Spencer is our founder, he started Lock Stock & Barrel in his college apartment in 2007 and has been selling online since 2002. After Grad School at Pepperdine, Spencer took Lock Stock & Barrel full time and has guided it through tremendous growth, centered on delivering the best service quality possible. You’ll find Spencer’s labrador retrievers at work with him on a regular basis and when not at work, he’s probably driving the country with his family picking up your guns.
Chris has been working part time at LSB for the past several years while attending college. He recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Criminology. He's also a 5 Time United States Practical Shooting Association GrandMaster and World Champion Speed Shooter. Now after earning his degree, he is back as our acting COO, helping Spencer with the operations side of LSB.
Nanci comes to LSB through her lovely daughter Alyse who is married to the CEO, Spencer. She had retired after thirty plus years in Human Resources when Spencer saw rapid growth occurring and he knew he needed an on-site experienced HR professional to help with HR so he offered Nanci a part time position. The rest of her time is spent with Alyse and Spencer’s son, Walker and her other grandchildren. When she’s not being “Noni” she can be found on the Pickleball court.
Lydia gets it done. And by “it”, we mean everything. Literally. From intake to shipping, from employee birthdays to company outings, and from opening to closing, Lydia keeps things moving. Boss-Lyd, Office Mom, Halloween Queen, whatever you want to call her, the shoe fits. Lydia is the whip crack we hear and the shoulder we cry on, aptly named Office Mom, we love and need her.
Amanda is whatever we need, whenever we need it. She’s moved quickly up the ranks from literally counting bullets to our rockstar DConsignor Liaison. Nothing is beneath her and nothing is above her, well actually at 5’2?, almost everything is above her. When you have a question or need something done, she'll get it done.
Don’t let the serious face fool you, Rick is always keeping us laughing. This father of two and science-fiction fan didn’t come to us with a gun background but he’s making up for lost time. If you purchased a Ruger from us, you can thank Rick for the spot-on assessment. Rick is thirsty for knowledge and his writing skills and gun knowledge improve daily, but management is where he shines. We expect great things from him in the future.
Former Marine turned LSB Shipping Manager, turned LSB Acquisitions Manager, Ryan has climbed the ranks. If you have a firearm and it is within a day’s drive of LSB, Ryan is coming for it! Prompt and presentable, energetic and eager, Ryan is one of the engines that drives the acquisition at the company. Don’t be surprised if your phone rings and it’s Ryan calling to see if you need us to sell anything for you!
Robert (or Robbie or Bobert...) comes to us with 14 years experience in the arms auction industry and manages all of our intakes. He handles every gun that comes in the door-from road trips or walk in consignors. Robert is a new resident to Simi Valley and a new father!
Austin is quickly turning into one of our best employee-referred hires. He comes to us with auction experience on a smaller scale but he's learning the ropes quickly. When he's not at work you can find him outside hiking or indoors hunched over a board game. Almost every department has tried to steal him so far, but shipping is holding on to this valuable team player.
Brand new to LSB, Hector is no stranger to the gun world. Customer turned employee, he’s a gun lover, father and frequent hunter. He’s been a great addition to the LSB staff, ensuring that our customers receive their purchases well-packaged and on-time.
Sarah is not only the best California Compliance Manager and local customer liaison that we have ever had on staff, but she is also the best bartender that we have ever had on staff. We poached her from our favorite local restaurant, where her charm and attentiveness won us over. We are lucky to have her, and a more dedicated team member never existed. We love her as much as our local customers do!
Jamie is new to LSB, but no stranger to Spencer. When he found out she was on the job market, nothing got in the way of bringing her into the LSB family. Jamie can be found quietly entering data and managing compliance for the mountains of paperwork we’re required to have on hand. She’s quickly become an invaluable part of our staff.
A California girl through and through, Ana loves the beach, the park or any time outdoors in the sunshine with her daughter. Look at that adorable face, can you blame her? Ana makes sure the phones are answered and customer orders head out the door as soon as possible.
Kelli is always willing to lend a helping hand and problem solve- she is one of those people who genuinely loves customer service! With 14 years of customer service under her belt, she loves a fast paced environment where no day looks the same- which is every day at LSB! When she's not camping, crafting or getting into mischief with her son, she loves playing Dungeons and Dragons and being outdoors as much as possible. All fueled with copious amounts of iced coffee of course!
Eddie's experience on eBay and traveling the country selling marbles since he was a teenager brought him to our door. It took a few tries and a department opening to get him in the door and working for LSB instead! His quiet, calm demeanor keeps him on task for every moment he's here. He's recently moved into photography helping our them get our thousands of items photographed, moved and organized. He's handling it all and learning quickly!
Bud is our lead writer/researcher here and with the help of the other writers, makes sure our merchandise is accurately described and timely put to auction. He is a 4-time Overall World Champion Cowboy Shooter, lover of heavy metal and incredible gun geek. When not typing away, Bud is usually on the range, shooting Steel Challenge and beating all those modern pistol shooters with his lever gun.
Red has climbed the ranks here, showing dedication, incredible energy and perseverance from the start. Red showed up, resume in hand, repeatedly, until we finally broke down and hired him. Originally just our coffee boy and “gopher,” he has become a crucial part of the team and one of our most valuable writers. We often wonder what we would do without Red, his antics and his mediocre impersonations.
Trevor is one of LSB’s crack gun writing staff. Dedication, willingness to learn, work ethic and drive are words we would use to describe Trevor. With specific expertise in the field, if it crosses Trevor’s desk, you can rest assured nothing will be missed and attention will be given. This man can eat donuts at a rate unseen before, maybe out-eat the rest of the office combined, but you wouldn't guess it by looking at him.
