UPDATE (8/31/12): Friday the 31st is the final day this contest and the Gun Nuts Thunderdome will run and I’m still behind in the post views and comments game. I’m going to allow duplicate entries for the Ken Onion Foresight at this point. Even if you’ve already been, commented and shared do it again and do it all day! Go reply to a comment, etc, etc, etc!!! We need your help this one last time!!!

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT letting go of Haus of Guns. It is still 100% THE primary focus of my content publishing attention and the home base of my gun reviews!!!

Okay well, Gun Nuts Media isn’t giving anything away. But I AM if you can help me find my way to a staff writer position.

Shooting my AK filled with sand during the video interview.

Quick Summary: A few weeks ago Caleb Giddings (from Gun Nuts and Top Shot season 1 fame) posted an opening to be filled at Gun Nuts with Shelley Rae pursuing other endeavors. Out of the nearly 300 applicants I’m (Ebbs) proud to say I was one of the final ten. THEN came the video interview, which apparently was good enough to get me into the final four round which we’ve all lovingly called the “THUNDERDOME”.

The challenge for Thunderdome is simple. Write an article 300-600 words in length to be posted simultaneously to Gun Nuts with the 3 other applicants’ posts then promote the snot out of it until Friday of this week. Caleb will ultimately choose the winner, but traffic, comments, sharing and promotion are a HUGE part of determining the success of these individual articles. I chose a fairly controversial topic for my post… Hi Point pistols. :)


As I said a big part of how we’ll be judged is based on attention to our article and how we can promote it. Well I’m not ashamed to say I’ll be attempting to buy your participation. It’s a multiple step process, but you’re a smart crowd so I’m sure you’ll manage to get it done.

Ken Onion Foresight, meet the HoG readers. HoG readers, meet the Ken Onion Foresight.


  1. Go to my post on Gun Nuts, comment, argue, tell me how stupid I am, etc. NOTE, please make this a REAL comment. Well thought, showing you’ve read the post. Comments like, “Nice” or “Good job” will be immediately discredited. :)
  2. Go “LIKE” Gun Nuts Facebook page AND comment that Ebbs from H.o.G. sent you.
  3. Go “LIKE” H.o.G. Facebook if you haven’t already, then “SHARE” the status with this link in it and do the same on Twitter if you’re on it.
  4. Come back to THIS POST and comment that you’ve done all of the above. If you’re not on Facebook, then I need you to come up with some creative middle ground for spreading the news whether it be spamming your email forward list or enlisting the help of Mike Tyson and his homing pigeons. The wife will be hawking the comments this week so everyone with a comment on this post stating they’ve done all of the above better be able to prove it!
  5. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. See why under “THE CATCH” below. Feel free to share via any relational or social media outlet you should so choose. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Klout, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon or the aforementioned homing pigeon.


I’ll be giving away a BRAND SPANKING NEW first production run “FORESIGHT” from CRKT by Ken Onion which just won the Blade Show 2012 import Knife of the Year award, and Ken who was just inducted into the knife maker hall of fame. It has the IKBS bearing system we mentioned in the Ikoma Sampa review for BladeReviews.com and a 3.5″ deep bellied modified drop point blade. This is a $140 MSRP blade via the CRKT.com website. You cannot fathom how sweet it is until you hold it in your hand.


I want to win the Gun Nuts Thunderdome and expand my territory in the industry as a gun writer and thinker. I have no problem telling you that. Because I want to win so badly, I won’t be giving the knife away UNLESS I win. 😉 This means it’s in your best interest as a fan/supporter/selfish giveaway entry person to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE and make it your cause this week to get Ebbs to the top of the list. If you fail, oh-so-sweet Ken Onion Foresight stays with me. Wah-wahhhhhh!


76 Responses to Gun Nuts Giveaway

  1. Johnny Deardorff says:

    I have done all of the above things WOuld enjoy showing everyone of my friends a great Knife and sharing Haus of Guns site,

  2. John Smith says:

    Shared on FB as John Smith.
    RT’d on Twitter as 875fps.

    Good luck, bro! You deserve it!

  3. Calvin G says:

    DONE and DONE

  4. Ben says:

    Liked, commented, shared, tweeted, and commented again. Did the whole kit and caboodle. And I should get the knife for using caboodle properly.
    Thunderdome! Thunderdome!

  5. Jamie Meyer says:

    Mission accomplished! That would be a sweet knife to add to my collection!

  6. I think I fulfilled all of the requirements Ebbs. Just end the contest now and send me the knife! :)

    Actually, I’m pretty excited about the post and the information I’m going to glean from it as a n00b!

  7. Derek Murphy says:

    All complete Boss! Nice write up, and tell those folks to use the Hi-Points as door stoppers…

  8. J says:

    Done and done! Good luck Ebbs!

  9. kendall carryer says:

    Done all the above..

  10. James says:

    Done and Done!

    Killer job on the post Ebbs and really rooting for you to take down the THUNDERDOME!

    – James

  11. Brian Reddy says:

    All of the above completed!! Good luck!!!

