What's on your coffee table?


January 15, 2009, 10:56 AM
Amazon has a great deal on a coffee table book called 'Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes' (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0896895432). I've just ordered three, one for myself and two as gifts. Does anybody have this book?

What other gun related coffee table books do you have?

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January 15, 2009, 10:58 AM
the only thing on my coffee table is dust :]

January 15, 2009, 11:03 AM
Great book. I've looked through it. They carry this book at Borders.

January 15, 2009, 11:06 AM
I'm about halfway through the SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman. Not really a gun related book but good stuff for the SHTF scenarios!

January 15, 2009, 11:06 AM
A wood bowl of potpurri, and the newest Bowhunter Mag.

January 15, 2009, 11:07 AM
A candle.

January 15, 2009, 01:18 PM
Great book. I've looked through it. They carry this book at Borders.

That's good to hear from somebody on this site. It looked good and the comments sounded positive but you never know. Know what I mean?

I bet it's more than $6 at Borders.

General Geoff
January 15, 2009, 01:19 PM
It's a great book, I ordered it right after it was published.

January 15, 2009, 01:22 PM
"The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks :P

Forgetting that it's fiction and applying the book to any other possible SHTF situation, it's actually quite a good survival book :P

January 15, 2009, 01:30 PM
Cabela's catalog. The hardcover Fall Master Edition.

January 15, 2009, 01:34 PM
What's on your coffee table?

Four remotes, food shrapnel, two month old junk mail and a twenty-five year old AR magazine.

January 15, 2009, 01:44 PM
A dental drill, a bag of tagua nuts, a chunk of mammoth ivory, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 3.

January 15, 2009, 01:55 PM
Looks like an awesome book, I just ordered a copy, thanks.

January 15, 2009, 02:07 PM

January 15, 2009, 02:41 PM
A Cat

January 15, 2009, 02:46 PM
my wife's nick nack's and probably some dust:p

January 15, 2009, 03:20 PM
Not only do I own Armed America, I'm in it. I think Kyle did a great job. That book has sparked a lot of conversations around the country.

January 15, 2009, 03:22 PM
covered with a piece of cardboard and a bunch of newspaper. Cleaning supplies and a disassembled 10/22 on top of that.

January 15, 2009, 03:29 PM
My feet.

January 15, 2009, 03:41 PM
^exactly the same.^

January 15, 2009, 03:44 PM
Bunch of empty beer cans, empty bottle of Makers Mark and a few empty shot glasses. All of which are to be removed before the lady gets home. It was a fun night.

January 15, 2009, 03:52 PM
The house we bought has a rather small living room so we put the coffee table in the basement. A lot of junk is piled on top of it right now.

You should ask me what is on the side table beside my recliner.

January 15, 2009, 04:16 PM
You should ask me what is on the side table beside my recliner.
Umm.. What's on the side table beside your recliner?

January 15, 2009, 07:01 PM
[QUOTE][/What's on your coffee table?

Last night...my wifes sister!!!:evil:

Black Dime
January 15, 2009, 07:32 PM
Stag M3 jungle rigged and Smith M59. The den coffe table that is.

January 15, 2009, 08:15 PM
Crayon marks and Silly-Putty residue.

January 15, 2009, 08:18 PM
^^ yeah there is actually some of that on mine too.

January 15, 2009, 08:33 PM
shotgun news, about two months worth, guns & ammo, rifle, handgun mags, big fat cat, my feet and an old indian blanket I wish was on my feet.

January 15, 2009, 08:36 PM
Not on my coffee table but my coffee table books are Steel Canvas, The Illustrated Directory of Guns, and Earth From Above. All good and interesting books.

January 15, 2009, 08:49 PM
i dont have a coffee table but my night stand has a book called Rifles and Small Arms that's laughably inaccurate and has a crap load of typos too. inaccurate for example showing a Canadian soldier with a C7A1 and the caption being "an M16A2 in the hands of an American soldier" and claiming the M16A2 fires a ".556 of an inch in diameter caliber bullet" its kinda fun actually to look over all the dumb mistakes and typos in it. obviously the authors knew jack about firearms...

the iron horse
January 15, 2009, 09:03 PM

-a few newpapers

-hunting and fishing mags

-seed cataloges

-coffee cup

January 15, 2009, 11:29 PM
Kevin Zraly's "Complete Wine Course" A couple History books, broken cell phone, a glass of mineral water, and some coarse black hairs frome the doberman.

January 15, 2009, 11:50 PM
Y'all have some interesting coffee tables.

Mine has some coasters, a candle, a camera, ...coffee table is wifey's territory.

