Liberty Hill, Texas (September 2014) – The inaugural Texas International Firearms Festival (TIFF) is going great guns! Exhibitors to the two-day “come and shoot it” event (November 8th and 9th at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin Texas) now include Advanced Armament Corporation, ArmaLite, Beretta, Barrett, FNH, Henry Repeating Rifles, Lapua, McMillan Firearms, Noveske, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Slide Fire, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, TrackingPoint, Underground Tactical and Winchester Ammunition. With more to follow! According to says NRA smallbore champion and TIFF spokeswoman Kirsten Joy Weiss . . .
Hey Sharp Shots! Just nine weeks to go until the first annual Texas International Firearms Festival at Best of the West Shooting Sport in Austin, Texas, November 8 and 9. I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the gun industry’s best brands for this try-before-you-buy, the ammo’s-on-us event: Advanced Armament Corporation, ArmaLite, Beretta, Barrett, FNH, Henry Repeating Rifles, Lapua, McMillan Firearms, Noveske, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Slide Fire, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, TrackingPoint, Underground Tactical and Winchester Ammunition. They’re all coming! Click here to buy tickets – while you still can. Do it before September 15 and you’re automatically entered to win an $2495 Underground Tactical Bacon Maker. Official press release tomorrow.
Hey Sharp Shots! Kirsten Joy Weiss here for the Texas International Firearms Festival (TIFF) at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin, Texas November 8 and 9. I’m getting emails asking questions about the event. “How will the ‘try and buy’ function? Will attendees need to purchase and/or supply their own ammunition to try vendor firearms? Will there be any other cost associated with this activity?” For one fee, visitors can try any gun from any exhibitor. There’s no charge for the ammo; it’s provided by the gun makers. If you want to buy a gun . . .
Hey Sharp Shots! Kirsten Joy Weiss here for the Texas International Firearms Festival at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin, Texas November 8 and 9. Yesterday, a few readers claimed they were tired of seeing my face in these sponsored ads. As if! So I asked my good friend Texas Governor Rick Perry to take over for today’s post. [Full press release after the jump.] There’s only one way to stop these ads: click here and buy tickets! Sales are strictly limited to 5k (per day). Once they’re gone, my work here is done. So come and shoot guns from FN, GLOCK, Taurus, SIG SAUER, Mossberg, Barrett, Beretta, McMillan Firearms, Springfield Armory, Henry Repeating Arms, Armalite, Underground Tactical and Tracking Point for one low price, ammo included. See you at the show! . . .
Hey Sharp Shots! I’m Kirsten Joy Weiss. I’m the official spokesperson for the Texas International Firearms Festival, November 8 and 9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin, Texas. I first shot a rifle when I was knee-high to a grasshopper (Lebanon County, PA grasshoppers were very scared). I began shooting competitively at 16, starting with .22 smallbore and air rifle. I won bowls and bowls of medals (including a gold medal in smallbore at the International Junior Match in Bisley, England) . . .
Hey Sharp Shots! Kirsten Joy Weiss here with an update on the Texas International Firearms Festival at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin, Texas on November 8 and 9. After you get done shooting guns from FN, GLOCK, Taurus, SIG SAUER, Mossberg, Barrett, Beretta, McMillan Firearms, Henry Repeating Arms, Springfield Armory, ArmaLite, PWS, Underground Tactical and Tracking Point; after you sample suppressors from SilencerCo and The Silencer Shop; after you let loose with a SlideFire bump stock; after you test new ammo from Winchester, or before, you might want some food. The best of Austin’s legendary food trucks will be there! Specifically, Burro Cheese Kitchen, MMMpenadas, Stony’s Pizza, Schmidt’s BBQ (with their 30′ smoker), The Evil Wiener (keep it clean guys) and Fishey Bizness. No alcohol, of course, but plenty of water and a shady tent where you can kick back and listen to the sound of lead clank on metal. Bliss! Tickets are strictly limited to 5k per day. Click here before they’re gone.
Hey Sharp Shots! Kirsten Joy Weiss here with an update on the Texas International Firearms Festival at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin, Texas on November 8th and 9th . . . Yesterday’s official announcement went really well. TIFF tickets – strictly limited to 5k per day – are already selling briskly. And why not? TIFF’s the only place you can shoot the latest guns from FN, GLOCK, Taurus, SIG SAUER, Mossberg, Barrett, Beretta, McMillan Firearms, Henry Repeating Arms, Springfield Armory, ArmaLite, PWS, Underground Tactical and Tracking Point for one low price ($59 for one day, $95 for two days). Guess what? That includes ammo! Winchester’s providing the gun food to the exhibitors, who are eating the cost for you. So click here to buy your ticket now. See you there!
It’s a bit early to celebrate America’s independence but Kirsten Joy Weiss has got the apolitical blues. The red white and blues. Thank God, our founding fathers, and yes, the Second Amendment that Ms. Weiss can mark the occasion by blowing-up stuff for fun – rather than running with a pack of patriots blowing up stuff to liberate Americans from the yoke of tyranny. Even so, it’s good to know we have her skills in reserve should the need arise. But don’t tell that to the gun muggles. We need them to see Ms. Weiss as she is now: a politics-free promoter of the shooting sports. Which makes me proud to be American, somehow. As if I wasn’t already.
My mom is 90 years old. The chances that I’ll take her to the range for some quality trigger time are about as good as the chances that I’ll take Erin Heatherton to Schmidt Family Barbecue for 1/4 pound of lean. Actually less. (The chances not the brisket. No one can eat less than 1/4 pound of Schmidt’s barbecue.) My Mom is an anti-gunner. “How’s your thing going?” is about as close as we get to discussing firearms. I’m glad that Kirsten’s Mom doesn’t share my mother’s antipathy to ballistic excellence. From what I’ve heard of Mrs. Weiss, she’s a wonderful woman who’s pleased as punch about her daughter’s vocation. I hope that your mom feels the same way, and that you share the joy, challenge and fun of shooting together soon. Happy Mother’s Day this weekend to all mothers who support firearms freedom. And at least one who doesn’t.
My father survived four years of starvation and slavery to raise a family and build a thriving commercial enterprise. Peter Farago’s advice on business: take in more money than you spend. His advice for life: persistence. That’s it. Just that. If you want something, keep after it. That’s how Kirsten Joy Weiss approaches shooting. She logged thousands of hours training to become the NRA small-bore National Champion. When it comes to “trick shots” KJW keeps after it until she gets it done. No editing out misses to make it look easy. Because it isn’t. Persistence never is. But it does make success that much sweeter. You know, eventually.
Kirsten Joy Weiss swears on a stack of bibles that she didn’t read my post Self-Defense Tip: Teach One Rule to Rule Them All. If she had she might not have made this video; the majority of comments underneath the post were far from completely supportive. Still, I stand by my assertion that muzzle direction is king. Obviously. And support Kirsten’s decision to spread the message. Again, obviously. But the most important aspect of this video is that it’s Kirsten Joy Weiss – not some OFWG – talking about gun safety in a fun, informative way. As an ambassador for shooters old and new, young and old, male and female, KJW is all that and a bag of chips (as the Brits say). So even if you don’t agree 100% with the One Rule rule, please share this video with firearms newbies. It can’t hurt. And it could save a life.
I like Katniss. Maybe it’s because I’m a shooter. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the woods. Maybe its because my favorite games as a kid were often survival games. This is a very small tribute to a shooter girl who knows her way around the woods and has the skills and moxie to make it. All girls should know how to shoot. Whether its bows or guns, the skills, focus, and other life benefits are invaluable. Katniss represents the confidence shooting can bring Enjoy, and happy shooting