Instructors

Grant Miller

Range Manager / Training Coordinator / Instructor 

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Grant began shooting rifles at age 7, became an NRA Safe Hunter at 12 and is an NRA Life Member.

He has been an avid pistol shooter since 1986. Grant has graduated from many firearms training classes totalling hundreds of hours including Overseas Operations and VIP Protection. Assisted California law enforcement officers in Active Shooter Training scenarios, introduced IED Awareness, as Opposition Force.

Grant is currently an NRA Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer who has worked with movie crews such as MythBusters and provided instruction to actors on the made for TV film Mission Park.


Emery “Z” Zambo

Assistant Range Manager / LTC Instructor

z Z grew up in Dairy Farm Country in New England where firearms and game were plentiful so he became an avid hunter and fisherman at a young age. He dedicated a lot of time to Whitetail deer and has a deer registered in the Northeast Big Bucks Book. Since moving to Texas his attention has shifted to Hogs. In 1975 he joined the Air Force and was trained as an Aircraft Weapons System tech, he retired in 1995 from the Air Force and holds Expert Ribbons in Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle.

Z has assisted the Maine State Police SWAT Team in long range shooting techniques and has trained numerous boy scouts for Shooting Merit Badges. 

Z is the Assistant Range Manager, a Range Safety Officer, Texxas LTC Instructor, Pistol and Shotgun Instructor, a Master High Power Rifle shooter and has shot in the nationals at Camp Perry Ohio six times.

Z is available for private instruction.


Stuart D. Alcorn

LTC Instructor

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA After serving in the United States Army, Stuart served as a Border Patrol Agent. He later attended The Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University where he received his Juris Doctorate. 

Stuart has been instructing the Texas LTC course since 2009 while also serving as Deputy Chief Counsel for for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement  Wallace County Detention Center. 

In his spare time, Stuart serves as a Boy Scout Leader, Little League Baseball Coach, and Special Olympics Volunteer. 


Ralph Hanson

 Instructor

Ralph retired as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and is a United States Army Combat Veteran. With his military and law enforcement career, he has over 34 years exeprience instructing firearms Training, to include Tactical Weapons Training and more than half of his career as a Tactical Operator, Leader and Instructor. He was certified as a Firearms Instructor in 1998 with the DOJ, he has completed numerous Tactical Operations courses while serving in the Army and in his federal position. Some of his certifications include Basic SWAT Operations with the United States Air Force, H&K Tactical Leadership course, FBI Sniper training, Armed Escort training and a mumultitude of advanced tactical weapons courses throughout his career. His instructor certification in both firearms and tactical operations exceed 2000 hours. His passion is to teach others both basic weapons and handling as well as advanced techniques now that he retired.


Mark Howson

Instructor

Mark’s professional career ranges from the United States Army Special Forces, law enforcement, elementary school teacher, university professor, sports coach, and recently retired corporate executive. Mark did his undergraduate studies at Northeastern State University and graduate studies at South West Texas University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Houston Baptist University, and Walden University. His credentials as an instructor and coach are recognized by the International Olympic Committee and include the Texas State Board of Education, American Sports Education Program, National Rifle Association. In the firearms industry Mark has been a law enforcement trainer, a military trainer, and currently focuses on teaching everyday people from beginner to competition shooters. Mark’s coaching style focuses on success and fun. Mark is a life long learner furthering his shooting and coaching skills by regularly attending national schools and programs. Hunting with his boys and friends has been a favorite past time with the classic South Texas focus on dove, quail, predators, and hogs.

Mark is a professional coach adhering to the United States Olympic Committee Coaching Code of Ethics. 

Micheal Bleier

Instructor

Michael has a combined 38 years of Military and Civilian Law Enforcement experience, much of it spent training weapons and tactics in both careers.

He was an instructor at the USAF Security Police Academy and was a member of that unit’s Emergency Services Team (SWAT).   That experience formed the basis for him to lead various training sections in the military and civilian realm.  He has served as a Range Officer and Instructor for handguns, rifles and a variety of military weapons.

Michael has developed and taught many courses ranging from Legal Considerations and Use of Force for both military and civilian police, along with Small Unit Tactics for a variety of environments.  He was a primary instructor for Crowd Management and Riot Control at the University of Texas Police Academy and jointly developed a scenario based Use of Force program for University of Texas Police. 

Mike is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Firearms and Patrol Rifle Instructor.  He has completed the Glock Instructor Course.  University of Texas System Police still uses many of the Weapons and Reality Based Training classes and courses of fire he developed during his tenure.


Brian Anderson

Instructor

Brian has been shooting firearms for almost 30 years. He retired from the military and has served as a federal agent for the Department of Homeland Security Special Operations Unit, Counter-Narcotics, and Counter-Terrorism Task Force.

While serving in the federal government, Brian worked as a federal law enforcement officer, firearms instructor, and defensive tactics instructor. After his federal career, Brian worked as a private contractor in armed personal security, executive protection, and a private firearms instructor, as well as a training contractor for a government agency in the Middle East.

As a federal firearms instructor, Brian has worked with the ATF, ICE, Border Patrol, US Customs, and DEA, and the Secret Service. After leaving Homeland Security, Brian was recruited to serve a brief tour in the FBI.

Brian received his firearms instructor certification at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy and has trained hundreds of federal agents in the proper and safe use of firearms.

Brian teaches Introduction to Handguns courses and private instruction lessons at Nardis and enjoys passing along his firearms knowledge with new shooters, focusing on basic firearm safety and marksmanship in a low stress environment.

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