meet the instructors

Our certified instructors have a combined 223 years of firearms experience, including specialties in Basic Home Safety, Range Safety, Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Personal Protection, and Concealed Carry. Our staff includes:


Beth Alcazar: USCCA Certified Instructor; NRA Certified Pistol Instructor; NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor; NRA Certified RSO; Leader of The Well Armed Woman, Trussville Chapte


Charlie Baker: NRA Training Counselor - Instructor; NRA Chief Range Safety Officer; NRA Pistol Instructor; NRA Personal Protection In & Outside The Home; USCCA Certified Trainer; IDPA Safety Officer Trainer; IDPA Safety Officer; Defensive Pistol - Shootrite Academy; Massad Ayoob MAG-20 Course.

​David Bertanzetti: NRA Certified Pistol; NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety; NRA Range Safety Officer; IDPA Safety Officer

Marla French: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor;  NRA Range Safety Officer; IDPA Safety Officer

Mike Goebel: IDPA Certified Safety Officer; Steel Challenge Match Director

Robert Moore: NRA Range Safety Officer; NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Instructor; IDPA Safety Officer Instructor; IDPA Safety Officer


Robbie Nichols: NRA Range Safety Officer; IDPA Safety Officer; NRA Pistol Instructor


Roy Smith: NRA Chief Range Safety Officer; Training Counselor – Instructor; Certified Home Firearm Safety; Metallic Cartridge Reloading; Shotgun Shell Reloading; Certified Pistol; Personal Protection In The Home; Certified Rifle; Certified Shotgun; Certified Refuse To Be A Victim Regional Counselor; Hunter Education Instructor

D. Allan Wade: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Personal Protection In The Home, Retired Pelham, Al. Police Chief, Certified Evidence Technician.

United States Constitution
Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.