Home Again, Gone Again

Arrived at home around 1 AM this morning. Today was the first day of school so after the kids were out the door, we actually slept in.

Tomorrow I leave for an event with Revision Eye Wear in Vermont. This includes a tour of the factory, face to face testimonials from soldiers and police officers that have had their eyes saved by Revision eye wear and a morning of firearms training from Max Michel.

Gunwriter's wife in the FUN HOUSE at Gunsite

On another note, Drema is contemplating how she can get back to Gunsite to take the 250 class from Il Ling New. We may wait until next fall and let the Gunwriter Assistant take the class with her. In the mean time, she will looking for a gun. I have a sneaking suspicion it will look something like a Colt Defender in 9mm and I know without a doubt she will want the XS Big Dot Sights.

Prototype Colt Defender with XS Sights in Galco Leather

Now I must go unpack, wash clothes and pack again.

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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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7 Responses to Home Again, Gone Again

  1. RG says:

    Do you actually get paid money for doing all this stuff you’ve been writing in this blog about? Who pays the airfare for all this flying around?

  2. gunwriter says:

    That is a very good question and one I should probably address in one or more posts.

    The short answer:

    The blog has several sponsors. They get their logo on this blog for a VERY small fee. As of now, the only sponsors I have are those that make products I would not hesitate to endorse. I do not get paid for what I write here.

    Most of the time but not all ways, airfare is covered by the companies that sponsor the various events.

    I make money by selling articles to magazines about what I do. I find something cool (product or experience) and query an editor with a story idea. I send text and images and the magazine sends me a check.

    I’ll elaborate on how this all works in a more detailed posts.

    RAM

  3. RG says:

    Thanks Richard. My question wasn’t real clear. I didn’t really want to know about the money making side of the blog. I don’t figure there is much if anything there. It’s all the other stuff you’ve been writing about that I was curious about. Sure seems to be allot of coming and going and you’re making money to boot. What a gig!

  4. Jim Dodd says:

    Have Drema check the H&K P30S…jim

  5. Scott Morales says:

    Here is an odd question, where did your wife get those pants, i like the big back pockets and they look like ripstop. can you point me to where i can get some for my wife? and maybe me if they make them for men.

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