All the gun books are in the magazine rack beside the couch.


January 15, 2009, 11:51 PM
Coffie table is in the other room so the kids don't bang their heads on it!

January 16, 2009, 12:13 AM
shotgun news, illustrated history of WW2 and some dried bloodhound drool. Wife says throw some of the shotgun news away, leave the WW2 book in your bathroom and clean your damn dogs' drool up.

January 18, 2009, 06:03 AM
Oh, Lords of Kobol, you really bit off more than you could chew with this thread.
- a big huge mug of Thai tea
- a 6" stack of Silat and FMA dvds
- Battlestar Galactica seasons 1-2.5
- my wallet
- LED headlamp
- Cell Phone
- an empty Ritter sport wrapper (Dark Chocolate & Marzipan)
- most recent Emergency Essentials & Mossberg catalogs

& now for the coffee table Book List:
- Why People Believe Weird Things
- Warhammer: Blood For The Blood Gods
- The Living Dead (a collection of Zombie fiction)
- Weapons & Fighting Arts of Indonesia (Draeger)
- Germs (Miller, Engelberg, & Broad)
- On Killing (Grossman)
- Watchmen (Moore & Gibbons)
- How to Pinch a Penny Till It Screams (McDonald)
- Hammer of the Gods (Nietzsche)
- World War Z (Brooks)
- Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting
- Training & Fighting Skills (Urquidez)
- Secrets of Judo (Watanabe & Avakian)
- Warhammer's Mathias Thulman: WITCH HUNTER Omnibus
- Art of the Rifle (Cooper)
- John Le Carre collection
- Atheism Explained (Steele)
- The Art of Shooting (Chapel)
- Drama of the English Renaissance 2: The Stuart Period

Hey, you asked... ^_^

January 18, 2009, 06:33 AM
The War, a great book on WWII, lots of pictures not in other books, present from my loving wife.

January 18, 2009, 01:23 PM
A really big candle, investment tax folder (got to get after that one!), Pacific Motor Boat, 1935; Rudder Magazine, 1935. The Rudder cover has a (at that time currently in the freight business) beauty of a full rigged ship - 1935! - have we come a long way in 74 years, or what! All the gun reference works are in the book case.

January 18, 2009, 01:29 PM

Texas Colt
January 18, 2009, 01:35 PM
at this moment... The Bible, a Colt CCO, a Longaberger basket, and season 4 of LOST.

I usually have one or more of R.L Wilson's books about Colts or Winchesters on the coffee table as well, but they are on the book shelf now.

January 18, 2009, 01:36 PM
On our coffee table right now?

Gun books:
- Standard Catalog of S&W, 3r Edition. Lovely.
- Speer #8, 1971.

Other regular Coffe Table books:
- "African Forms" - pretty figurative art book
-"The history of the Horse"

Other things and interloping books:
- Mother's Mag polish
- S&W 686, 2.5"
- Essential bartender's Guide by Robert Hess
- box of 9mm Blazer she brought back from the range last week
- Glass and the remains of a French 75 (the cocktail, not the old artillery piece)
- Glass of water one of the cats is now finishing
- a cat (see above)
- Battlestar Galactica season 4, discs 1 &2 (Spoiler alert: the Cylons did it)
- "American Gods" by Neal Gaimon
- pair of extra wood combat grips for a K frame I need to post in the classifieds
- Other random books and mags too obscure to talk about.

Duke of Doubt
January 18, 2009, 01:50 PM
That's a hard-working coffee table, Doc J. But not as hard-working as mine:

Huge Edward Hopper art book
Huge Norman Rockwell art book
Ansonia cast iron mantle clock
"The Service: The Memoirs of General Reinhard Gehlen."
Cookridge's "Gehlen: Spy of the Century"
Remarque's "Heaven Has No Favorites"
Ricoh SLR camera on tripod
Nineteenth Century Russian nesting dolls
Thirteenth century Romanian tandem nut bowl
Twentieth century Russian soup bowl and ladle
Twentieth century Ukrainian cheese platter
Soviet WWII photo album
Yugoslavian Mauser ammunition pouch
Six stripper clips of 5.56 Nato ammunition
Grundig Mini World 100PE instruction manual
Glass telephone poll insulator
Precision screwdriver set
Mechanical perpetual calendar, 1993-2032
Lion of Lucerne miniature
et cetera

On adjacent TV tray:
Knight's "Rorke's Drift"
Colt Officer's Model Target, 7 1/2 inch, .38 Special, unloaded, with holster.

On floor:
Too much to list.

