Instructor Bios

James Kautz

-Certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

-Certified NRA Pistol Coach (L-1)
-Certified NRA Training Counselor
-Massad Ayoob Lethal Force Institute Graduate
-Completion of Defensive Training International, by John Farnham
-Nonresident Florida Concealed Carry Weapons Instructor (14 Years Teaching)
-Certified Instructor State of Minnesota Permit to Carry a Pistol (14 Years Teaching)
-Scott County Minnesota Sheriff’s Department, Reserve Officer

-Law Enforcement Training, State of Minnesota, Tactical Trauma
-James also has taken permit to carry classes for Texas, California, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and Nevada.
-Civilian Marksmanship Program Juniors Coach
-Civilian Marksmanship Program Competitor
-International Practical Shooting Confederation (I.P.S.C) Competitor
-Front Sight Diamond Member

-Surefire Institute, Certified Low Light Instructor

-Jews for the Preservation of Firearms, Member

-Gun Owners of America, Member

-Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, Member

-NRA, Benefactor Membership

-Affiliate Instructor for US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

-Law Enforcement Training, Combat Focus Shooting graduate

-Faribault, Minnesota Rifle and Pistol Club, Member
-Co-Owner and Instructor at Defensive Firearms Institute, Inc.

 

Favorite handgun for carrying?
Just one? - Smith & Wesson M&P, 9 mm

 

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Jon Kautz


 -Front Sight, Diamond Member

-Friendship Church, Safety & Security Ministry

-Minnesota Firearms Safety Instructor

-NRA Pistol Instructor

-NRA Range Safety Officer

-Advanced Church Marshall Training

-American Red Cross, Certified CPR
-Gun Permit Center Operations Director

 

Favorite handgun for carrying?
Springfield XD mod 2 sub compact, 9mm

 

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--Low Light Assessment Program & Shoot Course

-Front Sight, Diamond Member

-Faribault, MN  Rifle & Pistol Club Member

-NRA, Lifetime Member

-First Responder

-Minnesota Firearms Safety Instructor

-NRA Range Safety Officer

-NRA Pistol Instructor

-St.Thomas University, B.A., Criminal Justice, St. Paul, MN.

-Deputy Sheriff, Twin Cities
 

Favorite handgun for carrying?
Glock 17 Generation 4, 9 mm

 

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Michael Nielsen

 -Oakdale, MN Gun Club Member

-NRA Pistol Instructor 

-NRA Range Safety Officer

 -Mike has taken over 400 hours of firearms training

 -AR15 & Glock Pistol Armorer 

 -Teaches Basic & Advanced Carry 

 -AR15 Operator Level 1 & 2

  

 

Favorite handgun for carrying?
Glock 19 Generation 3,in Comp-Tac CTAC

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