This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

Gun Sales Surge: Smith & Wesson Announces Sales +48%

Tyler Durden's picture





 

Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I have maintained for quite some time that the only true “consumer confidence” statistic one should look at is that of gun sales.  The bottom line is people do not hoard guns when they are confident about the future of the country, and gun sales have never been better.  More evidence emerged as Smith & Wesson just announced record financial results.  From the company’s press released announced after the market close:

Net sales from continuing operations for the second quarter were a record$136.6 million, up 48.0% from the second quarter last year.  The increase was led by continued strong sales across all of the company’s firearm product lines, including M&P™ branded products, such as pistols, modern sporting rifles, and the recently launched Shield™ pistol designed for concealed carry and personal protection.

 

Not only that, but they think the future is equally confident…for gun sales at least.

 

The company expects net sales from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 to be between$126.0 million and $131.0 million, which would represent year-over-year growth from continuing operations in excess of 30.0%. The company anticipates GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations of between$0.19 and $0.21for the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

Perhaps this is why Bob Costas and Piers Morgan are running around the mainstream media bashing guns.  The White House is totally freaked out about this and I guarantee you there will be a meeting about these results in D.C. shortly.

Full press release here.

 

[ZH: Cue gratuitous (and infamous) Israeli gun-toting woman in bikini]

 


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:34 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
otto skorzeny's picture

she used that gun later to shoot at some rock hurling Palestinian youths. also-S&W is garbage.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment UGrev
UGrev's picture

Here we go.. 

Well.. if we're going there, I might as well start it off.  

... 

If you're gonna throw rocks in a gun fight, you deserve to be darwin'd. 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:39 | Link to Comment economics9698
economics9698's picture

S&W puts out a good product.  I have owned some and after a couple of hundred rounds have never had a misfire.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment smlbizman
smlbizman's picture

....even after she put a few in me...i'd still do her....

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:02 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
The Alarmist's picture

Put out or shoot out, eh?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Supernova Born
Supernova Born's picture

I see 4 buns in need of my dog.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Slewburger
Slewburger's picture

But is it kosher?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:06 | Link to Comment HungryPorkChop
HungryPorkChop's picture

Double dare:  Ask if you can fill up her clip. 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:01 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
francis_sawyer's picture

Chicks with dicks... [There's a reason they're photographed from behind]...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:22 | Link to Comment Rubbish
Rubbish's picture

I have thousands of rounds thru my S&W model 439 and never a misfire or ejackulate problem. I double tap with the best of em.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 00:30 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
TruthInSunshine's picture

I hate using anecdotal examples to further my thoughts, and so I typically (hopefully almost never) do not.

I just want to say that the absolute boom in firearm sales is not the least bit surprising me as it serves as further evidence of psychological insecurity by the populace. People not only believe that they'd better take matters into their own hands, big and small, as they watch deterioration all around their communities and neighborhoods.

I travel to about 7 states on at least a semi-regular basis, and since doing so, with the possible exception of the talking point "bottom" of the approximate period of 2008 to 2009, in every one of these state I travel to, with the exception of one (California, and that's only because I am really only in La Jolla and San Diego area when I'm there, which even though it took a body blow, is somewhat "sunny" if even in a transparently hollow sense), I've never seen stores so empty, people so melancholy, and such an overall degree of melancholy and seeming resignation.

I think we're in a true depression that's getting worse. I wouldn't be surprised if U3 if accurately measured (the methodology is deeply flawed) exceeds 15% and U6 (again, employing a more accurate methodology of capturing true underemployment) exceeds 25% (to put my admittedly SWAG into perspective, that would significantly exceed Shadow Government Statistics figures).

I have a sense of foreboding right now that I've never had before, not even during the 5% intraday meltdowns in the equity indexes back in 2008 (there was a sense of acute crisis back then, but now it's more akin to a sense of permanent and broader economic hopelessness).

