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Posted: 9/14/2008 2:55:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 3:13:25 PM EDT by MathewMaCaddum]
I cant F**KING STAND HIM ANY MORE !!!!!!!!!

First off this Montanna meatball has the nerve to call himself the "DUKE"

What crap. How dare he use John Waynes nickname, in a publication. What an ass.

Thats like me signing a song in the Elks lodge and touting myself as "ol blue eyes"

Whats next ? The "King" of gun writer rock 'n roll ?


In any event this Months Handgunner has him waddle his buffalo hide ass up and down Iwo Jima. The first sentance of this waste of paper article is as follows .


(Many people have said to me, "How was Iwo Jima?" To most i just reply, WET!")

well i guess this buffalo hide chewing land whale is to jaded from a rough life of jerking off on his Sharps rifles to not be impressed or even gratefull to walk on such hallowed ground.

I am suprised the returning veterans didnt push his ass right down Suribachi or use him to plug up a cave. He mentions he is fifty+, lame, out of shape, and has difficulty walking and hour and a half.

Well stop using SPG bullet lube on your toast and instead of eating enough food to fend of starvation for a indian tribe in dead winter; Get up and walk around that state you live in.

You know .....Montanna ......I would think a hearty climate and rugged landscape would lead to vigorus activiy but i guess not.


In any event on Page 52 you will see him wearing his finest dufus hat and a leather jacket so strained from a size "C" cup chest that the pockets are rolling inwards.

Page 53 is the picture that has put me over the top. After years of watching this cock monkey tell me the same stories and recycling the same articles endlessly, he goes and placed the final straw on my back.

The Helmut is tighter than a condom on a watermelon. He looks like a retarted jerry's kid brother of SHULTZ from hogans hero's

And to top it off I have the same pattern shirt. Of which i shall never wear again.

The "Duke" is a "Puke"


By all means bash and lash me. I will never change my feelings towards this GunTard.


Link Posted: 9/14/2008 2:57:57 PM EDT
Who?
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 2:59:47 PM EDT
LOL...wut?
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:00:16 PM EDT
It's only entertainment... If you don't like it, don't buy the magazine and support it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:01:26 PM EDT
Read the rest of the Iwo Jima column
It's very good

oh
and take a chill pill.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:02:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
It's only entertainment... If you don't like it, don't buy the magazine and support it.


Unfortunately no matter how much I tell the elders on the in-law side to stop getting me these subscriptions they continue to arrive, like an unwanted visit from the in-laws.



Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:03:36 PM EDT
Which magazine? Handgunner? GUNS?
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:04:22 PM EDT
You read that shit magazine? All gun magazines blow ass. Why should i pay to read 80+ pages of bullshit opinions, biased reviews and retarded "it could happen to you stories."? Small Arms Review was the only one i could read and that sucks now, too.

Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:07:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MathewMaCaddum:
I cant F**KING STAND HIM ANY MORE !!!!!!!!!

First off this Montanna meatball has the nerve to call himself the "DUKE"

What crap. How dare he use John Waynes nickname, in a publication. What an ass.

Thats like me signing a song in the Elks lodge and touting myself as "ol blue eyes"

Whats next ? The "King" of gun writer rock 'n roll ?


In any event this Months Handgunner has him waddle his buffalo hide ass up and down Iwo Jima. The first sentance of this waste of paper article is as follows .


(Many people have said to me, "How was Iwo Jima?" To most i just reply, WET!")

well i guess this buffalo hide chewing land whale is to jaded from a rough life of jerking off on his Sharps rifles to not be impressed or even gratefull to walk on such hallowed ground.

I am suprised the returning veterans didnt push his ass right down Suribachi or use him to plug up a cave. He mentions he is fifty+, lame, out of shape, and has difficulty walking and hour and a half.

Well stop using SPG bullet lube on your toast and instead of eating enough food to fend of starvation for a indian tribe in dead winter; Get up and walk around that state you live in.

