Our Vision

We are for American values, for American traditions, for American families, for American veterans, for American gun rights, for American religious freedoms, for the American Constitution, for the American dream, for Americans, for America.

A message from our Founder

My grandfather, Gale McMillan, invented the fiberglass stock in the late ’60s. He pioneered the hand-laid-up manufacturing process for riflestocks, a technique that he learned from his days at Motorola. 50 years later, companies are still using these same techniques. In the last 50 years, technology has advanced, yet our industry hasn’t. When you buy a fiberglass or carbon stock, you are paying mostly for labor. Surprisingly enough, the fiberglass and carbon materials are small fractions of the total cost of the stock. That should be a sign that improvement is possible. Once I realized this insight, I took this queue and started Grayboe. I saw three things that stock companies were not doing that I believed I could do better. 1). Make stocks available, 2). Make stocks affordable, 3). Make stocks easy to buy. Along the journey, I also found that we could make stocks better. With good equipment and technology, comes repeatable quality, scale, and improved performance. Couple our technology with the brightest minds in stock making, and we’ve stumbled onto something special.

Ryan McMillan

Our Core Values.

Fix what bugs you
Respectfully stand for what you believe
Earn your Trident every day
Optimism and positivity
Make someone’s life better today

Our Mission.

Ready our people for the mission
Aim to build a world-class manufacturing facility and an impactful brand
Fire our message out into the world

Our Team.

Ryan McMillan

Founder / CEO

Ryan is a former Navy Seal and can kill you with his pinky. Ryan enjoys minimal sleep and has grown fond of the nervous twitch he’s developed while running Grayboe. He loves America and he also loves America.

Rob Smelcer

Director of Operations

Rob is Mechanical Engineer who can build just about anything. One time, he got to level 4 on Tetris.

Ryan Melancon

Director of Sales & Product Management

Ryan has 20 years experience in the rifle stock making industry. He goes to sleep thinking about stocks and wakes up thinking about stocks. He enjoys spending time around a campfire with a good beer and great woman. #1 ranked ping pong player at Grayboe.

G. Washington

Director of Freedom

GW (Jee - Dub) is best known for his battlefield mastery, but little is known about his battle for employment at Grayboe. With no stock making experience, he was an unlikely candidate. Rolling into the interview with a wooden grill and wig, we thought snowflake. Turns out the dude's a wizard at screening woke job applicants.

Dina Lime

Accounting & Finance Manager

Dina has the three most important jobs here at Grayboe. Buying donuts, making sure everyone gets paid and doing jobs that no one else wants to do. In her spare time she does accounting and finances. 

Steve La Pre

PR & Social Media Manager

Steve has been with Grayboe for three years. Steve is also a 20 year veteran of the fire service, serving as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Dept. Grayboe social media guru and master wordsmith. Special skills: one liners and sarcasm.

Tyler New.png__PID:35fe651b-dd61-4703-8d4a-644adba92ec3

Tyler Reed

Creative Director

Tyler is a Web Developer/Graphic Designer who is a wizard at editing our content. He's received multiple web developer awards in the Phoenix Area. On the weekends, he's usually sleeping or hauling his kids around in his "Dad Van" while chasing lost treasure legends all over Arizona.

Phil Evans

Procurement Manager

Phil is a transplant from the backwoods and beaches of the Florida panhandle. He came to AZ after hearing he could get ocean front property. He's been around firearms since before he was born, but has a passion for bow hunting and fishing as well.

Keith Gallardo

Lead Painter

Keith is a Marine Corp Vet. A strict diet consisting of Monster energy drinks & nicotine fuel him to get stocks through our production processes. Two 150 pound English Mastiffs are his babies and his most noted accomplishment is a Level 110 rating in Insurgency Sandstorm.  

Kevin Nevitt

CNC Programmer/Operator

Kevin has been programming and machining the hell out of parts for decades. He loves his job and can also kill you with Ryan McMillan’s pinky. GO GRAYBOE!

Kurt Shillingburg

CNC Programmer/Operator

Kurt's a Navy brat that comes from a family of Navy Vets. He's been a senior cnc programmer for many years and according to him, really loves working at Grayboe. Hes an avid 2A supporter, enjoys mountain biking, and holds the title as the oldest employee at Grayboe. 

Patrick Vitato

CNC Operator

Patrick has been machining stocks for over 6 years now. He also has a passion for music, especially classic country/rock. He’s a 58 year old in a 28 year old’s body. M-F he keeps it professional but once the weekend hits he goes wild and plays the guitar for his cats that he pretends to like in order to make his girlfriend happy.

Angie Martinez 

Shipping Manager

Angie has worked at Grayboe for 4 years. She started in finishing, but now holds the title as the "Queen (manager) of Shipping". She likes food, eating new food, and learning how to cook new food. She also kind of likes Turtle, they're married, and loves exploring AZ finding new bugs together. Yes, bugs..

Wayne Perry

Production Manager

Wayne is a Navy Vet that knows only one mode.. Light Speed. When he's not at the shop running from project to project; he's at home cleaning his pool, washing his truck, and doing any one of the million chores hes' added to his to-do list. On the rare occassion that he's not doing something productive, he can be found riding and exploring AZ back trails on his dirtbike. 

