This past week We Like Shooting had a couple of magazine editors on its podcast. Can you guess which magazine? Yeah, it wasn’t Ballistic.

Skillset Magazine editors Jason Swarr and Ben Tirpak joined the We Like Shooting boys for a nice little chat. The cast for episode No. 270 includes Shawn Herrin, Aaron Krieger, Savage1r, Jeremy Pozderac and Nick Lynch.

Ballistic + Skillset Magazine = Friends

We, at Ballistic Magazine, usually only promote other titles in the Athlon Outdoors’ network. Tactical Life; Combat Handguns; Survivor’s Edge — they’re all great magazines. But Skillset Magazine is a product we enjoy reading. Not to mention we’re good pals with the magazine’s aforementioned editors. We’re like brothers!

If you’re unfamiliar with Skillset, while there is a small focus on guns, it’s essentially a magazine for the alpha male. But that’s the elevator pitch. It’s really so much more. Prison workout routines, bareknuckle boxing and horror movie masks make up but a small fraction of the interesting tidbits you’ll find.

As stated above, Swarr and Tirpak recently joined We Like Shooting podcast for their usual antics. While on, they couldn’t help but namedrop Ballistic and Athlon Outdoors. #BigDeal

“Your Ballistics and Recoils are great — those are more gun magazines. We have a little bit of that of the feel,” Swarr said. “But like I said, we’re in a different section.”

And how did they get started? Well, we won’t say it was entirely us that had an influence — it wasn’t — but we may have contributed.

“We knew a little because we worked a lot behind the scenes with Athlon Outdoors. … We knew a little bit behind the scenes,” Swarr said. “So we actually played dumb and sucked up a lot of knowledge from people, as much as we could, and jumped into that world.”

Great people, great friends and a great magazine.

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