“Don’t buy the CZ… they’re not accurate.”
“Glocks? Good luck finding accessories for it.”
“I’d go with the Taurus for its reliability.”
“A 10/22? No, you want something a little more common.”
“You will never run out of holster options for that EAA Witness.”
“Stay away from .22LR: The recoil is brutal.”
“Don’t get an AR-15. You don’t want to be locked into that platform.”
“There are hundreds of police forces around the world who rely on the Smith&Wesson Governor as their sidearm of choice.”
“Don’t you think that Desert Eagle is a little… understated?”
Everybody talk about, pop guns!*
My latest for Shooting Illustrated is up: The Definitive List of The Top Ten Guns Of Pop Culture.
The list does not include any guns named “Vera“, however**.
* Want to be a gunslinger? Don’t be a rock singer.
** Told ya.
I messed up the scheduling for yesterday’s posts, so here’s something from a few years ago:
A friend of mine got this in her email:
Query: I am looking for a person who can comment on home goods and/or women’s fashion with a specific eye on the way modern handguns are being used as pop art or decorative motifs. From an AK-47 ceramic standing lamp at a lighting store to gun ice cube trays at Urban Outfitters to crystal-encrusted gun necklaces at boutiques to gun knitting kits on etsy, images of modern gunsare showing up in unexpected places. I want to know what this means? Why would we take something dangerous and screen print it on a pillow? What does this say about guns and violence? What messages do these images and products send? Who is buying them? Are they chic? Tacky? Dangerous? Fun?
- Mixing AR’s and AK’s in your decor is a big faux pas. It’s not tactical when you do that, it’s tacky-tical.
- Be warned: Some people find Glock-themed throw pillows are hard to angle properly on the couch.
- Never buy an ammunition-themed necklace unless its price tag begins with a “4”.
- Note: Coyote brown and coyote pelts don’t really go together.
- Never wear black tactical gear after Memorial Day.
- Picatinny rails: Good for rifles, bad for slingback pumps.
- Kalishinkitty products never get old.
- Keep your finger off the knitting needles until your purl is on-target.
- Hi-capacity “assault” purses should be restricted to nursing mothers and grade-school teachers.
- People worried about violence and fashion have never seen what happens when shoes go on sale on Nordstrom’s…
But I don’t get what this society wants*.
Let’s pause for a moment to consider this item: The Grip Shot, which allows you to mount a handgun on the accessory rail of your rifle.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Why in the name of Colonel John Dean Cooper do I need this gadget? It is a solution to a non-existent problem. It is the very personification of an Alton Brown Unitasker, a tool that does only one thing, and usually not very well. To borrow from Alton, the ONLY reason I can ever see buying one of these is to give it as a gift to a gun owner I don’t like all that much.
What’s next? Tactical Cue Cats?
Skills > Equipment. Always.
*Yep, another music reference, this time from The Jam.