Gunwitch PUA (Allen Reyes) UPDATE November 2018 - Shooting Incident Aftermath

Gunwitch Allen ReyesBack in 2011, Allen “Gunwitch” Reyes shot a woman in the face at a New Years Eve party. Gunwitch later coped a plea bargain to a felony weapons charge in order to get the more severe charges dropped. To my knowledge he hasn’t talked about the incident publicly since then. That was until this year…

Gunwitch is a pickup artist (”PUA”) who was involved in the early years of the seduction community. His real name is Allen Reyes. He created a method for seducing women called the “Gunwitch Method“.

On the NextASF forum, Allen Reyes seemingly posted the following clarification about the incident (I trimmed some of the unnecessary fat from his post):

…just to clarify It wasn’t even a kitchen knife! She fuckin was carrying her own. She didn’t get it off the rack. Amber Tripp (the girl) is in an Oregon prison for assault as I type this. Go figure. It wasn’t some hijinx between an arguing couple or some pickup related shit like Juliens (Julien Blanc reference). … Shit went all “The hills have eyes” on me for telling someone to stop smoking meth in my brothers house. I hadn’t been armed id have been stabbed/hacked/fucked fighting with 3 armed people. … It wasn’t some pickup gone bad, it was a horror show blood bath over nothing/simple manners/tranced out meth headery. But they run with two facts only to sell papers “girl shot by pua” “let the assumptions flow”.

In fact I got railroaded because OF the pickup stuff. My attorney blatantly said “the only reason this is even happening is the media stuff/online image”. It’s the only reason I had to take the firearms charge to get the attempted murder dropped. If not they woulda tried to get me 10 to life just to appease the media hounding. Walk free today, or face 10-life at a trial is sort of a no brainer. My being railroaded was a no brainer too… who gets probation for shooting someone in the face with a 357 magnum? No ones thinking about me or the case though to realize that, it isn’t their life, it’ just a passing thought after seeing the initial news story. All perception.

So Ironic, get in a crazy situation and it happens to involve a woman who just happens to be the closest mutant involved and you’re a fuckin pickup guru. One who at the time has a video up (the current thing on youtube isn’t me) where ya are sporting an ironic mullet and straw hat, showing off your guns and shooting technique, and flailing your penis around. Lesson learned there, always think/dress class, because even if ironic, you will be judged on a fucked up appearance.

… Believe you me 6 months in jail waiting for trial/outcome and digesting all of the above I gained a very clear perspective of how perception of the public and media portrayals are the same thing. … people don’t even know the facts just what the media puts out there. …


That’s a very interesting follow-up.

Allen pretty much thinks he’s not to blame in any way for the incident. He’s saying the media’s bad perception of “pickup artists” and his prior public image is what caused his need to plea to the charge.

I have to agree that the media has a field day unfairly painting a bad picture of men who look to better their dating skills. If it wasn’t for the “pickup artist” angle, sites like Jezebel and The Smoking Gun wouldn’t have covered this incident. That being said, Allen wasn’t doing himself any favors by referring to himself as “Gunwitch” and portraying himself as a “loose cannon” prior to the incident. It seems like he realized this while in jail. Keep this in mind the next time you post a picture or status update on social media. What is there to gain from doing it and can it come back to haunt you later?

There’s no way of knowing what actually happened at the party that night. My original opinion 7 years ago was “don’t carry a gun while you are drinking… and don’t go to parties where there’s knife-toting meth heads…” Overall, I generally stick with that. I know sometimes you can get stuck in a corner at no fault of your own. But whether it’s self defense or not, being a 30-something man who shoots a 20 year old woman in the face at a party looks poorly even if you’re not “one of the first founding members of “the pickup community””.

That all being said, I’d like to hear more from Allen after all these years. He was a very fascinating person on Barry Kirkey’s Radio Show and on his own Witching Hour podcast in the late 2000’s/early 2010’s. Based on his realization after this incident, I’m sure he’d be quite neutered now compared to before. I’d love to hear from him (hit me up!)

It’s casual,

Mack Tight

P.S. - As I mentioned above, Gunwitch doesn’t seem to be very active online any more. But he did have a “Cyber Monday” sale today on his previous programs, which includes one of the most bizarre mash-up named dating products ever: “Seduction MMA“. So much for the media unfairly connecting violence with guys who advocate picking up women!