MUD! – The Rebuttal (well… the memes)

In the wake of the ice and mud tests recently done by Garand Thumb, Brandon now reviews the memes that have rolled out there of.

Guns are almost feeling like Pokemon here with Ice being the weakness for some and Mud being the weakness of others. Good times.

Gun culture is a silly place. But it does not lack for entertainment value.

Take a moment to relax and enjoy. It is Wednesday!

On a serious note, both the ice and mud tests show the areas in the various rifles that need maintenance most critically under which conditions and that is genuinely good information.

All. Rifles. Fail. They are machines, and when exposed to certain conditions they are going to bind up. We have dust, we have mud, we have ice, we have various overly harsh environmental media to put into them to see where and what will stop them but no one test makes or breaks a rifle unless it can’t hold its own at all.

Short version: Most modern rifles or upgrades of the last 2-3 decades, and especially in the last decade, are solidly designed and if assembled with quality using quality parts will run very well. Even in poor environmental conditions if basic maintenance steps are taken.

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.