January, 2016 Update
I'd like to thank all of my loyal readers and supporters for a great 2015. Thank you all for your very kind expressions of sympathy concerning the loss of my Dad just over a year ago. It is the passing of my father that has made 2015 a bittersweet year, for he was not just my father, but also my best friend, best hunting buddy, and much more. It is sad, of course, very sad, but the sadness of loss is tempered by the extreme gratefulness that he lived. It was my Dad who the biggest booster of the “tell it like it is” approach that you've seen for many years by now. Dad must have been right, he usually was, for October, November, and December, 2015 were all-time record months for Randy Wakeman Outdoors, each consecutive month beating the other in readership.
I'm also quite grateful for the fine companies that advertise on my site. They all know that my reviews are totally independent and candid, and that no manufacturer suggests content, controls content, or even sees reviews or articles prior to publication, good or not so good. It has always been that way. Quality manufacturers, to their great credit, have no problem with this. They know that Randy Wakeman Outdoors readers are serious buyers, not just catalog-collectors.
There have been requests for more “YouTube” videos. From a modest start, the “Randy Wakeman Outdoors” channel hit over 3.000.000 views in November. As time permits, and based on reader requests and reader interest, I'll expand the videos in 2016.
The SHOT Show is coming up in a few weeks and it looks like there will be a lot of new, very interesting product, far too much to mention here. There is already incoming product from Remington, Ruger, Savage, Merkel, Weatherby, and Browning to name but a few.
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