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Steve Fisher - Sentinel Concepts

Steve Fisher

The following excerpt is from Sentinel Concepts:

Steve Fisher has been the owner/lead instructor for Sentinel Concepts since 2014. He also is a contract instructor for numerous ranges in Michigan and has been a staff instructor for EAG Tactical for the past 5 years. Steve currently serves as a reserve officer with an agency in the southern United States as a firearms trainer for SWAT and patrol divisions.

Steve’s career as a trainer started in the 90’s, first at NTFT and then later as the owner/ lead trainer of MDFI, both Michigan-based companies, and served as one of the primary Instructors for Magpul Dynamics. He was responsible for the development of new programs and tactics for several local police departments and new training curriculum’s based on low light, home defense and the use of the carbine, handgun, and shotgun in various roles.

Steve has been featured in SWAT Magazine, Recoil Magazine, Breach-Bang-Clear, and has written for both SWAT Magazine and Surefire Combat Tactics. He is a product designer for Sneaky Bags and Tuff Products as well as provides product development insight for companies like NightHawk Customs, MidWest Industries, and Robar to name a few.

Over the years Steve has participated in numerous training programs from notable instructors in the industry as well as many local level schools and stays active on both sides of the training industry. He is also an avid hunter and has a history in the outdoor/hunting television community as both a hunter and cameraman

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Ron Avery

IMG 0416The following excerpt is from The Practical Shooting Academy:

Former law enforcement officer, world ranked professional shooter, and internationally acclaimed trainer and writer, Ron is one of the first trainers in modern times to apply and adapt scientific principles at a high level to high performance shooting. His philosophies, training concepts, attention to detail and the use of scientific concepts have propelled him to the top of the charts as a trainer of world class performance for shooters in both tactical and competitive arenas. His proven ability to teach and communicate with his students at a high level as well as his world class shooting skills set him apart in the training community.

Ron has over 36 years experience as a professional trainer and consultant to all branches of the military, select government agencies, hundreds of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies and thousands of clients in the private sector.

A veteran deputy sheriff, police officer and  valedictorian of two police academies, Ron worked the street as well as back country and rural environments for 13 years full time and then as a reserve officer for 12 more years.

During his years in law enforcement, Avery also served in the following capacities:

  • Program Director and Lead Instructor – Tactical Firearms, Patrol Tactics
  • Program Director and Lead Instructor – Defensive Tactics/Arrest and Control
  • Lead Instructor- Officer Survival
  • Primary Designated Marksman/Sniper
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Expert Witness
  • Back country patrol and Search and Rescue
  • EMS – First Responder

A martial artist, researcher and world class competitive shooter with many wins, titles and top finishes over the past 36 years, Ron has studied the science of shooting, tactical principles & strategy, martial arts programs, adult education, and other disciplines  and created superior training doctrine and programs that are designed for all levels of ability while being easy to learn and courtroom defensible.

He is also a writer for and other publications and has his own blog. See and


  • Member of the USPSA  first place,  Gold Medal Winning Standard Division Team in the 2002 IPSC World  Championships in South Africa. Individual Bronze Medal in that event.
  • Member of the USPSA Senior Standard Division Team in the 2014 IPSC World  Championships in Florida. Individual Bronze Medal in that event.
  • National Champion, Limited 10 Division, USPSA 2000
  • USPSA Two-time National Law Enforcement Champion and numerous first place law enforcement trophies over the years in various major matches during the years I was employed full time as a police officer.
  • Over 15 Senior National Championship titles in multiple events to include USPSA Limited and Limited 10 National Championships, USPSA Steel Challenge, USPSA Single Stack Nationals.
  • Top 16 shooter in National and Regional Tournaments since 1989. To include all US National Championships.
  • Two time, Area 1 Champion
  •  Area 2 Champion
  • North American Stock Gun Champion
  • Winner, Florida Invitational Pistol Tournament
  • Fifteen time Colorado State Champion
  • Numerous first place and top five finishes at competitive shooting competitions at the national, state and regional level for over 36 years.
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Ken Park - TACTS Academy

ken parkKen, who is the founder and Lead Instructor of TACTS-Academy, began his law enforcement career in the State of Georgia in the early 90’s as a Police Officer.  Within a short period of time, he filled critical positions within the agencies beginning with Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Vice Unit, Undercover Unit, Organized Asian Gang Unit, Narcotics Unit, SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, Firearms/Tactics Instructor and Federal Task Force Agent.

