Weekend Photo Caption Contest – Win a Ruger Hat

Roughriders Spanish American War SAW Colt Machine Gun

courtesy milsurps.com

New Continental Army won last week’s contest. This week’s sharpest wit will receive a hat courtesy Hornady. Enter your best work in the comments before Sunday midnight to be eligible.

Hornady Ammunition Hat


  1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Founders of the Texas School for the Deaf.

  2. avatar Michael says:

    “Didn’t your mama ever tell you it wasn’t polite to write numbers on peoples shirts without permission?”

  3. avatar DrewR says:

    All right, everyone without a mustache up against the wall.

  4. avatar Richard Turyn says:

    The “potato digger’ machine guns, a gift of the Tiffany family, were often borrowed by the regiments cooks.

    1. avatar BC says:

      Wow, ot only did you recognize the 1895, you knew the nickname! Props just for that.

  5. avatar Joe R. says:

    Catoo, zat is not eyh Ru-gar hat.

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Click bait I guess.

      I’m not commenting to win a hat from the company that brought us the Creedmoor.

  6. avatar Joe R. says:

    Crew served weapons served bigger crews, back in the Great Depression.

  7. avatar Red says:

    Wow, a hat made in China. Just makes me rush out and take lots of pictures. . . . NOT!

    And yes, there are still baseball caps made in the USA.

  8. avatar Southern Cross says:

    There’s got to be a cheaper way to dig for potatoes.

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    Nobody who can’t see the difference between a Ruger hat and a Hornady hat gets to fire the machine guns.

  10. avatar Bloving says:

    “You’ll all get a turn! We’re going in order of your number assigned to you when we issued your shirts!”

  11. avatar AaronW says:

    I am not a number! I am a free man!

    1. avatar bontai joe says:

      If I was judging, you would win… Number 6.

      1. avatar AaronW says:


  12. avatar AaronW says:

    In the early days of the Knob Creek Machinegun Shoot, you had to take a number to get on the firing line.

  13. avatar Aaron Watson says:

    The final face-off between the bugle and the 30 cal. for morning reveille!

  14. “Dang. I really thought 17 was gonna make it. Too bad.
    OK, 16, it’s your turn to try to get downrange and over the berm.”

  15. @AaronW:

    I am not a number! I am a free man!

    Heh! Note my avatar, sir…

    1. avatar AaronW says:


    2. avatar Rick the Bear says:

      Also noted. Good show.

  16. avatar John J. McCarthy, Jr. says:

    Hey gun-grabbers, we have some cold fingers here. Would you like to try and make them dead?

  17. avatar New Continental Army says:

    Thanks. I guess I should start using my real email in the comments section. I’m just concerned with spam.

  18. avatar billy-bob says:

    But you had a lawyer telling us wearing anything gun related would get us in trouble.

  19. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    “So, I see how were doing the shooting portion of the biathlon, but how do we do the skiing part?”

  20. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    After failing to qualify for the world cup, the USA’s men’s national soccer team decided to go in a different direction….

  21. avatar DaveM says:

    The guy on the right wins the hat contest.

    1. avatar Felix says:

      I’d rather win his hat than the won at stake.

      1. avatar BC says:

        Agreed. Not playing unless I can win his!

  22. avatar pieslapper says:

    “Excuse me, are those bugle boy jeans you’re wearing?”

  23. avatar pieslapper says:

    A good time was had by all the Freddy Mercury wannabes during breaks on the Bohemian Rhapsody set.

  24. avatar SirZog says:

    Shoot the targets in numeric order as they become visible…

  25. avatar pieslapper says:

    #2 quickly tired of #14 telling him he had ‘a purty mouth’.

  26. avatar Bill Andrews says:

    …And then the photographer said “Shoot”………..

  27. avatar pieslapper says:

    “Fred, if you don’t get that damned thing out of my ear, I’m going to jam that fu BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG un don’t shine.”

  28. avatar pieslapper says:

    Attendance always tripled at the He Man Mustache and Shooting Club meetings, whenever they brought out the machine guns.

  29. avatar DK says:

    So I’m the only one who wears a salad bowl for a hat around here. It’ll catch on. It’ll catch on.

    1. avatar BC says:

      I actually chuckled at this one…has my vote so far!

  30. avatar rt66paul says:

    Theese iz not a salad bowl, it is the newest in spittoons!

  31. avatar Bersa Bob says:

    I swear I saw Nancy Pelosi behind hiding behind that bush.

  32. avatar Bdf4 says:

    Well sir, we just told the boys ‘Hold our beers, we’ll be right back.’

