Your Instructors: Matt Brawn and Craig Hammond
   
Matt is a certified NRA Instructor for the disciplines of Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Home Firearm Safety, and is a Chief Range Safety Officer.  Matt is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the MOS of Infantry as a Non-Commissioned Officer.  Matt has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Organizations.  He is also a former EMT and continues to hold certifications in CPR, AED, and First Aid.   As an experienced shooter, he drives home safety first when instructing students in the classroom and at the range.  As a Range Safety Officer, he has participated in events for Western Maine Firearms & Training, Western Maine Fish & Game Club, the Boy Scouts of America (Explorers Program, rifle and shotgun merit badges), with the Lake Region High School Law Enforcement Program, and the Scholastic Pistol Program.  In all, Matt brings over 30 years of combined experience in knowledge, skills, and attitude.   

With over 25 years of combined law enforcement and military experience, Craig brings both practical and training experience. He has been involved in tactical operations as a law enforcement officer in both Maine and New Hampshire Police departments.  Craig is a U.S. Army veteran with experience in both enlisted and commissioned ranks with the military occupational specialty (MOS) of military police.
In addition to his law enforcement and military credentials, Craig has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology, is a licensed Maine Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and is a Registered Maine Guide.  His National Rifle Association (NRA) instructor certifications currently include Home Firearm Safety, Range Safety Officer, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home.  Craig has law enforcement instructor certifications for patrol rifle and pistol as well as an MCJA certified instructor (including active and HR218).   

Professional training is never done.  In order to maintain proficiency and stay sharp, one must continually strive to be challenged and seek new learning opportunities.  This is the attitude, along with the skills and knowledge that we teach.

 


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