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Our Instructors

Current NRA, USCCA and/or NACOP-endorsed Instructor List:

Royce Bartlett – Radio personality – host of Shooting Straight on iHeart Radio, firearms authority, gun writer, tactical instructor and public speaker/lecturer on the 2nd Amendment and gun rights. Royce is an NRA and USCCA certified instructor who specializes in defensive pistol instruction. He has studied multiple martial arts including Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Shorin Ryu, and Jiu Jitsu.

Ken Corley - Ken is a former Corrections Officer with 40+ years of martial arts and firearm instructor experience and is a certified Black Belt, Instructor, and practitioner of multiple martial arts systems including Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga. Certified NAUI Openwater/EANX Diver and Advanced C Licensed Skydiver and Freefall Photographer. He was the recipient of The American Society Of Law Enforcement Trainings (ASLET) 2001 Law Enforcement Skills World Champion in Threat Recognition representing Osceola County Fl. in the World Competition. He is USCCA and NRA certified in a variety of disciplines.

John Falldorf – Long-time law enforcement firearms trainer, competitive law enforcement shooter, civilian and LE range manager, gun shop manager with extensive firearms knowledge, 27 years as a law enforcement patrol deputy, forensic technician, detective, and more. USCCA/NRA certified and FDLE certified in General Instruction and High Liability training.

Tara Dixon Engel – Author of “The Handgun Guide for Women,” national gun writer for various magazines, NRA certified in pistol, rifle, shotgun, Refuse to be a victim, range safety officer & USCCA certified for concealed carry, home defense & active shooter defense, women's basic, intermediate & advanced training, former competitive shooter, gun counter sales, public speaker and VP of Training & Strategic Development for The National Association of Chiefs of Police.

Brian Smith – A law enforcement Captain with 30 years of service, including as Rangemaster, Director of Training, and Commander of Special Operations. Brian is Vice President of the National Association of Chiefs of Police . He founded the Metropolitan Police Self-Defense Institute in order to teach defensive tactics to police agencies. He has been named Law Enforcement Instructor of the year by the NRA, among many other honors. He offers national training, primarily in the Metro Chicago area through the Metropolitan Police Self-Defense Institute.

Gary Weeks – Gary is an NRA certified pistol instructor and Assistant Range Master at The Shooting Center. He coordinates the “Tactical/Practical” match each Friday and participates in competition shooting in 3-Gun, Action Steel and any competition allowing Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC).

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