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Wednesday
May082013

Walther PPQ M2 is an Excellent Self Defense Option 

The Walther PPQ M2 is an excellent option for a self-defense handgun for both the home and concealed carry.  I was able to handle both the 9mm and .40 and dry fire them at the NRA Annual meeting in Houston.  Im a striker-fire guy but Walther has never been on my pistol radar. But both the ergonomics and the trigger on the PPQ felt better to me than my Glock 19, which is similar in size and capacity.

The sculpted grip meshes smoothly into the hand. The trigger is as one of the best Ive ever experienced on a polymer, striker-fired handgun.  The PPQ M2 has been updated for 2013 with a new traditional reversible mag release button.

The barrel is button rifled like Shilen/Hart/Broughton. As you will see in the video below it shoots lights out.  For accuracy, this is a step up over the HK/Glock hammer forged barrels.  The barrel could be more difficult to clean thoroughly and not have the iinfinite lifetime of a Glock.    

Some of compared it to the H&K P30, which is priced about $350 more the Walther PPQ.  Walther has separated from Smith& Wesson in the USA and is now based in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Walther plans on becoming a serious player in the U.S. self defense market.  They are off to a good start with the PPQ, which may already be the most accurate center fire pistols available for less than $650.

The PPQ is available in both 9mm and 40S&W.  Both calibers that I handled had A+ triggers. Ive seen the 9mm at my local Academy Sports and Outdoors for $630.  Im OK with my Glock 19, Glock 26 and Beretta Px4 Storm.  But I can certainly envision a PPQ in my future.  I purchased a PPQ M2 at Academy Sports on May 9, 2013. The Walther PPQ M2 certainly appears to be is an excellent option for those of you looking for a quality striker-fired pistol with a 15+1 capacity.

I ran 150 rounds of various 9mm ammo, including 124 grain JHP carry rounds through my 4 inch PPQ after I purchased it.  The trigger and accuracy are BETTER than advertised.  At $630 it was $60 more than a Glock 19 Gen4 at Academy.  Im very pleased with my purchase and have already ordered a custom holster.  The PPQ will be my EDC for the foreseeable future.

 

  1. Low profile three dot polymer combat sights.
    Rapid aiming and target acquisition. Rear sight screw adjustable for windage. Low profile won’t snag clothing. Optional metal self-illumination and metal Tritium night sights.

  2. Tenifer™ coated slide and barrel.
    Resists corrosion. Matte finish.

  3. Front and rear slide serrations.
    Non-slip surface to operate the slide smoothly. Distinctive Walther styling.

  4. Ambidextrous slide stop.
    Slide locks back on empty. Slide stop is extended for easy gloved operation.

  5. 3 safeties.
    Two drop safeties and a firing pin block for safe carry.

  1. Ergonomic Walther grip.
    Comfortable shape. Non-slip cross-directional grip surface for better control.

  2. New ambidextrous magazine release button.
    Conveniently positioned for thumb operation. Reversible for right or left hand operation.

  3. Quick Defense Trigger.
    Smooth, light 5.6 lb trigger pull for all shots. Short .4 trigger travel and .1 trigger reset for fast, accurate second shots. Facilitates double-taps. Superb trigger feel aids accuracy.

  4. Checkered trigger guard.
    Perfect for tactical two-handed grip stance.

  5. Custom accessory rail.
    Mounts optional flashlight or laser

I have not live fired a Walther PPQ.  Both both Colion Noir and Hickok45 have and they are impressed with this pistol.

I see why theres a stir about this pistol, with so many requests to get ahold of one. Its a great little shooter and seems well made. The striker-fired trigger is a dream trigger! -Hickok45

Friday
Apr052013

The TRUTH About Guns In America

The College Politico recently posted Gun Facts You Need to Know “From the RIGHT Side of Campus”. If you click on the site , you can read the source of all these FACTS about Guns in the United States:

270 Million civilian owned guns – this comes directly from the most recent Small Arms Survey which is conducted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and studies civilian ownership of guns throughout the world.

89 civilian owned guns per 100 residents – this also comes directly from the most recent Small Arms Survey.

I should note that, given the tens of millions of gun purchases since Obama was elected in 2008, these numbers need to be updated.

The US is #1 in the world when it comes to gun ownership – this too comes directly from the most recent Small Arms Survey.

