BREAKING NEWS: RAYGUN Is Moving to Mexico! Or Canada! Or Shit, Maybe Just Colorado or Stay in Iowa ... Really, We'll Do Whatever Makes us the Most Money!

DES MOINES (Dec 1) - I'm a business man, Tool fan, and father -- IN THAT ORDER (sorry kids). I've spent over a decade growing RAYGUN. We have 4 Midwestern stores, a printing and production facility, and employ 70 people to sell American-made products. I was born and raised in Des Moines and moved back to steadily expand without taking money... Read on...

The RAYGUN Guide To: Starting Conversations At 2016 Holiday Gatherings.

With the presidential election being such a large topic for such a long time, we may have forgotten how to make casual chit-chat that doesn't hinge around things like "the wall" or "pussy grabbing" or "lock her up" or "Cheeto Jesus." That could lead to more than a few awkward holiday dinner exchanges. We at RAYGUN are here to help!... Read on...

If My 3 Little Kids Reviewed Family Dinners...

When it comes to parenting, the most miserable activities are often given the greatest importance. Case-in-point: family dinners. The Washington Post calls family dinners, "The most important thing you can do with your kids." It is one of the myriad of places that family dinners are exalted above all else. A societal foundation! But for my wife and I, family dinners... Read on...

Maps of the Midwest!

We've made a lot of maps of the Midwest over the years. It's probably the main reason we're viewed as international sex symbols. These might 12 states (13 if you count the UP) are a powerful collection. A shape created by the Great Lake on the East, the Ohio River on the South, arbitrary lines of Longitude and Latitude on... Read on...

The RAYGUN Guide To: Tinder in Des Moines.

(Sept 8) - Some of the swinging single folks at RAYGUN in Des Moines showed some of the married folks Des Moines Tinder. All of them decided to stay married ... and to never take their sons fishing (apparently they'll be single forever with hobbies like that). Read on...

No, We Don't "Kno What"

though recent events are answering one question we have grappled with for over a year. What is the Windsor Heights Dairy Queen good for?!?! Read on...

Druids For RAYGUN

Des Moines/KC psych-metal band Druids (druidsiowa.com) dressed as RAYGUN employees for Halloween. (Luke Rauch - guitar, Drew Rauch - bass, Keith Rich aka K-Dog - drums). Playing balls-to-the-wall hard rock that's influenced by Maiden, Sabbath, and Mastodon, your mom will love the Druids Christmas album! Just Another Slut On Birth Control, available here.   Chicago Mashup, available here.    ... Read on...

Nitro & Gary

Nitro and Gary: friends, characters on our products, and one of them is veeerrrry particular about the volume of food in his dish.   Buy Spaceman Book Buy Mew Mew Mew Buy Hanging Cat Buy Spaceman Kansas City Book Read on...