One year old

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The blog had its first birthday yesterday!

The stats:

* 593 posts
* 982 tags
* Most comments in a post: 176 ( Ruger SR9)
* Oddest comment (which came through yesterday):

Please send for me the following Russian type ammunitions current price:-
1. 122 mm D-30 HE shell.
2. 130 mm M-46 HE shell.
3.100 mm T-55 HE shell.
4.122 mm BM -21 Shell.
5.120 mm mortar bomb.
6. 82 mm Mortar bomb
7. 60 mm mortar bomb.

Thank you

… I am a gun enthusiast, not a military arms dealer …

I have enjoyed running this blog and getting to know the gun blogger community. Thanks for all your encouragement.

And thanks to all the readers who took time to participate in discussions and let me know about interesting content to post.

A special thanks to Michigan Slugger for contributing the excellent article Accurate Slug Shooting Made Easy and my brother who frequently helps me with the blog (often correcting my awful spelling that my blog client fails to pick up on).

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Phil Ward Phil Ward on Jul 22, 2008

    Just found the blog, congratulations on going a year.

    I'd agree with Eddy A and Stroons them right up to the authorities, looks like an IED shopping list to me. Can't Hurt :)

  • Steve Steve on Jul 22, 2008

    Guys, thanks for the congratulations!

    I think you may all be right about reporting the comment. I deleted it after copying and pasting the text into the my blog editor for this post but I think I may update my "about" page with a strict policy about asking questions with intent to break the law and/or archiving all suspicious comments and their IP address.

    I wish I had looked up that IP address to see what country it came from. I didn't even think of it at the time :(