By Bob Owens
The firearms community is feeling more than a little diminished this morning.
Pat Rogers, who served this nation in the U.S. Marine Corps and the NYPD before becoming one of the world’s most respected and colorful firearms instructors, passed away overnight from natural causes.
I knew Pat only a short time, meeting him at last year’s Beretta Tactical Summit. I found him to be incredibly knowledgeable and gracious, with a deep love for this nation and those who defended it. Other’s knew Pat better than I, and I’m sure you’ll find tributes to him all across the Internet in the days ahead from people who have taken classes with him, taught with him, or served with him.
One of those lives he touched was that of our own Jenn Jacques.
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We often hear the phrase, “The man, the myth, the legend” associated with great men in history.
Pat Rogers embodied that phrase.
As a gun blogger, I had read Pat’s work and often shared his hilarious, sometimes off-colored but always spot on, commentary on an amazing variety of topics and products. At the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA this February, I had the opportunity to meet him in person.
In Rogers …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms