Hello. New to the site but not to the community. A number of online acquaintances recommended DefensiveCarry.com to me and it seemed like a good time to join up!
I've been shooting for 15 years and been in the industry for 10. I started as a range officer & instructor at the NRA.
After that, I spent three years as the Law Enforcement Operations Manager at Beretta USA. During that time, I also taught for the Beretta Academy and was sponsored by Beretta as part of the "Beretta Elite Team" in IDPA & USPSA competition.
Then I spent five years as the Federal & Military Projects Manager at SIGARMS (now SIG-Sauer). I also taught under the SIG Academy banner and was sponsored by the company as an IDPA/USPSA shooter.
In late '07 I started my own company which is primarily focused on training. I teach both open enrollment classes and closed LE-only programs. My company also provides consulting services for both government agencies and companies within the industry. Most recently, I was hired to consult with a large federal agency on their new handgun procurement.
Last year, I worked with S&W on an endurance test project of their M&P9 pistol, which was chronicled on my website. Within the next week or so, we expect to announce a similar test with another gun company.
I'm a Master-class shooter in three divisions of IDPA and have over a thousand hours of combined firearms and tactical training from many of the major schools and well known instructors in the country.
I look forward to participating with and learning from the folks here at DefensiveCarry.com.
Train hard & stay safe! ToddG