Instructors

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Jackson

Owner – Lead Instructor

Jackson has spent over 20 years in law enforcement, working in a Gun, Gang, Drug task force, and warrant bureau. He currently works as Firearms Instructor and is a member of the SWAT/Sniper team.  Jackson has trained thousands of LE, military and civilians in various shooting disciplines including long range precision rifle, carbine, shotgun and handgun. He is a Glock and M4 armorer, active shooter instructor, ballistics instructor, NYS certified firearms instructor (Top Gun),  FBI carbine instructor ( Top Gun), FBI trained SWAT officer, and carbine instructor for the SWAT team.  Jackson has been trained and taught by some of the best in the shooting industry, including Sergeant Major Kyle E. Lamb (Viking Tactics – VTAC ), Bob Beck ( MOA Rifles – Extreme Outer limits Long Range Shooting), ballistics expert, ballistician, and long range shooter Bryan Litz ( Applied Ballistics and ballistician for Berger bullets) and most recently with Larry Vickers (Vickers Tactical).

We are please to announce that for the fall 2017, we will be working with Global Threat Solutions as the primary live fire instructors for their Executive Protection and High Threat Protection courses.

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Paul Danklefsen

Tactical Carbine, Long Range

As a full time member of the shooting sports industry, Paul gets to live his passion of developing shooters on a daily basis. Patient, supportive and understanding, Paul continually refines his instructional methodologies to help improve students performance.  A lifelong learner, he regularly attends trade specific armorer and shooting schools with industry leaders.  He is always looking for that extra piece of information that will help improve his shooter’s performance.  When he isn’t working in the shooting business, Paul is an avid reloader, shooter and competitor.  Paul’s credentials include NRA Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor as well as NRA Chief Range Officer. He is a Glock and Smith & Wesson certified armorer.  He is our resident precision rifle outfitter, helping students configure and refine their weapons systems. He has trained with Larry Vickers ( Vickers Tactical), and completed multiple longrange rifle courses.  Paul is an avid hand loader specializing in optimizing precision rifle cartridges.  His marksmanship abilities earned him  1st place at the 2016 Carlos Hathcock sniper match in Cherry Ridge, NJ.

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Scotty Bravo

Tactical Carbine, Long Range

Scott is a former United States Marine  Sergeant assigned to a highly schooled special operations capable infantry unit. Scott worked as a designated marksman, urban warfare instructor, platoon sergeant and has been to schools ranging from, but not limiteed to Cold Weather Mountain Warfare to Amphibious Raids/Scout Swimmer/Coxswain school.  Scott was in Iraq multiple times during his deployments seeing combat action in many cities.  He is a veteran of the battle of fallujah where his unit was the main effort of the battle. Scott was ultimately wounded by enemy small arms fire and an enemy hand grenade. Shortly after, Scott left the marines and became a police officer. He is currently a 10 year law enforcement veteran working as an Investigator in a gun, gang and narcotics drug task force. He is also member of the SWAT/Sniper team, and recently trained with Larry Vickers (Vickers Tactical)

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Mike Carter

Long Range

Mike is a United States Marine. He is a veteran of the 2003 ground invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and in 2004, in the battle of Najaf and the Wadi cemetery with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable. He has been to military and civilian courses ranging from Close Quarters Combat, Designated Marksman, Long Range Multiple Target Engagements, and Combat Lifesaver, to Breaching and Nuclear/biological Exposure triage and treatment. Mike is currently a long range firearms instructor with Ghost Firearms Training and is extremely dedicated to long range shooting, always working to better his skill set, and to pass that knowledge onto others.

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Danielle aka Mrs Jackson

Owner, Office Manager

Danielle works in the medical industry and currently runs our office operations, and registrations. She was one of our first students and is an excellent marksman. Danielle has completing our LRP 1, 1000 yard training course, scoring a perfect cold bore X-bullseye at 715 yards. She is an avid single action revolver shooter, and recently got hooked on carbine shooting. Danielle is trying to best her 3.16 second time in the 1-5 drill, and hopes to break 3.0 seconds in the new year.

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Doug Hansen

Long Range

Doug is a shooting industry veteran with 19 years of experience. Doug is a lifelong, accomplished shooter. He has competed in IDPA, USPSA, Multigun, NRA High Power, Small bore rifle, Cowboy Action and Long Range Precision matches and spent the better part of the last two decades perfecting his precision reloading techniques. An early adopter of First Focal Plane (FFP) reticle scopes and 6.5mm cartridges. He also has organized and acted as range officer for shooting matches within the various shooting disciplines. Doug offers positive, informed and meaningful feedback when interacting with students.