Para Bellum Products, Inc.
The Recoil Experts!

I have enjoyed shooting all my life just as many of you have. My dad gave me my first gun when I was eight - a Ruger 10/22. I've fired and trained with a lot of guns since then and have always been interested in their design and improvement. During my youth, I owned and became very familiar with many classic gun designs such as the M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, AR-15, Springfield and Enfield bolt actions, Remington and Ruger rifles, S&W Revolvers, 1911s, Sigs, Walthers, Remington 870 and Ithica shotguns, and many more.

I studied manufacturing in college after which I accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. I spent 20 years on active duty in the Marines and had the opportunity to gain experience at many levels. This included tours as a Tank Platoon Commander, Tank Company XO, Tank Company Commander, Infantry Battlation Intelligence Officer, Sniper Platoon Commander, Rifle/Pistol Team Captain of a championship Marine Division Team, Weapons and Tactics Instructor at an Air-Ground Weapons & Tactics School, Joint Tour to find ways to prevent friendly fire in combat, and supervising multiple types of intelligence units as the Director of Intelligence for the Marine Reserves.

During my career, I trained on a wide variety of weapons including numerous small arms, light, medium and heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, M60A1 and M1A1 main battle tanks, 155mm artillery cannons, rockets and anti-tank weapons, and even 20mm cannons and 7.62mm mini-guns on aircraft. While on active duty, I was able to qualify expert every time on both the rifle and pistol and even set a range record with the Beretta M9 pistol after attending a course at Gunsite.

My personal firearms training apart from the Marine Corps includes rifle, pistol and shotgun classes at Gunsite, Thunder Ranch and many other shooting schools. I have also enjoyed competitive shooting over the years in Practical Rifle/Pistol, USPSA and 3-gun type matches as well as skeet, sporting clays and hunting. Once I retired from the Marine Corps, I decided to put all this knowledge to use. My wife and I formed Para Bellum Products, Inc. and was born. Since 2008, we have been working with our vendors to bring you the best products available at the most competitive prices.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We'd like to hear from you.


Brian Hormberg
Major, USMC(Ret)
Para Bellum Products, Inc.