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I am currently an MS2 at Texas A&M College of Medicine. Prior to medical school, I was a physician assistant assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment.


Served on active duty in the US military for eight years with a specialty in communications.  Matt assists in moderation and management of the P&S Facebook groups, P&S blog, P&S forum, and P&S media group.

Matt LandfairMatt Landfair

Active Law Enforcement background since before the turn of the century in the middle of no where. Firearms instructor, armorer, has attended numerous training courses including DARC, Follow Through Consulting, EAG, TMacs, and more boring mandatory popo training you can shake a stick at. Has died a million deaths by powerpoint. He has written for RECOIL Magazine, Breach Bang Clear, Soldier Systems Daily and Monderno. Enjoys long walks on the beach, blah blah blah… Known as Matt Prime or Riafdnal in some circles.

Michael BronsonMichael Bronson

Michael Bronson is an OIF (Karbala & Babil Province) & OEF (Arghandab River Valley) Infantry veteran with a FID deployment to Romania. He served as a Breacher, Designated Marksman, and Team Leader.

He has written for SWAT Magazine, consults for companies in T&E and product improvement, and is currently assigned to a DOD contract providing small arms training to Army personnel.

Rick LabistreRick Labistre

Rick Labistre is a 17 year Army veteran and has served in every position in an Infantry platoon from rifleman to squad leader, as well as scout to platoon sergeant in a light Infantry reconnaissance platoon. He is a 2011 graduate of the ARNG Sniper School and is currently a sniper section leader with the California Army National Guard

Scott JedlinskiScott Jedlinski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), no LEO or military experience (save being an Air Force brat), NRA pistol instructor (who isn’t?). I have received previous training from George Wehby of BlackBelt Tactical, Matt Jacques of Victory First, John Murphy of FPF Training, Chris Sizelove of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Aaron Brumley of Solo Defense, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts, Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training, Pat Goodale and Wayne Fisher of PFT Training, Ernest Langdon for Langdon Tactical and private training with Al DeLeon of the State Dept’s MSD unit. I shoot anywhere from 200 to 400 rounds a week. I try to compete three times a month. I train BJJ 2 to 3 times a week. Strength & Mobility training twice a week. I am the 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T Drill coin.


Andy ReedAndy Reed

I am an 8 year US Army Iraq War veteran. I have been working as a police officer since 2007 and am currently a patrol officer, field training officer and firearms instructor for a major metro agency. I am an instructor with Learning Firearms, which is a firearms training group based out of north-central Minnesota.

Ash HessAsh Hess

A competitive shooter and Gov Sales Specialist at Knight's Armament Company.

I am also a Retired US Army Senior NCO. My last assignments included serving as the Senior Writer for Small Arms in the Weapons and Gunnery Branch and the US Army Infantry School Marksmanship Program developer at the Maneuver Center of Excellence Fort Benning, Georgia.

Army Schools include US Army Master Marksmanship Trainer Course, Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course, Urban Combat Leaders Course, Air Assault, Rappelmaster, Senior Leaders Course, Army Basic Instructor course, High Angle Marksmanship Course, and Unit Armorer course.

I also attended the TigerSwan Basic Carbine course, Defoor Proformance One day Carbine Refresher, Advanced Carbine and Scoped Rifle courses, Sionics Weapon Systems M4 Armorer course, Modern Samurai Red Dot Pistol, and the MDTS Practical Small Knife 1course.

Four combat tours totaling fifty-two months overseas.

Bill BlowersBill Blowers

Bill Blowers has been a police officer for over 20 years, prior to that he was in the US Army for six years. Bill is currently a Sergeant for a Municipal Agency in Washington State. He is assigned to his agencies training unit and is also a team leader on a large and active regional SWAT team. He has been assigned to SWAT since 1995 and has held positions such as Sniper, Ballistic Shield Carrier, Entry Team Member, and Assistant Team Leader. He has planned, or participated in, over 1000 missions and has in excess of 5000 documented training hours.

Buck ThomasBuck Thomas

Former Infantry jarhead (0311) and Scout Swimmer in an Amphibious Raid unit.
Spent 11 years deployed as an OCONUS security contractor working PSD/Static/and training and mentoring of host country national security forces contracts.
2.5 years at a conus training center as the lead firearms instructor/Armorer/and Rangemaster. Also taught Mindset/SUT/PSD formations/immediate action drills/Security and precision driving/etc.
Has trained with LAV/Pat Rogers/PFT/McMillan sniper school/Cheytac/Gunsite/Frontsite/and others in the civilian sector.
Is currently writing a book and considering his options for employment which boil down to rolling back OCONUS or a possible career change to a practitioner of the custodial arts in Montana.

