The WON / MGC Fathers Day Giveaway

Editors Note: In response to the vicious and unprovoked attack on our manliness and intellect by The Women’s Outdoor News, we would like to offer the following public response.

OK. We know we came to this battle of wits unarmed. But we’re dudes. Is that really a surprise? True to our egotistical and foolhardy nature, we’re going to attempt to get out of this hole by continuing to dig. Works every time, right up to the point where we have to start apologizing.

We have to admit that your Fathers Day gift suggestion –  the Briggs and Stratton AMPLIFI system – is a pretty nifty idea. Especially considering that a bunch of chicks came up with it. Before we encourage all our readers to enter to win a free one by leaving comments at your site, we’ve got a few questions:

  • Is it certified for washing children under the age of 3? Preferably fully clothed?
  • Is there a backpack mounted version? This would make a killer ‘flamethrower’ for paintball.
  • Can you fill it with beer?

Since Women’s Outdoor News and Briggs and Stratton are displaying some Fathers Day generosity, we’ll respond in kind. And we’re not copying your idea because we can’t come up with our own. Really.

But first another lesson about the vacuous simplicity of the male thought process. When we hear the word ‘cleaning’ our brain processes this auditory signal as ‘guns.’ Simple as that. What else could possibly need cleaning? Of course it’s nothing more than common sense that cleaning equates to guns, but if you really need the proof, it’s easily verifiable mathematically.

Gun cleaning pioneer, physicist, and OTIS Technology founder Ben Cartwright discovered the relationship between ‘cleaning’ and ‘guns’ back in 1985. While developing a mathematical model to explain the causation relationship between Lazy-Boy Recliners and beer, he stumbled across the following:


As you can clearly see, when you simplify the equation, carry the one, and round up…


And nothing cleans guns like the OTIS Elite Cleaning System. It’s simple, easy to operate, and includes everything you need in one box. Like beer.

The OTIS Elite System includes everything you need to clean guns ranging from .17 caliber through 10 gauge shotguns. And more.

  • Over 40 firearm-specific cleaning components in a nylon case
  • Six (6) Memory-Flex® Cables of varying length for effective and correct Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning
  • Twenty-three (23) bronze bore brushes remove copper deposits and other fouling
  • Obstruction removal tools for jammed cases and other blockages
  • Specialized precision tools for complete breakdown and fine cleaning of all critical and hard to reach areas of your firearm
  • Optics cleaning gear for care and maintenance of scopes, rangefinders and more
  • Removable Tactical Cleaning System for convenient carrying in the field

We’ve owned the OTIS Elite System for years and love it.

So we’re going to give one away here.

All you have to do to win this system is leave a comment here, or on our “Open Letter to the Women’s Outdoor News” story with ideas for Fathers Day. We’ll use technology to select a lucky winner.

Oh, and don’t forget that our lady friends at Women’s Outdoor News are giving away a Briggs and Stratton AMPLIFI system!


  1. says

    I think I should win solely for the reason that I am always giving stuff away that I am not eligible to win, so it is my turn. That is all. Cheers.

  2. says

    I always buy my husband guns for Father’s day. You can never go wrong with that gift idea. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to put any thought what-so-ever into it. Any gun will do when it is a present for a man. And if it ends up being a gun they look at with the “what the hell am I going to do with that thing” look, you can always say “it’s an exotic honey… for your collection”, (they don’t know any better).

    Oh, and I totally agree with gun cleaning being a man’s job. I go out and shoot like crazy and then hand the guns off to my husband. Sometimes I see just how dirty I can get them so I can check his work and point out all the places he missed. So he really could use that kit. But then again, why would I want to make it easier on him (after all he is the lucky one that can pee standing up without taking off his camo)?

  3. Ellen Benitz says

    I too would like to win this wonderful gun cleaning set for my hubby, father to my children. He is the chief gun cleaner around here becuase no one cleans a gun as well as he does! (I really didn’t try very hard….got fired from that job…aaww too bad for me! ) Anyway, it would be nice to have all the right tools in one place so he can do a bang-up job on all our guns and leave us more time to shoot!

  4. says

    Just ask Caleb – I’m the guy that’s always cleaning his guns too much. Would be great to have a miniature version of my GIANT BOX ‘O’ CLEANIN’ STUFF… :)

  5. LilDevil says

    So cleaning my pop guns is my MOST important item of the week. Only eating comes next… LilDevil

  6. Adam Broussard says

    I could use this. Question is…….yeah, I need it. Range days can be tedious due to all the cleaning….

  7. Mike Hannah says

    I like that the kit is well put together in a nice case that has a handle. Nice overall cleaning kit. Would go great with my gear. And it even comes with a little lock!

  8. says

    See, having something like that would give me a great reason to buy more guns.

    “See, Honey, this cleaning brush has NEVER been used, that is a true shame. Guess we have to buy that .40 cal…”

  9. Jason says

    Father’s day gift idea is win this awesome cleaning system and I will be able to buy my dad a better gift! Great contest and hopefully I will win! Thanks

  10. Steve Price says

    Would totally love this. My FN needs a good cleaning and going to soon be getting my wife a new handgun so we’ll need somethin like this!

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  1. […] The first deal is for the OTIS Elite Cleaning System which has gizmos to handle every forearm from .17 caliber through 12 gauge shotguns. 105mm light guns require additional parts, sorry. Buy the OTIS Elite kit and send in the forms for a $15 cash back rebate. If you want to know a little more about the OTIS Elite system, we gave one away last year with the ladies from Women’s Outdoor News. […]

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