What do gunwriters really do?

Ever wonder where all those cool photos in gun magazines come from. Well, some are provided by studio photographers but a great deal of them come from gunwriters. To be successful at gunwriting you have to be able to shoot a camera and a gun.

SHOOTING CAMERAS

Here Eric Poole and J. Guthrie (Editor and Writer) are working with Derek McDonald of SUREFIRE to get just that right shot.

While they are working, I’m kind of loafing, talking to my wife on the phone about my bi-polar mother-in-law. Some things you cannot get away from no matter how far you get from home.

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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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