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Archive for April, 2008

Watch out for Awola

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 30th April 2008

What is Awola?

Awola is a rogue anti-spyware application that is often downloaded and installed without user knowledge or consent. Awola is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan called Zlob. Once installed, Awola will display a fake security message similar to a Windows notification pops up saying your PC is infected with malware. Awola’s warning message is used to lure you into purchasing, downloading and installing their program to remove the imaginary spyware.

All of a sudden you start getting pop-up windows warning of a trojan horse virus and they just keep coming and coming.  Then you get a message that “windows wants you to download a spyware program to remove the problem.” By that time you’re so frustrated by the pop-ups that you may be tempted to buy their “spyware”.  DON’T.

Many good spyware programs will remove the problem but the AWOLA spyware program that they’re trying to sell you is bogus and it’s expensive! – $59 for a year’s subscription. It will stop the pop-ups they generated, but it doesn’t remove any other spyware.

Basically, they’re creating the problem and then offering you an expensive solution to fix it. A bogus fix at that.  Just Google “Awola” for more information.

By the way, it comes from Latvia in Europe. See their website: http://www.transactenquiry.com/about.php  

As a bonus they threaten you if you dispute the charge. Their website says if you dispute the charge, they’ll ruin your credit rating. http://www.transactenquiry.com/disputes.php.

Anyone got a long-range Latvian criminal-seeking missile?

Posted in Good To Know, News You Can Use | 2 Comments »

Is Tucker’s Answer still popular?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 28th April 2008

You bet! Tucker’s Answer IWB is still one of our best sellers. More importantly, we still get the great comments from happy customers:

“Hi Rob:
 The Answer arrived with this afternoon’s mail. In a word, ‘Nice!’ I am very impressed with the level of workmanship and care that went into crafting the holster and would be grateful if you would take a moment to convey my appreciation to Mr. Tucker the next time you speak to him. He is indeed an artist. It is easy to understand now why Tucker Gunleather has such a loyal following.
Thanks again. Best, Evan”

    “After having had “The Answer” for these past months and wearing it daily, I can honestly state it will be a challenge each day to decide which holster I wear. (He’s comparing to the new Silent Thunder he just received.) Both are very comfortable (that makes them comforting) to wear, “tuckable”, secure and of the highest quality.  Thanks for the great products, the amazing service, sincere help you provided and the honesty with which you deal.  I will continue to recommend you to everyone that has a question or need for a superb quality holster.”

“Just got my Answer in the mail yesterday. This is one QUALITY holster! It’s much better workmanship in my opinion than the M tac.  My Glock 27 is in it right now as I am wearing it around the house. i found the “middle” adjustments of the clips to work the best for me. Anyway, I can’t say enough good things about it.  Glock Talk “

“+ one on the quality! I’ve had my “Answer” on with my G19 for the 5 hour drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas, no problem. Glock Talk”

“I wear it for up to 18 hours a day and don’t even notice it. I have an XD45C in it. Glock Talk”

“Answer all the way…I love mine…I wore it with my G27 yesterday from the time I got up until I went to bed, very comfortable. The suede backing is awesome, their clips are perfect. I tried an M-Tac and it wasn’t for me. Try both and you’ll see…Tucker’s “Answer” has been my best investment yet as far as holsters go!!!! Glock Talk 04/28/08.”

Posted in Comfort & Style, Our Raving Fans, The Answer | No Comments »

Why gas is so high.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 26th April 2008

People are just now getting it. Oil may be going up but most of  the price increase is because the dollar is going down. The dollar is losing its value. It takes about $1.60 to buy a Euro now. Not long ago the Euro and dollar were equal. If that were still true a gallon of regular would be about $2.30 now.

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The Fed has been printing money to keep interest rates down among other things. Check out this video and tell me if you think it rings true for you.

One correction as expressed by another who viewed this video:

“That was pretty good but he got his facts wrong.  The gold standard was removed in 1924, not in the 60s.  At that time, US went to a silver standard with the silver certificates.  It was the silver standard that was removed in the 1960s. 

