Who We Are

Mike Wahl and Bob Gates are each active veteran law enforcement officers in southwest Ohio, each with nearly 25 years experience.  They have worked for the same agency during their entire careers.  Mike and Bob have had the opportunity to serve in every division of their department combined. They have been trained in the safe use of firearms throughout their careers, and have used this training in the day-to-day challenges of being law enforcement officers.  Their goal is to take their training and experience and teach safe and effective firearms skills to those who wish to protect themselves,  Bob & Mike are active members of their department’s Tactical Entry Team.  Mike is also a certified Pistol, Rifle, shotgun and Taser Instructor, and is a Smith & Wesson M&P Armorer. Bob is a certified evidence technician.  Keith assists with large classes and brings with him a great deal of experience.  He is a 20 year veteran of the United States Army, in  which he served as a Military  Policeman.  With 3 tours in Iraq,  Keith spent the latter part of his  career as a leadership and  drill instructor.  Mike, Keith & Bob each have real world  experience in the use of  firearms in self defense  situations.  Mike & Bob are certified NRA  Instructors in:  basic pistol,  basic rifle and Personal Protection  In The Home.  Both are also certified  NRA Range Safety Officers.