Remember the R.I.P. round? It’s the jagged-edge handgun round that’s designed to fragment on impact. Richard Ryan got his hands on a new product from those guys, the 300 RIPOUT, which as you might imagine, is a similar idea in a 300 Blackout round, and of course, he does some slow-mo awesomeness. Read on for more . . .
Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Austin, Texas. The Riverside Campus of Austin Community College was locked down at 4:08 p.m. this afternoon following a report of a man brandishing a gun at a library near the campus. After the announcement of the lockdown, the ACC District Police conducted a “thorough search of all buildings and premises, and deemed them safe.” By 4:39, Austin police had determined that the man was not a threat, and the lockdown was lifted. My question is, how thorough can a search be, if it was completed before they even got the call from police, 31 minutes later?
Over the last year, our man Chris wrote up a series of reviews of steel action targets from Grizzly Targets, culminating in a final review and long-term test update in December. A few days ago, someone (who didn’t claim to be affiliated with Grizzly) dropped a comment in the December post that included a coupon code for 25% off. Since these targets range from a couple to a few hundred bucks each, that’s a not-insignificant discount. The code is TTAG2014, and it’s good through the end of August, according to the comment.
The Department of Justice, specifically the Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be conducting an inventory of the firearm and ammunition holdings of all federal agencies soon. One big reason for the check is to address fears by some about the purchase and stockpiling of the items by some divisions of the government. Folks have recently called attention to ammunition purchase proposals by organizations such as the U.S. Postal Service, the IRS, and the Department of Education. The last inventory of this type was conducted in 2008, and found that the federal government employed about 120,000 armed officials at 73 agencies — four-fifths of whom worked within the Justice Department or for the various branches of the Department of Homeland Security.
Some more RatedRR, because it’s awesome.