I had the distinct privilege of finally meeting the guy who used to guest write here and currently runs Guns, Cars, and Tech along with his current guest author, meeting Gremlin and his staff, Oleg Volk, meeting Chris from Archangel Industries (who apparently makes shiny kydex holsters, including clear OWB ones, which is an interesting thought indeed), shooting a hell of a lot of guns that were not all mine with ammunition that was not all mine, inducting some good folks into The Joyous Fellowship of the BOOM, and doing a little modeling in my spare time:
True to his aesthetic form, though, I spent about a tenth as much time in front of Oleg’s camera as Better Half did, and when we left, he was muttering something about "advertisements" and "Appleseed" and even "magazine covers". No idea if any of them will pan out, but it will be pretty cool regardless.
One thing was consistent throughout, though: Ash may have his BOOM Stick, but I have a Happy Stick – very few people are capable of emptying so much as the five-round magazine out of the short-barreled Saiga without something approximating an ear-to-ear grin. WizardPC won the quote of the weekend when, after finishing a 20-round drum, I pointed out to him that he needed one, and his response was, "I need TWO!"
So here is a big ol’ "Thank you!" to Oleg for putting us up for a night and taking so many pictures and another one to everyone for coming out to the range on Saturday and Sunday; Better Half and I had a great time!