Unboxing the TrackingPoint XS2 Smart Rifle

Take it from a guy whose big toe is only now starting to be presentable after I dropped a 28 lbs. CaseCruzer rifle case on my foot, that is one seriously large rifle case. Then again, the $22,500 TrackingPoint XS2 Smart Rifle is one seriously sophisticated piece of kit. News to me: the batteries powering the scope last three hours. It might just be me but when the TrackingPoint guy said “Don’t let that cable get loose” (5:20) I immediately thought of Dr. Egon Spenglen’s admonition “Don’t cross the streams.” Speaking of which, who’s going to be the first to put this thing into an action movie? Will it be Bourne again? Here’s hoping.

 

Take it from a guy whose big toe is only now starting to be presentable after I dropped a 28 lbs. CaseCruzer rifle case on my foot, that is one seriously…

Rack a Gun on the Bad Guy? Really?

At 2:00 in to the video above, defensive tactics instructor Richard Nance proves that he’s a better man than I, Gunga Din. OK, you probably knew that already. But I reckon that using the bad guy’s body to tap – rack your firearm (before shooting him) elevates an armed self-defender from an operator to a Bourne-again superhero. Still, how many of us have practiced bringing our gun to bear on the bad guy when we’ve been knocked ass over teakettle? How likely is that to happen in a violent assault? Well exactly.

At 2:00 in to the video above, defensive tactics instructor Richard Nance proves that he’s a better man than I, Gunga Din. OK, you probably knew that already. But I reckon…

Hawaii: This Is The Gun Control Paradise They’re Looking For

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  Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District. In her HuffPo pro gun control polemic Hawaii Has Shown That Gun Control Works, Hanabusa paints a picture of a gun…

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Behind Enemy Lines: CAGV Conference on “Gun Violence Prevention”

  As regular readers know, TTAG regularly posts press releases from the gun control industry: MAIG, The Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Disarmament, The President of the United States, etc. We…

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Guns in Schools? Anti-Gun New York Times Just Can’t Help Itself

  TTAG gets dozens of emails a day directing us to news stories about guns. (Thank you.) In most cases, we get links to anti-gun diatribes and heavily slanted news…

Question of the Day: What if the Kenyan Mall Shooting Happened Here?

I meandered through the mall the other night. I was checking for changes in shoppers’ situational awareness or security, post-Kenya mall massacre. Needless to say, no. Shoppers’ heads were most definitely not on a swivel (as we armchair ninjas are wont to say). The mall cops were out and about, but in nor greater number or higher state of alert. It occurred to me that the mall offered plenty of cover and concealment and lots of points of egress. The Westgate Mall in Nairobi had only two ways in and out (a third was closed). Security check points. So . . . what if the Kenyan mall shooting happened here?

I meandered through the mall the other night. I was checking for changes in shoppers’ situational awareness or security, post-Kenya mall massacre. Needless to say, no. Shoppers’ heads were most…

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BREAKING: Islamist Terrorists Slaughter 50 Students at Nigerian college

Now that the Kenya mall massacre has caught the attention of the world, the “other” attacks by Islamist terrorists have begun to rise further up the Google News food chain….

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What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

Hi Robert- I’m just wondering- When someone gets shot in this country- does it bother you- How about if someone you love got shot- How about in the face- What…

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“Roy there was no violation of his 2nd amendment. That is a strange angle to try and put on great police work.”

The Methuen, Massachusetts police department posted about a multi-agency gun bust on their Facebook page. Judging from his reaction to commentators (in the space provided), Chief Solomon doesn’t seem to…

7th Grader Suspended for 2″ Arcade Toy Gun

A Rhode Island seventh grader has been suspended for bringing a tiny toy gun to school. Meanwhile, here in Texas, your humble scribe serves as a lunch monitor at a local elementary school. The kids are playing a new game called “guns.” Two kids face each other, seated. They tap their thighs, then bring their hands up. If their guns are cocked (if they’d tapped their thighs previously and pointed their gun fingers at the sky), they can shoot the other player. Unless the other player has his or her hands across their chest (“shield”). Shoot a shield? Tap thighs, try again. Don’t forget to cock your guns. It’s fast. And yes girls and boys play. And no, the teachers and administrators don’t say a word. Two Americas.

A Rhode Island seventh grader has been suspended for bringing a tiny toy gun to school. Meanwhile, here in Texas, your humble scribe serves as a lunch monitor at a…

Some say that the NRA welcomes the dead-in-the-water U.N. Small Arms Treaty; fears of a U.N. gun grab are a money spinner for the gun rights group. Yes well, the NRA has plenty o’ cash as it is. Anyone who doesn’t believe that the NRA stands solidly against anything that erodes Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms hasn’t spent two hours in a cigar bar with one its execs. Still . . . is the NRA “over-selling” the Treaty’s dangers to feather its nest, as prospect.org maintains? Who cares about the U.N. Small Arms Trade Treaty anyway?

Question of the Day: Who Cares About the U.N. Small Arms Treaty?

Some say that the NRA welcomes the dead-in-the-water U.N. Small Arms Treaty; fears of a U.N. gun grab are a money spinner for the gun rights group. Yes well, the…

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Failed MA Senate Candidate: I Was Wrong to Oppose Assault Weapons Ban

  Gabriel Gomez ran for Senate in Massachusetts, a state so blue Smurfs can hide in plain sight. For some reason—whether to realize future political aspirations or simple to make…

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