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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.
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 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 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
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.
Competitive shooter and currently working in the Defence industry in Norway.
I served for 11 years on active duty as an NCO in the Norwegian Army, in infantry and recon units at the platoon level. My main experience is combined arms operations, small unit tactics and cold weather operations and training.
Three tours overseas, totaling 20 months.
Alex Horcasitas retired from the New Mexico State Police in 2015 after a 20 year career where he served in various duty stations statewide with experience as a patrol officer, investigator, and street crimes unit Sergeant. He has 11 years of supervisory experience as a Sergeant.
He earned a position on the NMSP Tactical Team in 1998 and spent the next 17 years gaining experience as a Tactical Team member. He spent his first 3 years as operator/counter sniper, 9 years as Team Leader (sniper and entry teams), 2 years as assistant commander, and 3 years as team commander. He was an instrumental player in the Tactical Team becoming a Full-Time duty. He was also a founding member of the NMSP Tactical Teams Explosive Breaching Program. During his time on the team he participated in over 800 SWAT missions in every area of the state and has received over 2000 hours of advanced training and has 21 years of experience as a firearms instructor. He is certified to instruct handgun, shotgun, carbine, precision rifle and ground control. He holds instructor certifications from NM DPS and US Department of Energy and
Earned his NMDPS Master Firearms Instructor Certification in 2003, one of two NMSP officers to be Master certified at that time.
Alex served as a key Firearms Instructor for NMSP Recruit School from 1997 to 2015 where he instructed hundreds of recruits and provided advanced training for commissioned personnel statewide.
Additionally, he served as a member of NMSP Shooting Team; competing in multiple disciplines as SWAT commitments permitted.
He is currently a Senior Weapons and Tactics Instructor at The Range at Austin.
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.
A competitive shooter and Gov Sales Specialist at Knight's Armament Company.
Co-Founder of Quantified Performance, LLC.
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 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.
25 years of law enforcement andI run a training division for my department. As of 2017, I am the owner of EAG Tactical,
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 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.
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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)
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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.
Military and LE veteran with 37+ years of real world experience. Our mission is to assist those who wish to help themselves in the vast world of self-defense.
Darryl Bolke retired from a Southern California police department as a Sr. Corporal after 19.5 years as a full time officer due to injuries sustained during a violent on-duty confrontation. He was a Firearms Instructor and Armorer for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team for 17 years, and the primary instructor for all firearms systems used by his agency. He also provided mandatory firearms training for the fire department Bomb Squad and Arson investigators. He assisted on the investigation of over 75 officer involved shootings assisting the administrative investigation team with the firearms portion of these investigations. He provided expert testimony in regards to firearms usage and police tactics in numerous court cases. Bolke also developed and implemented a nationally recognized edged weapons policy and training program for law enforcement.
His past assignments have included 3.5 years in a full time bicycle unit and 4 years as a Tactical Flight Officer in the Air Support Unit, as well as 10 years as a Field Training Officer and a year assignment primarily working vice. A majority of his career was working at night in a patrol environment. He also spent several years as a licensed Private Investigator specializing in high level corporate cases and worked high level executive/VIP protection and high threat protection details in the private sector. He has been on staff with several organizations providing firearms and edged weapons instruction.
Darryl Bolke is also the Unconventional Weapons editor for Surefire’s Combat Tactics magazine and has had numerous published magazine articles in both the U.S. and Japan on firearms, edged weapons, and related equipment. He has also authored numerous California P.O.S.T. certified classes.
Over 18 years of military Special Forces experience.
-Assaulter in a Special Operations Unit that operated as an In-Extremis Force, specializing in Counter-Terrorism and as a Quick Reaction Force.
-Instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) Course, teaching Advanced Marksmanship and Close Quarters Combat (CQC).
-Anti-Terrorism Detachment Instructor for Individual Terrorism Awareness Courses and Course Manager for the only Department of Defense Antiterrorism Instructor Qualification Course. Taught reaction to terrorist assaults, hostage survival, survival shooting, detecting surveillance, antiterrorism driving, surveys, Vulnerability and Threat assessments.
Numerous overseas contracts in high threat environments & combat zones.
- Protective Security Specialist for the US Department of State that Provided close protection for designated personnel including US Ambassadors, Senators and numerous Diplomats & Dignitaries.
- Primary instructor/mentor for the Counter Terrorist Special Operations Force (CTSOF) Iraq. Responsible for the Crises Response Training of the Iraqi Emergency Response Unit (ERU). Instructed ERU members in advanced pistol, rifle and Close Quarters Combat.
-US Government, Operated in small unit Special Operations teams that provided security & close protection in support of US Government operations.
Completed over 30 firearms courses to include the Rogers Shooting Course (Advance pistol rating), NRA’s Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Instructor Course and the Firearms Instructor Training Program (FITP) at FLETC. Current Master class rating in IDPA and USPSA. Worked as an instructor with several training companies.
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Owner/Lead Instructor Immediate Action Concepts LLC
21 Years US Air Force, 5 Deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
16 Years Civilian and Military Combat Arms/Firearms Instructor
12 Years facilitating training and armorer for an Air Force Special Operations Force (Planning, Logistics, Sustainment, and Evaluation)
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 Defensereview.com. He is also an avid competitive shooter, competing in USPSA, IDPA, and 3-Gun.
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.
Student, local instructor, gun-rights lobbyist
Former USAF PJ 1973-78, Retired fire Captain/ Paramedic/SWAT 33 yrs City of Glendale, Az. TYR Tactical LLC Compliance and Testing Manager.(RET)
Owner of Tactical Advantage Weapons Training LLC. Peoria, Az. Tactical Advantage Weapons Training LLC. provides basic to highly advanced Pistol/ Rifle training to civilians, LEO/ SWAT, contractors and military members and units. Custom classes can be designed to fit any units needs.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Enjoys tanks, armor, and other items that stop bullets.
Morgan Atwood is the founder and director of BFE Labs, a firm providing high quality tools, skills and medical training for survival environments. A former EMT and wildland firefighter, as well as knife-maker for over 15 years, Morgan is a dedicated wilderness professional: Living and ranching 40 miles from paved roads, providing risk management and anti-poaching services for other remote ranches, and teaching classes in the backcountry of New Mexico.
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.
I like to host classes and matches, and help people to get guns and gun related accessories that will help them shoot frequently.
US Government Contractor, Former Counterterrorism Analyst, US Navy and OEF veteran, student of rifle and pistol shooting, former volunteer firefighter, PA Municipal Police Academy and Fire Academy graduate
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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.
Just a dude playing a dude.
26 Year Army Special Operations Veteran. Plank-holder Asymmetric Warfare Group. Part time police officer. Player of video games. Creator of the Roland Special.
Nine years Army Aviation Goggle Maintenance, CH-47 Flight Engineer with 600 hours of NVG Flight, Owner Nightlong Industries LLC, CAGE: 7PZ53
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
I am a Marine Corps Combat and Law Enforcement Veteran. I specialize in Firearms and Tactical Training.
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 is a Sheriff's Deputy in Northern Nevada; he is a firearms instructor for his agency and works with LMS Defense as a RSO.
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.
"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."
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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.