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Archive for May, 2009

Carbonite works

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 28th May 2009

My primary desktop computer has been down for a few days.

I had to wipe my hard drive and reinstall Windows, losing most of my data files in the process. I’d backed up the Quickbooks files and key Tucker files, but a lot more was missing.

The “computer guru” to whom I took the computer, “cloned my hard drive” to another hard drive before wiping out my C Drive, but most of the cloned files are corrupted.

Thanks to having Carbonite online backup, I’ve been able to restore those data files .  For $49/year that’s a great investment.

One other benefit is that you can remotely access you backed up files from any computer when you’re traveling.


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Front Site in Receivership

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 18th May 2009

Front Sight in Receivership: At 11 a.m. Monday, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and its president, Ignatius Piazza, went into receivership. All financial transactions involving the firearms training facility – from accepting payment for classes to paying staff and vendors – must take place through a court-appointed administrator. The facility and all assets have been seized by the court, down to the hundreds of firearms included as part of new members’ benefits. However, despite the ruling, this weekend at Front Sight everything was “business as usual,” according to Operations Manager Rick Morello… (I have always been skeptical of Front Sight’s marketing, dating from their first mailing I received when they and I were still in California. I was not shocked in the least when a list member, who is a graduate of multiple Front Sight courses, described the operation to me as a Ponzi scheme, about six years ago. The gist of the lawsuit, as I recall, was the failure of Front Sight to deliver the homes that were promised in what Piazza claimed would be “the safest community in America.”)


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Ruger LCR Revolver – Tucker’s making holsters for it

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 16th May 2009

The new Ruger LCR 5-shot revolver is getting a lot of attention from gun-owners and from Tucker Gunleather.

We’re making a pocket holster, a pancake holster and a Cover Up IWB for the LCR. Available for order NOW.


The LCR is a 13.5 ounce, small-framed revolver with a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame

with synergistic hard coat, an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder, and a uniquely engineered double-action trigger.



Posted in Comfort & Style, Tucker News You Can Use | 2 Comments »

Be First…..

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 9th May 2009

If you are threatened and choose to display your firearm to prevent an attack, or you have to use your firearm to defend yourself, be the first….the first to dial 911.

“If you carry a gun, carry a cell phone. Whoever calls 911 first is the complainant; if it is not you, you become the suspect.”

(Thanks to Stephen P. Wenger for the advice)

Another important thing to remember: We’re shipping Answer IWB’s for common pistols in only TWO WEEKS.

Which guns are we talking about as common pistols?

1911’s – ALL (not all STI’s – ask first if you have an STI)

Glock 9mm, .40 and .357 (.45 and 10mm coming soon)

XD’s – ALL

Sig P-239 (More Sigs coming soon)

S&W M&P’s – ALL


Beretta PX4 (Fullsize or Compact)

You’ve always wanted an Answer IWB anyway, haven’t you?

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“Going Galt” What’s Next?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 6th May 2009

Tools for Fighting Back!

Those at The Atlas Society want you to fight back, to express both your moral outrage and your hopes for a better future, and to be more effective.

On their website you will find a wealth of information and insight about Atlas Shrugged. You’ll find clear explanations of Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, by expert writers. You’ll find an arsenal of intellectual ammunition needed to prevail against the assault on your freedom.

Atlas Shrugged is still incredibly popular, five decades after its publication, because it offers a dramatic moral defense of the right to individuals live for their own sakes and a vision of a benevolent society based in reason, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Atlas Shrugged at 50: a Tribute in The New Individualist

All about Atlas Shrugged: expert analysis, plot synopses, and more

The revolt against taxes: collected Atlas Society commentary

Is Atlas Shrugging today? Hard-hitting commentary from The Atlas Society

Edward Hudgins, “Ragnar Shrugged.”

Edward Hudgins, “Atlas Chased.”

Edward Hudgins, “Atlas Forced into Early Retirement.”

Thor Halvorssen, “Is John Galt Venezuelan?”

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“Going Galt”

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 4th May 2009

What is “Going Galt?”

Going Galt!! (Courtesy of the Atlas Society –  http://www.atlassociety.org/)

“Tea parties.” “Going Galt.” You’ve probably seen a growing number of references to these in the media, online, and on signs at rallies reacting to new government spending and controls.

The Boston Tea Party was a rebellion against excessive government. Today’s “tea parties” say “no” to spending without limit and the government takeover of our lives.

“Going Galt!” If you’ve read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, you appreciate the parallels between today’s disintegrating world and the events depicted in that prophetic novel. Atlas Shrugged is the story of how productive people went on strike, withdrawing their services in protest against a society that damned them for being productive and expropriated the fruits of their labor.

The ideas in Atlas Shrugged can be powerful moral weapons to roll back the forces of repression and irrationality. The Atlas Society is your premier source for information on those ideas. We’ve compiled this page to help you understand the whole “Going Galt” phenomenon.

What is “Going Galt?”

* “Going Galt” doesn’t simply mean getting angry. That would be “Going Postal.” It means having righteous indignation at the injustice of a political system that bails out individuals and institutions for irresponsible behavior and at the expense of those like you who prosper through hard work and personal responsibly.

* “Going Galt” means asking in the face of new taxes and government controls, “Why work at all?” “For whom am I working?” “Am I a slave?”

* “Going Galt” means recognizing that you’re being punished not for your vices but for your virtues.

* “Going Galt” means recognizing that you have a moral right to your own life, the pursuit of your own happiness, and thus to the rewards you’ve earned with your labor.

* “Going Galt” means recognizing that you deserve praise and honor for your achievements rather than damnation as “exploiters.”

* “Going Galt” means recognizing that you do not need to justify your life or wealth to your neighbors, “society,” or politicians, or bureaucrats. They’re yours, period!

* “Going Galt” means recognizing that the needs of others do not give them a claim to your time, effort, and achievements.

* “Going Galt” means shrugging off unearned guilt, refusing to support your own destroyers, refusing to give them what Ayn Rand termed “the sanction of the victim.” It means taking the moral high ground by explicitly rejecting as evil the premise of “self-sacrifice” that they sell to you as a virtue— in fact “self-sacrifice” is an invitation to suicide.

So, what can we do?  See the next post.

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Do Lead Bullets Continue to be a Hazard After They Land?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 2nd May 2009

Not much according to recent study in Blacksburg VA. Check it out here.

Hey, did you order your pancakes this morning? No syrup – just secure carry  with a proven design.


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A Fast “Answer”

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 1st May 2009

Want an “Answer” fast? A Tucker Gunleather Answer IWB?

How about a two-week turnaround? We’ve added new manufacturing capacity for the Answer.

Right now, if you want an Answer IWB and you have any kind of 1911, XD, XDm or 9mm/.40/.357 Glock, we’ll get it to you in TWO WEEKS.

We’ll be adding more to the “Two-week list” as we go. Stay tuned for more.

Lead times will get better and better, faster and faster.

Meanwhile, get yourself a “fast Answer.” (Regular or Leather-lined.)


The Tucker Answer is the most talked-about, notably comfortable IWB you can buy.

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