Michael R. Grimler - Firearm Instructor Private Instruction (Handgun) NM Certified Concealed Carry Instructor Serving: Northern New Mexico Los Alamos Santa Fe Taos
Michael R. Grimler - Firearm InstructorPrivate Instruction (Handgun)NM Certified Concealed Carry Instructor Serving:Northern New MexicoLos AlamosSanta FeTaos



I bring several years of experience with my formal training as a firearms instructor.

My firearm instructor experience started when I was approached by the range staff at the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Orange County, CA, shortly after I graduated from the sheriff's academy as a California POST-certified Level 1 reserve deputy for OCSD. Of course, I said yes. They sent me to the FBI's Police Pistol and Shotgun Instructor course and soon after, assumed duties as an adjunct instructor. I was also sent to H&K's MP5 submachinegun operator and instructor courses since OCSD's SWAT team was using the MP5 at the time.


I was instrumental in instructing OCSD deputies during the department's transition from revolvers to semi-autos. (Yes, it took that long for our Sheriff to get dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century.)


I also taught "Use of Deadly Force" and "Combat Handgun" classes to new recruits in the Basic Academy. And, provided incumbent deputies with training on the Remington 870 shotgun.


In addition to being a certified instructor (Instructor #21) for the New Mexico Concealed Carry training, my formal firearm training includes:


From Heckler and Koch (H&K):

From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

  • Certified Police Pistol and Shotgun Instructor

From the National Rifle Association (NRA):

  • Certified Training Counselor

    • In addition to instructing the following classes, I am authorized to train instructor candidates for:

      • NRA Range Safety Officer,

      • NRA Basic Handgun,

      • NRA Advanced Handgun,

      • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home,

      • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home, and

      • NRA CCW (Concealed Carry)

  • Certified CCW Instructor

  • Certified Range Safety Officer Instructor

  • Certified Law Enforcement Handgun and Shotgun Instructor

  • Certified Advanced Pistol Instructor

  • Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

  • Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor

  • Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

  • Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor

From other training organizations:


I keep my firearm skills up to date by entering combat and self-defense oriented shooting matches whenever time permits.


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