Instructor/Director of Operations and Training
I bring over 55 years of multiple firearms and weapons platform experience.
My firearms journey started as a youth in the Junior NRA program. Competing in Junior Rim Fire competition. I enlisted in the Military at 18, spending multiple years in Naval Special Operations. Upon leaving my Military service, I entered school at UCSD and received a degree in Occupation Safety and Health. During my time at UCSD, I worked with a former colleague in "Executive Protection". Upon graduating, I started then Copperstate Consulting Services LLC. Working in the General/Construction industry. Teaching companies "Safety Disciplines", for many years. While operating CCS, I received My NRA Instructor credentials. I sold CCS and decided to embark on another venture. That was starting American CCW Firearms Training LLC. With my former training in many "Small Arms" Disciplines and Safety. American CCW has built a culture of, Instructing our students not only in each "Firearm Weapons" discipline, with a strong emphasis on safety. To date American CCW Firearms Training has had over a thousand students pass through our Firearm Training Programs. We ensure each student is well informed in the laws and rights of owning a firearm. Expressing the importance to each student the responsibility of "Carrying Daily".
Credentials are as follows:
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor (multiple disciplines)
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Youth Air Rifle Coach
Civilian Marksmanship Program JMIC Instructor
AZ DPS Authorized CCW Instructor
- NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
Verbal De-Escalation Instructor
Active Shooter Instructor
Tactical Preparedness Instructor
Situational Awareness Instructor
CQD Close Quarters Defensive Instructor
Film Industry Armorer/Weapons Safety Officer
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for Others.
The Man In The Arena
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
April 23, 1910