Richard Mann was born and raised in West Virginia and has hunted from the Montana Mountains to the green hills of Africa. With his experiences in the field and his military and law enforcement background, Richard might be considered a mountain man of the new millennia.
Richard worked as a firearms instructor during his time in the military, and while serving as a patrol officer and a special agent for the Railroad Police. He has competed competitively with the pistol, winning the West Virginia Army National Guard Pistol Match in 1999 and the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty in 1995. Richard is also a multiple graduate of Gunsite Academy.
Richard now works as a firearms journalist and consultant, and has contributed to every major firearms and hunting periodical. He has also authored numerous books to include, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter, Handgun Training for Personal Protection, Shooters Guide to the AR, Cartridges of the World, Under Orion, and The Scout Rifle Study. The Empty-Cases website is a written and video journal of Richard’s firearms related involvements, and his 60 Seconds or Less video series highlights his experiences and lessons on social media.
A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland – his private shooting range in West Virginia – with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids, and a very protective Rhodesian ridgeback.