Dougan Ashley and Carnik Con seem to have gotten their money’s worth from a trip to the Knight’s Armament factory in Florida, home of the world’s best machine gun collection. In this video he runs through some of the best light machine guns, blowing stuff up and maybe learning just a little bit along the way. Also making a special appearance are Trey Knight (making good use of his daddy’s tank collection) and his hetero life partner Kevin Brittingham. Gotta admit, it’s pretty entertaining.
As we’ve mentioned, SIG SAUER was generous to allow us to give away not one, but two P320 pistols during this latest, most epic content contest. And as Nick announced earlier, in addition to awarding one for the best article submitted, we’re giving the second gun away via a drawing of the names of everyone who’s submitted an entry. Well yesterday, in a super-secret location, we assembled the names of all of the People of the Gun who’d metaphorically put pen to paper, dropped them into an old rusty ammo can and plucked the name of Dave Keller from the inky blackness. So congrats, Dave. Your FFL of choice will soon be receiving a little package with your name on it. And to the rest of you, stay tuned because we’ll announce the other winner on Friday.
There’s little doubt that a good portion of the new shooters flooding into the gun stores and ranges started their interest in firearms thanks to playing video games. First person shooter games especially have had a huge influence, as evidenced by the Call of Duty tie-ins and Zombie-themed firearms and accessories. One of the most popular franchises in first person shooter games has been the Battlefield series, and the latest incarnation coming to systems near you is Battlefield Hardline. I’ve been playing the Beta version for a few days now, and in my opinion . . .
When we started our SIG Sauer P320 give-away, we thought we knew what to expect. We’d held a few content contests in the past and while the responses were always strong, the entries in those were but drops in a bucket compared to the deluge we’ve been mopping up here at TTAG central command. Not that we’re complaining. It’s just that, a little more than two weeks after the entry deadline, we’re still getting the occasional entry and some of you want to know who’s won? Well . . .
What are you doing for you father this Sunday? Cigars? Hooch? Ammo? It’s hard to really go wrong with alcohol, tobacco or firearms. KJW’s taking a slightly different tack, though. She’s saluting her days as ‘daddy’s little slugger’ by trying to perforate a few Spaldings mid-flight. And she doesn’t make it easy on herself, starting out with a ball that looks like it’s been around the horn a few times. Will she whiff or go yard? Oh and to all the fathers out there, have a happy and a healthy.
If you’ve followed us for a while, you know that we’ve done a few of these content contests in the past. We love them because we get to run great submissions from our talented readers. You love them because you get a shot at a free shootin’ iron. Our latest iteration though, has been a whole ‘nother kettle of fish. We’ve been deluged with entries this time, what seems like twice the volume of past contests. What’s more, the quality of most of the submissions has been exceptionally high. All of which is to say that we’re way behind, but that’s a good thing. We’ll continue to run the pick of what we’ve gotten for the next week or two. Once we’ve finally sifted through it all, we’ll then announce the winner. So if you haven’t sent yours in yet, you still have until midnight tomorrow. Keep those cards and letters coming in.