Our modest beginnings start in the late 1960s with a novice physician named Phil Dater. Dr. Dater had a passion for playing with machine guns, and as most gun guys do, he became interested in silencers. With an inquisitive mind, weekend shifts as a diagnostic radiologist, and access to the machine shop in the basement of the hospital, Dater began to develop his own silencers.
Using the experience he learned from a newly purchased Ruger pistol, Dater built his first silenced gun under the license of a friend who was a Class 2 manufacturer.
Fast forward a few years to 1976 - Dater obtains his own manufacturers license and a lathe, commandeers some floor space in his garage and starts Automatic Weapons Company. As business increased, Dater and his small crew moved from Albuquerque to northern New Mexico, and later to Boise, Idaho. In 1993 he started Gemini Technologies (GEMTECH). Dr. Dater is rightly proud of his humble beginning that has, through dedication and h