DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Roll You Own Ammo?

Jon Wayne Taylor loads his own ammo. “Every gun has a load it prefers,” he opines. Well, good for him! And good for those of you who fire hand loads to maximize your gun’s accuracy. I don’t have the personality for the job. I’m not exactly ADD, but I find it difficult to concentrate enough to safely handle the precision that reloading or handloading requires — especially with the constant, often unpredictable demands of single fatherhood posing an ever-present threat of interruption. A man’s gotta know his limitations and all that. Do you roll your own? If so, how did your early experiments go? And do custom loads really make that much of a difference?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Are California Anti-Gun Legislators Evil?

Auschwitz (courtesy

“What is most disturbing to me about this is that one group of people have decided to legislate that millions of otherwise law-abiding, good citizens are going to become felons over night,” TTAG reader Sean in MT writes under 4 of 5 California “Gunpocalypse” Bills Pass Senate. “Isn’t that exactly how Germany stuck it to the Jews in the 1930s? What’s next? Load up the brand new felons onto boxcars and send them off to re-education camps? I’m really disappointed that some of my fellow Americans would gleefully treat other law-abiding Americans with such malice. Stupidity from government I get, but this isn’t stupid. It’s evil.” True?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Why Do (Some) Cops Support Gun Control?

There are political reasons why politically appointed police chiefs of police favor civilian disarmament. Yes but — these guys swear an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution. Second Amendment and all. You’d think America’s top cops — especially rural ones — would want law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, having seen exactly what happens when they don’t. They know that gun control will do nothing to stop bad guys. Do these chiefs really have to line up behind the forces of civilian disarmament to protect their jobs? Or are they, at their root, proto-fascists, happy to have the populace under their proverbial thumb, even if innocent life is lost as a result?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: HOW Are They Coming For Your Guns?


“There’s nothing that will sell guns and ammo faster than a conservative politician frothing at the mouth that Democrats are coming for your guns even though everybody with half a brain knows that it’s simply and absolutely a lie,” Clete Wetli opines over at “This NRA-sponsored baseless rhetoric has become routine in politics because politicians know it works for the segment of their base that’s hoarding MREs and incandescent light bulbs in their basements.” And so on. Nightmare scenario: Hillary Clinton becomes President Pantsuit. How would her administration “come for your guns”?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: What’s YOUR Favorite Pistol?

Colt Competition 1911 Pistol In 9mm (courtesy

“My favorite pistol has always been the 1911. It was the 1st pistol I owned and the one I bought for myself after finishing the Special Forces weapons course in 1989,” retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Daryl Holland writes for [full press release after the jump]. Sgt. Holland’s  new ballistic bestie is a Colt Competition 1911 in 9mm. Note: I’m not asking you to name your favorite carry piece. What’s your very favorite pistol and why?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Do You Have Any Liberal Friends?

The video above was created by The Guardian, the U.K.’s preeminent liberal newspaper/news service. Denied press credentials, reporter Lois Beckett trolled the sidewalk outside the NRA convention asking members “What do liberals get wrong about guns?” It takes all of 54 seconds for Ms. Beckett to present the appropriate OFWG NRA “extremist.” That said, this is an incredibly positive piece. In fact, at 1:08 she finds a unicorn! A progressive NRA gun owner! I knew someone who also fit that description and we were good friends. Do you have any liberal friends? If so, do any of them own guns? And do you debate the issue or just leave it?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Ever Been “Outed” As a Conceal Carrier?

TTAG Publisher Robert Farago (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

I don’t get out much. Nor do I play well with others. But on occasion I’ve been with a group of people — in Austin — who don’t know what I do for a living. There’s always someone who does. And they always reveal my ballistic shtick. Reactions vary. But someone invariably asks if I’m carrying. Sigh. I have a range of answers. “Concealed means concealed.” “Operational security demands discretion.” “No.” “Yes.” Does this happen to you? How do you deal with it?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Are You A Second Amendment Absolutist?

Are you a Second Amendment absolutist? I am. I believe that the Second Amendment prohibits the government from passing ANY law on the right to keep and bear arms. Laws about their use and misuse? Sure. Ownership and carrying? Nope. Not one. If gun control advocates want the government to control guns they need to amend the Second Amendment. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, good luck to my fellow absolutists when it comes to rolling back federal gun control laws, Brady background checks and all. As for as city, town and state governments, them too, as the Second Amendment trumps all. Are you with me? If so, how did you get here?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Got Revolver?

Smith & Wesson 686 at TTAG HQ (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

At the moment, I’m the literal blogger in his pajamas, squirreled away in TTAG’s above-ground bunker. As my PJ’s aren’t suitable for home carry, I’ve got a Smith & Wesson 686 by my side, loaded with Hornady .357 hollow-points. While I own a number of high(er) capacity semi-automatic pistols, I find the Smith an endlessly reassuring firearm. It’s got nothing to do with reliability. It is . . . what it is. A gun. The gun. I can’t really explain it, other than to say I can’t imagine not owning revolvers. Or buying more. Do you share this addiction view? Which revolvers do you own/cherish?

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: This Is The NRA The WaPo Is Looking For


“The NRA, which believe it or not used to be an organization devoted to promoting gun safety and good marksmanship, has succeeded over the last couple of decades in freighting guns with all kinds of cultural associations, making them one of the most powerful markers of identity in American life. They’ve encouraged people to think that gun ownership makes you self-reliant, independent, masculine, strong, capable, and patriotic — and anyone who thinks that 30,000 Americans killed by guns every year is a problem worth addressing must not be any of those things.” – Paul Waldman, Donald Trump’s corrupt bargain on guns [via]