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RICK HANSEN

NRA Instructor & Owner

Rick is a motivational speaker and engaging instructor. He is involved in instructing several different classes including our own First Steps class, CCW class and advanced CCW class. He also instructs with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) competition.

“If I had followed my heart instead of my head when attending college, I would be in a classroom somewhere, at the time I didn’t see the dollars and sense. Now I very much enjoy the opportunity to help aid in the individual’s personal protection and I thank you for allowing me to do something I enjoy.”

Gun of choice: Glock 23 and Smith and Wesson J Frame Revolver

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CAT

NRA Instructor

Although I own Applied Firearms Defense Skills (AFDS), I’m proud to call Silver Bullet Firearms and Training Center my home club. I am a certified NRA Range Safety Officer qualified to teach Home Firearm Safety, First Steps Pistol, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE 2.0 and Refuse To Be A Victim.

Beyond NRA Certifications, I’ve studied and trained comprehensively to continually expand my firearm and self-defense related qualifications. I’ve also considered it a privilege to serve as a Reserve Deputy/Officer. In addition to working regular shifts for the department, I was given the responsibility to lead firearms training/qualifications for the unit and for corrections staff.

Firearms education is not a ‘side-job’ for me, it is my passion. It is my sincere desire to teach classes that empower students with the skilled preparedness to safely and effectively use a firearm in defensive situations.

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WHITNEY

NRA Instructor

I am an NRA Certified Instructor and RSO qualified to teach Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home and Refuse To Be A Victim. In addition to having my CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE, I have been through many advanced pistol classes. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and helping people feel more comfortable around guns and confident in their ability to protect themselves. I am also a security officer for Mid-State Protection. In my spare time I enjoy bow hunting and kayaking.

Gun of Choice: Glock 23

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AARON DIPADOVA

Current Active Duty Law Enforcement

EXPERIENCES

  • 22+ years of Civilian Law Enforcement
  • 4 years Active U.S. Army Infantry

MILITARY

  • Reconnaissance Platoon 101st Air Borne Division
  • Deployment Desert Shield/Storm

CIVILIAN

  • Deputy Sheriff—Road Patrol
  • Swat & Sniper Team Member

TRAINING

Tactical & high risk search warrants and violent offender apprehension, sniper qualified, firearms training & small team tactics.

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PATRICK FREDERICK

Current Active Duty Law Enforcement

EXPERIENCES

  • 25+ years of Civilian Law Enforcement
  • 4 years as a U.S. Military Policeman

MILITARY

Law Enforcement Specialist

Swat Team

CIVILIAN

  • Deputy Sheriff—Road Patrol
  • Narcotics Detective—20 years
  • Drug Enforcement Administration—Task Force Officer
  • U.S. Marshall—Task Force Officer

TRAINING

Tactical & high risk search warrants and violent offender apprehension, firearms training, certified law enforcement trainer & nationally certified active shooter instructor.

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