Bush, Garett

Garett Bush is a senior investigator with the Los Angeles Police Department, with over 19 years of law enforcement experience. He is currently assigned to the Crisis Response Support Section (CRSS) and is a member of the LAPD SWAT Crisis Negotiation Cadre. During his years with CRSS, Investigator Bush has [read more]

Carrizales, Michael

Certified Firearms Instructor, Criminal Justice Instructor, Licensed by the Texas Private Security Bureau as a Private Investigator, Personal Protection Officer and Owner/Instructor of a Training School, former Texas Peace Officer nominated as 100 CLUB Officer of the Year and former Sr. 9-1-1 Telecommunicator nominated as State Emergency Telecommunicator of the [read more]

Clark, Don

Mr. Clark served as a Special Agent of the FBI in Miami, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Newark, San Antonio and Houston. His assignments as an investigative agent and manager in the FBI included foreign counterintelligence, counterterrorism, violent crimes, organized crime, drugs and other FBI investigative programs. Mr. Clark [read more]


Codrea, David

David Codrea has been writing professionally on the subject of the right to keep and bear arms since 1999, for “Guns & Ammo,” then moving on to “Handguns,” and then to “Guns,” where he is a field editor producing the monthly “Rights Watch” column. Blogging at “The War on Guns: [read more]

Cortez, Sarah

Poet-Cop “My two greatest loves are poetry and policing. The tasks of each of these “jobs” hone the senses. For instance, policing requires acute focus on data acquired through the five senses plus the crucial sixth sense of intuition. For me, this required focus on immediate physical detail is crucial [read more]

De Leon, Jorge

Jorge L. De Leon was born on May 8, 1973 in San Juan Puerto Rico and graduated in 1991 from Lincoln Military Academy as a Cadet Major (C/MAJ) in the JROTC, after which he joined the Puerto Rico Police Department and worked for eight years, the last three of which [read more]

Doss, Wes

Wes is an internationally recognized firearms, tactics, and use of force instructor with over 20 years of military & civilian criminal justice experience, as well as significant operational time with both military & law enforcement tactical operations & protective service organizations. Wes holds specialized instructor certifications from the U.S. Army, [read more]

Duggan, Bill

Bill Duggan has been a police officer for over 13 years and is currently a detective and firearms instructor with the Maynard MS Police Department. He spent ten years in the US Army Reserves serving as an MP and force protection specialists. Recently back from a one year deployment in [read more]

Duhon, Josh

Raised in the small town of Whitewright Texas, Josh grew up on a ranch just outside of town. His mother Terri Duhon along with being a mother of two and house wife also had a strong entrepreneurial spirit. His father was much the same, along with serving his country (Army [read more]

Gallahue, Donn

Donn Gallahue is a retired lieutenant from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office on the west-coast of Florida. A Florida native, Donn spent 25 years with the agency serving in over eight different positions during his career, such as detective, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and commander of the SWAT Team. Donn [read more]

Herd, Mike

Mike Herd has been in law enforcement in the State of Texas since 1976 and is certified as a Master Peace Officer. Recently retired, Mr. Herd owns and continues to operate Bradshaw Pistol Academy since 1995 and teaches Texas Concealed Handgun classes to honest, law abiding citizens in self-defense and [read more]

Hunter, Tammy

Tammy Hunter Bio Objective: To educate and empower those in need of firearms safety and training. Covering the most basic discussions and decision making process if people are ready to own a firearm, choosing what is right for them, learning the fundamentals of shooting up to the practical and realistic [read more]

Jackson, Kathy

Kathy Jackson is a professional firearms trainer, a small business owner, a former magazine editor, a former homeschool mom, and a freelance writer. Jackson is married more than 25 years, and has five sons. Started career with Firearms Academy of Seattle. FAS Director Marty Hayes and his wife, Gila, helped [read more]

Joyner, Chuck

Chuck Joyner was employed by the CIA from 1983–1987, and served as Special Agent of the FBI from 1987 until his retirement in October 2011. Chuck is the author of “Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement”, published by CRC Press, and is a frequent contributor [read more]

MacYoung, Marc

This is why when people ask my name I always tell them it sounds like I’m going to stutter. It saves me from that conversation. Either that or I just accept them calling me ‘Mac.’ I don’t mind much. There are people who still refer to me by my old [read more]

