We had the good fortune of connecting with Harrison Benton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Harrison, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Behind my success is where I came from and the support system I had. All my life I grew up with people pouring into how successful I would become in life. Yes, I have a rugged background that many of us have seen or read about but I’d rather spend more time telling you all how focus and discipline got me out of the mud. Not only did I want better for myself but I wanted better for my family and I was determined to see it all the way through and the hardest lesson there was realizing I would have to go and do some things alone and sacrifice time away from them in order to accomplish the goals that I had sat forth for myself. I had a plethora of mentors who gave me knowledge and wisdom along the way but the biggest contributing factor was trial and error in the journey alone that was paramount in the process because it’s the part we can not skip over similar to the book of Hardships, verse: Struggles, last paragraph pain. Transforming your vision into a reality is something only a few will ever achieve because the price of greatness isn’t one that is monetary. The elements that greatness is comprised of are rare in fashion that they vary from each individual, so they aren’t jewels that can be passed on. You can only be taught how to protect them and stay the course they put you on in your quest for success. So the most important factor behind my success is my families ability to succeed.
In the black community a lot of the knowledge we receive about guns comes from hands on knowledge if you wear those type of shoes otherwise you are simply taught that guns are bad and stay away from them. Our parents fear guns and value religion and 911 over a quicker response to self defense. This narrative is one that has been breed into families for generations, we can arguably discuss this topic on many levels but this is simply the view from these brown eyes and I respect that yours may be different. in my household we could barely have possession of water guns so by the time we reached the adolescencent phase we had already started arming ourselves for the greater good we felt in heart was what needed to be done. Things changed after my family became victims to gun violence, and even them some of them still didn’t understand the need for us to eventually become more active in self defense. as time went on the need for firearm instructors in my community and those like it grew and there was little to no change in getting it out to those who needed it. 2020 the world was faced with a pandemic inside of an election year that sent firearm sales to historic heights putting more gun owners on the street who were being robbed because they lacked the proper knowledge of what it was they were purchasing. That was my time to get my hands dirty the right and make change.
What should our readers know about your business?
We currently offer firearm safety and tactical training and also tactical first aid to anyone who is interested or even on the fence about gun ownership, we also offer advance training for those experience shooters looking to enhance on their skills and abilities. Our niche right now would be the focus we are putting behind training the youth in firearms! The knowledge we have is more valuable to these kids as this wasn’t something that was taught to us growing up. Teaching them the right way around guns and ensuring they understand the SAFETY part and are able to effectively demonstrate it in a professional environment. Getting to where we currently are business wise was a fair task I’d say. It was more so relationship driven and creating a solid customer base. Sitting down with Amchar Gun range and store proved just how effective relationship building and having an established customer base is. Nothing successful comes easy as I’m currently still navigating some of this it’s still very challenging in some aspects and easier in others. Biggest lesson learned to date is to know everyones role! Even if you are contracting them or have them on payroll you should know everyones position and how it effects the operation. the world needs to know this its a much safer place with the presence of guns than it is without them,
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So honestly I haven’t really gotten out much here lately, running a growing business as kept me quite busy this last year. If I had to give some suggestions though Atlanta Motorsport Park- They have some super dope cars and go karts you can race! Ponce city market is a dope scene gotta check out the rooftop amusement park while yo down there. Favorite food spot right now is Two Urban Licks.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My organization is Double Tap Coalition LLC. There is a whole entire village behind me that deserves credit and recognition in my story and if you know my story you know most of them!
Facebook: double tap coalition
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