I’m a Deputy Sheriff for a rural county located in the mountains of the Western United States. Earlier in life I served eight years on active duty in the U.S. military. I’ve been a shooter all my life and I love the feeling that comes from being able to put a bullet where ever I want. You know what I’m talking about…. you probably feel the same way.

For people like us, it’s about doing something most people can’t – or won’t – do. It’s that uncommon desire that drives you to test the limits, push the boundaries and do what most people consider impossible.

Sometimes good isn’t enough.  Sometimes Close, Almost, or Trying isn’t enough. You either Do it or you Don’t.  You either hit your target or you don’t  And at 8500 feet, on a mountain slope in the middle of nowhere, a great warranty doesn’t cut it. Your gear either performs or it doesn’t. You either perform or you don’t.

We believe in picking one thing and doing it the very best we can.  We don’t thousands of products on our website.  We specialize in Affordable, High Performance Rifles, Optics & Accessories.

So if you are like us – and won’t settle for good when you know you can be great – we think you’ll find what you’re looking for at

My family and I run We’re not some online super store or huge corporation. When you call us, you don’t have to Dial 1 for English or worry about talking to somebody on the far side of the world. When you call, I’m the one you’ll be talking to…. now I might not always be available to answer when you call, but I’ll call you back as soon as possible!


Founded in 2014, Optics Den is the web’s best resource for information and reviews on all sorts of optics, from hunting scopes to telescopes. It specializes in providing in depth analytical content that will help you make the best decision possible when purchasing your next scope or pair of binoculars.

Perhaps you don’t know the difference between rifle scope reticles. Maybe you don’t know how powerful of binoculars you need for your goals. Or maybe you want to find a telescope that will give you the best chance of finding that long lost constellation. Bottom line: if you’re looking for information on optics, you’ll find it on Optics Den!

Optics Den was born out of frustration. Frustration that the information available on the web about optics wasn’t good enough, and wasn’t consistent enough. No other site on the web does as good of a job at both creating the highest possible quality content on optics, and helping as many people as possible by showing them that content.


My name is Scott Rauber.  I’m married, have three kids, and 7 grandchildren.

Recently I’ve been slain by the steel sickness.  Steel sickness, as in knives with steel blades… know the disease.
It was a practice to carry some sort of cutting device for years, but now I carry….. well, you can see how many I now carry in this blog post:
Daily Carry

I’ve started buying and reselling knives on eBay for the past few months, and it’s quite an experience to handle knives that hold endless stories of outdoor excursions and daily activites.

I remember knives from my childhood. I had a boy scout style knife somewhere along the way.   I also recall my Dad carrying fixed blade knives on his belt.  Hunting, fishing, camping, and generally experiencing the outdoors in any fashion was a part of my father’s being,

I’m an outdoorsman as well.  I love being outside, although it’s pretty limited in the Florida summers.  Traveling to the north will fix that!

My main business is custom printed promotional items.

My motto:  “A man without a knife, is a man without a life.”


About Aaron Spuler

Founder and Executive Editor for The Weapon Blog, Aaron is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter.