Robbie  Barrkman

Robbie Barrkman

Barrkman, who is originally from South Africa, having served in their Defense Forces as a Company Sergeant Major, immigrated to the United Sates in 1977 to join Gunsite as an Instructor.
During a 9 year tenure at Gunsite as Instructor and Range Master, he became an accomplished gunsmith due to the experience he gained working on students’ guns to keep them running during the classes. When he left in 1986, he formed The Robar Companies Inc. and shortly thereafter, CTI – Coating Technologies Inc.
While building two successful businesses, Robbie continued sharing his knowledge as an Adjunct Instructor at Thunder Ranch until they relocated to Oregon in 2004.