Instructor Directory

Welcome to the LGC’s Instructor Directory, where you can find out if there is an LGC-certified instructor in your area. Click on your state below to find a local instructor. Then you’ll see a list of instructors active in the state and the region(s) they serve.

California

Alessandro hails from the Central Coast in California and is a lifelong student of martial arts, and became a Personal Defense Readiness Instructor in 2007. Since then he has expanded his skill set and became a Combat Focused Shooting instructor in 2010 as well. He started his own company, Safer Faster Defense in 2011, focusing not just on shooting skills, an integrated fitness and defensive training company to give his student the tools and mindset they need to prevail in dangerous situations.

He went on to work with industry leaders like Rob Pincus, Omari Broussard, and others to develop real world training courses for students and firearms instructors.

Alessandro is certified to teach all LGC courses in addition to other advanced classes and his custom developed offerings. Classes with him are available in the Central Coast of California and he often travels out of state to teach at various locations.

You can find out more at https://saferfasterdefense.com/

 

When Bill was 12, his father introduced him to his first rifle and throughout his younger years, mostly in scouting, he continued to shoot rifles. After a while, he fell out of the hobby but at the end of 2007 he decided to purchase a firearm to go shooting again with his father as a bonding experience. Since that time, Bill has continued to increase his skills by taking various training programs. Now he would like to give back and help newcomers learn how to be safe and proficient with firearms in a welcoming environment.

Bill is certified to teach the Intro to Defensive Shooting course and will serve the South San Francisco Bay Area.

Cole is a Wilderness First Responder, history nerd, and law student in San Francisco. He became an instructor to be better equipped to educate himself and others about firearm safety and effective use. He likes shooting any auto-loader he’s put behind and is working on his trap game.

Cole will be available to students in the Sacramento CA area.

Curtis is a firearms hobbyist who was largely inspired by the advent of 3D printed firearms and parts. As a tech worker and enthusiast, Curtis is driven by a curiosity of how things work and believes in the value of education surrounding firearms. He is also heavily influenced by his interest in various left-wing self-defense groups, socialists, anarchist and abolitionists throughout American history.

Curtis is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course, and will serve the SF Bay Area region in CA.

Daniel is a lead instructor for the LGC, responsible for certifying new instructors across the country and maintaining the LGC’s training materials. He believes outreach and instruction for new gun owners and non-gun owners is the most effective way to spread interest and enthusiasm for the right to keep and bear arms. He works as a sound engineer, is certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Stop the Bleed, and enjoys bluegrass music.

Daniel serves the SF Bay Area and teaches primarily at Richmond Rod and Gun Club.

Eric is the Director of Training for the Liberal Gun Club wo works closely with the rest of the executive leadership and lead instructors to ensure that we provide topical, modern, and relevant training to our instructors and students. Although he rarely teaches these days and is more focused on growing the LGC, he is one of our north bay instructors in California. He is a small business owner and long time gun owner who is also a (fairly) regular contributor to the LGC blog.

Eric serves the SF North Bay Area.

Jim is a retired Naval aviator whose interest in firearms goes back to his college years. His initial training with was with a former LE/SWAT instructor. Over the years he has attended multiple tactical shooting courses in several states. For the past five years he has been an RSO and instructor with Team Three Tactical.

Jim has completed certification in the Intro to Defensive Shooting instructor course and will be serving the San Francisco Bay Area, especially the East Bay.

Kevin was raised in a progressive San Francisco family and harbored an unvoiced interest in firearms that didn’t break free until the early 1990s, when a distant relative offered him the family’s Winchester 1892 rifle (in 38 WCF). That sweet little rifle has come to share space in the safe with a variety of pistols and revolvers.

Kevin holds pistol and range officer credentials from another firearms organization he left for the LGC. A registered nurse, he holds a California public health nurse certificate and a wilderness first responder credential from the Wilderness Medicine Institute/National Outdoor Leadership School. His other interests include foreign and domestic travel; books and the book arts; flags; and U.S. and modern European history. Kevin has spent significant time abroad, and speaks fluent German.

Kevin has completed certification in the Intro Defensive Shooting instructor course and will be serving the South San Francisco Bay Area, especially Santa Clara county.

