My name is Morgan W. Boatman. I’ve been a lifelong firearms enthusiast. Ever since I was a boy of about eight, my father and I would go out to the range every Sunday and shoot various guns for hours. I was a pretty good natural shooter, but with his persistent and constructive tutoring, I became very skilled in the operation of both revolver and semi-auto handguns as well as rifle and shotgun.
We would test our skills in the field. Regular quarry was rabbit with my little Henry lever in .22, dove with a little 20-gauge and even a wild boar when I was twelve with a 30-06. I fondly recall the wall of my father’s study covered with all manner of handguns and rifles. This was in the days before a gun safe was seen as a necessity.
Years later, while I was in college, Dad studied intensively with Max Joseph at TFTT and took his shooting skill to the highest level. During these years Dad was involved in all sorts of mysterious operations that took him all over the world. We will never know the whole story on his intricate connections with foreign governments and shadowy operatives. I saw very little of him these days, and he rarely spoke of his activities.
During college, I took a break from guns. It’s easy to slip into a daze of indifference when pressured by society and hormones to excel in the academic world.
In the mid 1990s, Dad started working on the book that would become Living with Glocks. Reading preliminary rough drafts, I found his arguments so well-thought-out and writing so compelling that I joined him on his Glock odyssey. We worked on the rest of his books together; finally officially sharing authorship on How to Customize Your Glock.
Since his death in April 2009, I have maintained the Boatman Glock legacy. I continue the important work that my father began. I have trained extensively with several top-notch teachers such as Louis Awerbuck and at Gunsite Academy. I have come to terms and lived with my Glocks, you might say.
Outside of the firearms sphere, I have reached a high level of skill in several martial arts and instruct at Water Mountain Martial Society. I continue writing for various publications. And I own and manage Kung Fu Soap which produces high-performance body care products for athletes.
15 Apr 2008 morgan