ABOUT US

Established in 2015. 

Locally owned and operated.  

FFL & SOT Manufacturer.  

At Saddle Ridge Armory, quality is our mission. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re committed to bringing you exactly what you need, when you need it. 

At Saddle Ridge Armory, you won’t only find what you need; you’ll get the best quality training and service. With years of experience in firearms instruction, in-field service, security specialization and the firearms industry, we have the expertise to thoroughly and efficiently serve our customers to ensure they’re never disappointed.

Whether you’re a one-time student, one time buyer, long term client or looking to buy in bulk, you can count on us to provide great products and excellent service, every step of the way. Browse our inventory and get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

 
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THE TEAM

Where the Passion Begins

 
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MR. JOHN SHEPHERD

Owner & Lead Instructor


Mr. John Shepherd is a Private Security Contractor and brings over a decade of experience into the industry.  Mr. Shepherd was born and raised in Catlett Virginia and is the owner of Saddle Ridge Armory. He graduated from Penn-Foster in 2014 with a degree in gunsmithing. Mr. Shepherd works as a Personal Protection Specialist, Private Investigator, Interpreter and Instructor.  He is a firearms instructor for the NRA, Utah Bureau of Criminal Identity, The Department of Criminal Justice Services and a Machinegun Instructor for Saddle Ridge Armory. With His experience as an industry expert Instructor and Security Contractor, He is always working to create the safest, most efficient and realistic training curriculum. Mr. Shepherd is setting higher standards of training in the industry. He thoroughly enjoys the research, development and testing of new firearm systems and their applications. His courses and curriculum are developed and based on personal experience, Law Enforcement & Civilian defense data.  Mr. Shepherd loves teaching the new and experienced members in the firearms industry in order to promote safer, competent, responsible and knowledgeable firearms owners and sporting enthusiasts.  Mr. Shepherd is a Cancer Survivor and a Liver Transplant recipient.

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MR. NIKITA KULIKOV

Operations & Compliance Manager

Nikita Kulikov is an essential part of the team, and has been with Saddle Ridge Armory since the very beginning. As our Operations & Compliance Manager, we have ensured that countless clients receive exactly what they need and are completely satisfied.

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Rifle Bullets
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Shooting Practice
Shooting Targets

Quality You Can Rely On