I started my firearms trainer career in the CT Army National Guard, A co. 1/102 Infantry, where as a Sergeant I was selected to attend the U.S. Army Small Arms Instructor Range Operations Course. After that, I assisted my battalion with qualifications training, remedial training, and range operations. I then served our communities as a police officer for 21 years, for 15 of those years I was an active police firearms trainer and for 4 of those years I was a member of a Regional Emergency Response Team (SWAT). In 2011 I started teaching civilians and shortly after decided to continue down that path. I attended the NRA Instructor training, getting certified to teach the Basics of Pistol Shooting Class. In 2019 I received my instructor certification from the USCCA in Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. I continue to expand my training and instructor knowledge. In 2020 I became a certified NRA Range Safety Officer and a USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Instructor.
I run small group classes and private lessons to fit your needs. If you just want to shoot better that’s not a problem, I can definitely do that. But, my specialty is in defensive firearms training. I have been a student of firearms combatives for 30 years. My instructor certifications were geared towards combatives with firearms. I have taken many classes in use of force and combative mindset to help me better understand how the human body reacts under the stress of a high stress encounter such a deadly force. I bring that mindset to all my combatives classes.
I held certifications in:
Handgun, Shotgun, Patrol Rifle or AR15 sporting rifles, Military Small Arms, Electronic Control Weapons, Pepper Spray, Chemical Munitions, Diversionary Devices, Impact Projectile Weapon, Glock Armorer, Colt M16 Armorer, Remington Shotgun Armorer, Low Light, shoot house, and Active Shooter Response.
Customized firearms training to fit your individual needs. From new users to experienced users I can customize a plan for you. Fundamentals trying to self defense training we have you covered. CT Pistol permit course in the Middletown area. I can also travel to your range to run customized classes to fit your desired needs.
Patriot Performance Shooting specializes in self defense firearms training. Whether it is Handgun, Rifle, or Shotgun we can guide you down a path to make you more proficient in using firearms for self defense.
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Want to learn the about concealed carry? Then you should think about more than the shooting part. This USCCA class takes you step by step through everything you need to know, legality, methods of concealed carry, firearms selection, holster selection, ancillary equipment, and, of course, live fire.
Home invasions happen everyday and they happen in every kind of community. Want to learn about home defense? Then you should think about more than what gun to use. How about asking yourself what laws pertain to self defense in the home. This course covers all the material you should be thinking about when it comes to defending your home.
Would you like to be more accurate? I can help you with that. Do you have a subconscious flinch, movement of the pistol just before it goes bang? I work with you to diagnose the problem and we come up with a solution to correct it. Do you want to be faster? We can make you faster.
This is the class you need to take before you can apply for your CT pistol permit. It is an 8 hour class split between classroom instruction and live fire training. My classes have a relaxed but safe atmosphere were everyone is encouraged to ask questions. You will have unloaded firearms in your hands and be familiar with the operation of a handgun before participating in the live fire portion of the class.
Want to learn to defend yourself or your home with a modern sporting rifle like an CT Legal AR-15 Other, then this class will start you in the right direction. This is not a fundamentals class. This class is about fighting with your modern sporting rifle. Learn to balance speed and accuracy based on the situation. Learn to use your modern sporting rifle under stress, reloads, malfunction clearances, multiple targets, and more.
The most common weapon found in people homes for self defense is a handgun, But just owning a handgun DOES NOT mean you are prepared to use it in a high stress deadly force encounter. Do you know what happens to your body when faced with a deadly force situation. After 21 years as a police officer and 8 years in the Army I have seen what happens. I can teach you to use your handgun in these types of environments. When someone confronts you and your loved ones with the threat of deadly force or serious physical injury you will want to be prepared. This class can will start you down that path.
If you need your Glock, Sig, Smith & Wesson or any other handgun cleaned beyond the basic takedown, I can do that. Would you like a smoother trigger? I can do that too. I can change out sights, triggers, and other parts as well.
I can disassemble many modern sporting rifles for a thorough cleaning and lubrication. I can mount your scope and boresight it out to 100 yards. Would you like your AR 15 rifle or CT other modified? I can do that too. Want a different trigger installed, or a new barrel? Not a problem. If you are not sure what you need, I will work with you to help you figure out what works best for you.
The NRA Blended class consists of the students taking the classroom portion online by signing up through the NRA and then scheduling time with an instructor. This limits the amount of time you spend in the actual training classroom working on with the book. After completing the 8 hour NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting online class you can schedule your range time with me via email. The NRA charges $60 to take their online Basics of Pistol Shooting Course online. My course fee is $125.00 for the instructor portion.
This class can be tailored to your needs, whether a group of private citizens or a business, Countering the Mass Shoot Threat will help you better respond and prevail if you are ever exposed to or become the victim of a mass shooter event. Churches, businesses, families, or individuals can only benefit from having training in how to react during a mass shooter event.
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Patriot Performance Shooting llc, Middletown, CT. 06457 U.S.A.
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I have gift certificates available. Any amount you want. Great Christmas present, birthday present or anniversary present for some one you know that wants to train more or start learning about firearms. Does your spouse want to learn to use a modern sporting rifle such as an AR 15, get them a gift certificate and some ammunition. I will provide the rest. I have guns and gear for rent and ammunition for sale.
Refer a new student who sins up and completes a course and you can receive rewards. For each referral who completes a course or takes a private lesson you will get $5.00 towards your future training.
Cancellation Policy for Group Courses: Payment is due at time of sign up. Refunds will be issued if you cancel before 40 days of the start of the course. At 40 days you will not get a refund unless I can fill your spot in the course. Under 6 day and there is no refund.
Cancellation Policy for Private Lessons: Payment is due when the private lesson is scheduled. If you cancel 12 hours prior to the private lesson's start time you will be refunded your entire fee. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to your lesson you forfeit your payment.
If the instructor has to cancel the class the student will receive a full tuition refund.
Tuition Payment Policy: Tuition Payment guarantees a seat in the training course. When payment is received, you will be entered into the roster. Payment can be made with check, electronic bank transfer, Venmo with no additional fee or PayPal with an additional fee of 3.5%.