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:14 | Link to Comment Bad Attitude
Bad Attitude's picture

Besides gun sales, look at the booming sales in other preparedness products. People are stocking up on food and emergency supplies. Preparedness web sites and blogs are proliferating.

Anybody who isn't drinking the Dear Leader Kool-Aid knows that the economy is not doing well and is getting worse. They are personally seeing a growing discrepancy between the rosy economic news reported in the main-stream-media and what they see with their own eyes.

People also see how Dear Leader is stoking division - racial, economic, gender, etc. They know this division is not healthy for the country.

Beans, bullets, and bandages, bitchez!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:22 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
RockyRacoon's picture

Sure, many folks might be prepping, but the sheer volume of the Walmart Horde could overrun any compound -- any day of the week.  If they'll crawl all over each other, threaten to shoot each other, and gouge out each other's eyes on Black Friday, imagine what they'll do to get access to your stashed food.  Hunger trumps Chinese chotchkies every time.  Got enough ammo?  How's your aim?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:45 | Link to Comment ironsky
ironsky's picture

A few turkey fryers might come in handy for boiling oil.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
The Alarmist's picture

You might need that oil to run the generator.  BTW, make sure you buy a diesel generator.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 06:53 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
Ginsengbull's picture

Just don't let anyone know that you have food.

 

The best prepper, is the one that's not on the tv show.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:00 | Link to Comment N. B. Forrest
N. B. Forrest's picture

Where I come from it's the WalMart crowd that has the guns.  I think you need to specify which "Walmart Horde" you are talking about.  The Walmart hordes in the red states keep guns and hate the feds as much as anyone on this site.  So I assume you are talking about the Long Island Walmart folks. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:00 | Link to Comment N. B. Forrest
N. B. Forrest's picture

Where I come from it's the WalMart crowd that has the guns.  I think you need to specify which "Walmart Horde" you are talking about.  The Walmart hordes in the red states keep guns and hate the feds as much as anyone on this site.  So I assume you are talking about the Long Island Walmart folks. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:06 | Link to Comment Kobe Beef
Kobe Beef's picture

Dear Rocky,

IEDs. We're not fucking around anymore.

Cheers,

Beef

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment MachoMan
MachoMan's picture

I think the increase in gun/ammo sales is mostly explained through a desperate attempt at get rich quick speculation by the herd (obama will ban gun X, therefore I must buy gun X) and, even if a failed endeavor, still provides a modest inflationary hedge.  For many parts of the country, guns and ammo are already a currency of sorts...  

The real thing to watch for actual buy-in will be the number of people that make lifestyle changes and learn skills necessary to be independent of the system/grid.  In other words, "prepping" entails a knee jerk reaction to perceived threats, however changing one's lifestyle to be able to independently provide the same items purchased through "prepping" is a totally different ballgame.  We've got plenty of preppers (in this case, the kissing cousins of mall ninjas), but we have a much smaller number of people actually learning the skills necessary to sustain themselves.  Better than nothing I guess, although most are getting taken for a ride with the quality of the prepping products (anything worth a damn is not the least bit affordable for most people). 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:04 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
Muppet Pimp's picture

Glad to see that you are on the right side of this MK.  I had read some of your stuff earlier on that had me concerned.  It is difficult for us all to discern the truth in a world of lies, sorry for doubting you.  I have re-bookmarked your page.  Thank you for your service sir.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Ookspay
Ookspay's picture

I'd dive into that foxhole.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:06 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
DoChenRollingBearing's picture

at economics9698

My ¨next gun¨ (Xmas present) will be a Springfield .308 w/ scope...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment AmCockerSpaniel
AmCockerSpaniel's picture

Mine is a M1A, like the M14 I carried in Nam. The only issue I had with the M14 was it was totally NOT suited for night fighting, as one can not aim in the dark, and all fighting is less than 100 yards (100% of all I did). A semi-auto 12 ga. would have been the best choice (the right tool for the job). But the army knows best.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:39 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
RockyRacoon's picture

12 guage?  No problem.

Only one choice for me:  Saiga 12

Plated 00 buck or slugs.

