Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • At least Xavier’s ugly guns are still shootable…. That’s just sad.

  • 22lr

    Insert remark about how you never EVER put a (ANY) gun in the oven, what the heck. Well ill bet he got in a little bit of trouble for that one.

  • jdun1911

    You see this is the reason why the US military is against plastic receivers.

    400°f isn’t hot. Going prolong full auto will get hotter then that.

    I wounder at what degree the plastic would start to warp.

  • Oh wow, what a horrible thing to do to a perfectly wonderful Sig!

  • VJK

    Never heard of drying you gun after cleaning. French police may need to give their cops an IQ test as a part of the recruiting/selection procedure.

  • Milan

    Just goes to show the French are so good at raising the white flag, they don’t have to worry about using their firearms.

  • Tony

    Cops and guns… Often a very bad combination. I guess it being a French cop makes it even worse? 😛

  • Reid

    It’s a good thing it wasn’t loaded.

    I’ll admit I’ve done some silly things in my time, like putting a beer in the freezer to quickly chill it and then remembering it two hours later–only to find that it’s either turned to beersicle or exploded. But a gun in the oven? There is nothing approaching a logical reason to have done that in the first place.

    I’m suspicious that he did this intentionally, to see what would happen, and made up this retarded story to try and cover his arse.

  • A.g.

    French Police Officer myself, Thanks for this picture of that stupidity…
    But… !!!
    In the 50′, when the French army introduce the Mac 50, a local made 9mm for their service, the trick in the Algérian war field and after on all service who use it was to remove the plastic parts on the grip, disassemble the weapons, put the pieces on a pot and make boil with Saint-Mar soap. A soap who was used to clean everything.
    And it was the fastest and better cleaning way for this well made brick of steel who support the treatment very well with a correct lubrication after.

    The legend that I heard here : an old school veteran in Gendarmerie Mobile, a military police specilized in crowd control tried to use the traditional method with this 2022.
    That’s not an apology.
    My two cents…

  • David

    A Police Officers best quality is having some common sense. It seems that this Frenchy is lacking in that area. It’s probably for the best since Barney would probably end up blowing his head off if he ever gets the bullet out of his pocket. I wonder if he ever considered a nice clean rag to dry off his firearm? What was he thinking to do something like that?

  • Ive herd of tv dinners in the oven, turky in the oven, fish sticks in the oven, even baby in the oven, but gun in the oven. Mabe he was really hungry.

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  • Never put a gun in the oven? Really? Every gun I own that’ll fit has been in the oven while being treated with Froglube. Granted, at a low 175 degrees for a half hour, but still.

  • Robert Geiger

    Just saw and ad on ARMSLIST : “For Sale, French Army Rifle, never fired, dropped only once”