National Instant Criminal Background Check System

 launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998

United States system for determining if prospective firearms or explosives buyers’ name and birth year match those of a person who is not eligible to buy through an FFL

Background checks are not required under federal law
for intrastate firearm transfers between private parties

Bill Rodgers

  • FBI agent 
  • 1972 devised the first Kydex holster
  • patented the process to laminate leather to the inside of a sheet material
  • 1973 Rogers Holster Company
  • devised the first paddle holster
  • devised the first “ retention ” holsters
  • devised the electronic shot timer
  • 1985 Rodgers holster company purchased by Safariland
  • 1985 member of Team Safariland
  • 1975 Rogers Shooting School
  • 2010 Author of “Be Fast, Be Accurate, Be the Best”

“Jelly” Bryce

1906 – May 1974

Jacob Adolphus “Jelly” Bryce
often described as “the perfect shot”
 F.B.I.’s first Sharpshooter

  • 1906 Born in Mt. View, Oklahoma
  • 1934 – joined FBI, Special Agent
  • 1954 – retired