Graduated from the high school, Henderson, Kentucky.
Founder, owner, manager, consultant, Firearms Svc., Henderson, since 1948; gunsmithing editor, Guns of Ammo magazine, Los Angeles, 1974-1982; gunsmithing editor, Shooting Times magazine, Peoria, Illinois, 1982-1998; American editor, Internationales Waffen magazine, Zurich, Switzerland, since 1986. Instructor firearms courses Henderson Community College, 1977. Conductor firearms seminarBaldini Research Associations, Virginia Beach, Virginia, since 1990.
Member National Rifle Association (life), American Pistolsmiths Guild (associate).
Married Marijo Flaherty, January 1954 (deceased October 1981). Children: Lark Lynne, Heather Lea, Ethan Allen, Nathan Hughes. Married Judith DeGroote, June 4, 1983.
1 adopted child, Michael Paul.