The US doesn’t even crack the top 25 in gun murder rate – this comes from information provided by the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime and compiled by the Guardian.

77.3% of justifiable homicides committed by civilians involved a gun – this statistic comes from the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that 201 of the 260 total justified homicides in 2011 involved a firearm.

99.2% of justifiable homicides committed by police involved a gun – this statistic also comes from the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that 390 of the 393 total justified homicides in 2011 involved a firearm.

2.5 Million incidents of defensive gun use per year in the US – This stat comes from the National Self-Defense Survey which was conducted by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz in 1995.

Rifles were involved in fewer homicides in 2011 than blunt objects, fists, and knives – This stat is taken from the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that there were 323 homicides involving rifles in 2011 while there were 496 involving blunt objects, 728 involving fists, and 1694 involving knives.

1.5x more homicides were committed with blunt objects than rifles - This stat is also taken from the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that there were 323 homicides involving rifles in 2011 while there were 496 involving blunt objects.

2.2x more homicides were committed with fists than rifles - This stat is also taken from the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that there were 323 homicides involving rifles in 2011 while there were 728 involving fists.

5.2x more homicides were committed with knives than rifles - This stat is also taken from the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that there were 323 homicides involving rifles in 2011 while there were 1694 involving knives.

2.6% of murders in 2011 involved rifles (including AR-15s) - This stat was also compiled using the FBI’s most recent uniform crime report which states that there were 323 homicides involving rifles in 2011 while there were 12,664 total homicides that year.

Progressives are not the loyal opposition, which existed in our two party system for so long. They are subversives who are out to fundamentally change America, Obama’s words not mine. Their primary tactic is distributing Progressive Propaganda via intentionally false and distorted talking points.

The White House supplies the daily talking points and the majority of both the broadcast, print and entertainment media run with it. MSNBC is the primary broadcast outlet of the Obamanation. The liberal fascists among us, pick it up and distribute the collective group think via social media, the education systems in every state and word of mouth.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of propaganda. Never forget that Hitler was overwhelmingly elected and supported by the voters because of the successful propaganda machine in Nazi Germany.


“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” -George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

 

Monday
Feb112013

One Shot is Seldom Enough to Stop a Home Invader

A man who broke into an occupied home early Sunday in Chehalis, Washington. The home invader was shot by the homeowner, according to the Lewis County Sheriffs Office.

Deputies arrived at the home shortly before 5 a.m. and discovered the home invader with a single gunshot wound.  Deputies say a 51-year-old man broke into the home where a 24-year-old man and his wife were sleeping.  The owner called 911, then armed  himself with a pistol while waiting for deputies to arrive.

During the home invasion, the suspect charged down a hallway toward the homeowner, who fired a single shot, hitting the suspect. The two men then became  involved in struggle until the suspect was able to break free.

The homeowner than caught up with the suspect and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

A neighbor saw the suspect earlier Sunday morning, rummaging through boxes on his patio. The man chased him away.

Brad Reynolds, a retired police officer, runs the neighborhood watch.  

I think it proves the point that we need guns, he said. I am armed.  I am always armed.

Everybody involved in the scenario last night was part of our neighborhood watch program with the exception of the guy laying in Harborview with a bullet in him,” he said.

Reynolds set up the watch because of a house he believes has had a steady stream of bad tenants. The suspect was living there, and told police he was on meth.

Neighbors were warned about the suspect just hours before.  Reynolds sent an e-mail Saturday, notifying others the suspect had moved in and to be aware. Neighbors were told that he had a criminal history. Twelve hours later, hes breaking into homes and getting himself shot,” said Reynolds.

The home invader was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was listed in stable condition.

National Institute of Justice statistics show that persons who resist crime with a firearm are less likely to be injured, or are likely to be injured less severely, than persons who either cooperate (do not resist at all) or resist by any other means. Amazingly, that remains true even if the assailant is armed with a gun. – Jeffrey R. Snyder

Thursday
Dec272012

Feinstein Bill Establishes National Gun Registration - Bans Handguns, Shotguns and Rifles

Feinsteins assault weapons ban would abolish the 2nd Amendment

Here it is. Direct from Senator Diane Feinstein.  Her proposed bill will apply not only to so called assault rifles but thousands of handguns and shotguns would also be banned.  In addition to banning magazines that hold more than ten rounds, the bill established a national firearms registry.  To be exempt from the new and improved gun ban, current owners must register their firearms after being photographed, fingerprinted and approved by local law enforcement authorities to be grandfathered and retain their registered firearms.

