While it has been awhile since this quiery was made, I just saw Gary recently as a gun show here in OKC. He is fine- his always smiling self. He is just really busy with work and life I think.
I could not agree more about him, I met him through the board, and discovered we live in the same area, and I have really enjoyed getting to know him- you can count on a great story and some good company anytime you get the chance to spend a little time with him.
And- he does have pretty good diverse taste in firearms!!!