“Mom? Does your rifle ever feel…not so fresh?”

Sometime last year I bought something for my rifle from Midwayusa.com. It was the first and probably only time but also kind of a gift that keeps on giving because now Midway won’t leave me alone. And I don’t complain a lot because sometimes, even though I have no plans to ever buy anything else rifle-related online, I get a link to something entertaining.

For example…how about a cleaning jig and electric toothbrush for your AR?


That’s either the silliest thing I’ve ever seen or a tool I didn’t know I couldn’t live without – if I had an AR. I think that with a clearance price of a hundred bux, I’m gonna go with that first thing. Cool idea, though. I…guess…

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7 Responses to “Mom? Does your rifle ever feel…not so fresh?”

  1. Norman says:

    Cleaning jig and electric toothbrush? What, no dishwasher? (tried the washing machine, all the noise during the spin cycle kept waking me up).

    “… now Midway won’t leave me alone.” It would be nice if companies understood you only want to buy something from them, not get married. Pro Tip: Create a completely bogus free email account somewhere that’s used only for online purchases and never looked at again after it’s opened. Once a year kill the account and open a new one. If you need info on your orders it’s always available in your account with that vendor. Unfortunately, that won’t stop all the junk mail to whatever delivery address your stuff was sent to; I’m still getting catalogs and sales flyers from B&H Photo in NYFC from buying speakers from them in 2003.

  2. John H Brooks says:

    Joel, I am a sucker for anything that promises to clean a rifle quickly, so I ordered one. I will let you know if it works. And drop extra in the church collection if it does.I have had good results with a Guardian Angel with a weird sense of things I follow. So I will send you something green and papery also if it works. God Bless.

  3. Winston Smith says:

    Midway is the King of Internet Gun Spam.

    Some YEARS ago, I bought something from them and was bombarded with sales ads (and no easy way to opt out). I emailed them telling them that I didn’t appreciate all the spam and would they PLEASE knock it off.
    Their reply was an indignant “we don’t spam, we only send you ads for things we think you might want to buy”.

    “Idiots. Morons. I am surrounded by Morons.” — Strother Martin in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    (oh, it was only after a SCATHING reply to them that I got taken off their mailing list. and haven’t ordered from them again. or ever will)

  4. Mike says:

    It could always be worse Joel. Back in the mid nineties, one of my coworkers, as a prank, gave my name/address to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. The amount of stuff I used to receive was amazing and no matter how hard I tried to get off their mailing list they kept sending me stuff. It finally ended when we moved away in 2001. I suspect the owners who bought our old place are still getting stuff from these guys.

  5. Joel says:

    Back in the mid nineties, one of my coworkers, as a prank, gave my name/address to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.

    Hell of a “prank.” I notice you used the word coworker and not friend…

  6. mattexian says:

    There’s something to be said about a rifle that can be cleaned by some illiterate village with a knotted shoelace and some motor oil. Tho I prefer using a Boresnake.

  7. mattexian says:

    *villager*, not village. Sheesh!

To the stake with the heretic!