You know .....Montanna ......I would think a hearty climate and rugged landscape would lead to vigorus activiy but i guess not.


In any event on Page 52 you will see him wearing his finest dufus hat and a leather jacket so strained from a size "C" cup chest that the pockets are rolling inwards.

Page 53 is the picture that has put me over the top. After years of watching this cock monkey tell me the same stories and recycling the same articles endlessly, he goes and placed the final straw on my back.

The Helmut is tighter than a condom on a watermelon. He looks like a retarted jerry's kid brother of SHULTZ from hogans hero's

And to top it off I have the same pattern shirt. Of which i shall never wear again.

The "Duke" is a "Puke"


By all means bahs and lash me. I will never change my feelings towards this GunTard.




IIRC, the 1st article he wrote after being promoted, took cheap shots at the late Bill Jordan. Jordan was a 1st rate lawman and excellent pitolero. From that point on, I'll occasionally read his articles about black powder shooting, only because he does know
it very well.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:09:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 3:10:52 PM EDT by ultramagbrion]



Im giving it a solid 8 out of 10 on the ARFometer !

I like looking at Venturino's blackpowder porn ,but didnt know he was calling himself 'Duke' now...........that's definitely blasphemy!!

Whats he doing at Iwo Jima anyhoo?? He should be at Little Big Horn or something (its flat there)
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:14:13 PM EDT
DUKE is the Rosie O'Donnell of the gun industry.

Ayoob is Geraldo Rivera.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:50:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 3:50:58 PM EDT by Beltfedleadhead]
I seem to recall an issue in which a reader wrote in, complaining of his use of the name "Duke". His response was that it was a nickname given to him a long time ago, and he now uses it as a sort of "nom de plume".

That being said, I'm not overly thrilled with the state of G&A lately. They recycle the same material and hearsay that they have been spouting for years. I don't believe they have any writers on staff anymore who have "seen the elephant" so to speak. They're mostly a bunch of buddies who write about guns.

I still enjoy Handgunner, though. Connor is fun to read, and his oft-photographed redhead daughter is mind-numbingly gorgoeous. Nagata's photos are incredible, and the articles are more geared towards equipment selection and review than most other mags. That is not to say it doesn't have its shortcomings, but overall it's a fun read. The last issue had a piece about a Cylinder and Slide custom-made 1903 chambered in .45ACP. Cool stuff.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:53:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 918v:
DUKE is the Rosie O'Donnell of the gun industry.

Ayoob is Geraldo Rivera.
Ayoob may not be my favorite writer but he is nothing like Geraldo.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:54:33 PM EDT
I enjoyed the rant.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:55:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
I seem to recall an issue in which a reader wrote in, complaining of his use of the name "Duke". His response was that it was a nickname given to him a long time ago, and he now uses it as a sort of "nom de plume".

That being said, I'm not overly thrilled with the state of G&A lately. They recycle the same material and hearsay that they have been spouting for years. I don't believe they have any writers on staff anymore who have "seen the elephant" so to speak. They're mostly a bunch of buddies who write about guns.

I still enjoy Handgunner, though. Connor is fun to read, and his oft-photographed redhead daughter is mind-numbingly gorgoeous. Nagata's photos are incredible, and the articles are more geared towards equipment selection and review than most other mags. That is not to say it doesn't have its shortcomings, but overall it's a fun read. The last issue had a piece about a Cylinder and Slide custom-made 1903 chambered in .45ACP. Cool stuff.


Prove it. With pics.

Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:56:31 PM EDT
"First off this Montanna meatball has the nerve to call himself the "DUKE"

What crap. How dare he use John Waynes nickname, in a publication. What an ass. "

You got the wrong Duke. The correct Duke is Marmaduke. TT
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:57:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 4:01:50 PM EDT by omega62]
When I was in the Air Force, we had a rule that there was no "self nicknaming."

Your squadron mates would decide your nickname - not you.

