About Us

Guns & Tech is a review website developed by Timothy Yan, a Marine combat vet and a long time writer with both print and digital press, as an online outlet for publishing informative review articles and videos. Tim has been in the firearm and outdoor sports industry for more than 15 years and has worked as a Small Arms Researcher contributing to both Jane’s Defence and the Marine Corps Institute. He has a background which includes Information Technology and Multimedia. Shortly after the site’s launch, a number of Tim’s established writer friends and colleagues joined the project and brought along even more experience.

Some of the topics that we cover include (but not limited to):

  • Firearms and Ammunition (including reloading and ballistic gear)
  • Optics (rifle scopes, optical sights, binoculars, spotting scopes, laser range finders, etc)
  • Gun accessories and components
  • Book Reviews
  • NFA items and Suppressors
  • Outdoor and Tactical clothing and gear
  • Competition and Training events
  • EDC and Prepping gear
  • Vehicles (on and off-road)
  • C&R items and vintage equipment
  • New technologies related to the firearm and outdoor industries, such as GPS, laser & night-vision, mobile devices, portable and solar power, etc.
  • Photography and Video equipment

The Guns & Tech website is optimized for viewing on both mobile devices and computer screens with its responsive design. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and easy social media sharing are major components of the design.  We are affiliated with major online retailers (Amazon, Brownells, and Lucky Gunner to name a few), so that our visitors could make their purchase directly from our reviews.

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Meet the Guns & Tech Crew:

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    Timothy Yan is a freelance writer and Field Editor with articles published in Firearms News, Book of the AR15, Book of the AK47, Be Ready! Magazine, and other Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) Special Interest Publications (SIP). He also run his own review website: Guns & Tech. A five year veteran of the US Marine Corps during which he served as a marksmanship instructor in the 1st Marine Division, deployed in Somalia and the Sandbox. Tim has contributed his knowledge of foreign weapons to Marine Corps publications, Jane’s Defence and other firearms books. With a background in information technology and multimedia, he is interested in any tech gadgets and equipment that are related to firearms and outdoor sports.

  • Hailing from California, Robert (Rob) F. Kay has been a published writer since 1975. A lifelong marksman who learned to shoot at San Francisco’s Pacific Rod and Gun Club, he began his writing career with the San Francisco Chronicle Foreign Service. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, San Jose Mercury News, Honolulu Star-Advertiser and many other publications. Rob is also the author of two popular travel guides on Fiji and Tahiti for the Lonely Planet series.

    In addition to blogging for Guns & Tech, Rob has a column called On Target Shooting Sports, which covers firearms news and reviews for Hawaii Reporter, a general interest publication based in Honolulu. 

    When he isn’t shooting at the Kokohead Range in Honolulu, he’s busy updating his AK buyer’s guide, How to Buy an AK-47 which is also available as an E-book on Amazon.

     
  • Kevin Mah is a retired police officer. Kevin’s assignments at his agency included SWAT, firearms instructor, bicycle/foot patrol, patrol rifle, off-road motorcycle, uniformed patrol, and narcotics enforcement. Kevin’s interest in photography began at an early age. Over the years, Kevin has photographed tier-one trainers, police, fire training, as well as numerous trade shows and events.

    As staff photographer for PoliceOne, Kevin’s previous background in the law enforcement community offers readers a unique visual perspective into the men and women who serve our communities as police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and trainers.

  • He is a member of the Big 3 East Media Group http://b3e.org/ and a freelance writer for Outdoor Sportsman Group http://www.outdoorsg.com/ and other publications, with articles appearing in Firearms News, Soldier of Fortune, various law enforcement & security publications, and the Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International — official publication for over 30 years for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP), www.iacsp.com for which he has served on the advisory board of as General Advisor since 1997.  He was the co-founder of the American Sniper Association and the National Patrol Rifle Competition & Conference.

    He is a life member of the Special Operations Association, Army Sniper Association, IACSP, Special Forces Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a life member of five firearms civil rights organizations to include the Second Amendment Foundation and being an Endowment Level Life Member of the NRA.

    Connect with John on twitter:  @jtfpeterson

  • Chris Wilson grew up in the Mojave Desert, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  While relatively new to the firearms industry, Chris is by no means new to firearms.  His grandfather started teaching him the basics of gun safety at 7 years old when he gave him his first real firearm, a Marlin bolt action 22.  He added a Remington 870 when he was 13, and spent the next 5 years hunting jackrabbits and target shooting in the rural community of Lucerne Valley, CA.  Three years after being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Chris completed the San Bernardino County Reserve Deputy training thru Victor Valley Community College.  A career in the transportation industry has kept him busy for the last 20 years, but in 2010 – after not seeing each other for 15 years – he reconnected with long time friend Tim Yan.  This reunion kindled a fresh interest in the firearm industry, starting with a weekend AR15 building party and growing into writing and photography.  Most recently, Chris has taken up “practical pistol” shooting as a way to further challenge himself and improve his shooting skills.

     

  • I’m Todd Jaderborg, an avid outdoorsman, survivalist, and medieval armorer.  My interests are varied as I do jewelery woodwork and leather along when the some blacksmithing.  My idea for this Site is to test gear, make arms and armor, maybe even a few stone age recipes for the like minded.  I’ll try everything from napping stone to flinging myself from flying machines, tho I draw the line at riding a trebuchet.

    I started the survival game more years ago than I care to think about. I believe it was middle school when I ran across the only book at the time in the library about survival. I think I read that book more than any other and then I would go to the creek near our house and try what it said. As the years rolled by I gained practice and new skills where ever I found them. Much in the service, then even more later, when the world started going south. It is a good thing knowing that no matter what you can probably make it through. Then a few years ago God put a few people in my path that opened a few doors and continue to steer me in a direction that is to the good of all. For that I am grateful.

C.P.T. Danrit – Managing Editor, Industry News Column

David Rodriguez – Videographer & Web Admin

Neal Shera – Writer & Field Editor, EDC Tech Column

Nick Chen – Writer & Field Editor, Gunning Fast! Column

Richard Venola – Writer & Field Editor, Hunting Editor

Jim Tarr – Writer & Field Editor, The Tarr Pit Column

Ben Windslett – Writer & Field Editor