|Instructor - Defensive Concepts North Carolina|
A Law Enforcement professional employed by a large metropolitan agency in North Carolina. Chrisís current duties include urban surveillance, serving high risk search warrant, and teaching defensive tactics and building searching methods to active duty law enforcement officers. He is also a veteran of the US Army where he worked as an airborne infantryman and communications specialist.
Chris's firearms training includes multiple pistol, rifle, and shotgun courses taught by a variety of instructors and organizations to include: Larry Vickers, Ken Hackathorn, Bill Jeans, Kyle Defoor, Scott Reitz, Pat Rogers, Paul Howe, Jason Falla, US Training Center and the Surefire Institute.
Chris also has an extensive martial arts background that spans over 14 years. In addition to rankings in several different systems, Chris has experience in Brazilian JiuJitsu, police defensive tactics and military combatives.
Chris's instructor certifications include:
Over the years, Chris has taught numerous members of the Military, Law Enforcement, and concerned citizen communities and presently serves as primary instructor for Defensive Concepts.
Chris is honored to be one of six firearms instructors in the United States selected to be Vickers Shooting Method regional instructors. Chris began training with Larry Vickers in 2006 and credits him with providing the necessary skills needed to break several training plateaus Chris had encountered. The Vickers Shooting Method has been a huge influence on Chris and he looks forward to being able to share it with all shooters that are interested in learning safe, effective firearm use.