Nigel is a retired aerospace engineer whose interest in guns stems from a love of all things mechanical. He enjoys collecting and tinkering with older firearms.

Nigel completed the Intro to Range Safety and Intro to Defensive Shooting instructor courses and is available to students in San Diego county.

Reilly Bodycomb is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Russian Combat SAMBO instructor, and competitive action pistol shooter teaching in the Bay Area. Reilly believes that the skilled use of firearms is a natural extension of martial arts training, and he enjoys helping others not just learn how to shoot, but to shoot well.

Reilly is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course and will serve the SF Bay Area region.

Matt is originally a military brat, growing up all over the US, but is now based in the South Bay Area with frequent visits to LA/OC. He’s been a firearms enthusiast since childhood, but started getting into competitive firearms sports in 2017. He competes in action pistol/multigun disciplines such as USPSA/IPSC/UML and long range practical disciplines like PRS and CMP highpower. He’s also an experienced reloader and Curio and Relic collector. He looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for all things firearms with those looking to learn with safety as the primary goal.

 

Matt is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve both the South SF Bay Area and Los Angeles/Orange County regions.

Colorado

Vinc is a native Coloradan with family throughout the state. He pursues civil and volunteer activities. He shoots pistol and rifle regularly for practice and relaxation.

Vinc is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course and will serve the Boulder/Longmont/Denver, CO areas.

Florida

Mike works for a nationwide company that facilitates parking lot solutions for commercial properties, but he goes to the range when he can. Safety has been, and always will be, important to Mike and he looks forward to helping others be more safety conscious as well, while still enjoying everything life has to offer.

Mike is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course, and he will serve the Florida counties of Volusia, Flagler, & St. John’s, as well as surrounding counties.

Illinois

Kat shot her first pistol on December 2nd, 2015 and hasn’t looked back. She quickly sought further instruction, bought her first carry gun and received her concealed carry licence within 6 months. She has continued defensive pistol training since, and dabbles in outlaw competitions while teaching friends and coworkers who have never been around guns and are starting to ask about learning.

In addition to serving as the President of the Illinois chapter of the LGC, Kat will serve the Chicagoland area as an instructor in our Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course.

Massachusetts

Doug is long-time firearms enthusiast and 2A advocate who enjoys geeking out over firearms hardware and training first-time shooter. He’s fluent in the complex and convoluted firearms laws of Massachusetts and is a Mass State Police-licensed instructor. He’s especially passionate about ensuring historically marginalized groups have the right and ability to protect and defend themselves.

Doug is not new; he was one of the earliest to be certified under the LGC training program and we are proud to recognize him now. Doug is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting and Firearms Familiarization courses. He serves the Boston, MA region.

Michigan

Harry began teaching safety, firearm nomenclature, and basic small-bore technique (prone, sitting, kneeling, offhand) when he was president of his NRA-sponsored high-school rifle club in 1958. He was a University of Colorado police officer while in graduate school and did a little bit of informal coaching of fellow officers. More recently, he has introduced some first-time shooters to handguns and made himself available to his condominium association to do presentations on safe firearm handling and safe firearm storage.

Harry serves the Ann Arbor, Michigan area during the spring-fall seasons and New Mexico (region TBD) in the winter.

Minnesota

As a lifetime shooter who grew up in a hunting family, Stephan loves introducing new people to the American tradition of safe, responsible firearms ownership. Stephan will serve the Minneapolis metro area.

Montana

Marshall has always enjoyed teaching, so when he first started learning about firearms some years ago he knew he would end up helping others learn too. He enjoys shooting everything from cowboy-era relics to modern models, and absorbs all he can about everything from ballistics to self-defense law. Marshall’s day job is building software, but when not writing code, he spends as much time as possible outdoors.

Marshall is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting and the Intro to Defensive Shooting courses. He serves the regions of Missoula, Montana.

Nebraska

Asher Langton is a computer security researcher, a competitive pistol shooter, and a certified USPSA Range Officer. I’m passionate about gun safety, and look forward to introducing a diverse audience to the fun and excitement of the shooting sports.

Asher is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course, and he serves the Omaha, NE area.

Nevada

Kevin has lived in Southern Nevada for over 30 years and has had a love of shooting since childhood. Over the last 16 years, Kevin
has developed that love for shooting through professional training. He has a desire to teach others to handle firearms safely and to learn basic marksmanship skills, so they too may develop a passion for safe and responsible shooting.