This should be a universal rule everywhere. No one should be allowed to pick their own nickname. Your peers should pick it for you.

EDIT: I think biker clubs follow this rule too. It's a good rule.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:58:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merlin:

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
I seem to recall an issue in which a reader wrote in, complaining of his use of the name "Duke". His response was that it was a nickname given to him a long time ago, and he now uses it as a sort of "nom de plume".

That being said, I'm not overly thrilled with the state of G&A lately. They recycle the same material and hearsay that they have been spouting for years. I don't believe they have any writers on staff anymore who have "seen the elephant" so to speak. They're mostly a bunch of buddies who write about guns.

I still enjoy Handgunner, though. Connor is fun to read, and his oft-photographed redhead daughter is mind-numbingly gorgoeous. Nagata's photos are incredible, and the articles are more geared towards equipment selection and review than most other mags. That is not to say it doesn't have its shortcomings, but overall it's a fun read. The last issue had a piece about a Cylinder and Slide custom-made 1903 chambered in .45ACP. Cool stuff.


Prove it. With pics.




Left side of the page here.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:58:40 PM EDT
That's the same tool that wrote the article about how much .45 Colt sucks, and listed a bunch of things that either had nothing to do with the cartridge itself or were strengths instead of weaknesses.

The best one was that .45 Colt is dangerous if you double charge it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 3:59:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By 918v:
DUKE is the Rosie O'Donnell of the gun industry.

Ayoob is Geraldo Rivera.
Ayoob may not be my favorite writer but he is nothing like Geraldo.


And thank almighty God for that.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:00:35 PM EDT
i never really pay attention to the man.

the very first thing i read by venturino was that he preferred the fixed iron notches in his revolver because they're tough, and bo-mar adjustables on a 1911 are not and thus should not be carried.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:01:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarryStone:
That's the same tool that wrote the article about how much .45 Colt sucks, and listed a bunch of things that either had nothing to do with the cartridge itself or were strengths instead of weaknesses.

The best one was that .45 Colt is dangerous if you double charge it.


Also that it sucked because of the QC on S&W .45 Colt revolvers.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:03:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silence:
LOL...wut?


LOL +1 that was pretty good.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:05:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By HarryStone:
That's the same tool that wrote the article about how much .45 Colt sucks, and listed a bunch of things that either had nothing to do with the cartridge itself or were strengths instead of weaknesses.

The best one was that .45 Colt is dangerous if you double charge it.


Also that it sucked because of the QC on S&W .45 Colt revolvers.


Don't forget that since guns have been made with out-of-spec chambers, that means the cartridge itself sucks. If I remember right he even said that had nothing to do with the cartridge itself. But it's in the article anyway. What a door knob.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:05:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MathewMaCaddum:
The Helmut is tighter than a condom on a watermelon. He looks like a retarted jerry's kid brother of SHULTZ from hogans hero's


Yeah, that Schultz guy was a real retard!
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:06:35 PM EDT
I had similar thoughts regarding it.


My problem is he used to be "Mike Venturino". Now he's Mike "Duke" Venturino and I have seen him refer to himself as "duke".

I reminds me of when george gives himself the name "T-Bone". You can't give yourself a nickname.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:07:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Merlin:

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
I seem to recall an issue in which a reader wrote in, complaining of his use of the name "Duke". His response was that it was a nickname given to him a long time ago, and he now uses it as a sort of "nom de plume".

That being said, I'm not overly thrilled with the state of G&A lately. They recycle the same material and hearsay that they have been spouting for years. I don't believe they have any writers on staff anymore who have "seen the elephant" so to speak. They're mostly a bunch of buddies who write about guns.

I still enjoy Handgunner, though. Connor is fun to read, and his oft-photographed redhead daughter is mind-numbingly gorgoeous. Nagata's photos are incredible, and the articles are more geared towards equipment selection and review than most other mags. That is not to say it doesn't have its shortcomings, but overall it's a fun read. The last issue had a piece about a Cylinder and Slide custom-made 1903 chambered in .45ACP. Cool stuff.


