What is Black Skull Tactical?

Black Skull Tactical is a bootstrapped, two-man (father/son) operation with the goal of making shooting more accessible and approachable. We exist to help people feel more comfortable with shooting and improve their skills and safety.

There are already gun websites, sure.

Actually there are A LOT of gun websites out there.

But we didn’t find any that really spoke to us. Most sites we came across looked like:


But that’s not us.

We live in NJ – the state with the 2nd toughest gun laws in the nation. To say we don’t live in a ‘gun culture’ is an understatement.

So when we’d research equipment or information about shooting we come across a lot of bad sites.

Most of the sites I’ve seen fell into 2 categories:

  1. OK content but the site experience was so bad it made it really hard to digest the information
  2. OK website design but the content was too high level, unreliable or didn’t speak to us

So we decided to create this website a fun side project. We could review gear, talk shop and help people at the same time. Seems like a win-win!

Who it’s for:

Our goal is to be the ‘go to’ resource for the average person looking to grow their gun knowledge.

We’re not ex-military. We aren’t special forces.

However, we have been shooting for +40 years and have learned a lot. And now we’re focused on delivering the best content for our audience.


Founder, Mike (Jr)

I’m a digital marketer by day so I spend a lot of time researching what people research online and work to improve their experiences. This website is a fun project that combines my personal and professional life.

When I’m not working I’m spending time with my family or getting outside – shooting, hiking, going to the lake.

Fun fact: I live in a log cabin

Expert, Mike (Sr)

Mike spent +40 years in the aerospace industry working for defense contractors.

He is now retired and is a full time grandpa.

When he’s not helping wrangle his granddaughters you can find him shooting – shooting competitive benchrest and tactical matches, shooting archery or shooting pictures.

How we work

Everything we review and recommend is purchased with money from our piggy banks. We only recommend products we use and only give our 100% genuine honest reviews.


But we do need to make money. When you click on one of our indecently recommended products we make a small commission. The price does not change for you but really helps us keep this project alive.

We hope you enjoy the site. We love talking guns so feel free to drop us a note!