Ryan Cleckner

Attorney. Author. Professor. Executive. Entreprenuer.
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Featured Projects

Long Range Shooting Handbook

The best-selling ultimate beginner’s guide to precision rifle shooting.

RocketFFL

The best solution for getting your Federal Firearms License and learning all you need to know to stay compliant.

About Ryan

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.

Firearms Expert

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 role as an active-duty sniper, 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 he publishes firearms related content via books, articles, videos, and podcasts.

Author

Ryan is the author of the best-selling Long Range Shooting Handbook and numerous articles for RECOIL magazine, Carnivore magazine, Gun Digest Magazine, and various online websites. He is currently working on the much-anticipated sequeal to his first book, Advanced Long Range Shooting, and two other soon-to-be-announced titles.

Entreprenuer

Even though he keeps busy as a family man, attorney, author, host of two podcasts, and professor, Ryan loves to tackle and work on new projects.

He just launched an online-learning program that helps people obtain their FFL and educates them on the associated requirements at RocketFFL.com. He’s also putting the finishing touches on a project to qualify individuals, completely online, to legally carry a concealed handgun in over half of the country.

Attorney

After his service, Cleckner attended Quinnipiac University School of Law as a Dean’s Scholar where he graduated with honors.

Cleckner is known in the firearms industry as a firearm law subject matter expert. He currently represents hundreds of Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) across the country. As an advocate for the firearms industry, Cleckner has established a strong relationship and great reputation with the ATF and its senior leadership.

Executive

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 voting board member on the Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI).

Professor

Cleckner teaches Constitutional law courses including, Civil Liberties, American Constitutional Law, and Law, Courts, and Public Policy, for the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL. He has been teaching at the college/university level for 7 years and has also guest-lectured law school courses.

Featured Projects

Long Range Shooting Handbook

Amazon.com #1 Bestseller in its category for 19 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.

RocketFFL

The #1 resource for getting, and keeping, your FFL

RocketFFL’s easy-to-use online courses teach you how to get an FFL, how (and why) to become an SOT (Class 3), and they teach you the necessary rules, requirements and best-practices to stay out of trouble with the ATF and run a sucsessful business.

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020 – How to Own a Machinegun

HOW TO OWN A MACHINE GUN They’re actually legal for most Americans to own! Listen in as Ryan explains all the details of how it’s legal, what is legal and all the steps to take in order to ensure you’re in compliance with the laws. He also goes into detail for you on...

66 – Ryan Goes Negative

Ryan and Jason hang out and talk guns. What's new? Ryan goes a bit negative - but not that much. Check out the Wilderness Safepacker     Enter the weekly ammo giveaway contest Check out the Mayday Safety App: School Safety App Get your FFL with Rocket FFL See what...

Setting Up Binoculars [NSSF Video]

Have you ever struggled with trying to get your binoculars to focus properly or have your eyes become fatigued after using your binoculars for a while? Or, have you tried to look through a friend's binoculars and wondered how they could possibly see through something...

019 – Traveling with Firearms

Ryan gives the all the insight you need when it comes to traveling with firearms and ammunition including flying and driving out-of-state. DRIVING & FLYING WITH FIREARMS - 2 episodes ago (17) was about shipping firearms My recommended method because it’s easier than...

65 – What the heck is Sous Vide?

The Cleckner boys continue to wax poetic about firearms.  Topics covered in this episode include Magtech ammo performance, pistol caliber carbines, where they were at on 9/11, Ryan's holster giveaway codeword, why to "run the bolt" when shooting, and sous vide. What...

020 – How to Own a Machinegun

HOW TO OWN A MACHINE GUN They’re actually legal for most Americans to own! Listen in as Ryan explains all the details of how it’s legal, what is legal and all the steps to take in order to ensure you’re in compliance with the laws. He also goes into detail for you on...

Ryan’s EDC Featured in Recoil’s Concealment Magazine

If you're interested in Concealed Carry, you really should check out RECOIL's Concealment Magazine! One of the regular features in the magazine is Everyman EDC where they feature the Everyday Carry (or, "pocket dump") of various people. In this most recent issue, they...

66 – Ryan Goes Negative

Ryan and Jason hang out and talk guns. What's new? Ryan goes a bit negative - but not that much. Check out the Wilderness Safepacker     Enter the weekly ammo giveaway contest Check out the Mayday Safety App: School Safety App Get your FFL with Rocket FFL See what...

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5543 Edmondson Pike
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Ryan’s Listening…Really

Ryan reads and responds to every email sent through this site.  Please be patient, however, as he’s a little too busy at times.

Whether you’ve got a question about a current project of Ryan’s, an idea/request for a new project, or a complaint/gripe/compliment, don’t hesitate to reach out.  You can use the contact form above (best option) or the contact information below.

Contact Info

5543 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

629-777-6232

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