Kevin is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve the Las Vegas, NV region.

New York

Lokke first learned to shoot at summer camp in the early 1980s, an activity that instilled a lifelong love
of marksmanship. An avid hunter and sport shooter, he is active in shooting pistols, rifles and shotguns on a regular basis. In addition he has over 25 years of martial arts experience, was previously an instructor in Kung Fu and Kickboxing and is currently a Judo Shodan (first degree black belt) and an active Judoka.

Lokke is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and serves the NYC Metro area.

North Carolina

Justin Faircloth is a Charlotte, NC native and independent political progressive, as well as an active musician and business owner.  He is a member of several Charlotte area ranges and is proficient in pistol, rifle and shotgun on multiple platforms and calibers. His training background is in modern defensive firearms and tactics.

Justin is certified to teach all LGC classes and serves as lead instructor for the NC/SC region.  He welcomes new shooters of all ages and backgrounds and only requires a positive attitude and willingness to listen and learn.

Ohio

Phil got his start shooting in the scouts, but didn’t really get into the sport until recently when he started shooting 3 gun. He is interested in being an instructor because creating a more open and welcoming firearm community is the best way he can see to maintain 2A rights. Self defense should be accessible and welcoming to all members of our communities.

Phil serves the Columbus, OH region.

Oklahoma

Dana, OK

Dana became a gun owner in the last year after long, careful consideration and research. She has completed trainings such as the Oklahoma SDA Concealed Carry course, and the Glock Owner’s course. Dana has over 15 years work experience using Behavior Based Safety. She takes pride and enjoyment in honing the skills of safe and accurate ambidextrous shooting of various firearms, as well as proper firearm maintenance.

Dana is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course and serves the Oklahoma region.

Oregon

Texas

Sergio was introduced to semi-auto firearms in his early teens including small game hunting with 22LR rifles while on summer breaks in rural Mexico. He has been an active IDPA, USPSA and 3-Gun competition shooter since 2015. He hopes to introduce as many people as he can to the safe handling and operation of firearms.

Sergio is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve the area near Conroe, TX.

Roy DiLeo has been shooting for over 30 years and is well versed in firearms safety.  He has trained many individuals in the correct use of firearms and is very enthusiastic about teaching.

Roy is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve the San Antonio, TX area.

Utah

Virginia

Vadim is a Washington DC area-based pistol instructor, competitive shooter, and unrepentant gun nerd. An emigre from the former Soviet Union and a current federal government employee, Vadim is a graduate of numerous firearms classes, including several instructor development/certification courses like the prestigious Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor course. Vadim is also a certified LGC Instructor, NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and IDPA Safety Officer.

Vadim is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve the areas of Washington, D.C. and Virginia

Washington

Michael Tinker Pearce is a US Army veteran and a former police officer. He currently writes the firearms blog ‘Tinker Talks Guns’, makes knives and swords and is an author of fantasy and science fiction.

Michael is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve the Seattle, WA area.

Washington, D.C.

Brian is a veteran with 12 years active duty in the Air Force, and 13 years (and counting) in the Air Force Reserves. He currently works/lives in the Washington D.C. area and is a member of the LGC MD/VA/DC. Brian’s primary interest area is defensive/combat shooting.

Brian is certified in the Intro to Range Safety & Shooting course and will serve the Washington, DC area.

Vadim is a Washington DC area-based pistol instructor, competitive shooter, and unrepentant gun nerd. An emigre from the former Soviet Union and a current federal government employee, Vadim is a graduate of numerous firearms classes, including several instructor development/certification courses like the prestigious Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor course. Vadim is also a certified LGC Instructor, NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and IDPA Safety Officer.

Vadim is certified to teach the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting course and will serve the areas of Washington, D.C. and Virginia

Wisconsin

Eliott was born in raised in Madison WI. He’s been hunting since he was 12 years old, mostly on land that has been used by his family going on 5 generations. He has an interest in hunting, long distance shooting, and hand gun shooting.

Eliott is certified in the Intro to Range Safety and Shooting and Firearms Familiarization courses, and will serve the Madison, WI area.

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