Mike is a passionate historian, an inveterate collector, and a competitive marksman.

His arms research focuses primarily on the rise of the cartridge load revolver in the 1850’s and 1860’s, but the broader work spans the late 18th century through to the 20th century.

Well-respected as a published author, media consultant, journalist, and guest lecturer, Mike enjoys advancing the study of arms history as a legitimate and important topic of inquiry.

Mike has been a historian since he was a young child. As a high school student he produced a small booklet on the history of his hometown, and he subsequently earned a degree in history at North Carolina State University where he graduated top-in-his-class.

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