Issue 36 Show Us Your Tats — Issue 36 Recoil Staff Join the Conversation George Washington is quoted as saying: “Your love of liberty, your respect for the laws, your habits of industry, and your practice of the moral and religious obligations are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” Another pearl of wisdom he once uttered was, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” When we came across Corey Straughn’s tattoos we couldn’t help but give an approving smile. We think George would be proud to see a modern interpretation of his stance on guns and patriotism as well. Enjoy. Sleeve Artist: Mike Traina Mike Traina’s Art District Tampa, FL Corey Straughn: This is my tactical George Washington tattoo done by my buddy Mike Traina of Mike Traina’s Art District here in Tampa, Florida. I got this piece done as an addition to the sleeve I’m working on. The theme is America and freedom. On the other side of the arm are a bald eagle and an American flag. Our country is losing its patriotism, and I want this sleeve to remind people what this country is great for. Got a gun tattoo you’d like to share? Please send some well-lit, high resolution photos to [email protected], along with your name, the tattoo artist’s name, the studio name and city in which it was done, and 50-70 words on what the tattoo is of and why you got it. By sending in submissions, you grant TEN: The Enthusiast Network the unrestricted, transferable and sub-licensable, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide, and perpetual license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, make derivative works of, and otherwise use the Submissions in any media whatsoever now known or later invented throughout the world for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or not. Explore RECOILweb:New from ArmaLite: Defensive Sporting RiflesFrank DeSomma, founder of Patriot Ordnance Factory passes awayRECOIL Issue #35Small Business: Bad Company Tactical NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.