|Chris Kovach - Owner/Instructor|
|Since 1996 Chris has been a full time Police Officer and became a Sergeant in 2001. In 2005 Chris began serving on the SWAT team. He is an O.P.O.T.A. certified firearms instructor for semi-automatic pistol, shotgun, patrol carbine, and also holds the N.R.A. Basic Pistol Instructor certification. Some of the other certifications held are TASER Instructor, ASP Instructor, O.C. (pepper spray) Instructor and Subject Matter Expert, RADAR/LIDAR Instructor, Glock Armorer, AR-15/M-16 Armorer, Field Training Officer, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings Instructor, Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Chris also has the distinction of being sworn as a Deputy U.S. Marshal serving with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Chris is a Graduate of the University of Akron where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as two Associate Degrees. Chris is a NTOA,OTOA, and an NRA Lifetime member.|
John R. Kipp - Instructor
John's firearm training credentials include the N.R.A Certified Basic Pistol Instructor, N.R.A. Basic Rifle Instructor, N.R.A. Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, and N.R.A. Range Safety Officer. He is an N.R.A. Benefactor and fully supports 2nd Amendment organizations here in Ohio. He is a BATFE approved Federal Firearms License Class One Dealer. John is a very active N.R.A. Instructor in firearms use, safety, and Ohio CCW disciplines and has attended many additional training opportunities for advanced handgun, shotgun, and rifle. As an Ohio Concealed Carry Licensee and insurance agent for 44 years, he brings additional perspectives to our civilian firearms training environment. John is also certified by OPOTA as a Security Enforcement Officer and a Range Safety Officer.
Jeff has been a civilian firearms collector, enthusiast and shooter for
over 15 years. He is an N.R.A. Certified Basic Pistol instructor and is
also an N.R.A Certified Range Safety Officer. An avid rifle and handgun
shooter, he has held an Ohio Concealed Handgun License since 2004,
is a Life Member of the N.R.A. and is a member the Association Of
Defensive Shooting Instructors, as well as the Glock Sport Shooting
Foundation (GSSF). Jeff holds a FederalFirearms License For Collection
Of Curio And Relic Firearms (FFL03), is a Certified AR-15 Armorer, and
a Certified Glock Armorer. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment
Jeff is driven by the desire to help others safely and effectively use
firearms for both sport and self defense.