A tribute to Ron Schmitt a.ka. "Elder Jack Hammer"

Ron was The Marksman. Around the world and here at home in Pierce County, he was involved with law enforcement and civilian firearms training for over thirty years. Over those years, he taught tens of thousands of people how to safely handle firearms and how to improve their marksmanship. Ron knew how to bring out the best in everyone around him- their marksmanship but also their hearts. His humor and stories grounded us and encouraged us. He brought depth and wisdom to The Marksman and greater law enforcement & firearms community and he will be deeply missed. 

Ron, we truly appreciate you and all you've done for us. ...We'll see ya when we see ya.