Take a look at this penetration with plated buckshot.  An easy twofer if you can get 'em to line up!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 03:01 | Link to Comment Rogue Trooper
Rogue Trooper's picture

No arguments fellas ... good choices they are - it's always a compromise.

I would add the Roni pistol-carbine to your Glock.  I like .45 but I am going all in 9mm: plus 12 guage and .308.

In light of the 'front page' drone article... perhaps a shortwave radio will prove useful.

Over and out...

/John Connor

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 04:20 | Link to Comment ebworthen
ebworthen's picture

Nice!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 06:48 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
Ginsengbull's picture

Wouldn't you prefer an AA-12?

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 23:22 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
RockyRacoon's picture

It's classified as a Destructive Device and not made in semi-auto.  I might as well ask Santa for a tank.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 08:46 | Link to Comment stant
stant's picture

amen brother, that was mine last xmas

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment Chaos_Theory
Chaos_Theory's picture

Mine is a 300 AAC BLK upper and then the silencer, as well as a Remington 700 AAC-SD in .308

 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:43 | Link to Comment aerojet
aerojet's picture

When did you own these firearms?  Quality control is off a lot recently.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:24 | Link to Comment economics9698
economics9698's picture

I got a couple in 2008 and 2009.  Both did well after 200 rounds.  At first I got some jams and was worried but after a few boxes they work great. 

I clean them and keep them oiled.  

They are good value for the dollar guns.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment Stoploss
Stoploss's picture

Nice.. Supressed.. See? I told ya, the ladies love 'em!!

Relax, there's no clip in it.

Beats the shit out of a gold necklace.

Isreal ladies know how to get a man's attention.

OOh Sexy Lady..

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 00:31 | Link to Comment UP Forester
UP Forester's picture

The clip is still in the cardboard box, which is still in the ammo can.

As for the magazine, I don't know where that is, either.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:41 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
RockyRacoon's picture

My pet peeve as well.  I cringe when the haters use the term wrong.

Clip vs. Magazine: A Lesson in Firearm Terminology
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:40 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
otto skorzeny's picture

I'm sure that if you ask the Israelis will allow you to open a gun shop in the Gaza strip/sarc. Kind of like the US govt. would allow you to sell guns to the public if there were no 2nd amendment-right?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Ima anal sphincter
Ima anal sphincter's picture

Well.....you succeeded in following up your first dumb-ass comment with an even dumber one.

I wonder what group of assholes you belong to. Oh...that wasn't very hard to figure out.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:18 | Link to Comment RacerX
RacerX's picture

I knew it! I'm surrounded by assholes!

http://youtu.be/sen8Tn8CBA4

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:56 | Link to Comment Pooper Popper
Pooper Popper's picture

Sounds like my kind of party!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

Biggest epiphany of my life was admitting I'm an asshole. Like a big weight lifted off my shoulders.

Amazing how when you admit it, everybody turns supportive suddenly.  "No you're not, don't be so hard on yourself." 

Well, ok, but I felt free after admitting it, happy, elated :)

Oh, nice cover photo too :)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Ookspay
Ookspay's picture

Me too geezer. But;

 

Were you born an asshole or did you work at it your whole life, either way you look at it your an asshole tonight. : )

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

Nobody is born an asshole, and it's not hereditary either (no behavor is hereditary).  So it must be environmental, in my case a very insecure father who compensated by being distant argumentative and controlling  ...an asshole himself.

"the sins of the fathers will be visited on the children unto the third and fourth generation"

...unless somebody in that chain breaks the "curse", and the first step toward breaking it is admitting it, even late in life.  Better late than never.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:23 | Link to Comment Ookspay
Ookspay's picture

Good to hear Cranky, Break that cycle. IMHO anger is always the key to assholes. There are very few things worth getting angry about. I too am a recovering asshole, who lapses from time to time, lol! Peace.

My reference, Jimmy Buffett

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5TV4tmbjbE

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:23 | Link to Comment Bad Attitude
Bad Attitude's picture

Nobody is born an asshole...

