Editors, Staff and Contributors

The Breach Bang Clear Tribe has many members — and an unmatched breadth of knowledge and experience. It includes representatives of every branch of service and several LE agencies, civilian specialists of unique background, bouncers from Nancy’s Squat & Gobble, and OGA and PSC personnel. There are also some we’re not sure how to describe, a couple who have to remain anonymous because of their job, and a few from OCONUS places like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Rhodesia (when it was still Rhodesia), Russia, South Africa, and Spain. (Note: due to their professional billet or current assignment, some of our contributors* must perforce use a nom-de-plume or pseudonym.)

Execrable Minions

Among those who tell our tales — execrable Minions, abject regular staff writers, and the occasional wretched guest contributor. We also occasionally hear from our Minions Emeritus.

“They selected and summoned worthy men of talent, in order to prepare themselves for any contingency.” Wu Ch’i c. 400 B.C.

Grunts: perforce.

Once upon a time, writing for Breach-Bang-Clear was solely a labor of love. For that matter, it mostly still is. Minions back then were the folks who believed in the cause and worked to for no more than a common belief in the mission and ethos. And because the Mad Duo would flog them if they didn’t.

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Patched Minions

Alexander Crown Breach-Bang-Clear author and patched Minion
Joe Dawson – the real name of writer John Darwin

Candice Horner (Minion Emeritus)

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Bucky Lawson and Charley, his best Father’s Day present ever.
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Jeremy “the War Gawd” Stafford – progenitor of Tippling Tuesday
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Brad Walker

Regular Staff Contributors

Daniel Barak¹

Stephanie Kimmell

Tamara Keel

Sara Liberte

Frankie McRae

Russell Phagan

Jared Ross¹

Daniel Reeder

Nick Perna, Author

Aaron Haskins, Author

Jake Bush, Author

Jim Davis, Author

Mike Kupari, Author

Mike Durand, Author

Nathan Murr, CEO of Frontier Resolve and Author

Travis Pike, Author

Pete Suciu, Author

Sara Liberte, Photographer and Author

¹Grunts: Therianthrope [in the classic, ancient Greek θηρίον (thēríon, “wild beast”) and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, “man”) sense]


Daniel Bales, Author

Ellen Pucciarelli, Author

Grace Ainsworth, Author

Morgan Jensen, Artist and CMS

Ian D’Costa, Author

Jeff Edwards, Author

Jason Mosher, Photographer and Author

Bob White, Author

Christian Lowe, Author

Jon Duty, Author

Kat Ainsworth-Stevens, Author

Kim Heath, Author

Michelle Meyers, Author

Melissa Georgeson

Michael Goerlich

Jason Essazay

Patrick Vuong

Paul Gardener

Patrick DuFriend

Sarah Cunningham

Nick Guy

Minions Emeritus

A Minion Emeritus is someone (well, not just someone, but a Minion) who worked with us at one time but has since moved on to other endeavors, as you can read below by hitting the image of these stalwart former tribesmen.

Grunts: Emeritus

Dave Fucking Merrill – Writer, Photographer, Lover of Tacos, Great Dad, Kind of a Dick Minion Emeritus Dave Merrill (DFM) wrote for Breach-Bang-Clear from late 2013 until early 2017, including a year as Managing Editor. He departed our ranks in May of 2017 to accept a well-deserved position as an editor for RECOIL Magazine. He is a combat veteran of the Marine Corps who describes himself as a “…former urban warfare and foreign weapons instructor for Coalition fighting men.”

The bit about loving tacos and being kind of a dick? Straight off his business cards.

You can find a lineup of all Dave Merrill’s Breach-Bang-Clear articles here, and you’d be well advised to do so. Lots of knowledge in his skull, and a wickedly humorous way of delivering it most times too.

He has great taste in hats.

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