Who We Are

First Shot Cycle Parts was formed in 2013 by 3 friends that are combat veterans with a shared love of motorcycles and dedication to our Veterans.  All of our products are designed, developed and manufactured in the United States and always will be.  Our dedication to our Veterans is not just words, we all volunteer time and donate to various Veteran causes and a portion of all company annual profits are donated to Veteran charities.  We also give preference to Veterans when hiring.

Our People:

Mark Kleppin – President

Gut Shot, Inc (DBA: First Shot Cycle Parts)

  • Sonar Technician First Class (Surface Warfare), US Navy ’89-’99
    • Desert Storm and Southern Watch
  • Field Service Engineer 2000-2005
  • System Integrator 2005 – 2012
  • Formed First Shot Cycle Parts 2013 – (It’s not going to end, I love it too much)

Michael Rendine

  • Colonel, US Air Force (Ret.)
    • Viet Nam ’67 – ’68 Special Mission C-130
    • F-15 Flight Test ’69 – ‘75
    • F-16 International Program Office ’78 – ‘82
    • Missile Defense – Launch Director/ Mission Commander ’84 – ‘90
  • Founder/President – Assured Space Access   1992- present

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, 32-1

Marc Malin

  • Major, US Army Special Forces (Ret.)
    • Vietnam

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, 32-1


Wes Redpath