Instructors

Sean Hoffman - Advanced Rangemaster Certified Instructor

  

NRA Certifications 

Pistol Instructor 

Range Safety Officer 


Other Certifications 

Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor (Sage Dynamics Red Patch) 

Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor (Scott Jedlinski Modern Samurai Project)

Advanced Rangemaster Certified Instructor (Tom Givens)

Force Science Institute (Use of Deadly Force) Certification

Texas License to Carry Handgun Instructor 

TCOLE Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor 

California POST Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor 

California POST Certified Patrol Rifle Instructor 

Team One Network Shoot House Instructor 

California POST Certified Active Shooter Response Instructor 

Los Angeles Police Department Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Actions Capability Instructor Certification 


Memberships

National Rifle Association

Texas Tactical Police Officers Association

Capitol Area Practical Shooters (CAPS)

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)


Additional Training

Massada Ayoob Group (MAG - 40)

Completion of KR Training’s Defensive Pistol Skills Program

Sage Dynamic Defensive Rifle Course (Earn Sage Red Patch)

Defensive Pistol and Carbine Course ITTS (Scotty Reitz)

1911 Transition Course from 10-8 Consulting 

Rangemaster 2 Day Dynamic Marksmanship Course / Casino Coin (Tom Givens)

Vehicle Environmental Skills FPF Training (John Murphy)

2 Day Survive the Fight Seminar with John Correia (Active Self Protection)

High Speed Marksmanship with JJ Racaza 

Manual Breaching and Tactics from the Los Angeles Police Department 

Use of Force Survival Tactics from the Los Angeles Police Department 

Officer Involved Shootings Course for Field Supervisors

1911, Glock, and AR-15 Armorer

Appendix Inside the Waistband Skills Course (Spencer Keepers)

2019 Shooters Symposium (Mike Pannone, Kerry Davis, Rob Vogel, Jared Reston)

Red Dot Fundamentals and Performance (Scott Jedlinski)

TAC Pistol/Rifle (Bill Bowers)

Deliberate Speed (Lee Weems)

Dark Pin Recipient from Gabe White (Pistol Shooting Solutions) 


Professional Background:

After being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps,
Sean began his career in Law Enforcement. During his career he has
worked a variety of specialized assignments. Sean has training and
experience as a Gang Enforcement Officer, Field Training Officer,
Detective, Major Narcotics Investigator, K-9 handler,
Department of Homeland Security Federal Task Force Officer, Patrol
Supervisor (Sergeant), and was the team leader for his Department’s
Special Response Team.  As a Sergeant, Sean conducted over 100 Officer Use of Force Investigations, including Officer Involved Shootings. 


As a Narcotics Detective, Sean conducted hundreds of
investigations related to major narcotics trafficking throughout the
United States, and other countries. During this time he developed an
expertise in surveillance and counter surveillance techniques.  Many
of these investigations resulted in the execution of high-risk search
warrants. Sean was instrumental in developing an operational plan
prior to the execution of these warrants.
 

Sean, along with other members of his Department organized and
conducted nearly all of his Department’s firearms and tactical
training. Sean is recognized as court-qualified expert in both State
and Federal Courts in the field of narcotics, and K-9 detection. 

Sean currently holds a level 4 security license with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and works as a Personal Protection Officer. 


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Instructors

Mark Ryan

  

NRA Certifications

Rifle Instructor

Shotgun Instructor

Range Safety Officer


Additional Certifications

California POST Certified Chemical Agent Weapons Instructor

California POST Certified Less Lethal Weapons Instructor

California POST Certified Active Shooter Response Instructor


Memberships

National Rifle Association Life Member

Texas Tactical Police Officers Association

Capitol Area Practical Shooters (CAPS)

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)


Additional Training

Defensive Pistol and Carbine Course ITTS (Scotty Reitz)

Officer Involved Shooting Investigations Course (LA HIDTA)

Use of Force Investigations Course (LA HIDTA)

K-9 Agitator course (Adlerhorst International)

Texas level 2,3 & 4 Security and Personal Protection Training


Professional Background 

After serving in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer and Light Infantryman, Mark began his law enforcement career working in the East Los Angeles area as a patrol officer. During his career Mark worked in numerous capacities within the department. Mark worked as a Gang Investigator, Special Occurrence Response Team member, K-9 Agitator, Field Training Officer, Instructor, and worked as part of an interagency gang task force with the ATF. As a corporal, Mark has also worked as acting patrol supervisor and has investigated numerous officer use of force incidents.

During his career, Mark conducted hundreds of gang related investigations ranging from street level narcotics up to murder investigations. He has also conducted numerous high risk search warrants and arrest warrants as a result of these investigations and developed an expertise in surveillance and counter surveillance. Mark is also a state court recognized expert in narcotics.

After being medically retired due to injuries received in the line of duty, Mark spent over two years volunteering as a rifle and shotgun instructor for the Boy Scouts of America at their Firestone Scout Reservation location in Los Angeles County. He has also worked as a range safety officer and firearms instructor for Shady Oaks Gun Range in Texas. 

Mark is currently working with a group of attorneys in Texas who are experts in self defense law, many of whom are former prosecutors. This has allowed him to increase his knowledge on the use of force and how it is viewed and processed through the legal system. He uses that information to heighten the training of his students and better prepare them for self defense encounters.

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