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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:42

Busy busy

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It has been a busy year on all fronts. I owe everyone a SHOT 2018 update, which I will have shortly. I was pleased to talk to the Walther Rep. and get their program information! Unfortunately, I was told that the Gemtech program I was working on (and very close) was nix'd by now parent company S&W.
I have inquired about S&W (regular program) but not received anything current yet (updated: 3/21 - Ruger is now available).

This year will be a challenge to us all I think, those involved in the industry, as instructors, and as enthusiasts. I want to thank everyone that has helped and passed on the instructor information and for everyone that is helping keep our sport alive and legal.


Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:52

Today's unplanned downtime...

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was a result of the old (Wordpress) site being hacked - yet again.
It is one of the reasons that I moved to this new site. 

Unfortunately, when my host detects malicious files they shut the whole domain down. 
If you are wondering why it is still running, it is because all the legacy posts have their images hot-linked to it.

I will be working on a way to freeze the old site so that we aren't impacted here again. 


Hello all,

I just wanted to give a quick update.
Please excuse the mess, even though we are fully operational I am still tweaking the site and building it out. You will find several areas that I am hoping to build out and reorganize. If you would like to contribute or have any ideas let me know!

1. I am working to simplify the downloads section. I also plan on adding an upload section.

2. If you had an account on the old site  it was migrated here. You will need to do a password reset however.

3. A couple of the instructor discount files have been updated: the FreedomGroup (Rem, DPMS, Bushmaster, Barnes) has been changed to a zip since I now have the MSRP price lists. The Sig file has been changed to a zip and now includes the price list and order form

As always, thanks for reading!

Hello all,

I am very close to switching over the site to this new one. If you had a user account at
it should have been migrated here.

The password schemes from Wordpress, however, do not translate over so the password will be: instructor
You can also reset it, I have also changed from PHPmail to authenticated SMTP mail.

I want to thank Lou for helping test a number of functions on the new site!
I hope you guys like it.







Monday, 15 February 2016 11:39

Back after another hack :(

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*** If you are reading this you are on the NEW site (currently in testing)! ***






The site was hacked again, I was notified by my ISP (at least they gave me a chance to remove them before shutting the site down this time).

Sorry that we down briefly today - I also found some questionable files and had to clean them up - reverting to backup. I will be accelerating the site's move to Joomla.

Thanks for your patience.


I know that folks have been registering on the site. I have noticed that there have been a lot of password resets.
Is there a problem with the registration process?

These last few WordPress "upgrades" have been knocking out functionality and I am having a lot of plugin conflicts for the first time since opening the blog. Please let me know if there are problems, or you can't get to what you are looking for. Please comment below or feel free  use the "Contact" button or email me remat(at)yahoo(dot)com directly.

I am now looking into an alternative software solution for the site since it become troublesome to do basic things.

Thanks & sorry!


Wednesday, 27 January 2016 04:59

Chrome users reporting site comes up with mobile theme

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I have confirmed this on my end too. I don't know why it is defaulting to the mobile theme with Chrome. What's worse is that it looks like some of the newer content (SHOT Show) is not viewable. I am looking to see if I can fix or turn off the mobile option for now.

Thanks & sorry

Friday, 02 October 2015 17:12

Messing with themes

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Sorry, for the changes. I am currently trying to find a new theme for the site. I like the old one, but it is so old that it was missing a lot of functionality and I had lost control of my sidebars completely. I could manually code it, but every update would wipe them out.

I kind of like this one, but it is far from perfect. However, the sidebars at least work. Let me know if you hate the theme.


Thursday, 30 October 2014 07:48

Site enhancements

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Hello all,

What site enhancements would you like to see?
Just off the top of my head here are some thoughts...Please let me know if you would use or wouldn't use.

1. photo hosting - i'm tired of using Flickr et al for posting on forums

2. contributors - i'm looking for folks interested in posting content, articles, reviews, etc. It can be 1 specific post, regular series, or as you feel like writing something.

3. personal training page - area for you, listing of your training, etc.

4. ???

Thanks guys, any input is welcome!

Saturday, 23 November 2013 11:28

remat457 firearms blog is now a member of the NSSF

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I am pleased to announce that we are now a proud member of the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation).
We share common goals - the preservation of the shooting sports, encourage safety & training, and promote firearms to our future generations through lobbying and research.


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