The Experts Agree: The 1911 Sucks!



I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat.

But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design:

Hilton Yam: My Personal Path Away From The 1911

SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of attention.


Shootout at the Gun Blog Corral: Stuck in the Middle with You

Bring Popcorn

Bring Popcorn

What’s that old saying?  “Life would be easy if it weren’t for other people”.

Do you like guns?  If you’re here, you probably do.

Do you know a lot about guns?  Some of you do, some of you don’t.  Some are aware of where you stand on the gun knowledge spectrum, and others are not.

Do you want to talk about and learn about guns?  Once again, if you’re here, you probably do.

It would be great if we could all discuss the things we like and learn more about them.  But like any activity, once you add people into the mix it can get pretty complicated and annoying.


Range Rules, part 2

Range Rules

Range Rules

(Updated) We have posted about range rules before, specifically the issue of ammo restrictions and brass retention policies.

Another set of rules that many shooters encounter is restrictions on the amount or frequency of shooting.

While it is common for publicly-accessible ranges to exclude full-auto weapons, certain ranges take the principle farther.  Some ranges limit the number of shots you are supposed to take without a pause between them (a “5-shot rule” or a “no rapid fire/double-tap rule”).  Others limit the number of rounds you put into the magazine.  One range (according to a commenter in this post by SayUncle) doesn’t allow semi-auto rifles to be fired with a magazine inserted!


New Papillon Holster

Deep Concealment

Deep Concealment

The full-size .38 revolver is a fine weapon.  Not an ideal choice for concealed carry, but certainly not impossible.  The holster is key.  The right holster makes a carry gun safe & secure, and ensures that it is accessible when it is needed.

There are plenty of holster styles available, from a variety of manufacturers.  Leather, soft nylon, rigid polymer.  Strong-side, weak-side, on-the-waistband, inside-the-waistband, paddle, pancake, shoulder, ankle, pocket.  There is a holster for any carry need.

If you need a holster for a full-size .38 revolver, try your local gun store or any of the reputable online retailers.

But don’t decide to use your own ass.



2011 Reaches its Expiration Date

Mr. Peanut is Relieved

Mr. Peanut is Relieved

It’s almost over, folks.

The Year of the Rabbit (by Chinese reckoning) is drawing to a close, and the Year of the Dragon is coming.

It’s been a fun ride for the YGN team, and we will be continuing our efforts in 2012.  We are gratified by those readers who are glad to hear that, and just as gratified for the angst we will continue to cause our detractors.  Hey, at least we haven’t been blacklisted…

There are many things competing for our attention at this time of year, but some of the posts that we are working on for the near future are:

  • Review & shooting impressions of the Walther PPQ
  • Must-have accessories
  • How to get a permit to carry concealed handguns in Connecticut

Thanks for reading.