Most Popular Posts

After 65 days I thought it would be interesting to see what the most popular posts on this blog have been. I was a bit surprised.

# 5: You Gotta Love This Commercial – I get it, it’s a cool commercial.

# 4: Bolt Work – A post about how fast you can or should be able to work a bolt action rifle.

# 3: Day 1 – I guess your popularity dwindles after folks learn what you are about.

# 2: Bill Wilson on the .30 AR – Interesting. I wonder if it was Bill Wilson or the .30 AR that made this post so popular?

# 1: And with apologies to David Letterman, the number one post after 65 days in the Life of a Gunwriter is, Save My Ears – A definite surprise, but maybe, I’m not the only one that has trouble getting comfortable hearing protection.

What was the least viewed post? Hunter’s / Shooter’s Camera

The most popular click has been Ed Friedman’s blog, Tell Me Why.


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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2 Responses to Most Popular Posts

  1. Tom Bergman says:

    Glad to see that your readers (and you, Richard!) are concerned about hearing protection. I recall your earlier post was concerning electronic hearing protectors, and though we love to sell those, I wanted to bring your attention to a relatively new item in the hearing protection department: Do-it-yourself custom molded earplugs. These are now available from at least two companies, and they have been generally available for less than two years. You work a two-part pack of goo into a play-doh consistency blob, then push it into your ears, smooth it out a bit and wait a few minutes for the material to set, then remove the plugs, and you are done. At about $10-12 a pair, these offer an excellent compromise between buck a pair one-size-fits-all plugs and the lab made custom plugs we sell at over $100 a set.

    These come in at about an NRR 25-29, depending on your particular ears and how deep you get the plugs made (depth is the critical determinant in the effectiveness of any earplugs.) Accordingly, I would recommend this kind of earplug for small caliber practice (up to .357 sig) or hunting with most any caliber. For lots of magnum or large bore practice shooting, I would suggest that you use these along with a set of electronic or passive earmuffs to give you the better protection you would need in these circumstances.

    Thank you for your great blog. I enjoy it.

    Tom (Dr. Earplug) Bergman

  2. gunwriter says:

    THANKS Dr. Tom for your comments!

    I tried two pair of those mold your own earplugs from Radians and was unimpressed.

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