Richard Miller

Position: Owner/CEO/Founder; started the idea/concept of Richard Defense in 2010,
legally formed August 20th, 2014. Marketing Benelli Firearms
Media are his main passions outside of being a husband and father. California Conceal
Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.

Craig Southern

Position: Owner/COO; Bought into Richard Defense LLC in April 2018. 20 years law enforcement, 17 years military with numerous awards, NRA pistol instructor, rifle, personal protection inside the home & California Conceal Carry Instructor.

Russell Haynes

Position: Individual sales, Client service rep, demos and test fires, the occasional
road show traveler. California Conceal Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.
Prior: USMC from 2001-2004, in the Marine Corps infantry as an 0311 (rifleman).

Tom Newsom

Position: Owner/Sales, Events, Idea Think Tank, Graphic Design, California Conceal Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.
Prior: U.S.A.F. Electronic Warfare Systems Master Technician. Deployed with 1708th Bomb Wing Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Daulton Southern

Inside Sales Representative/Customer Service. Competition Shooter.

Brandon Bruce

Position: Dealer Sales and Shipping Management, he is also known as the “bearded one”. California Conceal Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.


Our Passion

Welcome to Richard Defense LLC, California’s premier Benelli Firearms Dealer. Richard Defense LLC was founded by Richard Miller and originally created from a passion for shooting superior weapon systems.

As time passed and word of mouth spread about the custom builds Richard Miller was doing, the company was formed. As it grew and nurtured one custom piece at a time he has taken his caliber of work to a higher level. In some form of fashion we have custom rifles, uppers, rails and muzzle devices in all 50 states. Orders for custom work have even come from US Soldiers currently serving our great nation while overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All builds are custom done one at a time, to your specs, and with your ideas our professionalism and knowledge we will create a one of a kind piece. We use the highest grade of parts found and made right here in the USA (unless specified otherwise). We take pride in the work that we do and continuously strive for the best.

“Failure is not an option when it comes down to the line. Fueled by an uncompromising passion it’s our dedication to provide the finest reliability that can be found!”

Take some time and look around at our gallery at some of the builds we have done as well as the testimonials from some of our clients.

Richard Defense LLC fully and wholly supports our men and women serving our great nation!!

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum!!

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