1. The Old Guard is slowly departing. They will be missed.

    Off topic, and my apologies for that, but I can’t find another way to contact you – In a series of photos for Personal Defense World .com (Greg Ellifritz linked to it) you are wearing a cover vest – what is the brand name of that vest?

    • Any of several. In IDPA I wear the Armadillo brand. Just out and about, mostly the 5.11 brand. (More pockets.)

  2. Thank You Mr. AYOOB! Ihave never had the privilege of meeting g you face to face. But I consider you my mentor. I hope th hat you and your family are doing well in these strange times we are experiencing.

  3. He is in God’s hands now! I did not know this gentleman but after reading Massad’s article I know that this is a man that we rally need right now! May God truly bless this man!!

  4. Thank you for this blog post Ayoob! As Joe’s Grandson, I was moved by your words. The world has lost a tremendous man. R.I.P.

  5. Wow! When I read that Joe Tartaro was a mover and shaker at the NRA Cincinnati Revolt in 1977, AND got women and minorities into the sport, I realized what a different world we would be living in without Joe and others like him. Imagine if the other side of that revolt, the gunners who wanted to steer clear of politics, had prevailed! Instead of being thankful I can shoot my guns at the range here in NJ, I might be thankful NJ allows me to shoot my 35-pound recurve bow at the range.

    It is quite possible Joe Tartaro and others saved America. Imagine living in an American city experiencing the riots and looting RIGHT NOW and not owning guns to protect your family. I’d be quaking in my boots, instead of breathing calmly. I guess Antifa is only burning buildings, breaking windows and looting businesses right now, but what comes next? Call the police? You mean those overworked individuals who are ordered to stand down and do nothing while things are thrown at them? Call the police so they can arrest looters, only to have them let out of the jail so they don’t get COVID-19? Yeah, right. We owe a gigantic debt of gratitude to Joe Tartaro and the others who preserved our Second Amendment right.