Team Members

President and gunsmith David Chong has two decades of experience in professional firearms training, combat tactics, and gunsmithing. After serving with the 152nd SF Sqdn, NVANG, David transitioned to Counter Terrorism work with the Department of Homeland Security. He later served as Domestic Counter Terror and WMD instructor for CT2 in the Pacific Rim. David founded AO Sword as a part-time, home-based gunsmithing business several years ago, and quickly discovered Southern California’s pent-up demand for quality gunsmithing services. In 2013, he established AO Sword, Inc., and moved the operation to a full-time retail store in 2014.

Sales Manager Drew Carlisle is an avid firearms enthusiast, and has invested the past decade of his life in pursuit of shooting sports and tactical training. He has extensive professional experience in retail shooting sports, and is an excellent representation of AO Sword’s commitment to customer service.