Retiring from FBMG

As many of you already know, I’ll be leaving FBMG sometime soon.  

I love what I do, I love the company that I helped build. Unfortunatly when you run your own business, it pretty much consumes your entire life.  At the same time I’ve been trying to make it as a writer, which also takes a lot of time. I’m going to be leaving the gun business in order to have more time to write. If I don’t do this, and push when I’ve got the chance, then I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. 

I’ve been with FBMG for almost 4 years now. We started out as a tiny little 2 man shop. We’ve moved into a giant building and are in the process of building an indoor range. We went from a little hole in the wall shop to the coolest gun store in the state. 

I’m going to miss the guys that I work with. My crew is absolutely amazing. The Minions rock. My partners are like my brothers. I’m leaving FBMG in good hands. 

I’m still going to work there, just not nearly as much. I’m basically selling out as an owner and becoming a Minion myself. I’ll still be coming in to help with paperwork and to teach CCW and pistol. I love teaching, I just won’t be doing it quite so often. There have been months in the past where I taught six different nights and two weekends, in addition to the regular job.  That kicks your butt.

I will be getting another job, but just a normal, human, 40 hour a week type job. I thought I had something lined up, but that is looking doubtful now since that company took a massive hit in the recent financial turmoil.  With my usual cunning, I arranged to get out of the gun business back during the summer when the gun business was really hurting and the regular economy was doing okay, and now I’m getting out when the gun business is booming and the regular economy is imploding. Basically if you want to invest, just check with me, and do the opposite of whatever it is I’m doing.

I’m not that worried about it yet. Financially, the Correias are debt free except for our mortgage, and I’ll have enough in the bank from selling out to live for several months as an unemployed writer/bum.  In a few months though, if anybody needs a window squegee guy or hired muscle, give me a call.

I’ll still be around the shop for a bit. I would have been gone awhile ago, but it has been crazy busy around the store, so I’ve stuck around. I’ll probably be out sometime in the beginning of the new year.

7 Responses

  1. Larry,

    Goodluck with making it as a writer. I thoroughly enjoy your work, and have preordered my NEW copy of Monster Hunter. I had hoped to meet you one day at FBMG…

    I wish you nothing but the best!

  2. Right on Larry!

    The world needs more good writers. This is great news for your fans.

    I am not going to wish you luck, because you are talented, and that is all you need right now.

  3. Good for you. I took on the family business 10 years ago with dreams of making lots of money and taking time off when I wanted it. I too will be leaving to find other employment soon. I’ve had my fill of 60+ hour weeks, no vacations to speak of, 24 hour on call, etc. Every single business owner I’ve ever spoken too works much – much harder than any “employee.” Glad to hear you’re making a change for the better. Can hardly wait for the books to come rolling out! God’s speed. . .

  4. Good luck man I hope it works out for you.

  5. Good luck Larry. Looking forward to seeing more of your writing; given how MHI is doing on Amazon I suspect you’ll have no problem continuing to rock everyone.

  6. Good luck, man. Since you’ve written a book that anyone with sense LOVES, you’re already ahead of the curve…

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