Gun Show: The Aftermath

It was a good show, which was surprising since we just barely had one like six weeks ago.  We went 5 months without one, then two back to back, but considering how many guns we sold, I wouldn’t mind having one of these every month. 

Our simulator was a big draw.  People love to play on the simulator.  Usually we’re running basic games and things of that nature, but the actual training sims are the ones that draw people in.  (though I’m still waiting for one of the customers on the other side of the tent to drop the gun they’re looking at, when the person fighting bad guys on the simulator starts screaming, DROP THE GUN!  DROP THE GUN!)  After the show, we moved the simulator downstairs in our shop, so that it will have more visibility to the public.  So if you come by now, it will be a lot easier for us to demonstrate it to you.


We sold most of our copies of Mitch Vilos’ latest edition of Utah Gun Laws.  We still have a few left, and we’ll be getting more before Mitch’s free symposium at our shop on the 16th. 

On the funny side of things, I’ve just got to point a few things out for gun store shoppers.  If I’ve got a new gun marked at $925, and you offer me $700, don’t be offended when I don’t sell it to you.  Seriously, I don’t know how much margin you think we have in these things, but it ain’t that much.  And yes, I know your cousin saw one on the internet, once, three years ago, for $700… You should have bought that one. 

Massive thanks to all of the Minions for all of their hard work.  You guys rock.

Come see us at the gunshow

Tomorrow is the gunshow at the South Town Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.  You can come and see us in the northwest corner of the building.  (walk in, hang a left, walk to corner, can’t miss us).

 We’re bringing the simulator, and letting folks play on it for free, which is always fun.   We’ll be teaching a couple of free classes also throughout the day, including our new 7 Saves lesson, where we take the advice that is given to in most police departments to officers involved in a shooting, and break it down for use by CCW holders and armed homeowners. 

Happy Halloween!

I love this time of year.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  Sure, other holidays are fun and all, but Halloween is the best.  You can dress like an idiot, eat absurd amounts of sugar, and it is the one time of the year where everybody else has to respect my taste in movies. 


I’ve never been an imaginative type when it comes to costumes.  This year I wore a toga bottom, no shirt, a sword, and a big red cape.  I was a Spartan.  See, when you’re an enormous, hairy man, being shirtless in public is automatically funny.  When I went to the FBMG Halloween party, I walked in, screamed “This is not madness!  THIS IS UTAH!” and kicked one of the other guests in the chest.  It really made me want to have a bottomless pit installed in the gun store. 


And no, there are no pictures.  I had them destroyed in case I ever decide to run for office.  We did get pictures of the best costume, which was a full on Bender from Futurama suit worn by Nick the Intern.  I’ll have to get copies of that to post.  It was pretty sweet. 


I still have my corporate day job (part time, just in the mornings) for another month.  I’m acting as kind of a consultant, as I’m training my own replacement.  In the afternoon I head over to the gun store for the rest of the day.  Let me tell you, it is rather liberating to be at your corporate job, but being past the point of caring what anyone thinks.  For the Halloween party there last week, I wore my OD TRUs, balaclava, and Level IV body armor.  Which, considering what I do for a living now, isn’t really a costume, but it was fun to rattle the liberals. 


“Ooohh… that’s scary… I hope you don’t come and shoot up the place…” or some variant was uttered by every candy-ass wimp there.  Why do people that are inherently pathetic think that is funny?  There’s all of these douche bags in the corporate world that think people like me are just waiting to go postal.  Why?  Because I like guns?  Doofuses.  Why should they worry?  They’ve got a NO GUNS policy, because we all know that will ward off evil. (roll eyes painfully)  But that is the beauty of being in your last month of corporate servitude before moving on to fulltime self employment, you can just look at them and say “Ha ha.  That’s funny… (then turn all serious) But, bitch, if you ever see me walk in here looking like this, on any day other than Halloween… run.”   


My kids love Halloween, partly for the absurd quantity of sugar, partly because they get to dress up.  I’ve got multiple little girls, and we’re slowly weaning them away from dressing as some sort of princess every year.  BARF.  Princess?   This is Halloween, damn it.  No, it is not an excuse to wear a poofy dress and a tiara, damn you Disney channel, damn you straight to hell.  At least this year I got them to dress as vampire princesses, so it was kind of a trade off, but definitely a step in the right direction.


My kids also know that I’m a B-Movie geek, and this is the time of year that I make efforts to find movies that they can watch with me.  This week, it was Gremlins, good old fashioned puppet based mayhem, and fun for the whole family.  And it warms the cockles of my heart to hear my 7 year old say “Well, that wouldn’t happen here.  That’s what shotguns are for.”  Good girl.  And even though I first saw this movie when I was like ten, I still love the scene with the mom takes out three of the little bastards with a blender, a butcher knife, and a microwave.  Ahh… good times. 


Happy Halloween! 

Author of Utah Gun Laws to speak at FBMG on November 16th

Mitch Vilos, the premier expert on Utah gun laws, and author of the book, Utah Gun Law, will be speaking at FBMG on November 16th, at 6:00 PM.

 The latest edition of his book is in stock now.  I would recommend this to anyone interested in guns, concealed carry, or self defense.  Mitch is a great speaker, and will be available to answer questions.