It hasn’t been a full year since the debacle that almost killed Recoil Magazine. In response to their former editor’s misunderstandings and mis-steps in regard to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the USA, the magazine almost died. If you missed it, or my vocal role in the situation, you can learn what you need to know by reading this statement.
Since Jerry Tsai’s resignation, Recoil has dramatically improved its staff…specifically, they have added contributors with significant credentials and history within our training community and the firearms industry. Some examples:
- Iain Harrison, a name well known to anyone who pays attention to “gun world”, has Taken Over as Editor.
- My friend Mike Seeklander, one of the most professional and respected instructors in the industry, has become a contributor.
- Another pal, David Reeder, one of the most professional journalists in the community, is contributing heavily at RecoilWeb, their online presence.
- When I looked at their list of contributors today, I saw another longtime friend and industry peer, John Chapman , is on the team of authors as well.
- I also found out that respected tactical medicine expert Kerry Davis, whom I worked with during the S.W.A.T. Magazine TV project, is going to be contributing to Recoil later this year.
Recoil caught my attention earlier when they posted an article by one of my newest contributors at Personal Defense Network, Jacob Romo, on Wheelchair Based CCW. When I looked at Recoil Magazine in the immediate aftermath of their near-death experience, I was hopeful for good things to come. I’ve watched pretty quietly as they’ve moved forward.
When I look at Recoil Magazine today, I am now expecting good things. In fact, I was recently asked to give my opinion on a topic by one of their writers for an upcoming article. Apparently I was on a list of “experts” that he was contacting, so I gladly participated. Recoil Magazine has made significant changes and they deserve credit and, certainly, another chance.
Congratulations to them for taking good steps forward… and to our community for helping them evolve.