Prove it. With pics.




Left side of the page here.



mmmmmm... Lil Red
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:07:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By omega62:
This should be a universal rule everywhere. No one should be allowed to pick their own nickname. Your peers should pick it for you.

EDIT: I think biker clubs follow this rule too. It's a good rule.


Really? In that case my nickname would be wonder winky.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:07:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 4:08:12 PM EDT by glazer1972]
I don't have a problem with him calling himself Duke since his friends nicknamed him that. John Wayne died in 1979. Get over it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:30:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
I had similar thoughts regarding it.


My problem is he used to be "Mike Venturino". Now he's Mike "Duke" Venturino and I have seen him refer to himself as "duke".

I reminds me of when george gives himself the name "T-Bone". You can't give yourself a nickname.


BO-BO! BO-BO! BO-BO!
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:32:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glazer1972:
I don't have a problem with him calling himself Duke since his friends nicknamed him that. John Wayne died in 1979. Get over it.
I agree. His articles are.. ok. I read them usually if they don't bore me too bad to finish them. John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison) AKA 'THE REAL DUKE' never fought in any war though many probably think he did. Venturino at least lives the life of a modest man. I never thought Marion Robert Morrison's movies were all that good anyway,w but I am younger and always thought that Clinton Eastwoods movies were far better. (In 1950, during the Korean War, was drafted into the Army, and was aboard a military flight that crashed into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. He escaped serious injury, but had to remain behind to testify at a hearing investigating the cause of the crash. This kept him from being shipped to Korea with the rest of his unit. During his military service, Eastwood became friends with fellow soldiers and future actors Martin Milner and David Janssen.... wikpedia *... as far as "Movie-stars" go Clint eclipsed him long ago.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:33:22 PM EDT
John Wayne was a homosexual.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:33:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Merlin:


Prove it. With pics.




Left side of the page here.




Lil' Red
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:34:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glazer1972:
I don't have a problem with him calling himself Duke since his friends nicknamed him that. John Wayne died in 1979. Get over it.
My issue with him calling himself "Duke" isn't that it was John Wayne's nickname. It is that only douchebags give themselves nicknames. I don't believe for a second that within the last few years, he decided to adopt his childhood nickname as a pen name.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:35:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MathewMaCaddum:

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
I had similar thoughts regarding it.


My problem is he used to be "Mike Venturino". Now he's Mike "Duke" Venturino and I have seen him refer to himself as "duke".

I reminds me of when george gives himself the name "T-Bone". You can't give yourself a nickname.


BO-BO! BO-BO! BO-BO!




That was a funny episode.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:36:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
John Wayne was a homosexual.
Provide some evidence.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:39:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
John Wayne was a homosexual.


Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:40:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Merlin:


Prove it. With pics.




Left side of the page here.




Lil' Red



Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:41:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
John Wayne was a homosexual.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 4:44:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarryStone:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By HarryStone:
That's the same tool that wrote the article about how much .45 Colt sucks, and listed a bunch of things that either had nothing to do with the cartridge itself or were strengths instead of weaknesses.

The best one was that .45 Colt is dangerous if you double charge it.


Also that it sucked because of the QC on S&W .45 Colt revolvers.


Don't forget that since guns have been made with out-of-spec chambers, that means the cartridge itself sucks. If I remember right he even said that had nothing to do with the cartridge itself. But it's in the article anyway. What a door knob.


Basically that is what someone who has no idea about dimensions is going to say when they buy a .45 Colt and it shoots like shit. This also a reason a lot of people who buy .22 Hornet's and find they shoot like shit. By giving his article that title he gets people to read it and learn about how dimensions amongst .45 Colt mfg differ (some quite a bit).

