About Guns Holsters And Gear

GunsHolstersAndGear is a gun review website. We cover firearms news and in-depth reviews of firearms and shooting gear. It was founded by Richard Johnson and is owned by Tac6 Media.

GunsHolstersAndGear provides coverage of the SHOT Show, NASGW Expo and the annual NRA Meetings in addition to new gun announcements throughout the year.

While the majority of firearms forums and blogs have been purchased by large corporations, GunsHolstersAndGear remains an independent, family-owned website. We are not beholden to any board of directors looking to maximize quarterly gains to boost their stock gains.

The Team

The GunsHolstersAndGear team includes a variety of writers with diverse backgrounds. All have extensive experience with firearms and are staunch supporters of the Second Amendment.

Richard Johnson – Founder, Editor

Richard Johnson is an American author, editor and entrepreneur. 

A former police officer and trainer, he founded the BlueSheepdog and GunsHolstersAndGear websites. As these sites grew, he left public service and founded Tac6 Media, LLC. 

Richard Johnson is an American author, editor and entrepreneur.

Richard is a prolific writer with hundreds of articles related to firearms and law enforcement published by Harris Publications, Athlon Outdoors, NRA, Police & Security News, The Firearm Blog, Human Events and more.

Additionally, Richard has written for multiple newspapers including the Atlanta Business Chronicle and The Sentinel. Writing for newspapers, he covered local sports and business news and performed investigative journalism.

Richard received awards from the Georgia Press Association for investigative journalism and news photography.

Richard Johnson’s photography clients include Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Harris Publications, Athlon Outdoors, Shooting Illustrated, Law Enforcement & Security News, The Sentinel, The Firearm Blog, The Mag Life and many more.


Aaron is a long-time shooter, hunter and street cop. He is also a sniper for his department’s SWAT team. He is quite knowledgeable about handguns, and a true expert on rifles and long-range shooting.

Aaron gun writer at Guns Holsters And Gear

You won’t find a stronger supporter of the natural rights to self-defense codified in the Second Amendment than Aaron. Plus he makes some very good jerky with all of the meat he brings home during the hunting seasons.

In addition to his contributions here, Aaron writes at BlueSheepdog.

Randall Wilson

Randall Wilson is a 36-year law enforcement veteran with experience in K9, SWAT, Detectives, and Professional Standards. He retired as a Major from a mid-sized Florida police department and now serves as a Captain at a smaller police agency. He is a hunter, archer, martial arts practitioner, knife maker and dad.

Randall Wilson gun writer for Guns Holsters And Gear

Randall is the guy you want to sit next to on an airplane on the way to the SHOT Show. Not only is he personable, but he is a real wealth of information on guns and shooting. A wise man will spend more time listening than talking when Randall is in the conversation.

Randall is the founder of Thin Blue Florida and writes for The Armory Life.

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