July 11, 2010 – Day 28

I was disappointed to see my buddy Caleb eliminated from the TOP SHOT reality TV show. Though, there is really no reason to complain; he got out-shot and that’s what the show is about. Last night’s episode was full of drama and of course that’s what producers of reality TV want. Caleb handled himself like I expected he would when the drama became an issue and he should be proud of his performance. I’ll keep watching because its great we have a show that’s not on an outdoor network that is presenting firearms as fun and safe entertainment as opposed to some evil object that will entice the person holding them to do wicked things.


I did pick up a copy of A. Lee Martinez’s new book, Divine Misfortune. I’m hoping it is as entertaining as his Monster book mentioned here. At the suggestion of reader Rod Checkal I also picked up a copy of Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia (Who it would appear is a gun guy.) I have to fly across the US on Wednesday and then back on Monday on the red-eye. Maybe these two books can get me through the ordeal.

Hunting camp bathroom building is over for a month or so…back to work.

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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1 Response to July 11, 2010 – Day 28

  1. Rod Checkal says:

    Totally agree with you about Top Shot. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. Larry is a gun guy and that is part of what made the book fun for those of us that shoot.

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