2014 General Survey and Beating the Reaper Book Giveaway

| October 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

In just over a month, this blog will be a year old. So far we’ve published a bunch of reviews, news articles, thoughts, and training experiences. We’ve also run a few membership drive activities, and I’ve given away things I thought were really important, such as books and accessories.

I want to run one more big contest before we head into our second year for a few reasons:

  1. There are going to be some changes in 2015 and I want to make sure your interests and preferences line up with what we’ve done so far and what we plan on doing in 2015.
  2. I want to get more people reading this blog and watching our videos before we go to SHOT Show in Vegas next year.
  3. I want to know about what you are all interested in, especially before we go to SHOT.

We’re giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of “Beating the Reaper” by Dr. John Meade and “Sua Sponte.”


I reviewed this book earlier in the month. I think everyone should read it, and unfortunately it isn’t easily available any more. I think this book is so important I’m giving a copy away, just like I did with “Killing the Active Shooter” by Gabe Suarez.

All you need to do to enter to win is :

  1. take our 2014 General Survey
  2. either enter your email address or mail your email address to the address at the end of the survey

This blog takes up a ton of time and money and I want to make sure both are being spent as effectively as possible. A big part of that is understanding what you like to learn about and how. Please take a few moments to take the survey, and get a chance to read a really important book.


  1. The contest begins on Monday, October 20, 2014 and ends at midnight Central time, Sunday, November 16, 2014.
  2. Entries by mail must be received by Friday, November 14, 2014.
  3. A winner will be chosen at random.
  4. The winner will be contacted on Monday, November 17, 2014. If the winner does not respond in 2 business days, does not want the prize, or does not qualify for the prize the next winner will be contacted until a winner is found. A winner will be announced on the blog once they meet any and all qualifications.
  5. This contest is only available to people living within the Continental United States (CONUS). You will be asked to confirm your mailing address before the winner is announced.

Please make a comment below if you have questions, and good luck to everyone!

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.
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4 Comments on "2014 General Survey and Beating the Reaper Book Giveaway"

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  1. Rick says:

    I’d love to take your survey but I don’t have a Goggle account and don’t want on….

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Hi there, and thank you for this comment. We will definitely use a different survey Web site next year. Sorry about the hassle this year.

  2. Biggfoot44 says:

    I blinked , and am too late for the contest, but I filled out the survey to give feedback.

    The ironic issue is that you can cover so many subjects in an interesting and informative manner, that would be well recieved on a general interest defensive firearms site.

    But the unique strengths of Short Barrel Shepherd are the SBR’s , and their practical use by regular citizens. Don’t dilute this core too far with topics that are also covered (if not in quite the same flair and style) by a multitude of other sources.

    Definately showcase the She Shepherd. Training reviews and tips, with emphasis on the strengths and challenges with SBR’s and SBR kinda-like firearms. Analysis of real life incidents are good , kept in porportion.

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Thank you very much for your feedback. We do agree that we have a very “niche” perspective on things, and the experiments we conduct have helped others start experiments on their own. On the other hand, it is a little disheartening to do this for about a year and not have the wider audience we were hoping for. We accept that we’re niche, but sometimes it would be nice to have more people enjoying the niche with us 🙂

      Thanks again for your comments, and for being a repeat visitor.

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