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Packing.org has been down for awhile now, alternatives?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by outerlimit, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. outerlimit

    outerlimit Well-Known Member

    Packing.org has been down for a long time now. I saw somebody mention there is a site that serves somewhat as a replacement to Packing.org, but I can't remember now what it was. Is there any good Packing.org alternative site out there now?
  2. outerlimit

    outerlimit Well-Known Member

  3. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Well-Known Member

    Here are several recent threads on the exact same topic:

    Packing.org (Yes, two seperate threads on the EXACT same topic with the EXACT same name! Shocking!)
    Packing.org(Whoops, got outraged too soon....here's a THIRD!)
    Packing.org(Yep, a FOURTH.....it's almost mundane.)

    The 'Search' function is your friend.

  4. Gord

    Gord Well-Known Member

    I don't like handgunlaw.us very much... anyone know of any other sites out there that more closely replicate packing.org?

    Why packing.org doesn't just release its code for someone else to mirror is beyond me. Do away with the stupid forums and it'd be a great resource.
  5. outerlimit

    outerlimit Well-Known Member

    Yea, I liked the state news updates that Packing.org had.
  6. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Well-Known Member

  7. simpleguy

    simpleguy Well-Known Member

    I heard a podcast the other day interviewing the gentleman that updates Handgunlaw.us He came from Packing.org and continues to keep us updated and safe everyday. Though you miss the Packing.org format, the content is with Hangunlaw.us
  8. 81k5guy

    81k5guy Active Member

  9. Gary Slider

    Gary Slider Well-Known Member


    Tactical Ninja,

    Mr. Solomon had all kinds of chances to fix or at least give access to people to keep the site going and didn't even answer them. He wouldn't even talk to anyone about selling it. He would not give up the self moderation of the site.

    Packing.org did have the information broken down and presented in a very unique way. The problem with it was keeping it up to date. It is very easy to post anything on the web. Keeping it up to date was what made Packing.org the site it was. The info was correct and up to date. The reason I know that is I was the person who did most of the updating of Packing.org and most state pages since the day it was born till Oct ot 2005.

    It takes a lot of time to keep the info updated. Check all the links etc. Packing.org had over 3K links that had to be checked to make sure they worked. Nothing worse than going to a site and the links don't work. Every law change for CCW etc in every state had to watched and updated on the site.

    When Steve Aikens ask me to help with a new Web site for CCW teh main topic of discussion was that it could not take 4, 5 or 6 hours a day to keep it up. Handgunlaw.us was born and we present the info to those who visit the site in what we consider the easiest way. It is far easier to keep updated than packing.org and does not take near the time. Steve and I do this with Steve paying for all hardware and software and Time and I do the vast majority of the research. We do it becasue as NRA Instructors we know the info is needed. I am still amazed at the number of people who do not know they can carry in other states with their home state permit.

    We are trying but the one thing we are not going to do is work ourselves into a job that takes hours a day.
  10. Gord

    Gord Well-Known Member

    Gary, thanks for your reply. I completely understand your reluctance to adopt the same format as packing.org if it means a four-to-six hour "workday" for you to maintain. It is still a very useful resource.
  11. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

  12. American_Pit_Bull

    American_Pit_Bull Well-Known Member

    I am very thankful to Gary and Steve for their great resource.

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