My name is Ryan Miller. I got my start in public safety back in 2006 when I began working as a volunteer firefighter for a rural district in Lane County, Oregon. During that time I learned a lot about myself and some of the harsh realities about the world. In addition to firefighting, I also became certified as a Swift-water Rescue Technician as well as a Rope Rescue Technician. I spent about three and a half years serving that community before joining the United States Air Force.
The first part of my enlistment I spent stationed out of RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England with the 492nd AMU. My job as a Crew Chief on F-15Es took me on a short deployment to Italy for operations in North Africa as well as a six month deployment to Africa for operations in the Horn of Africa as well as the Arabian Peninsula. After 2 years overseas, I got stationed in North Carolina with the 333rd AMU, where I finished out my enlistment.
Upon leaving the military, I began going to school back in Oregon. An old family friend had started a firearms and security training company and he brought me on to help him produce YouTube videos. This eventually led into me becoming an instructor for the company as well. During that time I had the opportunity to receive many licenses and certifications which allowed me to teach security courses as well as Concealed Handgun classes. I loved teaching these courses because it allowed me to make a positive impact on the safety and security of my local community. After almost a year we decided to part ways.
Before I started my YouTube channel, I found myself looking for reviews on products that I wanted to buy. Many times there would be little to no input from other people who had purchased those items. Spending a lot of time in gun stores, people kept saying that sharing my experience with that product had influenced them to either buy or avoid that product. This made me decide to put my opinions out there for anyone who cared to look. I started my YouTube channel in late 2014 and am actively trying to do my best to objectively review the guns and gear I have the opportunity to test.