Patrick’s exposure to AK-47s ,beyond the battle field, began in 2010 when he and a few friends co-founded a small gun build operation out of their garage. This inspired idea was the humble beginning for a, simple and functional, business start up that proved to be a fun and fruitful endeavor. As the business start up grew, in 2013 , Patrick was lead into a position with an AK manufacturer where he was hired as a line worker threading barrels, conducting head space cleaning and managing 922r Compliance. With the growing demand and personal passion for these guns Patrick started creating 1-off custom AK builds and was recognized by the organization for his ingenuity and acumen with the title of Line Supervisor . A fervor for growth and desire to learn the artistry and industry of gun manufacturing pushed Patrick ahead on his path as he became Head of Operations and Production.
During his employment in the AK-47 manufacturing venue, business ventures lead Patrick across the world where he established relationships with top foreign AK-47 manufacturers in Romania. Opportunities and relationships from across the world flourished and pushed open doors within the AK-47 platform ; bringing with it a wealth of skill, education, knowledge and experience .
Patrick’s enthusiasm to apply his expertise in business and to the creation of AK-47s eventually lead him towards a partnership with Dave Martinedale (Master Machinist & Aerospace Technician) .
As a life long gun enthusiast, with 40 plus years of hands on engineering and manufacturing; Dave started his first manufacturing and fabrication business in 1997 . Dave’s cnc company was know for its attention to detail and consistent production of high quality services and custom parts for the likes of Lockheed Martin and Bowing.
With an established reputation in the manufacturing realm, Dave’s company was commissioned for its first AK47 product line in 2007; where they produced over 400 complete firearms on a monthly basis. In the interim of this endeavor Dave was introduced to the likes of engineers, builders and importers of AK47s from across the world.
Patrick was referred to Dave as a referral for custom firearm modifications and manufacturing . After year of successful business interaction Patrick and Dave decided to join forces to conquer the world.