Internationally recognized Historian of post-Civil War U.S. military weapons
Long-time collector of U.S. military weapons
Author of twelve books on U.S. military weaponry:
Field Editor for American Rifleman and Contributor Editor for Man at Arms, two of the most respected arms magazines in the world.
Member of Man at Arms "Panel of Experts" and contributor to American Rifleman's "Dope Bag" column.
Over one hundred fifty articles published in several national magazines including American Rifleman, Man at Arms and The Gun Report.
Contributor to numerous books by other authors.
Designated "weapons expert" on the former History Channel program "Cajun Pawn Stars".
Consultant for the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Network's highly acclaimed program; Story of the Gun, the History Channel's Tales of the Gun and TNN's Great Guns series.
Former member of the Garand Collectors Association Board of Directors.
Former Technical Advisor to the M1 Carbine Collectors Association.