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Derek writes about nonsense.

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Operation: TPR USA – Chicago, IL

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Operation: TPR USA, The Alamo

Operation: TPR USA, Oahu. En-route to Cook County, Illinois. Whoever correctly predicts TPR’s next landmark wins a TPR patch (I don’t even know what it is). Guess in the comments below!

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Operation: TPR USA

One handmade rat constructed out of 1000D Cordura, filled with California calrose rice, will travel all over the USA.  Several folks have already volunteered to take photos of the rat at notable landmarks of their choice. The rat has quite an adventure ahead!  Stay tuned to see more photos of the TPR token traveling all […]

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River City Food Bank’s 9th Annual Empty Bowls

In the Sacramento area, River City Food Bank’s Empty Bowls event is their largest annual fundraiser.  I had the pleasure to attend this evening’s dinner at the Sacramento Convention Center.  According to their press release, “this is the ninth year of Sacramento’s Empty Bowls event.  The original concept of a “simple soup lunch” – recreating […]

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Leap Day

I’ve heard some folks took this day off work.  Any of you folks partake? I spent the day around the CA east bay for work and managed to catch up with David Whitewolf from Random Nuclear Strikes over some popcorn shrimp and buffalo wing sauce.  Not a bad day. Be advised this post is primarily […]

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The Packing Rat Patches Available

Derek is selling patches with the blog logo on it. You should buy one. More than one is preferable.

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GLOCK the Book Giveaway

Crown Publishing Group kindly sent me an advanced, hardcover copy of Paul Barrett’s book, GLOCK:  The Rise of America’s Gun.  I read it a couple of months ago and it’s a fun read.  You can read my review of the GLOCK book to get an idea of what to expect.  Below is Crown’s summary. GLOCK […]

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TT Gunleather Holster Winner

I had a total of six entries.  I used Random.org to pick the winner.  The criteria wasn’t best picture, only participation.  Blurry photos, etc. were OK so as long as they were yours. Congratulations, John S!  I will contact you shortly so I may send out the M&Pc TT Gunleather holster to you.  For the […]

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Google Search Stories

I just discovered it.  Excuse me while I go back under my rock.

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Reconnaissance Rats

Original Combat Cock inspired.  The Packing Rat’s prototype Reconnaissance Rats.

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Name Plates

My employer had one made for me.  Pretty flippin’ cool.  I love it!

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Top 25

For whatever reason, I consider the BlogRank feed burner to be a fair benchmark.  I am quite happy to see that I made it to the top 25.

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My 2010 year in blogging.

First time I received a summary from WordPress, so I thought this was interesting. I’m surprised the Elcan SpecterDR, or the M&P 9mm didn’t make the cut.  Interesting.  The Winchester 69 post has a life of it’s own; I don’t understand that.  SHOT Show 2010 naturally received the most hits thanks to AR15.com.  SaysUncle.com sends […]

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ATTN: SHOT Show 2011 Exhibitors/Attendees/Readers

I’m attending as media with a broadcast badge.  I am permitted to shoot video and still photos on the floor. Exhibitors:  For 2011, I will attend Media Day and SHOT Show throughout the week.  Interested in me stopping by?  Please email me your booth number, and contact information. For firearm manufactures/importers/dealers: I’ve made arrangements with […]

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Facebook “Fan” Campaign – Part III

I was giving a few embroidery places a shot and this is what Zazzle came up with.  It turned out OK, but I may have to make some adjustments on the logo or discuss this further with someone with more experience.  Anyway, I have one in cactus green available.  This will look good on anyone! […]

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Facebook “Fan” Campaign – Part II

Can’t really say the campaign had anything to do with it, since everyone who became a fan didn’t enter the drawing, but 26 new individuals became a fan this week!  Awesome! Congrats to Link P., a gun blogger at Peace, Love And Ammunition for winning the Crimson Trace Cord Lock Light! Didn’t win?  That’s okay!  […]

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Facebook “Fan” Campaign

I came home from Gun Blogger Rendezvous 2010 with lots of swag, many of which I will not use, so I want to give them away.  Of course, I don’t have enough for everyone; you may have to do a little bit of leg work.  I am also making an attempt at marketing. This week, […]

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TPR shirt sighting

People wear ’em.  They really do!

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Has it been that long already?

Seeing Mr. Halbrook again was cool. July 2nd 2008.  I met David in real life in Oakland at the Independent Institute following the Heller decision.  The blogosphere turned real for me that day.  Did you know I wouldn’t have met any you kind folks at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous if it weren’t for David?  There […]

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