Tac-Con Media Event: Day 1

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Nick wrote an article last month titled “How to Survive a Gun Junket” that was probably helpful for maybe four of our readers since they aren’t regularly going to junkets. By the way, Nick is the only person I know who has ever used the word junket ever. Junket . . .

I should be more polite towards my teammate Nick because his article is actually really helpful, and I certainly took a lot away from it about organization and preparing for things to break. What Nick forgot to mention is that getting a group of gun writers (or people of the gun in general) together for a meeting, junket or otherwise, is a certain recipe for disaster in some form or fashion. Namely, it is a competitive group of people with a strange sense of humor. The only way to keep them on track is to eliminate downtime and boredom whenever possible. Not doing that leads to the types of shenanigans you see below.

That’s Shawn Herrin from We Like Shooting getting shot three times in the gut by Jason Savell from from Easy Bake Gun Club. This exercise took place in Jason’s private shoot house under the guise of preparing Shawn for running force on force scenarios in the shoot house. Shawn wanted to know what it would feel like to get shot with a paint marker and Jason was all too happy to oblige him. Jason did feel it was important to triple tap him, again in the name of science.

This is basically how my first day in Phoenix went. Since it was a travel day for everyone, we made several trips to the airport, ate at a Jewish delicatessen, met a schutzhund trained service dog, stuck velcro to my beard, and watched as new media types goofed off for the the day.

I also got some exciting info from Tac-Con, but I’m forbidden to share until tomorrow. Stay tuned. Cool things are coming.


  1. Vhyrus

    Was that Chompies you ate at?

    If you get a chance, go to YC’s mongolian grill. You won’t be disappointed.

    1. AceTacArmament

      Yep..its great FOOD!!

  2. Tyler Kee

    It was Chompies. And it was legit.

  3. Broken 3ight

    3 times. For Science. You monster.

    1. Nigil

      You will be baked. There will be cake.

  4. PeterC

    I thought Junket was a dessert made from rennets. You don’t want to know what rennets are.

    1. Tom in Oregon

      No…junket is a female Chinese sailing vessel.

  5. detroiter

    Minimum sample size of three, otherwise its useless data!

  6. Ernest

    Your site is still browser hijacking…. f orewarding to other sites and prompting to install software and apps…. viruses. There have been many comments about this and no response. Why?

    1. We have responded to other comments on the same issue – we are aware of the issue and actively working to remove the offending ads from rotation. If you can provide the URLs which you are being redirected to that will make things wleasier to find for us.

      1. Ernest

        Thank you this is the first reap I have seen. I just dont understand why it keeps happening. This is like the 4th time. I would think I new ad service is in order.

  7. Curtis in IL

    “Nick wrote an article last month entitled…”

    It’s “titled,” Tyler. Not “entitled.”

    “Entitled” is how liberals feel about free health care.

    1. Tyler Kee


  8. DJ9

    And you wrote this yesterday, and now it is today, which is yesterday’s tomorrow.
    Where’s the “exciting info” you teased, above?

    We’re waiting…

    1. Vhyrus

      It’s only 3 PM in Phoenix right now. He’s probably still experiencing the excitement.

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