I was just thinking.  I’m 52.  When I started driving a car, gas was 25.9 cents and my minimum wage job paid $1.60.  Back then, I could fill my 12 gallon gas tank for two hours of working.  Today, it would take a minimum wage worker an entire day’s work, just to fill his tank.  That’s a 400% decrease in spending from hours working.  I don’t make minimum wage any more but after 35 years of training/experience in the work force, I can stiil only fill a 12 gallon tank after two hours of work, just like when I was a 16 year old kid.”

Posted in Good To Know, Opinion | 1 Comment »

Thoughts on our election from overseas.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 22nd April 2008

“We in Denmark cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election.

On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, and a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer.

On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a woman with a huge chest who owns a beer distributorship.

Is there a contest here?”

Posted in Opinion, Personal Interest | 3 Comments »

P.J. O’Rourke visits the USS Roosevelt

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 19th April 2008

“Landing on an aircraft carrier was the most fun I’d ever had with my trousers on. And the 24 hours that I spent aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt–the “Big Stick”–were an equally unalloyed pleasure. I love big, moving machinery. And machinery doesn’t get any bigger, or more moving, than a U.S.-flagged nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that’s longer than the Empire State Building is tall and possesses four acres of flight deck. This four acres, if it were a nation, would have the fifth or sixth largest air force in the world–86 fixed wing aircraft plus helicopters.”

P.J. O’Rourke is a guy with a gift for reporting serious subjects with a touch of humor. He recently spent 24 hours with the men and women of the USS Roosevelt. As a former Naval Aviator with 2000 hours of jet time and 300 carrier landings, I’m still powerfully drawn to anything regarding these floating “bird farms” as they’re called.

Here’s a link to the story which also says some good things about John McCain in comparison to his dem rivals.

Thanks to the Weekly Standard and Lucianne.com for printing it.

Posted in News You Can Use, Opinion, Personal Interest | No Comments »

Not to worry. Hillary’s a shooter too.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 15th April 2008

Oh sure. She’ll say anything to get elected, but the evidence is already in.

Here’s a story in Politico.com you might enjoy.

Hillary kinda looks like Annie Oakley in her later years don’tcha think?

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Hillary would never interfere with our gun rights, would she? She says her dad taught her to shoot when she was a kid.

She must think no one remembers all her previous efforts to inhibit gun rights.

As a side note: Ever wonder why Hillary always wears pants? Let’s just say that Hillary better hope the Iranians don’t develop a cellulite-seeking missile.


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What would a Hillary presidency look like?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 13th April 2008

Not like John Adams, that’s for sure.

Carl Bernstein, writer/reporter of Watergate fame (no Republican) writes:

“What will a Hillary Clinton presidency look like?

The answer by now seems obvious: It will look like her presidential campaign, which in turn looks increasingly like the first Clinton presidency.

Which is to say, high-minded ideals, lowered execution, half truths, outright lies (and imaginary flights), take-no prisoners politics, some very good policy ideas, a presidential spouse given to wallowing in anger and self-pity, and a succession of aides and surrogates pushed under the bus when things don’t go right. Which is to say, often.

And endless psychodrama: the essential Clintonian experience that mesmerizes the press, confuses the citizenry, confounds members of both parties in Congress (not to mention the Clintons themselves, at times) and pretty much keeps the rest of the world constantly amused and fixated.”

Read more.

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A good problem to have.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 9th April 2008

I apologize for the lack of recent blog posts but orders for Tucker’s new kydex holsters have way exceeded our estimates. We’ve been extremely busy.

Not only have we had many orders, we’ve been dealing with several gunwriters who want to talk about our Silent Thunder leather-lined kydex holsters.

I’ll be blogging again soon with info on what’s been happening.



Posted in Good To Know, Tucker News You Can Use | No Comments »

A little fun.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 1st April 2008

A biker is riding by the zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into
the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket
and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her
screaming parents. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage, and
hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A NYT reporter has seen the whole scene and, addressing the biker, says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.” The man responds,  “Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and I took appropriate action.”

“Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist from the New York Times, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this on the first page. What motorcycle do you ride and what political affiliation do you have?” “A Harley Davidson and I am a Republican.”

The journalist leaves. The following morning the biker buys The New York Times to see if it indeed  brings news of his actions, and reads on the  first page:


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