There have been many weird accessories developed for firearms – some ostensibly serious, some with tongue firmly in cheek. For example, who can forget the pistol bayonet?
Or how about the awesomely-named (NOT!) “Tactical Military Multifunction Aluminum Detachable Carry Battle Rail Mug Cup“?
The latest entrant in the ‘ridiculous’ category is a baseplate for Glock magazines that the manufacturer calls the “Meat Hammer“.
That may be a great steak tenderizer, but I’m hard-pressed to recall a more stupid idea for a gun part. Think about it.
- The standard malfunction drill for a pistol is “Tap-Rack-Bang“: tap the magazine (hard) with the base of your off hand to re-seat it if necessary, then rack the slide to eject any non-firing cartridge or case and load a new round, then aim the gun and pull the trigger. It usually happens at high speed, under great stress. In the heat of the moment, if you slap your non-firing hand hard against that thing . . . need I say more?
- Let’s imagine that you have to use your firearm to defend yourself. Even if you only display it, and never fire a shot, just think what the prosecuting attorney (or the attorney for the attackers against whom you defended yourself) is going to say in court. “Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the defendant deliberately equipped his firearm with a device called a ‘Meat Hammer’. This proves his malicious, premeditated intent to inflict grievous bodily harm! He bought and installed a torture device!” Good luck winning that court case. You’ve handicapped yourself from the get-go.
Nope. I won’t be buying or installing one. We can add that to the long, long list of accessories likely to be encountered only on rooney guns like this one.