Home Media Was an R51 Really a Good Choice for the Cover of ‘The... Media Was an R51 Really a Good Choice for the Cover of ‘The Future of the Gun’? By Dan Zimmerman - August 14, 2014 47 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CCRKBA to Run 60-Second Commercials Nationally Opposing Feinstein’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban MEDIA ALERT: The New York Times Fears Biden Is Missing His Chance on Gun Control Local Media Use Bald Eagles to Push a False Anti-Hunting, Anti-Gun Narrative 47 COMMENTS Could have been worse. Could have been a Smart Gun. Reply And there you have it! Reply Considering the faux circuitry pattern as a background, do you think that is what the publisher was going for, and just picked a stock picture of the most futuristic looking (to them) handgun? Reply I expect you are exactly right. Another Robert says: “I expect you are exactly right.” Me, too. Or a R51 with smart gun technology. Reply The R51 could have smart gun technology added with no effect on its functionality even if the owner loses the watch. Reply He wouldn’t have a watch to throw at them along with the gun. Claridge Hi-Tech Reply Seems odd to pick a design that’s from 1917 as the future of guns. Reply You guys really need to stop ragging on the R51. I mean… every day? We get it, you have something against Remington. We get that it was a shit gun. But give it a rest already. Reply No, no it was not. Reply Maybe if you think Mom’s Demand Action are right… They just want ‘common sense’ gun control. In other words the only guns you may have are the ones you can’t use. Reply Kinda makes you wonder if the author knows Jack or his friend Shit about guns. Reply Probably not the author’s choice, I hear they don’t always have a lot of control over their cover designs. The Publisher, however, probably knows the gentlemen in question. BUT, I have it on good authority that Mr. Jack has left town. Reply LOL! Awesome. We can say “shit” here? Reply Reading the book’s description on Amazon, the marketing copy says: “Bestselling author Frank Miniter details the amazing breakthroughs waiting to happen in gun technology that could make today’s firearms exponentially safer and smarter—if the anti-gun lobby weren’t halting progress in its tracks.” I had to read that several times because I’ve never heard the gun grabbers described as the “anti-gun lobby”. It sounds like it has a pro-gun bias, and the comments also seem to agree that it is a good book. Come on TTAG, we demand a review! Reply Yes, we want a review Reply To me, “exponentially safer and smarter” sounds like those stupid “smart guns,” unless they’re talking about Track Point, which I get the impression that both are universally hated and loathed by “Real” POTG, which implies that the writer of the Amazon blurb got it exactyly back-asswards. Reply Hmm… I just noticed something. The cover on the Amazon listing is different than the one on the authors site. http://www.regnery.com/the-future-of-the-gun-free-chapter/ Maybe someone involved with the project realized the durpyness of having the R51 on the cover. Reply Reports say that this tome is VERY pro-gun. Reply That’s too bad, because Remington and the R51 are clearly anti -gun. Reply Actually, the R51 is a gun control proponent’s dream come true. Reply You made me laugh, sir. Thank you. Reply I did laugh when I saw that. I don’t think we should judge this book by it’s cover. Crimson Trace is cool. Reply Just heard an interview with the author on Tom Gresham’s guntalk. He’s one of us. Reply Well, Dick Metcalf was also “one of us”, till he wasn’t, but I have heard very good reviews of the author and the book Reply According to the author, he used to be one of “them.” He found his road to Damascus when he researched and understood the facts. I can’t see him going back to the Dark Side. As for Metcalf, he was always a Fudd. He never changed — we did. Reply The R51 was featured on Outdoor channels Gallery of Guns. A little lag time huh? I don’t think anything in particular about this cover. Maybe it was chosen before the debacle. Reply No. Reply This is typical r-Type (Liberal) biologically driven subterfuge, advertise a self-defense tool that will get the K-Type buyer killed as a means of breeding with their widowed mate and corrupting the gene pool. Really, it is that simple. Reply The electronic circuitry in the background was meant to imply that the pistol itself was smart. I think they wanted to join that graphic with a modern (not brick like) looking gun Reply And that slab sided abomination of composites and bad design isn’t bricklike? Gimmie a 1911 any day of the century. It’s not as clumsy or random as that little blaster, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Reply I don’t know about all that, but I do know it’s the ugliest handgun I’ve ever seen. Reply Well, it does have the functionality of a brick. .. Reply Depending on the political inclinations of the author… could be implying a wish more than anything else. That wish being that in the future all guns will be useless turds. Reply The R51 might be the perfect gun for the cover. Companies beta testing 1st gen garbage on the consumer is a growing trend. Reply TheBlaze has an interview of the author. http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/08/14/the-conversation-with-a-former-gang-member-that-changed-the-worldview-of-this-pro-gun-author/ As part of that interview, he read a quote from his book that was from a gang member The only way I can see to change this is to empower the individual…to carry concealed. And then your mother or that store owner or whomever is on par — is equal to that gang member and so on who is carrying that gun illegally. And you’ve just then brought mature people who know how to responsibly handle guns…into that society to be good examples of gun owners…and you’ve changed the whole social dynamic then of that idea of the gun in those bad neighborhoods. Reply Let it never be said that a ganger don’t love his mom and pop too. Reply That’s assuming he knows who his “Pop” is. I suspect that kids who have a real Pop don’t become gangbangers. Reply If they were looking for a futuristic firearm, there’s plenty of “space guns” that actually work, floating around. The FN F2000 “Standard”, with the original included scope and shroud looks super-futuristic. http://www.fnherstal.com/uploads/pics/f2000_std_trigger1.jpg Or the Tavor with the MARS optic. http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/4/4c/IMI_CTAR-21_Tavor.jpg/500px-IMI_CTAR-21_Tavor.jpg Reply absolutely, a gun that doesn’t work – a gun the gun control people can support. Reply Unless the authors premise was that future guns will be reincarnations of century old designs that didn’t fare well in their own day, and then are summarily rushed to market without a shred of quality control I’d go with a big fat no. Reply I understand that the Caracal was the odds on favorite as the cover gun but licensing the image was a no-go for political erasons Reply And here I thought was the only one with such egregious suspicons Reply The audiobook version has a 1911 on its “cover”. Follow the link and you can hear a sample… http://www.audible.com/pd/History/The-Future-of-the-Gun-Audiobook/B00M0T9K9Q/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1408077456&sr=1-1#publisher-summary Reply Yo! Gun community … stop judging a book by its cover! That’s the sort of prejudice we get from the gun-grabbers. Here’s some feedback on this book: http://blog.joehuffman.org/2014/08/14/symbolism/ Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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