TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor trains at Austin’s Atomic Athlete. It’s not a place for the feint of heart. Literally. To boost membership numbers, AA’s owners devised a ballistic solution. Here’s their email blast:
You already know what we do here and most likely, you’ve told anyone and everyone who would listen about us. You’ve probably gotten one of two reactions:
– You’re fucking crazy! Why would you do that?!?
– That sounds pretty badass, but I don’t know…
Well, FYF week gives these folks a chance to come check things out for themselves and see if it’s their cup of tea. Most likely it won’t be, and that’s okay. After all, we only want Athletes that are willing to work hard, have a dedication to improvement, and consistently show up with a good attitude #nopityparties . . .
To incentivize you guys to bring people in we’re running a little lottery that is only appropriate for a gym such as ours. For every person you bring in you will get one entry into the lottery for a GLOCK 43 9mm Handgun.
Yep, a real gun.
If you wear a shirt that says “Harder to Kill” on it [ED: Atomic Athlete’s motto] then it is only appropriate that you own a defensive carry gun!
My kinda gym! If it weren’t all the way ‘cross town I’d so be there. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it. Cigar time!