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.

                    Private Firearms Instruction

                    We offer Private Firearms Instruction to civilians as well as for Security and Law Enforcement Professionals. Our instruction is completely customizable to you based on your unique needs and goals. Our elite team of instructors can work with you on a variety of firearms or self-defense specific training. Some examples of what we can offer include; instruction in beginner basics and safety, target shooting or more functional/dynamic shooting drills such as drawing from a holster or shooting while moving using pistol, rifle or shotgun. Perhaps your goal is to work more on accuracy, either way we have you covered!

                    Sessions begin at our office and then you will drive out to a local range, unless you make an alternate plan with your instructor. Please note that drive time to the range is not included in your session time.

                    What you will need:

                    1) Range fees- $20 cash to pay range donation directly to the range. If your session is held indoors, the range fee increases to $23 dollars and must be paid directly to the range via cash or card.

                    2) Ammunition, you may bring your own if desired. We suggest about 150 rounds – no reloads allowed. If you bring your own firearm, be sure to bring the appropriate ammunition for it. If you do not have your own ammunition you may purchase it from us at market price.

                    3) Ear protection- we require power headphones for your safety in order for you to be able to hear your instructor while maintaining proper ear protection. If you do not have your own, we have them available for purchase.

                    4) Eye protection- we recommend using Anscii rated eye protection. If you don't have your own, we have them available for purchase.

                    Optional: 1) You may bring your own firearm and/or use ours. 

                    How it Works:

                    Private Instruction is available in hourly increments for a minimum of two people, with a two hour minimum session time. The cost is $100 per hour. We offer two ways that sessions can be scheduled. The first is to choose an available time offered (availability shown is for the next 30 days and updates daily) on the calendar that you can register for right on this page. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email. The second option is to request a session on a specific day and time of your choosing. If you would like to request a session, please submit the Private Instruction Request Form. Once we receive your request, we will contact you to schedule your session. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your goals!


                    When it comes to firearms training, confidence equals safety. And that is a big reason why we train. All experience levels welcome.


                    Our NRA-certified instructors work one-on-one with each student, ensuring you learn the  fundamentals of how to comfortably use a firearm.


                    All of our firearms courses, including Concealed Carry and Beginner through Advanced, will help you develop skills to handle your firearm with more accuracy.