ABOUT CRUX SUPPRESSORS
OUR STORY AND STARTING POINT
As the popularity in long range shooting has steadily been increasing we’ve found that there is a need for products that help shooter push the limits. We’ve combined our love of the industry and a love of manufacturing and machining processes to refine them to produce ultra accurate suppressors and other firearms products which are needed for today’s most competitive long distance shooting competitions.
Growing up on a farm in central Texas is a sure way to fall in love with the shooting sports at an early age. Curtis started his shooting age early taught by a family of hunters. Hunting and fishing are a way of life in small town U.S.A. and Curtis’ beginnings were like many who today have the same love of the shooting sports.
Curtis is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering graduating with an Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering specialties. He’s worked in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell manufacturing, Aerospace, and in the Oil and Gas Exploration Industry. He has significant experience in metallurgy, materials science, product design, equipment design, process design and had acquired a number patents as well as being certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and has been trained by the last living disciple of Ohno Taiichi (Founder of the Toyota Production System), Sensei Chihiro Nakao (Father of Moonshine), as well as Sensei Suzuki, and Sensei Nagata.
After designing new manufacturing processes, developing business strategies, and designing a complete manufacturing facility for a major fortune 500 company; Curtis was assigned building and executing this strategy in China. Two years after establishing a business entity and building a manufacturing plant in China; Curtis’ love of the shooting sports was re-invigorated and a whole new spark for the 2nd Amendment was re-acquired. Every trip back to the great U.S. was filled with gunsmoke.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER - CURTIS PROSKE
After graduating with a degree in engineering, Curtis entered the aerospace industry where he became a welding engineer and developed processes that reduced costs of manufacturing. He focused on improving quality from a metallurgical and weld joint integrity point of view. I know, big words…stick with me, it gets interesting. In the aerospace industry you’re amongst the best and brightest and it’s really hard to stand out. Curtis felt like his concepts and ideas were being overlooked. He decided to move back to the Houston, Texas area and try his talents out in the oil and gas industry. There he was able to develop skills that were more cutting-edge by combining his experience in the aerospace industry and manufacturing skills. He quickly developed processes and invented innovative mechanical designs like new equipment and formulations for bi-metal castings that resulted in industry leading performance. During this time he received patents in areas like nanobond brazing and infiltration methods for forming drill bits. He was soon asked to move to China to build a manufacturing plant and then manage it. While working in China, Curtis went to Japan to study under Sensei Chihiro Nakao, one of the last living disciples of Ohno Taiichi, the founder of the Toyota Production System.
Curtis is very thankful and proud of his time spent in China, but there’s nothing like living in China to re-invigorate a respect and a love for the God-given rights that we possess in the U.S. He returned to Houston and joined the corporate ranks, but it wasn’t what he expected. Curtis explains, “As I climbed the rungs of the ladder in Big Corporate (America) I began to see the lack of integrity and corruption there. The lack of any regard for the people doing the work on the lowest level, and how their careless, greedy decisions would affect the lives of these people and their families. This is when I really learned what Crony Capitalism is. I’m a fan of good ol’ fashioned capitalism that works to not only make a good living but to better the lives of the families that work for your company, the community your company is in, the State and its regulations that affect other communities, as well as the Industry on the whole. I just couldn’t be a part of the crony world, so I threw away the big salary and jumped both feet into an industry that I love and have a passion for.” The first thing he wanted to do when he got back was to get out to the ranch and do some shooting. He says, “That perfect fall Texas day when I pulled the trigger for the first time in years sent shock waves through my universe and that was the birth of Templar Tactical Firearms.”
Curtis approaches his designs and manufacturing from an ergonomical, environmental, functional, reliability, economical, metallurgical, and extreme use standpoint. All Templar Tactical suppressors are 100% aerospace grade titanium that are designed for precision shooting and extended long range shooting. Here’s the real cool thing: these are .30 caliber suppressors that are rated from .22LR up to .300 Win Mag. For most shooters, this means you can obtain one suppressor for all your platforms. Curtis designs and manufactures a one-piece brake attachment that allows this to happen. Additionally, Curtis has solved the A2 Flash Hider attachment issues by completely eliminating the need to indicate off the flash hider. His design replaces the traditional crush washer with a precision-machined threaded adapter that precisely aligns the suppressor to the bore of an AR15. The flash hider with threaded adapter is reinstalled on the barrel which provides the mounting point for the suppressor. If you’re serious about accuracy and desire minimal point of impact (POI) shift, direct connecting (thread on) is the way to go.
After returning back to the U.S. his re-invigorated love resulted in falling back into precision shooting and building rifles for his personal use. One thing led to another and here we are today.
We’re hear because we love the industry, we love the sport, we love the people, and we love the legacy that our founding fathers left us with the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.
Here is an excerpt from Guns & Tactics Magazine. Be Sure to check out the entire article by MIKE HAYTACK here: http://www.gunsandtactics.com/templar-tactical-firearms