Thursday, August 14, 2008

Look! Guns!

I shot this photo from my office near West Markham in Little Rock today.

Why? Because I think it's funny and pretty indicative of my wonderful little state of Arkansas. I just know that gun store has sparked a conversation or two. Kind of like this:

Flunkie: So, what do you want to do for lunch, The Hawg?

The Hawg: I don't know, Flunkie. Let's head over to the Waffle House and start the paperwork on a couple of revolvers afterward.

Flunkie: Aw, man. Cool!

And there's not a damn thing wrong with that, either. My favorite part about this scene is that you don't just get "guns" in that store. Oh, no. You get "GUNS!" and that's a major difference. Rock on, GUNS! store.

By the way, I took this photo by hanging out of a third-floor window at work. One of these days, they'll unlock that trapdoor leading up to the roof and I'll be able to get some great photos of Little Rock. Until then, enjoy the GUNS!


The Mad Celt said...

Waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, a .44 Magnum and some rounds, please!

FishHawk said...

Where were you on or about 11:41 AM, Wednesday, August 13, 2008? Furthermore, have you obtained counsel or will you be representing yourself? Enquiring minds want to know!!!

crazy working mom said...

Heh heh heh...DUDE, you can't go to the waffle house sober, you know that!!!

Jessica said...

haha-this picture could've easily been taken in Georgia! :)

The Natural State Hawg said...

the mad celt:

Oh, wow. A .44 magnum is a seriously huge weapon. I was always more into the .357 magnum or the beloved .44 special.

The Natural State Hawg said...


I was home in bed with my wife. Well, not really. I'd just rather be at home in bed with my wife than in the office, which is where I was.

And, remember the old adage -- "he who represents himself in court has a fool for a client."

The Natural State Hawg said...


It seems to suit Arkansas, too. And the capitol city, no less!

The Natural State Hawg said...

Crazy Working Mom:

Well, there is some truth to that. However, my heavy drinking days ended long ago so I've only been able to experience the Waffle House sober in the past 10 years or so.

Da Old Man said...

The .44 Magnum is a great weapon. It hurts less to fire than my .357, though.
Personally, I prefer my .22. More fun, with less damage to my arthritic hands.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Guns rock if you ask me. The good folks should have a gun to combat all the little punks out there. Just saying. :)

The Natural State Hawg said...

Da Old Man:

Plus, you can fire cheap .38 special rounds from a .357 if you're just out plinking.

The .44 magnum kind of looks like a cartoon gun -- a lot of kick and it hurts like hell to fire.

The Natural State Hawg said...


Yes, the goof folks must have SOMETHING to keep those punks down, yeah?

Doc Shadow said...

To carry on the .44 Mag conversation... I have a perfect 100% accuracy record with that caliber. I have shot ay and hit one target!

They really are enormous revolvers, and kick like an angry mule. I'm much more content to use my Ruger that chambers .40.

If I went to GUNS!, Waffle House might be in trouble. I am a faithful attender of its rival Huddle House. Or at least one family member was for a daily cup of coffee with his buddies until McD's got better cheaper coffee.

Jay W. said...

lala said...

Ok, first of all, what happened to the Edward's post...I was (yep, here it is...notice the "southern") gonna come back to that (or "fixin' to" if you prefer).

Secondly, apparently you've never been in Northern Florida, aka Southern Georgia. They have "Gun Super Stores" up there, much like when you used to be able to just stroll into a WalMart and buy uuhhh, ohhhh, 22 Magnum Revolver, without a "background check" like...uh...I did.


The Natural State Hawg said...


The Edwards post didn't go anywhere -- it's right here --

I bought a Ruger .357 magnum from Wal-Mart years ago. No background check back then, either. We do have some gun superstores around these parts, too. It's still funny to see a huge "gun" banner in west Little Rock, though...

The Natural State Hawg said...

Jay W.:

Funny stuff!

The Natural State Hawg said...

doc shadow:

What's a huddle house?

And you're right -- the .40 caliber is a great weapon. Once upon a time (and it still may be true), FBI agents had their choice of a 10 mm or .40 caliber as a sidearm.

Perhaps they wanted the stopping power but realized that a .44 magnum is not a lot of fun to shoot.

The Mad Celt said...

The Hawg: ALWAYS a .44 Magnum! If you're going bore 'em...bore 'em good.

The Natural State Hawg said...

the mad celt:

Well, I did have a .44 special for awhile. I always liked the .357, probably because the Ruger GP-100 I owned had a six-inch, weighted barrel and didn't kick up on me much.

Because that gun was such a joy to shoot, I think fondly of the .357.