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Charlotte named among Maxim’s 40 Best Man Cities in America

Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by John Kirkpatrick

Here I am just browsing a Maxim magazine on my five-hour flight flight and with a swipe of a finger I’ve stumbled upon the following article, The Best Man Cities in America. I almost skipped it because I really hadn’t considered Charlotte particularly manly. I mean, don’t get me wrong there are plenty of manly men in “The Queen City” including myself but I digress …

Lo and behold, Charlotte is recognized as “the best city to get strapped in”. Being from West Virginia, it’s genetically composed in my DNA to like guns and I definitely enjoy shooting, but wouldn’t have pegged Charlotte as a place to “get strapped in” (defined by Urban Dictionary as “to have a gun on oneself”).

Best City to Get Strapped
- Charlotte, NC
 — Feeling like you haven’t taken full advantage of your constitutional right to bear arms? Drop by Charlotte’s Hyatt Guns, the largest independently owned gun store in America, with over 7,000 firearms to choose from. We’re saving up for the Barrett 95 .50 BMG bolt action bull-pup rifle with five-round detachable box magazine and optional Leupold Mark 4 4.514×50 matte black mil-dot scope. Perfect for squirrel hunting!

Although I haven’t been to Hyatt Guns, I have checked out Eagle Guns in Charlotte and definitely recommend checking out this Groupon.


  1. James Stewart 5 Oct 2012 at 7:38 PM

    They probably got the idea from this fortune article: