Luke Stephens

Luke Stephens is Head Gun and Gear Guy, founder, chief editor and lead contributor at He is, also, the founder and Wilderness Master at His main areas of contribution are pistols (Glocks, 1911s, Ruger revolvers), rifles (AR-15, AR10, Remington 700s), optics, gunsmithing, IDPA, USPA and some action rifle/pistol.

Luke has always loved guns. As a young child he would clean his father’s and grandfather’s guns just to take them apart.

As a young adult, Luke received a formal degree in Electrical Engineering from NC State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

As an adult, Luke’s passion for guns continued into his military experiences where he was exposed to most of the military arms that are used throughout the world.  Luke entered into the U.S. Army and became a Special Forces Medic.  He served his country for 13 years as an A-team member in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and was the honor graduate of his Special Forces class.   He, also, served his community for 5 years as a Raleigh Police Officer.   For the last 20 or so years, he has had his true dream job of getting to break into about everything you can imagine for a living – casinos, banks, military installations… you name it!  He does high-end offensive security consulting both on the technology and physical side, and has been part of intelligence missions/operations that help stave off the flow of narco-terrorism.

For the past decade or so, much of his gun interest and activities have been put on the back burner as he raised his three awesome sons. He has shown his sons the skills in order to become capable shooters themselves. More recently, as they have moved into adulthood, Luke has refocused his interest and passion back into guns.  He builds guns for some local companies ,and he gunsmiths both pistols and rifles. Slowly he has been re-entering the competitive circuits and is currently training up for the USPSA competition, building his long-range skills and planning to shoot NRA F-Class as well.  Luke is an innovator and engineer – he has a patent in rifle technologies and is currently working on other patents.

Luke is the passion and energy behind and strives each day to make it the gun place you want to come.