Team

BRAD SIMON – PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Opening a world-class shooting facility in Shreveport has been Brad’s dream for almost two decades and Red River Range is the realization of that vision. An Army veteran, Brad served as an infantry soldier and as a Blackhawk helicopter, air assault flight-lead and instructor pilot with two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brad returned home to Shreveport in 2011 with his wife Ashlee, and three sons, Joey, Kelly and Nourse. As an avid outdoorsman, hunter and shooter, Brad hopes Red River Range will offer a place for others to learn and grow their love for the shooting sports and outdoors.

BRIAN SMITH – RETAIL MANAGER

Brian comes to Red River Range with the goal of providing our customers with a personal, enthusiastic, and overall outstanding gun-buying, training, and shooting experience. Whether a seasoned shooter or a firearms novice, he wants our guests to feel comfortable, safe, and confident in our facilities and team. Brian brings with him a life-long love of shooting and the outdoors. A passion first instilled in him at a young age while squirrel hunting with his grandfather in Mississippi. It was there he was first taught to be safe and respectful in the use of firearms. Brian is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in the infantry and attained the rank of Sergeant. While in the Marines, he was deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991. After his time in the Marines, he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Management at Southern Arkansas University. Brian brings to Red River Range more than 25 years of customer-focused retail management.

TOM TRACEY – RANGE MANAGER

Tom is a native of Iowa City, Iowa and is a retired Master Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Tom served in the Marines from 1979 – 2006. During his time in the Marine Corps, Tom was an Infantryman and served in many billets including Drill Instructor, Weapons Instructor, Tactics Instructor, Operations Chief and Marine Corps Martial Arts (MCMAP) Instructor. Tom is married to Emma Beton of Iloilo, Philippines. After his retirement, he and Emma moved to Shreveport. Tom and Emma have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

ROBERT POINDEXTER- GUNSMITH

Robert J Poindexter Jr is the lead gunsmith at Red River Range. He was born and raised in Shreveport. After graduating form Louisiana Tech University in 2010, he left for Montana to attend Swan Mountain Outfitters wilderness guide school. Wanting to travel and guide abroad, it was fitting that he ended up in New Zealand. While in New Zealand, Robert guided hunting and fly-fishing trips for Southern Lakes Hunting Guides and also managed the hunting and fishing department at H&J’s Outdoor World in Queenstown, NZ. One day, behind the gun counter, he was disassembling a shipment of rifles to be sent to the local gunsmith to have the barrels threaded for suppressors when he decided he would investigate becoming a gunsmith. After some research, Robert decided to apply to the gunsmithing program at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. In May 2017, Robert graduated with degrees Gunsmithing Technology and Custom Gunmaking.