Apparently I need to clarify something so let’s take a moment to talk about what I AM and what I’m NOT because some of these social media companies don’t get it.

I’m the guy practicing archery in the backyard wearing cut up left over camo pants and a t-shirt while shooting a second hand bow. I’m NOT Instagram famous with a closet full of new hunting camo and this years new bow someone sent me to “promote”. There ain’t no production company here, just me and a iPhone.

Half the time I don’t have a clue what I’m doing on here much less a “social media strategy”. I share my story because the things I post make me smile, might help someone trying to learn or because I want to! Not because I think I’m anything special or want to be Instagram famous.

More than once I’ve thought about deleting social media because 90% of it is contrived BS by failed strippers with daddy issues and “gun fighters” who somehow got lost on the way to the recruiters office during the last decade plus of war. Then I remember this is MINE and I don’t owe anyone anything. I can post about how my son makes me a better man, share precision rifle training pics or talk about the fact that archery gives me chance to meditate and decompress.

Social media “likes” don’t equal respect and they don’t pay my bills. So here’s a quick tip if you’re following me and happen to be a social media company. I’m a little bit red neck, a somewhat reformed knuckle dragging trigger puller and I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay you to “promote my brand on Instagram”. I’m just another guy trying to be a better man each day, do what I love and avoid looking like a complete jack ass most times.

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Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson is a U.S. Army Sniper and senior NCO with multiple combat deployments, a background in reconnaissance and small unit operations. During his 18 years of military service he has held every MTOE slot in a Sniper section to include an assignment as the SEO/Sniper Section Leader for a forward deployed Infantry Battalion. He has utilized all currently issued U.S. Army Sniper weapons systems including the XM2010, M110 SASS, and M107. In addition to being a qualified Sniper he is a graduate of the Sniper Employment Leaders Course and the Army Marksmanship Unit’s Squad Designated Marksman and Rifle Instructor courses. Outside of the military he has obtained the NRA Pistol and Rifle Instructor certifications and served as a product consultant for several defense and firearms industry companies.

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