I never knew about this until I read a Mike V article some 15 years ago on the .45 LC, he mentioned that Hank Williams Jr. complained to Ruger about dimensions being off. Bill Ruger went down and measured the pistols himself, he found that Hank was spot on. I learned that if your going to buy a .45 LC it is good thing to check dimensions. Mike has always pushed the checking of dimensions and how it is a must for those who like to shoot lead bullets accurately.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:03:00 PM EDT
Good rant! Does he still wear the Hawaiian shirts?
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:15:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 5:15:33 PM EDT by LVMIKE]

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Merlin:

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
I seem to recall an issue in which a reader wrote in, complaining of his use of the name "Duke". His response was that it was a nickname given to him a long time ago, and he now uses it as a sort of "nom de plume".

That being said, I'm not overly thrilled with the state of G&A lately. They recycle the same material and hearsay that they have been spouting for years. I don't believe they have any writers on staff anymore who have "seen the elephant" so to speak. They're mostly a bunch of buddies who write about guns.

I still enjoy Handgunner, though. Connor is fun to read, and his oft-photographed redhead daughter is mind-numbingly gorgoeous. Nagata's photos are incredible, and the articles are more geared towards equipment selection and review than most other mags. That is not to say it doesn't have its shortcomings, but overall it's a fun read. The last issue had a piece about a Cylinder and Slide custom-made 1903 chambered in .45ACP. Cool stuff.


Prove it. With pics.




Left side of the page here.


HA.

I'm pretty sure I took her to home-coming. Been at least a year since I talked to her though.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:17:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ORIGINAL-Waterdog:

IIRC, the 1st article he wrote after being promoted, took cheap shots at the late Bill Jordan. Jordan was a 1st rate lawman and excellent pitolero.


Bill Jordan was the real deal. I can see disagreeing with the man if it's done respectfully, but any gun writer who disses him should be laughed all the way to his next job flipping burgers.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:18:59 PM EDT
MLV is probably the biggest proponent and contributor to black powder shooting in our lifetimes (and I'm an old dude). He and Clint Smith (both share the exact same birthday) and are good friends. He also is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to handloading and casting and has probably forgotten more than 99% on this board know. I could care less if he called himself "tinkerbell" really as long as he keeps writting the articles. He reminds me alot of a cross between "Conner" and "Elmer" writting styles, but these greats are probably before most of you guys time.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:19:42 PM EDT
Really ?? LTNS
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:21:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Baldmonk:
MLV is probably the biggest proponent and contributor to black powder shooting in our lifetimes (and I'm an old dude). He and Clint Smith (both share the exact same birthday) and are good friends. He also is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to handloading and casting and has probably forgotten more than 99% on this board know. I could care less if he called himself "tinkerbell" really as long as he keeps writting the articles. He reminds me alot of a cross between "Conner" and "Elmer" writting styles, but these greats are probably before most of you guys time.


I've read a lot of Connor and a lot of Elmer, and Venturino doesn't have a damn thing either one of them do. The only one who seems to do worse is Charlie Petty.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:22:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:23:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 5:30:53 PM EDT by rexydg7]

Originally Posted By MathewMaCaddum:
I cant F**KING STAND HIM ANY MORE !!!!!!!!!



I stopped being able to stand that fat flaming shitbag 15 years ago.. glad to see you could catch up.

ETA:.. the "duke" is short for "iron duke" which is just as fucking silly being a moniker used to describe that tub of lard. His "name" for the SASS crowd.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:25:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:28:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2008 5:28:47 PM EDT by machinisttx]
Venturino got the nickname "Duke" because he had a horse by that name.

I now return you to you regularly scheduled stupidity.
Link Posted: 9/14/2008 5:32:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By machinisttx:
Venturino got the nickname "Duke" because he had a horse by that name.

I now return you to you regularly scheduled stupidity.


ya ok smart guy.

As I stated above, it is the "name" that he goes by when attending the fantasy world SASS shoots... it started as "Iron Duke"
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