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The Christian Gun Owner ~ Mark Rogers
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If it wasn't clear to anybody what the insidious character of Barack Obama was, his signature legislation should clear it up for anybody with a brain. Read more....
The obsession over small pocket semi auto handguns has reached epidemic proportions. That over the worst choice for a concealed handgun.
Smith and Wesson's M&P line of pistols has been a winner, hands down. Since the initial guns came off the manufacturing line, they have proven to be dependable, durable and accurate. That has resulted in a number of models too extensive to keep up with.
For the M&P Shield, the gun has distinguished itself as particularly suitable for concealed carry. As anybody who reads this website knows, I am a big fan of guns that are concealable, while still providing good ergonomics for controllable firing. The Shield has been just that.
But, as with all good things, they are not perfect. Smith and Wesson is calling on Shield owners to test their guns for a failure that can cause the gun to fire if dropped.
As we all know, today, that is a big no-no. Virtually all modern firearms are made with safeguards to prevent accidental shock firing.
In the case of the S&W Shield manufactured before August 19, 2013, there is the possibility of a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in a way that could affect the drop safety of the firearm.
While it appears that it is probably in a limited batch of pistols, S&W is asking owners of all Shield pistols to do a safety inspection for this problem.
The specific feature is found here on S&W's website.
To Smith and Wesson's credit, they are making broad inspections and if guns are found to be defective, they will repair them at no charge to the owner.
This is an example of a situation where no one should start trashing this line of guns for this glitch. Every gun manufacturer suffers failures from time to time. The question is whether they take care of them comprehensively.
It appears that S&W has and is in this case.
If you have a Shield, check it out according to the procedure S&W lays out in the link above. If your gun is defective, send it in and they will fix it.
The U.S. has a long history of standing up against tyranny. We have been especially defensive of those accosted by atrocities. We have armed rebels and put troops in harm's way for the people of other nations. Now we have people exterminated by chemical weapons in Syria. Read more......
The Obama administration awash in scandal has both resulted in and is using a brand new buzzword that is spreading like wildfire. "OUTRAGEOUS" .....Read More
The Fobus Ankle Holster - Always Armed
Links to rifle and shotgun articles on the Christian Gun Owner website.
GLOCK reviews and comparisons between the GLOCK 17, 19, 22, 23 and 34
Exerpt links to articles about Smith and Wesson handguns on the Christian Gun Owner site.
Links to articles about Ruger Handguns on the Christian Gun Owner site.
In 2013, the sudden outburst from gun control advocates has been an opportunistic response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. But moral authority for the debate is seriously lacking. Read more .....
Talked to a friend today who just bought his first .9mm pistol for his wife and him. I asked if he had been doing any shooting with it yet. Response: "Can't get any ammo."
I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's a sad display of cowardice when bullet hoarding gun owners create a situation where nobody can buy ammo, when there should be plenty for everybody. People getting their first gun can't get a single box of ammo to try it out.
Gun owning hoarders acting like scared children when politicians scare them show just exactly how determined they are to take care of themselves. Let everybody else do without.
Nobody's "taken" anything away except for the gutless panic laden ammo hoarders that fight back by grabbing everything they can, hunkering down with their comforting piles of bullets, disregarding everybody else.
At this point, they are worse than the politicians that cause their panic. I wonder how many of them write, post and mouth off big, bold statements.
Yeah right. They're too busy hiding with their ammo to do anything that counts.
A review of the Beretta 96-A1 .40 S&W handgun. The design familiar to Beretta fans in the 92 and 96 line of pistols
The incessant question "why" to the newest school shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school is more endless and useless hand wringing when it's too late. Why will turn out to be some sick, bizarre reason that will never really matter. There is a way to stop mass shootings now. Read more.....
Since the presidential election, the most common evaluation ..... by liberals and some conservatives is that Republicans should become more "moderate". For liberals, that's doublespeak for becoming more like liberals. Read more .......
The president is effectively playing a game of chicken with the American economy. Republicans better find some spine and move quickly. Read more......
Have you been delaying carrying your handgun trying to figure it all out? There's no reason to wait another day to take decisive action.