Patrick "Skypilot" Genseal
Patrick “Skypilot” Genseal started Skypilot Gunsmithing, LLC with the goal of helping shooters, from first-timers to old-timers, get the most out of shooting sports. Patrick retired as a Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years in the United States Air Force. It was there he earned the call sign, "Skypilot," an old western term for a gun-toting preacher, and modern slang for a military chaplain. Skypilot graduated from the American Gunsmithing Institute and holds handgun, rifle, shotgun and Law Enforcement Armorer certificates. In addition to his gunsmithing qualifications, he is a certified firearms appraiser. Skypilot also holds a Class III SOT license which opens new doors of opportunities to service and sell a broad range of firearms and suppressors. Patrick is a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association and a certified instructor in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting, as well as metallic and shotshell reloading. He is a graduate of the Range Safety Officer course and is a certified trainer for the NRA's Refuse to Be A Victim© course on home, personal, automobile, workplace and technological security. In addition to gunsmithing and instructing, Patrick enjoys shooting as a member of United States Practical Shooting Association, Single-Action Shooting Society (alias: Paddy O’Gunsmith), National Muzzleloader Rifle Association and ringing steel at 1000 yards!
Ryan McMillen and his wife Candace are also Air Force Veterans, in fact, both are still serving! Ryan spent 9 years as a KC-135 Crew Chief, Flying Crew Chief and Instructor and has spent the last 2 years as an A-10C Warthog Machinist. Candice has spent the last 12 years in the Air Force as both a Non Destructive Inspection technician and a KC-135 Crew Chief as well as Flying Crew Chief.
Ryan is the founder of True Arms, LLC, a home-based shop in central Missouri, and specializes in firearm machining and custom finishing. Ryan has been working with firearms since he was old enough to operate a lathe. He started customizing firearms when he was around 14 years old and built special components and custom painted his paintball and BB guns. As he got older, he started working on real firearms.
In addition to fixing firearms, Ryan has been actively shooting and hunting since the age of 12, and holds an Associates Degree in Firearms Technology from Sonoran Desert Institute in Arizona. He graduated with a 3.97 GPA and excelled in all aspects of school. Ryan plans on furthering his education at American Gunsmithing Institute.
Skypilot Gunsmithing, LLC and True Arms, LLC became business partners in January 2018. Together they can meet all your firearm needs, from FFL and challenging NFA policies and equipment, to general repairs and troubleshooting; precision trigger, action, and reliability jobs; customizing firearms and accessories; machining; custom finishes; and even consignment resale. Together, we are truly your full service gunsmith shop!