Gun Blogger Rendezvous: Show-N-Tell

After the Major Announcement, we had a rousing round of Show-N-Tell. Instead of bringing in our pet birds or telling the class about a coloring crayon picture we drew, our Show-N-Tell involved, in the words of The Smallest Minority, evil black firearms! More than half of the time, I had no idea what I was looking out. As a gun newbie, the Show-N-Tell went way over my head for the most part. Special thanks to The Smallest Minority and D.W. for sitting next to me and helping me handle the various toys that came my way.

A highlight of the evening for me was when a revolver was passed down to me from D.W. and I passed it straight to The Smallest Minority. I said to him, “I don’t know how to check this.” Usually when someone hands me a firearm, we are both super-safe about it. First, they check that the firearm is empty by dropping any mags and racking the slide and then passing it on over to me for me to check with my finger and with my eyes that the mag is out and the action is empty. But, I didn’t know how to do that with a revolver.

The Smallest Minority showed me how to open the gate and roll the cylinder outwards to check if the revolver was empty. We’re all responsible adults at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, so it was empty as I had anticipated it would be. But checking was absolutely the right thing for me to do. Thanks to The Smallest Minority for not making fun of me, talking down to me or talking over my head when I needed help checking the revolver. Sometimes in the gun world, experts can be insensitive to the newbies, but I never felt that way in the company of our awesome gun bloggers.

Here are some pictures of the Show-N-Tell, but like I said, most of this went over my head. I don’t know why the firearms are awesome or even what they are. Hopefully you will. Enjoy!

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After the Show-N-Tell festivities, we were hungry! We ate at the Gecko’s BBQ restaurant, which runs a weekend all-you-can-eat ribs dinner special for $9.99. The BBQ sauces have gluten in them, according to the chef, so I ate my ribs naked… they were still good. Although the waitress was clueless when it came to gluten-free. I told her I needed gluten-free food tonight and she brought me wheat-ified cornbread and put croutons on my salad. Oh well. The ribs were still good. Nom om nom.

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