A TTAG reader sent us this email re: RECOIL magazine‘s on-line evisceration. Our reader thinks the ballistic buff book should get a Mulligan for its “no sporting purpose” (NSP) remarks about the Heckler & Kock MP7A1.
I am contacting you in hopes that I can add some insight to what I think some of the writers for TTAG already believe but do not want to publish about recent affairs with RECOIL affairs.
It is unfortunate that RECOIL is being treated the way they are. Actually, it’s plain stupid. It makes me so angry to see our community treat them the way they are, including to a degree, TTAG. I have no affiliations with RECOIL, however I do read their publications and I have, or like to think I have, an open mind. Every firearm blog and YouTube channel is blowing up with these ridiculous assertions that RECOIL should be shunned from the firearm publication business . . .
I’m not saying RECOIL didn’t make a mistake. Seriously though, is it worth jumping on the wagon to get the ONLY readable firearm magazine out of business? Most of their top-tier advertisers, who by the way are some of the industries most modern innovators (magpul, panteo etc) have already pulled their adds. Also, I think their “damage control” post facto publication were laughable at best, but you know what, they tried. Which is better than most firearm magazines.
I read TTAG, literally everyday, sometimes more than once. However, I like to pick up a physical magazine every once in a while. RECOIL was no exception, I was very pleased when I learned that they would be stopping bi-monthly productions and making a monthly issue.
For our community, to blast them the way they have, is inconsiderate. They are a new company. They are still young. Hell, it is only their 4th publication! Like TTAG had said when this first came about, it’s not as if TTAG didn’t have a hiccup or two when they first started out.
Why are we, as gun lovers doing the EXACT opposite of what we say the answer to firearm endorsement? That being eduction. We hear the same whining story time after time: “We need to educate the non-gun community so they understand the importance”…..
Now, with that being said, why are literally singlehandedly destroying the chances of success for RECOIL? I guess I will just have to pick up another boring NRA publication with a bunch of ads for cheap shit that is going to break or work in the exact opposite way as it’s advertised….
Why are we fighting each other? This may seem unethical, but being a Marine Corps infantry veteran I really don’t care (just like all the other alleged “pro 2a” that are killing RECOIL), we are starting to act like a bunch of Islamic extremists. We would rather kill each other over a problem so INSIGNIFICANT (that’s right, it is) that we’ve warped RECOIL into being some sort of anti-gun conspiracy propaganda publication…. WHICH THEY AREN’T.
If TTAG really wants to do what many of their columns are about, which is education of firearm related topics, you should and all of TTAG’s writers should consider fixing the problem instead of being a contributor.
Hopefully you have read this E-Mail in its entirety and recognize that the solution to this problem isn’t destroying it, but contributing to its future success and enlighten our community on something I like to call…. discipline.. In every definition of the word.