BigDaddy’s Firearms Training Logo


My Logo

So I’ve been asked what my logo represents or means to me, so I’ll try to explain it to you all.

First is the coiled rattle snake ready to strike in the background.
The first Marines enlisted in the city of Philadelphia; they carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto “Don’t Tread on Me.” This is the first recorded mention of the future Gadsden flag’s symbolism.
At the first Continental Congress, Continental Colonel Christopher Gadsden represented his home state of South Carolina. He was one of seven members of the Marine Committee who were outfitting the first naval mission. Before the departure of that first mission in December 1775, the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Navy, Commodore Esek Hopkins, received the yellow rattlesnake flag from Gadsden to serve as the distinctive personal standard of his flagship. It was displayed at the mainmast. The rattlesnake symbol was first officially adopted by the Continental Congress in 1778 when it approved the design for the official Seal of the War Office.
So, chose the Yellow Coiled Rattlesnake and borrowed the symbolism directly from the Gadsden flag to represent liberty and freedom.

Second is the twin 1911’s.
I hold the belief that, with the exception of the 10th amendment, which is a state right, the rest of the bill of rights are individual rights protected by, not granted by, the US Constitution. That being said, I strongly believe that without the 2nd Amendment there is no protection for the rest of the rights we as American citizens enjoy. I also believe that self-protection is not only a right, but also an individual responsibility, and that if you are willing to take that responsibility, I will help facilitate it.
So, I chose the twin 1911’s to represent my dedication to our rights, to include the 2nd amendment, and honor the history of service protecting those rights that the 1911 embodies.

Third is the “Deaths Head” pirate flag.
Yes, yes, I know pirates were criminals; however, if you disregard all that thievery, murder, mayhem, and so on; they had a good system. Let me explain. The pirate system was actually one of the first true democracies, that wasn’t a representative democracy; every person had a vote and every person got a share of the “booty”. All leadership positions and positions of importance were voted upon by the crew and the ONLY times the captain had absolute authority was while perusing a target and during combat.
So, I chose the “Deaths Head” pirate flag as a representation of democracy.(And I wanted my own cool pirate flag)

That is how I came up with my own “pirate flag” logo and the symbolism behind it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.