About Us

Holster Shop:

ProTEQ Custom Gear was founded in February 2013 when owner Stephen Brannan saw a need for more quality products and service in the high-demand defense market. Stephen has served as both a design, test, and production support engineer for Knight's Armament Company for 5 years and for FN for 5 years, and is now continuing to do so as a privately contracted engineer for multiple companies in the industry.  So in 2013 with nearly a lifetime background in firearms training paired with his experience in the industry and the best mechanical engineering degree he could find from Rose Hulman (BSME, 2009), Stephen decided to dive into the market.  The goal of ProTEQ Custom Gear is not just to create another business to meet market demand, but to use a God-given vision to provide products, training, and consultation that may help save lives. Now with a dedicated staff and product development team testing and evaluating new products in the background, ProTEQ Custom Gear is helping bring that vision to life.  The shop was originally started in the garage of a rental house in Florida, then moved to a 10x12 shed in South Carolina, then moved to a portion of the office at ProTEQ, then finally to its current 1,500 square foot brand new facility at ProTEQ.  Below are some photos of Stephen's time at FN, along with a photo of the shop in SC.  We'll add more in the future.


Holster Shop Contact Info:


Cell:  812-201-6002

ProTEQ Custom Gear

3061 W County Road 1200 N

Brazil, IN 47834


Shooting Range:

ProTEQ Firearms Academy was officially founded in 1990, however the range has existed since 1973 as a privately owned 60 acre ranch.  It's been developed into 6 valleys, providing shooting opportunities in calibers from rimfire to 50BMG, over distances from 3 to 500 yards .   It is home to several individual & commercial customers, Law Enforcement Customers, and Military Customers.  We are a family-friendly range focused more on the individual liberties necessary to promote a healthy opportunity for training, while maintaining proper safety.   Access is by paid annual membership (365 days from Range Release Date) starting at $60 for the standard West Valley ONLY option up to the Platinum Plus version at $250 for access to all 6 valleys.

Shooting Range Contact Info:


Cell:  812-443-5435

ProTEQ Firearms Academy

3057 W County Road 1200 N

Brazil, IN 47834