Tiger McKee, the director and founder of Shootrite Firearms Academy and regular author for Gun Digest has sadly passed away.
Today, April 17, 2023, news broke that the shooting world has just lost a valuable member. His name was Tiger McKee, and he was the founder and director of the Shootrite Firearms Academy. Those who had the pleasure of receiving instruction from him remember McKee as an excellent and knowledgeable teacher.
In-person classes were not the only way that McKee shared his skills with the world, however, as he was also an author who wrote articles and books for several publications. For Gun Digest specifically, he was a longstanding contributor to the magazine with his AR Essentials column as well as the author of AR-15 Skills & Drills: Learn To Run Your AR Like A Pro.
Other notable accomplishments of his include being awarded an expert rating with handgun and rifle by Colonel Jeff Cooper, serving as an adjunct instructor at Thunder Ranch and for the FBI as well as generally being considered one of the nation’s best firearms instructors.
Whether McKee was covering AR-15s, defensive handguns or the general skills associated with gunfighting, he was always appreciated for being a wealth of knowledge. His input in the shooting industry will be sorely missed.
Read Tiger McKee's Work:
- Tiger McKee's Gun Digest Articles
- Tiger McKee's Gun Digest Book: AR-15 Skills & Drills