***This is a true story. None of the facts were changed or embellished.***
Once upon a time, there was a firearms enthusiast. He shopped at Fighting Sheep Dog. He purchased several firearms over the years, both at FSD and at other stores. The customer was a law-abiding citizen in good health and was loved by all who knew him.
The customer decided to purchase an AR pistol and convert it to a short barreled rifle. FSD sold him a gun trust and helped him file to obtain his SBR paperwork from the ATF. The customer paid the $200 tax stamp. FSD engraved his firearm. The customer waited patiently and eventually, the ATF granted his wish for a suppressor. FSD called the customer to come pick up his SBR.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, the customer passed away.
As the customer was the sole occupant of the home at the time, the police confiscated all of the deceased customer’s firearms…except for the SBR. The SBR went to the trustee and beneficiary of the gun trust that the customer purchased at FSD.
Unfortunately, the SBR was the ONLY firearm in the trust at the time because the customer hadn’t gotten around to adding the rest of his firearms to the trust.
The moral of the story?
- Always have a trust – even if you don’t have any suppressors, SBRs, or SBS’ yet. They take 10 minutes to set up and mean everything to the protection of your firearms and other serialized items.
- Always have a plan for your estate – even if you don’t think you have anything worth planning for yet. Tomorrow is promised to no one and having a plan for the SBR is what helped the beneficiary be able to take possession of it. If he’d had the rest of his guns in the trust, there would be a completely different ending to the story.
- Always make sure everyone involved in your estate planning is aware of what should happen if something happens to you. The beneficiary of the trust in this case knew that he needed to contact an attorney and then FSD in order to obtain possession of the item because he and the customer had talked about it ahead of time.
Interested in purchasing a gun trust for yourself?
Come on down to Fighting Sheep Dog Sept 8th and 9th and pick yours up for only $75!!! This weekend ONLY!
At Fighting Sheep Dog, there are a few things that our Clients KNOW about us.
They know we’ll go to the ends of the Earth for them.
They know we will support their 2A rights with our dying breath.
They KNOW we will call bullshit when we see it.
And today? We call it. Continue reading
I probably answer the “What’s going on with silencers?” question a dozen or more times a day. Literally. With the Governor of Tennessee passing the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act”, what does that mean? Can we all run out and make/carry suppressors now? The short answer is no. Well, not yet. Here’s what I mean by that… Continue reading
In an effort to better serve our customers, FSD is actually cutting back the hours we’re open to the public. This will allow us to place orders, take scheduled appointments, interview potential employees, and complete ATF-required paperwork.
Our new hours will take effect May 1, 2017 and will be:
Please make note of these new hours!
We’re excited for the changes we’re making in order to create a better buying experience for YOU!
“…an NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not re-configured for use as a shoulder stock – even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder. To the extent that the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational “use” of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute “redesign,” such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which it has historically been enforced.”
That’s ANY brace. Sig, SB Tactical, Thordsen, you name it.
Ready to grab your Pistol Stabilizing Brace? Let us know at Fighting Sheep Dog! We’ve got an order we’re placing tomorrow (Wednesday) and need to know how many to grab!
At Fighting Sheep Dog, we see an awful lot of patriotic American customers who come in, excited about the possibility of the passage of the Hearing Protection Act.
And who can blame them? The mere thought of having suppressors removed from the NFA list brings a tear to the eye.
No more waiting.
No more $200 stamp.
Just buy a suppressor the same way you would a firearm through an FFL.
While we can certainly understand the draw of wanting to wait to purchase a suppressor until the government decides one way or the other whether or not to pass it, there are a few things we think you should consider: Continue reading
Wanna know the best way to support our veterans AND have an awesome time all at once?
Then RSVP right now, because you’re in for a TREAT on January 14th! During the course of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to:
– Meet 2 WIMZ Rock Babes who’ll be here at the store signing 2017 Rock Babe Calenders from 11am-1pm. WIMZ will also broadcast live from the store during that time!
– We have a MYSTERY nationally-known celebrity who’ll be stopping by for photos and autographs at some point during the day (their arrival is even a surprise to us! We don’t even know when they’re coming!)
