Mike Friend started the Firing Line back in September 1996. The Firing Line brought the first U.S. manufactured AK Milled Receiver out into the commercial market known as the MLS99 Receiver in 1999. That receiver and several variations based on it are still in production to date. Firing Line also produces AK style rifles for the commercial market based on this family of receivers. Firing Line's success has been built on producing only high quality weapons for both civilian and other commercial markets. This same level of dedication, precision and quality has been applied to O.F.A.S.T.S.
O.F.A.S.T.S. is an event created by Mike Friend, owner of Firing Line, and the first event was held in June 2002. The event was strategically placed on the weekend after Fathers Day so all the guys would have something "special".
In the beginning, there were only 12 line spots (gun rental areas) available on the range, along with 500 visitors. Fast forward to today, we have 91 line spots, and thousands of visitors from across the world.