I respectfully disagree. I was a breach birth - I came out asshole first.  :-)

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:43 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
RockyRacoon's picture

When you start out your day and meet three assholes in a row, you might want to reconsider which of the four is the actual asshole?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:35 | Link to Comment Harbanger
Harbanger's picture

"Amazing how when you admit it, everybody turns supportive suddenly. "No you're not, don't be so hard on yourself."

Well, ok, but I felt free after admitting it, happy, elated :)"

You can only change if you admit it to yourself, admitting you're an asshole to other people is just being manipulative.  So you got the expected "aaw, no you're not", response.  It doesn't mean you're not still an asshole.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

My bible says confession is the first step toward repentance (which means changing). 

But fake confession isn't confession.  Sounds like you're implying all confession is fake.  Maybe a lot of it is.  But not all of it. 

There's one way to tell.  If the mental weight comes off, as I mentioned, then it's real confession. 

Confession doesn't mean change will occur necessarily.  But it's required for change to occur.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 00:35 | Link to Comment Harbanger
Harbanger's picture

"My bible says confession is the first step toward repentance"  No it doesn't, that's a English proverb.  Your Bible says you need to repent to God, it doesn't say you should confess to your friends, and especially not to your priest.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:29 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

"Confess your faults one to another ..."   James 5:16

There, you stupid dumbass moron "chirstian".

Damn you idiots make me sick.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Harbanger
Harbanger's picture

That's not your original quote which was an English proverb.  And the quote you found is out of context and doesn't mean what you think.  See, you proved you're still an asshole even though you felt better about confessing you're an asshole..

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 03:19 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

And the quote you found is out of context and doesn't mean what you think. 

Blow it out your ass dumbass.  It's plain as fuckin' day what it means.

Oh, and that "christ" you claim to love so fuckin' much has condemmed your sorry asses to the hottest rings of hell for taking his name fraudulently. 

Go look it up dumbass.  It's talkin' 'bout you.

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 03:26 | Link to Comment Harbanger
Harbanger's picture

You see Cranky, I misunderstood your entire initial point.  The point you made was that you felt better about admitting to your friends that you are an asshole. The confession to them was liberating and made you feel freer to continue. You never once said you wanted to change your behavior or stop being an asshole.  So I think I should stop egging you on before I give you stroke.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:40 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

Then you would label christ an asshole cause he felt the same way about you frauds I do.

Calling a spade a spade isn't being an asshole.  Christ clearly demonstrated that on the pharisees.

Frauds are the real assholes.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Ookspay
Ookspay's picture

Cranky, lead by example, be nice... Turn the other cheek.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
cranky-old-geezer's picture

 

 

Oh, and christ turned the other cheek with the pharisees?

My bible says he raked their sorry asses over the coals more than once.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Ookspay
Ookspay's picture

Christ should be capitalized. There is a diference between constant anger and rightheous indignation. Accept your cross and suffer fools. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:21 | Link to Comment Ookspay
Ookspay's picture

Meh, oops...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:33 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 04:55 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
AnAnonymous's picture

Well.. if we're going there, I might as well start it off.

...

If you're gonna throw rocks in a gun fight, you deserve to be darwin'd.
_________________________

Excellent 'american' statement. Worth keeping at hand. Shows how 'americans' consider themselves the natural forces that should cream up humanity.

By the way, the kid brought stones to the fight. The 'american' brought a gun, turning the fight into a gun fight.

But 'americans' have troubles with their cause and effect sequence so nothing unsettling here, just 'americans' obeying their 'american' eternal nature.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:39 | Link to Comment Gadocat99
Gadocat99's picture

Sounds like gun envy -- or bun envy.  Hmm?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:19 | Link to Comment nmewn
nmewn's picture

Tan lines bitchez!!!

I love a woman in uniform ;-)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment knukles
knukles's picture

Reminds me of that magazine from years ago, Gals and Ammo that had women in full dress lifting skirts to show off classic hoisery, garters, high heels and thigh holsters, etc.
Was terribly twistedly erotic.

