•      STURGIS  (8/17/11) – Chad Dixon, owner of Long Rifles, Inc., recently relocated to a new 3,300 sq. ft. facility in the Sturgis Industrial Park.  LongRifles, Inc. is staffed by Kalli Reasor and Garrett Caldwell.  Kalli manages daily operations and Garret is a formally trained and highly skilled gunmaker with almost 10 years experience.

         Long Rifles, Inc. opened in 2009, sharing a small section of the Competition Distributing building.  Chad states, “I chose Sturgis because South Dakota is a firearms friendly state and the established network of firearms/ammunition manufacturers in the Sturgis Industrial Park and Black Hills area offers a tremendous resource.”  He goes on to say, “Lonnie and Marianne Isam, owners of Competition Distributing, have been a vital asset to the successful startup of this company. “ 

         As the demand for high quality, custom gun making increases, Chad continues to develop both his client base and inventory of precision CNC equipment.  LongRifles, Inc.’s reputation for accuracy, attention to detail, and personal customer service has earned a solid footprint in domestic and international markets. 

         Chad’s extensive firearms career spans over 20 years.  He’s been a marksmanship instructor and competitive shooter in the Marine Corps, a Gunmaker specializing in Olympic 3P, International Long Range, sporting, and LE/Military tactical rifles.  He’s held management positions with Nesika Bay Precision, The Anschutz National Service Center, and Dakota Arms, Inc.  Chad’s experience also includes a three year tenure as the Chief Armorer and Firearms Instructor for the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  He has also worked as a Security Contractor throughout the Middle Eastern Theatre.

         For more info, call 605-490-2561 or click www.longriflesinc.com.