Our guest today is Jason Swarr. Jason is a veteran Marine, the owner of Terror Trader, and the founder and owner of Skillset Magazine. 1) Your most recent magazine cover has a strong “Ghostbusters” vibe, which is perfect for Halloween month! Tell us about that cover story. 2) We are accustomed to seeing “Christmas Stores” that sell holly-jolly all year round, but you have a store that sells horror all year round...talk to us about that. 3) What was the impetus for you to start your own magazine, and what is the main mission of what you communicate through Skillset Magazine?

GunFreedomRadio EP347 Spooky Skillsets with Jason Swarr

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Terror Trader, Straight 8 Photography, and the founder and owner of Skillset Magazine.

From Jason:

  • Grew up an 80’s skate punk in West Virginia
  • Hated politicians but always loved my country so I joined the Marines in 1991
  • Started out as a parachute rigger (0451) but wanted to challenge myself so I became an 0321 (Reconnaissance Marine) in 1998
  • Fought in Somalia in 1993 and invaded Iraq in 2003
  • Part of 1st Recon Bn during the war
  • HBO did a mini series about my unit called Generation Kill (I’m in episode 6)
  • Was a Recon Instructor and a Military Free Fall Instructor
  • Have just under 3000 parachute jumps
  • Retired after 20 years in 2011
  • Contracted as a Free Fall instructor overseas and also taught at the CAG (Delta) and Devgru (Seal Team 6) courses for 2 years
  • Started a firearms photo studio called Straight 8 Photography in 2013. Have shot well over 200 magazine covers for the gun industry (all self taught)
  • Started Skillset Magazine in 2016 just to see if we could produce a national publication
  • Was picked up by publisher, AMG Parade (Athlon Outdoors) in 2018 and have been distributing 140,000 copies worldwide every issue.
  • Married 18 years with 1 teenage kid
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt

GunFreedomRadio EP347 Spooky Skillsets with Jason Swarr – Originally Aired 10.1.21

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Our guest today is Jason Swarr. Jason is a veteran Marine, the owner of Terror Trader, and the founder and owner of Skillset Magazine.

1) Your most recent magazine cover has a strong “Ghostbusters” vibe, which is perfect for Halloween month! Tell us about that cover story.

2) We are accustomed to seeing “Christmas Stores” that sell holly-jolly all year round, but you have a store that sells horror all year round…talk to us about that.

3) What was the impetus for you to start your own magazine, and what is the main mission of what you communicate through Skillset Magazine?

 

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