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Ron is a Retired Gunnery Sgt. serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served as an Infantryman and is also a Disabled Veteran. Ron has served multiple tours over seas. Additional employment include Small Arms Instructor and Ranges. Employment includes a Senior Engineering Technician, Senior Range Safety Officer/Range Control Officer for Small Arms Weapon Systems Division ranges at NSWC Crane. As the Senior Range Control Officer, he has the oversight of all explosive ordnance operations on a wide variety of ranges to include: demolition ranges, ordnance test ranges, static and mobile firing ranges, underwater test ranges and small arms test ranges dependent upon the test requirements. He is considered very knowledgeable in the firearms industry due to his background and current position.
In 1996 Matt joined the Marine Corps and graduated top of his company on the range, this began the path down the road to being a firearms instructor. Matt spent 10 years in the Marine Corps part of which was spent with Weapons Training Battalion as a Marksmanship Instructor. After a year as an Instructor, he continued on to the Marine Corps Shooting Team. Matt has ran and operated multiple ranges indoor and outdoor.
After leaving the Marine Corps he worked for Coastal International Security in Alexanderia, VA/D.C. as their Firearms Instructor and soon became the Director of Training and Recruiting for the second largest security company in the nation, training Federal Officers, CIA Officer Contractors & FBI officers.
Matt has been a firearms instructor for many weapons systems such as M2-50cal, MK19 Grenade Launcher, M249 Saw, M240G, M16A2, Beretta M9, Glock, FN Pistols, Smith & Wesson (Semi & Revolver), Taurus Revolver. He has been through various civilian & military basic and advanced weapons courses. Matt is always looking to excel in the knowledge of firearms instruction.
In January 2012, Matt purchased Bloomington Home & Personal Security Store subsequently turning it into American Arms Gun Shop. Matt has always had the hopes to provide the citizens of Bloomington and surrounding areas with honest service and the lowest prices possible.
In 1996 Mike enlisted in the United States Navy, and is still Active Duty. He spent his first 10 years serving as a Fire Controlman, supervising all small arms weapons systems at various Commands. . In 2007 he was selected to Chief Petty Officer then selected for the LDO commissioning program in the field of Ordnance/Weapons. As an Officer, he has served as the Ship’s Gunner for USS John C Stennis, the Weapons Officer for Special Boat Team 22, and the Ordnance Officer for CTF 53. During his time in the Navy he has served as a Small Arms instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Fire Control Officer for large caliber weapons systems. He is currently serving as the Small Arms Deputy Division Manager at NSWC Crane, where his duties include management of all Small Arms weapon programs such as, maintenance, repair, and replacement. Mike retired as a Lt. Commander in 2020 after 24 years of service.