ABOUT HORIZON FIREARMS

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.

 

DERRICK RATLIFF

President and Founder

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

Director of Marketing

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 VESTAL

Director of Production

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.

McKENZIE CROW

Director of Operations

Keeping the boys in check and keeping things running smoothly, McKenzie Crow provides great value in customer service and accounting. After earning a kinesiology major with minors in psychology and sports management from Texas A&M University, McKenzie joined the Horizon Firearms team full-time because she saw the enormous potential for career and business growth. McKenzie grew up being the only girl in a neighborhood full of boys, which shaped her love for hunting and the outdoors. A five-animal hunt in Africa featuring a leopard most often visits her hunting dreams.

KASPAR COMPANIES

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.