C.E. “Ed” Harris is well known to readers of American Rifleman, the Gun Digest, and the Cast Bullet Association’s Fouling Shot magazine. After service in the U.S. Navy, he spent 12 years on the Technical Staff of the National Rifle Association, where he was a consultant to military, law enforcement and firearms industry groups. Ed was officially commended by the U.S. Marine Corps Development Center, Quantico, Virginia for expert technical assistance provided during the Development and Operational Testing of the M16A2 rifle. From 1984-87 Ed worked in Sturm-Ruger’s Engineering Department in Newport, NH where he was Quality Assurance Manager, being involved in developmental testing of the GP100 and Super Redhawk revolvers, Mini-14 Ranch Rifle, Mini-30 carbine and special order preparation for export and government customers. Ed is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, holds the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Professional Development Certification in Emergency Management and retired after for 22 years of local government service in Northern Virginia. Since retirement “outside the Moderate Damage Radius” in “Almost Heaven, West Virginia,” he is an avid cast bullet designer and experimenter who enjoys ham radio and classic American firearms of blued steel and walnut. He enjoys hearing the Sounds of Freedom daily, coming from the Peacemaker National Training Center as well as the overflying C17s of the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard.