John Allen


John is certified to teach Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety and is a Chief Range Safety Officer.  While teaching shooting classes since 2017 John has had hundreds of students both youth and adults. He is the former shooting sports director for the local Boy Scout Camp and the Scout council shooting sports committee chairman.  With a firm belief of Safety-first and foremost, John works with each student individually to develop their knowledge of firearm safety and use.
George Valentine - Instructor

George Valentine


George is a certified NRA Pistol instructor who has extensive experience in competitive pistol shooting and is active in local IDPA and USPSA matches. He has been a member of a local church's Safety Team for the last eight years. George has spent his professional life working for a major energy supply company as an Engineering Technical Consultant for the last 36 years.
Jeff Coiner - Instructor

Jeff Coiner


Jeff is a lifelong recreational shooter and USMC veteran who has spent the last 5+ years on a Church Safety Team. As an experienced instructor and coach for firearm safety, marksmanship, and shooting sports Jeff brings a great skill level to the team. Jeff is currently teaching NRA courses in Basic Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun marksmanship and focuses on the necessary fundamentals with his students.
Todd Long - Instructor

Todd Long


Todd is an NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Pistol Instructor, and has had Crisis Intervention Team training. Todd currently serves as a full-time Professional Firefighter EMT and instructs at the fire academy as well as teaching fire and life safety education for ages five to adult. He earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and continues to enhance his credentials by furthering his training with many recognized leaders in firearms instruction.

John Kochensparger

John Kochensparger

Education Director

John Kochensparger has spent his entire career in law enforcement and security since 1973 with more than 21 contiguous years as a school director and trainer in private security services (VA DCJS 88-1190). The other highlights include, in chronological order: 

  • U. S. Army Military Police, 
  • Sergeant, 
  • Investigator and Physical Security Inspector; 
  • Armed security officer as a college student; 
  • Police Officer, City of Alexandria, VA; 
  • National trainer; 
  • Corporate security director Washington, DC; 
  • Electronic security; 
  • Administrator at the VA Department of Criminal Justice Services.

                    PC Hecker - Instructor

                    Philip C. Hecker


                    Phillip C Hecker has 20 plus years’ experience in the government and security arena. He is certified as a Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun expert. Is a NRA Certified Instructor, he brings safety to the table while educating you on all levels of defense and situational awareness. As one of the leaders in Situational Awareness development, he brings a level of skill to the table that is rarely experienced in the Self- Protection and Defense arena.
                    Kyle Rittenhouse Case: Was It Self-Defense?
                    Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for multiple charges, the most serious of which is first degree intentional homicide.

                                Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for multiple charges, the most serious of which is first degree intentional homicide. On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse ended-up shooting three people, killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz. Prosecutors have argued that video shows Rittenhouse provoked the encounter with Rosenbaum by pointing his rifle at him. They have further argued that pointing the rifle is what prompted Rosenbaum to chase Rittenhouse into the used car lot. I don’t know about you, but if someone pointed a rifle at me, my response would be to get away from them, not to chase them. Rittenhouse has testified that he didn’t point his rifle at Rosenbaum before the chase, so it appears debatable as to when Rittenhouse first pointed his rifle.

                                Wisconsin’s self-defense law allows someone to use deadly force only if “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.” So, the Jurors must evaluate whether Kyle Rittenhouse’s fear for his life was legitimate and reasonable, and if so, whether the use of deadly force was reasonable, or whether he acted recklessly when he shot his rifle at three people that night. One would have to review the unaltered video footage for themselves to form an opinion, if you were in Kyle Rittenhouse’s boots that night, would you have feared for your life?

                                This is similar with other states that do not have stand your ground statutes, such as Virginia. Have you observed the video (see attached High Res Video of Incident) that has been widely circulated on media, the video shows Rittenhouse running from Rosenbaum, who is now known to have been armed, per testimony. The prosecution asserts that Rittenhouse had waived his right to self-defense by stating that he pointed his AR15 at Rosenbaum. Yet the video shows that Rittenhouse is running away from Rosenbaum before the shooting occurred. So the question is, would you be in fear for your life if someone armed was chasing you?

                                Then Rittenhouse attempts to leave the area and is chased by others down the street. The following video shows a group attacking Rittenhouse as he is trying to get away from the situation. He is knocked to the ground, and they begin to assault him. Is Rittenhouse in fear for his life at this point? 

                    (See attached video:

                                With this information, there are many scales and charts for levels of force that can be used in decision making. This is something that all trained practitioners should have at their fingertips, but most civilians have little knowledge on. The following chart shows the very basic Escalations that are used in use of force training and decision making:

                    Chart of tactics

                    If you use this chart and the videos, then what is your answer to our previous question? We all must be accountable for our actions on all sides. Please email us with your answer to these questions at: [email protected]

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