Posts Tagged ‘General’

I was going over some of the stats for the year 2013 for the blog and to me they are pretty awesome. Looking back and thinking about how I started the blog as a way to keep in touch with all my friends while I was at SHOT Show and keep them updated on everything I was seeing the blog has grown more and further than I ever dreamed this year. Every day I am reminded why I come home and pound away on the keyboard when I receive the simple new Facebook like or a kind email saying “I love reading everyday keep up the good work.”

I thought it would be fun to share some of the “best of” from Absolute BS in 2013 and share what a small hobby has turned into.

Most read Article was the ATS War belt Review followed by the Suunto Core Review. Amazingly the war belt review comes up as number three in the google search.

The most used search term was obviously ATS war belt but the next in line surprised me a bit. “Magpul leaving Colorado” was the second on the list.

Another huge surprise to me was the number of countries that have managed to find their way to the blog. A grand total of 85 have swung in to see what I have had to say. Leading the pack was of course the USA, followed but our neighbors up north Canada, then it was France, UK, and Germany rounding out the top 5. The latest country to hit the map with one visitor was Moldova.

Referrer websites were pretty predictable with Facebook at the top with most folks clicking over from there. But it was followed by ShootersLegion.com, Strt.us, and Gunbroker.com

The audience is 81% male with 18% female. The age range most attracted is 25-34.

I hope you have enjoyed the last year of second amendment news and firearms related talk. I have a few things planned already for this year. I am working on three pretty large projects now all at once. One is about the proposed changes to Ohio concealed carry laws, the next is one that I started within the last week on my recent change in daily carry platforms, and the last one is a project I thought up that is turning out to be pretty enjoyable. So stay tuned for those in the up coming weeks and months.

I am already planning out my personal training schedule for next year. The first class up is the one I am most excited about and will have a whole write-up about it before and after I go. I don’t want to spoil it so that is all I will say about it for now. There is another class that I am excited about that will help me work on a few skills that I feel I am lacking in and that is hand to hand and knife fighting. That will definitely be a huge learning experience for me.

As for Valkyrie Defense we are growing everyday quicker than we ever thought we would. We are booked solid with classes through the middle of February so anyone in Ohio is reading this and is wanting to take the Ohio Concealed Handgun class or one of our advanced carry classes please don’t wait until the weather breaks, contact us now and reserve your weekend in the spring and summer months now before they are all gone. We are getting all the details worked out with t-shirts, hats, patches, stickers, and vinyl decals as we speak so if you are interested is any of those visit the VDG Facebook page or our website and contact us for more details.

Once again I want to thank everyone for subscribing and liking Absolute BS Blog. I hope to keep the bar set high and bring everyone some laughs and good information throughout 2014. I always love to hear from my readers so if there is any suggestions or topic requests please feel free to use the contact page at the top or send me a message on the Facebook page. I respond to every thing I get so don’t be afraid and think you are bothering me.

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In a stroke of mystery to our opposing anti-gun forces Virginia has seen gun owner ship rise by 16% in the year 2012 over the previous year. Amazingly the crime rate over the same period has dropped by 6%. Weird. Maybe that crazy Lott guy was on to something when he told us “states with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes.”

We have covered it before a few times (Moar Facts and The Justice Department Report You Will Never Hear About) and we always come back to find the facts are on our side.

Be sure to head over and like the Facebook Pages for Absolute BS and Valkyrie Defense Group. If you would like to contact me for anything such as an idea for a post, something you would like to see me review, or just to tell me I suck, you can find all that in the contact tab at the top of the page I would love to hear from you.

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Norse mythology comes from a northern Germanic peoples more commonly known as Vikings. It consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes that are still found and heard of through out modern tales to this day. There is a group of beings that I have always been interested in that I never thought got enough credit and that is the Valkyries and I wanted to take a little bit to talk about their significance and how they tie into my future plans.

A Valkyrie is an angel like female creature that would walk the battle fields during battle and select which warriors live and died. Of the chosen slain the Valkyries again would select the best of the warriors and take them to dine with the god Odin and await the great battle of Ragnarök.

Now I know most of you are sitting there and asking yourself what do angel-like beings have to do with this blog? Think about the reason we carry a firearm. Any self-defense could be potentially be a life or death situation. If we follow the myth of the Valkyrie it is not going to go well for one of the persons involved. The end goal is not to be chosen by the Valkyries, so how do we go about avoiding that selection? We select the equipment that fits us the best, we train, we run drills, we study, and we take classes. It is up to us to choose a training company that will offer us the best training and skillsets to make sure that when the battle is finished and the Valkyries have made their choice you are the one still standing to go home to your family.

The best is yet to come. Stay tuned and remember the significance of the Valkyrie.

Watch for more announcements next week,
BS

I know it has been some time since the winner was announced and this post but everyone has busy lives outside of the internet so we all will have to deal with it. As most of you know we did our second giveaway on March 8th. The goal was 150 Facebook likes (the number has grown since and we are at 231 as of tonight) and we reached it pretty quick. I drew the winner and Virginia Hopper won. She just sent me a pic of her alongside her new NUoSU Concealment holster.

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Congrats Virginia! I want to say thanks again to Adam over at NUoSU Concealment for donating a holster for the giveaway. Make sure you head over to his site and put him to work.

Now onto the next giveaway. I think we need to do more Facebook likes so head over there and click the like button. I think we might start doing giveaways at major calibers. Since we are at 231 the next one will have to be at 308. Same rules apply as before you get more entries if you like the Facebook page and subscribe by email. You can subscribe by email in the upper left hand column on this page. When we are closer to the goal I will announce what the winners will receive. You won’t be disappointed I promise. Tell everyone and get them to join up in the fun and get registered for the giveaway.

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BS

Happy Easter

Posted: March 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Just wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Easter and thank everyone for taking time out of their busy days to read what I have to say. I have had nothing but great feedback and huge amounts of encouragement from everyone and I wanted to drop a post thanking everyone.

Thanks for everything,

BS

Contact Me

Posted: February 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It was brought to my attention that there was no contact info on the home page. Well now that has changed! In the top banner I have added a Contact tab. Please feel free to use the email to send me news links or any suggestions for subjects you would like covered in an upcoming post. Also don’t forget about the Facebook page where you can join in the conversation over there.

 

Can’t wait to hear about from you,

BS

I emailed my congressman and my senators tonight about standing strong for MY second amendment rights. Notice I said MY rights? I didn’t write to them about YOUR rights, only MINE. You need to contact your representatives, federal, state, and local and stand up for YOUR rights. Don’t rely on everyone else to speak for you. If you don’t know what to say there are more than enough form letters out there right now for you to use. Don’t put it off and think that there are enough people writing emails or making phone calls because there isn’t.

 

Again I want to emphasize its YOUR rights and YOU need to take responsibility in standing up for them. Don’t expect others to do the work for you. Share this with your friends and let them know you wrote a couple emails and they should do the same.

 Find your congressman here.

Find your senators here.

BS