January 18, 2009, 02:01 PM
"Guns and Special Weapons for Law Enforcement" current issue
Remote controls
and phone case

You didn't ask us to be gun specific!:neener:

January 18, 2009, 02:22 PM
I do use my coffee table for other things, too...


Cleaned and polished, it's big enough, and nice looking enough, to use for pictures. :)

January 18, 2009, 02:29 PM
‘Buffalo Bills Wild West – An American Legend’ which I bought in the States last year – more pics and articles about old guns than you can ‘shake a stick at!’

Oh and a coffee stain.

January 18, 2009, 03:31 PM
A duck carving, quail lamp, and some book ends....


Claude Clay
January 18, 2009, 03:39 PM
^^ real nice

besides what the dogs may drag onto the floor---
dog hair x 2
candles & wax & match sticks
3 or 4 remotes
lap top
latest gun magazine or 2

January 18, 2009, 03:56 PM
I think the only book on my coffee table right now is

Cade's Cove: Window to a Secret World

Hso will probably know what this refers to.

-- John

January 18, 2009, 04:06 PM
It rotates, but for now my coffee table has th Bible, two copies of the Harvard Business Review, an Economist, and an area tourism guide arranged on it. OK, perhaps "arranged" is a bit ambitious, but they are there.

XD Fan
January 18, 2009, 04:14 PM
No Coffee Table

Duke of Doubt
January 18, 2009, 04:19 PM
Erik: "It rotates, but for now my coffee table has th Bible .."

Never seen a rotating coffee table before. Neat.

Duke of Doubt
January 18, 2009, 04:21 PM
xdfan: "No Coffee Table"

You need Cosmo Kramer's Coffee Table Book about coffee tables. If you don't have a coffee table, two sets of legs fold out from the back, converting the book into a coffee table.

January 18, 2009, 06:15 PM
Rembrandt, you win. :)

Mrs. Armoredman
January 18, 2009, 06:29 PM
Rembrandt, you win. Thats beautiful work.

January 19, 2009, 05:26 AM
We don't have a coffee table : we don't believe in them.

January 19, 2009, 03:35 PM
Erik: "It rotates, but for now my coffee table has th Bible .."

Duke of Doubt: Never seen a rotating coffee table before. Neat.

Mine rotates. Of course, the base started out as the agitator from a washing machine... .

January 19, 2009, 03:46 PM
rembrandt nice coffee table :D

January 22, 2009, 10:53 AM
i ordered this book from half.com after seein this thread... got it in yesterday and i must say some interesting looking people with their guns...i couldnt put the book down though i looked through every page last night

January 22, 2009, 11:05 AM
So many Civil War and Wild West books,my wife is sure the whole mess is going to collapse any moment.

January 22, 2009, 11:09 AM
TV, DVD Player and Receiver remote controls, a bowl with cloth coasters, a bird watching book and a guide book for interesting places in SC (where I live). We have lots of board and card games on the shelf underneath it.

January 22, 2009, 11:11 AM
A dog.

Hey, Gus, get off the damn coffee table!

January 22, 2009, 11:11 AM
But mine has a large house plant and a case of SA .308 - A very nice wooden box sealed with hand -tied string. I think folks get the point when they come in and see the word "explosive" on it...:)

January 22, 2009, 11:28 AM
"Ted White and Blue"

Eric F
January 22, 2009, 01:26 PM
My brother in California has said repeatedly he wants a FAL h-Bar with the bipod on his coffee table for a conversation peice??????? um- yeah there is a concept!

Carlos Cabeza
January 22, 2009, 02:48 PM
The books change frequently, but there's always a 1911 or the XD9SC.

When I'm home of course, otherwise in my pants and in the safe.

January 22, 2009, 11:16 PM
More crap then I care to look at.

My wife and I are the original pack rats.

January 23, 2009, 12:17 PM
A coffee table book "The Last Stand of Tallgrass Prairie", some Good
Housekeeping (:uhoh:) magazines, two remotes, and that's about it.

January 23, 2009, 08:30 PM
A copy of Armed America with a cheaper than dirt western style quick draw rig holding a Uberti Hartford in .45 LC.

January 23, 2009, 11:07 PM
The clicker my wifes glass of wine my colt mk IV combat elite still in its holster and a can of nuts

January 24, 2009, 06:00 AM
4 Hi cap G3 mags, a Clive Cussler book, 2 leather belts, small bottle of hand sanitizer, mail, a Gullah Bible,
photos of Edgefield pottery...

Typical eclectic mix.

Niles Coyote
January 24, 2009, 06:01 AM
On my coffee table sits,

A Rifleman Went To War, by Herbert W McBride.

January 24, 2009, 06:28 PM
So much stuff, I can't see it.

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