Where do we start with this one? I guess we can start with the fact that a man spray-painting a V on the wall at a school board meeting is inherently dangerous. Anyone with a modicum of situational awareness should have headed for the door at that point, or at least started planning a way out of that room. When the gun came out, it was definitely time to leave. So . . . why wasn’t there a rush for the doors? Gunman Clay Duke actually looks back into the room and tells the remaining occupants to leave. Why is anyone still there? Fight, flight or freeze response, of course. Watch as one of the witnesses ambles out of the room, talking as she goes. Wow. Make the jump for more WTF . . .
My initial review of the Ruger SR40 condemned the gun’s trigger an epic fail. Not only was the SR40’s trigger horrible in and of itself—gritty, stacky and unpredictable—it was a sick joke compared to the fantabulous go-pedal on the Ruger SR9c. The SR40’s trigger was so ergonomically disastrous that I returned the handgun to Ruger thinking it was a mechanical typo. The second gun was just as bad. So I sent the whole kit and kaboodle to our Gun Doctor, who diagnosed SR40 MKII with a bad case of WTF. There was so much sand in the spring channel that the latch couldn’t compress. And despite Ruger’s claims, the SR40’s trigger parts were not the same as the SR9c’s. The good Doctor advised me to send the weapon to the Ruger mavens at Galloway Precision for a re-do. And so I did. Here’s what Eric Galloway did to the gun . . .