Many moons ago, we tested the Charter Arms Pitbull revolvers, which fire rimless cartridges. We tested both the .40S&W and 9mm versions:
Well, Charter recently announced that they were redesigning the Pitbull to reduce capacity from 6 rounds to 5, in the interest of improving spent case extraction, which was one of the problems we encountered when we tested them.
While that would remedy one of the problems that we identified with the Pitbull, it won’t address the others.
What the hell is going on here?
Dumbo Zumbo shoots his career in the foot by going full-Fudd.
Then Dickless Metcalf starts carrying the anti-gunners’ water for them, and his mealy-mouthed editor at Guns & Ammo helps him do it.
Now Bob Owens of BearingArms.com has joined their illustrious company on the anti-gun side. This, after Owens took Metcalf to task for acting as a puppet for the anti-gun cultists!
In an op-ed for the anti-gun liberal L.A. Times, Owens badmouths Glock because of a rash of police accidental shootings due to what he claims to be an overly-light trigger pull & too-short trigger travel distance (and a lack of a manual safety) on Glock handguns.
“For more than 35 years, officer-involved accidental discharges with Glocks and Glock-like weapons have been blamed on a lack of training or negligence on the part of the individual cops. What critics should be addressing instead is the brutal reality that short trigger pulls and natural human reflexes are a deadly combination.”
So, all of a sudden the minimal firearms training requirements (partly budgetary in nature) for police are absolved of guilt for these officers’ negligence?
And the Glock trigger (which is longer and heavier than a 1911) is suddenly a problem, despite this rash of police-initiated incidents that has not been mirrored by a commensurate increase in civilian negligent discharges? And the police Glocks use an even heavier trigger than civilian Glocks (the “New York Trigger”).
Owens talks about going back to issuing police guns that have long DAO (double-action only) triggers. Which will make the already abysmal track record of police firearms accuracy even worse.
Owens tried to deflect & defuse the controversy on his own blog:
“Mechanically, Glocks and similar pistols are incredibly solid and reliable designs. What they aren’t is forgiving…Unfortunately, until they start manufacturing failure-proof people, Glocks and other short trigger pull guns are going to be a bad choice for professions where high stress is a constant.”
There isn’t anything I can think of that has higher stress than a self-defense situation. And by Owens’ standard, the 1911 (with its lighter and shorter trigger) is even worse than a Glock for such situations. The Walther PPS and PPQ have lighter, shorter triggers than a Glock. My Springfield XDM has a shorter, lighter trigger than a Glock. Haven’t shot a S&W M&P lately but its entirely possible that their triggers are comparable or lighter/shorter than a Glock. Owens tries to suggest that the Beretta 92/96 design (which has proven to be prone to breakage in military service) is the answer. He also suggests the Ruger SR series…which has a Glock-like trigger. And the discontinued 1st-3rd gen S&W pistols. Hey, Bob, how about a Nagant M1895 revolver? Is that a heavy enough trigger for you?
Some have claimed that Owens has a relationship with a rival firearms manufacturer, and this is what is driving his sudden attack of foot-in-mouth disease. Or maybe he just needed to get some attention, like an infant throwing his pacifier on the floor and crying.
Regardless of his motivation, Owens proved himself to be a willing tool of the anti-gun crowd, and an ignoramus.
Enjoy your infamy, you chinless hayseed.
Pity the anti-gun zealots. Actually, no I don’t. I am glad they are hitting every pothole on the road to the future.
First, Sarah Brady dies, reducing the number of bloody shirts they can wave. One less deceptive liar in the world. And one less straw-purchaser of firearms, too! Don’t lie for the other guy, honey, even if he is your son.
Then they get slapped with a Pew poll that confirms their utter failure in convincing the American public to believe their lies:
The late, great character actor Strother Martin had many memorable lines in Cool Hand Luke. Among them:
“What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it… well, he gets it.”
That message was what came to mind as I read this recent article by Kurt Schlichter at townhall.com which compares his experiences with inter-faction conflict in Kosovo with the culture war in America today.
The popularity of 9mm handguns continues to grow.
And the rights of Americans to carry concealed handguns for self-defense are becoming more entrenched across the country. Even if some areas only try to pay lip-service to them.
In light of recent product introductions, it is time to update our round-up of little 9mm handguns.
Back in 2014, Ruger released a striker-fired version of their LC9s pistol.
When the headline-hungry CT legislature passed Public Act 13-3, and it was signed into law by the stuttering dipshit Gov. Malloy, CT gun owners were legally obligated to take action with regards to any newly-redefined “assault weapons” that were currently in their possession.
Specifically, they were instructed that by 12/31/13, they must either:
After being recorded, the registration would be returned to the owner. Registered guns would need to be accompanied by the registration certificate whenever they left the house. No certificate = felony.
If you are reading this, it is no surprise to you to know that many gun owners declined to participate in this pre-confiscation scheme.
For those who did participate, the experience was…frustrating. Some citizens submitted one form per magazine & gun, with the intent of burying the DPS in paperwork, Alinsky-style.
One law-abiding citizen submitted his paperwork by mail, postmarked 12/30/13. A month later he received a confirmation that his paperwork was received…but not the processed registration forms.
All through the spring, all summer long, and even into the fall, he left his soon-to-be-registered guns in his safe, afraid to risk taking them to the range without the accompanying forms.
This past week, on 2/6/2015, he received his forms back. Even with less than 20% compliance, it took the DPS more than 13 months to process the paperwork.
How many crimes could have been stopped if the resources used to perpetrate this fraud on the public were used to actually fight crime?
I guess we will never know.