Battle of Gate Pā Replica Maori Shotguns for Sale

“To mark the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā exact replicas of the shotguns used by Maori warriors will be available for history fanatics and gun enthusiasts to own,” nzherald.co.nz reports. “The Pukehinahina Charitable Trust has decided to sell its collection of 20 handcrafted tupara, or double-barrel shotguns, which were manufactured in Italy and assembled in New Zealand.” With “carvings on the butt” from Thailand. Kidding. As for the battle itself, the Brits got their you-know-whats handed to them. wikipedia.org:

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“To mark the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā exact replicas of the shotguns used by Maori warriors will be available for history fanatics and gun enthusiasts to…

New Snap-On LaserMax Manta-Ray AR Light at NRA Show

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I’m not sure how many TTAG readers hanker for a light for their AR. If you do, you might want this one. The new $219 LaserMax Manta-Ray (a.k.a., LRM-M) features “adjustable brightness and a unique light signature.”…

Guns for Beginners: Don’t Catch a Falling Gun

Some things seem so obvious they don’t need saying. Only when it comes to guns, they do. For example, “always keep a firearm pointed in the safest possible direction.” “Make sure your gun is completely unloaded before cleaning it.” “Don’t leave a gun where a toddler can get it.”  There are other more obscure — but equally common sense-based — gun handling rules. For example, “Don’t spin a loaded revolver on your finger.” “Don’t shoot an AK-47 at a wedding party.” Oh, and add to that list, “don’t catch a falling gun.” While that advice seems worthy of a “duh,” careful! You need to think about this . . .

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Some things seem so obvious they don’t need saying. Only when it comes to guns, they do. For example, “always keep a firearm pointed in the safest possible direction.” “Make sure…

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Fast and Furious Investigation Slow and Tedious

FirearmsCoalition.org writes [via AmmoLand.com] Since December 2010 the government program known as Operation Fast and Furious has morphed into a program that could be accurately labeled as Operation Slow and Tedious. The objective is to…

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Carrying a Gun and Being a Fireman – Two Sides of the Same Coin [Contest Entry]

By Jonathan Tracy I became a firefighter because of the tragic events on September 11th, 2001. It’s a trope, I know, but that was the day I decided I would…

Javonnie James Tate: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day

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Criminals gotta criminal. I don’t approve, but there it is. The problem with a lot of criminals: they’re not the sharpest tools in the box. Drive-by shootings, for example, are…

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Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: JR

In the same way that George Costanza has different names for his daily clothing selections, JR calls this selection ‘functional vintage.’ All we know is that the Kahr CW9 carried…

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: When Was Your “First Time”?

The young lady — disappointingly on the right — is against guns. Surprise! She’s never touched one. I can relate. Thanks to my anti-gun Mom, “gun free” liberal community and Quaker school, the first real gun…

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NRA Response To Obama “Smart Gun” Push, Soc. Sec. Reporting

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) issued the following statement on President Obama’s latest gun control push: President Obama’s obsession with gun control knows no boundaries,” said…

President Obama: “Smart Guns” for Feds! Later, Soon

The current President of the United States posted the following on his Facebook page re: his new “smart gun initiative”:

I want to update you on some important progress we’ve made to protect our communities from gun violence. As I said in January, these commonsense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one? We should be doing everything we can to save lives and spare families the pain and unimaginable loss too many Americans have endured. First, we’ve jumpstarted the development of smart gun technology . . .

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The current President of the United States posted the following on his Facebook page re: his new “smart gun initiative”: I want to update you on some important progress we’ve…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Spectre of Sexism

“Whether Dr. Swann would have or should have revealed more skin does not matter to me. I was let down when she defended 007 with a shot to the big…

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TTAG Daily Digest 4.29.26 – Pro(ish) Gun Jezebel, Minorities on Guns, and Absorbent Projectiles

It Was Me and a Gun – “So I sat at home on a Saturday, scrolling through photos my husband had taken of me at the range while I unwittingly…