Category: Question of the Day

Question of the Day: What’s Your Worst Range Injury?

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prbrown09 writes:

I went to the range last night and a .380 case pegged my son in the face about 10 feet away from the firing line. It was very weird as most of the brass my friend was slinging was flying at a “normal” arc, rate and distance. The one that hit him came out very hard and punctured his face. I wouldn’t have expected this kind of damage from a small caliber casing – the rim did the damage from impact, rather than a sharp cut from the case. Quick trip to the ER for 5 stitches and he’s all good. Mom’s not very happy, but now the kid has a fun new story to tell. One thing for sure, I will now carry some medical supplies to the range. Have you ever been punctured by a flying case?

Question of the Day: What’s the Most Dangerous Gun in America?

GLOCK 30SF just hanging around (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Today is Rolling Stone day at TTAG. We’re running three posts (including this one) about the magazine’s onslaught of anti-gun articles. The most ridiculous of these: The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America. The article claims to ID “the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders.” SPOILER ALERT! They are – in order – pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and derringers. In other words, guns are the most dangerous guns in America. Small ones more than big ones, although really small ones not so much. Well that’s just dumb. So, what firearms are the most dangerous guns in America – to criminals (obviously)? Let’s choose one and base the answer on lethality. All things being equal, what’s the one firearm that bad guys should fear most?

Question of the Day: How Much Do You Trust Your Ballistic BFF?

I’ve done a fair bit of team training. I’ve never had any problem with my partner(s). Of course, we were training; we were all kitted-up and good to go. But what if you’re lazing around home, out and about or cuddled-up asleep with your armed companion – be it a ballistic bro or a gun-glad gal? Birds of a ballistic feather GLOCK together. So are you confident that he/she would make the right decisions in a defensive gun use? Could you work together as a team? Do you have a mutual plan? Spill!

Question of the Day: Is There a Better Way for Open Carry Advocates to Get Their Point Across?

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The recent kerfuffle in the Lone Star State over Open Carry Texas activists and the seminal picture of the “Chipolte ninjas” got me thinking a bit on the OC situation. I’m of the mindset that OC is tactically a bad idea, but I understand that is a heavily debatable topic. I’m fortunate to live in a state where open carry is available to anyone who can legally own a gun. You need a permit to carry concealed, but open carry is unencumbered. That said, I also happen to live near a couple of states that prohibit open carry and, in fact, can prosecute you for brandishing or even assault if one of your fellow citizens so much as sees your gun tucked in its holster. In those states, concealed means concealed and if you accidentally flash someone a view of your holstered gun, you may have problems . . .

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New from San Tan Gear: ExecPro Armored Bag

The San Tan Gear ExecPro Armored Bag strikes me as a particularly good idea, in that you don’t really lose anything by carrying it. Except $400. But it’s like that shingles shot. If you don’t have it and something bad happens you suddenly realize you would have paid anything to have gotten it in the first place. Only it’s too late. Mind you, I’m not a big fan of off-body carry. At all. But ballistic protection? Sure. Why not?

Question of the Day: Got Ammo?

Winchester .22 (courtesy midwayusa.com)

I’m seeing plenty o’ ammo availability here in Austin, save the eternally elusive .22LR. Got ammo? Before you answer, a new market report – Ammunition (Defense, Homeland Security and Others) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 – 2019 – pegs the market for ammunition globally at $10b by 2019. Transparency Market Research’s press release reckons, “Recently, rising conflicts in several nations due to territorial disputes and growing crime rates across the globe are supporting the growth of ammunition market.” Nothing new there, then. But enough about the globe, now about you: are you stocked-up?

Question of the Day: What’s the Most Operator Operating Operationally Thing You Have/Do?

SIG SAUER suppressed .22 (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Over at our Facebook page, Nick changes the profile pic at will. His latest photo [as above] shows a suppressed SIG SAUER 1911-style .22. Very handy. And speaking of hands, did you notice that the model’s wearing his watch with the dial on the inside of his wrist? That’s the style for operators operating operationally; gun guys who don’t want the bad guys to see their watch’s luminous hands in the dark. So what’s the most tacticool thing you do or own? I reckon my ever-present SureFire light qualifies. And the extra mag I carry in my front pocket. And the razor-sharp Emerson Wave knife nestled in the opposite side pocket. And the combat sights on my Wilson Combat 1911. And my recent force-on-force room clearing training. You?