Chris B. – Special Contributor

Chris camping with boy scoutsThe Gear Report team has more than our share of practical experience built over decades of shooting, hunting and spending time outdoors. We even have a bit of formal training here and there. However, we are thrilled to formally bring Chris of Three Pillars Shooting, LLC (firearms and archery training services) into the Gear Report ranks. Chris’s impressive resume includes various NRA instructor certifications, Boy Scouts of America firearms and archery certifications, as well as being a US Army veteran.

While Chris’s credentials are impressive, more impressive is how he chooses to invest his time. Chris has been a Boy Scout leader for years, volunteering countless hours supporting the local Cub Scout pack before moving up to adult leadership roles with the local, district and council as his son’s advance through Boy Scouts. Chris founded a Boy Scout Venture Crew that focuses on shooting sports and is passionate about teaching our youth firearms safety and effectiveness. All of the Gear Report team are good people who make positive impacts in their communities. So, Chris is a natural fit on the team.

What to expect from Chris?
Due to his commitments and incredibly busy schedule we expect to call on Chris sporadically as our schedules mesh. For example, Chris ran the CQC drills portion of our massive AR platform triggers review series.

About the Author

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.