Sunday, January 26, 2014
New RIP handgun round: The Wirecutter Perspective
There is buzz about the new R.I.P. round, and generating buzz for something genuinely innovative in the firearms industry is a good thing. Innovation is a good thing. That someone is thinking outside the box is a good thing. I love the fact that this is a machined product without lead for several reasons. Whether or not this round performs as the manufacturer claims is not even in the equation for me at this point.
Note to Jim Miller: Consider custom engraving bullets for customers with snark (Consider "Fuck You" or "You Lose" engraved on the back end of the 9mm round that gets pulled out of a Tory chest at the autopsy) or patriotic messages - I bet you could engrave the entire Bill of Rights on a 230 grain .45 ACP round nose... Talk about agitprop! ;)
But back to the R.I.P. - before you folks mortgage the house to buy ANY bullet/load, remember the basics.
Shot placement is always more important, especially from a handgun, than any other factor.
Here's Kenny's piece. Heed his perspective.
Posted by K at 9:59 PM