Question Of The Day: When *Don’t* You Tap & Rack?

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“Train Like You Fight” is a firearms training motto we all know by heart, even though few civilians can devoutly follow it.  The idea is a good one, however: if…

Gun Review: Wilson Combat Bill Wilson Carry 1911

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TTAG’s Fearless Leader called me up shortly before I left for Knob Creek. “I’m going to make your day” he said. He’s said this before. The last time an ArmaLite…

Gun Tweet of the Day: “I hit my first clay- kaboom!”

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You may remember Emily Miller as the comely Washington Times writer who decided to blog/report on her quest for a handgun permit in the District of Columbia. Ms. Miller has…

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Obscure Object of Desire: So Obscure It Probably Doesn’t Exist Editon

“Iranian engineers have designed and manufactured an advanced noiseless assault rifle, which can be used in surprise attacks the Fars News Agency reported on Sunday,” tehrantimes.com reports. “The lightweight, 8…

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Baywatch This Edition

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Question of the Day: Was It Me Or Was It The Glock 19?

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I dropped into my friendly neighborhood components dealer last week to buy some exorbitantly priced #8 lead shot. As a commodity, lead seems to have been every bit as good…

According to Hollywood, you shoot a bad guy, they die. Unless they suddenly and unexpectedly come back to life. In which case the good guy shoots them again. And then they die. Here in the real world, bad guys remain animated for quite some time after they’re shot, before they stop pestering people. A homicide detective told me most bad guys stagger around for at least a minute before they collapse. Maybe it just seems that way. Anyway, even without stats (cough 80% survival rate cough), we know guns are not death rays. That’s great news if you’re a good guy who gets shot. It’s not so great news if you’re a good guy attempting to stop a lethal threat through armed self-defense . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Keep Shooting Until the Threat Ceases

According to Hollywood, you shoot a bad guy, they die. Unless they suddenly and unexpectedly come back to life. In which case the good guy shoots them again. And then…

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San Leandro Long Gun Open Carry Event Damp Squib

“The intent was to raise awareness of the legal right of Californians to carry unloaded rifles and shotguns in public,” sfgate.com reports. Well, the media did cover it. That counts…

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Small Semis Suck

I am a small gun guy. I mean, I’m a normal-sized guy who likes small handguns. I have tried to love them. I’ve bought, fired and carried a range of…

Quote of the Day: Run On Rick Perry Edition

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“I wish my son and my daughter were here with us today. They would truly enjoy this, but from my perspective that’s part of America is walking across that hillside…

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OMG! It’s a Man with a Rifle! A RIFLE! OMG OMG! Oh wait . . ..

“For several hours, bewildered Ipswich [MA] residents wondered why so many police cruisers raced through town, as a State Police helicopter hovered in the sky,” boston.com reports. “During the nearly…

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Now THAT’S A Hollowpoint!

As part of a new Barnes Bullets promotion, some of us here at TTAG have been blessed with some badass ballistic benevolence in the form of boxes of bullets.  …