Gunwriter Assistant

I could say that its hard being a gunwriter but I would be lying. Sometimes it can be mentally stressful, especially when you’re dealing with an editor who has no clue what he wants, what the readers want or what you’re capable of writing. Thank the ghost of Finn Aagaard I don’t have any like that.

The only time it gets really physical is on some hunts; my first free-range aoudad hunt was brutal. Retrieving targets is a pain but I got a gunwriter assistant for that. He also carries guns, picks up brass, helps with the dragging and skinning of deer, sorts brass, and sometimes even works the loading press.

Most importantly he takes photos. Even with a self timer it can be incredibly difficult to get good images of yourself. I would rather take pictures of him and do when the gun I’m testing is suitable for a youngster. You see, my gunwriter assistant is my ten-year old son Sabastian. (We call him “Bat” for short.)

BAT MANN - GUNWRITER ASSISTANT

He says he wants to be a gunwriter when he grows up. That’s fine by me but I hope like me, he never does grow up.

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About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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42 Responses to Gunwriter Assistant

  1. lloyd says:

    What a lucky kid!

  2. Double D says:

    That aoudod hunt was brutal, but still one of the best I’ve been on. And I didn’t even get to hang my tag.

  3. micropileman says:

    Looks like your assistant can shoot, too!

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