Bio of Shiraz Balolia - President of Bullets.com
Bullets.com was started as a result of the intense passion for shooting by its President, Shiraz Balolia.
Mr. Balolia has been shooting pistols, rifles and shotguns for almost 40 years and has been involved in long range rifle shooting at the National and International level for almost 10 years. He served as the Captain of the United States F-Class Open Rifle Team for the 2013 World Championship and was a member of the four man team that won the 2013 National 1,000 yard Championship. He was also a member of Team Grizzly that won the 2014 National 1000 Yard Championship. He has won numerous gold medals in long range shooting and has set several National records.
Bullets.com is a sister company of Grizzly Industrial that was started by Mr. Balolia in 1983. During those 30 years, Grizzly became a powerhouse in the metalworking and woodworking machinery industry serving over a million regular customers and growing its warehouses with nearly a million square feet of space in two states (Washington and Missouri). With huge inventories on hand, the company's service principal is to ship 99% of orders placed the same day from the closest warehouse to the customer.
- Founder and President - Grizzly Industrial, Inc., since 1983
- Founder and President - Woodstock International, Inc. (a two time Inc. 500 company), since 1989
- Owner and President - South Bend Lathe Company, since 2009
- Founder and President - Bullets.com, since 2013
- Founder and President - Elite Exclusives, Inc., since 2014
- Founder and President - March Optics USA, Inc., since 2015
- Founder and President - Olivia and Henry™ Children’s Boutiques, since 2016
- Three time Washington State F-Class Champion
- 2007 - Appointed to Vice-Captain of the United States F-Class Open Rifle Team
- 2008 - Gold medal USA / European Team match
- 2009 - Represented U.S.A. at the F-Class World Championships in Bisley, England. Came home with bronze, silver and gold medals in various categories
- 2009 - Gold medal, Team USA, four man International Team match, Bisley, England
- 2010 - Gold medal at 1000 yards, United States F-Class National Championships
- 2011 - Appointed as Captain of United States F-Class Open Rifle Team
- 2012 - Gold medal at 1000 yards, United States F-Class National Championships
- 2013 - Match winner and gold medal, F-Open, Berger Southwest Long Range Rifle Championships at Phoenix, Arizona, 800, 900, 1000 yards
- 2013 - Match winner F-Open, Rocky Mountain Palma Championships at Raton, New Mexico, 800, 900, 1000 yards
- 2013 - Gold medal, four man team match United States National Championship, 1000 yards
- 2014 - Gold medal, four man team match, Berger SW Nationals
2014 - Team Grizzly sets a national record at 800, 900, 1000 yards.L to R: John Myers, Shiraz Balolia (Captain), Trudie Fay (Coach), Alex Lipworth, Kenny Adams
Canadian National Champion 700, 800, & 900 Meters – 2014
- 2014 - Gold Medal and National Champion of Canadian F-Class National Championships, Ottawa
- 2014 - Gold Medals in all 3 Four-Man Team matches at Canadian F-Class National Championships in Ottawa
- 2014 - Represented USA National Team and won gold medal at the America Match against the Canadians
- 2014 - Gold Medal 1000 Yards at 2014 United States F-Class Nationals
2014 - Gold Medal 1000 Yards Four-Man Team match (Team Grizzly), United States F-Class Championship
- 2015 - Gold Medal 700, 800, 900 Meters Aggregate at 2015 Canadian National Championships.
2015 - Gold Medal and National Champion of Canadian F-Class National Championships, Ottawa.
- 2015 - Gold Medal 1000 Yards at 2015 United States National Championships.
- 2015 - Gold Medal 1000 Yards Four-Man Team Match (Team Grizzly) United States F-Class Championship.
(Back) Shiraz Balolia (Captain), Kenny Adams, (Front) Emil Kovan, Trudie Fay, John Myers
- 2016 Remarkable third consecutive Canadian F-Class National Championship win 2016,2015, 2014.
Canadian National Champion- Gold Medal 700, 800, 900 Meters Aggregate - 2016
- Certified as a high master by the NRA in Long Range, Mid-Range and Full Bore F-Class shooting, the highest classification in rifle shooting. Holder of several national records in F-Class competition
- NRA Life Member