I belatedly note the passing of Jerry Ahern, novelist, gunwriter, proponent of the fine Detonics pistol and my friend, from cancer. Read the full obit from No Lawyers.
Jerry and I were friends for a long time, all the way back to the days when he was writing The Survivalist action series ( which I always believed was the best of that genre). For a while we even shared an agent in Hollywood.
When Jerry resurrected Detonics a few years back, I took SHOOTING GALLERY to Georgia to document the process in our 100th episode and spend some time with Jerry and his wife Sharon. My 3rd Gen Detonics Combat Master remains the very best small .45 1911 I've ever shot, and the only one that actually runs. And yes, I do occasionally carry it in an Alessi shoulder holster, a la John Thomas Rourke, the original survivalist.
Jerry wrote a regular column for the THE BLUE PRESS and an occasional column for DRTV. He once told me that in his most prolific year he produced an astounding 40-some-odd novels! In my most prolific years as a writer I was lucky to grind out 40 magazine articles. He obviously had the gift, and the was nothing more fun than talking guns with Jerry. Those conversations will be missed, a lot.
Go with God, brother.