June 13, 2010 – Travel Day

A Hardee’s biscuit and a coke got me from home to Washington DC. There I had time to grab a donut before my flight to Chicago where a cheeseburger saved my life. (Just in case you didn’t already know, the two most important ingredients of a really good cheeseburger are a thick slice of red onion and lots of mustard.)

Landed in Fayetteville, AR where I met Harris Publication’s Editor at Large, Michael Humphries. The two hour drive from there to Harrison in a rented Malibu was pleasant enough and the country reminded me of West Virginia.

Tomorrow morning Mike and I will drive 30 minutes to Wilson Combat in Berryville, AR. Wilson Combat was nice enough to have tote bag with some snacks and their catalog waiting for me at the motel.  I’m anxious to see the place and looking forward to getting a closer look at their 9mm Sentinel pistol and their SPR.

I do have to admit; right now I’m more interested in getting back to reading a book I picked up on the way out here. It’s titled MONSTER and is written by A. Lee Martinez. I generally do not read fiction but something about the cover of this paperback got my attention. Probably the skull with devil horns over crossbones. I’m 143 pages in and cannot stop.

Why? Mostly because it is one of the few books I’ve read where I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen next. Never mind that it deals with magic (Not magic like you think you know magic.), gaborchends (If you must know what a gaborchend is…), a sphinx (A real-life breathing one.) and a guy that changes colors and has a demon for a girlfriend. It’s easy reading, fun and unpredictable. I don’t know, maybe I’ve been exposed to too much gunfire but I like it.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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