A new show starting Sept. 12th @ 10pm EST on National Geographic:

Father and son run one of the largest antique gun suppliers in the world, based out of New Jersey.

Definitely some eye candy when it comes to antique military guns.  Hopefully the derp is kept to a minimum, but seeing as it’s TV I have a feeling it will go full-retard.  Maybe not at a Sons Of Derp level… but likely still quite high.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Jay

21 COMMENTS

09-10-2012

Terrible looking product shot, no shot of a model wearing it, and a terrible looking website where you can buy it for $20.  If after that trifecta of fail you still have a lady in your life you want to see in this thing then I suppose you should head over to purchase it and cross your fingers that it’s good.

I only posted this because I talked about the paracord bikini top that the same company made a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

6 COMMENTS

09-10-2012

You will RECOIL in horror at editor Jerry Tsai’s thoughts on the HK MP7:

“Like we mentioned before, the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of. It is made to put down scumbags, and that’s it. Mike Cabrera of Heckler & Koch Law Enforcement Sales and veteran law enforcement officer with SWAT unit experience points out that this is a gun that you do not want in the wrong, slimy hands. It comes with semi-automatic and full-auto firing modes only. Its overall size places it between a handgun and submachine gun. Its assault rifle capabilities and small size make this a serious weapon that should not be taken lightly.”

A response from Jerry Tsai himself:

Hey guys, this is Jerry Tsai, Editor of RECOIL. I think I need to jump in here and clarify what I wrote in the MP7A1 article. It looks like I may not have stated my point clearly enough in that line that is quoted up above. Let’s be clear, neither RECOIL nor I are taking the stance on what should or should not be made available on the commercial market although I can see how what was written can be confused as such.

Because we don’t want anything to be taken out of context, let’s complete that quote and read the entire paragraph:

“Like we mentioned before, the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of. It is made to put down scumbags, and that’s it. Mike Cabrera of Heckler & Koch Law Enforcement Sales and veteran law enforcement officer with SWAT unit experience points out that this is a gun that you do not want in the wrong, slimy hands. It comes with semi-automatic and full-auto firing modes only. Its overall size places it between a handgun and submachine gun. Its assault rifle capabilities and small size make this a serious weapon that should not be taken lightly.”

Let’ also review why this gun should not be taken lightly. In the article it was stated that the MP7A1 is a slightly larger than handgun sized machine-gun that can be accurately fired and penetrate Soviet style body armor at more than 300 yards. In the wrong hands, that’s a bad day for the good guys.

As readers of RECOIL, we all agree that we love bad-ass hardware, there’s no question about that. I believe that in a perfect world, all of us should have access to every kind of gadget that we desire. Believe me, being a civvie myself, I’d love to be able to get my hands on an MP7A1 of my own regardless of its stated purpose, but unfortunately the reality is that it isn’t available to us. As a fellow enthusiast, I know how frustrating it is to want something only to be denied it.

Its manufacturer has not made the gun available to the general public and when we asked if it would ever come to the commercial market, they replied that it is strictly a military and law enforcement weapon, adding that there are no sporting applications for it. Is it wrong that HK decided against selling a full-auto pocket sized machine gun that can penetrate armor from hundreds of yards away? It’s their decision to make and their decision they have to live with not mine nor anybody else’s.

I accepted their answer for what it was out of respect for those serving in uniform. I believe that we as gun enthusiasts should respect our brothers in law enforcement, agency work and the military and also keep them out of harms way. Like HK, I wouldn’t want to see one of these slip into the wrong hands either. Whether or not you agree with this is fine. I am compelled to explain a point that I was trying to make that may have not been clear.

Thanks for reading,
– JT, Editor, RECOIL

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Do I agree with the MP7 not being available to civilians?  No.. i’m all about unlimited ownership with no restrictions.  Criminals have that perk, why shouldn’t the rest of us?

I don’t know what the process looks like at RECOIL before something goes to print, but I’m pretty surprised a loaded statement like the one that was made slipped through the cracks.  Jerry Tsai’s response above didn’t really do him any good in my opinion.  Pretty big scandal to have already on issue #4.  My guess is people will forget about this next week, and their magazine sales will be better than ever.

If you want to read hundreds of angry comments head over to the RECOIL Facebook page.

What are your thoughts?  Are you boycotting this magazine for good, all because of this one statement?  Are you organizing a “magazine burn/shoot” where you destroy your first 3 issues?

Hat tip: Murphy, Eric, Scott, Matt M., Matt S.

111 COMMENTS

09-9-2012

This guy makes some good points:

You are underestimating your enemy.  This is why so many of you are going to die.

I don’t really care for the I’m going to read some stuff on camera type videos, but I figured some of you would like the content.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Eric, Reg

29 COMMENTS

09-9-2012

These guys know how to have a good time:

If you work at a gun store, and you’re not cramming a maximum amount of accessories onto the picatinny rails of firearms you really should ask yourself what you’re doing with your life.

You might remember a similar joke they did with the AR-15 platform; the Tactical Zombie Destroyer AR-15.

I hate to think how many people call the shop up and are like “You know that video you did on the tactical zombie destroyer AK-47?  I want that setup!”

Thoughts? What would you pick, the zombie destroyer AK-47 or the AR-15?

8 COMMENTS

09-9-2012

CNBC takes a look:

LOL fail on that “firing on all cylinders” pun she thought she was so clever with.  Awesome that Scott Cohn shut her down.

I wonder if Freedom Group will ever re-consider that IPO in the near future?

According to Larry Hyatt (owner of Hyatt Gun Shop) senior citizens represent the largest group of buyers.

I like that the report wasn’t anti-gun.  That’s what I like about money… those guys care about making more money, not walking around on eggshells trying to to upset anyone that doesn’t like guns.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Fazal

8 COMMENTS

09-9-2012