My name is Robin Joo, I am a competitive shooter (IDPA & 3-Gun) and Medical Chaplain. I started Bami Tactical as a response to mass shootings and to PROMOTE family/personal safety and awareness. I grew up around firearms as my father was a hunter (hog) but I didn’t shoot my first firearm until I was in the Boy Scouts around 14 years old. In 2018, I began IDPA competitions and 3 Gun at my local ranges. In 2019, as a response to the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting in my home state (and not too far from where I completed my graduate studies, Menlo Park, CA), I decided to start Bami Tactical in order to raise awareness and family/self protection against evil in this world. As a certified instructor my goal is to train people on proper firearms handling and emergency training. I especially want to promote minorities of this country and women to be more aware and involved in shooting sports and firearms safety. In recent years, the largest growing demographic in shooting sports are women. Partly due to the statistic that women are about 10 times more likely to have violent crimes happen to them. I believe that every human person should have the right and the ABILITY to protect oneself and their family from evil actions. Bami Tactical's foundational principles are SAFETY and EDUCATION.
Founder and Instructor
I grew up around firearms as my father was a hunter (hog) but I didn’t shoot my first firearm until I was in the Boy Scouts around 14 years old. Guns were not my thing until I completed my undergraduate studies when I bought my first pistol (G34- Competition model). I have vivid memories of shooting my father’s 1911 70’s series Government Model at the local indoor range and slowly falling in love with recreational shooting with my dad. Upon entering the seminary, I sold my G34 and dad’s 1911 in order to focus on studies and ministry. As a sporter and hunter I hope to share my experience and knowledge with others and promote firearms awareness and SAFETY for our families and community.
Inspiration & Mascot
Our company name Bami Tactical is named after my Corgi, Bam. Bam means "chestnut" in Korean and in Korean culture we add “-I” (at the end of a name) as term of endearment. Bami is a rescue and when we took him in, he was a fierce and raw animal. He had part of his right ear bitten off as a young pup and grew up with trauma and developed trust issues. As a result of his difficult childhood he was a very protective dog… always fearless and ready to protect his loved ones. Bami still today continues to love our family and protects our house with his life. Bami is my inspiration for this company as it promotes love for family at all cost, with vigilance and wisdom.