Real Ambassadors

Gary Monreal

REAL AMBASSADOR

Gary retired in May 2010 after twenty-three years of law enforcement experience in corrections, patrol, SWAT, and training. His duties also included SWAT Team Leader, specializing in explosive entry. Gary is an instructor-trainer in tactics and armorers courses and has given various presentations at firearms and SWAT conferences throughout the United States, Germany and China.  Gary currently teaches factory armorer certifications for multiple firearm manufacturers.   A former adjunct instructor with Heckler & Koch, International Training Division; Gary has taught with Team One Network and General Dynamics – OTS division. Gary has been recognized as an expert witness in the Use of Deadly Force and has given opinions in both State and Federal courts. Gary is recipient of multiple department awards and citations; including City of New Berlin Police Department Medal of Honor.

HOME:WISCONSIN

FAVORITE CALIBERS:.45 ACP and 12GA

FAVORITE QUOTE:"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

FAVORITE PRODUCTS:The entire AR15 Armorer's Master Kit! Especially the AR15 Pivot Pin Tool - it saves time, headaches and lost parts!!!!

PETER JOHNSON

REAL AMBASSADOR

BIO:

Prior to establishing Archway Defense, Peter served 5 years as Federal Air Marshal (FAM) International Team Leader conducting counter-terror missions and surveillance around the globe. During his time with the FAMS, Peter achieved “Top Gun” at the Federal Air Marshal Academy in 2010. Prior to FAMS, Peter served 6 years in the USAF Air Base Defense deploying internationally for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Peter’s experience deployed included designated marksmen, clearing ordinance, conducting reconnaissance, and gathering intelligence with local nomads. CONUS Peter served as a pre-deployment trainer, combat arms instructor, and assisted the Inspector General’s Office in testing base defense vulnerabilities. Academically, Peter achieved a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a heavy emphasis on Counter-Terrorism. His undergrad culminated with his capstone research focused on the Radicalization of Somali Youth in Minneapolis.

HOME:Minnesota

CALIBERS:Whichever round fits the platforms I’m shooting at the moment

FAVORITE QUOTE:Life is too important to be taken seriously – Oscar Wilde

FAVORITE REAL AVID GEAR:Bore Boss, it's quick, effective and stores perfectly. It’s a must have for your range bag.

RYAN BARTSCH

REAL AMBASSADOR

BIO:

I grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan where if it hopped, flew or ran I hunted it. As a avid hunter I found 3 gun and competition shooting as a way to keep my trigger skills sharp. Constantly challenged and learning how to do things faster, and more accurately. Shortly out of high school, I became a Journeyman Welder then Journeyman Ironworker. Working with my hands is in my blood you could say. I am also a gunsmith in my small shop Nuke ‘M Gunworks where my Real Avid tools are used almost daily.

HOME:Denzil, Saskatchewan CA

CALIBERS:12 gauge, 9mm, .223, 6mm Creedmoor.

FAVORITE QUOTE:“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take” Wayne Gretzky

FAVORITE REAL AVID GEAR:AR15 Master Armorer’s Kit, AR15 Tool, Smart Bench Block