Dear gun blogs…

David Letterman Top 10 List

Please [pretty please] stop doing ‘Top 10′ lists. Its really starting to be a shark-jump type of situation. Just to cite a few examples as of late…

5 Top Weapons That Make Sense To Own

“The Top 5 Handguns I wish someone would make”

5 Worst Pickup Lines at a Gun Range

5 Terrible gun myths that must be stopped…

10 Thoughts on the 2nd Amendment

Top 5 Firearms Training Schools

The 10 Most Underrated Guns of Our Time

5 terrible guns you should never buy…

10 things I wish someone had told me about guns

5 Reasons to Carry a Concealed Handgun

10 Things I wish someone had told me when I first started shooting

10 Lessons We Learned at Springfield Armory

10 Exercises that will put you in the 10 Ring

5 Things That I Wish Would Go Away

Top 10 AR-15 Accessories

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Shooting Day

SHOT Show Top 10 list

And I kid you not, thats just the tip of the old iceberg.


Now, for the “please dont get butt-hurt” portion of all of this…

Look, I’m not bashing the posts themselves – there is usually a lot of really good content in them – I am just getting burned-out on the style in which the content is being delivered. I know, I know. Its a lot easier to just bullet point things and throw the post up…. but please, just take an extra fifteen minutes and write it out into a traditional style blog post instead of just putting it in the ‘Top 10′ style. Its really starting to wear thin.

*Yes, I know that I too have been guilty of this, and I too will try to lessen the shark-jumps I make around here as well.


– Your humble blog keeper.

  1. While I agree the Top X lists can be overused, people tend to read them, share them and link to them more than other kinds of articles. I can’t blame people for doing them.

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