Brilliant blue skies and rolling native grasslands as far as the eye could see created a gorgeous backdrop against the quiet farmlands of southern South Dakota. My home away from home was the beautiful rustic lodge of Granite Springs near Alexandra. Here I would join up with several women to participate in a National Rifle Association (NRA) Women On Target (WOT) upland hunt.

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SHOTGUN LIFE INTRODUCES THE
"IN-THE-ROOM LIVE CONNEXION"© FOR FIREARMS AUCTIONS


Bidders Worldwide Can Now Participate Live in Auction-Room
Proceedings via the Internet

Real-time audio and video Instant messaging Multimedia catalogs Secure transactions No software downloads Demonstrations are available
March 10, 2009 - Pikesville, Maryland - Shotgun Life, the first online magazine dedicated to the best in wing and clays shooting, has expanded its Internet presence into live firearms auctions.

The new Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion"© is a service available to auction houses as a means of expanding their reach to bidders everywhere in the world who have a high-speed Internet connection.

The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" lets bidders use the Internet to participate live in the auction-room action through the integration of streaming audio and video plus Instant Messaging. An encrypted, secure console allows the auction administrator to monitor the proceedings as they happen to ensure precise bidding.

Auctioneers need only a broadband connection and video cameras to get up and running quickly. The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" does not require software downloads, long-term contracts or expensive computer devices. The service is available on an ad-hoc basis for individual auctions.

The system also collects and stores a record of all bids and transactions. This helps automatically compile an archive for historical pricing or dispute resolution.

In addition, The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" collects contact information for all bidders, expediting all future marketing endeavors.

The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" is a subscription-based service available on an ad-hoc basis - eliminating any software purchases. The only hardware requirements are consumer-quality video cameras, microphones and one or more PCs. A broadband Internet connection is necessary.

Benefits

The benefit to auction houses is a vast increase in the number of bidders at a negligible cost to all participants. Bidders can now log into a live auction and reap all the advantages of a front-row seat from their office, home or airport lounge - virtually anywhere they have an Internet connection.

That's because the Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" has been designed from the ground-up specifically for live auctions.

It is not an e-Bay style system where individual bids are submitted in time-delay mode to meet a pre-scheduled deadline. By comparison The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" is live and in-the-moment - providing a level playing field for bidders who choose to take part remotely.

The system provides lively interaction. Instant Messaging can be exchanged between participants in a group and the administrator. Although the Instant Messaging is only viewable between members of a particular online conversation, the administrator can monitor all the Instant Messaging exchanges.

When the gavel comes down, the Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" includes secure links to all major credit cards, so that the winning bidder's account can be immediately charged.

The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" is the most cost-effective and secure way for auction houses to increase the number of bidders and sell more fine guns at higher prices.

Features

The follow is a list of standard features in The Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion":

Automatic incremental bidding in any amount Multiple administrative consoles Streaming video of the auction room for bidders Banner advertising Ability to view the catalog prior to auctions All bidders can see other bids in the live auction A privacy wall prohibits bidders from seeing the confidential and personal information of other bidders All terms of the auction can be set by the administrator The bidder can participate in any number of simultaneous auctions from a single computer - using a single payment method To arrange a demonstration or to have your questions answered please contact:

Irwin Greenstein
SGL Media
PO Box 5790
Pikesville, Maryland 21208 USA
Office phone: 410-484-2038
Email: igreenstein@shotgunlife.com

Shotgun Life is the first online magazine devoted to the best in wing and clays shooting. For more information about Shotgun Life visit www.shotgunlife.com.

Shotgun Life "In-the-Room Live Connexion" © 2009 SGL Media
"In-the-Room Live Connexion" © 2009 SGL Media



SHOTGUN LIFE BREAKS NEW GROUND AS THE FIRST ONLINE MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO THE BEST IN WING AND CLAYS SHOOTING

For the First Time, the Shotgun Industry Can Combine Quality Editorial With Digital Advertising Aimed at Affluent Shooters



Pikesville, Maryland, January 15, 2009 -- Shotgun Life (www.shotgunlife.com) opened the door to a new, digital era in the "Best Gun" category as the first online magazine devoted to wing and clays shooting.

In addition to the digital format, Shotgun Life breaks new ground as the only publication with comprehensive, quality editorial of both wing and clays shooting, and a section devoted to the rapidly expanding audience of women who participate in the shotgun sports.

By being online, Shotgun Life lets advertisers, for the first time, adopt a complete "cradle-to-grave" strategy that begins by reaching a new generation of Internet-savvy professionals and retain their loyalty through a lifetime of upgrades to higher quality shotguns, accessories and shooting venues. At the same time, Shotgun Life appeals to the established audience of affluent shooters who use the Internet in their daily lives.

Moreover, Shotgun Life lets advertisers reach readers in places that were previously off limits, such as the workplace.

In addition to the free online magazine, Shotgun Life publishes a free weekly e-letter whose mission is to help shooters improve their skills with tips from world-class instructors. In less than four months, the Shotgun Life e-letter has garnered nearly 700 subscribers who signed up for it. As another new marketing tool, the Shotgun Life e-letter is the first online, direct-response vehicle for the shotgun industry.

"We have been beta-testing Shotgun Life since the middle of September 2008, and now it is clear that the industry recognizes that the need for a robust online venue is long overdue," said Publisher, Irwin Greenstein.

Written by Irwin Greenstein with the opinions of Stephen Biello, Debbie Clay, Barry Goff, Sr., Brad Landseadel, Elizabeth Lanier, Joe Notarfrancesco , Vero Ricci, Steve Toomey, Kent Witters, Carolinn Poucher Woody

Peer Review: The Browning Silver Lightning

I’ll be the first to admit that I may have been suffering from a mid-life crisis, but ultimately I really wanted to prove that a mainstream semi-auto like the Browning Silver Lightning still had what it takes in our digital era of composite gladiators such as the Maxus and Vinci.

SKB is a shotgun company that flies under the radar of most wing and clays shooters, which is regrettable given the enthusiastic impression the GC7 Three-Barrel Set made on the Shotgun Life Peer Review Posse.

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