I have enjoyed shooting all my life just as many of you have. My dad gave me my
first gun when I was eight - a Ruger 10/22. A Few years later he bought me an M1 Carbine as my interest in guns and shooting increased. I've fired and trained with a lot of
guns since then and have always been interested in their design and improvement. During my youth, I owned and became very familiar with many classic gun designs such as the M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, AR-15, Springfield and Enfield bolt actions, Remington and Ruger rifles, S&W Revolvers, 1911s, Sigs, Walthers, Remington 870 and Ithica shotguns, and many more.
I studied manufacturing in college after which I accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. I spent 20 years on active duty in the Marines and had the opportunity to gain experience at many levels. This included tours as a Tank Platoon Commander, Tank Company XO, Tank Company Commander, Infantry Battlation Intelligence Officer, Sniper Platoon Commander, Rifle/Pistol Team Captain of a championship Marine Division Team, Weapons and Tactics Instructor at an Air-Ground Weapons & Tactics School, Joint Tour to find ways to prevent friendly fire in combat, and supervising multiple types of intelligence units as the Director of Intelligence for the Marine Reserves.
During my career, I trained on a wide variety of weapons including numerous small arms, crew served weapons like light, medium and heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, M60A1 and M1A1 main battle tanks, 155mm artillery cannons, rockets and anti-tank weapons, and even 20mm cannons and 7.62mm mini-guns on aircraft. While on active duty, I was able to qualify expert every time on both the rifle and pistol and even set a range record with the Beretta M9 pistol after attending a course at Gunsite Ranch. My personal firearms training apart from the Marine Corps includes rifle, pistol and shotgun classes at Gunsite, Thunder Ranch and many other shooting schools. I have also enjoyed competitive shooting over the years in Practical Rifle/Pistol USPSA and 3-gun type matches as well as skeet, sporting clays and hunting.
After retiring from the Marine Corps, I finally had the opportunity to focus on developing products of my own. My wife and I formed Blitzkrieg Components, LLC to bring some of my ideas to market.
The Blitzkrieg name was derived from my experience in Tank, Mechanized Infantry and Light Armor Reconnaissance operations where speed, maneuver and decisive action overwhelms the enemy and brings quick victory. The maneuver warfare concepts of today started with the German concept of Blitzkrieg which means "Lightning War". The same concept can be applied in personal defense as an armed citizen where quick thinking, good tactics and decisive action can end a lethal encounter quickly and save lives.
was established to develop innovative, high quality products that serious shooters would enjoy.
Our initial product offering, the AR-15 Chevron Front Post, offers a unique chevron design to get you on target with speed and precision. We have several other products under development including other new sight designs as well as other types of parts. We are a small, veteran owned company. We happily share information with any interested customers and industry partners.
If you have any questions, please contact us, we'd like to hear from you. You can also follow us on facebook for the latest product updates and developments.
We hope you enjoy our products!
Brian C. Hormberg
Blitzkrieg Components, LLC