Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Jon Hand and I live the bowhunter lifestyle. I started shooting a bow when I
was a little boy and fell in love with it. My first year of big game bowhunting was in 1983. I was shooting a borrowed
Bear Whitetail II. I moved up through the ranks of compound bows until I bought my first recurve in 1987. I have been
shooting the stick and string ever since.
When I started hunting, wood, fiberglass, and aluminum arrows were all I could get. So I went through all of these
materials and settled on aluminum. I was shooting traditional broad heads but did not like all the adapters that I
had to use to mount the heads on the shaft. Then I started shooting carbon arrows and loved the way they shot. But
they were small and light and no way to get traditional broad heads on them. I tried to find someone who sold inserts
to put on the broad heads but had no luck. I didnít like the screw in adapters that were on the market so I decided to
make my own.
Iím a third generation machinist and part owner of a family owned machine shop here in Nebraska. We have a variety of
CNC machines that we use to make parts for other companies. I started out making solid aluminum inserts that would glue
into the shaft with a broad head taper on them. They worked well and I had a heavier and straighter arrow. The problem was
I still needed more weight. So I made some inserts out of solid brass to get my weights up. This worked out great and I
had a heavy, straight, and hard hitting arrow. That was about eight years ago. Then I started to read some articles by Dr.
Ed Ashby and realized he knew a thing or two about hard hitting arrows. I then started to think of ways to make my arrows
better. I had some insert failures with the brass insert. So I settled on using 304 stainless steel. I made some stainless
inserts and after a few modifications I finally I had something that I liked. I hunted with them for a couple seasons and
had great results. I made some for my friends and they thought I really had something. Then I met the man, Dr. Ed Ashby.
I showed him what I had been making and the first thing he said was "this is what weíve needed for a long time."
We had a talk about design and he thought I should market them. Dr. Ashby is in the process of testing the stainless
adapter. So this is how I got to this place and we will see where it goes from here.