Staff

Robert W. Pizzi, Jr

Robert W. Pizzi, Jr

Founder & President

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Robert, a US Army Veteran, has had a strong passion for the shooting sports since he was a young man
enjoying hunting and target shooting sports. In the US Army, he was an infantryman, machine gunner and battalion armorer, responsible for maintaining and repairing various small arms, machine guns and other sensitive items.

After the Army, Robert spent over 30 years in retail, retail management and marketing. With this experience, Robert reinvented the firearm industry in CT through customer satisfaction and his desire to exceed every customer’s expectations. This attitude is evidenced by Robert’s current business’ positive online reviews in Google and social media, which has built into a growing, loyal base with thousands of followers.

Robert is an NRA certified instructor in
many disciplines and teaches our Basic Pistol, RSO and Multi-State permit classes. He is also a Glock and Smith & Wesson Certified Armorer. As a US Army trained armorer, he’s very knowlegable with AR platforms, does our in house builds and handles the repairs.

Robert is an avid shooter and shoots multiple times per week. He is an accomplished archery hunter who loves the outdoors.  When not at work, in the summer you can find him floating on a raft, on a beach or biking and in the fall you will find him in a tree hunting.

Robert has been married for 28 years and is the father of 4 children

Frank Scirpo

Frank Scirpo

Sales Associate and Trainer

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Frank started his firearms trainer career in the CT Army National Guard and he was selected to attend the U.S. Army Small Arms Instructor and Range Operations Course. After his military service, he served the community as a police officer for 21 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. For 15 of those years,
Frank was an active police firearms trainer and was a member of a Regional Emergency Response Team (SWAT) for 4 years. In 2011 he started teaching civilians and has continued down that path. Additionally, Frank has extensive training in handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun for self-defense, general marksmanship and is also certified with electronic control devices and pepper spray.
EZEQUIEL GONZALEZ

EZEQUIEL GONZALEZ

Sales Associate (bi-lingual)

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Ezequiel is a dedicated firearms enthusiast with a deep love for Glocks. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting and watching every combat sports broadcast imaginable. He served in the US Army National Guard as an 11 Bravo infantryman in the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to everything he does. He is always looking forward to meeting new customers. Ezequiel is bi-lingual

Mike Pizzi

Mike Pizzi

Sales Associate

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Mike has been working at the store for over 2 years. He started part time while attending URI, where he earned a BS in Communications. He is full time now. His knowledge is growing daily and recently became a Glock Certified Armorer.

In his spare time Mike enjoys shooting, the shore and watching every sporting broadcast imaginable.

Matthew Shideler

Matthew Shideler

Sales Associate

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Matthew is our newest team member. He is a Veteran who served in the US Army as a Military Police Officer with the 543rd MP CO stationed at Fort Drum. He was deployed to Afghanistan from 2014-2015. He has attended the US Army Combat Leaders Course, Rifle Marksman Instructor and Machine Gun Leader Courses at Light Fighter’s School.

He is excited to be on our team and looks forward to meeting everyone.

Kevin Belair

Kevin Belair

Sales Associate

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Kevin is a Veteran who finished his 4 years of service with the US Army as a Cav Scout with the 1st Cavalry Division. He was a customer of the store and would come in when he was home on leave and hit it off with us. As soon as he left the US Army, his job was waiting for him. Kevin is very knowledgeable with small arms.


 

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