At the risk of turning this into an all-Oleg-all-the-time weblog, another reason Oleg Volk is a rather awesome individual is that upon hearing that I was trying to assemble equipment for Boomershoot as affordably as possible, he offered to pay me for modeling services rendered in the past, rendered at Boomershoot, and probably to be rendered in the future by calling in a favor at Primary Arms. This favor basically consisted of me receiving one [...]
If your job application system requires me to upload my resume, and then type my resume into your specific text fields all over again, your job application system sucks. I understand that recruiters and HR weenies want applicants’ information to be in an easily-searchable, standardized format, but if that is really the case, stop wasting everyone’s time and internet bandwidth with actual resumes.
There has not been a great deal of movement on the [...]
For a variety of reasons, I was unable to attend this year’s SHOT Show… at least in person. I was definitely there in spirit, though:
Many thanks to Owen Martin of Snake Hound Machine for allowing me to honestly say that one of my products has been displayed at a SHOT Show.
In other news, I do not know why my car keeps telling me that my door is a jar. No, [...]
And regular readers know how much I love coincidences.
Yesterday afternoon, I received this comment from Robert Farago:
This morning, I received this now-deleted comment from "Daedalus":
The comment has been deleted because that black block is covering up personal information, and, by and large, I do not permit that kind of information to be posted on this site. I attempted to email "Daedalus" here and inform him of that [...]
As with so many trade shows, my understanding is that there is not a lot of buying going on at SHOT Show; there is a lot of meeting with people who sell and purchase things, of course, but you generally cannot go in, fork over cash, and walk out with X item.
Owen Martin, the proprietor of Snake Hound Machine, understands how frustrating it can be to the “want it now crowd” to happen [...]
As previously mentioned, I will unfortunately not be attending SHOT Show this year… however, as a recent anonymous coward reminded me, one of my Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunter International patches is still up for grabs for those lucky folks who are going. What do you have to do to earn this patch? Simple:
To all you lucky bastards going to SHOT Show this year, take heed! I have a few Eastern TN Monster Hunter [...]
Once again, I will not be attending SHOT Show (mostly because I will be saving up money for a significantly less exciting trip in the hopefully-near future), but those of you who are going should bear this in mind:
I just received some disturbing news about this year’s SHOT Show from a well respected member of the firearms industry. The mainstream media will be at the 2013 SHOT Show in force with the express [...]
As I probably have mentioned (and probably will keep mentioning), I was not at SHOT Show this year, but that does not mean I was not keeping fairly close tabs on those who were. Here is a brief rundown of all the news and pictures that caught my eye.
Over the past almost-three-years now, I have been monitoring the "coming to America" story for the Israeli-made Tavor, all the way back when it was [...]
By now, you are probably well aware of the difficulties Paul Helinski, the president (?) of GunsAmerica and current sufferer of faragosis, is having comprehending how the internet works.
Well, just over two days ago, I issued the following challenge to my readers:
To all you lucky bastards going to SHOT Show this year, take heed! I have a few Eastern TN Monster Hunter International patches left, and I will send one patch, [...]
Never having seen a single episode of South Park, I am only familiar with the “underpants gnomes” by secondhand information. This, however, is their business plan:
Surprisingly, they are not the only folks to come up with such an ironclad scheme.
Some time ago, I got an offer to join the GunUp network, with the following promise:
GunUp.com is sending 10 of its Gun Blog Network members to next years SHOT [...]
Paul Helinski, president of GunsAmerica, simply does not understand the Internet or how it works. This profound ignorance is rather surprising in this day and age, especially since he claims to have been using the “network of tubes” for the past 15 years or so, but being the gracious and generous person I am, I took it upon myself to try to correct this oversight yesterday.
Apparently, I was too late:
Alas, I [...]
Since everyone’s favorite company president, Paul Helinski, was having such a hard time comprehending the nature of the internet and how exactly it works, I thought I would take a moment and give him some easy-to-understand, graphical pointers.
First, run a Google search for “gunsamerica”. If you do it sometime near the time of this post’s writing, check out return number seven.
Yup, that would be my little post, put up all [...]
One of the favorite lies of the anti-rights cultists (at least when they are not whinging about the NRA being all-powerful – consistency is not their strong suit) is that the firearm industry is dying/drying up/collapsing/shrinking/etc.
If that were actually the case, I wonder what the explanation would be for the SHOT Show having to limit attendance to only firearm- and shooting-related companies, on the basis that there are too many up-and-comers who need [...]
One of the more-amusing talking points that is repeated ad nauseum by anti-rights cultists is that the “gun culture” is slowly dying, with the associated hand-waving and smoke-blowing to try to explain away the recent increases in NICS transactions and growth in firearm sales. Well, allow me to hand you two more nails to put in the coffin of that particular myth.
First up, it would appear as though there is a revitalized interest in [...]