Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Guns Over Texas

The title of this post is also the name of a radio show on am KSEV in Houston.

Those guys are great, they're friendly and knowledgeable about firearms of all shapes and sizes.

They're on the air every Sunday from 5pm to 7pm Central time and you can listen to them on the web at www.ksevradio.com

Now that I've given them a free plug (as if I make money doing this pfft), one of their sponsors is Shiloh Shooting Range which is in my general neck of the woods.

I've been wanting to get my hands on a 4th Generation Glock 19 to see how it feels in my hands as compared to the 3rd generation.  My best bet is to rent one and fire it.  So today, I called Shiloh and asked if they have rentals but to my disappointment they do not.

I was informed that they have a 4th Gen. Glock 23 (I think that's the model he said) that I am more than welcome to stop by and fondle (his words).  He said this of course after a relatively lengthy conversation about various guns that I've fired and how careful I'm being about choosing my weapon before I buy.

It was a good conversation and I got a kick out of his reaction to my questions and I could tell that he just loved talking about guns.  What I'm finding about the world of firearms is that it's no longer just a good ole boy's club.  The men in the business are not as patronizing as they used to be when talking to a lady interested in guns.

Years ago, when I would look at guns, the guys would always want to put a pea-shooter in my hands, those days are long gone and I couldn't be happier.

As far as the radio show goes, give them a listen if you like talk radio and if you're ever in Northwest Houston, stop in at Shiloh and check out their range.  Eventually, once I have a firearm of my own, I will check out their range and if I like it, I will take my future shooting classes from them.


  1. Jeff and Steve aren't there much anymore. I believe It is Jeffs wife who is still there quite often. This is where I shoot and did my chl. Haven't been in in far too long though. I can't remember his name but they had an Asian guy that had a huge thing for 1911's too. Be careful when you do the rules form. There are trick questions on it.

  2. Thanks for the heads up regarding the rules form. Not sure what kind of 'trick' questions they would throw at me just to go and shoot at their place though.

  3. It is Jeffs wife. Tracy.

    They have you initial the rules.
    One of the is "I have not read the rules"

  4. reminds me of a list of instructions one of my public school teachers gave us.
    First instruction was "read all of the instructions first"
    The last instruction was, "do none of the above"
    Only one kid in the class sat there while the rest of us made fools of ourselves following all the "instructions" in between.
    Which brings me to my favorite quote from my Dad, "when all else fails, read the instructions."


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