There is really only one person on our production crew other than myself. That would be my terrific son, Nick. Here’s a little about us.
The Gun Guy:
Among other things, he is a NRA certified law enforcement firearms instructor and has taught thousands of people how to shoot. He believes there are two things you don’t leave home without, a Bible and a gun. He is an avid hunter, martial artist, photography buff and devoted family man.
Joel has been shooting since he was five. His father was a deputy sheriff and an avid hunter. Joel is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ASIS International, and San Diego Infragard. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBTN Inc. Joel has run security departments as a Director of Security; served on executive protection teams protecting high net-worth clients; provided security for hostile employee terminations; and apprehended felony bail fugitives on a fugitive recovery team.
As an instructor, Joel is certified by:
- NRA Law Enforcement Division
- California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
- California Department of Justice
- San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
- Utah Department of Public Safety
- USA Shooting
He also holds basic firearms instructor certifications for civilian shooters with the National Rifle Association, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and is a certified instructor in Combat Eskrima (Filipino Martial Arts).
Co-Host & Camera Guy:
Big Nick Persinger
He has been a successful competitive shooter, both a college and high school athlete and a skilled martial artist. Among other things, he loves playing basketball, shooting, hunting, playing video games and working with kids. In his spare time, what little he’s got of it, Nick coaches AAU Boys Basketball.
He’s our gentle giant, but he’s tough as rocks and is one of the best shots we know. He loves his family and he loves the Lord. Like his dad, he believes that a Bible and a gun should be every man’s constant companions.
Chief Pilot & 2nd Camera Guy
Pete Elmore (Also known as “Blow it up Pete!”)
Pete is a professional jet pilot, a reserve deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and our second Camera Guy. He’s also in charge of exploding targets, crazy trips to the desert, and picking which steak house we go to for dinner. Pete knows his steaks!
While Pete spends most of his time behind the camera, his appearances in front of the camera are generally hilarious. Pete is a terrific friend and an irreplaceable member of the GunGuyTV crew.