I am a college dropout who didn't know what he wanted to do in life. Shortly thereafter I found interest in cooking, and went to school to be a professional chef. I worked in the best local restaurants in Baltimore, MD for several years before we headed to greener pastures in Naples, FL. In Florida I was a kitchen manager in most restaurants and hotels I worked in. I continued my culinary career for several years but was eventually was drawn to the green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and operating a mobile marine service. I ran this marine business for a few years and then bought it out, after doubling its revenue in two years. Captaining private yachts, doing yacht repair, running fishing charters in the Gulf of Mexico, and delivering yachts up and down the eastern seaboard of the US and Bahamas for about 15 years...all the while enjoying the outdoors, fishing and shooting whenever possible
In a few years, I turned a shooting hobby into a business, quickly realizing the need to get premium rifle components without the ridiculous waits. I started reselling and gunsmithing on a small scale, and pretty quickly expanded into a web store and e-commerce. We now reside in the green hills of Tennessee, distanced from the saltwater, but 100% immersed in shooting. Theres a 100, 200, and 400 yard range at the house, and an 1100 yard range right down the road.
In 2017 a fella named Jon Marney found his way here and thought he'd take a chance on working with me. After a few months, Jon is doing work that you cannot distinguish from mine. We have added a few CNC machines that have enabled us to improve quality and throughput of parts and services, and continue the innovative direction that people have expected from us. I think you will find the parts, service, selection, and gunsmithing provided by SPR to be the best there is. Many have copied this business plan, but SPR continues to lead the way
and so here we are now...
My son and I after shooting some small groups from the 1000 yard line, just before leaving Florida, summer 2014
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