Ron is a retired Menlo Park Police Sergeant with thirty years of field experience. As the department Range Master and a Master Firearms Instructor, he managed a team of instructors, authored and implemented a comprehensive training program for AR-15 patrol rifles, less lethal munitions and oversaw all aspects of firearms training.
Ron is a P.O.S.T. certified pistol, Class 3 AR-15, less lethal munitions, and Sub-machine gun survival shooting instructor. He holds a Colt AR-15 armorer certification and is a graduate of Gunsite 250. Additionally, he holds an H.R. 218 national carry CCW permit, B.S.I.S. exposed firearms permit and guard card. He is an NRA certified pistol instructor, a life member of the NRA and has been serving as a CCW instructor since 2017.
During his police career, one of Ron's collateral duties included dignitary protection. He worked directly with federal, state and private security teams, providing protection to visiting dignitaries. To name a few: Vice President Dick Cheney, First Lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State George Schultz, The Dalai Lama, Caroline Kennedy, Jane Fonda, Mike Rowe and many others.
Ron is a safe, patient and methodical instructor. He encourages practice and education, as marksmanship is a perishable skill that requires continual training. A stong advocate of self protection, he offers a variety of private instruction. Whether you are a first time gun owner or someone who wants to brush up on your skills, he can provide the necessary instruction.