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An avid outdoorsman and shooter with a thorough mechanical and theoretical understanding of firearms. Interested in edged weapons of any size or configuration. As a former law enforcement officer and State Certified Firearms Instructor, developed training curricula and designed numerous courses of fire. Competitive pistol shooter for many years in private and police sponsored matches, as well as local IDPA events. Past interests include custom knifemaking, handmade leather knife sheaths and handgun holsters and custom/general hobby gunsmithing. More recently, a special passion for vintage and modern mechanical timepieces consumes much of my personal time. I'm one of the "senior" members of the OpticsPlanet Product Intelligence Team and just an all-around gear junkie that likes good toys and tools that work!