Three Guns TTAG Recommends: Jon Wayne Taylor Edition

Jon Wayne Taylor (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

RF asked which three guns I recommend to someone without reservation. They had to be currently made, and I limited myself to the lower middle end of the price range. That cut out a whole lot of very good guns. Still, this question was a pretty easy one to answer. There are at least three guns that I recommend, regularly, without hesitation, to any skill level shooter. Note: there are no shotguns on this list. Yes, I think everyone should own a pump-action shotgun, but there isn’t a mid priced manufacturer out there that I’ve seen perform universally well, like the guns below . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Assume Your Attacker is a Rational Human Being [Video NSFW]

Gun gurus warn against drugged-up perps who possess super-human strength or imperviousness to pain. Be that as it may, it behooves any armed American to understand that an attacker may seem “normal” but be out of his head on drugs. You cannot assume that an attacker will act rationally when you present them with a logical alternative to ballistic perforation. As always. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Create as much of it as possible, as soon as possible. And don’t hesitate to shoot if you are imminent in danger of death or grievous bodily harm. Remember: a perp may choose to attack when it makes no sense to do so.


NBC: “The Truth About Guns And Gun Control”

We were a little worried when Glenn Beck published a book entitled Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns. Turns out it it had nothing to do with the truth about The Truth About Guns. In this case, with NBC hijacking our catchphrase, we’re more than happy to leave our lawyers chained up. ‘Cause this segment actually does . . . wait for it . . . tell the truth about guns. “The gun show loophole,” the availability of automatic firearms, stats about firearms-related suicides, and the fact that gun control advocates are disguising their desire for civilian disarmament. Well, not that last one. But the truth will set them back. If you know what I mean.


Three Guns Recommended by TTAG – RF Edition


TTAG’s gun reviews are our bread and butter. (Our news blogs are the turkey, mayonnaise and sea salt.) We’re privileged to shoot and review so many firearms on your behalf. While I don’t get much trigger time — too busy making sandwiches — I get a lot more than most. Again, grateful. Here are three guns I recommend without (m)any reservations, with links to TTAG’s reviews . . .

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy on Guns: The Facts Are Not with Him

Senator Chris Murphy (courtesy

By Steve Sanetti, republished from The National Shooting Sports Foundation:

Last year, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut was “awarded” the highest number of “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column for comments about gun violence in America. Murphy claimed that “Since Sandy Hook, there has been a school shooting, on average, every week,” and Fact Checker ranked the statements . .

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School Shootings: What We’ve Learned


Tom McHale writes [via]

What if I told you that all of the mass and school shootings over the past 20 years or so could have been done, to equal effect, by a murderer using a 150-year old lever action rifle? You know, the same kind that was commonly used in the Civil War? Or, what if I told you that the majority of mass shootings could have been done, again to the same effect, with a 170-year old single-shot Sharps-type rifle? That rifle was invented 13 years before the Civil War began. In the collective rush to “fix” the problem of these types of unspeakable crimes . . .

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What Does Donald Trump’s Relationships With Women Say About His Stance on Gun Rights?

Donald Trump and Aviles Santiago (courtesy

Is a politician’s — or potential politician’s — relationships with women fair game for journalists? The New York Times thinks so. Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private is based on “over 50” interviews with women who’ve interacted with the real estate mogul. It adds fuel to the fire of those stoking accusations of misogyny against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Mr. Trump’s first wife’s accusation that her husband raped her is, perhaps, the most serious. Here’s the thing . . .

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Tennessean Journo Natalie Neysa Alund: I Cry For Child Victims of Gun Violence

“Not too long ago I covered crime in Oakland, Calif.,” crime beat journalist Natalie Neysa Alund reveals. “It wasn’t an anomaly to cover youths being killed in the city, where the streets are mean and poverty flourishes. When I took this job covering crime and breaking news in Nashville last year, I thought I’d get a break from seeing children die. I was wrong.” Like gun control advocates, Ms. Alund’s reference to “children” includes . . .

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University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary: Why I Oppose Campus Carry

University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary (right) (courtesy

From a interview with University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary:

To get a concealed weapons permit in the State of Florida, all you have to do is go to any gun show or go to a class that may last 45 minutes and you get a permit. You don’t even have to pull the trigger of a gun, you don’t have to fire a round or demonstrate proficiency and then there is never a recertification. As long as you keep paying, you could actually go blind and still have your concealed weapons permit. It’s a disgrace and the biggest problem is . . .

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God, Locke, Philosophy, Science, And Oh Yeah, The Second Amendment

The Big Picture: On the Origin of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself :

SamAdams1776 writes [via]

I stopped reading Scientific American some time ago, when it became apparent they had become a shill for left-wing, bad science like anthropogenic climate change, and sustainability. However, my phone news app caught my attention with this title: “Godless Universe: A Physicist Searches for Meaning in Nature.” In the article which discusses this new book, “The Big Picture: On the Origin of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself,” by one Sean Carroll, the article’s writer interviews Carroll, who is hopefully a more competent scientist than he is a philosopher . . .

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Jorge Sprave: Speargun for Self-Defense!

I wouldn’t recommend a speargun for self-defense; a jury might consider it a bit . . . cruel. Then again, gun laws deny millions of law=abiding citizens their natural, civil and (in America) Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear firearms. If that’s the way you roll, for whatever reason, needless to say, Herr Sprave’s +p++ and two-shot version offers improved penetration. It’s a clever innovation for those of you who think you might have to recreate Thunderball on land. Just remember to laugh maniacally.