one of her Democratic competitors regarding gun control. Yes. Yes I would.

Ted Cruz to Trayvon Martin’s Mom: Stand Your Ground Had Nothing to Do With It

Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s sympathetic voice is fairly convincing, but his lawyerly argument is better. That said, Cruz can be a bit dull in these settings. I’d like to see…