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Our Team

Empowering Our Students

Mike Pettengill

Mike

Mike worked as a handgun instructor at Front Sight Firearms Academy in Nevada where, as a student, he earned Distinguished Graduate in Defensive Handgun, Practical Rifle, Tactical Shotgun, and Rifle Marksmanship. He has a bachelor's in Political Science and a master's in Christian Theology. Mike is competitive shooter and Range Officer with the USPSA. He is certified to teach First Aid/CPR/AED and Wilderness and Remote First Aid through the American Red Cross. Mike is a certified instructor with Stop The Bleed. He is a Sabre Red certified instructor for pepper spray. Mike is a certified Hunter Education Instructor for the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife and a Certified Firearms Instructor with the CA Department of Justice. He served in the US Army as a paratrooper and a medic.

NRA

TRAINING COUNSELOR & INSTRUCTOR
Pistol

Rifle

Shotgun 

Chief Range Safety Officer

CCW

Refuse To Be A Victim

Personal Protection In The Home

Personal Protection Outside The Home

Pistol Coach - Level 1

USCCA

TRAINING COUNSELOR & INSTRUCTOR

Handgun

AR-15
Concealed Carry & Home Defense
Countering the Mass Shooter
Emergency & First Aid
Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense
Range Safety Officer

Children's Firearm Safety Fundamentals

Marksmanship Simplified

CA Police Officer Standards Training (POST)

Firearms Instructor

Use Of Force

De-Escalation Strategies & Techniques

Duty To Intercede

From Tension To Trust

Laws Of Combat

65 total hours of CA POST training

Other POST Training

Basic Firearms Safety

Firearms Tactics

Dealing With Armed Suspects

Firearms 1

Using Oleoresin Capsicum

Body Armor & The Changing Aspects Of Public Safety

Ambush Awareness & Preparation

Active Shooter 1

Interviews & Interrogations

De-Escalation & Minimizing Use Of Force

Glock Certified Armorer - All Models

Colt Certified Armorer - AR-15 & 1911

Sig Sauer Certified Armorer - P320

Erin Pettengill

Erin

Erin is a practicing registered nurse and has a master’s in Public Health. She is certified to teach First Aid/CPR/AED by the American Red Cross and is a certified instructor for Stop The Bleed. Erin served in the US Army as a paratrooper and a medic. She is a Certified Firearms Instructor with the CA Department of Justice.


NRA

INSTRUCTOR
Pistol

Personal Protection In The Home

Personal Protection Outside The Home

Range Safety Officer

USCCA

INSTRUCTOR
Handgun
Concealed Carry & Home Defense
Countering the Mass Shooter
Emergency & First Aid
Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense
Range Safety Officer

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