About Our Company
It was the opening day of gun season in Michigan. We were camping on a large dairy farm in south central Michigan which we had leased. I positioned myself just inside a swampy low-land area where I could watch the recently harvested soybean field. There were thick rubs and scrapes surrounding the perimeter of the swamp.
At approximately nine in the morning, a beautiful six-point buck stepped out of the swamp and started checking the scrape line. He presented a perfect broadside shot at 50 yards and I took it. He staggered a second and trotted off. I waited for 30 minutes before searching for him, during which time it started raining, and raining hard. I looked for an hour in the direction he staggered off, but there was little sign due to the rain. I needed help. My hunting buddy was close by, so he helped me look, but to no avail. I figured I would look again when it stopped raining.
It rained all day.
I was done for the day; dejected because I couldn’t find the deer and the rain was miserable. My friend though, was determined to keep hunting. At 5:30 pm, I drove down to the back of the soybean field to pick him up. He was soaked. I suggested he discharge his muzzle loader to see if it would even work. It made a poof and some sparks, like a roman candle. The bullet literally rolled out of the barrel and fell to the ground! We both laughed and thought how disappointed he would have been if he had a monster buck in his sights, pulled the trigger, and the bullet came rolling out!
When we got back to the trailer he wanted to clean his gun and asked me for some patches. “I hate patches,” I said. “So do I, but that’s what everybody’s used since the days of the musket” he replied.
That night, we went to a great little restaurant in the area. My friend talked about how much he loved the idea of cleaning his gun with something other than patches, and how although there were a few other products out there, nothing quite did the job to our liking. When we got home from our hunting trip, we got down to the task of inventing something better. For the next few years with the help of various engineers and experts, we experimented and tested countless designs and materials to arrive at the current product configuration. The rest is history!
And for those of you that were wondering, we went out the next morning and found the deer I had shot. We were literally 25 yards from it the day before. The buck had dropped in a small brown cattail patch, but with no blood trail due to the rain, and the amazing camouflage God gave him, we didn’t see him there.
Out of the adversity of that day was born an opportunity.
We at Tri-Liberty, LLC are pleased to bring you our simple yet revolutionary 2 stage-polymer, 360 degree, new tradition in gun cleaning – the BarrelBuddy.
Enjoy our product and happy shooting!
Our Mission is to provide gun owners with a cleaning experience that delivers Less Mess, Less Hassle, and More Clean. BarrelBuddy is the most common sense gun cleaning product, and is highly effective compared to other products. The value of BarrelBuddy is simply that the product provides the best cleaning money can buy. This is what “best” means for the customer:
Less Mess The product provides the customer with a mechanism that leaves no residue or fabric fibers, retains chemicals and solvents without dripping, and minimizes hand contact.
Less Hassle The product is easy to handle and manipulate, and is properly sized for each barrel. It is disposable and does not require its own maintenance – it doesn’t require washing.
More Clean What the customer gets is a clean gun. The cleaning process doesn’t make its own additional mess. Because the product is white, it is easy to see the results of the cleaning and know when the barrel is clean.
Our Values are the foundation of our organization, and the source of our culture. These values define who we are. These shared attitudes, beliefs, and actions unify our team. These values do not shift from situation to situation, or person to person. They are the heart and soul directing our decisions. They serve as a guide for continued growth and professional excellence. They help us maintain lasting relationships with our customers, employees, and business partners. These are our non-negotiables. These are our presuppositions.
Integrity We will fulfill our mission by serving with integrity. We will be known as having ethical integrity in everything we do and believe. Our actions, methods, measures, and principles, all deriving from our core values, will prove our integrity to our customers, partners, vendors, and each other. Through this, we will foster a positive reputation and sense of security, protecting our customers, partners, and industry.
Action We strive to turn the potential into a reality through action and follow through. Success is impossible without trying. Intentions and plans are useless unless brought to fruition.
Accountability We will be responsible for our actions and accountable for our results. The growth of the team and each individual comes by learning from our mistakes, while understanding and taking seriously our obligations to those who depend on us.
Improvement We will be lifelong learners who apply new lessons to our everyday efforts. Improvement as a team and as individuals comes by continual education, training, and application. We will seek opportunities to enhance our abilities.
Service Our service will be responsive, flexible, solution-focused, respectful, kind, and professional. Our customers deserve the very best we can offer in every way. Their needs must come first in all areas of our organization. The service we provide must be effective, friendly, and accurate. We believe that true leaders must be true servants; therefore our aim is to live a life of service for the betterment of our customers, partners, industry, community, and one another. Through servant leadership in all areas, we seek to enhance lives by providing new opportunities for prosperity.
Our Culture is a reflection of our Values. Our Culture emanates from our Values. We seek to provide a positive and secure environment for our team members that fosters growth and enthusiasm and rewards achievement and responsibility.
Solution Focused We will focus on what we can do, and what is within our control.
Results Driven We will take the path that delivers the strongest results.
Transparent We will communicate openly, respectfully, and frequently, since this is necessary for a team to succeed.
Rewarding We will celebrate special times, victories, and achievements in the lives of our team members and the team as a whole.
Fun We seek to make work enjoyable, thus making a loyal and hardworking team.
Our Giving is a vital part of our company and a responsibility we take seriously. BarrelBuddy understands that we don’t exist in a vacuum, and that there is greater purpose in life than simply our own success and wealth. We believe that our business is a means to a greater ends. That’s why BarrelBuddy gives 10% of sales revenue to various charities and organizations.
Shoot for RIO
“I had the pleasure of working with Paul and the folks at BarrelBuddy last year as I was fundraising for USA Shooting to go to the 2016 Olympics. Paul and the gang showed up to the event and generously donated their time and product to help us raise funds (we raised $15,000, by the way). I was so pleased with their response and their willingness to help with a cause that is so near to my heart and the guys who used the product LOVED IT! I look forward to working with them again in the future, and I wish them all of the best with the business….my hunch is they will do well, given the great product and caliber of folks working there.”
– Cristina Goodnough