Ronnie Barrett on Gun Talk


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Guntalk
December 18, 2005, 11:03 AM
A quick head's up . . . today (Sunday, Dec. 18), Ronnie Barrett is scheduled to be a guest on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk (radio show). Barrett recently has been the victim of a nasty hatchet-job by an Associated Press reporter, and he'll have the inside story on how that came about. Barrett has built a reputation for standing up for his beliefs, even when it means refusing to sell his rifles to government agencies which lie to get gun bans passed. It should be fun.

Barrett is scheduled for 1:00pm CENTRAL time.

In another hour, we also will have the president of Armalite on the show.

To round it out, we'll have a fellow who runs the biggest gun company in Oregon. They make 50,000 guns a year . . . rubber band guns!

It should be fun. You can listen online by finding a link at www.guntalk.com.

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Flatfender
December 18, 2005, 01:06 PM
Sounds like a awesome show coming up. Too bad I'll probably have to wait for your mp3 download to hear it.

This time of year, Sirius has football games on when you're supposed to be on. I'll try to be near my computer in a couple of hours for the streaming but I need to finish my Christmas shopping today.

Sirius needs to get the NFL their own channels instead of using 144 & 145. Maybe after Howard Stern starts up they'll have money for more channels.

Merry Christmas

zahc
December 18, 2005, 03:49 PM
Thank you! Listening now.

ruger270man
December 18, 2005, 05:57 PM
Ronnie is a good guy.. I wish more companies would refuse to sell their products to governments that make such products illegal for their citizens. I mean,wouldnt it be nice if all the major handgun companies refused to sell handguns to San Francisco PD ?

Guntalk
December 18, 2005, 07:50 PM
Did you catch that he announced a new cartridge? It's the .50 BMG necked down to .416. A 400-grain bullet at 3300 fps. And it functions in the Barrett rifles.

Jubei
December 18, 2005, 08:12 PM
I caught the piece, he sounds like an upstanding guy. I like that he's standing by his principles with the CA BS.

Now if I could just afford one of his rifles.

Jubei

mmike87
December 18, 2005, 08:23 PM
Barrett is an American hero IMO. I wish more business owners would/could stand up like that. He's putting his own butt and that of his company on the line for what he believes is right.

I hope to repay him by sometime purchasing one of his products if I am able to.

MarshallDodge
December 18, 2005, 08:38 PM
Barrett is an American hero IMO. I wish more business owners would/could stand up like that. He's putting his own butt and that of his company on the line for what he believes is right.
Amen!

Standing Wolf
December 18, 2005, 11:07 PM
Did you catch that he announced a new cartridge? It's the .50 BMG necked down to .416.

Arnold Schwarzenegger weeps.

ScottS
December 18, 2005, 11:14 PM
Did you catch that he announced a new cartridge? It's the .50 BMG necked down to .416. A 400-grain bullet at 3300 fps. And it functions in the Barrett rifles.

I wish he could call the cartridge ".416 Californian."

TechBrute
December 19, 2005, 12:41 AM
What's the turnaround for the download being available?

NineseveN
December 19, 2005, 03:06 AM
What's the turnaround for the download being available?

Ditto.

Mr_Moore
December 19, 2005, 07:46 AM
Ronnie is a good guy.. I wish more companies would refuse to sell their products to governments that make such products illegal for their citizens. I mean,wouldnt it be nice if all the major handgun companies refused to sell handguns to San Francisco PD ?

And bullets.

Guntalk
December 19, 2005, 09:45 AM
We should have the show posted later this week.

We actually have to MAIL a CD across the country to get this done.

<shrug>

dk-corriveau
December 19, 2005, 10:25 AM
I know itís been mentioned before, but I would strongly recommend buying something from Barrett. Most of us canít afford a .50 :( , but most of us can afford a t-shirt or a hat. I recently purchased two shirts, one of which is under the Christmas tree for my father, to show my support for what he is doing.