Where have all the olde Barber Shoppes gone from when I was a kid?
Now they have shit on the telly like Ellen Degenerates

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment ACP
ACP's picture

Yeah, and those chicks are only IDF regulars. I wonder if the SF chicks are even more up-armed.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:03 | Link to Comment nmewn
nmewn's picture

I only read those magazines for the technicals and quality of content (and the ads in the back)...lol.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
Smiddywesson's picture

I can't believe that didn't make anyone laugh but me.  LOL

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:21 | Link to Comment nmewn
nmewn's picture

We're older Smiddy, I understand...it was another time and another place.

Inside jokes are the best kind ;-)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment ACP
ACP's picture

Just replace the word "magazines" with "websites."

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:58 | Link to Comment nmewn
nmewn's picture

True.

But the great thing about the printed word is it never goes down the rabbit hole of an internet website when the publisher or government wishes it to.

Something for the kiddies to ponder.

I often wonder, what will their reaction be when they finally discover everything they thought (or most of it) to be true is really a lie ;-)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:08 | Link to Comment ACP
ACP's picture

That brings up another thought..........in Fahrenheit 451, people had to memorize books after they were banned & burned. Will that occur? Who knows? But the internet has a loooooong memory.

As to the reaction of you spoke of, it's not likely they will actually believe the lies are actually lies, until reality hits them in the face like a Mack truck.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Silver Bug
Silver Bug's picture

Peoples instints are kicking in. They know something is coming.

 

http://jamesturkblog.blogspot.ca/

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Dingleberry
Dingleberry's picture

For those that need instructions in handling their newly purchased AR-15's....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKTutSMZ4FU

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:14 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Where was she at when I was in boot-camp?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
Race Car Driver's picture

Daycare?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:54 | Link to Comment shovelhead
shovelhead's picture

Hahaha

Rimshot.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:16 | Link to Comment edifice
edifice's picture

Jesus. I'll be in the bathroom for the remainder of the evening...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Freddie
Freddie's picture

Nice ACOG.

Haysus - that was a damn ad for AK-47s.  You could just have some hot Russian broad in a bikini throw an AK into a bathtub, pull it out and let the water drian and you are ready to go. 

No wonder so many poor grunts died cleaning M-16s in LBJ's war to enrich him more.  Hopefully McNamara is burning in hell with Lyndon.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment JohnG
JohnG's picture

 

 

That, sir, is M16A2, CQB sight, supressor, no mag.

Nothing against AK's, both are fine weapons.

Nothing against bikinis either.....

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:14 | Link to Comment nmewn
nmewn's picture

"no mag."

Yes.

It is interesting, how one can be drawn to a conclusion that isn't really there, slight of hand, turn of a knee, a smile ;-)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:05 | Link to Comment gallistic
gallistic's picture

Nope- it is an M4 Carbine.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Freddie
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:51 | Link to Comment gallistic
gallistic's picture

It could very well be be the particular version you mention, since there are military and non-military models that are very similar. I cannot magnify the pic and get a closer look without jacking up the resolution.

One thing is clear though, it is a carbine, not any M16 version. Notice the retractable buttstock and short barrel...

No ACOG either.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:35 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
Vlad Tepid's picture

You guys appear to be talking about a rifle, but I don't see any rifle in the picture.  I must not be able to see the whole picture...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:57 | Link to Comment agNau
agNau's picture

I fear gun quality will drop further once the government takes them over.
Probably best to buy now.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:51 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
RockyRacoon's picture

Hey, did anybody notice that she has a rifle?  Took me 3 viewings to note that small feature.  I got stalled at 1:53.

Cleaning that spring was a technique that I already have down.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 03:26 | Link to Comment Rogue Trooper
Rogue Trooper's picture

Well I am pleased I went for the M1-A.... seems a lot of trouble for a Rabbit Gun. Of course I did watch this several times to focus and ensure I could follow each step.  Pause and watch full screen.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 04:27 | Link to Comment ebworthen
ebworthen's picture

All I saw was tits, pung-tang, smooth skin, long black hair, red lips, and long slender delicate fingers with great nails.

