is a certified NRA instructor with over 17 years experience and is certified in all disciplines to include Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearms Safety and Personal Protection as well as being a Chief Range Safety Officer and NRA training counselor. Mark is a former Marine with a background in law enforcement and mixed martial arts, in addition to being a lifelong hunter and shooter.
Concealed Handgun Course:
This course meets and exceeds requirements for obtaining your concealed handgun license. You will learn the basics of firearms safety and get a detailed introduction into all aspects of concealed carry. You will learn how and where you can and cannot carry and we will answer all your questions in regards to concealed carry, self-defense and which firearms and methods will best suit you.
Advanced Concealed Carry Course:
This course meets and exceeds the requirements for obtaining your concealed handgun license and is recommended for those who are experienced shooters. It covers advanced tactics and carry techniques, close quarters shooting as well as malfunction drills. It covers drawing from concealment, shooting from different positions and basic hand to hand skills that allow you to access your firearm during a struggle.
Situational Awareness and Self-Defense Course:
In this course you will learn the ins and outs of avoiding trouble before it begins and how to deal with it effectively when it is unavoidable. This course teaches techniques that allow you to defeat larger and more powerful opponents with techniques that have been proven in the real world by mixed martial arts fighters, law enforcement and military professionals.
AR-15 Build Course – Pete Swanson with Viking Forge Gunsmithing
Pete has been a COLT armorer for the AR-15/M-16 platform for over 25 years. He has been the Armorer for a large metro police department for over 20 years. He has been a Firearms Instructor at the Basic Academy level, as well as Advanced Officers level and in other countries. He holds a Manufacturing FFL as well as SOT status.