My friends at Tennessee Tactical Airsoft of Knoxville are in the midst of cleaning out the warehouse soon to be their indoor CQB arena (incidentally, this building was originally constructed by Camel Manufacturing Company, which provided the US Military with tents and associated canvas products way back right after World War 1 and on until today), and they let me come over and take a few pictures. I promised them some useful pictures for their [...]
Is there a range / facility / backyard with a good back stop in the Knoxville region that would be willing to let me do a night-time/low-light photo/video shoot with a shotgun? It might be a little noisy, but you would get to play with some frankly awesome toys…
A fellow Knoxville blogger has gotten a gig at a parenting blogging site, and examined the benefits and dangers of keeping firearms in the house, complete with a helping handful of statistics from yours truly – statistics that are, I would point out, properly cited and sourced. In any case, I am not one to tell another person that they should or should not do something, but if you are considering purchasing firearms (and thus [...]
Well, I know where I will be next Friday, and this time it will be shown in the "real" theater here in Knoxville, rather than the artsy-fartsy indie theater off in the boonies.
Part One was good, but it could have been significantly better; this time around, we have changed everyone in the credits aside from Brian Patrick O’Toole as one of the screenwriters and John Aglialoro as the producer, so I guess [...]
Really, Coal Creek Armory?
Any gun shop owner in America with two neurons to rub together comprehends that females are one of the – if not the – fastest growing market segments in the firearm-owning community, and you go and decided it would be a fantastic idea to sponsor one of the "premier" exercises in objectifying women?
"Tone deaf" seems like a woefully underwhelming phrase to describe this particular notion of [...]
These pictures were taken approximately at these two locations:
The first two are of the Harris Distributing Warehouse, the third is of a building near it, and the rest are along the tracks near Old City.
I just keep seeing the second-to-last one as a resupply station in Half Life 2 or something…
We all know that Dragon Leatherworks makes good holsters, but now more of Eastern Tennessee can find out (if you are using an RSS reader, you will probably have to click through to see the video):
Yup, that would be Dennis, the proprietor, on regional television during prime-time on a Friday evening, and I have to admit that I am remarkably impressed at how positive and salutary the segment was.
I mean, [...]
I meant to put up this post over the weekend, but life conspired against me, and then Say Uncle linked to my last post, and here we are. However, the short-and-sweet of it is this:
The Knoxville / Turkey Creek Chick-Fil-A has NOT posted itself as a “gun-free zone” / victim-disarmament zone.
I drove by the store yesterday, and neither of its two entrances were posted with anything even approximating a “gunbuster” sticker, [...]
A little birdie (who happens to have a good bit of leather dye on his hands) told me that WATE‘s “Made in Tennessee” segment just wrapped up filming at the headquarters of Dragon Leatherworks.
No real word on when the segment will air, but I will try to record it when it does.
Also, if that is not “normalization”, I do not know what is. And speaking of not knowing things, are you [...]
[Update] Please see updated information regarding this story here. In short, Chick-Fil-A has NOT posted itself as a “gun-free zone”.[/UPDATE]
Well, now, this is interesting.
As regular readers will remember, I went to Chick-Fil-A on the first of this month to support them and show my disdain, to put it politely, for those governmental lackeys who would tell a private corporation where it can and cannot build based off nothing more than the personal [...]
Politicians are so easy.
Almost a month ago, I wrote a friendly letter to Tim Hutchison, an apparent state representative candidate for the newly-moved 89th District (*.pdf warning) here in Tennessee (it used to be over in Memphis, and is now in Knoxville… that will not be confusing at all!). Unsurprisingly, he never responded to that email, which happened to ask some rather poignant, penetrating questions, and I decided to send that email to [...]
Unsurprisingly, almost a month later, Tim Hutchison has declined to answer any of the questions I emailed him, despite hitting me with snailmail spam and radio commercials now.
People who vote for people like this are part of the reason America is in the dire straits we find her in today.
It may be tremendously callous of me to say this, but I honestly do not have a very large problem with people committing suicide. Oh, I know, it is a horrible thing for their families and friends to go through, and I would not wish that situation upon anyone (especially the inevitable, but still erroneous, self-guilt-tripping of "was I the person who pushed him/her over the edge?"), but the honest truth is that your life [...]
Once upon a time, Breda said she admired me because I "say things"; while I unquestionably enjoy the sentiment, I have honestly been somewhat confused by the motivation, but something tells me this is the kind of thing she was talking about:
My name is [Linoge], and I currently live in the [Name] subdivision of Knoxville – one of the neighborhoods you pamphleted yesterday sometime during normal business hours. I came home to find [...]
First up, GearHog has a $40 gift certificate at Brownells on sale for $20 – I am all about doubling my money, so you can count me onboard for that.
Next up, DealChicken has the following deals at Coal Creek Armory:
• Option 1: $100 for a one-year range membership ($200 value) • Option 2: $182.50 for the women’s handgun essentials class, a TN handgun carry permit class and a one-year range membership [...]
I seem to have something of a cursed* car (you mentioned wanting to buy it, WizardPC…?).
A few months back, it managed to find something sharp and pointy with its front right tire, and, thankfully, Eurohaus Motorsports was kind enough to yank it out and patch the tire at no charge.
Apparently, a few days ago, the rear right tire managed to find this:
The nail, not the dime. Damned thing [...]
I happened to be in downtown Knoxville yesterday with some time to spare, so I swung by Organized Play to see if there was anything I could waste some money one (coincidentally, there was, but such things are not hard to find in that store).
Morgan, the owner, greeted me as I came in with a "So what’s new in the world of firearms this week?", to which I responded, "Oh, not much, what’s [...]