TTAG Gun Reviews
- Jeff on Stand Strong Connecticut
- Charles Solomon on Gun Review: Ruger SR9c
- Rich Grise on Question of the Day: Active Shooter – Run or Shoot?
- John Dennis on Reminder: Vote Your Guns
- Soccerchainsaw on Question of the Day: Active Shooter – Run or Shoot?
In Russia, rail rides you! This ‘Bizon-2′ subgun has a more extensive rail network than the entire United Kingdom. Never heard of the PP-19 Bizon before? You’re not alone . . .
Your eyes don’t deceive you. This AR magwell doesn’t bear the standard of a rampant Colt, the crosshairs and lion of an ArmaLite, or the generic logo of a ‘Your Name Here’ parts-bin AR builder. That’s the FN logo, because this is a new FN-15 carbine . . .
Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle the headline proclaims at the washingtontimes.com. Anyone who knows anything about the history of the M16 > M4 rifle knows that it’s been . . . problematic. Rowan Scarborough’s overview rounds up all the usual suspects: inability to run reliability without constant cleaning, overheating issues, barrel failure and a lack of “stopping power” at distance (to name a few). The report cites battle failures and names names: the politicians and pencil pushers who protected Colt’s contract to supply our armed forces with an [arguably] inadequate firearm. Oh wait. It doesn’t. The Wanat debacle? Unearthed in 2010. In fact, Scarborough eases off the gas almost as soon as he begins: “The Times interviewed two active-duty special operations troops who noted flaws but expressed love for the Colt-developed gun.” Colt didn’t respond to the Times’ requests for an interview. So what did we learn? Google is your friend, as is a soldier-customized, well-maintained rifle. That is all.
“The images appear to show the live animals strung up as targets moments before being shot during a course at Nato’s training facilities in Jaegerspris, Denmark,” dailyexpress.co.uk reports. “The pigs are shot by marksmen to replicate battlefield wounds so military medical staff including British Army doctors can train in emergency surgery. The so-called Operation Danish Bacon has been described as ‘impossible to justify medically, ethically and educationally’ by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) said.” Outed by the animal lovers, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) did their best . . .
Is it me or has Kyle slipped out of ironic self-parody into something roughly akin to real gun reviews? Gunblast without the beard, with a slow motion camera and some cheap targets. I thought the whole point of the FPS schtick was that the faux Russian wasn’t your average YouTube gun guy. That he was “reviewing” guns purely in terms of their ability to create ballistic mayhem. The destruction and explosions were the point of the exercise – not whether or not the guns were well-made or reliable. In Russia well-made gun shoots you. Like that. The fact that Kyle pulls a Wizard of Oz on the burning car in the background tells me he’s lost his lust for life. Hey FPS. Screw Twitter. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org to produce your Elvis Comeback Special. I love you, bro.
According to 12 News an unnamed man was cited by Beaumont, Texas police on Saturday while standing in front of a gun store and wearing a banana suit…with an AK slung across his back. Nothing to see here, officers: the man was working for the store’s owner. Notice I said cited, not arrested: the man was also waving a placard with an arrow, directing customers to the ‘Grand Re-Opening’ sale for the Golden Triangle Tactical store. This open display of commerce apparently violates a Beaumont municipal ordinance, which bans soliciting business while on or alongside a roadway . . .