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Gaylord owns-up!

October 18 2007 at 3:40 PM

FN19  (Login FN19)
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Many were pretty sure they knew who B.B. Pelletier actually was, but now the question is answered. Mr. Gaylord has admitted ownership of his pen name, "B.B. Pelletier".

 
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Roland Cannon
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Is'nt that cute...

October 18 2007, 3:43 PM 

That sure beat....something else....



    
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Jim
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Shocking!! Stop the presses.....nt

October 18 2007, 3:48 PM 

nt

 
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Jojo Kujitsu
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2 questions

October 18 2007, 4:05 PM 

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"In three years and eight months of blogging five days a week, we have had only one attack, and that was shut down very quickly."
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wasnt that the whole airforce thing?


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"having once operated the largest and most active airgun forum in the world."
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anyone know what forum that was?

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Mike
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That was the Airgun Letter Forum.....

October 18 2007, 4:11 PM 

Old timers will remember it. Lots of good stuff on it then.....
Mike

 
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Julien
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Explain?

October 18 2007, 4:22 PM 

Could anyone explain what this whole Tom Gaylord thing is about? I've been hearing talk about it for some time.

 
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airbuff
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Jojo, The Airgun Letter Forum (AGLF)

October 18 2007, 4:24 PM 

Tom and Edith Gaylord ran it along with printing the monthly Airgun Letter
It ran from about Oct. 96 to about 2000.
It went black one day and James Kitching instantly rescued us and gave us this place.
When James died suddenly, the Heroic Steve in CT took this over.

Thats the Readers Digest version. My dates may be a bit off.

Rob Prosio


    
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piper
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no comment...(nt)

October 18 2007, 6:29 PM 

nt


    
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Roland Cannon
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My Readers Digest Version....

October 18 2007, 6:35 PM 

Rod did a great job in telling his story.

Mine would be a little different.

In the early (???) years, Tom and his lovely wife, Beatrice (or whatever) did a great job of reporting about airgunning in the Airgun Letter. When the net opened up, they created a Forum. It was HUGE...especially for its time. Previous to their forum we only had a place called Shooters Guntalk. Shooters was down more often than it was up. A real joke .

Tom and Beatrice did a wonderful job of promoting the sport for years. Somewhere along the line they both dis-remembered (an LD'ism, as I recall) an important thing. As a reporter, you report. Your not the expert.

They were both run out of town on a rail..so to speak. The times were so crazy, both of them even had me in their sites. Beatrice threatened leagal action if I ever spoke of her...which is why I still refuse to use her correct name.

Its really sad to see a person with his experience needing to use a fake name.

 
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Jerry
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Really?

October 18 2007, 6:46 PM 

Somewhere along the line Tom clearly became an expert on airguns. Maybe reporting and testing as many as he has gave him a leg up on the whole "expert" thing.

 
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Theodore L. Summers
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I disagree with a lot of what Roland said but then I count Tom a very close friend and

October 18 2007, 6:47 PM 

would defend him to the hilt if needed. I just want to let it be known there is another side of the story. Rather than get into a long post and argument that may be deleated I will have nothing else to say here.

I was tired now I am retired.













    
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Roland Cannon
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Good, point, fixed previous message....

October 18 2007, 6:58 PM 

Never meant as an insult to Tom.....

 
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Theodore L. Summers
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Thank you. Not everyone would make that change. nt

October 18 2007, 8:07 PM 

nt

 
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airbuff
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Yes Roland, I well remember Shooters forum.

October 18 2007, 7:08 PM 

That was sponsored by Marlin, right? as part of the larger firearms forums.
I remember you there. I used to post as Rob P. during that time, because I have an incredible imagination .
Everybody was on those forums then.
I remember when AGLF started too. Alot o' warrin going on then

Rob Prosio

 
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Roland Cannon
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Yes, that was something...

October 18 2007, 7:14 PM 

And please remember, that was a long time ago. We all grown up, learn more, and get smarter.

Remember when shooters would go down for "maintenance" and we might not see it again for 6 weeks???

 
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jvc (echochap)
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I believe her name is Edith, and

October 18 2007, 8:07 PM 

has it really been a big secret that this is a nom de plume for Gaylord? I think that Tom does have a level of airgun expertise that has depth and great breadth. Besides the years experience of shooting and evaluating airguns, he was directly involved within the industry for years. There have been several great outdoors writers that have used pseudonyms over the years.

http://americanairgunhunter.com

 
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Jim Bentley
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That is the way that...

October 18 2007, 8:47 PM 

I saw it go down too. A lot of good, very knowledgeable people were banned from their forum for calling them out on technical points and mis-information. Very sad.

 
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Chris_Colorado
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Archive of The Airgun Letter Forum available here

October 18 2007, 4:28 PM 

is available at The Airgun Reference Library

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1175918158/

 
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E. M.
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not a complaint, however

October 24 2007, 10:00 AM 

I tried to d/l this last night, just the 1.14GB part; went to bed about 1:30 this morning, and woke at 5:30 to feed the cat, had only worked up about .5% or so, estimated time for d/l was 2 days and change. I have a relatively slow comp, and I only have dial-up. Would make more sense to me if this information was burned on to a CD-Rom disk and had the ability to send it to people.

 
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SteveH
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Therefore..........

October 18 2007, 4:43 PM 

Sonnysan is actually Tom Gaylord!

 
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