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Hard Air Magazine’s testers bring you a total of well over 100 years of experience in airgun shooting. These guys are genuine enthusiasts who really know how to shoot airguns and truly understand what makes one better than another. They all shoot multiple types of airgun, but each has his own personal preferences.
Pete Shooter. Pete is a machinist and maintenance mechanic who enjoys sporting clays and European air rifles: a certified stump hunter.
Doug Rogers. Doug is a highly-skilled machinist who shot firearms for many years in the military. He’s also an airgunsmith who shoots PCPs for preference. Doug enjoys Field Target shooting, too.
Doug Wall. Doug has shot airguns since he was a kid (about 50 years ago). He also shot competitive smallbore rifle while in college. He loves “project guns” of all types, particularly springers. One of Doug’s other businesses is violin repairs – if you need a violin repaired, check out Wall Independent.
Sean McDaniel. Sean has been shooting airguns since 2010. He says: “My father invited me to shoot WFTF with his Steyr and I was hooked – having no recoil and being able to see the dot appear right where you were aiming just fascinated me. The following year I purchased my Gen1 Marauder at the Crosman event and have been shooting it ever since in the Hunter division. I started the Rochester Brooks Gun Club Field Target in 2015 and continue to be the Match Director for their monthly Field Target events as well as the Crosman CAAFTC. I enjoy airgun hunting squirrels and rabbits when time permits”.
Eric Brewer. Eric is a Mechanical Engineer by trade. He is an Army Veteran who learned foundational shooting skills during his time in the military. Eric has been shooting air guns competitively since 2013, choosing to shoot Springer air rifles because he enjoys the added challenges involved in shooting them well. This includes tuning his own guns and designing custom parts to improve upon accuracy and efficiency. Eric is always willing to take the time to talk to people who want to learn more about the sport or who would like “hands-on” assistance with shooting Piston-Springer air rifles.
Field Target Editor:
Greg Shirhall. Greg found the joys of airgunning later in life, but since that time he has gone all in. He is the Match Director for the Air Rifle Field Target program at Broome County Sportsmens Association (BCSA) in NY State where he continues to learn from the veterans and is more than willing to pass on his knowledge to those just entering the sport of Field Target.
Derek Goins. Derek has been shooting and hunting with air guns for 15 years. He is a classically trained and graduated gunsmith with a knack for metal and wood finishing who is currently studying for a degree in wildlife biology. He prefers the serenity of the woods to the excitement of competition.
Ron Jones. Ron is a retired Michigan Pharmacist who has written extensively about the history, development and sporting application of shotguns for Muzzle-loader Magazine and Shotgun Sports Magazine. Recently, he renewed a dormant infatuation with the BB and pellet guns of his youth, and will be sharing his experiences with HAM readers as he explores our vast new world of airguns.
Dan Johnson. Dan has shot airguns for several years. He has a background shooting firearms but saw the light and isn’t going back!
Stephen Archer. Stephen is a “happy plinker” with air rifles.
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