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.
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.
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!
I am very close to switching over the site to this new one. If you had a user account at firearms.fortreg.com
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.
*** 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!
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
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.
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.
Thanks guys, any input is welcome!
Sorry about the unexpected downtime last night/today. Migrating sites/domains/subdomains turns out to be logistically harder than anticipated. Moving pieces one at a time apparently wasn't a good idea as the name resolutions appear to be connected and some took effect quickly while others took a few to many hours. Hard to tell what was still pending transfer in order to fix problems.
Anyway, we appear to be operating mostly. If something doesn't work immediately please give me some time to get it up and running again. You can always use the contact page or comment it to me so I can fast track it.
Just a heads up that this weekend we will be moving to a new (much faster) web host.
I apologize in advance for any problems that may occur.
I will, of course, try and keep the site and functions up as the migration occurs.
If you have experienced site slowness please let me know either by replying here or by using the CONTACT page. It has been really slow on my end and I want to know if it is intermittent or not. I have logged a ticket with GoDaddy.
I have some updates to post but today is a tribute to my beloved black lab Abby who tonight lost her year long battle to kidney disease.
She was the best dog a person could have. She was beloved and will be missed.
RIP beautiful Abby
Collection of un-organized Abby pics: Abby Photo Library