Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Instead of talking about a specific firearm or something firearm related, today I would like to take the opportunity to thank not just the soldiers who have given their lives for their country, but also all the men and women who risk their lives on a regular basis in order to protect the ideals of liberty and justice for all.

Thank you all for the many sacrifices you have made. You are appreciated and we are honored to call you our own.

 

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A Brief Introduction

A Brief Introduction

Jeff GramlingJeff Compoc has stepped down from writing here at Gun Blog, and since my name is also Jeff I thought a brief introduction was in order to avoid any confusion.

Let me start by saying that I’m not a firearms expert and I don’t own a large arsenal of guns… But I am looking to change both of those over time as I now have the distinct pleasure of writing about all things firearm related.

A not too distant conversation with my wife that I can already see will look a lot like this, “Where did this Kel-Tec KSG 12 gauge come from?” she will ask.

“I was at a few shops today, just looking mind you, when I came across this KSG, which has a revolutionary new design, and because it’s so rare to see one in stock I had to buy it… Not for me of course, but so I could write up a review about it on Gun Blog” will be my truthful if not 100% accurate response.

My background with firearms is probably similar in some aspects to that of many other Americans. When I was a young boy my brothers and I had a pump BB rifle. When we were a little older our parents, in their infinite kindness if not wisdom, allowed us to get paintball guns. It shouldn’t really have been a surprise to anyone, least of all my parents, that one of the first things we did with those paintball guns was to run off into the woods and shoot each other (even though we were told not to).

Near the end of high school I got to go to the firing range with step-father, mom, and wonderful brothers. A lever action .22 rifle ignited the passion that had been sparked all those years before.

After high school I was in the U. S. Army Reserves and was introduced to a whole new level of firearms and other exciting devices.

Since then, as my wallet has allowed it, I’ve been making purchases here and there and going to the range or legal spots out in the woods.

My hope is to share with you my experiences, opinions, and reviews throughout the week. If you would like to contact me I can be reached at jeff@gunblog.com

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