Question of the Day: What Does This Video Prove?

The two knuckleheads who made this video call it a “social experiment.” That’s probably generous. Perhaps they set out the see if there was a racial component to the reactions of people at whose feet a gun is dropped as they stroll down the avenue. Maybe they thought the gun tossers’ fashion choices would matter. One of the gat droppers is dressed more business casually than is the other dood with the backwards baseball cap. Not that there’s really any discernible difference in the reactions of the passers by in this small sample. If this proves anything, it’s that no one wants to be around people who are recklessly cavalier with their firearms. And that a surprising number of them are willing to help someone who asks for it. What’s your take?


Question of the Day: How Long Does It Take You To Get To Your Gun?

Home carry, people. Home carry. Because when seconds count you’re self-defense firearm is — how far away? As yesterday’s Defensive Gun Use of the Day proved, the time it takes to bring your firearm to bear on the bad guy or guys can be the difference between life and death. To drive the point home (so to speak), please time your gun retrieval process for us. Unload your home defense firearm, safety check it, safety check it again and replace it its usual location. Time how long it takes you to go from your front door to your bedroom, gun safe, wherever your gat may be, and back to the front door. Keeping the firearm pointed in a safe direction. I made the sprint in 29 seconds, from a standing start. [Dr. Petit was lying on the sofa when two felons broke into his basement, climbed the stairs and beat him senseless with a baseball bat] Post your result below.


Question of the Day: What’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Shot?

Thankfully, most ranges are more accessible than the one in SilencerCo’s latest video. Otherwise even fewer gun owners would take their heaters out for a stroll than currently do. That said, the Arizona desert redoubt featured in the video looks like all kinds of fun. And it certainly appears that a good time was had by all. We all have our favorite places to shoot. Some because they’re close, some because they’re cheap, some because they have all the amenities. What’s the best place you’ve ever sent lead down range?


Question of the Day: How Can a Young Vet Fight Firearm Stupidity?


By Preston S.

I don’t particularly like firearms. I fired my first one when I joined the military, and my last one shortly before getting out of it. I purchased them while in the military in order to train effectively and often, to meet potential demands for shooting ability. After I got out, I had no reason to own any, so I do not . . .

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Question of the Day: Why is the Mainstream Media Anti-Gun?

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‘First of Two Kansas Girls to Commit Suicide Last Weekend Used a Gun to Kill Herself’‘s headline proclaims. Huh? What difference does that make? Why not ‘Second of Two Kansas Girls to Commit Suicide Last Weekend Didn’t Use a Gun to Kill Herself’? OK, maybe not. But why? Why is the mainstream media so obsessed with guns per se, so knee-jerk anti-gun? You’d think jobbing journos would be smart enough to see governmental violence against free speech in countries with gun control and connect the dots. To see that it’s in their best interest to be pro-gun. So . . . what gives?


Question of the Day: Too Cold to Shoot?

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It’s a wee bit nippy outside at the moment, even here in Texas. Is the cold cramping your style hunting and shooting-wise? What do you do to keep yourself ballistically satisfied during the winter months?


Question of the Day: How Do You Spread the Pro-Gun Gospel?

Kevin Michalowski of USCCA has come up with the idea of stamping dollar bills to let the world know that you’re a responsible gun owner. That’s one way to spread the Second Amendment word to individuals and businesses to let them know we’re out here (and yes, it’s apparently legal). The stamping brainstorm isn’t the first time legal tender’s been used to further the RKBA cause either. Remember the Starbucks two dollar bill campaign? That one didn’t work out quite as well, though the national caffeine dispenser hasn’t banned guns from their stores, no matter what demanding moms may tell you. But it never hurts to let businesses know — in whatever way you can — that there are millions of us, we’ve got money to spend and we’re already their customers. How do you spread the 2A-word?


Question of the Day: How Do You Choose Your Hunting Round?


A lot of thought should be given to the proper cartridge/bullet for the wild game you’re after. Harvesting deer, elk, bear, etc. should be quick, clean and humane. As in all things many of the Armed Intelligentsia have strong opinions on the subject. Let’s give some thoughts to what you’re shooting and why . . .

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Question of the Day: What’s the Stupidest Thing You’ve Ever Seen a Gun Owner Do?

I don’t expect ANYONE to watch three hours of the above video, not even the mothers of any of those involved. If they did, I imagine they would be Moms Demand A Good Spanking For Safety Violations. Not having sampled more than five minutes, I am reliably informed that beer drinking precedes gun handling at the five minute mark, one of the commentators points a GLOCK hither and yon at around 17 minutes in (and pulls the trigger without clearing the weapon) and another participant waves a Kel-Tek SUB2000 around “like crazy” at 50 mins in. What’s the worst safety violation you’ve ever seen?


Question of the Day: Is the AR Market Bottoming Out? from KYGunCo

TTAG has frequently mentioned the cooling off of demand and, therefore, prices since the post-Newtown buying spree. We have definitely seen ammunition — especially 5.56 — and black rifle prices dropping since last spring. Seems like everyone bought their fill (and then some) and now it’s much harder to move the now-plentiful products. At any rate, I received a Veteran’s Day sale e-mail from Primary Arms on the 6th, which contained the stripped lower pictured above. Is $39.99 a new record low price for a forged lower? How about this Bushmaster Carbon 15 Optics Ready Carbine, with Pmag, from Kentucky Gun Co. for $378.88 after $50 rebate. When was the last time you saw a complete AR-15 priced this low? With or without the $50 back in the mail?



Question of the Day: What’s Your Gun? Why?

Yes, yes. You’ve got more than one gun. The vast majority of Armed Intelligentsia members own at least three firearms: a pistol, rifle and shotgun. A plurality own several of each. Maybe even an arsenal! But which is YOUR gun? You know: the one firearm with which you could not do. The one gun you’d keep if “they” (e.g., the government, your wife) only let you keep one. Despite the Wilson Combat nestled on my hip, despite my deep emotional attachment to my Smith & Wesson 686, despite the SHTF-suitability of my Grizzly Custom Guns .357 lever gun, my one gun would be . . . my FNS-9. I know a handgun ain’t gonna put food on the table (unless I get a job in security or start gang banging). But I’m an urban Jew, for Chrissakes. Close-quarter personal protection is the center of my ballistic universe. But enough about me; now about you. What’s your [one] gun?