NineseveN
December 19, 2005, 10:40 AM
I know itís been mentioned before, but I would strongly recommend buying something from Barrett. Most of us canít afford a .50 :( , but most of us can afford a t-shirt or a hat. I recently purchased two shirts, one of which is under the Christmas tree for my father, to show my support for what he is doing.

That' a good idead!

TechBrute
December 19, 2005, 11:37 AM
We should have the show posted later this week.

We actually have to MAIL a CD across the country to get this done.

<shrug>

First, let me say, "Thanks!"

Second, FTP is your friend... :D

Guntalk
December 19, 2005, 11:44 AM
Yeah, FTP.

We have to MAIL the audio CDs to someone who then converts it to MP3. We are not mailing an MP3 file.

Werewolf
December 19, 2005, 11:53 AM
Yeah, FTP.

We have to MAIL the audio CDs to someone who then converts it to MP3. We are not mailing an MP3 file.Please don't take this the wrong way - BUT - Huh?

There's all kinds of freeware available that will convert audio to MP3 and lots more you have to pay for. Most are very easy to use.

I understand some folks aren't real comfortable with computers (still) but geeez! This is the 21st century after all.

Or there may be some other reason for sending a CD across country to have it converted to MP3?

Just seems a bit silly to me...

Guntalk
December 19, 2005, 12:20 PM
Well, I can understand the "huh?"

I convert audio files all the time on my Mac.

But . . . .

When I do the show, I'm in Louisiana. The studio is in Ohio. It gets sent, live, to New York, where it is sent up to satellites, which beam the show down to radio stations, which beam it to radios and internet streaming. In the case of Sirius radio, they capture the satellite signal, run it through their system, and shoot it BACK up to space, where it is sent down to their subscribers. Whew!

So . . . when I do the show live, the studio in Ohio is recording the finished (mixed) program on audio CD. They then make copies of those CDs the next day, and mail one to a very fine volunteer in California who rips the audio CD and uploads the MP3 file.

Now, I could get the studio to do this, but that would cost me about $200 a week. Times 52 weeks a year, well, that starts to add up. A fellow could buy some nice guns for that.

And, since there is no revenue stream to offset the archives, and I pay for the bandwidth (and the studio, and the satellite service, etc.) out of my pocket, I'd rather not spend an extra 10 grand a year so folks can get the show, for free, a few days earlier.

See? You knew there was another reason. <grin>

mcosman
December 19, 2005, 12:39 PM
Well, I can understand the "huh?"

I convert audio files all the time on my Mac.

But . . . .

When I do the show, I'm in Louisiana. The studio is in Ohio. It gets sent, live, to New York, where it is sent up to satellites, which beam the show down to radio stations, which beam it to radios and internet streaming. In the case of Sirius radio, they capture the satellite signal, run it through their system, and shoot it BACK up to space, where it is sent down to their subscribers. Whew!

So . . . when I do the show live, the studio in Ohio is recording the finished (mixed) program on audio CD. They then make copies of those CDs the next day, and mail one to a very fine volunteer in California who rips the audio CD and uploads the MP3 file.

Now, I could get the studio to do this, but that would cost me about $200 a week. Times 52 weeks a year, well, that starts to add up. A fellow could buy some nice guns for that.

And, since there is no revenue stream to offset the archives, and I pay for the bandwidth (and the studio, and the satellite service, etc.) out of my pocket, I'd rather not spend an extra 10 grand a year so folks can get the show, for free, a few days earlier.

See? You knew there was another reason. <grin>

It warms my heart to see the words "on my mac" Why does the studio charge 200 bucks for what takes a cumputer literally minutes even for several hours. I can rip two hours of mp3 and upload in less than 10 min. Or is this some convoluted process they got themselves locked into and haven't bothered with a solution yet because they don't see a problem?

Technosavant
December 19, 2005, 06:04 PM
mcosman, maybe that how the studio owners get THEIR gun money...

erik the bold
December 19, 2005, 06:19 PM
Is there a list of stations that carry "Gun Talk" ?? (Specifically, Michigan)

Couldn't find anything on the web site. :confused:

cz75bdneos22
December 19, 2005, 06:30 PM
Thank you to Mr. Barrett for your awesome products...even though i can't afford them at this time.:( i would like to ask Santa for an M468 if thats not too much for you, sir...Thanks anyway from an admirer of your contribution to our love of firearms...Keep up the great job and may you be with us for a long time to come. Merry Christmas to you and all at Barrett's...

