Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bravo!… Bravo!… Bravo!

Now, this is the best linkity, link, link, link job that I have seen in a good long while. Well done and kudos to you, Sir.

*The Mellow Jihadi is trying to drum up some help from the gun blogging community to help a gun newb out (and I believe a few of you Kalifornistan gun bloggers have a standing offer in place), so go on over there and have a look and help the guy out, please.

I also enjoyed this link dump… and this one.

*Now thats some good bloggin, people.

New Winchester iPhone/iPod App

Winchester is going to be offering their ballistics software as an app. Its a pretty good system, and a great way to market their ammunition. Remington also does something similar, and I wish a lot more manufacturers would do the same.

Here is the press release:

EAST ALTON, Ill.– Two years ago, Winchester® Ammunition introduced the world to the Ballistics Calculator at Winchester.com. Now the program that made a breeze out of calculating shot placement

is improved for iPhone and iPod Touch users.

The original version of the Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch allowed users to choose centerfire rifle ammunition and compare up to three different Winchester cartridges with easy-to-read, high-tech ballistic charts and graphs. You could customize shooting conditions by entering wind speed and outside temperature and adjusting zero marks for sighting in.

Now the ballistics calculator has been improved to also help users to discover aiming points, impact points and trajectories for rimfire, shotgun slug and handgun hunting ammunition – just in time for fall hunting season.  

“Our customers were impressed with the original ballistics calculator for centerfire rifles, but they wanted more,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales. “We listened to the great feedback we received and now the Ballistics Calculator is improved for millions of iPhone and iPod Touch users.”

To download the Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch, visit www.winchester.com/ballistics.

With a heritage dating back to 1866, the Winchester brand was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors. Known as The American Legend™, Winchester Ammunition is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with new products like Blind Side® waterfowl  and PDX1™ Defender™ personal defense ammunition.

For more information about Winchester Ammunition, visit www.winchester.com, or connect with The American Legend on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterAmmunition.

Seen around town…

I tried to take a pic of this, but the red light was too short and he got away…. but some dude had a bumper sticker on the back of his car that read:
“Dont blame me, I voted for Kucinich”

Then he also had two other bumper stickers that were satirical political bumper stickers that referenced Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as running for President. Now, I’m just going out on a limb here, and I have no scientific evidence to back this up… but I am pretty sure that there is a correlation there.

Thats Not Your Job, Gun Shop Sales Associate

Your job is to sell guns to the customer, not talk them out of them.

So, I am in a local gun shop the other day and I ask the guy behind the counter if I can take a look at the Kahr CM9 that is in the showcase (which had a pretty darn good price too). He lets me look at it and we are kinda chatty as I am looking it over. I ask him how many rounds it holds, and he tells me… But… he then begins to inform me that you can’t load the mag up with all 6 rounds because it has a hard time feeding and will cause stove pipe jams.

Really dude? First off, I have never heard of Kahrs having these problems. If it is true, I would bet dollars to donuts that its strictly on a gun-by-gun basis. Not really something a buyer has to worry about until they have run the gun pretty extensively. Secondly, you just told a customer at the gun counter that the gun they were interested in has problems with jamming. Now, I had no intention of buying this gun. I just wanted to fondle it and check it out some… but he didnt know that. If I had been a customer that had narrowed things down and this was one of the guns that I wanted to buy, you just talked me out of it. There is no reason to say that to a potential buyer. The only reason he was doing it was because he wanted to make himself look smarter then me. He had to be the gun shop know it all and prove that he is some kind of gun guru. Even when I gave him some push back and told him that I had never heard of that happening, he just doubled down and started going on about how all his Kahrs that he personally owns do that too.

I hate to say it, buddy, but if I was your boss you would be off the sales floor. Your job is to close a sale, not convince a buyer to hand the gun back to you and head out the door. Look, I know that this is just typical gun shop behavior and that its all just part of the charm. However, its stuff like this that is costing you gun shop owners sales. The quicker that you can figure that out and either weed out these guys or retrain them… the quicker your sales are gonna go through the roof.

Giveaway Contest – Troy Battle Mags

Ok, here is the deal…. The Gunmart Blog will be giving away a FREE 3 pack of 30 round Troy Battle Mags for your AR. You can choose either black or dark earth. All you have to do to enter is sign up for email updates from the Gunmart Blog. Join the email list here:

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If you are already signed up to follow the blog by email then you are already entered to win. A winner will be drawn at random on September 13th from the list of current confirmed subscribers. I will contact the winner via the email address submitted and I will give you all the details about how to claim your prize. The winner will then have 7 calender days to claim their prize. Contest is open to U.S. residents only (that’s racist!), and I will only ship the prize to an address inside the continental U.S. Good luck to all.

*There will be a confirmation email sent to you when you sign up, so make sure you confirm.

*If you can’t wait for the contest to end or you want to just buy some Troy mags for yourself, this is the cheapest place that I have been able to find them online.

Contessa Brewer is a shooter?

Really? She tweeted this earlier:
Twitter suggests I follow . I love that Twitter doesn’t smack a label on me. I like guns. I like gays. Label that!

Well, this is my shocked face. I wonder if all the other far left loons at MSNBC(D) know about that or if she keeps it in the closet.

Here is her Facebook post that generated that tweet if you want to read all the comments associated with it…. mostly just sycophants drooling over her though.