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47 Responses to Was an R51 Really a Good Choice for the Cover of ‘The Future of the Gun’?

  1. Maybe if you think Mom’s Demand Action are right… They just want ‘common sense’ gun control. In other words the only guns you may have are the ones you can’t use.

    • Probably not the author’s choice, I hear they don’t always have a lot of control over their cover designs. The Publisher, however, probably knows the gentlemen in question.

      BUT, I have it on good authority that Mr. Jack has left town.

  2. Reading the book’s description on Amazon, the marketing copy says:

    “Bestselling author Frank Miniter details the amazing breakthroughs waiting to happen in gun technology that could make today’s firearms exponentially safer and smarter—if the anti-gun lobby weren’t halting progress in its tracks.”

    I had to read that several times because I’ve never heard the gun grabbers described as the “anti-gun lobby”.

    It sounds like it has a pro-gun bias, and the comments also seem to agree that it is a good book. Come on TTAG, we demand a review!

    • To me, “exponentially safer and smarter” sounds like those stupid “smart guns,” unless they’re talking about Track Point, which I get the impression that both are universally hated and loathed by “Real” POTG, which implies that the writer of the Amazon blurb got it exactyly back-asswards.

    • Well, Dick Metcalf was also “one of us”, till he wasn’t, but I have heard very good reviews of the author and the book

      • According to the author, he used to be one of “them.” He found his road to Damascus when he researched and understood the facts. I can’t see him going back to the Dark Side.

        As for Metcalf, he was always a Fudd. He never changed — we did.

  3. The R51 was featured on Outdoor channels Gallery of Guns. A little lag time huh? I don’t think anything in particular about this cover. Maybe it was chosen before the debacle.

  4. This is typical r-Type (Liberal) biologically driven subterfuge, advertise a self-defense tool that will get the K-Type buyer killed as a means of breeding with their widowed mate and corrupting the gene pool. Really, it is that simple.

  5. The electronic circuitry in the background was meant to imply that the pistol itself was smart. I think they wanted to join that graphic with a modern (not brick like) looking gun

    • And that slab sided abomination of composites and bad design isn’t bricklike? Gimmie a 1911 any day of the century. It’s not as clumsy or random as that little blaster, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

  6. Depending on the political inclinations of the author… could be implying a wish more than anything else. That wish being that in the future all guns will be useless turds.

  7. The R51 might be the perfect gun for the cover. Companies beta testing 1st gen garbage on the consumer is a growing trend.

  8. TheBlaze has an interview of the author.
    http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/08/14/the-conversation-with-a-former-gang-member-that-changed-the-worldview-of-this-pro-gun-author/

    As part of that interview, he read a quote from his book that was from a gang member

    The only way I can see to change this is to empower the individual…to carry concealed. And then your mother or that store owner or whomever is on par — is equal to that gang member and so on who is carrying that gun illegally. And you’ve just then brought mature people who know how to responsibly handle guns…into that society to be good examples of gun owners…and you’ve changed the whole social dynamic then of that idea of the gun in those bad neighborhoods.

  9. Unless the authors premise was that future guns will be reincarnations of century old designs that didn’t fare well in their own day, and then are summarily rushed to market without a shred of quality control I’d go with a big fat no.

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