Gun Nuts and GunUp

I’m excited to announce that in addition to my duties here at Gun Nuts Media, LLC that I’ve joined forces with, a leading online firearms community as their Director of Community Relations. Here is the joint press release with the details:

SEATTLE, WA (January 4th, 2010), the authoritative community for gun enthusiasts to share, discuss, review and compare guns, has hired Top Shot Competitor and veteran blogger, Caleb Giddings (bio) as their Director of Community Relations. In his new role, Caleb will manage community and industry relations, promote the GunUp brand, as well as continue to grow the GunUp Blog Network and GunUp Pro Staff.

Caleb started shooting competitively in college in the NRA’s Collegiate Pistol program. After college, he branched into the action shooting sports, finding success in IDPA, Steel Challenge, and the Bianchi Cup. Caleb’s success landed him a slot on the premiere season of History Channel’s hit reality show “Top Shot”, where 16 of the country’s best marksmen competed for a $100,000 prize. In 2006, he founded Gun Nuts Media, which has grown to be one of the leading shooting sports blogs and websites.

“From the first time I met Caleb, I knew that there was a lot of great synergy between the great things he has done with Gun Nuts Media and the vision of GunUp”, says Dan Hall, CEO of “Caleb is a master class shooter with strong ties to the industry and his passion for the community makes him a natural selection to head Community Relations as we grow. We are excited to have him on board. “

GunUp is the kind of company that builds on the vision I have for Gun Culture 2.0,” Caleb Gidding adds. “The landscape of the shooting sports is changing at a fundamental level and I’m looking forward to making GunUp a big part of that.”

Besides promoting the GunUp brand and managing relations with the community, Caleb will also be joining the GunUp Pro Staff and will be contributing to the new Question and Answer section on their website.

Caleb can be reached at [email protected].

About GunUp, Inc.:

GunUp, Inc., located in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 2010 by Dan Hall, a combat veteran and firearms enthusiast. Working with a team of like-minded, internet savvy technicians and programmers, they created the only online firearms community where new and experienced gun owners can access current product information and subject matter experts in the firearms industry.

GunUp is a natural fit to our current stable of sponsors, joining other industry leaders like Cheaper than Dirt and Downrange.TV in their support of social media and Gun Culture 2.0. I’m looking forward to bringing you guys new content both here and with GunUp and doing my part to support what I believe is the future of the shooting sports!

Now what I’d really like all of you to do is head over to GunUp’s website, sign up, click around, and send any feedback you have to me at [email protected] – thanks!


  1. Good for you, Caleb…… And even better for GunUp. I am very excited to see what you have instore for GunUp and where your vision will help take things.

    This is a big win for, and I hope they use you wisely.



  2. Congrats Caleb. Dan and the GunUp crew are a lot of fun.

    Nice chatting with you at the range last night.

  3. For short, can we call it “Nut up!”


    Anyway, all kidding aside: Congrats!! That is awesome!

    I’m really glad that there are people like you to represent people like us out there!

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