Marcou, Dan

Lt. Dan Marcou retired from the La Crosse Wisconsin Police Department after 33 years as a police officer. He is a highly decorated police lieutenant and SWAT Commander receiving 15 Departmental Citations, three Chief’s Superior Achievement Awards, Police Officer of the Year, SWAT Officer of the Year, the Distinguished Service [read more]

Marovich, James

JAMES M. MAROVICH BIO Attorney representing clients who carry firearms and who keep firearms in the home for personal protection. His clients are seeking legal advice about how to handle the aftermath of a self-defense shooting. They also want to have an established attorney-client relationship so that they have attorney [read more]

Muir, Kelly

Kelly Muir has been involved in Martial Arts for over 35 years. Training since the age of 9, she holds a Master Level certification in both Shorin-Ryu Karate and Korean Tae Kwon Do. She was an Olympic Committee sponsored athlete until she opened her own Martial Arts Training Center in [read more]

Muller, Dianna

Dianna Muller received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Psychology from University of Central Missouri, 1992. Dianna recently retired from the Tulsa Police Department after 22 years of service. Her assignments included patrol, Street Crimes, Narcotics, and Gangs. Although her family hobby was horse shows and barrel racing, her father [read more]

Phipps, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Phipps is a retired USAF Master Sergeant and civilian Fire Captain with 29-years of experience in Fire & Emergency Services. In addition to his First Responder roles, he is a pistol, motorcycle safety and Emergency Vehicle Operations instructor in North Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Phipps recently began competitive shooting, [read more]

Pincus, Rob

Rob Pincus is a professional trainer, author and consultant. He and his staff at I.C.E. Training Company provide services to military, law enforcement, private security and students interested in self-defense. Rob is the Developer of the Combat Focus® Shooting program, the most efficient defensive firearms training methodology available today. Rob [read more]

Portwood, Richard

Portwood is a Senior Patrolman in the Jerseyville, IL Police Dept, and is a certified police firearms instructor. He received his credentials from the Police Training Institute. He is also a competitive shooter in USPSA and IDPA and an NRA range safety officer. Currently Officer Portwood is focusing on a [read more]

Pulas, Demetrios “Demi” Jr.

Demetrios “Demi”Pulas, Jr. Demi is currently a Senior Attorney with the firm of HuschBlackwell, LLP, in their Washington, D.C. office, where he specializes in federal corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement matters as well as white collar criminal defense.  Prior to joining HuschBlackwell, Demi retired from Federal service where he served [read more]

Rodriguez, Monica

Ms Rodriguez is a qualified law enforcement officer with 13 years experience and is currently an Executive Protection Specialists for a high profile individual. As a corporal detective, Monica investigated human trafficking case, vice and narcotics including undercover investigations property crimes and covert investigations with the FBI, DEA, Border Patrol, [read more]

Shepard, Timothy

  Timothy Shepard Bio Timothy Shepard is a native of Mount Vernon, Alabama, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Alabama. After receiving his juris doctorate from Jones Law in Montgomery, Alabama, Shepard proudly served as a member of the United States Coast Guard and where he [read more]

Stewart, Duncan

  Sgt. Stewart has 30 years of experience in recruiting, training and motivating teams; extensive, specialized firearms training and interrogation and presentations skills. Granted top-secret clearance. Sgt. Stewart was active in the police department in Connecticut where he was involved with FBI and Homeland Security task force operations.

Vandermolen, Steve

Steve Vandermolen has over 30 years of shooting experience. He is a certified NRA pistol instructor, personal protection trainer and range safety officer. Steve is a master level competitive shooter who has won numerous local, regional, state, and national championships. He is Co-founder of Conroe Shooting Academy and remains active [read more]

Walters, Mark

Mark Walters began penning The Ordinary Guy column as a regular contributor to Concealed Carry Magazine near ten years ago and now authors the regular column “One to the Head”. As a freelance writer for a local industrial trade publication and a vocal second amendment activist in Tampa, Florida, Mark’s [read more]

Watson, Alan

Alan Watson currently serves as an investigator for Bleckley County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia. He is a retired special agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and former commander of the East Central Georgia Drug Task Force. He has also served as a member of the State of Georgia SWAT [read more]

Wolf, Chris

Chris Wolf is a Corporal with the Alexandria Police Department in Louisiana and has been involved in law enforcement for over 17 years. Currently he is serving as the departments Regional Training Academy LA Post firearms instructor and armorer and has participated in competitive shooting in numerous disciplines. Wolf has [read more]