About Me

profile_pic_smHi, my name’s Kevin Creighton, and I’m a shooting sports enthusiast gun nut.

It started at a young age, shooting a .22 rifle with my cousins on their farm outside of Calgary, Alberta. I kept it under control during high school, but I quickly developed a reputation as “The guy who knew a lot about guns.”

I didn’t grow up hunting and shooting: I fit in better with “Gun Culture 2.0” than I do with guns as an outdoor recreation (but I’m trying to change that). I like shooting USPSA, IDPA and 3 Gun, and I’m working on getting into hunting and clays.


I’ve written articles about the new realities of gun ownership for American HunterNRA Shooting SportsRicochet.com, Bearing ArmsShooting IllustratedNRA FamilyDownrange.tv,  Ammoland.com and many other publications. I’ve been a keynote blogger on KFYI radio been featured on a Shooting Gallery TV episode and done a bunch of radio/podcast appearances.

The best way to keep track of what’s going on here is to “Like” the Facebook page and/or Follow me on Twitter or on Instagram. I post stuff there that you won’t see here, some of it’s funny, most is merely hilarious.

Terms and Conditions and Commenting Policy

You’re here by choice, not by force. If you chose to do any of the dumb things that I do, don’t blame me. I am not a lawyer, nor did I sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night. The stuff I talk about here does not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from any decision. I’m just a stupid as you are, except I write a little more good. I might include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such site. However, I promise never to link to 4Chan, so you got that going for you. Everything here is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, I will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the website. If you do dumb stuff, it’s your fault, not mine, because you’re dumber than I am. I make no warranty that the functionality of the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive. I do recommend you vaccinate your kids, though. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit my liability for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence. You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

All comments and trackbacks are the property of their respective generators/commenters/webloggers/spambots, and Exurbanleague/MisfiresAndLightStrikes and its authors, progeny and pets are not in any way responsible for them or their content and/or lack of humanity. Any comment or trackback that does not meet a certain level of language, decorum, decency, courtesy, and politeness will be summarily deleted. What level is that? If you can’t form a sentence without one of the seven words you can’t say on the radio or you start to deride a particular ethnic, religious group or sex, you’re gone. However, non-deletion of a comment/trackback does not mean that Misfires And Light Strikes and/or its authors support or endorse the content or message of that comment/trackback, it probably just means I’m tired and I’ll get to it after I wake up from my nap.

“Always be nice, until it’s time to not be nice. When is that time? I’ll tell you.”


Privacy Policy

Dear Euros: Stop it already. We on this side of the pond had to save your sorry hides twice last century, do we need to do it again? I write these posts in the U.S.A., on computers made by U.S. companies (with some help from Chinese slave laborers) and the site is hosted by an American company inside the good ol’ U.S.A. In fact, the only way this site could be more American is if the server farm it uses was staffed by bald eagles.

When a person comments, they reveal only their chosen name or alias, the IP they came from, and a voluntary e-mail address used for uniquely identifying users (which I do not verify, because, well, I don’t really care). I do not share any of this information except by court order because most of you lead really boring lives and don’t have anything interesting to share, even if I wanted to. I may track IPs or I may not, depending on whether or not I’m testing out a plugin for my day job. If I track IPs and set cookies, they won’t be shared with anyone except me and my cats. And FYI, my cats suck at creating search-optimized content based on your browser history. They are, however, really good at puking up hairballs on my carpet.

The Facebook and Twitter applications are only used by this site to post to a Facebook page and a Twitter feed. The application does not collect information about users, and if the voices in your head tell you otherwise, take that up with your psychiatrist. I do run banner ads and links to Amazon and those ads may set cookies, but you if you’re too stupid to figure out how to block them in your browser settings, that’s not my fault.