Timothy Oh was only 17 years old when he won his first competition at RPI, the college he attended for mechanical engineering. The initial idea was a gun safety barrel lock he had worked on during his high school years back in California. His experience came from growing up with firearms through law enforcement family and friends. Despite winning the $1000 competition, when Timmy took the idea to several thousand people on AR15.com, it got completely rejected- people hated it. But important feedback from these members started him towards a journey for creating better safety.