18Bravo is a site for the collection and dissemination of practical information – a body of knowledge – on weapons and related equipment. It combines technical information with personal experience, and that of others, using a systematic and standards-based approach (a “methodology”) to provide information for decision making – which we “Insight Driven Solutions“. An emphasis is placed on providing readers with objective reviews, and also providing readers with criteria and methods for making their owns reviews, so they can make better informed decisions. The 18Bravo approach is facts then opinion. No one knows it all – you should gather information from many sources and make your own decisions based on what your needs are – the goal for 18Bravo is to help you on that path.

Where did the term ’18Bravo’ come from? It is the U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designator for a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant – 18B. It is a fitting title for this site as the focus is on weapons, weapons accessories, and tactics.

We try to use all the items that are reviewed as much as possible, specifically through “projects”. New information from the industry and what is learned from others experience is incorporated into the articles whenever relevant. Wherever possible, specifications and information is directly from manufacturers, and we strive for accuracy in presenting that information.

The opinions expressed on this site are those of the contributors, and unless otherwise mentioned, are based on their personal experience combined with the 18Bravo methodology for the items reviewed.

We welcome readers thoughts and input, no one person can do it all, or has done it all, so please tell us what you think.

Thomas Payne