Force Science Institute: Memory of Shooting Inherently Unreliable

According to a Force Science Institute study [full report after the jump], a police officer’s memory after a shooting is highly unreliable. Same goes for you. That’s why you should never agree to a post-defensive gun use police interview without a lawyer present (but do provide details that can help the police apprehend criminals or identify witnesses). “Investigators need to remember that an officer […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Handgun Sling Edition

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: removing your gun from concealment quickly, efficiently and safely is more important than marksmanship. That’s because many if not most defensive gun uses end without a shot fired. The bad guy or guys see an armed self-defender’s gun and decides not to attack. There are dozens of carry systems – […]

Junk Science As Anti-Gun Propaganda

By Robert B. Young, MD Some weeks it’s hard to decide which new anti-gun “study” to dismember. The problem is that there is so much propaganda coming so fast and furiously. It’s like lobbing a lot of crude missiles at a target hoping to do some damage even though none of them are explosive. I can’t recommend […]

Germany Officially Ditches G36 for… HK417?

The long saga of the German Army and their continual disappointment in the Heckler & Koch G36 rifle may finally be at an end. After months of reports about the astoundingly bad accuracy of the G36 when it gets hot (which is any time except for the five minutes around midnight in Afghanistan, it seems) […]

‘Gun Violence’ Never Happens in Sweden. Except When It Does . . .

  Rare Gun Violence Erupts In Stockholm: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Shooting And Stabbing In Sweden the headline at proclaims, forgetting last March’s pub shooting in Gothenburg, the Malmö shootings, a more recent drive-by shooting in the same city and other firearms-related crimes. “After a rare case of deadly gun violence erupted in one of Europe’s safest capitals […]

Gun Review: Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

Ruger’s Precision Rifle created quite the buzz when it was announced. As a tech guy by day, I shudder every time I hear phrases like “paradigm shift,” but to look at Ruger’s newest rifle, you’d be hard pressed to find a different phrase to describe what they’ve done. On paper, you have a very modular […]