Sometimes Training Pays Off in the Strangest Ways

One of the weirdest moments in my life happened nearly eight years ago and it taught me something about training, education and how we approach firearms. The thing about training is that you train when you don’t need it, hoping you’ll never need it. But when you do need it, it comes in mighty handy. […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the 7-10 Split

March 9th, 2018, a date which will live in infamy. You see, I never thought I would live to see it happen, but it’s happening. I’m not talking about Donald Trump as president, the Philadelphia Eagles beating New England, or even the fact that there’s a girl out there that likes me, thinks I’m amazing […]

Firearms Concierge: Machine Gun Madness

I was out to lunch [sic] recently when I got a call. Not wanting to deal, I sent it to voicemail and listened to the message. The caller was someone I’d met at the gun club years ago, someone who used me for some transfer and sales transactions over the years. Before I give you […]

Gun Deals Gone Bad Part 2: The Inherent Dangers of NFA Transfers

The NFA tax stamp business is complicated, but it’s not that complicated. Anyone with a college degree should be able to have a pretty solid grasp of the legal concepts involved. The next step: find a gun businesses operated by people with college degrees. That’s actually the most difficult part. When buying a gun/ammo/silencer/machine gun/ACCO-WEDGE from an […]

Gun Deals Gone Bad: Patience is a Virtue

A funny thing happened on my way back from lunch this afternoon. Ted Clutter from ATF’s NFA branch left me a voicemail. He didn’t sound happy with me at all. I’m usually a pretty easy guy to get along with and Ted is a pretty happy fellow, but when ATF’s NFA branch calls – it’s […]

Growing Pains at ATF’s NFA Branch

I’m no fan of government regulation, but sometimes it serves a purpose and sometimes it’s an inadvertent subsidy to the manufacturers of over the counter migraine medication. This morning I got yet another ATF error letter in for a transfer to a colleague of mine in another state . . .