Where the magic happens…

There’s been a flurry of posts from other gun bloggers in response to an inquiry launched by Romeo Tango Bravo and my mysterious web buddy at GunMart. And no, it’s not a bro-mance. We’re just friends, although we’ve never met.

The basic question was, “where do you do your gun blogging from and what environment drives all those creative and radical posts?

Some of the other bloggers office environments that I’ve seen include:

I’ve stayed out of this contest mainly because I didn’t want to stir up a lot of envy among the Gun Blogger community. You see, I like to live the moment when I’m writing, so I do most of my work from my M16 Half Track. It’s open and spacious, and has plenty of guns.

My Gun Blogging Office

My Gun Blogging Office

Sometimes though, I get the writers block thing and have to move to my alternate digs. Usually I like to stand in the turret of my Sherman tank. It makes me feel invincible in my writing.

My Backup Gun Blogging Office - Remember, 2 is 1, and 1 is none.

My Backup Gun Blogging Office - Remember, 2 is 1, and 1 is none.

I would like to thank my new buddy David from the Historical Cadet Corps for lending me office space. David is my new best friend mainly cause he’s a nice guy (of course), but also because he has an M16 Half Track for us to play with.

David - Historical Cadet Corps with his most awesome toy!

David - Historical Cadet Corps with his most awesome toy!


Our Conspiratorial Arrangement With AmmoLand.com

Colt 1895 Potato Digger

Colt 1895 Potato Digger (image: NRAMuseum.com)

Now we’ve done it. We’ve made a secret arrangement with the good folks over at AmmoLand.com. The bottom line is that we’re going to be a contributor to their site on a regular basis. Hopefully we won’t drag that site to the depths of despair that this one has so managed to achieve. With a lot of hard work I might add.

But seriously, it’s going to be a lot of fun. The AmmoLand stories will give us an opportunity to explore some different angles on various shooting and political topics. One of the things we’ll be doing is a frequent feature and commentary on unusual and historical guns and weapons and their sometimes sordid past.

Our first article posted today and it tells the story of the Paramount Home Guard. Yep, you guessed right. A group of Hollywood hairdressers and actors trained in some things military for the purpose of protecting our homeland from invasion.

So if you want to know answers to the following questions, head over to AmmoLand and read “The Hollwood Home Guard

  • How fast could Cecil B. DeMille reload a Colt 1895 Potato Digger?
  • Can an irritable Hollywood hairdresser beat Zsa Zsa Gabor in a slap fight?
  • Why is Eva Longoria mentioned in this story?
  • Who has a scarier voice? Darth Vader or James Earl Jones? Ok, that was a trick question… Now for a real one. Can James Earl Jones kill 10 men with just the sound of his voice?
  • Did Daniel Craig need psychotherapy after filming Casino Royale?

For answers to these and other questions, check out the story!

* Disclaimer: All questions noted above may or may not be addressed by clicking on this link.

Do’s and Dont’s For National Pack Rat Day

Today is National Pack Rat Day! Here are some helpful tips to help you make the most of this, the most sedentary of holidays…

  • Go to your local shooting range and pick up all the brass you see, especially if you don’t reload.
  • Find a gun show. Buy three of each flavor of beef (or elk) jerky, the latest garage-designed holster, and a broad assortment of $3 knives.
  • Keep all cans and milk jugs. Who knows, you might use them as targets one day.
  • Order some other gun cleaners and lubricants. You can never have too many of those.

Most importantly, make it a point to not clean, organize, or consolidate.

Instead, do something productive like sitting on the couch and checking out a fun gun blog. Since it’s Pack Rat day, how about perusing The Packing Rat?

So here’s a shootout, I mean shoutout to Derek – CEO, Founder, Editor, and Chief Content Poster. He’s a super nice guy and offers an eclectic mix of enjoyable content ranging from guns, shooting, second amendment politics, photography, and food. Take a look!

And enjoy National Pack Rat Day. And cling to some useless item or object – just for us.

Zombie Hunters Unite At NRA Annual Meeting

Birchwood Casey Zombie Target

Birchwood Casey Zombie Target

One of the pleasures of attending the NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh was the interesting people I met while there. With a crowd of over 71,000 I figured I was bound to meet other forward-thinking and wise folks who are busy preparing for the zombie apocalypse. The mysterious shiny-headed man behind New Jovian Thunderbolt is one of them. In addition to being the only person I have witnessed getting licked on the head by Top Shot Champ Iain Harrison, he’s a pretty funny guy. I ran across this while checking out one of the newest sites on My Gun Culture’s daily read list:

“The problem with quotes on the internet is it is difficult to verify their authenticity.”
– Abraham Lincoln

From: New Jovian Thunderbolt

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