Jim began his firearms career in the U.S. Army where he served as an infantry squad leader while assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood. Tx. Spending approximately 18 years as a police officer in central Illinois, Jim holds several instructor level certifications, teaching law enforcement and civilians since 2008, including SWAT, Instructor Level Human Threat Pattern Recognition and Active Shooter. In addition, he has taught specialty courses such as Stop the Bleed, Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Simunitions/Scenario based training. Jim has been certified in the Glock Armorer’s Course, Glock Advanced Armorer’s Course and attended the Glock Instructor Workshop. For over fifteen years, Jim has been conducting quality training for shooters from all backgrounds and disciplines. He is well versed in lecture based and “hands on” training techniques.