You are a fool is you dont think this is step one. Step two is confiscation of your registered assault weapons, including pistols and shotguns.

Summary of 2013 National Gun Ban and Registration legislation

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. 
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

A pdf of the bill summary is available here.

Monday
Dec242012

Just Say No to More Federal Gun Control Laws

There are over 20,000 gun control laws on the books in the United States.  Passing more laws wont do anything to advance public safety.  These proposed laws are designed to advance the liberal fascsit agenda.

Even RINO Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) gets it.  Speaking Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Graham said he owned an AR-15, a modern sporting rifle, which he keeps in his home like millions of law abiding Americans.  Graham suggested that the solution isnt to take his firearm away but to provide better school security and focus more on mental health as a way to cut gun violence.

The National Rifle Association, advocates a solution that will make all of us safer, especially our children. Gun Free Zones are magnets for homicidal criminals and crazies. More gun laws do nothing to stop them.  Armed security at our nations schools will have an immediate and practical effect. It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.  20,000 gun control laws have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that more laws wont stop these bad guys.

Speaking Sunday on Meet the Press, NRA executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, adamantly opposed new restrictions and faulted federal authorities for failing to adequately enforce existing ones. One more law on top of 20,000 laws already on the books would do no good, he said.

Talk of reinstating the federal ban on modern sporting rifles and extended capacity magazines has already had an effect.  Federal statistics suggest that even before the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, firearms sales were on the rise. The number of Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks for gun purchases topped two million in November, the highest recorded.

This past weekend, more than two dozen Gun Shows were scheduled across the country. Dozens more are scheduled for next weekend. There was a line with over 2,000 people waiting to get in the Fort Worth Gun Show on Saturday.  Myself and thousands of others walked away rather than waiting for hours in line. 

Those who went inside found that the price for popular modern sporting rifles had doubled and triples in price.  Extended capacity magazines were selling for more than double the November price.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the Somerset Ky. Gun and Knife Show opened its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday. By 10:30 a.m., Jon Wades big booth had sold out of its stock of about 30 military-caliber, assault-style rifles.

I dont have any more to sell, said Mr. Wade, who lamented that the supply at Sherwoods Guns, the store he manages in Bowling Green, Ky., was also nearly sold out. Its shoulder-to-shoulder at the store, he said. Buyers are afraid they wont be able to get a-hold of [assault rifles] anymore.

The holiday season is always busy at gun shows, but turnout at Somerset—a midsize event with about 300 tables at a meeting complex called the Center for Rural Development—was especially high this year because of worries that gun laws will be tightened after Sandy Hook, said organizer Rex Kehrli, owner of R.K. Shows Inc. This is the highest attendance weve ever had, he said.

Mr. Kehrli has organized gun shows for 24 years and puts on more than 70 each year across the South and Midwest. He said this years bump was rivaled only by the rush just before the 1994 enactment of the Brady Bill, which required federally licensed dealers to conduct background checks.

The vast majority of sales at gun shows are made by dealers who already have federal firearms licenses (FFL) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), who are already obligated to keep records and do background checks on buyers. Mr. Kehrli estimates that 95% of sellers who rent tables at his gun shows are licensed dealers.

The Brady Bunch will also seek to ban private peer to peer gun sales in the proposed federal gun control legislation.  This would in effect put the federal government in the middle of all gun transactions, including sales and gifts between family members and friends.  Gun owners would not longer be able to trade guns or give guns as gifts without going through a FFL dealer to make a transfer. FFL charge an average of $50 to transfer a single firearm on an ATF form. The process takes less than 15 minutes.  In Texas we call that easy money for the man.

Many gun dealers quietly support the end of private sales.   Im OK with a ban on individual sales at gun shows, he said. We might actually profit from that more because gun-show patrons would then be forced to buy from licensed dealers, he said.

Might profit?  Gun Dealers would make huge profits annually in transfer fees from private sales without having to sell a single firearm.  

If you own a gun and youre not a member of the NRA, youre part of the problem not the solution.   Wake Up America! Join the NRA Today