Making Money During A Recession


On LuckyGunner’s success

The co-founders, all under age 30, successfully navigated the Obama-induced ammunition shortage, the Great Recession, and the normal challenges faced by all small-business owners to transform their idea into a website specializing in ammo for sale with over $3,200,000 of revenue in its first twelve months.

I have met the founders. They are very passionate about what they do.



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • the obama induced what?

    You may want to put a disclaimer in there mentioning that they paid someone to write that piece about them, PRweb is just a re-distributor of press releases.

    I was wondering why they didn’t mention that there was no political reason for the ammo shortages, just people freaking out over the uncertainty that ignorance brings.

  • If someone is going to make a claim about the big bad Barry and his evil plans they should at least be required to cite some law or executive order to back up their spurious claims.

    That would probably take away from the no politics part of this fine blog though.

    You should probably take that BS down, but that is just my opinion.

  • On a side note, am I the only one who see’s the bed wetting anxiety about what Barry and Hilary -might- do among so many he-man gun owners truly hilarious? Is it because they are all so powerless against such an evil force? I bought plenty of evil assault rifles during the Clinton ‘ban’, it was a meaningless gesture of a law and it’s over. Sure the usual suspects would like to see it reinstated, but even the Bush administration in the Heller case stated they wanted to be able to regulate firearms. Republicans aren’t much more friendly to us than the Dems, except in their lip service.

  • James

    I agree with tiki god –whatever happened to “firearms not politics”? Also you shouldn’t quote false information without some sort of a disclaimer. The President did not “induce” an ammunition shortage. He hasn’t pushed for *any* kind of gun control legislation, and has even signed bills expanding gun rights.

    That said, I’m a fan of your blog, and I was kind of surprised to see you post an article that doesn’t meet your usual high standards for accuracy.

  • NotNamedDan

    The previous commenters have covered what I dropped in here to say, so let’s just register this as an additional nod of agreement.

    I visit VERY few firearms blogs because, while I am a gun-lover, I’m not interested in this sort of unnecessary (and ignorant) political sentiment.

  • Laenhart

    Holy cow, calm down guys! There is no doubt that people panicked when the current Dem administration came into power. I have a hard time blaming people for being prepared.

    It’s true that Obama hasn’t signed any legislation restricting 2nd amendment rights, but he hasn’t exactly been an advocate for them either. It is always nice to hear about the success of a business that has benefited my friends and I and potential entrepreneurs can learn from them.

    Or are you asking for “Guns, not business.” now? I’m pretty sure that at least 50% of the posts on this blog are about the corporations involved in firearms. Sometimes it is free advertisement and sometimes it airs problems that the corporations might rather keep quiet.
    Please restrain yourselves from bringing politics into the blog.

  • James

    Hi Laenhart-

    1) I’m happy that your friends are making money.

    2) Don’t be patronizing. I’m just as calm as you are.

    3) The president didn’t “induce” an ammunition shortage. People buying too much ammunition induced the shortage themselves. A lot of people were predicting a Dem administration would result in ammo shortages, but there was no evidence or reason to support this conclusion.

    4) I like this blog, and it was frustrating to see a little political nonsense slip through the cracks.

    That’s all I’m saying.

    • James, the article in question is about Lucky Gunner, not Obama. My title “Making Money During A Recession” was about a gun company making a lot of money during a recession.

      Lucky Gunner attributes part of their success to Obama being elected because fear of gun bans (only increased by comments by Eric Holder) caused people to buy more ammo. That is a statement of fact, not a political opinion. An opinion would be whether or those fears were justified.

      This blog is not supposed to be everything to everybody all the time. That would be an unrealistic goal. I get emails from pissed off liberals calling me a rightwing nutjob and from pissed off conservatives calling me a commie. I wish people would appreciate the work I do and just keep quite when 1 post in 1000 is not to their liking.

  • Martin

    Don’t have a freak-out. Read the article (see the link?) to put the snippet in it’s proper context.

    Good for LuckyGunner. I wish them continued success.

  • jaekelopterus

    @ Laenhart

    “It’s true that Obama hasn’t signed any legislation restricting 2nd amendment rights, but he hasn’t exactly been an advocate for them either.”

    The current generation of progressives is more gun-friendly than the boomers (thanks, violent video games!) and less prone to vote for the guy who is able to scare them the most. I don’t think Obama would do himself any political favors by going after firearms the way Clinton did.

    Well, I’m off to the nearest national park to go wave my piece around!

  • Laenhart

    @ jaekelopterus

    I agree with you jaek – it would not be in the administration’s favor to try to push through ammunition bans, etc. as Obama had previously mentioned. I am glad to say that unless things change dramatically, the president will probably not do anything to restrict guns.
    When I say that he is not an advocate, I mean that he has not allied with the moderate segment of his party that supports 2nd amendment rights. Someone that doesn’t try to take away my rights is only better than the alternative.

    Oh and James – cut the internet tough guy act
    Alright, no more from me.

  • James

    OK I don’t want to beat a dead horse but “internet tough guy act”? what the heck does that mean?

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