began his training with firearms while trapping muskrats in the
Michael's interests in modern firearms are centered on target shooting activities. His decision to become an NRA certified instructor came from his frustration in finding a good instructor when he bought his first modern handgun in 2000. Because of his experiences with the members of Monumental Rifle and Pistol Club his interest in firearms now includes rifles and shotguns.
Michael believes that everyone should be trained in how to safely handle a firearm. His approach to training is based upon knowledge, skills, and attitude. The most important of these is attitude: a good positive attitude is the basis to knowledge of gun safety and handling and that with active practice, the skills of marksmanship can be obtained.
Michael keeps current on training techniques and classes. He is also a certified SIG SAUER pistol series armorer. He is active in taking NRA classes to enhance his skills and to gain new perspectives on firearms training.
Michael works full time as a database administrator/analyst. He has IBM and Microsoft certifications in the IT field. He has also taught computer science and management information courses at several local
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