  33. avatar Jkl123 says:

    Before Photo – just as the bugler was starting “Mess Call”. Another photo taken 15 seconds later is empty except for two unattended guns and someone’s hat that fell off in the rush.

  34. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    Ok, even numbers run down range and back…

  35. avatar KCK says:

    After their yet to be identified leader, wearing funny glasses and an odd mustache told these volunteers pictured here that the mission on which they were about to embark was going to be a “Rough Ride” not one of them changed their mind.

  36. avatar Ed says:

    What the hell is on the guys head in the far right of the photo?? The numberless guy…looks like an upside down shitpan.

  37. avatar Cambo says:

    Looks like the BLM finally got their shit together and are going to take care of the Wild Horse problem.

  38. avatar VerendusAudeo says:

    Alright, fellas. There aren’t enough guns for everyone, so we’re gonna draw numbers and take turns. Phil, your hat is ridiculous. You look like a damn mushroom. You don’t get a number, and you have to stand off to the side.

  39. avatar JLnd says:

    1st Perfection Graboid Hunters Group

  40. avatar DrewR55 says:

    “Don’t worry boys, we’ll get that rascally rabbit this time.”

  41. avatar Jkl123 says:

    The General wants to know how many men it takes to knock one can off a fence post. Let’s count…

  42. avatar ACP_armed says:

    I don’t see anything from Ruger in the photos… No thanks. I mean, really, Dan, just because it is red doesn’t mean it is Ruger.

  43. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Now that’s some cowboy action shooting!

  44. avatar Paul McMichael says:

    “None of these guys are eligible to play for Nebraska!” Said the new head coach as he was wringing out his wet panties.

  45. High score wins one of these fancy white bicycle helmets!

  46. avatar pieslapper says:

    The rider from the French bicycle team wasn’t sure what he’d stumbled into, but he knew he had the most fabulous outfit.

  47. avatar pieslapper says:

    “Shhhhh! We’re hunting demokwats”

  48. avatar The Rookie says:

    “We’re your Huckleberries”

  49. avatar pieslapper says:

    The Rough Riders really liked the machine guns, and the suppressive fire they could provide, but couldn’t for the life of them figure out how to mount them on the back of a horse.

  50. avatar tuck says:

    “We’re the Neighborhood Watch”

  51. avatar ironicatbest says:

    101st Space Force Division, The Flying Monkeys.” Death From Uranus”

  52. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    sam peckinpah was notoriously bad with names.

  53. avatar DK says:

    We always knew there was something different about Uncle Gabriel, if only by his choice of hats. But his passions for the latest trends, theater and non-traditional relationships; they never clouded his judgement when opportunity to defend the local schoolhouse arose.

  54. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    mr. nuther’s sixteen sons spent an inordinate amount of time defending the honor of their mother, wanda.

  55. avatar Eric says:

    now, DANCE!

  56. avatar Kap says:

    George you take the right 3 potato rows! you even numbered guys pick for George!

  57. avatar MDB says:

    Why doesn’t the guy on the far right get to have a number?!

    Its because of his hat, isn’t it.

  58. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    finding sixteen brides for sixteen brothers was proving difficult until a minor tactic adjustment was employed.

  59. avatar James69 says:

    The Hateful 16……….

  60. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    back of photo:
    1&2; ike & fess yeronner
    3; ray zerzej
    4; pastor amyoonishun
    5; morrie pulsive
    6; rip eatafendur
    7; upton o’good
    8; foster dennis peedinbulit
    9; gil t. azek
    10; dan jarus
    11; c. senior
    12; ben crobber
    13; ames high
    14; drew blood
    15; doug graves
    16; lou smorels

  61. avatar Conan Bolonan says:

    We don’t Need no Stinking Wall!

  62. avatar Rimfire says:

    13, Front and center!! It’s your week to cook. The rest of you, stand down while the barrels cool. 13, What KFC again??

  63. avatar Dave Lewis says:

    Okay men, the Ruger hat is on the guy on the extreme right of the picture. The bad news is that you have to fight all of his buddies before you can win it.

  64. avatar Imayeti says:

    Remember, when I call your number you have a 15 second head start to get behind the wall downrange.

  65. avatar JW says:

    Now over there is the opposing team – just remember that you have to shoot them in numerical order.

  66. avatar bontai joe says:

    ‘Men, there are 5000 drug crazed maniacs half a mile away, and we are the only thing stopping them from reaching the capitol, so get ready!” And the 16 Texas rangers with their captain prepared for a hard 10 minutes of work, before they could relax and eat lunch and have a celebratory beer.

  67. avatar david spencer says:

    You want to ban what?

  68. avatar Nick says:

    Come and take them
    Molon labe-

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