Parkerized
December 19, 2005, 07:00 PM
Caught the streaming version and thought it was a great interview.
Ronnie is definitely one STAND-UP guy. Like alot of the rest of y'all, I'll be getting one of his rifles one day,as for now the shirt idea is a good one.
Tom, Thanks for a great show.

Parkerized

Guntalk
December 19, 2005, 07:01 PM
No list of stations posted on the web site. We discovered that other talk shows use that list to poach stations.

Drop Skip a note at skip@talkshowsusa.com, tell him where you are, and ask him if there is a station nearby were you can hear Gun Talk.

cz75bdneos22
December 19, 2005, 08:28 PM
I'll buy a t-shirt from Barrett's, if they will donate one to THR to give-away to one of our members in a drawing to be held on New Year's Day...:D I won't need to participate as i'll have my own t-shirt by then..Muuuhaa!!:neener:

71Commander
December 19, 2005, 08:30 PM
I'll buy a t-shirt from Barrett's, if they will donate one to THR to give-away to one of our members in a drawing to be held on New Year's Day...:D I won't need to participate as i'll have my own t-shirt by then..Muuuhaa!!:neener:

Great idea. I'm gonna do the same thing for the folks over at http://www.1911og.org

benewton
December 19, 2005, 09:02 PM
The CA gig was a year or more ago, and I bought a hat at that time, but only because I couldn't afford the semiauto rifle.

'course, between wood work, cutting and splitting the usual number of cords for the winter, doggie walks and so forth, it's probably time for a new one, and I do think that I should support, in one fashion or another, one of the better people in the business.


Two out takes.

Rubber band guns followed a .50 BMG interview????
You, sir, have a sick mind, and I enjoyed every minute of the interview you ran.
And, for what it's worth, he was right about the cat's memory. For "non impact" fun, you can amuse yourself, if not the cat, with laser sights. They don't catch on that it's your fault, but they go nuts at not killing on their pounce.


In second place, what gives with the costs for reloading the .50?
Yes, I know about the economy of scale, but the 4-10x prices for everything involved with the .50 BMG are truely excessive. Perhaps a new law is in order: the first owned weapon MUST be a .50 BMG. Probably a subsection on required firing will also be in order, but if NYC can catalog diabetics...


As a final aside, on the 2nd ammendment side, the current light armored vehicles, which I'm currently working on turret electronics for, will defeat a .308 at any range. And these are the wheeled vehicles most likely to be deployed in any civilian encounter short of mass insurrection.
So, I guess I do have the need for the '82, or at least a real good reason for blowing the bucks, should I ever hit the lot!


Best wishes, and I'll net you on Sunday.

:D

Guntalk
December 19, 2005, 09:55 PM
>>Rubber band guns followed a .50 BMG interview????<<

Yeah, and then it was the president of Armalite.

That lineup appealed to my quirky side.

1911JMB
December 19, 2005, 10:34 PM
Sounds like a awesome show coming up. Too bad I'll probably have to wait for your mp3 download to hear it.

This time of year, Sirius has football games on when you're supposed to be on. I'll try to be near my computer in a couple of hours for the streaming but I need to finish my Christmas shopping today.

Sirius needs to get the NFL their own channels instead of using 144 & 145. Maybe after Howard Stern starts up they'll have money for more channels.

Merry Christmas

I only heard Gun Talk once while traveling through Flint Michigan, and have always wanted to hear it again, but never knew of anywhere to hear it where I live. (Unfortunatly my slow connection dosen't do so well with streaming audio.) I also like Howard, and since they play gun talk on sirius maybe I'll have to get one. Somebody please tell me, how is the music selection on Sirius?

454c
December 20, 2005, 03:54 AM
I wish he could call the cartridge ".416 Californian."


Now THAT would be funny.

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