So Close

That final stretch goal is within reach!  $45! You can do it! And you can have this.

Click me!

Complete with… Well I’ll let The Jack tell you

You’ll get a Jackalope Rifle Company 50 caliber handgonne  and a full kit including:
A supply of 50 call bullets, miscellaneous shot,  patches, lube and fuse, A ramrod, lighter, touch hole pick, and powder measure, ans finally: a powder horn and two pounds of 3F black powder (shipping restrictions apply).

You know how this works.  Head on over to Tam’s place. Rattle the jar.

If you click me, you go to Tam’s place

Email me (jennifer AT injennifershead DOT com)the receipt saying you want that handgonne in a bad way. Because really, who doesn’t want a gun with no moving parts? One of these days, I’ll get edit up the video of EvylRobot and I each shooting one of these and having the exact same reaction.  Spoiler warning: Maniacal laughter

Who ever would have thought something so primitive could be so much fun?

If you aren’t so old school, there’s still time to get in on Heath’s rifle raffle ending 12/7. And you’re down to the wire for the Viper from DragonLeatherworks.

People from the internet with guns are the best people in the world.  Take that Nanny Bloomers! We take care of our own.



Raffle Update

Update: Answer received!

Hey you! Yes you hiding over there. Yeah, that’s right, the one not responding to my emails.  You won a prize! In fact, yours was the 5th name drawn. (It is entirely possible that this is not your fault.  We can blame email gremlins.)

Which is kind of a problem if you won’t get back with me.  You see, I’ve heard back from the 6th, 7th, and 8th names drawn, and they are anxiously awaiting notification of what they’ve won.

I know your real name.  I’ve even got your mailing address provided the info from Paypal is accurate.  So here’s what we’re going to do. You have until 8PM central time on Thursday, November 29th to respond to my email. If I have not heard from you by that time, you will be bumped to 8th choice.  I have already heard from the other winners and it is not right to keep them in limbo.

Check your email! If you are the winner in question, you have an email (3 actually, just in case one of my email addresses is getting rejected by your email) with this text

This is your final notification.  Your name was drawn 5th in the raffle. Packages A, B, G, and D have been claimed.  If I do not hear from you by 8PM central time on Thursday, November 29th, you will be bumped to 8th choice.
You have been drawn in the NFO raffle.  Please let me know your order of preference A-H on the packages. 1st drawn will get their first choice, 2nd chooses from the remaining.  Etc.
A. Diamondback and custom Holster by Michael and Kathy Jackson Book
B. ISSC .22 Trainer (Glock style), Kathy Jackson book
C. Ruger P94, extra magazines, shoulder holster, Kathy Jackson book
D. Ye Olde Handgonne or Knife plus engraving, Kathy Jackson book
E. $200 Brownells gift Certificate, Kathy Jackson book
F. $100 Midway gift certificate, Sightmark Tactical Red Dot, Kathy Jackson book
G. Stabby package-Gerber Applegate Fairbairn Combat Folder, Emerson CQC-7 Mini, Remington collector R1 Upland pocket knife
H. Guns and Roses handcrafted necklace and $100 Amazon gift card
Please let me know how you want to be listed publicly in your response.

If you’ve got this message in your email, respond ASAP. If you do not, check with your friends.  Please spread the word.


Operation Tamalanche

So here I sit, overfed on turkey and trimmings with a bourbon at my side.  I’m enjoying the warmth of the fire pit and prepping to select names.  Just so you know, here’s how it’s going to go down.

I’ve got a list for each raffle.  If you’ve got multiple tickets in a given raffle, your name is on it multiple times.  Each list will be shuffled so as to assign a unique number to each entry.  Again, multiple entries get multiple numbers. That range of numbers will be thrown at a random number generator and BAM! Winners!

Winners will be contacted via email.  This will start happening late tonight and finish tomorrow afternoon.  I have to warm the chair at my (thank God) not retail day job tomorrow. I’ll ask you for any and all pertinent information at that time.  I want to publicly share winning names, but I want you to tell me how you want to be listed.  Screen name only, link, first name, blood type, GPS coordinates, first and last, you know, the usual. So if it’s me, you’ll see Jennifer A- postage stamp far too much in town, but if it’s one of y’all* that keeps those things private, it’ll just say InternetAwesomePerson.


