Kris started teaching pistol, rifle, and shotgun classes in 2008. Since then he's managed a team of instructors who taught more than 1,700 courses in California and Nevada last year. Kris holds certifications from Front Sight, SEALFit Academy, Haley Strategic, Team Three Tactical, TSG Ed Santos low light combatives, and HITT Industries Tactical Medicine. He is also an NRA Handgun Instructor.
Dave is a retired peace officer with 35 years experience in law enforcement and private security. He has P.O.S.T. certifications as a peace officer, Firearms instructor, and P.O.S.T Instructor Development. He has conducted training for individual and multi-agency academies including officer safety survival, patrol procedures, weapons & tactics, active shooter response, critical incident response and asset protection.
Bill served two combat tours in Afghanistan with the Marine Corps before becoming an instructor at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. He taught Scout Sniper Courses and Wilderness Survival Courses to Marines, other U.S. Military Branches, Foreign Military Units, and Local Law Enforcement. The courses included High Angle Marksmanship, Survival, Tracking, Mountaineering, and Mission Planning. Bill has training and certifications in Winter Warfare (Norwegian Allied Officers Course), Mountain Scout Sniper, Reno SWAT Sniper Course, Arctic Survival Training, and The Green Side Training for Combat Trackers.
Connor joined the Marine Corps in 2009 as a light armored resonance scout. He deployed to the Philippians twice as part of the Special Operations Group for 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force where he trained Filipino forces in the fight against Abu Sayyaf and ISIS. In 2015 he transferred to 1st Bn 7Th Marines and deployed to Iraq as a squad leader in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Connor is currently stationed at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Centre where he instructs in Mountain warfare tactics. He advises platoon and company commanders on defensive and offensive mountain warfare, and teaches machine gun, carbine and pistol day and night time engagement tactics.
Matt Willette is US Army veteran with ten years Law Enforcement experience and ten years in the private defense market. He served in a variety of leadership assignments including SWAT, Narcotics, Gang Investigations, FTO and is a current sworn reserve police sergeant. Matt is an Advanced Level EMT, Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Saver Instructor, and Tactical Life-Saver Instructor.
Ira did two tours in Iraq as a Marine Staff Sergeant and crew served weapons instructor. He is a NRA pistol instructor with SWAT certification from Fox Valley Technical College and active shooter response training from Alice Institute. Ira is an active law enforcement officer, Field Training Officer, Range Officer, and Department Firearms Instructor.
Cara is a Bullseye Nevada trained handgun instructor who completed pistol training with Team 3 Tactical, instructor certification with the NRA, and Tactical Medical training with HITT industries. She is a certified Glock Armorer. Cara specializes in teaching new shooters.
We are always finding new instructors!