Some legends have humble beginings…

…and some legendary people remain humble.

Melvin Forbes and his wife Patty.

When Melvin Forbes was bestowed the NRA Golden Bullseye Pinoneer Award. He received a standing ovation from a crowd of his peers, family and friends. I was honored to be a part of that crowd, honored to have used his rifles on two continents and even more honored to call Melvin my friend.


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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2 Responses to Some legends have humble beginings…

  1. Jim Dodd says:

    Roger that!

    I got my first ULA in ’93, and the latest in 2006. Melvin really knows a lot about rifles and guns in general, and is a prince to work with…jim

  2. Pingback: “You’re nobody in your own backyard.” | EMPTY CASES

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