Hank and Steve interview Stephanie and Kris from the Discovery Channel TV show Sons of Guns.
Welcome to Episode 061 of Gun Guy Radio,----this is the podcast that shines a positive light on the firearms lifestyle. I’m Your host Jake Challand with Hank Hockey and Steve Remy. This is your weekly dose of positive firearms talk, without the politics. This week on GGR: (sneak peek of what we’re talking about this episode)
Week in Review:
- Jake: Shout out to interns Brad and Nate!!! Duluth Trading Company
- Steve: Nothing, absolutely nothing. I have been bogged down with several high priority cases resulting in late nights and early mornings.
- Hank - Bought some Bates USMC Desert Rat boots on close-out for $34.99 compared to their normal retail price of $299.99!!!! Had a chance to put a few rounds through the new Ruger LCR .357. Checked out a local gun store called Mega Sports which just recently put on a massive addition.
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Main Topic: Interview with Stephanie and Kris from Sons of Guns
- Show premier
- Retail store location
- How much of what you do is controlled by you/Red Jacket versus the production company? (outrageous builds etc.)
- Does working in a family business make things more difficult when involved with a TV show?
- What is it like being married to one of your employees? Signed pictures for all of us?
- What’s it like being a “reality” TV star? How has it changed you personally and professionally?
- Favorite show memories?
- Worst experience?
- Biggest misconception?
- What is Stephanie FORD and Kris Ford like when she is not working and off camera? Is Kris in a band?
- Will you guys be at the NRA Show??
- You are an obvious advocate for females getting into the firearms lifestyle. What do you feel is the biggest roadblock?
- All good things must eventually come to an end. What do you and Red Jacket have planned once the show is no longer airing new episodes?
- What is the long range outlook for Red Jacket? Do you have any new items planned for development or any new areas that you want to get into?
- How many total Red Jacket employees are there, behind the scenes?
- What “unknown info/facts” do you want to get out to viewers?
- How much control do you have that goes into final editing?
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Bill Stauter: Guys, Love the show. Just found you about a month ago and am spending all my shooting time catching up, since ammo is so scarce.. Keep up the good work. Also enjoying God and Guns. Great stuff all around.
Aloha from Chauncey: I just wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how much I enjoy your podcast. I am a relatively new listener and have finally caught up with all the episodes. It has taken me several months to finally figure out what your show is about. It is a podcast posing as a gun show but, in reality, it is a show about entrepreneurship and small business development. If I did not know better, I would shout CONSPIRACY! Probably a covert operation of the Obama administration to spur economic recovery and to drive down unemployment.
Your questions (both of you and some of your other cohosts) are insightful and often about how the business got started. Very informative, the gun stuff is just an aside. Cases in point include recent interviews with Brownells, Mid-South Shooters, Chris Cheng, and Evil Roy (Gene).
Along these lines you might consider interviewing Skinner Sights and Grace Screwdrivers – both are gun-related small business who place customers first and provide excellent service. I have also noticed that while the gun stuff is always good, the human side of your interviewees is fascinating. Examples are the same folks noted above. Stripping aside the guns and covert entrepreneurship, its about people. You do this so well – with one exception. You do not bring out the interesting backgrounds of yourselves. I think you should have a section on the show to interview each other to bring out how you got started and your vision for the future. You already do some of this but I have a feeling there is more, much more. I would welcome this human interest segment. Finally, you should consider offering a GMBA – gun business MBA. You do inspire folks in ways you do not overtly know.
Keep up the great work – even though it is a bit covert.
Stuart: Hey guys, I know the "Gun Trucks" episode was a while ago. But I had to write in and tell you of my experience.
I work in the oil field of Utah. Constantly driving in all weather conditions from 100 degrees in the summer to -30 almost every winter. Dirt roads most of the time and lots of miles each day. The trucks are also loaded +24/7 with 1000-2000 lbs of equipment and tools. We also put 150,000 miles on every truck before we get a new one. The company I work for has a couple hundred trucks. Dodge Ford and GM. I have seen a lot of the good and bad of the these three.
Hands down, worst out of the three is Ford. They have more problems than the other 2 combined. All the guys who have them hate them. You name it. Fords have problems with it. In the middle is Dodge. They do significantly better out here. And the best is GM. Rarely have problems with them.
I believe I have a fair assessment given my 8 years in the oil field and have seen hundreds of trucks, drivers,and lots and lots of miles. I bet 90% of the 400+ employees here will agree with me. The reason why a company goes with Ford or Dodge over GM is that they save a few grand. We have all tried to tell senior management that they will make it up in repair costs. But they won't listen.
I can't speak for the half ton trucks. or the 1 ton or larger trucks. we mainly drive 3/4 tons.
And after all this is said I will drive any of them before any foreign riff raff.
I might make a few enemies by saying this but it's the honest truth of what i have seen and experienced.
Thanks for the great shows.
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