NRA Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award Winner – Melvin Forbes

On December 19, 2010 I announced that my friend and fellow hillbilly Melvin Forbes was named one of the top 25 innovators by Outdoor Life magazine. This must be Melvin’s year because the National Rifle Association has selected Melvin to receive the Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award for 2011. Both of these awards are well deserved. Melvin is indeed the pioneer that started the lightweight hunting rifle revolution. Many have tried to copy his rifles and all have fallen short. Congratulations Melvin!

Give Melvin a call (304) 292-0600 and congratulate him for his achievement and wish him a Merry Christmas. While your on the phone, might as well order your own Melvin Rifle. Be warned, you can’t stop at just one…I’m living proof of that.


Melvin with the first NULA Rifle; a model 20 in 6mm Rem. Click image to read the story of New Ultra Light Arms




You can read about the Rifles of New Ultra Light Arms HERE


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.
This entry was posted in THIS & THAT and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to NRA Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award Winner – Melvin Forbes

  1. Pingback: Secret Rifle Unveiled | EMPTY CASES

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s