I’m going to be a guest on Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna this season

I saw that the producer officially mentioned it in public, so I can say something now. I’ll be one of the guests this season on Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna on the Outdoor Channel. I’ll be filming next week.

Most of you know who Joe Mantegna is. He’s the lead in Criminal Minds, he’s been in hundreds of movies and TV shows, and is the voice of Fat Tony on the Simpsons. He’s an all around brilliant actor, but he’s also a shooter, who loves guns, and gets the 2nd Amendment.

The other author who is a recurring guest is Stephen Hunter, who is fantastic. If you’ve not read his thrillers, you really should. Pale Horse Coming ranks up there as one of my all time favorite books.

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35 thoughts on “I’m going to be a guest on Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna this season”

    1. I’ve watched every season on Netflix. Criminal Minds is like the gretest advertisement for Concealed Carry Licenses ever. 😀

      1. And a graphic history of tac lights: From 60 lumen xenon to OMG TURN THAT THING OFF! modern LEDs

  1. Terrific! Joe is one of my favorite TV actors, and I love CM. He is also one of the (rare) conspicuous pro-gun actors around.

  2. The other author who is a recurring guest is Stephen Hunter, who is fantastic. If you’ve not read his thrillers, you really should. Pale Horse Coming ranks up there as one of my all time favorite books.

    Hmm…Pale Horse Coming…is that a trademark dispute regarding Grimnoir I see in the distance? (Kidding! Kidding.)

          1. Paralegals can write a subpena. Let’s face it, when they’re served by angel with a flaming sword, it’s all over but the shouting and the need for a fresh pair of underpants.

  3. Be cool if there was an anti-gun person on the show that you guys could beat up on…er, I mean discuss issues with. 😉

  4. I first learned about Stephen Hunter when he wrote a column in the WashPost about Muhammad and Malvo. The Po-po had no clue yet who these guys were, but Hunter profiled Muhammad.

    Based on the 5.56 / .223 rounds in evidence, and the shots taken, he concluded (a) No, this was not a “sniper”. It was someone who probably went through Basic Training and qualified on an M16; and (b) probably not a combat MOS.

    Paraphrasing a bit (because I read this around 10 years ago), “This guy has passed Rifle Shooting 101, enough to get out of Basic. He’s not some super-expert sniper dude.”

  5. Pale Horse Coming is indeed a great story — a bit dark, but wheelguns! All three of the Earl Swagger novels are some of my favorites.

  6. When I first saw the announcement, I got Joe Mantegna confused with Joe Manganiello. While having the co-star of Pee-Wee Herman’s new film on the show would have been interesting, I guess it’s better that Fat Tony is there.

  7. Awesome!

    Hey, does this mean we might get to see a collaboration with Stephen Hunter in the future? Maybe Harbinger worked with Bob Lee briefly in Vietnam? Or Bob comes across something in Arkansas and MHI, being relatively close, comes to investigate. Hell, I’d even be okay with a Nick Memphis/Agent Franks story.

  8. EXCELLENT! My favorite gun show. Give Joe a big hug for his good work.
    ps: New Monster Hunter? Maybe scaled down? Just saying — Don’t have to destroy a city ya know. Hard to come up with a topper for that. Any how, thanks for all the pleasure you have brought into a very over-civilized life.

  9. As long as we’re suggesting collaborations, what about doing an episode with Colion Noir? It could be argued that in the post Sandy Hook hysteria, you two were some of the loudest voices of sanity, and you both have had to deal with idiots being bigoted jackasses in the name of tolerance. Also, he’s a bit of a h&k fan boy and I could see you having fun with that if nothing else 🙂

  10. Thanks for the recommendation, I”m a good ways into Pale Horse Coming and struggling to resist the urge to fall into a Southern accent.

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