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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  • Samuel Suggs

    The face is horrifying other than that I like the whole concept. I have one of their posters already but I am not this commited to the concept still on the road othwise I would post picture of the ads they run in the back of shotgun news

    • Samuel Suggs

      Eh screw it iPhone camera will work!

      • Samuel Suggs

        Yeah it’s a bit hamfisted with the premise but cool otherwise

  • jamezb

    Love it. We need symbols to remind the last couple generations who the
    minutemen WERE… they seem to have conveniently vanished from textbooks
    over the last 25 years, in much the same way minuteman statues have
    vanished from courthouse lawns across the
    country during the same period. Someone is trying to erase the memory
    of the armed citizen that won our freedom…and I think they are
    convinced “the fix is in”…

    As 21st century gun owners, we could do far worse than to re-adopt the
    minuteman as a very visible historical symbol of who we are, where we
    came from, and what we stand for. The minuteman was THE symbol of
    patriotism, and he’s quietly been shelved. We need to take him off that
    shelf. If they choose to attack him openly, they openly attack patriotism..the
    forefathers…the flag…

    …and I realize that a certain number of them do that anyway, but in reality
    it’s a loud minority. There is only so much of that anti-America crap
    that the silent majority – “middle of the road” America, – is willing to
    put up with. It is entirely possible that if we quietly provide enough
    rope, our adversaries might accidentally hang themselves.
    If they truly think the fix is in,….. lets break it.

    • Samuel Suggs

      well said!

      • jamezb

        Thank you sir.

        • Samuel Suggs

          Your Welcome!

          • gunslinger

            Great comment chain!

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      I couldn’t agree more. The Minuteman is a time honored figure our children should be well versed on.

  • Samuel Suggs

    this is how you do face’s!!! otherwise i like the premise

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  • Samuel Suggs

    this guy is a good artist but he trys to do things his medium isnt conducive to ala this thing gah the nightmares. if you have som horrible need to see the rest of this statue its right here http://dpvstudios.com/category/sculptures/

    • jamezb

      Bronze is a great medium, but from personal experience I can tell you that sculpting little faces in microcrystalline wax in “tabletop scale” is a real bitch. (pardon my misogynous French). You too often end up with little aliens or monsters. Now for larger scale, it becomes much easier to make realistic expressive faces. Not making excuses or disagreeing
      …just putting in a few cents.

      • Samuel Suggs

        yeh thats what i was getting at that is bye his medium I meant “tabletop scale bronze sculptural art”

  • Jacqueshacques

    I love my guns, I love my history, and I love my art, and man I’ll be danged if this doesn’t just make a hash of all three. Minutemen and ARs? Sorry, but in my book, just not two great tastes that taste great together. Rather spend $5000 on guns and ammo than what looks like a resin cast of an alternate history book cover.

  • Ripley

    Why would you charge if you have a scoped rifle? Not to mention that flag should be cleaned and mended according to the flag code.

    • Anonymoose

      Because they there were no metallic cartridges in 1775.

    • Samuel Suggs

      um its a variable power optic you can just move it to lowest maganafication and rock and roll not that “charging” is genrally a good idea

    • Samuel Suggs

      Also flag code only applies to the most recent iteration of a given type of flag!

  • JumpIf NotZero

    That’s fine and all… But POF has a LOT of work to do on their rifles before if recommend they branch out into accessories.

    • Samuel Suggs

      yeah they also need to make this stautue picatinny rail mountable you know battle field motivation and all that ballance be damned I want a little patriot on my gun

  • KP

    I love it. I’m always saying that if a young Eugene Stoner presented General George Washington with an AR-15, the General would have asked Stoner if he accepted Continental Notes.

    • Samuel Suggs

      You’re always saying that? Really? Why? I mean it’s vaguely amusing but how often does that come up?

      • KP

        It’s more than amusing; it’s an educated guess as to what may have occurred. How often do you hear, “the Founding Fathers could never have imagined these weapons of war” or something similar? Each time that comes up, this comes up.

  • Lance

    NICE art.

  • az9mm

    I could buy 2 POF rifles and still have a little left over for the same price as the statue

  • Political Sheepdog

    The point that the AR-15 is todays Musket is very simple and easy to understand even for the Political Left. I would love to have one of these statues but not at $5K.