Yesterday I published the list of the 5 worst places to get gun advice from online. They’re all pretty execrable, but I wanted today to offer some balance, and give you a list of five places that I visit every day. As it turns out, I don’t read a lot of blogs, and I’m not active on a lot of forums. I obviously visit the sites I own every day, here and GunUpTheMagazine.Com, so here are the top five sites I read, in the order I hit them from first to last.
1. View from the Porch
Tam is one of the few people who’s been in the blogging game even longer than I have. She’s a good friend, a great writer, and someone whose blog I genuinely enjoy reading. It’s not just gun stuff, because she’ll post pictures from her town of Broad Ripple, blog about cats, and even talk about her dreams (I mean that quite literally). It is my first stop on the interwebs every morning.
2. Every Day No Days Off
I like to laugh. I also like YouTube. I do not have time to find the best (and worst) gun videos on Youtube every day. Luckily, ENDO collects them all for me, in one handy place. I never have to wonder if CarnikCon has a new video, because it’ll show up on ENDO. I’ve never met Mike, the guy who runs it, but I’d like to have a beer with him and talk about watches, snapback hats, and how to operate in an urban environment. He also makes rad shirts, of which I own several. ENDO’s a valuable service, because it means I never have to subscribe to gun related youtube channels (most of which suck, mine included) and can instead focus my youtube time on Achievement Hunter, Jenna Marbles, and BroScience.
This is literally the only forum I’m still active on. I’m active on it because unlike a lot of other forums, it is largely derp-free, the mods run a pretty tight ship, and the clue factor is generally high. Sure, it’s not as good now as it was when it started, but entropy is a cruel mistress that eats forums alive. It’s still one of the best out there, and a place I’d strongly recommend for someone looking to step up their pistol game a bit.
4. Modern Service Weapons
The dudes at Modern Service Weapons are cool bros. Tim and Hilton run an awesome blog, they are 100% squared away and are frequently the first dudes I’ll turn to when I have a technical question about gun stuff. In fact, I’m pretty sure that Hilton isn’t actually human, but is really a wizard, capable of working dark magic on pistols. I’ve taken classes from them, had meals with them, and absolutely recommend their blog, training, and gear to anyone.
5. Say Uncle
One of the other small group of bloggers who’ve been around for longer than I have. I read Uncle every day, because I know that if there’s something interesting going on around the internet, he’ll have a link to it on his blog. That’s awesome and useful.
There are lots of other blogs out there that I’ll hit every now and then, maybe 2 or 3 times a week. For the most part, I hardly ever read blogs unless someone sends me a link to something. There’s just not enough time in the world to read all the stuff out there. I also spend a lot of time online being completely useless on Facebook, or trying to make myself smarter by reading the Wall Street Journal.