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18Bravo provides insight and advice, on knowledge, weapons, equipment, and skills for the Ready Defender.

18Bravo believes that our freedom is dependent upon the well-informed, prepared, and active citizen – the Ready Defender – one who is ready to defend themselves, their family, their home, their community, and the American Way of Life.

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, training, and equipment.

18Bravo is a U.S. Army Special Operations veteran, NRA certified instructor, and lifelong shooter. He is also a certified FEMA Emergency Operations specialist, Red Cross Disaster Services instructor, and former military survival instructor. He lives the “Always Ready” philosophy that calls for all concerned citizens, Ready Defenders, to be prepared for, and to respond to, threats to our American way of life – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

The opinions expressed on this site are those of the contributors, and unless otherwise mentioned, are based on their personal experience.

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.