Rest In Peace: Jeff Quinn, of GunBlast, Dies
By Ben Philippi
Jeff Quinn of GunBlast photographed in 2014 at his home in Dover, Tennessee. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)
It is with much sorrow that we say goodbye to Jeff Quinn of GunBlast, who passed away on July 27, 2020. He leaves behind a wonderful family who loved him dearly, as well as many friends.
Quinn was a “salt of the earth” kind of guy, a “gentle-soul” as his brother Boge put it. He loved God, family, and life. I think it’s safe to say that he lived his life the way he wanted, and enjoyed himself much of the time.
When he decided to pursue gun writing in 1999 as a hobby, few expected him to revolutionize the firearms industry — but that’s exactly what he did.
Tired of reading contrived gun reviews in his favorite gun mags, Quinn asked his more tech-savvy brother Boge, “If I could write about the gun, can you put it on the internet thing?” Boge agreed and Quinn got to work.
He started photographing and writing about guns in a comprehensive manner. “At first, we just reviewed guns that we already had,” said Boge who took Quinn’s data and entered it into his computer. They put it online on a website