Folks, 'Ol Carteach is back in school again, twisting young folks minds around and kicking them into gear. What that means for this blog is obvious.... posting shall be infrequent for a while. All the content is still here for everyone to enjoy as they wish, but new stuff will be spare till (and if) I get free time.
About this blog.....
This thing started out as nothing more than one shooters way of sharing the hobby with all the un-met friends out there on the intertubes. It was never commercial, never hawked any specific gear, and didn't take advertising. It was just me talking to you, coffee in hand, with no target in mind but simple enjoyment.
Recently I stepped off that reservation and into the land of 'product endorsement'. Specifically, a company treated me to a great weekend playing games, eating good food, drinking too much beer.... and looking at their gear. Mostly good gear, I'll admit, and I'm happy with almost all of it I own now.
That said, the situation had my head swelling and thinking my 20,000 readers a month meant my opinion mattered. To be blunt, I had delusions of competence when it came to pronouncing good/bad/indifferent on products, and I was taking this blog off into that realm.
That ended last week when a pair of tactical boots I reviewed (positively) on this blog disintegrated on me. In April I'm telling ya'll how great they are, and in September I'm boxing them up to ship back for a conditional maybe warranty. Straight up.... I had a serious "I'm an idiot" moment, and realized I had no business telling folks my opinion on boots, knives, or anything else I'm not qualified to speak on.
No more, folks, no more. That is not what I intended this blog to be, and that experiment in silliness is over. Carteach0 will return to it's roots, where I was happier, and the blog will concentrate on firearms, shooting, and all the myriad nooks those hobbies lead into.
Ya'll have a fine day, and do some good out there!
Not that I think we'll actually make it until the 2016 election without a civil war, but here's something to remember about "The Huckster." - Mike Huckabee, the anti-libertarian -- "Huckabee is the rare populist who wants government heavily involved in both economic and social issues."
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