Thursday, September 10, 2015

Poor Choice Of Names

If you are a dog owner, you know and fear parvo aka canine parvovirus. It attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog's body especially in the intestinal tract. This causes severe, often bloody, diarrhea in the dog and can be fatal. The virus also attacks white blood cells and can damage the heart. This is why it is so important to vaccinate all dogs and puppies against parvo.

With this little intro to canine health issues you can understand why my head shook when I read this release from Head Down Products. They make fairly decent rifles from what I understand. I've never shot one of their firearms before but that is the impression I had.

From their press release:
Dallas, GA – Head Down Products is proud to announce the Uncle Parvo line, a line of AR-15 rifles specifically designed for predator hunting applications and the specific needs of hunters.

While the value of the AR-15 platform is well known in the hunting world, quite often the AR-15 market leans toward the tactical/defense application and not the outdoorsman. Head Down Products is proud to change that.

The Uncle Parvo line of rifles are lightweight, tough and includes a modular rail featuring KeyMod™. This rifle features a 14.5" barrel equipped with a mid-length gas system. The Uncle Parvo ships suppressor ready, with a Gemtech G5 QD/muzzle brake pinned for ATF compliance.
While it looks like a fine rifle, I wonder how many hunters, especially those that own dogs, are going to look at that name and say, "WTF?" I know I would.

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