Let’s say you’re minding your own business in your yard. You’ve just fired up the barbecue in preparation of smoking a few racks of babybacks, perhaps enjoying an adult beverage or two and generally enjoying your own existence. But suddenly, a pistol-packing drone appears over your back fence – which gun do you grab? . . .
As you may have noticed, we’ve been running reader polls in our right side column for a few months now. The latest — a face-off between two venerable do-it-all shotguns — got the biggest response yet. After over 12,000 votes, Mossberg’s 500 edged out Remington’s 870 in a 52-48 barn-burner. OK, if that had been a presidential election result, Mossberg would be declaring it a landslide win and claiming a mandate, but that’s close in our book. Our latest poll pits two of the two most popular military movies to come out recently and it’s neck-and-neck so far. Do as you would in Chicago – vote early and vote often!
If you’ve suffered through any of my YouTube videos, you probably know that I do most of my shooting in the woods of N’Idaho. It’s public land, which means I can’t leave targets out there. So ideally the targets I use set up and break down fairly quickly — no Hickok45-style steel range for me. Coming to the rescue to solve those boring target blues, AutoTargets looks like it’s going to provide a ton of interest and target shooting excitement while still setting up quickly. At least physically, that is, because the Android app gives you full control over. . .
There’s a new show launching on the Syfy channel called “Killjoys,” and while I’m very excited to see Syfy actually moving back to producing proper science fiction programming, the more interesting thing might be their armorer’s choice of weaponry. Syfy has a habit of picking existing futuristic firearms to feature prominently in their shows, guns like the Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine’s prolific appearance in the Battlestar Galactica reboot. This time, it’s IWI’s TAVOR rifle that appears to be taking the lead role — at least in the pre-production stills, that is.