  12. Erik Timmons says:

    It’s done! Don’t enter me in the give away, just know that I’m going to shamelessly promote this until the contest is over.

    Great post on Gun Nuts! Well done.

  13. Aaron Barringer says:

    Done! I’m in it to win it! H.o.G. rocks. Love the articles and the youtube vids.

  14. Adasm says:

    Ebbs, I did all the steps, i swear. my facebook name is adam killface martin. I even shared the article from the website which isn’t even on your list. it’s a little unfair that you have to win for us to win, but it is a good incentive. Good luck!

    • Ebbs says:

      Haha thanks for the extra steps, Adam. I figure the extra incentive to get everyone to hustle in order to announce a winner is worth it. The Foresight sure isn’t a blade I would mind keeping for myself. :)

  15. charlie says:

    done. good luck!

  16. Jacki S says:

    All done, good article and some really well thought out comments. If only all the articles would have this many interesting comments.

  17. Chris says:

    Done, done, and done. Here’s to both of us winning (I want that knife)!

  18. Buesing says:

    Steps 1-3, done. Ebbs keep up the great work!

  19. Bruce G. says:

    It has been done sir. Even if I am not able to win, I hope you get the spot you desire. Keep up the good work.

    • Ebbs says:

      You’re the man Bruce. Support from the Greens is always greatly appreciated. Be sure to give the ladies my thanks. :)

  20. Scott Knoll says:

    Done all the above and good luck!

  21. Ronny Risinger says:

    I have done all of the above. Good luck! I hope they see your talent and enthusiasm.

  22. Mitch Fahland says:

    BIG ole’ “DONE STAMP” Hope this helps buddy!

  23. robert ruggiero says:

    HOG Rocks and hope they getto the top..

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  25. tom eversole says:

    done all the above including twitter, hope you win my friend!

  26. JP says:

    Pretty sure I’ve met all your requirements listed above… 😀

  27. Chris Miller says:

    Shared like crazy. Hopefully I did everything right. Way too many steps for this ADD mind.

    • Ebbs says:

      Definitely too many steps and stipulations for any normal giveaway. I just wanted to make sure that any interaction we add to the post and over at Gun Nuts is quality content in addition to the original post. So far it’s been EXACTLY that.

      As always, thank you for your constant support and encouragement. HoG wouldn’t be where it is today without Chris Miller and PredatorTalk.

  28. Justin says:

    DONE and DONE. I sent it to my “gun friendly” friends so they can have a look and comment as well.

  29. Chad Messa says:

    Done my brother! Good Luck!!

  30. Jay Pearson says:

    Done! and shared! best of luck Ebbs!

  31. George W. Adkins says:

    All done! I posted my comment on the article under “George.”

  32. Dillweed says:


    Now all you have to do is get on that MC Hammer video I promised them you’d post for the job !

  33. Troy Forbus says:

    Okay Ebbs, did it…

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  35. Tom Forsythe says:

    Done,done and done ! Good luck bro !!!!

  36. Paul Davidson says:

    Ive done all othe tasks. Now im ready to recieve my reward hopefully.Thanks for the giveaway and the website.

  37. skip van buren says:

    Ebbs——-posted- emailed to my friends—-Good luck—skip

    • Ebbs says:

      GREAT hearing from you, Skip!!! Sure do appreciate you taking the time to post and contribute. So thankful for all my PT brothers.

  38. Richard McCoy says:

    done all except twitter i dont do that

  39. Andrew M. Gibbs says:

    I have done all of the above! Count me in please and best of luck to you, Ebbs!

  40. JB says:

    Hope it helps! Good luck. Thanks for the chance for a Ken Onion… One of my faves for daily carry.

  41. Phillip says:

    Win or lose, late or right on time to post, I’ve completed the needful. Keep the knife and good luck!

    • Ebbs says:

      Always great to hear from you, Phil. Been too long man. What guns are you looking at these days? Anything you’d like to see a review on?

  42. Keith Dinwiddie says:

    I’m in… left a comment on the Hi-Point post as chaos1ao, promoed this website on Facebook and Twitter as Keith Dinwiddie. I hope you get the job!

  43. John says:

    Mission Accomplished…Love the knife!!!

  44. Brian Young says:

    I did it all! Every thing you said to do.

  45. Jim Gauthier says:

    Whew… ok done all of the above… you better win

  46. MIKE(220Swift) says:

    Done,done and done!

    Good luck Ebbs

  47. Jason says:

    I have completed your list and will continue to push this man. I wish I would have seen it sooner.

  48. Andrew M. Gibbs says:

    Posted again!

  49. John Smith says:

    Done, done, done and done … again! Anything for you bro!

  50. Mary Toleson says:

    I did it !

  51. Mary Toleson says:

    I twittered ya too [ hope our spouses don’t find out 😮 ]

  52. Adasm says:

    I went back and left another comment

  53. Travis says:

    I did it all, good luck!

  54. Richard Reid says:

    Done My friend!! Good Luck Man!!

  55. Ken Morris says:

    I have completed all tasks for the contest! I hope you grow exponentially! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Dave Wallace says:

    Done. Hope you get the gig Epps

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