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New website for black powder shooters

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

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    Hi everyone. I’m Mike Beliveau. I think it is safe to say that most people these days know me for my Duelist1954 YouTube channel where I shoot a wide variety of historical firearms at poor old Evil Roy.


    I think it is less well known that I’ve been a gun-writer for various books and magazines for over 30 years. In that time, I’ve been the Black Powder Contributing Editor for “Guns of the Old West” magazine, I’ve been the Reloading Contributing Editor for “Combat Handguns” magazine and I’ve been the Muzzleloading Field Editor for the annual “Gun Digest” book. And I’ve written many articles for “Muzzleloader”, “American Frontiersman”, “Backwoodsman” and other magazines.


    The reason I’m writing this post is to let you know about a new project I started a few months ago.


    I’m proud of the Duelist1954 YouTube channel. We have over 60,000 subscribers, and I intend to keep that going as long as I’m breathing. But, video isn’t the perfect medium for everything. For a long time I’ve wanted to bring you content in other forms, that will complement the videos.


    At the beginning of the year I started working on a concept to develop a website where I could present information of shooting historical firearms in a multimedia environment.


    I wanted this site to be full of information in formats that you would enjoy using. I wanted to provide links to my YouTube video library as well as having, a section where I could present you with my 30-plus year library of magazine articles. In addition to previously published work I wanted the site to have a photo and video illustrated blog, where I could present you with original articles that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.


    I hired a design team, and put them to work, and the result is, I think, pretty darned good.


    I made the site live about a week ago, and since then I’ve been loading content. Every day I’ll be adding more. I really think that you, my fellow black powder shooters will love it


    In fact, I’m making a huge bet that you will. I have spent several thousand dollars on this project. I don’t have sponsors, and you won’t see advertising. I have a merchandise store, selling Teeshirts and mugs. I’m counting on those sales to fund the website.


    I hope you’ll take a minute and visit the site, and check out the content. If you like it, check back in every week, and you’ll see new stuff with every visit.


    Thanks for reading this. Here’s a link to the website:


    https://mikebeliveau.com/
     
  2. RON in PA

    RON in PA Member

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    Thanks for letting us know. You've been bookmarked. Say hello to Evil Roy.
     
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  3. earlthegoat2

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    Looks great. I’ve only watched a few of your videos but have read many of your articles.

    Look forward to the new website.
     
  4. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

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    Will do! LOL!
     
  5. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

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    Congrats on your new website.
    I made a shortcut to your site on my homepage.
    As a longtime BP shooting enthusiast and history fan, I will be checking in often.
    Thanks for the heads-up.
     
  6. PainlessWolf

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    Good Morning!
    Bookmarked right up front!
    regards and Best of Luck!
     
  7. whughett

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    Yep I’ve been a long time subscriber.
    Bookmarked for sure.
     
  8. troy fairweather

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    I'll check it out mike thanks.
     
  9. BullRunBear

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    Mike,
    I've watched most of your Youtube videos. The new site is book marked and I look forward to exploring it. Thanks for letting us know.

    Jeff
     
  10. cowboydave

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    Have had your web site bookmarked now for about a week and have been enjoying the content. Thank you for doing this.
     
  11. Navy Six 2

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    I'll add my thanks as well, Mike. Was on your site last night and was sure glad you did this. Your videos are entertaining and informative. Hope you haven't exhausted your ideas for cap & ball projects!
     
  12. midland man

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    thanks mike I love flintlocks... ;)
     
  13. TOOT44

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    thanks for letting us know about your new site. it is in my favorites!!.
     
  14. TOOT44

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    I have watched your site-duelist1954 for many years now and as a BP, GUNNER I always learn something every time I tune in. and I am 70++++++ yrs old! keep the articles coming. how will we know when you put new themes out in the new site? keep checking? I loved the article on your GREAT CHINESE CUT THROAT RAZOR! remember the age old saying that JOHN ARBUCKLE famous coffee once said YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!
     
  15. IdahoSkies

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    Awesome Le Mat article. I have loved that pistol ever since I read about it in a Louis Lamour novel. I remember the gun better than the novel and seeing one at the Smithsonian was the highlight of my trip to Washington DC as a teenager. Reading your piece was almost just as good. Well done.
     
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