About Me

I was introduced to the great sport of hunting and shooting as a small child, and spent a great deal of my youth in the woods hunting.

Like most younger kids, I started out shooting a .22 LR and worked my way up to shooting my father’s Marlin 30-30 lever gun (which was the standard deer gun where I grew up). I also developed an early interest in wing shooting and enjoyed hunting doves, quail, and ducks.

As I got older, my interest in firearms continued  during my 15+ year career in law enforcement, where I started shooting competitively. I ended up transitioning out of law enforcement in my mid 30’s, to pursue a career a corporate security and executive protection.

Running Drills

While I enjoyed doing the executive protection work, the travel demands of that career, coupled with a growing family, led me to leave that profession for something closer to home with less time on the road.

I ended up taking a firearms based training position with one of the largest outdoor sporting goods chains in the United States, which is a role I still have.

During my career, I’ve had the unfortunate experience of seeing first hand, exactly what happens to shooters and hunters who opt not to wear protective glasses while shooting or hunting. Sometimes the results are catastrophic, while others are a near miss which leads to a change in habits.

I had my own eye injury during my law enforcement days due to improper shooting glasses, and I learned the hard way that standard sunglasses don’t offer the same protection as dedicated shooting glasses. While I didn’t suffer any permanent eye damage in that situation, if was only due to sheer luck.

In some ways, my injury jump started a deeper interest in the area of shooting glasses and shooting gear.

I try to make suggestions and recommendations based on my own personal experiences, coupled with experiences with the products.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my site.


Latest posts

  • Why are Shooting Glasses Yellow Colored?

    Why are Shooting Glasses Yellow Colored?

    As an avid shooter, I know how important it is to have the right gear for every situation. One of the essential pieces of equipment in my arsenal is a good pair of shooting glasses. However, finding the optimal pair of shooting glasses can be challenging, especially when trying to pick a lens color. While…

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  • Why Wear Eye Protection When Shooting?

    Why Wear Eye Protection When Shooting?

    Between my day job and the email inquiries off this site, I am asked several questions about shooting glasses daily. Interestingly enough, the most common question or questions that I’m asked are focused on the why wear eye protection when shooting question or the do I really need to shoot glasses at the range question.…

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  • UV Protection for the Eyes

    UV Protection for the Eyes

    When shopping for shooting glasses, most people focus on factors such as the level of impact protection, amount of eye coverage, lens colors, etc. One aspect that is often overlooked in shooting glasses is UV protection. Most shoppers seem to think that UV protection is a given with shooting glasses, but that’s not always the…

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