ARTHUR B. ALPHIN
LTC Arthur B. Alphin is the founder and chief designer for the A-Square Company. He is a firearms expert, instructor, and consultant. For the last three decades, LTC Alphin has been intimately involved with the design, testing, and use of all manner of military and civilian weapons and ammunition. A native of Virginia, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1970 with a BS in Weapons Systems Engineering.
LTC Alphin has taught at West Point where he established a course in Weapons Systems Technology, and guest lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States.He also produced a series of instructional TV tapes on weaponry which have become part of the curriculum at U.S.M.A. and throughout the R.O.T.C. system.
LTC Alphin's past assignments included the position of the Director for Testing at Jefferson Proving Ground where he was responsible for the production acceptance testing of all Army conventional ammunition, and the chief of the Armor Test Division of the Armor-Engineer Board at Ft. Knox, KY. He retired from active service in July 1990.
Parallel with his military career, LTC Alphin continued to expand his private shooting activities. His private experiments, which commenced in the early sixties, began to bear fruit in 1975. Applying his knowledge to the problem of large bore rifles, LTC Alphin made break-throughs in rifle, cartridge and projectile design and, by 1979, established the A-Square company, Inc.
He has spent over1000 days in the field in Africa, and his designs are created specifically to answer the needs of trophy hunters and professional hunters. LTC Alphin knows what it means to risk his life on his gear in the field. His designs are intended for those who do likewise.
The A-Square Company strives to achieve the goals of its founder: consistent excellence of performance in all rifles, ammunition, and handloading components.
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