Was there a gun in that video?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
Chuck Walla's picture

The revolvers are top notch. The M&P line is, too. Otto is an ignorant gun fearing pussy.

FORWARD HORNADY!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:11 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
Smiddywesson's picture

"she used that gun later to shoot at some rock hurling Palestinian youths. also-S&W is garbage."

 

LOL, another gun fag that knows nothing but what he thinks he knows.

Smith and Wesson isn't the be all and end all of firearms manufactures, but they put out a good product in most product lines.  I have fired over 10,000 rounds with some of their guns, and they just keep on working.  

I think they are very competitive in what they do.  If you aren't into what they do, then go buy another type of product.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:47 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

I like Smith, Wesson & Palestine.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment klockwerks
klockwerks's picture

Don't own any guns huh Otto or certainly don't have any experience with any.  Wife's 9MM , M&P has had 1000's of rounds shot through it and not 1 jam or malfunction. Now go get your Daisy rifle and practice up so when you grow up you can shoot like the big boys

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment ArgentDawn
ArgentDawn's picture

Shut your trap troll

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Estrella
Estrella's picture

You can tell that is a M&P S&W? I am impressed.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:33 | Link to Comment UGrev
UGrev's picture

Nice buns.. GUNS!!! I MEAN GUNS!! 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:05 | Link to Comment THX 1178
THX 1178's picture

Ahhh, you old salt, you.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:11 | Link to Comment cougar_w
cougar_w's picture

She's the one with two years of police training, packing a rifle, having a nice day at the beach. You can probably say anything you want, she might even like it.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:30 | Link to Comment knukles
knukles's picture

the beach or the 16?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Freddie
Freddie's picture

Where does she keep the 20 or 30 round mag for her AR?  In her vag?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:42 | Link to Comment cougar_w
cougar_w's picture

Dummy. It's in the beach bag, with the suntan oil and a fashion magazine. If my limited experience with IDF is any guide, she can probably lock-n-load and acquire a target in under 5 seconds flat, under heavy fire.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment aerojet
aerojet's picture

Whatever--every citizen in Israel is conscripted for a year there.  They get minimal training, just like most conscripts and the majority of them would be useless in a real fight because they're just dumb kids--cannon fodder to get shot to pieces and blown to little bits.  The IDF is not something special and Isreal has the same blood on its hands as all the crazy wackos in the Middle East.  You have to be pretty twisted to think some chick with an M-16 is somehow sexy.  It is statism run amock.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:09 | Link to Comment klockwerks
klockwerks's picture

Do you practice writing stuff you know nothing about or is it some agenda you like to expound on. Maybe keeping up with the casualty # you would learn more of what you speak. Trust me they know what they are doing. I think they have won a few, # lost ZERO

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Zwelgje
Zwelgje's picture

2006?

or what about 1973? without the US and traitor Sadat no more israhell:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/22/what-really-happened-in-the-yom-k...

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
Moe Howard's picture

When I was in Israel I was astounded how  many times older people had to point out to the "conscripts" they had there M16's on FIRE rather than safe when they put them on the overhead luggage rack before sitting on the bus. They were not very careful - usually indicates poor discipline. My opinion - IDF conscripts are like teenagers everywhere - only as good as the training. The indicators were the training wasn't very good. The last performance of the Infantry in Lebanon indicates to me they aren't very good against a trained, motivated and well armed enemy.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:04 | Link to Comment JohnG
JohnG's picture

If you come across 20 round mags, buy them all and let me know.  I'll take them off your hands.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
Moe Howard's picture

Magpul makes them. All you can afford.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:38 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
Lost Wages's picture

Gonna listen to Smif-n-Wessun and hope I don't get shot.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:36 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
e_goldstein's picture

I wonder where she keeps her magazines.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:43 | Link to Comment UP Forester
UP Forester's picture

Right around the corner from her night-stick?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:37 | Link to Comment Lendo
Lendo's picture

Awesome!

