Best of 4/1/21

The First of April, April Fools, has been a fun day in the firearm industry for years, with gag releases coming from companies around the realm to tease the masses.

ODG drop

ODG is the new FDE is the new Wolf Grey (Gray?) is the new DDC is the new Coyote and so on. Well played Unity.

The cruelest of pranks was probably ‘In Stock’ posts.

Forward Controls Shenanigans
Why?!?!?! 5.45

IWI did the same with a swipe at the 5.45 gang. It is, perhaps, cruel and unusual punishment for social media machinations. But who knows, mostly things like this rest on production capacity and demand more than abject cruelty… that is firmly H&K’s purview…

Others took a more pragmatic prankster tact, like the FN Mini-SCAR20.

Springfield took a particularly spectacular swipe.

Say what you will about the Croatia imports or anything else surrounding Springfield’s catalog, that was well done.

Someone decided to give CTD some flak for their auto adjusting price model and whatever is on the end of that line (it might even be CTD, I haven’t checked… I’m afraid)

This tweet from Libertarian 2A Advocate Austin Peterson got by many a fact checker who didn’t bother to think about the date. Many a triggered tweeter who believed such things “shouldn’t be joked about” and to that I must advice, if you cannot laugh at yourself and at serious topics, you are too tightly wound to make progress well.

We must laugh people.

Modlite played it well by promising a suppressor, something that has been done with maglites actually, and it was nicely done in good fun.

However, the best of the day I saw. The most excellent of excellence. The masterpiece, if you will. That came from LAW Tactical.

They did it! China finally recognized the LAW patent and no more garbage tier copies with stolen footage will be advertised on Facebook for a fraction of the price!

Wouldn’t that be nice…

A well done April 1st everyone, back to work. Except for those on a Spring Break, enjoy.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.