Your hunting experience isn’t the same as everyone else’s, so why should your rifle be? Horizon Firearms creates superior custom long-range, bolt-action rifles that are tailor-made to exceed the shooting wants and needs of every customer. Delivering the finest accuracy in the industry, every Horizon Firearms rifle is guaranteed to shoot .5 MOA with appropriate ammo and wind adjustments. The company’s distinctive firearms are assembled from the finest components and perfected by hand to provide excellence in workmanship, aim, style, comfort, and use. All custom rifles, semi-custom rifles, and rebarrels are designed to solidify a shooter’s confidence in the field or on the range.
We offer a wide range of options for caliber, barrel length, action, trigger, flutes, contour, stock, and color. All rifles are range tested before delivery and ready to shoot from the moment your order arrives in your hands. We guarantee accuracy that exceeds any factory rifle, and matches, if not surpasses, all other custom rifles on the market. Our emphasis on craftsmanship, artistry, and accuracy ensure you will receive a rifle you will be proud to own for the rest of your life.
President of Horizon Firearms, Derrick Ratliff, grew up hunting, fishing, and working on a family farm in Boyd, TX. As part of the farming lifestyle he learned to build, repair and customize mechanical implements. A BS graduate in wildlife sciences from Texas A&M University with a minor in business, he was a competitive college archer who was ranked #13 in the nation. Following graduation, Derrick worked as R&D Manager for Bowtech Archery and as Wholesale Marketing Manager for Ranch Hand Truck Accessories. He was also the producer and host of the Sportsman Channel TV series "Ranch Hand Horizons" and is an avid hunter and shooter who brings extensive field experience to Horizon Firearms' rifle building and services.
Katherine Rice holds a business administration degree, with a marketing concentration, from the University of Oregon. As the daughter of a forester, Katherine grew up in the woods of Oregon’s Willamette Valley hunting, fishing and camping with her family. Shortly after graduating from college, Katherine joined the marketing team at Bowtech Archery. After four years at Bowtech, she left to join S4Gear as marketing manager until its acquisition by Field Logic in 2012. Katherine then spent a brief, albeit educational, stretch in the snack food and tech industries before rejoining her absolute favorite industry — the outdoors. The combination of industry knowledge, passion and relationships, paired with the digital and content marketing tactics learned in the tech field, have proven to be a unique and valuable asset for Horizon Firearms.
Michael is Horizon Firearms’ Director of Production and is often referred to as a serial hobbyist. As the son of a veterinarian and wildlife enthusiast, Michael spent much of his time growing up stomping around his father's ranch tinkering and exploring. While at Texas A&M, Michael earned his bachelor’s in horticulture and was accepted into the master's program for entomology but decided to change course. Wanting to be more hands on with his work, he sought out work in the firearms industry and landed a job at Horizon in early 2016. His experience in firearms and background in research lend to Michael’s out-of-the-box problem solving – streamlining the rifle building process while maintaining the utmost quality. Michael strives for accuracy and hopes to one day succeed at a 2.5 mile shot.
Dan Ziebold grew up in the Midwest and began his career working for an Ag/DIY retailer before taking a position with Best Buy traveling the Midwest specializing in management, marketing, pricing and e-commerce. A decade later, Dan joined Meijer Stores in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and served as a buyer focusing on replenishment and category management. In 2013, Dan moved to Texas to join Academy Sports and Outdoors as a buyer in various hunting categories before joining Plano Synergy Holdings as a national account manager in the hunting and fishing industries. His multi-faceted retail experience provides a deep understanding of the challenges in today's competitive environment and enables him to build strategic solutions for our companies. Currently living in the San Antonio area, Dan and his wife enjoy being outdoors with their two dogs. Their son is proudly serving as a member of the U.S. Army and stationed in Colorado Springs.
Horizon Firearms is a subsidiary of Kaspar Companies, owned and operated by the Kaspar 5th generation. Since 1898, Kaspar Companies has been doing business the right way in southern Texas. They are proud to say that their family of businesses spans twenty recessions, one depression, two world wars, oil embargos, steel shortages, and twenty presidential administrations. Starting with a single wire basket, Kaspar Companies has since grown to be the parent company of eight subsidiaries: Ranch Hand Truck Accessories, Kaspar Manufacturing, Texas Precious Metals, Bedrock Truck Beds, Truckfitters, Silverback Homes, iota Outdoors and Horizon Firearms. A fifth-generation family business headquartered in Shiner, Texas, Kaspar Companies has evolved and expanded into diverse industries while remaining grounded in the founding principles of quality American workmanship and honest business practices.