Keep up the great work, Mike.  Your blog is one of my daily visits on the internets.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:43 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Titor :

Should we be stockpiling guns?

The answer to this is NO! You will draw a great deal of negative attention to yourself. I recommend becoming familiar with firearms. This means taking a safety course and learning to shoot and clean many different types. There will be plenty of guns around when you need them.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/texas-secessionists-have-pac-now

Texas Secessionists Have a Political Action Committee Now

Bring it.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:50 | Link to Comment Lendo
Lendo's picture

How can we stockpile if we keep losing shit in boating accidents?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:09 | Link to Comment prodigious_idea
prodigious_idea's picture

I think it was someone else on ZH who said that they'll have way too many things to do besides knocking on the doors of the tens of millions of US citizens that have weapons so we shouldn't be concerned about drawing attention.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:32 | Link to Comment knukles
knukles's picture

And there'll will be plaenty of weapons lying about during the battle, as my best bud, the MgySgt was fond of saying...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:56 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
Chuck Walla's picture

Texas Secessionists Have a Political Action Committee Now

GTT

FORWARD ALAMO!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment h0oS
h0oS's picture

Yep, roll up and get front row tickets to the second US civil war, yeeeeeehaaaa zeitgeist bitchez!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Gamma735
Gamma735's picture

When I become rich, I will hire IDF women to be my 24/7 body guards.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:33 | Link to Comment cougar_w
cougar_w's picture

I happen to work with a bunch of folk with technology backgrounds acquired while in the IDF. These guys are hard core, let me tell you what. Nice as they get, I'd want them at my back in a fight, but bad-assery like you cannot imagine. A few IDF-trained chicks could probably hold off any US urban police force by sheer bad-assery alone and never even have to get off the phone.

[edit: those familiar with my fiction might appreciate knowing that the character Diamond Smith has been through several kinds of close combat and advanced weapons training since as soon as she could walk. For four years, they nearly killed her every day with training. Krav Maga, Chinese Sanshou, an especially violent form of kendo, every kind of murderous method possible with blunt instruments, and a technique of small arms close combat that turns out to be a lethal force-projection of chi. All that and she is also half tiger. Diamond is just about every kind of bad-assery I could think of, and has a fully optimized lethal range between zero and 3 meters inside of which every single living thing larger than an insect can die, instantly. I'd like to meet her some day but she would probably end up killing me on accident.]

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:34 | Link to Comment knukles
knukles's picture

I've been a couple of places in London where the security (armed to the teeth) are all ex-IDF.
Buncha no-nonsense folks.
Quality professionals

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:45 | Link to Comment knukles
knukles's picture

,

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
Moe Howard's picture

I lived in Israel, they were hiding those "folk" pretty good. What I saw was about what you would see in the US forces before 9/11. Now we have the most combat tested troops in the world, bar none. 

 

What are you basing your judgement on? Talk, or your actual observation of combat skills? 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:46 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Well yeah Americans need guns ahead of the Mayan apocalypse and the zombies that will start hatching on December 21. That and the Obamabots statists.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:47 | Link to Comment chump666
chump666's picture

I love it!

http://youtu.be/pwnZDakp_v4

Hot...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:56 | Link to Comment SgtSchultz
SgtSchultz's picture

I think this is hotter...........Chicks who Love GUNS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C917QJH9GNM

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:59 | Link to Comment chump666
chump666's picture

but but but The Cramps!

better clip...love this song

http://youtu.be/3v06l9ychQE

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:50 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Learning from history are we?

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

- Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:51 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
A Lunatic's picture

Even Bob Costas would have to tap that............

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
buzzsaw99's picture

the ass is nothing to write home about and chances are good the face isn't any better

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:58 | Link to Comment UP Forester
UP Forester's picture

But, but, but it's an Israeli ass, you must kiss it no matter how fugly it be....

