I used the 2013 season to build up and modify my gear and practiced by shooting as many local matches as possible. At the end of 2013, I shot in my first major, the Fallen Brethren Championship. In 2014, I joined the Dissident Arms 3 Gun team, and began shooting 3-Gun majors around Texas as well as a few outside of the state. In 2015, I shot majors across the US and proudly joined the ranks of the 3 Gun Nation Pro Series where I competed against the best of the best in the world of 3 gun. For 2016, I completed the build-out of my practice range located at my home which is also connected to my customized reloading room where I continue to refine my reloading practices as well as conduct product reviews. I’ve competed against the best 3 Gun pros in the business and have had many Top 5% finishes in major matches. 2017 and 2018 were strong years, finishing with numerous top 10 finishes in the major matches I attended across the United States. In 2019, I continued my success and traveled across our great country competing in 3-Gun majors and have also attended many local matches across Texas from Houston to Austin to DFW.
When not on the range, I work in the oil and gas industry in Houston, TX and enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, reloading to support my shooting habit, and tinkering in the garage. I am a TCU Horned Frog graduate, an avid 2A supporter, NRA Endowment Life Member and hail from Magnolia in the great state of Texas.
I'm the business owner of Fausto's Power Garage in Collegedale ,Tn and I have been an automotive technician for over 32 years.
Married to my amazing wife for 30 years and a father to 3 children who have supported me through my growing business and hobbies.
My first passion has been working on fast cars but my second passion is shooting "fast"!! Spending time at the range has turned into a form of therapy for me after some not always stressful days at the shop !!!
I started shooting IDPA competitively since 2012, and then in 2013 I was introduced to a new game called "3-gun" and I have been hooked ever since! I'm currently holding a Semi-Pro classification in 3 Gun, and I'm a class A shooter I. PCC division of USPSA.
I'm an avid competitor trying to meet my goals of winning a championship and at the same time spreading the good word about the products I use on my journey to the top.
I have been lucky enough and thankful to represent IRON CITY RIFLE WORKS and some great companies that support our competition shooting!!
I'm looking forward to new opportunities this year and getting closer to reaching my goals !!
If you ever see me at the range don't hesitate to ask me any questions I'll be more than happy to help you....see you at the range...!!!
My first match was very slow, although it happened very fast in my mind. I quickly realized that there was more to shooting than just standing at a qualification line. I got hooked and started diving into the rabbit hole of USPSA. One year later, duty called. I had to put the shooting on pause due to back-to-back deployments and a 1 year tour in South Korea. After moving to Las Vegas, I got back into the sport. I hit the ground running knowing that there was so much to catch up on, but I was fortunate to be mentored by awesome local shooters here in Southern Nevada. Naturally, I love to learn. I love to seek information in new fields and it has given me a diverse background. I am a Purdue alumni with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and an active duty servicemember in the combat engineering field. Meanwhile, I am also behind Iron City's marketing and media. The best advice I can give to anyone starting out in the sport, or for anything in general, always be open-minded and learn as much as you can. My all time favorite quote is from Michaelangelo, "Ancora Imparo". This means "I'm still learning" or, "Forever Learning". Get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
When I'm not shooting, I'm usually spending time with my family or catching up on tasks. I enjoy working out, video editing, and photography. My goals for the upcoming season is to branch into multigun, excel in a whole new division, and travel to more majors.
I look forward to elevating with Iron City and I am truly blessed to represent one of the finest weapons manufacturer in the world!