Caleb GiddingsCaleb Giddings

Caleb has over a decade of experience in the firearms industry as a professional competitive shooter, instructor, content creator, as well as other positions. He is also still serving in the USAFR as a Combat Arms Instructor.

He has a weird thing for Berettas, and if you follow him on social media you’ll see a lot of photos of his dog.

Chad HalvorsonChad Halvorson

Chad Halvorson was sworn in as a Police Officer in 1994. A patrol officer at heart, he has worked many years in a rural environment as a Deputy Sheriff and a Police Officer. Along with his patrol duties, he also previously spent several years as a point man on the entry team of a SO tactical team with less lethal duties as a secondary assignment. Chad has worked assignments as an arson investigator and in narcotics investigation, and is currently a certified law enforcement instructor in his state. He is certified through them as a firearms instructor as well as an active shooter instructor and in Tactical Response (An academy-level module for patrol officers.). He has experience in instructing areas such as concealed weapons training for citizens, patrol carbine deployment, Active Shooter Event responses and tactics, tactical team tactics, and Use of Force judgment and Scenarios as an Adjunct Instructor at regional law enforcement officer academies. Chad currently has been focused on assisting area LE agencies integrate Active Shooter Event responses with area Fire and EMS responders. Chad has been published in SWAT and continues to ensure his own training stays current with modern TTP's and mindsets.

Chad MercerChad Mercer

fmr Marine 0311
certified Gunsmith
fmr DOS/DEAV Armorer
fmr DOS/FTU Firearms Instructor

Current build furniture for the house, and I am staff instructor for Practical Firearms Training. (My boss was Uncle Pat's Boss)

z3ro Solutions, LLC.

Chuck HaggardChuck Haggard

Police officer, 31+ years, various ranks and duties including 18 years SWAT team experience ranging from entry team member, breacher, sniper, squad leader and acting team leader, Field Training Officer, Field Training Supervisor, CIT program instructor, recruit academy instructor, Rangemaster/Armorer, Watch Commander, shooting review/use of force review board, Honor Guard, firearms instructor and lead defensive tactics instructor.

Jeff GurwitchJeff Gurwitch

Jeff Gurwitch is a retired Special Forces Soldier who served 26 years in the United States Army (18 years with Special Forces). He served in the First Gulf War, three tours OIF, and three tours OEF. A contributing writer for SWAT Magazine and He is also an avid competitive shooter, competing in USPSA, IDPA, and 3-Gun.

Jimmy Holford IIIJimmy Holford III

Sgt Jimmy Holford is a second generation law enforcement officer. He has been employed with a midsize police department in Southern Wisconsin since 2006. Sgt Holford has experience as a SWAT Sniper, Gang and Drug investigator, FTO, and Academy Firearms Instructor. He is currently assigned as a second shift Patrol Sergeant, assistant team leader of snipers, and supervises patrol response to gang intelligence.


Civilian. Intel weenie. Just a guy lookin to lend a helping hand.

Keith MorganKeith Morgan

Student, local instructor, gun-rights lobbyist

Mason PearsonMason Pearson

I work at a State level law enforcement agency at the firearms training unit. Prior to my current posting I worked in a uniformed enforcement role. I am also part of a special response team that has extremely broad mandate from traditional warrant services through extended rural operations to executive protection over a wide service area.

Matt LeviMatt Levi

Law Enforcement since 2009. Matt has a background in firearms and tactics training, and has been trying to learn from those with more knowledge and experience than him. This has involved recognizing that he needed to attend outside training. This led him to take training with Vickers Tactical, DARC, LMS Defense and others.

Matthew ShockeyMatthew Shockey

Matt started off in the Marine Corps serving as a Machine Gunner (0331). He deployed twice to Iraq in support of OIF in 06 and 07. He also served as a Combat Marksmanship Instructor his last year before leaving the service in 09. Matt currently serves as a police officer in the Houston metro area and is a full time rangemaster. He has served in this capacity for the last 2.5 years and prior to that was a patrol officer. He also serves on a regional SWAT team and is a member of the entry team.

He also owns a company called Falcon Tactical based out of Eagle Lake, TX. There he specializes in hosting top instructors from around the nation. This has allowed him to train with instructors such as Mike Pannone, Pat McNamara, Aaron Cowan, William Petty, Jeff Gonzales, Mike Lamb, Steve Fisher, Kerry Davis, and many more, He also is an active shooter instructor, having taught hundreds of police officers. He holds 3 instructor certs from ALERRT and is also a graduate of DARC. Furthermore, he holds instructor certs in Taser, Low Light (2 Certs), VCQB, RBT, and several others. He is also a Colt AR-15 Armorer and a Glock Advanced Armorer.

Michael MihalskiMichael Mihalski

Mike LewisMike Lewis

Retired Senior Noncommissioned Officer of Infantry with 20 years of active service in the United States Army.

