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Samuel DeSimone - CEO/Lead Instructor


Samuel comes from a Law Enforcement and competitive shooting background with over a decade of experience instructing Police Officers and civilians in a vast range of topics including but not limited to firearms, active shooter/killer response, CQB/high risk warrant service tactics, and tactical medicine for Law Enforcement and medical personnel; providing both end-user and instructor level training to numerous Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the east coast. Since 2015, Samuel has been a certified General Police Academy instructor through the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission while also being a Specialty Instructor in the topics of Defensive Tactics, First Aid/CPR/Tactical Medicine, and Firearms where he primarily teaches the 124 hour basic firearms program. As a competition shooter, Samuel is a member of both USPSA and IDPA where he is ranked Master Class in Carry Optics Division ranking him in the top 3% of IDPA shooters in the nation.


Samuel is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician with a training focus in tactical medicine where he was previously assigned to provide tactical medical support as a collateral duty during Law Enforcement tactical operations, mostly tasked with the apprehension of armed and violent criminal offenders. Samuel is Tactical Responder Certified (TR-C #47) by the International Board of Specialty Certifications as a tactical medical responder.


Throughout his career as a Law Enforcement Officer he has held a variety of high risk assignments, some of which included conducting investigations into narcotics, violent crimes, and organized criminal enterprises, where he served on a multi-jurisdictional task force working with State, Local, and Federal Agencies. During his time assigned as a task force officer he conducted high risk operations such as, covert surveillance, high risk warrant service, and vehicles assaults/interdictions on targeted suspects as part of his duties. Samuel is now assigned as the training Sergeant where he oversees training within his agency. Along with teaching, Samuel also regularly attends training from some of the most reputable instructors across the nation, and while doing so, has documented an excess of 4500 documented training hours over the last 12 years.

Our staff is here to help fine tune your skills and training based on your specific duties or needs.  All of our instructors continually seek to improve their own shooting skills and instructor training abilities, and regularly attend classes throughout the country to bring this mindset and knowledge back to our students.  Our instructors come with plenty of first-hand experience learned throughout their careers in both law enforcement, military, and Emergency Medical Services, and thrive to share their knowledge with our students to ensure they receive the best training while attending our courses. Our primary goal is to save lives, while living by the motto "Always a Student First".

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