You Could be Betting Your Life on Your Training!

I'm John D. Farquhar, an NRA Training Counselor/Instructor , SAFTD State Master Instructor, and full-time instructor. I have had an interest in firearms all of my life. In the past 20 years gun fighting & gun fight survival have been a key interest of mine.

Of course, avoiding the gunfight in the first place is priority, but how you handle yourself if forced into an encounter is crucial! I dedicate my life to training and educating others on how to defend themselves and their loved ones.

In 1990 I joined the NRA. I have since become a Benefactor Member. I am also on the NRA's Presidents Council, NRA Golden Eagles, & the NRA 2nd Amendment Task Force. In 1992, I became a Certified NRA Instructor. Over the years, I have designed over 100 tactical combat matches at my club. I have coached & trained a large number of shooters in the DCM/CMP competitions. Train USMC and Navy personal at Miami Unversity as Instructors for the ROTC program.

Tactical Director Fort St. Clair Gun Club, Eaton, OH (1991-2004, 2006) Director of the DCM/CMP Program at Fort St. Clair Gun Club (1991-1996, 2003) Pistol Team Director at Fort St. Clair Gun Club (2006) High-Power Director for NRA HP Rifle League (1997-2004) I have worked on shooting programs for the USAF (2000) NRA Range Safety Officer (2002) NRA Training Counselor & Chief Range Safety Officer (2003) RSO for Benchrest Division (2002-2003) NRA Qualification, reaching "Distinguished Expert" in Handgun (2004)

Reloading Instructor (Nov., 2005)

NRA Shotgun and Muzzle Loading Rifle Instructor (Dec., 2005) NRA Muzzle Loading Pistol and Muzzle Loading Shotgun Instructor (Dec., 2005)

Certified as a Monadnock Extended Baton Instructor (March, 2006)

Certified as a Refuse To Be A Victim (RTBAV) Instructor (Oct., 2006)

Certified as NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor (May, 2007)

Certified in Massad Ayoob's LFI-1 (May, 2008)

Lt Col Dave Grossman's The Bulletproof Mind Training (17 times)

"Street Crimes" Law Enforcement Seminar (June, 2008)

Trained with Todd Jarrett (9 time National Champion) at Blackwater (Aug., 2008)

Certified Training in "Point of Wounding" & "Tactical Anatomy" (Oct 2008)

Certified as Lead Instructor NCFIA (National Concealed Firearms Instructor Association) (Jan., 2009)

Certified In Mini Baton (March, 2009)

Certified in Defensive Knife (June, 2009)

Certified as RTBAV Regional Counselor (March, 2010)

Certified Instructor for Sabre Civilian Safety Awareness Program (August, 2010)

Physiological Reaction to Stress, Unarmed Defense and Unarmed Weapon Defense, Legal Aspects of Self Defense, Warrior Summit (Feb., 2011)

ASHI Certified CPR and Medic Instructor (March, 2011)

Emergency Management Instructor FEMA, “Active Shooter” and “Workplace Security Awareness” (April, 2011)

Appointed  NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructor (June, 2011)

Training with Ken Hackathorn and Larry Vickers (Vicker’s Tactical) (Oct., 2011)

FEMA ICS-1—for Higher Education (Jan., 2013)

Certified SARC Instructor (Jan 2013)

Polite Society Tactical Conference at Rangemaster (March, 2013)

Rangemaster Dynamic Marksmanship Course Combative Pistol II and Defensive Shotgun (May, 2013)

Certified Glock Armorer (June, 2013)

Certified Glock Instructor (July, 2013)

Laws of Self Defense Program (Sept., 2013)

Mag-20 (February 2014)

Polite Society Tactical Conference (February 2014)

Rangemaster IDW (June 2014)

Hojutsu (July 2014)

Combative Pistol Rangemaster June (2015)

Rules of Engagement for the Armed Citizen Massad Ayoob (Nov 2015)

SAFTD Defensive Pistol 1 Instructor (Feb. 2016-2020)

SAFTD Defensive Carbine Instructor (June 2016-2020)

Appointed SAFTD State Master Instructor-Ohio (July 2016-2020)

