Early on in my NRA career (1980s) our star writer was Col. Charles Askins, a Border Patrol lifer, ex-military attaché, pistol champ, worldwide big-game hunter and all-around gun expert. Askins was a mainstay in NRA's magazines for years, carrying on a legacy begun by his father, Capt. Charles Askins, who wrote for American Rifleman throughout the century's early decades.
After serving customers and NRA faithfully for 50+ years, Frank Brownell is the NRA Golden Bullseye Pioneer honoree for 2014. In so many ways, the Brownells family business has helped generations of America's shooters hit their targets.