Rob is our ever knowledgeable and insightful expert on both foreign and U.S. military rifles. It is always a challenge to stump Rob, and whether it's a bayonet or a bolt, he can not only identify the rifle but also tell you the entire history of it. Rob is a retired police officer, spending his time now identifying what we get in here, pumping iron at the local gym and “nerding” out at Comic Con.
Don’t let the serious expression fool you...well, actually he’s always serious. Inno is our newest gun writer and he is 100% focused 100% of the time. A Navy vet with an MA in history from CSUN, he loves researching all of the historically significant firearms we bring in, and his gun knowledge grows daily.
Brian is the latest addition to the gun writing team and has taken being thrown into the deep end swimmingly, handling just about any firearm thrown at him. You could say he's drowning in guns, but that would imply it's a bad thing. He brings with him a genuine interest in and respect for gun collecting, and he does his level best to highlight why each gun is special.
Anton knows everything - just kidding!!! But, he does know where to research everything. Moving from years in eBay writing to now writing guns, Anton knows it and can get it listed and sold! Don’t let the beard, biker jacket and motorcycle fool you, this is the nicest man you’ll ever want to meet. We are lucky to have him in the office every day!
Originally from New Jersey, Andrew is the smart and silent type. He lives, breathes and eats firearms and can frequently be found on his lunch break reading about their history. What better person to be part of our skilled writing staff? He's also worked in retail firearms and we're lucky to have someone with his experience here at LSB.
Robert or “El Roberto” is always diligently sorting through ammo, brass and bullets, keeping a steady flow for our bidders and doing it with a smile on his face. Whether it is a box of 9mm or a single obscure and obsolete cartridge, Roberto will identify it and get it to auction. If you don’t get the response you need from him, he’s not ignoring you, he just can't hear you. Speak Up!
Lew has been here since the start. Even after three attempts at retiring, he just can't stay away. We wouldn’t be where we are and we couldn’t get done what we do without Uncle Lew. A bull of a man, with more energy than someone half his age, Lew gets done whatever is put in front of him and whatever is needed. When not here, you’ll find him in a duck blind or in Vegas and Idaho with his grandkids.
Craig is one of the few here who is responsible for our massive volume of parts sales. Having liquidated gun and gunsmithing shops, we have tons of parts that need identification. Always with a caliper in hand and jewelers glasses at the ready, Craig weeds through our piles of parts and brings exciting offerings every week to our customers. When not nose down over the workbench, he is laying down rubber on his street bike.
Jorge is one of our latest and most valuable additions. You need anything? Jorge is always there to lend a helping hand with a smile. When he's not making sure shipments go out packaged well and on time, he's out in the wilderness camping and shooting or spending time with friends and family.
Chris is a recent addition to the LSB team. He comes with 15 years experience in packing and shipping. Always putting the customer first he is willing to do whatever task to get the job done. When he isn't here, Chris is with his wife and 5 kids enjoying playing billiards, darts, movies, music and more.
Katie Potter is back with LSB’s shipping department after taking a few years off, making sure everything arrives safe and well packaged. In the Cowboy action shooting world, you might also know her as Black Chip Mary. She loves the water so when she's not in the shop you'll find her working on a pool deck.
Palmer is our Saturday Sarah. He is that big fish in the pond that legend tells of, but you can’t quite catch. We wish he was here every day and you’ll know why after meeting him. Whether it is movie gun knowledge, obscure firearms history, cigar smoking, sweet talking or the ever evolving California regulatory landscape, Palmer is our Jedi Master.
Meet the future of LSB. Sonnie is anywhere we need her to be when she's not doing school work, working on her family's farm or tearing up the shooting range. She is the current state and regional champion in the Junior Girl category of Cowboy Shooting. Her dedication to the task at hand is evident in everything she does and we can't wait to see what's ahead for her.
Uncle Bobby is actually Spencer's uncle and has been here since the start. LSB’s first office space was 400 square feet, which Bob helped to drywall and paint. There was no A/C and only one bathroom. Luckily LSB grew well beyond that and always with the help of Uncle Bobby. Now you are likely to see Uncle Bobby on the road with Spencer and Alyse, helping Walker keep an eye on them and helping the consignment loads safely get back to California.
Teresa, Mama-P, Mother-Teresa, Mama-Bend, Arctic Annie, is a woman of many names but even more talents. We are excited to have her join the team and she is the energy we needed in the Pacific Northwest. Having helped raise Spencer (along with her own two boys), she knows the gun industry and the business. Anything you need in this part of the country, call Mama-P!
Brian has been there since the start, literally… Brian is Spencer’s High School best friend, who wisely left California and sought refuge in Cody, WY. Affectionately known as “Hoover”, Brian is the Director of Interstate Acquisitions. You have never met a more can-do man, and no matter what makes you run into Brian, he’ll leave you with a great smile and an even better hug. There is nothing that Brian cannot get done, sold or brought back… Anything you need Hoover to gather up and sell for you, just let us know!
This big bear of a man with the Santa laugh is only 25 years old, but has a maturity far beyond his years. He manages the operations of WYOA like a boss with quiet steady leadership. No need to check on him because his tasks are complete and he ensures our Wyoming affiliate is running smoothly.
Logan is the engine behind the outpost and the muscle needed on the cross-country pick-up trips. Whether processing “California-discriminated” firearms for auction from WY, or gathering said firearms from around the country, Logan gets it done. It is uncertain if his girls made him such a nice man or if he came that way! Regardless, that’s how this Wyoming Gentleman is!
Jed is that young man you wish you could hire and then adopt, but you can’t, he’s ours! You will meet Jed on the road with LSB and WOA, impressing you with his politeness and willingness to work. Sit back and let Jed do all the lifting for you (we do, LOL). Plus, he and his family-bred puppies will win you over! Need we say more?