by Alan Brooks
I finally managed to track down some CCI #41 small rifle primers for reloading and some Speer Gold Dot short barrel hollow points for my daily carry piece (don’t forget to swap out that ammo every 6-9 months to ensure reliable function). But before I could pick them up I had to stop at an ATM to get cash because Tex Guns doesn’t take debit or credit cards. However, if Central Texas Gun Works carried reloading components and/or ammunition, I wouldn’t have to worry about dealing with banks or carrying cash. I could pay with Bitcoin . . .
Bitcoin is, for the uninitiated, a digital currency that can be transferred to anyone, anywhere in the world without a bank or transfer fees and without the risks of fraud or theft that come with credit cards, cash, and checks. Over the weekend, Central Texas Gun Works took the leap into the 21st Century by installing a Bitcoin ATM machine in their lobby. Now you can turn Federal Reserve greenbacks into digital currency…and then into a gun.
They kicked off their foray into the world of Cody Wilson’s dreams in true Austin style with live music, a stand-up comedian, five different flavors of wings, and plenty of people open-carrying. Michael Cargill, the CEO of Central Texas Gun Works, said that he wants people to be free financially and that Bitcoin is a way to get out from under the current “too-big-to-fail” banking system.
Granted, the Bitcoin market is still a bit volatile, but it’s nice to have an alternative (any alternative) to the Gosbank.