Executive Director Keith Pagel

kpagel146x197[1]Internationally published author on fifty-caliber ammunition design & development. Consultant to both the law enforcement and defense communities. Mr. Pagel is one of the founding members of the Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI) and has served continuously on the Board of Directors since 2000 and now serves as the Executive Director.

Mr. Pagel is a member of the International Ammunition Association, National Crypto logic Museum Foundation, and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association. He is an associate member, of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and a Life Member, National Defense Industrial Association. In 2001, Mr. Pagel was elected to be included in the International Who’s Who of Information Technology.

Mr. Pagel earned his Master’s Certificate in Project Management in the School of Business & Public Management at George Washington University. He has been a student of ammunition & ballistics history, and has been directly involved in research, & development for over 25 years.

Mr. Pagel has served as a Staff Columnist, Contributing Editor and has recently accepted the position as Editor for the international shooting periodical “Very High Power” magazine. He is a two-time winner of “Very High Power” magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award (1992, 1993) and winner of “Very High Power” magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award (2001). His work has also appeared in the Journal of the International Ammunition Association.

Mr. Pagel has contributed to numerous books, web sites, and other magazines on the subject of precision shooting and ammunition. He is also a private consultant to federal, state, and local law enforcement, private industry, and US military agencies on ammunition issues (ballistics, history, research, and development).