Team Wendy Screwed You Bad

I suppose there are people like me in the gun community who don’t know who Team Wendy is…errr…well…was. What I mean by that is I am personally of the opinion that a lot of the equipment pimped to my fellow pro-gun enthusiasts is…how shall I saw it….douchey.

Team Wendy Helmet

Team Wendy Helmet

My thinking comes from a strict interpretation of the word, “kit”. In my circles, that word means one, very specific thing: standardized equipment that was issued to you, and your fellow workers, by a controlling authority. In layman’s terms: work clothes.

Team Wendy Helmet HK MP7

Team Wendy Helmet HK MP7

So it wouldn’t come as a surprise to my friends and co-workers that if pressed on the subject, I would have to guess what products Team Wendy sells. Even though I have heard that name for many years professionally. I can’t name every make and model of parachute I have jumped. I can’t name every make and model of flashlight have I have used. I can’t name every make and model of magazine I have loaded. And I can’t name every make and model of pants I have ever worn on a range. Example: to me they are ALL 5.11 pants, much like all tissues are Kleenex.

Sorry, folks. But that’s just how life really works.

Team Wendy gets caught on social media.

Team Wendy gets caught on social media.

With all that being said, I recognize there is a huge group of people in my community who follow the minutia of every brand and label and model down to the sub-atomic level. “If it’s good enough for US Marines, it’s good enough for me. If it’s good enough for LA SWAT, it’s good enough for me. If it’s good enough for Delta Force, it’s good enough for me”.

And Team Wendy has traded on this for years. All one has to do is look at the photos on their website showing the late Pat Rogers pimping their gear. Which honestly makes me cringe in light of all that has come out.

Pat Rogers on Team Wendy Website. He was a well known user of their products.

Pat Rogers on Team Wendy Website. He was a well known user of their products.

So What Happened?

Recently Team Wendy hosted Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton at their facility while she made a national address advocating rolling back your Second Amendment Rights in the wake of the Orlando Terrorist Attack. You know, the same rights the very customers of Team Wendy hold so dear.

The immediate result was a backlash against Team Wendy. If they would host Hillary Clinton, who exactly are these people at Team Wendy? Well the data is in. Team Wendy and their senior staff have been donating significant amounts of money to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, The Democratic National Party and a myriad of anti-gun politicians for many years. Hell! They even have donations to Charlie “I don’t pay my taxes” Rangel!

Think about the irony of it all. Over the course of any 12 month period since Team Wendy was founded in 1997, their average civilian, pro-gun-customer has probably given more money to an anti-gun company than even to the NRA! By a factor of 10.

Disgusting.

To all you folks who have Team Wendy gear, my advice would be flush that shit the same way Pat Rogers used to, “launch a democrat”. They sell stupid, F’ing, bump-helmets. If you really need it, your agency can buy that crap anywhere. Cheap. If it needs to be “tactical”, you can rattle-can it for about $0.05. If you are a civilian, I suggest you take this opportunity look in the mirror and revaluate your priorities.

But…if after reading this entire article you absolutely, positively have to drop $300 on a piece of “kit”, why don’t you buy a freaking shot timer and do something with your life.

 

 

 
Sincerely,
Marky
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Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • Scott Mayer

    “Piece of ‘kit’.” Love it!

    • The word “kit” has been a pet peeve for years. This is just the cherry on top.

      Marky

  • I figured this was worth sharing. If for no other reason, it will disappear down the FB black hole otherwise. The Team Wendy FB page is turning into a free-fire zone of hate.

    Marky

  • Brennen Munro

    This makes me cringe and laugh at the same time. Poeple are just to stupid for their own good… Why would some joe public need a several hundred dollar bump hat anyway? When we were in need of some quality bump hats that would fit well and also stand up to a good thump, we chose some climbing helmets. Each cost less than $30.- at the time, and could be sprayed easily with paint to go with what ever shading was popular and needed at that moment. It was sufficiant and cost effective as well. Wendy gear… Meh.

    Munro

    • I think we are looking at two separate issues. One common and one a surprise.

      The common issue are people who spend more money being gear-queers when they should be putting hard dollars into actually shooting and experience.

      The surprise issue is a company that caters, cultivates, solicits and BRAGS about selling to Pro-Gun users only to turn around and give money to anti-gun democrats.

      As I type, Charlie Rangle just left the House floor after saying private citizens don’t need guns but HE needs police protection.

      Team Wendy can’t catch a break. Good. They deserve it.

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        Did not mean to sound flippent about their politics, I have just had to be focused on cost lately… The crew putting in the new windows finished today, and I must say that it looks amazing! Looking forward to getting these things paid for so we can get bqck to spending on “fun” items.

        Old corrupt Charlie Rangle needs to just stroke, and leave the rest of us alone, he truely is one of the biggest poster children of what a corrupt politician looks like. Why his peers do not hold him to task for the crap he pulls is beyond me, but it may be that they are just as corrupt but have not been exposed just yet.

        Have never purchased from “wendey’s”, and from this point forward will not. I have a good climbing helmet, and if I need something more substantial, I still have my old Israeli kevlar somewhere here in the house. I would just need to look into some old equipment bags and boxes. I haven’t exactly had the need for it here in Greensboro, but I will give you guys a “heads-up” if that situation changes!

        Munro

  • Mikial

    I dropped them a note on their web site telling them what I think, not that they care, I’m sure. Have to agree on the whole helmet thing. $300 buy ammo and range time.