Shooting is something I have enjoyed all my life, as many of you have. I got my first gun when I was eight. I've fired and trained with a very wide array of guns since then and have always been interested in their use, function, design and ways to improve them. I studied manufacturing in college after which I accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. I spent 20 years on active duty and gained 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.
I've trained on a wide variety of weapons including all types of military small arms, light, medium and heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, M60A1 and M1A1 main battle tanks, 155mm artillery cannons, 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 Ranch.
My personal firearms training apart from the Marine Corps includes rifle, pistol and shotgun classes at Gunsite Ranch, Thunder Ranch and many other shooting schools, competitive shooting in Practical Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, 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. In 2008, my wife and I formed Para Bellum Products, Inc. and NoKick.com was born. We enjoy helping other shooters find what they need and bringing them quality products that really work.
Para Bellum Products, Inc.