THE FULL-TILT STORY
My Lifelong dream was to join the Marine Corp and retire and live the dream of a JARHEAD.
I was fortunate enough to get to live a portion of my dream; I joined the Marine Corp and excelled at almost everything I did. I was selected to get my TSSCI clearance and become an intelligence analyst and before I even got out of school I took the selection to go to 1st Recon in California. I was cross-trained in many different disciplines and had the pleasure of serving my country in the sand box overseas. But along the way I received an injury in my back that kept me from being able to retire.
When I left the service I came home to my home town with my wife and daughter and another one on the way. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life at that point but I knew that I wanted to be able to teach and train civilians some of the things that Uncle Sam had given to me. I had a lot of people asking me to train them how to shoot. There in laid a new issue, I came home and found that there was nowhere to shoot. So I was sitting in my shop on our property building a rifle for a buddy of mine and it hit me like a vision of what I wanted my range to look like and even what I wanted the company to look like and it continued on to even what the company would teach and stand for right down to the last detail. So I got a pen and started writing stuff down and drawing sketches of what the actual range would look like even down to where the buildings would sit.
Now before this I had never had any desire to own my own business but there is no one else doing what I envisioned. I wanted to be able to help people to protect themselves and get people interested in the shooting sports again; to create an environment that the whole family could enjoy. Our company slogan is “To be watchmen on the wall; guardians for those that can’t protect themselves”. This is a lot of what I did in service and even now in Law Enforcement. Full-Tilt Tactical was born from the way I have lived my life never doing anything slow paced or easy just Full Tilt in everything that I do. God has enabled me to do a lot of amazing things in my life and given me talents to do certain things and now I want to share this with anyone who is interested.
This is just the beginning of great things to come for this company and our community. We are to open our first temporary range in Adel Ga. But the company is already looking to expand and build the range that I envisioned. Full- Tilt Tactical is going to offer a wide range of training from women’s concealed carry classes, pistol level 1, 2, 3; carbine level’s 1, 2, 3; and advanced classes. We are also looking into doing a youth shooting program to teach our young people first how to be safe and respect firearms but not to be afraid of them. The answer to gun issues in America is not to ban guns but to receive proper training.
Here at Full-Tilt Tactical family we have a vast range of training experience from Military, Law Enforcement, SWAT, Krav Maga and personnel protection. We have taken all of these disciplines and brought them together to make a great training program to give one-on-one attention to each of our customers. We strive for greatness in everything that we do and provide a service to the community that is lacking in our country today. Our team will also be sending security teams to assist missionaries and humanitarian missions throughout the world.
Eric Shane Pennington