Truth they say, is far stranger than fiction. Fiction has to be believable enough that you can suspend your disbelief and enjoy it.
So, hat tip to Tam, a gun store clerk turned snarky blogger who drives a German sports car after giving up her motorcycle, points to this forum where someone happens to find the idea of Owen Zastava Pitt being "a big accountant who competitively shoots" a bit "unbelievable."
Well, considering the circles that Larry Correia runs in, a big competitive shooting accountant is kind of run of the mill. Larry sees one every time he combs what is left of his hair. Looking through folks I've run across on the interwebs I find that the more "unbelievable" a person, the more likely I am to keep reading what they write.
Joe Huffman, farm kid turned computer programmer and engineer runs precision rifle clinics and Boomershoot in his off time, when he isn't competing with his highly personalized STI Eagle pistol.
RobertaX taught herself electronics and turned it into a career, and writes "I work on a Starship" for fun.
John Mosby (pseudonym) is a former SF/Ranger Operator now trying to pass off some lessons learned to anyone willing to read and practice.
How about Oleg Volk, a man who fled to freedom from communism and now generates pro-freedom propaganda in an attempt to keep his adopted home from becoming his old one all the while convincing beautiful women to remove clothes while holding antique weapons? There is an unbelievable character for you.
How about Brigid? Former model turned pilot and forensic investigator with a Ph.D. and all around good gun person?
You know, get all those folks together I bet it would be a heckuva blog meet. I kinda pity people who are surrounded by "normal" of any variety.