Contextual Handgun, for the Armed Parent/Guardian (Sept 2016)

Certified as NSC Trauma Instructor (Feb 2017)

Armed Response to  Terrorist Attack/Tactical Treatment to Gunshot Wounds: John & Vicki Farnam (April 2017)

Killogly Sheepdog Lifetime achivement award 2019

I can be reached at 937-787-4414 or


Lisa Murphy  


Certified as NRA Pistol Instructor (May, 2013)

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home & Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor (May, 2013),

NRA Range Safety Officer & Chief RSO (June, 2013),

 Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor (July, 2013),

 FASTER Certified at TDI (July, 2013),

Completed the LOSD program (Sept., 2013),

 Certified in the  NRA Defensive Pistol Course (Sept., 2013),

Lt. Dave Grossman’s Bullet Proof Your Mind training (2013-2018),

 NRA Shotgun Instructor (2013),

NRA Rifle Instructor (2013),

NRA Muzzleloading for pistol, rifle, and shotgun Instructor (2014),

 Massad Ayoob's Mag-20 (Feb., 2014), 

Polite Society Tactical Conference (Feb., 2014),

Rangemaster IDW (June, 2014),   

Jeff Hall/Dave Grossman's Hojutsu (July, 2014).

 NRA Reloading Instructor (Sept 2014)

Certified as an NRA Training Counselor  (Oct 2014)

Certified as NRA RTBAV Regional Counselor (Dec 2014)

She  also qualified as an  NRA Distinguished Expert rating in handgun

Lisa has assisted as an instructor for  the FASTER courses since she was certified in 2013

Hojutsu (July 2015)

Appointed NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor Oct. 2015

Rules Of Engagement For The Armed Citizen Massad Ayoob (Nov 2015)

SAFTD Defensive Pistol 1 Instructor (Feb 2016)

SAFTD Defensive Carbine Instructor (June 2016)

Appointed Assitiant State Master Instructor SAFTD-Ohio (July 2016)

Appointed National Director of Womens Programs at SAFTD (Sept 2016-Dec. 2020)

Contextual Handgun for the Armed Parent/Guardian (Sept. 2016)

NSC CPR-AED-First Aid & Trauma (Feb 2017)

Armed Response to Terrorist Attack/Tactical Treatment to Gunshot Wounds: John & Vicki Farnam (April 2017)

Stop the Bleed Instructor (Oct 2018)

She is a Benefactor member of the NRA

 Her email is:

In Memory we lost Jim  August 2022

James Smith ~ Jim is a Benefactor Member of the NRA

He is certified as an NRA HFS, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Refuse To Be a Victim, Reloading & Personal Protection Instructor In the Home. NRA Chief RSO (Feb., 2008)

He  is a licensed FFL.

Lt. Dave Grossman’s Bullet Proofing Your Mind training (7 times so far)

NRA Distinguished Expert in Handgun

Certified as a Personal Protection Outside the Home (June, 2008)

Certified in Point of wounding Training & Tactical Anatomy Systems (Oct, 2009)

Certified as an NRA ML Rifle, Pistol, SG Instructor (Jan., 2009)

Certified in Mini Baton & Tactical Flashlight (March 2009)

Attended the Utah Concealed Carry Instructors Course in SLC (May, 2009)

National Concealed Carry Instructor Association, Lead Instructor (2009)

Certified in Defensive Knife (June, 2009)

Physiological Reaction to Stress (Feb., 2011)

Legal Aspects of Self Defense Unarmed Combat, & Empty Hands Weapon Defense

ASHI Certified CPR & Medic Instructor (March, 2011)

Fema Certified for Active Shooter Events & Workplace Security Awareness (May, 2011)

Certified as Instructor for the School Attacker Response Course (SARC) (Jan., 2013)

Completed the LOSD Program (Sept., 2013)

His email is:





We have 2 NRA Chief RSO's.

Range safety IS one of our priorities!
On the firing line, we keep a low student to instructor ratio with a max of 4 students per instructor.
Whether you have been shooting for years or you just starting out, our instructors will meet your needs!