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MEET OUR PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR STAFF

Bob Drews – Senior Instructor & RSO – Bob is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor for over 20 years and is certified to teach the NRA  Basic Pistol Course, Defensive Pistol Course and the NRA Personal Protection Inside and Outside The Home Courses. He is a Certified Range Safety Officer and a TN State Certified Handgun Instructor for the Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit Course. A Distinguished Graduate from Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and a Former DHS Federal Law Enforcement Officer, he holds two 5th Degree Blacks Belts (Isshinryu Karate & Nippon Sosuishiryu Ju-Jutsu), has owned 4 Karate schools in NY, taught Martial Arts at West Point Military Academy, and is the former northeast  regional director for the US Karate Assn.  In 2020, Bob retired from the Airlines as a Captain, flying the Boeing 747 World wide for over 20 years. His background also includes being a Red Cross Instructor in First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety, not to mention, a PADI Divemaster & Scuba Instructor.

Mark Haskins – Instructor – Mark is a TN State Certified Handgun Instructor for the Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit Course. Mark has served for 30 years with the Chattanooga Police Department, including 20 years with SWAT and 10 years as a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. Mark has also graduated the Advanced FBI Sniper School. 

Ryan Ard – Instructor & RSO – Ryan is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Course and Defensive Pistol Course. He is also a TN State Certified Handgun Instructor for the Enhanced Handgun Carry permit Course. Ryan, a former U.S. Navy Military Policeman, previously owned his own Firearms Safety School in Florida. 

Mark Coffey – Instructor & RSO –   Mark comes to us with many years of military and law enforcement instructor experience. He is a U.S. Military Police / Security Forces Academy Instructor as well as a Cleveland State Police Academy Instructor and a Texas Peace Officer Instructor. A retired Police Sergeant, Mark is also a Certified Master Law Enforcement Instructor and former SWAT Instructor. He is also an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor with Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home certifications and he is also a Certified Range Safety Officer. Marks  background also includes 6 years in Counter Intelligence. 

Jeffery Hester – Instructor & RSO – Jeff is an NRA Certified Instructor, certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Course, Defensive Pistol Course and the Personal Protection Inside the Home Course. Jeff is also Shooter Supply’s Chief Range Safety Officer. He is also a TN State Certified Handgun Instructor for the Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit. Jeff comes to us with many years of prior military and Law Enforcement experience. 

Rodney Brown – Instructor –  Rodney is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor certified to teach Basic Pistol Course and the Defensive Pistol Course. He is also a TN State Certified handgun Instructor for the Enhanced handgun Carry Permit. Rodney’s background is a USAF combat Arms Instructor and Armorer. He was also a Chattanooga Police Officer and Firearms Instructor. Rodney is Shooters Supply’s chief Gunsmith 

Leslie Stover –  Instructor, & RSO – Still an active Chattanooga Police Officer and Field Training Officer,  His credentials include being a Range Master and Firearms Instructor for the Chattanooga Police Department. Les is a TN State Certified Instructor  for the Enhanced handgun Carry Permit Course.  He is also a certified armorer for Colt, Remington, Glock, and Sig Sauer. a z