Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Ignacio Galvan [Not Shown]

Yo Ignacio? So you buy the gun ten years ago, before you have your first child, but somehow forget where you stashed it? Whereupon your eight-year-old son decides he needs some extra cash, takes it to school (loaded no less) and sells it to another student.  Taurus might not be the finest nameplate in firearms, but the buyer sure got a great deal. His $3 purchase even included a spare magazine and the all-important serial number delete option (it was scratched off). The potential buyer thought it was a toy until he showed it to Mom. Who then brought the weapon back to school (huh?) officials who in turn called the police . . .

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Navy SEAL’s “Team Six” Kills Osama Bin Laden

Are there any tougher, bad-ass warriors than America’s special forces groups? By now you’ve heard that the last thing to go through Osama Bin Laden’s mind was most likely a NATO 5.56 round.  In a lighting strike that took only forty minutes, a team of Navy SEALs assaulted a fortified compound in Abbotobad, about 50 miles from Pakistan’s capitol of Islamabad. A firefight ensued in which they dispatched four goblins including Bin Laden and his son. One woman who was used as a human shield (did you expect any less?) was also killed . . .

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Question of the Day: IWB or OWB?

The main reason I carry Outside the Waistband (OWB): me. Too much of me. As a result of my appetite for life (and ice cream), Inside the Waistband (IWB) holsters make a hair shirt seem like silk pajamas. I’m sure members of our Armed Intelligentsia can steer me in the direction of exceptions that prove the rule. Do I want to wear pants even bigger than the embarrassingly large trousers that currently circumnavigate my girth? I do not. And then there’s access. I find that OWB holsters provide the fastest possible access to a firearm—with a good grip. I can start as I mean to finish. Which is SO clearly not the case here (if you can be bothered to look beyond the fact that she’s resting her weak hand on her belt buckle). So, are you an innie or an outie? And how many holsters did it take you to settle on your current rig? Are you done holster hunting?


The Rabbi’s New Toy (Oh Ay Oh): Bowie Tactical Concepts Smith & Wesson M&P

Aside from being a gun guru, the Rabbi was/is a professional photographer. Here’s a snap of his new custom M&P by Bowie Tactical Concepts. The gun’s got grip texturing, a trigger job, two-tone paint, Leopold Deltapoint red dot sight. It also has extra tall suppressor sights to co-witness with the red dot sight. Notice that the rear sight has been moved forward of the red dot. Maybe I can get David to share . . .


Self-Defense Tip: Three Things to Do Before You Shoot Someone

Let me be perfectly clear: these are three things you need to do before you shoot someone who needs shooting. That would be a person or persons who pose an imminent threat of death or grievous bodily harm to you and/or yours. I view these three activities as more than simple common sense. They form as an extremely important “pre-flight” check. If you know you’ve done everything you could not to shoot your attacker or attackers, you can drill them with confidence and clarity of mind and, thus, increased accuracy and decreased personal trauma. I reckon that’s a win – win – win – win – lose. So let’s get started . . .

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