Shortly after September 11, 2001, he left the state law enforcement agency to continue his career in the federal law enforcement by becoming a U.S Federal Air Marshal.  During his career with the U.S Federal Air Marshal Service, he operated in numerous real world missions throughout the U.S as well as the Globe. Ken was able to receive advance training such as Tactical Firearms Training where he obtained an expert shooter status, Aircraft Tactics where he learned how to deal with different hijacking situations, EMT basic certification training, Phase II Advance Federal Air Marshal Training and various types of tactics.

Ken IraqIn 2005, he left the U.S Federal Air Marshal Service to continue his career with Blackwater U.S.A. providing High Threat Dignitary Worldwide Personal Protective Services Program (WPPS) for the U.S Department of State in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He served as the APD Advance Gold Team Shift Leader for the Ambassador Protection Division protecting Ambassador Negroponte, Jeffries, and other visiting U.S Dignitaries.

In 2007, he became a member of WPPS Firearms and Tactics cadre after completing the U.S. Department of State Basic Field Firearms Course (BFFOC). Shortly after, taking on a Lead Firearms Instructor role then finally promoted to the Range Master Firearms Instructor (RMFI).  Ken was assigned to the Department of State, Diplomatic Protective Service Specialist, WPPS II, as a Range Master/  ITI / Lead Firearms & Tactics Instructor, Baghdad Iraq.  As a Range Master / ITI / Lead Firearms & Tactics Instructor, Ken was responsible for coordination of all DOS Weapons and Tactics Training for Glock 19, M4, SAW M249, M240, M203 and Shotgun for 1000 + WPS PSS security personnel.  As a Range Master, Ken was responsible for managing and leading a WPPS Firearms cadre of 14 Instructors.  In this capacity, he planned, organized and executed technical, tactical, administrative and logistical requirements critical and necessary to support WPS Firearms Program as directed.  Some of the tactics included but not limited to were:  Close Quarters Battle (CQB), High-Risk Entries, Room/Building Clearing, Hallway/Stairway CQB Movement, Shoot-Don’t Shoot Scenarios, Active/Reactive Shoot Scenarios, Wall and Penetration Sprawling Drills, Target Identification Drills, Direct to Threat/ Active Shooter, Speed Drill, Multiple Target Engagement, Barricade/Cover Shooting Drill, Tactical Pistol Glock19, Tactical Rifle M4, Critical Skills Marksmanship and Tactical Shotgun.

This multitude of experience, both in high threat combat zones and on the streets, allows him to pass on a no-holds-barred look at what it takes to not just survive, but to win a lethal armed encounter.

Ken Park IDPA Write Up 1 Ken Park IDPA Write Up 2


Frank Proctor - Way of the Gun

frank proctorThe following excerpt is from Way of the Gun:

I have served over 18 years in the military, the last 11 of those in US Army Special Forces. Over the last 7 years I have trained DOD personnel in Combat Marksmanship, Close Quarters Battle, Breaching and Sniper/Observer Operations in addition to deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. During my Special Forces Career I have had the privilege to serve with and learn from many experienced and knowledgeable Special Forces Operators, I have learned from their combined years of knowledge and experience as well as my own to help me become a better operator. After a couple years as an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, I was drawn to competitive shooting in May of 2007. My passion for shooting helped earn the rank of Grand Master in Limited division in a little over a year. I also hold a Master ranking in IDPA Stock Service Pistol. I have learned a great deal from shooting in competition that has helped me become a better tactical shooter. I bring my experiences as a Special Forces Operator, Competitive Shooter and Instructor to my courses. All those experiences combine to make me a well-rounded shooter and instructor capable of helping you achieve your goals of becoming a better shooter. My brand of shooting is performance oriented. My thoughts on that are; whether in competition or combat, the guy who scores the most points fastest wins. My courses are based off a proven methodology of understanding the Fundamentals and Principles of Performance Marksmanship, efficient techniques to manipulate the guns and move and perhaps most importantly, how to see fast. I look forward to training with you and giving you the tools to reach your goals as a shooter.

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