Mike Smith is the Freedom Group employee who kicked me out of the Remington booth at SHOT Show. According to reliable sources, he also has a picture of me over his desk with the words “you’re fired” Photoshopped in. When the news about my unceremonious eviction from the SHOT Show booth hit the ‘net, Mike saw it as an opportunity to vent. He turned to AAC’s official blog and told the world how he really feels. Click here to read the The Truth About AAC on AAC’s blog. Or click here for the PDF mirror. Here are a couple choice excerpts below . . .
RUMOR: They came in and fired everyone.
FACT: No they didn’t. No employee has been fired from AAC in the last three years. This rumor has been spread ad-nauseam by a mouth-breathing oaf that writes for a blog, the title of which begins with a word that rhymes with “douche”.
RUMOR: They are merging AAC with TAPCO.
FACT: This is another one of those “douche about guns” rumors. Again, completely baseless tripe passed on by former AAC personnel and regurgitated by an easily manipulated blogger.
We’ve never heard any response from Remington or AAC about our coverage. Every time we try and follow up on a story based on reputable sources (who were often still current AAC employees, not ex employees as Mike suggests) we’ve tried to confirm the details and offered an opportunity for AAC to tell us their side of the story.
On one occasion, we even knocked on their front door in an attempt to find out what was happening at the company. All our efforts were met with either silence or a redirection to some other PR person who didn’t have anything to say. AAC and Remington would rather hurl personal insults than take five minutes to actually talk to us and explain why the “rumors” are incorrect.
We are still 100 percent open to hearing to what AAC and Remington have to say about their products and plans. We’d be happy to tour their new facility and give any and all new products a fair and full review. Our Publisher’s cell phone number’s listed on the front page of this website. My email address is available. If AAC wants my contact info, they can also check the order forms for the three AAC silencers that I own.