I have enjoyed shooting all my life. 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. I spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. 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 and Sniper Platoon Commander, Rifle/Pistol Team Captain of two teams that won 1st and 2nd place in both rifle and pistol for Marine Forces Atlantic, 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 an extremely wide variety of weapons including various small arms, crew served weapons like light, medium and heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, main battle tanks, artillery cannons, rockets and anti-tank weapons, and even 20mm cannons and 7.62mm mini-guns on aircraft. My personal firearms training 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 and sporting clays. After retiring from the Marine Corps, I finally had the opportunity to focus on product development. In 2010, my wife and I formed Blitzkrieg Components, LLC to bring some of my ideas to market.