When I see Buck Yeager video titles like this “.40s suck” one I roll my eyes. Poking the beehive makes him rich though so I suppose he will continue to do it.
He’s convinced himself his reasons to not like .40 caliber are valid though, so good for him. I’ll agree with him on the fact .40 is harder to shoot than 9mm or .45… in the short time I owned a G22 I noticed that immediately.
The 1986 Miami shootout story he told about the reason the FBI switched to 10mm, and not .45 was interesting.
A picture on Tuesday with an article about the weapons used in the Aurora, Colo., shooting was published in error. It showed a Les Baer .45 — not a Glock .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol, which was used in the shooting.
To make things worse, the article’s author James Dao is actually in charge of military and veterans affairs for the NYT national desk, and co-editor of the NYT military affairs blog “At War”. How are these people getting promoted to jobs where they have no knowledge of the subject matter? Even if you type “.40 Caliber Glock” into Google images, almost ALL of the pictures are actually of Glocks (unsurprisingly)… I don’t know how he managed to find a 1911 and call it a Glock if Google images is what he presumably used.
If you need a carbine and don’t want to break the bank this might be a good option. Maybe it’s the price point, but something makes me uneasy about modifying $169-$315 guns to shoot higher pressure rounds. The gun store guys are known for their hi-point torture tests, which proves they are very resilient. I just don’t know if I can get over that in my mind though.
*Gasp* S&W didn’t invite me to the release? Shame on them. Here’s a Buck Yeager vid:
Pfffft whatevs S&W… you probably know I would have just unfavorably compared it to my beloved Glocks. Yea… at least that’s what i’ll tell myself so it doesn’t hurt so much inside. *sniff sniff*… *tear wipe*
Glock doesn’t have a single stack 9mm or .40 yet though, so good for S&W for making what people are asking for. I’m looking forward to handling and shooting it someday.
Officers made the decision that the deer was a public safety issue:
Police reportedly received dozens of complaints from the public after the shooting. Internal affairs investigators will look at whether police followed department regulations and policies regarding taking an animal into protective custody and dealing with an animal that could be injured, police said.
During the incident, police contacted the state Department of Fish & Game, but the warden overseeing the area was more than 30 minutes away, said Fish & Game spokesman Kyle Orr, and the officers thought they had to act sooner than that.