MY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
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
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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