Assistant Lead Instructor
Assists with: Basic Pistol I and II, Beyond the Basics, Defensive Pistol Skills, Advanced Training I – V, Force on Force, and others.
NRA Certifications: Range Safety Officer, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Pistol, Shotgun, Metallic, and Shotshell Reloading Instructor certifications.
Other Certifications: Texas Concealed Handgun License Instructor. Tennessee Concealed Handgun License Instructor. Austin Rifle Club Range Safety Officer.
Memberships: National Rifle Association Benefactor Member, Texas State Rifle Association Life Member, US Practical Shooting Association Life Member, California Rifle & Pistol Association Life Member.
Training: Graduate of every KR Training course. Graduate of training courses from Max Michel, Insights Training Center, Firearms Safety Training, Shivworks, and Range Master. Range Master course work includes Dynamic Marksmanship, Full Spectrum Self-Defense, Basic Firearms Instructor Development, and Advanced Firearms Instructor Certification. Advanced Firearms Instructor Certification requires the student instructor pass an extensive written test and to demonstrate shooting qualifications against the Standardize Law Enforcement, FBI Handgun Instructor, FBI SWAT, LAPD SWAT and Range Master Level V marksmanship tests with an aggregate score of 90% or better.
Graduate of special weapons and tactics courses from Tom Givens, Ed Lovette, Craig Douglas, Greg Hamilton, SureFire lowlight academy, David Grossman (Active shooters and school violence), Claude Werner, and others. Texas Concealed Handgun License holder. Participant and assistant instructor at the Polite Society Tactical Conferences.
Experience/Achievements: Former High Power Service Rifle competitor. Experienced role player/trainer for KR Training’s Airsoft and FoF (Force-on-Force) courses, both locally at KR Training and as Karl’s assistant at the Polite Society Tactical Conferences.
Recent: 2009 Polite Society Tactical Conference (United States Shooting Academy) and “Concealed Carry of the Sub Nose Revolver” (Claude Werner – Rogers Shooting School). 2010 served as Range Officer for Austin Rifle Club member orientation and other events. 2011, certified as NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home instructor, graduate of Lone Star Medics Dynamic First Aid course.
Personal: Tom is the owner of FACTS Inc., an Austin based company which provides software engineering services to the semiconductor industry.