Kokalis Leaves Sar
Posted 31 March 2004 - 01:44 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 01:56 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 01:57 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:05 PM
When Peter came on board, he cut off all the freelance writers and turned to in-house only.
I could no longer get articles printed and he told me that "that's the way I want it, and I'm the editor."
I, for onr, won't miss him.
Oh yeah, at least I carried the weapons in anger while serving my country.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:10 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:02 PM
He can tell me HOW everything works, but I'm more interested in the WHY part.
I enjoy articles about how and why the weapons are chosen and employed as well, but give me some "human" interest rather than a textbook explination.
Just my ramblings...
Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:10 PM
|QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Mar 31 2004, 08:56 PM)|
|I notice he has been publishing pieces in the SGN.|
It's usually a reprint of his SAR article the month before.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:15 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:19 PM
|QUOTE (Arthur Fliegenheimer @ Mar 31 2004, 09:15 PM)|
|his approach to journalism is reminiscent of the thrill of reading an Army manual.[/b]|
Ouch. I think that's the best description yet.
Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:25 AM
I enjoyed the publication so far.
|The guy was never in the military and yet always appeared in camo outfits.|
I guess its wrong to wear military attire unless you served in the military. Must one have been in the military before he can wear camo? I think not. Once again, Arthur makes a judgement based on........
Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:30 AM
Is this really an admission that you like to slip into WAC outfits on the weekends even though you didn't serve in the Women's Air Corp?
Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:23 AM
However, I do have a problem with him being photographed for cover of Soldier of Fortune magazine firing a mini-gun while wearing a hat with the Nazi SS Deaths Head (Totenkopf) insignia prominently in view.
As a technical writer I thought his product was fine. IMO he did not write fluff like the "popular gun press" as he would call writers other than himself. I was disappointed when his lengthy articles about holsters and .45 government models began appearing in Small Arms Review. Many of his SAR articles would appear later in Shotgun News. He would also deride recreational machine gun shooters at every opportunity. He was particularly critical of using comfortable seating or high tripods when shooting, or firing any more than a three to five round burst. According to Peter the Pious the only acceptable way to shoot a MG is prone on your belly in a mud puddle behind sandbags with incoming fire. He would know.
I wonder where Poison Pete will turn up next. Perhaps Guns & Ammo?
Posted 01 April 2004 - 01:08 PM
Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:02 PM
As a few of you know I am one of the listed "mast head" writers for SAR, and have been there since the very first issue, Day One. I have a LOT of ink behind me with this publication. SAR is and always has been a fantastic place to be associated with, the people behind the scenes from the top on down have always been a thoroughly professional and incredibly competent group.
Peter's joining the mag had a significant impact; he brought with him a long history of technical competency and effective publishing skills. He is an extremely well versed and highly competent authority on small arms and his expertise was well appreciated. Peter's publishing experience was also effectively utilised to improve and grow the magazine in many positive and successful ways which have been much appreciated by the majority of the readership, overall.
However, there is always more involved in bringing such a magazine to the readership than is sometimes evident from the printed page. The sum total of the effort required is not always visible. Obviously, those who make such decisions decided that it was in the best interests of the magazine to move forward with this change, and ultimately knowing what I know about the sum total of the situation, I readily concur it is best for SAR.
With his departure SAR will continue to prosper and grow, that is assured by the selection of our new Editor, Robert Segal, an absolutely perfect choice to take the helm.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 03:26 PM
}bet he wished he would have kept it.}wink!!!
about him leaving............life go's on....till we die!!!
take it easy.....................RON
Posted 02 April 2004 - 05:23 PM
On the MP-40, make that $27,000 asking price. The GREED covers MP-40s as well as Thompsons.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 07:33 PM
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:04 AM