Personal Update

I haven’t posted anything for a couple of weeks.  Opening the new store has been a ton of work, and any online time I’ve had has been mostly devoted to responding to CZ quotes.  But starting this week, I’m actually going to start having a day off every week.

 

Now this may not sound like much to a lot of you, but small businessmen will all be nodding their heads.  I’m actually going to have a day off.  Every week.  Crazy?  Yes, I know. 

 

The new shop is doing really well, and we’re really excited.  We’ve been super busy and have been moving through a lot of guns.  Opening a new shop is honestly very similar to starting in the first place, luckily this time around I’ve got a great crew of Minions, and a loyal customer base.  So this opening has been a lot nicer than the first one. 

 

MHI continues to do well, as far as I can tell from Amazon’s totally indecipherable best seller stats.  My book is starting to make the rounds, and word of mouth is no longer confining it to just gun nuts in my little corner of the internet.  I’m starting to get lots of e-mails from spouses and friends of the people who initially ordered Monster Hunter, and so far, nobody has really hurt my self-esteem.

 

It really is cool to get feedback from people who weren’t even in my target audience.  One review starts out, with something like, “as a senior-citizen, female, who doesn’t like horror, science-fiction, or fantasy, I just have to say that Monster Hunter International is the best book ever.”

 

Seriously, I’ve been shocked at the feedback I’ve been getting.  The worst public review I’ve gotten so far has been 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and that was from a friend of mine, who still enjoyed it, but saves 5 stars for things like Moby Dick and the Bible.  So apparently I can coherently string words together into some sort of story.  Sweet. 

 

I took last Saturday off, and my wife and I had SUPER DATE 2008.  I surprised her with a day full of fun activities, reservations for a nice dinner, a professional massage (from an actual Scandinavian even!), and other assorted things that remind the women in our lives why they bothered to marry us workaholic types in the first place, capped off by a nights stay in a 4 star hotel suite.  (Special props to Echo Tango for the hook up on that one).  It had been so long since I had taken the time to actually plan a date, it was remarkably nice.

Update

Holy crap, I must be offering the best prices or something, because I’ve been SHOCKED by the response.  I will try to reply to requests for quotes as fast as I can, but there are so many that it may take me some time.  I’ll get back to you as fast as I can.

Our phone line will be restored on the 13th (according to the phone company at least).  Yes, I know the voicemail is full.  We’re working on it.  I figure this is going to be a busy week.

Pictures of the new store

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The custom AK wall.  You see it, we can build it.  Examples of almost every AK ever made.

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The wall on the right is custom ARs.  We build a lot of custom ARs.  On the side are the big belt feds and the .50s.  All those white boxes are cases of ammo.

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What?  Your local gun store doesn’t have recoiless rifles?  You can’t see them, but under the stairs are our RPG and rocket launcher collection. 

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We do a full line of tactical clothing and armor.   

My blog page is too skinny to show the whole picture without resizing, so click on these pics for the full awesomeness. 

The official grand opening is on Monday, but we will be here all day Saturday, so drop by and see us.  We’re pretty much done, and we’re just organizing and getting everything pretty.   So come by and see us.

New Address

I forgot to add the address.

The new store is located at 13200 South 48 East in Draper, Utah, 84020.

 The building still says Pioneer Motors on it, but we will be putting up an FBMG banner in the next few weeks.

We will be closed on Sundays.  Open Monday-Saturday.  10:00-7:00. 

The grand opening is this Monday.

CZ Group Buy – Going on now

I’m putting in a large order this month to become a CZ stocking dealer. This is a great chance for you to get in on any CZ firearm at a killer price.

This is applicable to any CZ pistol, rifle, or shotgun, and that includes the new VZ58. (EDIT: This also includes anything from Dan Wesson) Take a look at their webpage, pick which model you are interested and either PM me on THR, or e-mail me at larry@fbmginc.com for a quote.

This group buy is going to go quick. I plan on leaving this open until Thursday the 21st of February. I will cut it off sooner if I get a sufficient number of orders before that. I will turn the order into CZ immediatly after that. Shipping times will be wholly dependant upon what CZ has in stock, and when they ship the guns to me.

I’ve done about a dozen group buys now. You can check our record. We always give great service and have really good prices.