Bruce’s shooting cranked up in the mid 80’s when IPSC shooting hit the scene. Attending his first IPSC match, that yearning for perfection took hold again. Bruce traveled to local NJ & NY area matches, utilizing the limited vacation days allotted at the hydraulic mechanics job he had at the time. In 1986, Bruce landed his dream job, graduating from the New Jersey State Police Academy and becoming a police officer in the town he grew up in. The flexible work schedule and greater vacation time allowed Bruce to follow his childhood dream of traveling the country, shooting every match he could.
Early success didn’t go unrecognized and in 1989, Gary Smith at Caspian Arms took Bruce on as a sponsored shooter. Since then Bruce has grown into a successful Professional Sponsored Shooter, a respected Police Firearms Instructor, and a determined competitor in NRA Action, Tactical 3-Gun, Sportsman Team Challenge, Masters, or whatever shooting game he sets his mind to.
Bruce married the love of his life days before the 1993 Bianchi Cup. He and his beautiful wife Reyhan spent their first wedded week in Columbia Missouri, winning his first National Championship as a married man. The following year their first child, Deniz was born followed the following year by a beautiful daughter Ariel. Today, Bruce’s first priority is his wife and family, yet he still finds the time to balance the busy work, shooting and family schedule. So if you see Bruce at the range sometime, be sure to stop by and ask about his family, his guns, or anything at all. You see, Bruce will be the first to tell you just how lucky he is because …. He’s living his dream.