A little about myself. I grew up just south of Chicago. I met my first wife and had our first daughter pretty young and decided to follow my dad’s footsteps and defend our nation. I joined the Army when I was 20. After basic training at Ft. Benning, GA I went to Korea for a year where I was light Infantry, yep that sucked! After that tour we moved to Ft. Stewart, Ga where I was finally mechanized infantry and thought I didn't have to walk anymore. HA! Boy was a wrong. Fast forward 5 years. I left for the U.S Army Flight School in Alabama after we returned from Kuwait in 2000. By far one of the toughest things I've done in my life. Fast forward another year and a half to me finally finishing flight school and coming out as the newest Blackhawk Pilots in the Army! Yep we were cool, sunglasses and all. From there we moved to good ole Ft. Polk, LA. Talk about hot! Lived three years then it was off to Korea for another year. After that long wonderful year I moved to Ft. Belvoir, VA, land of the VIP's and some of the best missions I've ever done. Well we gotta fast forward another three and half years for the move to Ft. Hood, TX. The moment I saw the first Texas sunset I was hooked. Well thanks to Uncle Sam I wasn't there long. A year later we were on a C5 enroute to good ole Asscrackastan for a year long beach vacation. I'd like to say time flew by but it didn't. After our return to the states the Army thought it was a good idea to move us to Ft. Bliss, TX. Just like we never left Afghanistan! After a year or so it was time for me to move on. I found an Army civilian job here in Johnstown and hung up my active duty hat and joined the Army Reserves. It's a great job and I love what I do but I have always dreamed of owning my own gun shop. Well here I am! If it wasn't for the support of the best girlfriend ever and a desire to do something on my own this dream wouldn't be happening. Yea it's my dream but without my customers it wouldn't be happening either. I owe a big thanks to each and every one of you!