Happy New Year from TTAG!

The way the day was originally scheduled, Robert’s post about the rubber band man would be the last thing we published this year. And I just… I can’t let that happen. So instead, please enjoy this video of exploding watermelons. Have a happy New Year.


  1. avatar Matt in Maine (formerly SD) says:

    Hahaha Nick! Happy New Year everyone.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      DO NOT show this video to Gallagher!

      1. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

        I certainly would leave that show early should I attend it in the first place. Audiences don’t make good backstops.

        1. avatar B says:

          You’d think they would work fine as long as they are properly lined up and you are using expanding ammo so you don’t damage anything behind them.

  2. avatar John L. says:

    Back at’cha, guys, and thanks for an interesting year.

    -written from a hotel room in Denver, courtesy of United who canceled my connecting flight home. So I miss New Year’s Day at the range with some friends and family. Grumble.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      We spent an extra day courtesy of United as well.

      1. avatar John L. says:

        Sorry, man. If I’d have known I’d have offered to buy you a beer.

  3. avatar Sovereign says:

    Happy New Year to everyone on TTAG!

  4. avatar T says:


  5. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    Party on Garth, Party on!!

    1. avatar Keith in TX says:

      Nailed it at at 00:00

  6. avatar Bruce L. says:

    Happy New Year to you all! May 2014 be better than 2013, and ammo more available.

  7. avatar Delmarva Chip says:

    Happy New Year yall.

  8. avatar gloomhound says:

    Happy New Year Everyone!

  9. avatar Southern Cross says:

    Happy New Year from Australia. It’s already 5:30pm January 1, 2014.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      You got a jump on the rest of us! Three minutes to go here…I’ll be among the last people on the planet to celebrate the end of this shitty excuse for a year. May 2013 bring us all something better.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        2013? What the hell? I’ve already forgotten what year it was. Is.

        Blame it on the whiskey. But at least it’s good whiskey. Dry Fly Washington Wheat, distilled in Spokane, WA, from wheat that was probably grown less than a mile from my house. Doesn’t get much better than that.

  10. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    You too TTAG and all the readers. 🙂

  11. avatar Tony says:

    Happy new year from the great state of Texas!!!

  12. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Still a bit over an hour away here in the great Pacific Northwest, but what the heck.

    Happy New Year everyone.

  13. avatar Hawk says:

    This year is already on track to crush 2013! Looking forward to the purge of congress! Never forget! Never forgive! Happy new year to all! May it be better than the past years, but not as good as the ones to come!

  14. avatar AznMike says:

    Happy new year everyone!

  15. avatar Ing says:

    Exploding pumpkins FTW!

    Sometimes we need a little reminder of just how FUN this whole gun thing really is. Self-defense and the Second Amendment and everything, yeah…but principles on their own won’t make you laugh like Foghorn did when that second watermelon exploded into pink vapor.

    That’s why I love this stuff.

  16. avatar CCW Guy says:

    Happy New Year! Now what firearms are you buying in 2014?

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Being realistic…none. (Dammit.)

      Being optimistic…a lot.

      A Marlin 1894 in .357, a Ruger SP101 to go with it, a Springfield XDs-9 for CCW, a Springfield XD-9 duty model for the awesomeness of it, an AR-15 of some sort as a middle finger to the gun grabbers, an AK for the awesomeness of it, a Mossberg 590 Flex, and SOME GODDAM .22lr AMMO because I haven’t been able to find any for a decent price since last January.

      How ’bout you? If 2014 is as good to you as it should be, what would you be buying?

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      Any chance someone will make a carbine that fires the Lehigh Defense .45 Colt 220gr Maximum Expansion? Now THAT would be something in a 30 round standard magazine or even a nice Henry Rifle lever action.

  17. avatar Ing says:

    I’m kind of an antisocial fucker, so once or twice I’ve almost decided I hate this place (because there’s people in it), but I also love this place.

    To RF, Nick, Dan, and all the people who make TTAG what it is: a big, drunk, New Year’s THANK YOU for making this the only site on the web that’s worth checking every day, every hour on the hour. Sometimes you irritate the fuck out of me (and I’m sure I’ve done the same to some of you), but I’m glad you’re out here on the interwebs.

    Gun people are the best people. May 2014 be good to all of us.

  18. avatar Oddux says:

    Good call, Nick. Happy New Year. Hopefully this one goes better.

  19. avatar MrVigs says:

    Um u missed bad on the first shot. Lets hope your sponsors don’t visit TTAG. Anyway thank you for giving me hope for change (not like we are used to hearing from DC) and I wish u all the best in 2014.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Missed it by “THAT much…”

      Well, it’s hard to get the sights on target when you’re giggling.

  20. avatar Cliff H says:

    RF, Dan, Nick, et al., thank you so much for this site and for all you do, and thank you for letting all of us be a part of it.

  21. avatar Taylor Tx says:

    I clicked that link thinking I was opening a TTAG article, the music was a big WTF haha

  22. avatar Excedrine says:

    A big, fat, drunk Happy New Year from your surly Irish civil rights activist in North Carolina, Excedrine! 😉

  23. avatar jwm says:

    Anybody thinks californians are anti gun ought to be in the east bay at midnight on New Years eve. 10 round mag limits and nfa rules apparently don’t apply here.

  24. Good to know it will take care of watermelons.

  25. avatar Jus Bill says:

    Happy New Year to all from an outpost in the Formerly Free state of Maryland!
    May freedom return soon.

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