Was watching Rescue Me last night...


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Tyrannosullyrex
June 30, 2010, 11:36 AM
And saw an advertisement for Henry rifles. That's the first time I've seen an advertisement for a gun company during a "mainstream" show, ever. And it did it's work, a Henry lever-action is on the short list.

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mcdonl
June 30, 2010, 12:34 PM
Huh, that might have been a local thing. I did not see it.

ghitch75
June 30, 2010, 12:45 PM
there on discovery channel and the outdoor channel all the time....

Tyrannosullyrex
June 30, 2010, 01:47 PM
Huh, that might have been a local thing. I did not see it.
Not sure how local it could be, it was on Directv on FX. Just thought it was odd is all, I do see it all the time on Discovery and Outdoor, but never during the season premiere of a highly rated (and watched) show. That had to cost a good bit.

mcdonl
June 30, 2010, 02:09 PM
Well, either way... good deal!

VegasAR15
June 30, 2010, 02:14 PM
That wasn't the new season was it? I didn't know it had started yet. If it was, hopefully they replay it this week, that show is great.

Zack
June 30, 2010, 02:40 PM
I was watching hallmark channel once and saw it.

Manco
June 30, 2010, 03:11 PM
On a related note, lately I've been seeing local TV ads for the P2K shooting range, which quite--but pleasantly--surprised me.

swiftak
June 30, 2010, 04:47 PM
I've seen it on the Fox News Channel, several times in the last year or so.

fireman 9731
July 1, 2010, 12:20 AM
I hope they start a trend and other gun companies advertise main stream... but it would probably just end up raising prices on the guns to pay for the ads...

makarovnik
July 1, 2010, 02:38 AM
My wife an I were watching the show and when that commercial came on we both looked at each other and said ***?

We both agreed that aside from the sportsman channel or infomercial, it was the first gun commercial we remember seeing since...forever.

ArfinGreebly
July 1, 2010, 10:43 AM
We have been seeing those Henry ads here too.

We're kinda tickled about it.

Looking forward to some Marlin ads.

Heck, start with the traditional pieces, then gradually work your way to more modern stuff.

Imagine: Ruger advertising the LCP on national TV.

"But wait -- there's more! Call now, in the next 20 minutes, and we'll throw in this genuine leather holster!"

:D

Bring it on!

Warhawk83
July 1, 2010, 12:18 PM
I have seen the ad on History channel and it was refreshing to see a firearm manufacturer advertising on tv. Dish network for me.

FIVETWOSEVEN
July 1, 2010, 12:22 PM
Theres a gunshop in NH thats been advertising, Looks really good other than it being a two hour drive away.

ccsniper
July 1, 2010, 12:26 PM
I am quite certain I have seen that ad on CBS but don't quote me on it. I saw it was just like "OMG" :o

bannockburn
July 1, 2010, 03:53 PM
That's like the same feeling I had when I saw both a Henry ad and an ad for a local gunshop in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. If you ever read the Plain Dealer, which has been staunchly anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment, and anti-CCW, for over 40 years, you could only conclude that they must be extremely hard up for advertising revenue.

But I still did a double take when I saw it.

swiftak
July 1, 2010, 04:17 PM
FIVETWOSEVEN, whats the gunshop in NH?

ozarkgunner
July 1, 2010, 06:10 PM
I saw that commercial last nite, we have Direct TV. I don't remember what channel it was. And even satelite tv is somewhat regional, and I'm in the bible belt, Missouri.

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