I serve as a brand ambassador for the following companies. They have all let me provide input into the design, testing and construction of a product and/or services provided. Here are the products and the reasons why I proudly use this gear. – Kris Paronto

Maxim Defense

I trust this company’s CQB buttstock for ARs. Why? Plain and simple, Maxim Defense makes the best CQB buttstocks on the planet.

These buttstocks are made for operators. You’re not going to see them in 3-Gun matches. Michael Windfelt, the owner of Maxim Defense, came to me early and let me try the product. I am now part of the Maxim family and can say without reservation that we have a solid group of professionals that want nothing more than to make a product that helps improve the chances of operators staying alive downrange. (

Lifestyle Lock

The Lifestyle Lock Patriot is by far the strongest pistol lockbox on the market, and it’s the most eye pleasing. Its Bluetooth capabilities and the sensor alerts that you receive through the smartphone app are second to none. The lock itself is a beast.

This was a no-brainer when the guys at Lifestyle asked me to come on board. The sensor gives an alert if it’s even bumped. (

Custom Shops

The two Glocks I had in the Ballistic fall 2017 cover shoot were customized by two of the best: Adam at Allegiant Rifleworks ( and Damon Young of SSVi ( They’re unbelievable craftsmen who take their time and put out amazing products.

88 Tactical

The facility that hosted the photoshoot for the Ballistic fall 2017 cover shoot, 88 Tactical, is the best in Nebraska. I’m a lead instructor for the company as well.

The company believes in training hard but being fair, and its employees care about the people and training products they put out. This is a top-notch organization. (

This article is from the fall 2017 issue of Ballistic Magazine. To subscribe, please visit

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