Gary, better known as “Gunner” was born in Amarillo Texas. As soon as he graduated from High School he joined the United States Navy. He retired as a Gunners Mate in 1996. Before retiring Gunner served on 5 different ships, was a Shipboard Armorer, and also certified as a Shipboard Small Arms Instructor. Gunner has owned a home in San Antonio since 1988 and purchased Firearms Training Pluss in 2012. He has since became Certified as a NRA Pistol Instructor as well as being Certified by TX DPS as a CHL/LTC Instructor. He and his wife have now settled in Elmendorf.