Hi, my name is Justin "Chitown/JB" Brown, founder and owner of Starting Point Defense. I’m a 10 year military veteran, originally from Chicago, Illinois but currently I reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. At the moment I work for a small defense contractor, Innovative Defense Technologies as their ISSO (Information Systems Security Officer) in which we help several branches of the military expand their war-fighting capabilities.
In 2013 I was the victim of a home invasion while I was asleep in my apartment. At that point in time I didn’t have a lot training or even have familiarization with VA state laws regarding use of firearms in a domicile. December 9th, 2013 in Portsmouth, Virginia was a night I’ll never forget when I defended myself against, not one but four intruders, one of which intended to use one of my own kitchen knives against me.
My firearms experience comes from my 10 years of service in the military (5 years Navy, 5 years Army), and competition shooting as well. My overall love for guns is what keeps me at the range and in competitions all over Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Over the past years I've learned a lot about firearms from shooting them, training with them, and maintaining them. I still feel I have more to learn, because as the old saying goes “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”.
My goal is to effectively teach those in and near my community the fundamentals that comes along with owning firearms. I’m here to show people that there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of when wanting to learn about firearms, and how to appropriately use them.