Oh! And if you haven’t entered yet, all is not lost.  You can still get in on Angus’s auction.  I am not involved on this one so you’re just going to have to head over there.  The Viper drawing does not end until 12/2, and I am still taking entries.  I am tracking this one, but Dennis will be doing the actual drawing.  Dragon Leatherworks may be a competitor to TheHolsterSite, but it’s all friendly and I do encourage you to enter.  The Jack’s raffle for the Handgonne and range kit runs until 12/10. He’s not far from that next stretch goal either so get your entries in.  The drawing on Heath’s raffle will end 12/7 because that just deserved some more time and attention.

Thanks to Erin for the title.

*Bourbon brings out the Okie accent.

Guess What Is Here

Oh, I suppose I spoiled the surprise.

Need more?

So this beauty will not be staying in my house.  The Smiths don’t really know what to think of the interloper anyway.  That Diamondback with its backwards turning cylinder.

Tomorrow, we will learn who really owns this lovely revolver. It will ship with a custom holster lovingly crafted by EvylRobot of TheHolsterSite.  Hence why it is currently in my cluttered living room.

So here’s the deal for tomorrow.  I’ve got friends descending on my entirely too cramped house first thing in the morning.  Then we will join EvylRobot‘s grandparents for Thanksgiving.  This may very likely be the last Thanksgiving with his grandfather.  Of course, the doctors have been saying that since he was born,.  He’s 91 now. So take that for what it’s worth.

Then we will take the Robot clan on over to my family’s gathering at my mother’s house. Heh.  We’ll just leave that.

Once we retire back to our humble abode and apply an appropriate amount of adult beverages, we’ll draw names for the first drop of raffles.

What does this mean for you? Everything except the VIPER, JACK, and HEATH drawings will end tomorrow. (Will verify that before any names are drawn) You have until 7PM central time to get your entries in.

What will you see tomorrow? Not a whole hell of a lot.  Sorry.  There are several raffle entries from those who wish to keep their real names private.  I will let you know that it has been done.  I will be contacting the winners via email and will post results as soon as possible.

You have really done amazing things here.  Each of you that have donated to the cause should pat yourselves on the back. You’ve done something truly amazing for one of our tribe.  This is the very heart and soul of what families do.  Blood isn’t important. How very fitting that this happens on the day we all traditionally spend with our families.

Get your entries in. If you don’t hear from me, email me. Or comment.  Or something. I really don’t want to leave anyone out.

You people deserve a hearty round of applause.

Another Raffle!

Just in case you weren’t tempted enough by all the goodies on offer, check out the rifle Heath is putting out there. I don’t know the end date on his raffle yet, so you had better act fast.

Jay has the rundown on everything else. If you have donated and you have not heard from me in some fashion, get in touch with me. Comment, email, whatever.  I don’t want to miss anyone.  I am responding to each entry that I receive.

It’s My Pleasure, Really

All too often, when looking out across the jagged edges of your own life, the world looks like a cold and lonely place. I pass people on the street making empty eye-contact with strangers.  No spark of connection or care. Each and every one alone in the crowd.

But not me. I am wrapped up in something great.  A community connected with our glowing screens and keyboards. A family that cannot bear the thought of one of our own in pain.  One of our own in need. Plenty of flesh and blood families aren’t this good. It is my honor to be list keeper.  It’s a selfish thing almost.  I get to have the warm fuzzy feeling of being a part in this every time my email notification dings. I get to ‘hear’ you say things like

The ____ is freaking sweet!  I’d love to win that.  But really, having Tam healthy and happy is the best prize of all. [Paraphrased from several emails]

Indeed.  Everybody wins. You, me, Tam, and the bratty little sister of the gun-blogosphere putting together a care package.

I appreciate all the thanks I have received.  You are so very welcome.  Sure, it’s like herding cats, but they are all awesome cats that purr and lean in for head scratches as they pass. Not a single floor-pooper in the bunch!