Nightforce Optics Partners with Tactical Brand Ambassadors Kyle Defoor and Bill Rapier

Orofino, ID – October 19, 2023 – Nightforce Optics is pleased to announce two new partnerships with world class Instructors, Kyle Defoor of Defoor Proformance Shooting and Bill Rapier of American Tactical Shooting.

“We could not be more excited for Kyle and Bill to join Nightforce. Both are incredibly professional and have years of experience using Nightforce products in and out of uniform. Their experiences with magnified optics will be a great addition to our team and will help students understand the applications of LPVOs in tactical environments.” Alexander Crown, Brand Manager Nightforce Optics

Kyle Defoor is a professional instructor who teaches firearms and tactics to military, law enforcement, and civilians. Specializing in pistol, carbine, urban sniper, and CQB, Kyle gained his knowledge from decorated combat service in multiple war fronts as a special operator and as one of the first and premier tactical trainers in the world. Kyle is now the owner & operator of Defoor Proformance Shooting. 

Bill Rapier spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL teams with the last 14 as a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). His assignments included assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. Bill is now the owner & operator of American Tactical Shooting Instruction & Amtac Blades. 

Since 1992, Nightforce Optics has been a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories. Nightforce serves the needs of elite military forces, competitive shooters, and hunters around the world by building the most rugged, reliable, and repeatable optics available. Through meticulous attention to detail in design, production, and quality control, every Nightforce is expected to withstand the most punishing conditions imaginable. For additional information on Nightforce technology and products please visit

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