SIG P226 Legion vs. Arex REX zero 1 Torture Test

Earlier this year I reviewed the Arex REX zero 1 S, giving it four stars. Bottom line: it’s every bit as nice as a SIG with more features at just…

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Mind the Reactionary Gap

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A Sudanese refugee named Omer Ismail Ali found himself rapidly and promiscuously perforated by a police officer in Kelso, Washington recently. Ali assumed room temperature shortly after storming into a…

Question Of The Day: Do Depressing Gun Ads Actually Sell Guns?

High-concept, high production value video ads aren’t new. Hornady had their silly Zombie Max ammo videos a few years ago, and Ka-Bar recently joined them in undead-themed video amusement. The wordless video shown here is in a whole different category, though: the scenery is straight from the nihilistic The Road and the soundtrack is straight from Fallout 3.

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High-concept, high production value video ads aren’t new. Hornady had their silly Zombie Max ammo videos a few years ago, and Ka-Bar recently joined them in undead-themed video amusement. The…

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Two AKs And A Broken-Down Truck: What Would MacGyver Do?

Desperate situations are kind of like Frank Zappa. Not because they vomit onstage, but because they tend to inspire all kinds of brilliant, slightly dangerous and often downright disturbing spectacles….

I know this is a long video, but the cringes you’ll feel (as these LASD marksmen shoot chalk from each others’ fingers and cigars from each others’ mouths) will be worth it . . .

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1936 LA Sheriff’s Department Video: Don’t Try This At Home

I know this is a long video, but the cringes you’ll feel (as these LASD marksmen shoot chalk from each others’ fingers and cigars from each others’ mouths) will be…

Self-Defense Tip: Keep Firing Until The Threat Is Neutralized

And try to ignore the screaming.

(H/t to my dear wife, who never would have found this for me if she didn’t watch Glee.)

 

And try to ignore the screaming. (H/t to my dear wife, who never would have found this for me if she didn’t watch Glee.)  

When this unnamed security guard signed on to surf the graveyard shift at a 24-hour Internet cafe, he probably had no idea he was signing up for an unfriendly, unannounced and very high-stakes Tactical Pistol Challenge Match. With 3:1 odds against him. As the video shows, he was up to the challenge . . .

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Self-Defense Video Quiz: Would You Shoot This Well Under Pressure?

When this unnamed security guard signed on to surf the graveyard shift at a 24-hour Internet cafe, he probably had no idea he was signing up for an unfriendly, unannounced…

 

When Joe Grine and I shot our ‘Muzzle Flip‘ video, my old friend took some heat for the way his old-school Modified Weaver stance didn’t exactly nullify what recoil the SIG P6, Glock 17 and Steyr M9 produced.

In response to your criticism, however, I decided to shoot a quick string with the Caracal C using the more modern high-thumb Isosceles hold I’m trying to adopt. The camera does jump around a little bit, but the gun itself has almost no jump at all… (more…)

10 Quick Rounds With the Caracal C: Not Your Daily Dose Of Muzzle Flip

  When Joe Grine and I shot our ‘Muzzle Flip‘ video, my old friend took some heat for the way his old-school Modified Weaver stance didn’t exactly nullify what recoil…

FNH USA has been working on an experimental “personal defense weapon” version of the SCAR, and was showing it off at the NDIA symposium this week. With a little help from David Crane at Defense Review (who also doubled as cameraman for this video) I was able to fire off a couple shots. What did I think? Well, it’s uncomfortable to hold, pretty hard to control, and felt like there were some gasses escaping the back of the receiver and hitting my cheek. But for close quarters combat it seems pretty useful. David has a really good write up of the gun on his website.

Scoop Video! FNH SCAR PDW In Action

FNH USA has been working on an experimental “personal defense weapon” version of the SCAR, and was showing it off at the NDIA symposium this week. With a little help…

Sexy (or Sexist) Post of the Week: Hot Shots 2011 Calendar Shoot.

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God, I love my job. When I grow up, I wanna be a videographer/talent wrangler/assistant whatever on one of these shoots. Holy Mother of All That Is Guaranteed to Get…

I’m not sure this qualifies as “funny” in the conventional sense, but it definitely falls under the category of “weird” or perhaps “bizarre.” This video was created using a service called XtraNormal, which allows you to convert text to computer-generated voices along with 3D-rendered figures.  If you watch Red Eye on Fox News late nite, you’ve seen some of this video before. It’s oddly compelling. And I think we might have to look into using their service for some of our TTAG reviews. You never know…

Sunday Morning Funnies: Glock versus XD

I’m not sure this qualifies as “funny” in the conventional sense, but it definitely falls under the category of “weird” or perhaps “bizarre.” This video was created using a service…

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