The Guide to Selling Things on the Internet

Not directly gun related but, still useful for those of us wanting to make use of sites like Gun Broker, Arms List, or any site to sell guns, gear, beans or bullets, over the interwebs. And as it happens, it’s written by founder of Texas Gun Talk, Alan LaFrance. I haven’t posted the whole article hear but, you’ll find a link below.

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So you need to sell something on the internet. Well here if your handy guide to how a proper transaction should go down, from start to finish. I will cover steps to take when selling, how to sell, and finding a price point the right way. Lastly, I’ll cover what not to do to avoid being a total self-centered scumbag that no one ever wants to deal with again.

Read more via The Guide to Selling Things on the Internet.

GOTR20150419 Podcast

It’s FINALLY up! Technical difficulties and life got in the way of the April 19th podcast but, I assure you, it’s worth the wait. Gregg Garrett, president and founder of Comp-Tac Victory Gear was kind enough to host the GOTR crew once again at his game reserve, known among the cool guys as Muzunga Ranch. Gregg is a long time friend of the show and it is a running joke among friends that if someone made a documentary about his life, no one would believe it was true. So tune in and listen up as Jeff and Jason talk with Gregg about how his (and Comp-Tac’s) origins in the firearms industry as well as what the future might hold.

-GM

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Odd Trivia, Frank Sinatra was almost cast as Dirty Harry

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This is going to hit a couple buddies of mine in the feels. But, would you believe the role of Harry Callahan was originally written for Frank Sinatra? The reason he lost the role however is about as uncool as it gets…He couldn’t lift Dirty Harry’s famous revolver, the Smith & Wesson Model 29, .44 Magnum.

While I like Sinatra, I personally can’t imagine him in that role. Eastwood, McQueen, Newman, or even Bronson all would have been far more realistic options. But between a wrist injury and a relatively small frame Sinatra just wasn’t big enough…5’8″ and may be 110lbs wet, even if Ava Gardner swore 10lbs of that was between his legs.

-GM

Texas House gives final approval to open carry | abc13.com

House lawmakers in a 101-42 vote gave final approval to open carry on Monday after preliminarily passing the bill Friday. The state Senate has already approved a similar version and the chambers could send the measure to Gov. Greg Abbott to sign into law in the coming weeks.

Read more at http://abc13.com/news/texas-house-gives-final-approval-to-open-carry-/672811/

Uber driver, licensed to carry gun, shoots gunman in Logan Square – Chicago Tribune

Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.

The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

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You know, I seem to remember more than a few anti-gun zealots screaming that this kind of thing NEVER happens. That there is NEVER a good guy with a gun other than a cop. That no private citizen has EVER stopped a mass shooting. Low and behold, in that most anti-gun of states, Rahm Emanuel’s back yard, and President Obama’s adopted home town, an as yet unidentified and law-abiding private citizen stepped up to the plate to act long before anyone with the local PD could act and prevented anyone else from getting hurt.

-GM