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:43 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
Savyindallas's picture

oh well  -if you insist  - but I'm wearing  condom. There's some serious shit over in israel. All those Ukranian girls are kidnapped and brought over for the white slavery sex trade  -and those old Jewish geezers do not wear condoms. Pathetic.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:54 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
Moe Howard's picture

Look at the face on the one on the right - typical Israeli. 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment chump666
chump666's picture

Where is her magazine?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:05 | Link to Comment hannah
hannah's picture

by her  clit..i mean clip...?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment chump666
chump666's picture

lol

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:59 | Link to Comment BidnessMan
BidnessMan's picture

Was wondering the same thing ....

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:01 | Link to Comment nodhannum
nodhannum's picture

There like potato chips...I bet you can't eat just one.  Remember guys, "munching" is NOT a city in China!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:01 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
Chupacabra-322's picture

If you're going to own only one S&W make it a model 686.  Hands down the best revolver from the S&W product line.  However, the most popular model sold is the J Frame model 642 for concealment purposes. 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:59 | Link to Comment aerojet
aerojet's picture

The 686-1 (or any one with the "M" stamp from the first recall) was awesome.  Today's are, meh.  S&W just isn't the same company it once was.  

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 06:29 | Link to Comment Ginsengbull
Ginsengbull's picture

I still like my 1917.

 

Full moon clips of .45 ACP, and it doesn't make noise to reload, load, or unload.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:04 | Link to Comment XitSam
XitSam's picture

Mike is only tracking new sales. Nothing about how much flow is going on. As demand goes up, there could be significant private sales of lesser quality and "extra" guns in collections.

"I have maintained for quite some time that the only true “consumer confidence” statistic one should look at is that of gun sales."

If the dollar either nose dives or people have no money to spend on firearms, this consumer confidence stat starts failing.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:08 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Never any shortage of people at the gun shows around here, even at $8 a head.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment BeerBrewer09
BeerBrewer09's picture

According to my local paper (sorry), Americans bought more guns on Black Friday this year than any other day in American history. I'll check my facts after posting this.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment BeerBrewer09
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:05 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Hopefully Costas will get another face-lift which will prevent his mouth from moving, The idea that a homicidal linebacker wouldn't have the ability to kill his baby-mama and himself without a gun is asinine. First off, he could've easily killed her barehanded. As for himself, the vehicle he drove over to the stadium is far more lethal than any pistol.

 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:20 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
A Lunatic's picture

No shit. It's much more merciful to beat someone to death, or hack them up with a kitchen knife. (sarc) I hope Bob meets a bad end on the South Side. Perhaps something involving gang rape, broken glass, bludgeoning, and eventual dismemberment........all to the sound of laughter. (sarc off)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:40 | Link to Comment nmewn
nmewn's picture

Bob Costas...he's terminally stupid, unfixable.

Last night he continued to try and explain himself by (in essence) saying he would be just fine with rolling around on the coke and ice spilled, bubble gum dabbled, movie theater floor...as the orange haired Aurora shooter walked up and down the aisles killing people, rather than think he was surrounded by movie patrons bearing arms.

Now that was quality entertainment ;-)

Memo to Costas...you shouldn't be promoting gun restrictions...you should be promoting shovel restrictions...stop digging...lol.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Bawneee Fwank
Bawneee Fwank's picture

I purchased a new Daniel Defense DDM4 a while back for 1100...At the gun show this past weekend the same model was going for 1800...Shit is getting insane!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:40 | Link to Comment pursueliberty
pursueliberty's picture

Its a gun show, everything there is insane.  You did do good at $1,100 if new, not sure I've seen one priced that low.  Its a $1,400 gun. 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:50 | Link to Comment UGrev
UGrev's picture

I heard you lost that during a move?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:11 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus's picture

ammo

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:39 | Link to Comment NachoLiebor
NachoLiebor's picture

I got some paper 45 ACP that's only leveraged 500:1 if anyone is interested ;-)

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!