John Boch at gunssavelife.com doesn’t care for the new Taurus Curve. “By all appearances, it seems to be a striker-fired double action semi-auto. It comes with an integral belt clip and can be stuffed right inside the waistband in the appendix, inside-the-waistband carry mode. That kids, is dangerous . . .Would you stuff a loaded Glock down the front of your pants, sans holster, for everyday carry?” Boch is not enamored with the Curve’s lack of sights. “It’s got a (non-intuitively activated) laser and a flashlight, so you can waste precious time activating and the locating the laser on the bad-guy’s shirt (assuming it’s not bright sunlight and he’s wearing dark clothing) before pulling the trigger.” And, last but by no means least, Boch takes issue with Guns & Ammo’s coverage . . .
Upon reading it, we couldn’t help but think back to that fictional CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer review and wonder if a similar discussion took place between Guns & Ammo executives and the writers. “Hey man, Taurus has inked a huge ad contract with us for the next few months to promote this new pistol they’ve come out with called ‘The Curve’. Can you take it out and write something up as a feature article to go with the cover photo we’re going to do for them?”
As we at Guns Save Life receive zero dollars in ad revenues from Taurus USA, we’re going to call a turd a turd.
Which is exactly what Boch’s article says in the title: TAURUS TURD: Guns & Ammo loves Taurus’ new Taurus Curve, a curved .380 pocket pistol. This did not sit well with G&A. Tough titty, you say? We’ll sue, G&A’s Online Shooting Editor (who seems to have taken his job title a tad too literally) via Facebook.
Nov 20th, 8:17am
To Whom it May Concern,
Regarding your website’s illegal use of our photography and slanderous statements about our publication (Guns & Ammo), you have until Nov. 21, 2014 at 8 a.m. CT to remove all content from your website that was stolen and/or improperly quoting our publication.
If the material is not removed by that time, we will seek legal action immediately.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Online Shooting Editor
2 News Plaza
Peoria, IL 61614
Boch says he ain’t backing down. He called Gibson. The two men forgot to discuss the fact that slander is spoken (libel is written). G&A refused to provide damning deets.
I called him to get some specifics of how I slandered them in calling their story on the new Taurus gun what it was: a puff piece.
Dusty’s reply: “I’m going to have to defer to my publisher on that.”
Just another nail in the coffin of the dead tree gun press, I reckon. Meanwhile, hats off to John Boch for telling the truth about guns (as he sees it), and sticking to his guns.