Kyle Lechner


When Kyle's not at work making rifle stocks, he's at home building guns. He's been a gun builder for 15+ years and has recently gotten into cerakoting for the last 2+ years. Words of advice from Kyle - Don't ever marry your second wife a second time. 

J. Christ

HR Manager

With many years of carpentry experience, JC is the ideal tradesman for stock making. He enjoys long walks on the beach, loves a great bottle of wine, and is a master of breathing life into once dead projects. He once went 40 days and 40 nights without a break. Dude's a beast. I don't know what we'd do without him.

Matt Armendariz


Matt's been with Grayboe for a little over a year. He doesn't skip leg day and loves protein farts. When he's not at Grayboe or the gym adding muscles to his muscles, he's enjoying the finer things in life - pretty women and his new BMW. 

Phillip "Turtle" Lopez


Grayboe is Turtle's first job. He started when he was 19 and has been here for 7 years. He knows everything there is to know about the mold and stock making process. When not at work, he creates polidariums (terrariums for plants) and breeds HUGE cave roaches, the stuff nightmares are made of. 

Steve new.png__PID:a29ab495-9915-4456-babc-8ce091475b3e

Steve Herrington

Mill Operator

Steve has been comfortable with firearms since he was 8 and said his favorite gun is anything that shoots. He's a jack of all trades but a master of none. He's into 4runners and more often than not, complains to his wife about his 4runner that's not currently running, but we all know it's not her fault. 

Ruchir Shanbhag

Chief Chemist

Ruchir is a Chemist, Mathematician and Physicist who is responsible for Grayboe's composite formulations. He's been known to light a part on fire, smell it, eat it and then tell us its exact composition. Ruchir considers himself a patriot and a redneck. Even developing a slight southern draw since working with Grayboe.  

Sean Jenkins.png__PID:6df1fa25-401a-4660-98b6-6a8961c730cf

Sean Jenkins

Finishing Dept.

Known at Grayboe for his wizard-style beard that could give Gandalf a run for his money, Sean can be found sharing stories and tips with his colleagues, with a twinkle in his eye that suggests there's much more to learn in the world of gunsmithing. His presence at Grayboe is as commanding as his beard, making him an indispensable member of the team.

Tonya Hults

Finishing Dept.

Tonya is a stock finishing maniac. She takes pride in finishing each stock by hand and by the end of each day she's usually covered in stock dust from head to toe. She has two crazy dogs that she cant take out in public and on the weekeds she enjoys driving her Grizzly. Her biggest challenge is keeping all 4 wheels on the ground!

Erik Sletten

Creative Content Contributor

Erik is a male nurse, the Gaylord Focker of the group, that hangs on to his last thread of masculinity by competing in any shooting competition that he can find. He also works as a marketing consultant in the firearm & outdoor industry, but that’s really not worth mentioning…and sometimes we let him paint some stocks. 

Hannah Kycek

Creative Content Contributor

Hannah AKA Hatchet Jane is a marketing extraordinaire who works remotely from the canyons of Idaho. She’s become more and more feral the farther she moves from civilization. When she isn’t shooting guns, or behind a camera you can find her searching for Jackalope’s and luring other cryptids with mid-shelf whiskey. 

Zach Davis

Creative Content Contributor

Zach grew up hunting and fishing the woods of Southeast Kansas, and eventually got into photography and videography. When he’s not out creating content for Grayboe, he’s either chasing coyotes or saving kittens from trees for the Hutchinson Fire Department.

Eric Gagnier

Creative Content Contributor

Eric jumped on the Grayboe team as a contractor. He is a creative problem solver using his love for design and photography to help build our brand. When not behind a camera, he is snowboarding, surfing and skating his way to inspiration.

Nick Setting

Creative Content Contributor

Nick is a Marketing & Business Development Consultant with an affinity for long range precision rifle shooting, and an eye for visual storytelling. He loves America, guns, and bacon. 

C. Norris

Head of Security 

After using the alias, Walker, for many years, Chuck retired as a Texas Ranger and took the lead of our security operations at Grayboe. He built the hospital he was born in, named his parents at birth, and drove his mom home after so she could rest. He was born 5/6/45 and the Nazis surrendered 5/7/45. This is not a coincidence. 

What is “The People’s Riflestock”?

The People’s Riflestock is more than a slogan, this represents our core values, and an idea, a promise that people come first. We are just like you. Blue-collar, calloused hands, hard-working Americans. We are cut from the same cloth, Old Glory. The same flag you fly in the back of Old Faithful, your trusty big-block ‘76 Chevy with 35” mud tires, a winch on the front bumper, a dozen or so empty Copenhagen cans in the bed, and Chris Ledoux’s greatest hits on the 8 track! The same truck you load that deer carcass in after a grinder of a hunt. The truck your pops passed down to you, that has seen more rough terrain than the inside of an ‘80’s strip club, and still smells like Motley Crue and Marlboro Reds. Much like that Glorious Chevy, our stocks are built to work as hard as you do. Quality you can depend on, and looks that kill. So when you want Chuck Norris tough, Coors Original smooth and the liberty of a Bald Eagle soaring high in majestic flight; when you want Freedom the likes of which would make our buddy Abe “Long Range” Lincoln envious or our guy GW gaze just a moment longer over the Delaware, then fire in a lipper of Levi Garret leaf and get yourself a Grayboe and find out why we call ourselves “The People’s Riflestock”.