Ryan Cleckner is a best-selling author, attorney, university professor, entreprenuer, and firearms idustry executive who served as a special operations sniper team leader with the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Ranger Bn. on multiple combat deployments.

Long Range Shooting Handbook

Amazon.com #1 Bestseller in its category for 50 months!

This best-selling book is the complete beginner’s guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it’s easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.


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Ryan M. Cleckner

Ryan M. Cleckner


Ryan M. Cleckner is a problem-solver and firearms expert who became an attorney so that he could help protect gun owners and the firearms industry.

Cleckner, a former special operations sniper team leader in the U.S. Army’s 1st Ranger Battalion, is a combat veteran with multiple deployments overseas. Following his service, Cleckner became a sniper instructor and competitive shooter. He has appeared numerous times on the History Channel’s “Top Shot” program as a featured sniper expert, he has a series of popular online firearm instructional and demonstration videos, and is currently writing a book on long-range shooting.

After his service, Cleckner attended Quinnipiac University School of Law as a Dean’s Scholar where he graduated with honors. As a firearms industry executive he has managed federal government relations for the firearms industry’s trade association (NSSF), established and managed the compliance department for the industry’s largest firearm and ammunition manufacturer as a Vice President of Remington Outdoor Company (Remington, Marlin, AAC, Bushmaster, DPMS, Barnes, and others), and has served as a board member on the Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI).

Cleckner is known in the firearms industry as a firearm law subject matter expert. As an advocate for the firearms industry, Cleckner has established a strong relationship and great reputation with the ATF and its senior leadership. Let him help you by finding, preventing, and solving problems.

31 – California Mag Ban

31 – California Mag Ban

Ryan Cleckner follows up on his recent article – CA Mag Ban Explained.  The ruling that the Cali mag ban violates your 2nd and 5th amendment rights.  But, does that mean it’s now technically legal to buy magazines in California?  Maybe not. Complete show notes here!...

30 -SOT Registration

30 -SOT Registration

In this episode, Ryan talks about what an SOT is, what it can do, and how to register. He covers the 3 classes of special occupational taxpayers for making, importing, and/or selling NFA firearms like silencers, machine guns, etc.  June is the time of year for SOT...

29 – Online Concealed Carry Permits

29 – Online Concealed Carry Permits

Are Online Concealed Carry Permits Legit? Yes - online concealed carry permits are legit as long as you keep in mind where they are (and aren’t valid). Before you get an online CCW, please make sure that it will be legal for your intended purpose and also that you get...


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