Product Review Policy

Sample Reviews

Review Policy

First, let me say that I am very grateful that you are considering sending a product for me to review.  I’ve always thought that product reviews should be constructive.  So, if you are kind enough to send me a product to review, I’ll follow these simple guidelines.

I Always…

  1. I always review a product for what it is.  I do not expect it to be what it is not.  For example: I will not slam an inexpensive gun because it does not have the features or style of an expensive gun.
  2. I always review a product from at least these two point of view:
    • Do I like it and would I use it?
    • Regardless of whether I like it, would the product get the job done for the folks it is intend to serve?
  3. I always give constructive feedback.  If I think something about a product isn’t as good as it could be, I’ll say so.  Then I will give some constructive suggestions that I think might make the product better.
  4. I always tell the truth and shoot straight.  I don’t lie, cheat or do favors.  If you send me a product to review, I will give you an honest review and I will provide honest, respectful and constructive feedback.
  5. I always post video reviews on YouTube and sometimes I post a written review on GunGuy.TV.

I Never…

  1. I never use profanity on my YouTube channel or on this website and I will never use it in a review of a product.
  2. I never make insulting comments about a product or a manufacturer.
  3. I never post harsh, completely negative or derogatory reviews.  As stated above, if I think a product could be better, I’ll say so and I will explain how and why.  If I can’t say something constructive about a product, I won’t post anything at all.
  4. I never charge a fee to review a product.  That stated, some companies want their product review completed and published in a specific time frame.  While the review is free of charge, specifying the time in which the review is completed and publish is not.  If you wish to discuss the cost of that service, please contact me directly.
  5. I never review incomplete or non-functional products.  If your product arrives without instructions for it’s use or if the product does not function properly out of the box for any reason, I will not review it.
  6. I never pay to return products.  If you want your product returned, you must send me a pre-paid return shipping label within 120 days of my having received the product.  If I do not receive a pre-paid shipping label within that time period, the product will not be returned to you.
  7. I never bow to pressure regarding reviews.  I schedule reviews based upon the following considerations:
    1. Content flow and variation:  For example:  I will not review similar products one right after another.  Likewise, I do not produce a constant stream of product reviews.  My channel is not the “all reviews all the time” channel.  I must produce other content as well.
    2. Financial considerations:  Some reviews require a financial investment on my part to hire additional crew.  Such reviews may be postponed until both the finances and manpower are available.
    3. Available time:  Producing quality videos and writing quality articles takes time.  As a result, production happens as quickly as possible given the available amount of time.  No amount of pestering can change that.  So please resist the temptation to pester.
    4. Order received:  To the greatest degree possible, while taking the items listed above into consideration, I try to complete reviews in the order that products are received.  When I have a backlog of products to review, which is often, it may take a while for me to get to yours.  Please be patient.

Things to consider prior to sending me your product:

  1.  Warning against pestering.  Some folks want to pester me to death.  Please don’t.  If you do, your product will not be reviewed and I will not accept future review requests from you.  Remember, I don’t charge to review products.  My product reviews are not a paid service that you get to nag me about.
  2. I do not review junk products or cheap knock-offs.  Junk products and cheap knock-offs waste everyone’s time.  You waste time shipping it and I waste time emailing back and forth with you and shipping your product back.  Therefore, If your product is not a well-made and high-quality product or if it is a cheap knock-off, please DO NOT send it to me.  If you send it, I will not review it, the product will be discarded without notice and it will not be returned to you.
  3. I do not review products sent to me by folks who have Amazon affiliate stores or Ebay stores unless you are the manufacturer or distributor of the product.  I only accept product review requests from manufacturers, distributors and legitimate retailers.

If you would like me to review something, please send me a note and then send your product to one of two places:

If it’s a gun:

To ship guns, please do the following:

  • Contact us directly for shipping instructions and a copy of the appropriate FFL.  Since we are located in California, we have established business relationships with FFLs in both California and Arizona.  We’ll need to send you the appropriate FFL and shipping information for the firearm you want reviewed.  As I’m sure you are aware, some firearms cannot be shipped to California and would need to be sent to our FFL in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Include a pre-paid return shipping label.  We cannot return the firearm to you without a pre-paid shipping label.
  • Include a brief description of the gun’s intended customer base.
  • Provide any web links that you want included in the review.

If it’s NOT a gun:

To ship products other than firearms, send them directly to us.  Please use the contact form on this website to request the shipping address.

Include the following:

  • Pre-paid return shipping label if you want the product back.  We cannot return the product to you without a pre-paid shipping label.
  • Instructions for use.
  • Brief description of the product’s intended customers.
  • Provide any web links that you want included in the review.