Epic Tactical is honored to be celebrating its 10th year in business.  As one of the longest and most respected blogs in the firearms and tactical industry, we started in 2009 with a goal to provide a website that has meaningful, yet simple, reviews and news in a clean and organized manner.

While there have been plenty of firearms, outdoor and tactical gear review websites come and go, we feel none of them had a simple design that was easy to use and navigate. This again has been our focus and the adage of keeping it simple.  Over the years we have made many friends including the owners and writers of other blogs, and we are happy to be contributing and supporting the same cause as they are. We are pleased to have increased our content output and have recruited many new writers to be a part of Epic Tactical.


Allan R. Smith – Editor in Chief

Allan is an award winning filmmaker, writer, U.S. Marine, Firefighter/Paramedic and owner of Pipe Hitter Media. He is an International Explorer that holds membership in the famed Explorers Club and Past-President of the Los Angeles Adventurers Club.  From Mt. Everest to the jungles of Borneo, to his work within the Special Operations community, he has a wealth of knowledge in the firearms, survival, tactical community, along with a belief that quality means more than quantity.  

Kelly Sheffler – Managing Editor

Kelly has over 10 years of law enforcement experience and has had a life long passion for the shooting industry.  When not taking her beloved dogs on walks, she is an avid writer that finds her most creative time is what she’s out in the RV glamping. 

Randy Sheffler – Senior Editor

With over 20 years in Law Enforcement, Randy has a diverse background including experience with private security teams.  His wealth of knowledge in the firearms and tactical industry combined with a passion to give back to the community makes him one epic dude and a valuable member of the ET Team.