Featured RECOIL appoints Rob Curtis as Features Editor Recoil Staff April 10, 2015 Join the Conversation RECOIL, the groundbreaking firearms media brand you know and love, is proud to announce the appointment of Rob Curtis to the role of Features Editor. Curtis comes to RECOIL Magazine from Military Times. There during the course of a long career he reported in words and pictures on our nation’s warriors doing business in every major shithole the US has set foot in from 1998 to 2015. He also started Military Times GearScout in 2007 as a way to keep military members aware of products that could fill capability gaps or replace ineffective standard issue equipment. Curtis explains, “At some point I spent enough time bullshiting with line guys in the field to understand how much they appreciated good gear.” Rob was with the first group of journalists on the ground in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2001; there he witnessed the mission to clear the Taliban from Kandhar and, years later walked, he walked patrols with the US Army in the Kornegal Valley. He also spent time in Iraq as an uninvited house guest at several of Uday's and Qusay's homes and witnessed battle of Karbala, among other key engagements. He knows the best backroads between Vitina and Gjilan, Kosovo, and can repair a broken down Lada. He once talked his way out of official detention when authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic suspected he was an insurgent; he's slept on a runway beneath the wing of a broken C-5 Globemaster aircraft more than once, and has the sixth-man's understanding of how little room there is in the four-passenger compartment of a USMC LAV. As an avid outdoorsman and longtime member of a rescue unit he's as familiar with outdoor and ‘adventure' equipment as he is with weaponry and kit. “This is the bit of the press release where a PR flack writes a quote for someone in the company, saying how excited they are to have the new guy joining them,” said Editor in Chief Iain Harrison. “In Rob's case it's actually true. We're chuffed. He brings a wide range of skills to the table and will be a key player as we add to our portfolio.” RECOIL Digital Editor David Reeder echoes the sentiment. “I've known Rob professionally for several years now and have many times asked for his advice or perspective. He's a great journalist and a better man – his addition to the RECOIL team is a serious coup.” ‘Talk about a dream job,”’ Curtis says. “I’m honored to join the staff of the best publication in the industry.” RECOIL is a firearms lifestyle magazine covering not only guns but the lifestyle gun enthusiasts enjoy. Our magazine is gear heavy featuring a plethora of guns, trucks, atv's, knives, watches, and more. Articles include gun evaluations, interviews with industry personalities, shooting tips from the pros, shooting sports, defense, do it yourself articles, and much more. We aim to appeal to the casual shooter as well as the core enthusiast. Find RECOIL online here, on Facebook here, on Instagram here and on Gun District here. RECOIL is also on Tumbr right here. Explore RECOILweb:Japanese Type 99 History and CreationGemtech Integra 15-22 Integrally Suppressed 22LR UpperThe 1911: Strip it, lube it, put it back togetherNoveske 60 Deg Short Throw Selector (STS) NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.