– Go on a Scavenger Hunt around Anderson and Knox Counties to meet some veteran-owned businesses! The Grand Prize is HUGE and will be announced closer to January 14th. Think “Amazing Race” meets East Tennessee…
– Bid on several silent auction items, including: an autographed WWE Kane action figure or a 1911 holster donated by Dragon Leatherworks and signed by none other than Uncle Ted Nugent himself and we’re JUST getting started!
– Lunch catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill!
– Games and prizes for children of all ages!
– Hourly drawings for gift ranging from $25 gift cards to $500 range bags and more!
100% of all proceeds from the FSD/AdapteDD-214 FUNdraiser and Customer Appreciation Day go to AdapteDD-214, a 501(c)3 (application pending approval) non-profit created to assist recently returning deployed veterans in their reintegration to the civilian workforce (read more about AdapteDD-214 here: https://www.GoFundMe.com/AdapteDD214)
RSVP via Facebook now so we can know how many guests to plan for! We’re excited to see you soon! https://www.facebook.com/events/137485486740785/
We’re on a mission this week. Maybe because of our extreme distaste for Lane Kiffin. Maybe we just aren’t Alabama fans. Maybe, we just love our home team. Either way, we’re going to do everything we can to keep Bama from winning.
Skill on the football field and a good coach are key to winning games. However, there IS something that UT fans can do help the team along. Here’s how:
Call it Black Magic. Call it Voodoo. Call it Simple Superstition.
- Some have figured out that if they don’t watch the first half of the game, the 2nd half is always more exciting.
- Some fans claim that if they only watch the game on a certain television, that their team will win.
- Some fans have a certain chair that they HAVE to sit in the entire game.
Either way, we’ve done some digging and found Bama’s biggest fears. We thought it’d be fun to spend the next 2.5 days exploiting them before the game:
Superstition: Bama fans refuse to sing the school’s fight song, “Rammer Jammer YellowHammer” until a Crimson Tide victory is assured. If another team sings it or if it’s sung too soon, it’s BAD LUCK.
So We Will: Sing the either/both fight song (UT or Bama) with each purchase from today until kickoff on Saturday. The only thing better than sending bad luck to Alabama…is sending good luck to Big Orange! All singers (regardless of which song, UT or Bama) will receive an additional 10% off your purchase from Thursday 10/13 to Saturday 10/15 (and yes, that includes birthday sale items if you’re on our email list).
Superstition: Bama fans pick ONE article of clothing to become their outfit of choice each time Bama plays. Of course, UT fans do the same.
So We Will: Wear your UT clothing of choice any (or every) day between Thursday and Saturday before the game (we don’t care how it smells). Ours is a UT hat that belonged to Rachel’s late uncle. It’s tattered and needs to be washed, but UT has won every game that she’s worn that hat for. So…every UT fan who comes in wearing orange gets a special discount that we aren’t publishing here. And don’t ask. If you aren’t wearing orange, you don’t get it.
Superstition: Halloween is Bama head coach Nick Saban’s birthday. Typically, Bama fans dress up as Saban for the holiday.
So We Will: There isn’t really a superstition involving Saban’s birthday. Or Lane Kiffin, for that matter. But we dislike Kiffin more than Saban, so you’ll get 10% off your Cerakote job by saying, “Lane Kiffin is a douche” when you drop off a firearm (or accessory) to be refinished.
So, whether you’re a die-hard UT fan (or just love a good discount), stop in today or tomorrow and take advantage of these great deals! They sure won’t last long!
Sometimes, you gotta remember that due diligence trumps it all. Contrary to popular belief, if you read it online, it is not always true (Bonjour!) Continue reading
Best thing about Christmas? You get free stuff. Stuff you want. (OK, socks too, but not in this case.)
This isn’t just a ‘sale’.
- It’s getting you ready for whichever evil wins the election.
- It’s clearing out inventory so we can stock up for “worst case election scenario”.
- It’s because we don’t do special deals on patriotic holidays so we look for excuses to have them other times.
To join the mailing list, you only need an email (seriously, we are not the brother of the Bank of Nigeria and will never spam you).
Sign up in the lefthand side of this page and wait.
The first email arrives tomorrow.
Excited to “talk” to you tomorrow morning at 9am!