OMG! A GLOCK Fails to Fire! OMG!

Jarhead6 proves that even a GLOCK – yes a GLOCK! – might be ammo sensitive. Or prone to limp wristing. Or, God forbid, fail to function for some unknown reason. All I’ve got to say about that: all mechanical devices can fail. Anyone who believes that his GLOCK brand GLOCK will never, ever let him down is setting themselves up for catastrophic failure – of their abilities during a defensive gun use. Double-feed! Tap, rack, it still doesn’t fire! What will you do? Seriously, what will you do? A gun is a tool. Don’t be one and stake your life on the Austrian brand’s rep for perfection. Nothing’s perfect. Except this post, obviously.

Jarhead6 proves that even a GLOCK – yes a GLOCK! – might be ammo sensitive. Or prone to limp wristing. Or, God forbid, fail to function for some unknown reason….

Colorado Gun Ban Stopped by Recall Aftershocks

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After the immense amount of Bloomberg money, old media airtime and Obama administration political capital was spent on enacting restrictive gun legislation in Colorado last year, the electorate rebelled. Grassroots campaigns…

Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day Edition

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Yup it’s a twofer: a Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day and an Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day all in one. The media part of the story comes to…

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SIG SAUER to Produce All Guns in US by 2015

At the moment, SIG SAUER is a company that straddles the Atlantic ocean. Most of their manufacturing is done at their Exeter and Newington plants in New Hampshire, but for the…

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Housekeeping: Last Chance for the TTAG Survey [CLOSED!]

Today is the last day to fill out the TTAG reader survey. We already have enough responses to be statistically significant, but just like any good statistician more responses can…

Why Massachusetts Cops Oppose New Civilian Disarmament Bill

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The Massachusetts Coalition of Police may not know how to Photoshop their logo onto a squad car, but there’s no question that they oppose Massachusetts Bill 4121, An Act relative to the…

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Question of the Day: Is the Ruger 10/22 Takedown the World’s Best Survival Gun?

Survival knives I get. You want the biggest knife you can comfortably and perhaps discreetly carry that can do just about anything that won’t lose its edge. Survival guns are…

I didn’t want to go into the maze. The last time I’d entered Patriot Protection’s simulated house a simulated homeowner shot me with simulated ammunition that really, really hurt. By that point, I knew the training ground’s layout well enough. I also knew the chances of adding to my collection of painful welts and bloody dings during the room clearance drill was extremely high. The pretend bad guy was an experienced role player, skilled marksman and high-level tactician. He knew what I was likely to do better than I did. Even in the dark. Especially in the dark. Yes, there is that . . .

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Random Thoughts About Nighttime Home Defense

I didn’t want to go into the maze. The last time I’d entered Patriot Protection’s simulated house a simulated homeowner shot me with simulated ammunition that really, really hurt. By that point, I knew…

“The ‘Apes’ franchise has always been a politically loaded one,” variety.com‘s review opines, “and this latest entry states its left-wing credo in ways both allegorically implicit and bluntly direct. (You’d have to be pretty obtuse to miss the pro-gun-control subtext attached to misdeeds on both sides of the man-monkey battle.)” We don’t have any more info on this angle, but we’re sure that our film reviewer Ralph will have something to say about that – both now and after July 9, when Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens nationwide. Watch this space, you damn dirty apes. [h/t DM]

New Planet of the Apes Movie Promotes Gun Control

“The ‘Apes’ franchise has always been a politically loaded one,” variety.com‘s review opines, “and this latest entry states its left-wing credo in ways both allegorically implicit and bluntly direct. (You’d…

Everything You Know About Firearms Training is Wrong

By John Perkins and Ari Kandel

In the main, firearms training is little more than target shooting. More “advanced” courses teach students to “get off the X” and “find cover and concealment.” They offer courses on “firearms retention” and “close quarters combat.” Some add stress to try and simulate a “real” attack. But most firearms training fails to take account of a simple, inescapable fact: once a violent attack begins, it’s bound to be a full-contact, hands-on fight, quite possibly to the death. Situational awareness, shooting stance, trigger control, muzzle discipline – when push comes to shove, none of those is going to cut it when the fighting gets up-close-and-personal. Which it will . . .

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By John Perkins and Ari Kandel In the main, firearms training is little more than target shooting. More “advanced” courses teach students to “get off the X” and “find cover and…

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Quote of the Day: Ya Think? Edition

“When a teacher combines a paranoid belief system, demonstrated mental instability, strong suicidal tendencies, repeated expeditions to purchase weapons, and expressions of homicidal desires, and when he refuses to give…

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: Ice-T’s Grandson Edition

The philly.com headline sure ain’t passive: Ice-T’s grandson arrested, accused of killing roommate. But the text soon lives up to our expectations of passivity when it comes to negligent discharges – especially…