Each year in England the Edgar Brothers Police and Military Division, the UK importer of brands like Magpul, Crimson Trace, Surefire, etc produces their Hot Shots Calendar. This isn’t just any chicks and guns calendar though, because 50% of the proceeds from this calendar are donated to Help For Heroes, a UK charity dedicated to supporting their veterans and returning soldiers. If you’d like to help out our friends over the pond, you can click the image to go to their order page.
Also, here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the Hot Shots 2011 Calendar. There’s even a freakin’ tank!
You boys and your cheesecake where’s our beefcake? ^_^
All kidding aside you’ll not see anything like this from the anti-gun crowd supporting our troops. May wind up picking one of these for my hubby if for nothing else to see how he reacts to it. -_^
I second the motion for some beefcake!
Well then, let me just call up Magpul and see what we can do about a “Men of Magpul” calendar.
Travis Haley calendar? I’m in.
One of these days, the gun culture will outgrow the adolescent need for gratuitous displays of women holding and shooting guns while wearing skimpy bikinis.
One of these days, crap like you are pimping above will no longer be used as Exhibit A for justifying all of the ‘compensation’ epithets.
I like beautiful women. I even like naked beautiful women. I like guns. I am getting tired of our efforts to restore and retain our rights getting undermined by sexploitation shots promoting…I am not sure what they are promoting.
Time to grow up.
Lighten up, Francis.
Fixed that for you, sparky. Way to channel Gloria Steinem, though.
Seriously, what you have here is a calendar with hot chicks on it. If we ever live in a world where people don’t want to buy a calendar with attractive women on it, I hope I’m dead.
And I guess you missed the part where 50% of the proceeds from this calendar go towards helping wounded and disabled veterans?
I’m inclined to agree with Newbius, though for far more selfish reasons. Although I am all for raising money for veterans I can still hope for a day where we can do it without the expense of the dignity of my gender. I know, wishful thinking.
The gun industry is filled with misogyny. I know I’ve complained about it before. And I really can’t blame companies for continuing it with products that objectify women because, hey, that’s where the cash is. What I would like to see if an equal opportunity market where we get cool products that objectify men with big guns. Or M&P Compacts.
I would disagree with this statement in the sense that it’s too broad. The industry itself, comprised of the companies, media, etc is largely a welcoming community – going so far as to put together industry wide task forces on bringing more women in to the shooting sports.
If I were looking for a target on which to pin firearms related misogyny, it would be the consumer side and not the industry side. Calendars like the Hot Shots calendar wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t a demand for it, as you noted in your comment. Which is basically a very verbose way of saying “don’t hate the player, hate the game”. Or more prosaically: “Do not fault the successful participant in a flawed system; try instead to discern and rebuke that aspect of its organization which allows or encourages the behavior that has provoked your displeasure.”.
I wouldn’t disagree. I am a consumer demanding a Travis Hayley calendar. Where, in this industry of fairness, is my slice of the pie?
The industry itself, comprised of the companies, media, etc is largely a welcoming community – going so far as to put together industry wide task forces on bringing more women in to the shooting sports.
And stuff like this helps bring women into the shooting sports…HOW?
Or more prosaically: “Do not fault the successful participant in a flawed system; try instead to discern and rebuke that aspect of its organization which allows or encourages the behavior that has provoked your displeasure.”.
Which is what I am doing…
I’m with Newbius. I hate it too when they use bikini clad hotties to promote American Muscle Cars…NOT! Get real guy!
I’m…ok with this.
Oh hey, I see a Serpa holster.
I’m sorry, but I’m just fine with throwing multiple things I lust for in the same place. Add in a Ducati, or the BMW S1000RR in one of those pictures as well and I may just self-combust on the spot.
I also love that they women actually know to keep their fingers off the trigger in those shots. Hot women with guns isn’t truly sexy until they look like they actually know how to handle them properly.
That sort of comment is generally in violation of the editorial policy here at Gun Nuts. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. -Caleb
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