Glen Freaking Tate

Holy crap! We got a facebook like from Glen Freaking Tate, author of the 299 days book series. Book 9 just came out last week and I’ve read it. Its amazing and sad. 299 Days IX: The Restoration on Amazon
Glen posted the image below and we shared it with our facebook friends.


we love Wes

Then this happened!

facebook like glen tate

Glen Freaking Tate liked our facebook page

I guess I need to make time to write some more, maybe I can grow up to be like Glen, ya know minus the lawyer bit. You can see our post about 299 Days books and patches here.

299 Days Patch and Books

The best part of coming home is getting care packages from the post box. The other best part of coming home is that today isn’t the day that we suffer an economic collapse, even if that means the boss expects me to drag my sorry carcass in again tomorrow. If you have not already read them, this is your subtle hint to run to Amazon and order Glen Tate’s series 299 Days.

299 Days PVC Patch

17th Irregulars Patch

While you’re at it head over to the The Survival Podcast Gear Shop and order up a PVC patch or two. I got my 17th Irregulars patch today and couldn’t be more pleased. Continue reading

Canadian Service Conditions Radio episode 46

I was invited back to Canadian Service Conditions Radio to join Bryan, Dave, and Tim, to talk about guns, gear, and service style shooting.This time we talked about the outcome of the CQB match I held, Guelph Rod and Gun Club on October 19th.

Head over and have a listen at, tell ’em I sent ya.
Listen directly CSCR046.mp3

Remembrance Day

Today marks Remembrance Day, formerly Armistice day, in Canada and the Commonwealth, America calls it Veterans Day. This day memorializes the end of the of the First World War in 1918. Go to a cenotaph, watch or listen to the National service, thank a veteran. And do not even consider wearing a white poppy today.

You should listen to the Canadian band, The Trews, play Highway of Heroes this afternoon.

We’re also going to remind everyone to read In Flanders Fields, especially if you haven’t read it since grade school.

Flanders Fields Poem

Flanders Fields care of Australia’s Department of Veterans Affairs

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

CQB Match Results – Oct 19 2013

Our Facebook followers got this information earlier today. If you haven’t already head over to and give us a “like”. Yesterday we had a very successful CQB match. Thanks to all the shooters who came out to give it a go, especially our veteran shooters.  There were lots of regular faces from and some folks that were new to the sport. The match couldn’t have run much better. Ok a little better, we didn’t ask for the cold and the rain, but it was service conditions event and most of the shooters were not fazed by the poor weather in the afternoon.  Continue reading

Canadian Service Conditions Radio episode 42

Recently I joined Bryan to talk about CQB for a full episode on the Canadian Service Conditions Radio podcast. We talked a bit about my experiences with CQB and the upcoming match at Guelph Rod and Gun Club on October 19th. Bryan also sits down with Chuck and answer questions on getting started in CQB and Tim shows up…finally, and talks about his new pistol and curious reasons to not install an expensive match trigger after you buy it.

Head over and have a listen at, tell ’em I sent ya.
Listen directly CSCR042.mp3

CQB Match Announcment

Gunslingers in the southern Ontario area do we have a treat for you. is sponsoring a Service Conditions style match at Guelph Rod and Gun Club on 19 October 2013.

Registration is now open at, or by clicking the Match link in the menu at the top of the page. Spots are limited and will be first come first serve. The entry fee is $20 per shooter. More details are available on the match registration page.

CQB competitors

Shooters at a CQB match at CFB Borden, you too can look this badass

Fabulous Las Vegas – Machine Gun Experience AAR

The Missus and I just returned from 5 days of fun in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. We planed a last-minute vacation with another couple; stayed on the strip, saw the Grand Canyon, went to Hoover Dam, lost some money, all that good stuff. The part I want to share with my readers is “The Vegas Machine Gun Experience” from Discount Firearms and Ammo.

Fabulous Las Vegas

The famous welcome sign

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