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The Armory Life is a firearms lifestyle media site. It offers daily online content including gun reviews, training pieces, historical articles and much more. It also features a quarterly print magazine publication. The Armory Life is owned and operated by Springfield Armory.

Editor-in-Chief: Mike Humphries

Editor Mike Humphries

Mike Humphries is editor of The Armory Life website. He is also editor-in-chief of The Armory Life print magazine. He has worked in the firearms industry for more than two decades and has been with The Armory Life since 2019. 

Mike started out his career on the editorial staff of The National Rifle Association’s American Rifleman magazine, and helped launch American Rifleman Television. In the years since, he has held editorial positions with publishers including FMG Publications, GunsAmerica and Harris Publications. 

During his many years in the industry, he has helped launch a range of new titles and websites; had articles published across publications and platforms as varied as Field & Stream and Soldier of Fortune; and has been involved in television, digital and print properties. In addition to his editorial role with The Armory Life, he also helped launch The Armory Life print magazine.

Managing Editor: Richard Johnson

Managing Editor Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is the managing editor for The Armory Life website. A former police officer and trainer, he left public service to be a full-time author, editor and entrepreneur. He has been with The Armory Life since 2020.

Richard’s firearms articles have been published by the National Rifle AssociationAthlon OutdoorsHuman EventsPolice & Security NewsThe Firearm Blog and more. He has also worked for non-firearms publications including the Atlanta Business ChronicleSports Illustrated and The Sporting News. He founded Tac6 MediaGuns Holsters and GearBlue Sheepdog and other companies.

Richard is a court-recognized expert in a variety of subjects including firearms, and he has served in an advisory role to a U.S. Senator and the citizens’ oversight committee for a major U.S. city’s police department.

The Springfield Armory Team

  • Owner & CEO, Executive Publisher: Dennis Reese
  • President: Stephen McKelvain
  • Chief Financial Officer: Peter Eckberg


  • VP, Marketing: Stephen Kramer
  • Director of Marketing: Alex Joseph
  • Media Relations Manager: Mike Humphries
  • Digital Brand Manager: Chad Kimmer
  • Print & Graphics Manager: Jeremy Noder
  • Marketing Coordinator: Lisa Baumgardner

Editorial Policy

The Armory Life is committed to delivering engaging, informative and accurate articles and videos to our readers. We strive to adhere to the highest standards of journalistic integrity. This policy guides our approach to content creation, publication and our relationships with manufacturers and other entities.

Ethical Publishing Guidelines

  • Many of our articles are opinion- and experiential-based, meaning the author’s individual experiences and expertise guide his or her writing. Readers may find their experiences differ from the author’s opinions.
  • Factual accuracy is important in all our articles. Information will be thoroughly researched and fact-checked before publication.
  • Errors do happen, and when discovered, corrections will be made promptly.
  • The accuracy of historical details is not always certain, and articles may present information that differs from other sources.
  • We do not publish content that promotes hate or bigotry.

Clear Disclosure Policy Transparency in Reviews

  • When reviewing products, we disclose any material relationships with manufacturers, including sponsorships, partnerships, or any form of compensation.
  • The Armory Life is owned by Springfield Armory. Many articles include links to Springfield Armory products.

Commitment to Human-Written Content

  • All content on The Armory Life is written by human authors.
  • Our team consists of experienced writers and experts in the field of firearms, history, hunting and related topics.
  • Our editorial process includes rigorous editing and review to maintain the quality and authenticity of our content.

Contact Details

Want to get in contact with us? Feel free to reach out at any time.

The Armory Life
650 Weber Dr.
Geneseo, IL 61254

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