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Founded by three friends and U.S. military veterans, CapArms is an Iowa based Firearms and Ammunition manufacturer and dealer. We are proud to offer high quality new and remanufactured ammunition for competitions and high quality defensive ammunition for Law Enforcement and civilian use. CapArms is also a federally licensed Class III and NFA firearms manufacturer and dealer. We offer a wide range of FFL related services and MN and Iowa Permit to Carry License classes.

Clint Gerner

Clint Gerner is our founder and Chief Executive. Clint has nearly a decade of experience in multiple executive roles and as a business owner. Formerly a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps' 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion he is an Iraq War veteran most notably participating in Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah where he was wounded by a landmine. Clint has served and/or conducted anti-insurgency operations in both the Middle East and the Far-East Asian Pacific Rim. An avid outdoorsman, he has a passion for hunting as well as 3Gun & USPSA shooting competitions.


Chris McCann

Chris McCann serves as our Executive Vice President of Marketing and Chief Firearms Instructor. Chris has spent his career in private security as an instructor, HR manager and site security coordinator for multiple Fortune 500 security firms. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, Chris served as a member of the 134th Signal Corps. Chris is currently enjoying being newly married to his bride Nicole and loves coaching his son's baseball team and spending quality time with his daughter and step-daughter.


Nate Rinehart

Nate Rinehart is our Chief of Operations. A former private security consultant, trainer and systems designer, Nate brings years of product development and implementation experience to CapArms. He is a dedicated husband and father and enjoys nothing more than chasing birds with his dog, shotgun in hand. Nate, a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces, is currently a Technical Sergeant with the 934th Security Forces Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Reserves and has been deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in Support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.



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