Tom – Gear Review Specialist

With an incredibly heavy heart I share that Mu He (his American friends called him “Tom”) passed away July 2017 from an unexpected medical issue. The Gear Report Team is […]
Tom shooting Faxon rifle at IV8888 range day

Tom shooting Faxon rifle at IV8888 range day

With an incredibly heavy heart I share that Mu He (his American friends called him “Tom”) passed away July 2017 from an unexpected medical issue. The Gear Report Team is floored and diminished by his absence.

*Editor’s note: Tom was one of the first guys I met when I joined a new private shooting range. He arrived on a busy day when no lanes were available and I offered that he could share the pit I was using. Little did I know that would lead to Tom joining the Gear Report team nearly a year later. What stuck out to me was that Tom was very knowledgeable and very interested in just the sort of gear that we review. If you saw our video of the Sig Sauer MPX with the AAC TiRant silencer… that was Tom’s personal setup. – Jeff

Based in Morrisville NC, Tom is a project manager and software engineer by trade.  A recent MBA graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, Tom holds multiple degrees in both IT and business.  Tom logs a LOT of frequent flier miles setting up financial systems in exotic destinations like China, Korea, Japan and Mexico for an insurance company.  He also volunteers, working with clients offering low cost retirement planning services.  He takes satisfaction in helping people retire at the end of the day sitting on a mound of cash carefully invested and managed over an extended period.  Outside of work, Tom developed a passion for botany, specifically promoting the use of superior strains of hybrid grasses to improve friends’ yards and lives by the moniker “seed over sod”.

Tom’s other love is of course shooting.  After being introduced in 2006 by his buddy Dom, he’s built up an impressive collection with particular focus on accurate long distance rigs.  After taking several training courses from Academi (formerly Blackwater), Tom has participated in various handgun, 2-Gun and long range competitions.
Having met Jeff seemingly by luck at at the range one afternoon, he later became a regular Gear-Report team contributor in 2016 after finishing grad school.  Having background knowledge in high end optics from his birdwatching days, Tom especially loves nitpicking at glass and scopes.  Look for Tom’s product reviews throughout the Shooting section of Gear-Report!

 

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 http://MGECOM.com 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.