TTAG Publisher to Speak at Bullets & Bourbon 2A Instapundit Confab


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Last year I paid good money — and lots of it — to attend the first annual Bullets & Bourbon Second Amendment “celebration” at the super-deluxe Rough Creek Lodge in Glenn Rose, Texas. It was worth every penny. This year, from December 1 – 5, B&B’s comping my room and board in exchange for speaking to the assembled throngs on the state of the firearms industry. Actually, it’s an intimate affair, affording a few well-heeled friends of firearms freedom a chance to rub shoulders, drink bourbon and shoot guns with The Blogfather himself, Glenn Reynolds, and some of the sharpest minds in pro-2A conservatism. Not to mention lifting weights with Mark Rippetoe (go figure.) You are invited. Click here to learn more.


  1. avatar peirsonb says:


    I’ve been assured that that combination could open the mouth to hell directly underneath you.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Throw in a good ceegar or three and you have the ATF.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Throw in a few hookers and you have the Secret Service.

      2. And blow some shit up!

    2. avatar PeterK says:

      This comment made my day. I was laughing about it for ages.

  2. avatar DDay says:

    I used to follow Glenn on twitter and his blog but stopped last fall when he became pretty much a trumpkin. Checked his conservative principles at the door to support or excuse a NY liberal con man. Pretty sad.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Enjoy Hillary!

      1. avatar PeterK says:

        Yup. We will either way.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    Wait — the Rough Creek Lodge website has a list of “World Class Speakers” for the event — and RF isn’t on it.

    RF, if I were you I’d feel insulted and wouldn’t go.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      I’ll take one for the team and take his ticket just to voice our collective disgust.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        You da man!

  4. avatar Katy says:

    For that kind of money, I’ll buy some combination of a gun or two, a metric ton of ammunition, and plenty of proper training. And I’ll make up my own mind about political issues instead of being preached to.

    Or, I could take the family on an incredible vacation. Heck I might even be able to pull that off with the money left over from those other purchases.

  5. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “You are invited.”


    Is TTAG is picking up the $2,500 + tab?

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      This thought occurred to me earlier:

      RF’s business is guns. He carries a gun everywhere. Therefore everything he does is a deductible business expense….

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        I figure a few hundred of us could fit in that cabin, huh?

  6. avatar Illinois_Minion says:

    Congrats to you!

  7. avatar Anon in CT says:


    Too rich for my blood, unfortunately. I guess I will save my Shekels for a trip to Austin in October.

  8. Speaking of bourbon,(resident alcoholic here) last week was the Kentucky Derby. I had some bourbon on hand (duh) and wanted to make a Mint Julep. I never had one. I have a mint garden for Mojitos so I had all the ingredients. Found some cool metal cups at WalMart (of all places). I used Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon and I must say, the Mint Julep is a treat!

    1. avatar Chad A says:

      I keep meaning to try the Four Roses Single Barrel, I don’t go upwards of the $40 bottles often but as good as their yellow label is I may just need to sooner than later.

      1. Cashed in my sick days left over from last year so the wife didn’t have a fit when I sprung for a $54 bottle of Russell Reserve Single Barrel today. 110 proof but you wouldn’t know it. It was between that and the WT Rare Breed. Can’t find any Old Forester near me. That’s what I want to try next.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Poor performance for a resident alcoholic. Correct bourbon is Woodford Reserve, which has 3 grades, the middle one is the correct one, I think it’s something like “Distillers select” or some such. I ended up with “Double Oaked”, also wrong but really good bourbon. The wife is familiar with simple syrup from hummingbird feeders, bought some mint (with a huge greenhouse, we have no mint plants (?). You’re right, though, a reasonable mint julep is quite good. Too good, in fact, we seem to have gone through half a fifth of bourbon! We skipped the metal cups, had glass emblazoned with full color butterflies and gold rims. Fabulous!

      1. Yeah, Woodford is my staple bourbon but I am going through a phase now where I buy a bottle and don’t finish it. Then I buy something different. The Four Roses was my full bottle when the Derby came up. It is called the run for the roses after all.!64070&authkey=!AA92P47ko8JeTvc&ithint=folder%2c

  9. avatar Butch says:

    It must be an enlivening group of comrades Robert. I’m certain the bourbon only adds to the specter of safety handling guns. Why not meet next over Vodka and Ford F-150s? Seems equally as safe. Hope nobody gets hurt at your expensive pow wow.

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