A WHOLE NEW YEAR!
Welcome to Volume 6 Issue 1!
Yes, that’s right, it’s a whole new year of Raider to look forward to and I hope that excites you as much as it does me! Over the past year the team and I have tried extremely hard to take Raider in a new direction, and with the IWA Show in Germany just around the corner as I write it does appear that we are going from strength to strength.
Our relationship with all the gear and firearm manufacturers is stronger than ever; this week I’ve been contacting all the great people I want to see at the Show, and the reception from them has been truly staggering. Once upon a time it was a real battle to secure appointments; this time it’s like speaking to old friends, and in fact they’ve been chasing me to commit to a time.
It just goes to show that Raider is viewed within the industry as a game changer now; we’ve proved our ability fully to report accurately and to review fairly. A number of the manufacturers have admitted openly that Raider has helped with the recognition of their products, and “word of mouth” within the industry is really opening some new, and very special, doors in the tactical world to us!
The list of folk to see at the Show is extensive, and I’m already getting excited at what I’ll have to report back to you in the next issue; I think you’ll be surprised at who I’m going to be seeing in Germany.
And it’s not only on the technical gear side that Raider is making progress; it was a real pleasure to speak to my old friend Garreth at Veterans at Ease earlier this month, and I’m pleased that he had some very encouraging news to pass on to me.
As you’ll see in Direct Action this month our troops are starting to come home early from Afghanistan, and I’m certain that some of them will need the help that Veterans at Ease offers; it was great to hear from Garreth that he’s actually been contacted already from troops still in theatre to enquire about VaE. They’d seen Raider in Afghanistan and contacted Garreth for more information.
Now if that isn’t getting to the heart of the matter I don’t know what is!
Rounding up then, Raider has its usual spread this month of articles, news, and reviews, and as always I hope that you enjoy the mix.
Raider; Eye on the Target, and Boots on the Ground!