GreyBeard Actual LLC

Matt Little

GreyBeard Actual LLC is a service disabled veteran owned small business. We provide advanced training in firearms, tactics, and combatives to law enforcement, military, private security contractors, and responsible armed citizens. Our training model draws on decades of operational, competitive and instructional experience, and our sole goal is to enable our students to master their craft as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our primary instructor, Matthew Little, is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran who has extensive law enforcement experience, including serving as training coordinator and an operational supervisor on a major metropolitan SWAT team, and has worked as a government contractor in non-permissive environments. Additionally, Matt is a lifelong martial artist and former national level competitor. He is also ranked as a master class shooter by both the US Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association. He has instructed foreign and US military personnel and police officers, martial artists, and civilians. this instructional experience was no merely academic, as he was usually then leading his students operationally in combat, or in arguably the most violent city in North America. Along with his operational, competitive, and instructional experience, Matt is passionate about his own training. He has completed numerous military and law enforcement training courses and continues to train with many of the industry’s top instructors as often as possible.

Our adjunct instructors are drawn from current and former law enforcement and military special operations personnel, and will be selected based on the class being taught as well as the target audience. This enables us to not only tailor the training of each class to the needs of the student group, but also to offer custom training packages on a wide variety of topics on request. We leverage the experience of our instructors in order to provide the best possible training outcome for each and every client.

At GreyBeard Actual, LLC, our intent is not to entertain, or simply run practice sessions for our students. We view our role as coaches and our students as athletes. Our classes are intended to provide insights that our students can take back to their own training in order to shorten their own path to mastery. We want to shortcut the learning curve so that each student can avoid detours and dead ends in their training journey.

If you would like to host an open enrollment class in your area, please contact us. There are a few basic requirements for most open enrollment classes, although CQB and tactics are more venue driven. There is a 10 person minimum class size for open enrollment classes, although private and semi-private training is available on request. Maximum class size is venue and request driven, assistant instructors will be brought in dependent on number of students to ensure the best possible student to instructor ratio for quality learning. For venue and equipment requirements and to begin the process, please contact Angela at

For agency training, and to host LE/MIL only restricted enrollment classes, contact Matt at and we will construct a training package tailored specifically to your needs.

Current 2020 class schedule:

February 23, 2020 – Pistol Mechanics – 2nd Amendment Sports, McHenry, IL

April 18-19, 2020 – Pistol Skill Development – Mission 160, Whitewright, TX

May 16-17, 2020 – Pistol Skill Development – Private Training Facility, Wauneta, NE

June 27-28, 2020 – Pistol Skill Development – Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, Waterman, IL

July 11-12, 2020 – Vehicle Counter Ambush – Front Sight Solutions, Hinkley, IL

July 25-26, 2020 – Vehicle Counter Ambush – Peacekeepers Training, Springfield, MO

August 22-23, 2020 – Pistol Skill Development – IMPACT Shooting Center, Cincinnati, OH

September 12-13, 2020 – Pistol/Carbine Skill Development – Shootlogic, Reevesville, SC

September 30, 2020 – Pistol Skill Mechanics – Good Shepherd Defense, Peoria, IL

October 1-2, 2020 – Carbine Skill Development – Good Shepherd Defense, Peoria, IL

October 3-4, 2020 – Vehicle Counter Ambush – Good Shepherd Defense, Peoria, IL

October 17-18, 2020 – Pistol Skill Development – Alpha Range, McHenry, IL
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