Last year, Trijicon won our coveted TTAG Reader’s Choice Awards for their 300 BLK ACOG. This year Aimpoint’s taking home the proverbial optical bacon for their Aimpoint Micro T-2. As the press release [below] points out, the all-new-from-the-ground-up Micro T-2 builds on the success of their already outstanding Micro T-1. The Micro T-2 boasts “a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti – reflective device, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.” In other words . . .
One of the benefits of being a lame duck is that you can vote the way you really want without concern for how it will be viewed by your (soon-to-be-former) constituents. Thus today’s confirmation of dedicated anti-gunner Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. The pro-Murthy vote was 51-43, meaning he wouldn’t have been approved without the Democrats having invoked the “nuclear option” allowing the president’s nominations to slip by with a simple majority rather than the former standard of 60 votes . . .
In Tacna, Arizona, I saw this fellow openly carrying what appears to be a stainless steel Colt Mustang in .380. He told me he’d served in the Marine Corps, as indicated by the tattoo. He was driving the four-wheeler, which can be licensed for dual use, on and off road, in Arizona, a capability not available in many Eastern states. Notice the folding, lock-back pocket knife clipped in his front right pocket. It’s a snapshot of freedom that has been chipped away in much of America. Only two or three generations ago . . .
Regular readers know that TTAG is wary about linking to anything coming from infowars.com – especially as we just asked you if we should delete Loony Tunes conspiracy theory comments from our comments section. The video above overcame our reticence. The unidentified Spokane Valley [WA] Sheriff above clearly states that his peeps need an MRAP to deal with the threat posed by “constitutionalists” and “a lot of people that stockpile weapons, lots of ammunition.” I don’t know about you, but the NSA does. And they know I’m guilty on both counts – although I’d like a legal definition of “lots” to see if I qualify for a visit from my friendly neighborhood SWAT team. TTAG tipster RA has this to say about that . . .
Virginia may be for lovers, but not lovers of firearms freedom. Governor McAuliffe has introduced a raft of firearms bills which would curtail gun rights in Old Dominion. The official press release (after the jump) provides all the disarmament deets, wrapped-up in the usual public safety blather. While the GOP controlled legislature ain’t going there, McAuliffe had to; former New York City Mayor and current Everytown for Gun Safety anti-ballistic bully boy Michael Bloomberg was a major donor to McAuliffe’s 2013 gubernatorial campaign . . .
Bigger isn’t always better. There are definitely circumstances where a 24x scope with a Horus reticle isn’t the right tool for the job, and something smaller (and cheaper) will suffice. Especially for close range targets and lightweight rifles, having a small red dot mounted on the gun instead of a scope or even an EOTech sight might be a better idea. Meopta is a European optics manufacturer who has been in the business since 1933, and they’ve come out with a new red dot specifically for those times when a scope is simply overkill: the Meosight III . . .
Over the course of the last week, TTAG asked our Armed Intelligentsia to vote for their favorite new products of 2014. Over a thousand readers responded to our call. So now we’re proud to announce TTAG’s Readers’ Choice Award winners for 2014. Our first winner is in the new-for-2014 ammunition category: Winchester’s W Train & Defend ammo. W T&D won the award by an impressive 30 percent margin. And for good reason . . .
“At least four people are dead after shootings in three communities near Philadelphia in what a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation says appears to be a domestic dispute. The gunman shot and killed his former wife and then shot and killed other members of his family at a different location Monday morning, the official said.” That’s from CNN. Other reports differ in the details and indicate the shooter may be barricaded. As always, known knowns and unknown knowns will be mixed with speculation and unadulterated bovine byproduct until long after the situation is over. Stay tuned.
The Laura Croftian model above is Laura Elizabeth Gomez, a Facebook friend from Barcelona. Laura’s worked at Zona de Airsoft.com; she knows a thing or two about gun safety. And yet, there she is, with her fingers on the trigger. Some photographers demand trigger finger placement on the go-pedal; they believe it gives the resulting image immediacy. But I’m a safety first, sexy second kinda guy. I swear. What’s your take: trigger finger on the slide for models or what are you kidding who gives a damn and why are you putting sexist clickbait on a serious Second Amendment website when you swore you weren’t going to?
(This is a reader gun review contest entry, click here for more details – enter by December 26th!)
By Donald Urbatsch
When dad suggested that we take a trip to Africa for some hunting I had to find an appropriate caliber rifle for the task. There are plenty of big game rifles to choose from on the market and if I wanted to have any money left over to pay for my hunt, I had to find the economy option. This brings us to the Hawkeye African from Ruger with an MSRP of $1199 and a street price about thee hundred dollars less, making this an attractive buy when compared to the big money commanded by some other rifle makers . . .
I hope this image is incendiary to all the citizens of Australia who enabled civilian disarmament, leaving themselves defenseless against criminals, crazies and terrorists. I hope it’s incendiary to the American antis who use any example of “gun violence” to lobby for limitations on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. But no, it won’t be. Not in the way I’d like. Now that the attack is over (police stormed the Sydney cafe), the American and Australian antis will use this incident to continue their crusade against common sense armed self-defense. So I find this image and its inevitable aftermath incendiary. You? [h/t PetitionForRedress]