In the wake of Sandy Hook, yet another organ of the lamestream media has resumed praying at the altar of the mythical Smart Gun, which is alleged to be unable to fire for anyone except an “authorized user”:
They aren’t the only ones yammering about the non-existent Smart Gun either:
Like the rest of you, I am feeling the effects of the ammo shortage.
I am using .22 guns for practice as often as possible. Why? Because 9mm is nearly impossible to find. Not surprising, given its popularity. .223 range ammo (as opposed to defensive/hunting loads) is scarce too. I prefer not to deplete my reserves until that becomes unavoidable. The similarity of the Ruger SR22 to many tactical pistols (in terms of ergonomics and sights) makes it a good alternative for low-cost practice.
What is surprising is how much .380 I am seeing still on shelves. Also, .45acp is usually available, and most of the time .40S&W too.
There’s a lot of factors at play in this shortage; war production, other government contracts, panic buying, hoarding, etc. I cannot say if there is any opportunism or profiteering going on, beyond a few unscrupulous dealers that I make a habit of avoiding. I would imagine that it is a good time to be in the ammo manufacturing business. None of their product will sit idle waiting for a buyer.
Retailers are weary of getting phone calls from ammo-seeking customers. Many of us have uncovered the delivery schedules for our local retailers, and are scheduling visits to coincide with the deliveries to ensure first crack at any ammo they get.
The shooting ranges that I frequent have ammo to supply their shooting customers thus far; they are sick of being asked to sell it to retail customers. One owner hides the boxes so that people won’t see them and ask to buy it.
Hope it loosens up soon…
Most shooters understand that the attempts to demonize magazines for the number of bullets they hold are a false-flag attack on our rights. The rabid gun-haters are throwing everything they can think of at the wall in the hope that some of it will stick. And their willing co-conspirators in the media are eagerly assisting them by deliberately confusing the public on the subject of guns to convince them to support more gun control.
How can the magazine originally designed to be standard equipment in 1935 to fit the Browning Hi-Power (13 round capacity) be legitimately described as “high capacity”? That’s the standard capacity.
Sorry for the interruption in posting. Life happens, and we had a bad storm in Connecticut as well.
I was looking for a .22 handgun that I could use for cheap realistic practice. Since I already have a target pistol, this one was supposed to be a stand-in for a carry gun, with light weight and decent sights.
I considered a Walther P22 (which is actually made by Umarex). The rear sight of the P22 is adjustable for windage, but the only way to change elevation is to change the front sight. While they apparently modified the magazines to improve feed reliability, I still do not trust a gun with its slide made of Zamak. So the P22 is out.
So, I had to help out a friend recently.
This poor guy had an extra ticket to the Rush concert, and had no idea what to do with it.
Out of the goodness of my heart, I offered to relieve him of said ticket. Anything for a friend, that’s my motto.
The only downside to this act of selfless altruism was the venue: an event center in one of Connecticut’s worst urban areas. It’s a city I won’t enter without a weapon.
Being a basically law-abiding person, I check the venue’s website for policies. Not a mention of banning guns on premises. Fair enough. I strapped on my Airweight Centennial and head to the arena.