Carl Smith, born and raised in northern California, spent his early life as a passionate hunter and shooting sportsman. After finishing his education, he moved to Alaska to pursue career opportunities that California couldn’t offer.
Carl is a thirty-year resident of Southeast Alaska, and spent most of those years in Ketchikan. He is a strong supporter of the firearms industry and advocates for responsible gun ownership with an emphasis on safe handling and operation of firearms.
Carl dreamed up the concept of Alaska Firearms Adventures (AFA) about twenty years ago, but a busy career in the shipbuilding industry made it difficult to realize his dream. However, when Carl started a successful maritime consulting company four years ago, he got a taste of entrepreneurship. AFA was formed when he decided it was time to go all in and pursue his true passion.
After assembling an excellent team of industry veterans and firearms experts, Carl and the entire team at AFA are excited to offer you a safe and adventurous firearms experience.