Charter Arms Pitbull – Update

Just Sayin'

Just Sayin’

Many moons ago, we tested the Charter Arms Pitbull revolvers, which fire rimless cartridges.  We tested both the .40S&W and 9mm versions:

http://www.yankeegunnuts.com/2012/09/12/first-impressions-charter-arms-pitbull-40sw/

http://www.yankeegunnuts.com/2012/10/07/charter-arms-pitbull-9mm/

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.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/03/charter-arms-redesigning-9mm-pitbull/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

While that would remedy one of the problems that we identified with the Pitbull, it won’t address the others.

 

Another Bad Week for Gun-Grabbers

CSGV, Inc.

CSGV, Inc.

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 Pressure Builds

Listen up!

Listen up!

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.

Little 9mm Pistols: Most Recent Update

Noisy Cricket

Noisy Cricket

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.

CT Gun Control Update

Futility

Futility

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:

  • Register them with the Department of Public Safety (State Police)
  • Remove them from CT
  • Sell them to a licensed dealer (under PA 13-3, long gun transfers were now required to go through a dealer, not just handguns)
  • Turn them in to the police
  • or, have them rendered permanently inoperable by a gunsmith

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.