I began gunsmithing at age 12, sporterizing military surplus rifles with my father, in the basement of our home in South Hadley, MA. Over the years working on guns was always a hobby I pursued during my career in high tech sales and marketing. In 2008 I bought my first AR15 and like many came to recognize it as THE modern sporting rifle. I have spent the last 10 plus years developing a deep understanding of this platform and other semi-auto military rifles. I’ve studied writings by Army Marksmanship Unit gunsmith Joe Carlos. Received one on one training with a former SOCOM master gunsmith who also worked at the “Red Roof Inn” at Fort Bragg. I’ve built AR’s for serious hunters, law enforcement, and former special forces operators.