Tom is a Marine corps veteran and an NRA Instructor for Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Reloading and Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home. He is also a Training Counselor in these disciplines and teaches NRA instructor candidates. He is a Utah CFP instructor and an Illinois CCL instructor. He is a Massad Ayoob Group Staff Instructor. Tom is an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and has been credentialed as a USPSA CRO and an IDPA SO. He has been licensed in Wisconsin as a Firearms Certifier allowing him to teach Deadly Force. Tom is also a Glock Armorer. He is an avid shooter that has been competing in firearms sports for all his adult life. He started in Bullseye Pistol, moved into High Power Rifle, IDPA and found his main hobbies in USPSA and Multi Gun.