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Title: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Coffinmaker on September 04, 2019, 08:40:28 pm

Was at the local Green Grocer today and passed by the magazine rack.  Saw a fantastic "Special Addition" with a really HUGE logo "Old West" guns.  Printed up to look like a "Special Edition" of GOTOW.  But ...... it AIN'T.  Not even close.  Unfortunately I picked it up without a second thought.  10% interesting - - - 90% junque.  Be Careful Out There
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Major 2 on September 05, 2019, 04:47:27 am
if you photo the cover I'll post it 

I subscribe to GOTOW , haven't seen any Special Edition  :-\

Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Abilene on September 05, 2019, 09:48:48 am
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm guessing Cofffinmaker might be complaining that only 10% of the guns in it were short barrels and the other 90% were long barrels.   ;D
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Coffinmaker on September 05, 2019, 11:16:48 am

I think I'm Wounded   ;D   Why would one even think I might/would/could/may complain because the content of some rip-off rag only sported 10% SHORT barrel guns.  Humpff!! 

Major 2   :D  A fresh new Glossy of the offending Rag is in-route!!  A goodly number of the stuff is from the 1950s.

It isn't that one shouldn't buy and peruse the contents.  Just don't rush to snap it up thinking it's a really big deal from GOTOW.  'Cause it AIN't.
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Major 2 on September 05, 2019, 11:38:02 am
It is not the latest issue I received a few weeks ago ????

Don't know ,   .... a note came in the mail that my subscription was expiring , so I resubscribed last week  .... We see if I get this copy   ???
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Coffinmaker on September 05, 2019, 08:59:11 pm

 >:(  Allow me to reiterate.  This "Special Edition" is NOT anything from Guns Of The Old West.  It is from an entirely different publication.  It's called Hokus Phokus.  It is NOT what it seams.
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: greyhawk on September 05, 2019, 09:27:37 pm
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm guessing Cofffinmaker might be complaining that only 10% of the guns in it were short barrels and the other 90% were long barrels.   ;D

Nah ! no hacksaw blade ads in the back I bet........
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on September 05, 2019, 11:59:40 pm
Looks like a special edition of "Guns Magazine".

 https://fmgpubs.com/product/old_west/  (https://fmgpubs.com/product/old_west/)

CC Griff
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Major 2 on September 06, 2019, 05:45:29 am
$12.95 ? $24.95   :o

My two year GOTOW subscription was just a bit more and thats 8 issues ?

Guns Magazine....ummmmmm NOPE !  thanks for the hears up CM
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: ChuteTheMall on September 10, 2019, 08:16:23 pm
I think GOTOW can use a little competition.
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Jeremiah Jones on September 11, 2019, 01:44:00 pm
I subscribe to GOTOW, but bought  this new magazine. for comparison.  It was worth the price, but sadly lacking in pictures off Dennis A.   ;D
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Major 2 on September 11, 2019, 01:49:00 pm
I can do without  Denni A

Met him once ( 2007 Shot Show ) that was once too many as first impressions go   
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on September 11, 2019, 02:50:06 pm
As an option, a PDF format is available for download.  It's a lot cheaper ($4.50).

https://fmgpubs.com/product/old_west_pdf/ (https://fmgpubs.com/product/old_west_pdf/)

CC Griff
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Coffinmaker on September 11, 2019, 08:35:04 pm

 ???  Let us understand.  Plain talk here.  The Cover Graphics of this edition from GUNS magazine appear to be a deliberate attempt to confuse when viewed at first glance on the News Stand.  Deliberately intended to draw GOTOW readers to the "Special Edition" before actually studying the Cover/Contents.  Often, in courts, that is called "Bate and Switch"

I don't begin to suggest boycotting.  There is some good stuff between the covers.  My intent was to inform that it is not a product of GOTOW.  I've enjoyed a bunch of the content.

I am also not a real Die Hard proponent of Dennis Adler.  Met him, didn't really like him.  BUT!!!  Dennis Adler is the primary reason we again HAVE a GOTOW.  Let us not be real quick to put him down.  Dennis is also partially responsible for Pietta bringing out the Capt. Schaeffer replicant.  MY favorite .36 Navy Cap Gun.
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Major 2 on September 12, 2019, 12:44:16 am
Adler did suggest to Pietta to produce the Capt. Schaeffer Alexandro Pietta wrote that himself.
 And I own one of his Table Top books " Metallic Cartridge Conversions "   

My opinion however, stims from a first time impression & chance meeting at Shot 07 , where here was book signing his newest at the time picture book "Winchester Shotguns"
He had an elitist attitude I found off putting ...so full of himself,
 At the same show the late R. Lee Ermey was ingratiating

Just a personal observation worth no more than its cost  ;D
Title: Re: HEADS UP - - - - RIPOFF ???
Post by: Rye Miles on October 01, 2019, 07:03:48 am
Was at the local Green Grocer today and passed by the magazine rack.  Saw a fantastic "Special Addition" with a really HUGE logo "Old West" guns.  Printed up to look like a "Special Edition" of GOTOW.  But ...... it AIN'T.  Not even close.  Unfortunately I picked it up without a second thought.  10% interesting - - - 90% junque.  Be Careful Out There

Was there at least a recipe for biscuits and gravy?? ;D