Today (D DAY) marks the one year anniversary of the Empty Cases Blog. My original intent was to give readers a look at what a gunwriter does on a day to day basis. I accomplished this to some extent but what readers responded to the most was information on new, cool gear for hunting, personal protection or competition.

Things have changed a bit from our FIRST POST.

With that in mind the content here will not really change but the mission statement of this blog will. Expect to see more of the same stuff you have been seeing for the last several months with a lot more video.

Thanks to all the sponsors that have made it possible to keep Empty Cases up and running. Take the time to visit their web sites. Unlike some Internet sites who accept advertising or sponsorship from any company with a check book, Empty Cases sponsors are only companies that create products I use and would recommend.

Mostly, I would like to thank the readers and subscribers that look at what goes up here and especially those take the time to comment and / or e-mail with suggestions. I’m a bit behind the blogging power curve – mostly because I was born about 15 years to late – but we’re going to give it another year.

In case you’re interested in what viewers looked at the most, here is a list of the 10 most popular posts over the last 365 days:

10: Ruger’s New Itty-Bitty 9mm

9: RED, a real GUN GIRL

8. 10 Things you should know about the .30 Remington AR

7. America’s Rifle – RANT WEEK CONTINUES

6. SNEAK PEAK – Colt’s Anniversary 1911

5. SIG P290 Initial Range Test

4. Mossberg’s new MVP Rifle

3. SIG’s Micro 9mm

2. Bill Wilson on the .30 Remington AR

# 1 most read post: Over-Lasered. But with a purpose in mind

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. Jim Dodd says:

    How does mirroring on Facebook affect readership, or is it too early to tell?…thanks…jim

  2. gunwriter says:

    Initially it doubled visits. Now it’s still a big part and attracts new, recurring readers.


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