Emphasis of the Christian Gun Owner Web Site
5/2012: Hopefully, that title will become very clear in short order. The Christian Gun Owner site is often mistakenly regarded as primarily a "gun review" site. That's not the case. It was never intended to be primarily a gun review site, though that certainly has been a significant part of it.
It's multi-purpose, covering gun reviews, gun carry issues, gun rights, instruction (such as the Women and Recoil video), Christian living and other related matters.
As far as the frequency of gun reviews, they are not at the volume they once were, though they still come as I have opportunity.
Two factors influence when gun reviews are written.
(1) When I can buy one or some. I have to buy every gun I review or I do reviews of guns friends own that I have had considerable experience with. Gun companies don't send guns to me for free.
For anybody with any more complaints about "updating" the gun reviews, send whatever the retail price is for the gun you want reviewed, and I'll be glad to purchase it and review it ..... and keep it. But with the number of gun shoppers that write here wringing their hands about spending $3.00 too much on a gun, that's not likely.
(2) Innovation is at a considerable low in the gun industry as it relates to civilian firearms. For about 10 years, innovation reached an all time high as far as manufacturers turning out guns with unique features to accommodate different elements of concealed carry, recreational shooting, hunting, etc.
But now, if you look on the shelves, the newest guns today look like the newest guns 6 months, a year, two years, four years ago.
Currently, not much "new" to offer
Any gun reviewed on this web site can be found on gun store shelves today, used, or new in slightly changed form. Some have simply changed the name and sell the same guns as "new" (as in a new model). Numerous gun manufacturers are putting out models of guns that are "overlapping" existing and popular lines.
While a few bells and whistles are added here and there, gun manufacturers have hit a wall as far as what else they can do to any new gun design to provide something that doesn't already exist in a dozen other firearms. The only thing they can do at this point is try to out-market each other.
None of that is to say there aren't some great guns out there. There are. But there is nothing that is genuinely "new" as far as recent innovation. The most relevant thing some gun makers have done is take some guns that have been dismal failures, and reworked them to where they actually function dependably now.
Same Site - Added Emphasis
So, while I will continue to review guns as the opportunities arise, a good deal of emphasis for now and going forward will be on accessories and items that will help people carry and use their guns. Instructional articles and videos helping people deal with what seem to be problems with concealed carry, recoil, shooting group operation, etc. will increase.
I'm exploring the possibility of turning out a few of my own E-books or Kindle books to provide more extensive information and instruction. That would hopefully provide a better level of help for people, as well as help support this web site.
The CGO "Hub"
Finally, this site will become more of a hub for commentary on gun rights, the political landscape, legal commentary, and Christian life as it relates to some related issues - all through associated blogs.
The CGO site has come a long way since I started it almost 5 years ago. It remains strong with a consistent flow of traffic including friends who I've had the honor of getting to know, as well as lots of new guests coming to the site daily.
To ignore current trends, issues with gun production, the financial factors involved, and the political climate, all to incessantly review similar or identical handguns, would cause the site to become boringly one dimensional.
That doesn't fit this site, me, or most of the people who come here looking for a multitude of information.
NOTE: Be watching the home page for a link to a diagram of this site and its associated blogs.