"During my tenure, I was blessed to serve in some of the most storied units in the Army, including the 82nd Airborne Division and the 506th Infantry Regiment (AASLT) (Band of Brothers), and with some of the finest human beings one could know. I have deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of combat operations, served on deployments to Egypt and Saudi Arabia in support of peacekeeping and stability operations, and served on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). My final assignment in the Army was as the 82nd Airborne Division Small Arms Master Gunner, developing and instituting weapons training, conducting force modernization activities pertaining to small arms weapons and enablers, and consulting with the Maneuver Center of Excellence (Fort Benning, GA) on said subjects. I have attended both shooter and instructor level classes from some of the best trainers in the industry, am an NRA certified instructor, and have conducted firearms training on the civilian market for concerned citizens since 2007."

Mike MartinMike Martin

Enjoys tanks, armor, and other items that stop bullets.

Nate OsborneNate Osborne

Nathan Osborne began a serious study of shooting in 2012 when taking the "Citizens use of Deadly Force" class with Massad Ayoob. Being able to drink from the fire-hose in class started a desire to learn as much as possible, and hopefully be a source of quality information to others. In addition to attending and working as staff with the Massad Ayoob Group, Nate has taken classes with John Chapman, Earnest Langdon, Chris Costa, and others, and will never be able to go to classes from every instructor on his 'to attend' list. He is also a Glock and S&W M&P Armorer.

Nate currently manages a gun range in Northern Utah while finishing a master's degree, and running a weekly practical pistol match.

Neil B.Neil B.

I like to host classes and matches, and help people to get guns and gun related accessories that will help them shoot frequently.

Pat TarrantPat Tarrant

Systems Engineer Contractor for DoD, Former Counterterrorism Analyst, US Navy and OEF veteran, Trained with Pat Rogers, Steve Fisher, Scott Jedlinski, PA Municipal Police Academy

Raymond MillerRaymond Miller

Raymond Miller is the former Small Arms Master Gunner of the 82nd Airborne Division. He is leveraging his operational experience training soldiers in Weapons Mastery to address Human Systems Integration issues for the United States Army.

Roland DeschainRoland Deschain

26 Year Army Special Operations Veteran. Plank-holder Asymmetric Warfare Group. Part time police officer. Player of video games. Creator of the Roland Special.

Ryan HooverRyan Hoover

Nine years Army Aviation Goggle Maintenance, CH-47 Flight Engineer with 600 hours of NVG Flight, Owner Nightlong Industries LLC, CAGE: 7PZ53

Sara WestmanSara Westman

Illustrator and graphic designer by trade, with firearm illustrations and effective brand consulting, chances are you've seen some of Sara of Kitfox Design Group's work. She is an advocate for ladies concealed carry. Her primary goal in her off time is to encourage women to take their personal protection into their own hands and do so safely. Her biggest pet peeve is being told women should speak softly and carry a revolver

Thomas EhrhartThomas Ehrhart

Enlisted 1994 as an 11B, Commissioned in 1997 from Penn State University as an Infantry Officer. I am currently commanding 1-41 IN, 2IBCT, 4ID. Previous assignments to 10th MTN (1-87 INF BN), 101st ABN (AASLT) (2/327 INF BN), JRTC as an O/C in TF2, Plans, and the Live Fire Division, 3ID as a Division planner, S3 and XO of 3-69AR. Author of the white paper "Increasing small arms lethality in Afghanistan: Taking back the Infantry half-kilometer" Deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.

Tim BragintonTim Braginton

Tim is a Sheriff's Deputy in Northern Nevada; he is a firearms instructor for his agency and works with LMS Defense as a RSO.

Trevor MessengerTrevor Messenger

Regular guy, non-LE, non-mil. Been training for the past few years and seeking instruction and knowledge from reputable instructors. On a quest to sift through the derp. Red dot shill. Just here to share any notable experiences and learn.

Varg FreebornVarg Freeborn

"I come from the place that produces your enemy, so my own experience is relevant to your specific mission of self-defense. I truly have been there and done it. I want to give you every possible advantage against whatever evil comes against you. The purpose of my instruction is to help ensure you can live a long and happy life with your family. We only get One Life. It takes more than simply carrying a gun, and knowing how to shoot at paper, to protect that."

William LarsonWilliam Larson

Will Larson is a veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and the U.S. Coast Guard where he served as a Gunner's Mate. After leaving the military with almost 10 years of military service he entered into the world of contracting working primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan for 6 years. He is the owner/instructor for Semper Paratus Arms, LLC which teaches AR-15 based armorer and builder courses and he is the master armorer for SIONICS Weapon Systems in Tucson, Arizona. He has completed numerous factory and field armorer courses and a variety shooting courses and has close to 30 years of experience with the AR-15 family of weapons.

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