Rick is a National and Internationally recognized firearms expert with 40 years’ of Federal government experience who began his career as a United States Marine in 1974. Over his 21 year career in the Marines, Rick received training as a basic armorer and as an advanced gunsmith at the precision weapons shop in Quantico, Va, where Rick subsequently served as the chief instructor of the facility. During his tenure at the Marine Corps, he was the representative that ensured the introduction of the M16A2 into the hands of the 6th Marine Regiment, coordinated the implementation and development of the Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle and deployed to Colombia and developed armorer training for the Colombian Marines. Additionally, Rick served as a Marine recruiter, Marine Barracks (Security) duty in Naples, Italy, Marine Security Guard duty as Detachment Commander at the American Embassies in Kingston, Jamaica, and Moscow, Russia.
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