Nic has been involved in firearms training since he was thirteen years old. As a teenager, he would accompany Wally to Missouri Hunter Education courses to provide logistical support. Much of his duties involved taking registration and distributing handouts but he was also frequently asked to demonstrate the operation of the various firearms during lesson presentations.
He became certified to teach Missouri Hunter Education in 2001 and, as a volunteer, he participated in several courses over the next few years. Then, in 2004 when Missouri’s concealed carry law was in full effect, he began assisting Wally with his concealed carry courses. Nic became NRA Pistol certified in early 2007.
Desiring to add to his knowledge and skillset, Nic obtained certification in NRA Personal Protection In the Home, NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home and NRA Range Safety Officer in 2008.
When the opportunity presented itself in 2010, he attended an NRA Training Counselor Workshop and received a recommendation upon its completion. He also received an upgrade to Chief Range Safety Officer at the same time.
With his new appointment as a training counselor came an increased demand for classes. That prompted his decision to allow his hunter education credentials to expire so he could focus on more hands-on and practical training.
Over the last several years, Nic has completed over 220 total hours of firearms and instructor training.
Nic’s students’ needs come second only to safety. He understands that a significant amount of trust is placed in him when a student spends his or her time and money on one of his courses. He holds himself to very high standards in knowledge, skill, attitude and ethics and conducts himself in accordance with those standards.
In addition to classroom and range operations, Nic also runs and maintains our website and electronic communications.
- NRA Pistol
- NRA Rifle
- NRA Shotgun
- NRA Personal Protection In the Home
- NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
- NRA Range Safety Officer
- NRA Training Counselor
- NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
- Missouri Approved Concealed Weapons Instructor
Additional Training Summary:
- Tactical Pistol: Jeff Dill, Gauntlet Professional Services – 2013
- Combat Focus Shooting: Chris Ishmael, Efficient Combat Training, Inc. – 2013
- Vehicle Gun Fighting Skills: Steve Collins, Martial Arms Tactical – 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
- HITS-8, Defensive Knife: Steve Collins, Suarez International – 2015
- CRG-4 Force on Force Gun Fighting: Steve Collins, Suarez International – 2015, 2016, & 2017
- HITS-5, Defensive Shotgun: Steve Collins, Suarez International – 2016
- Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu: Cecil Burch, Immediate Action Combatives – 2017
- Immediate Action Pugilism: Cecil Burch, Immediate Action Combatives – 2017
- Adult, Child, & Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED: American Heart Association, 2014 – Present
- Tactical Pistol Instructor, SRT Group, 2020
- Civilian Trauma Medicine, SRT Group, 2021
- N.A.P.S.I. Approved Advanced Defensive Pistol Instructor (2015 – 2021)
- N.A.P.S.I. Senior Instructor Trainer (2015 – 2021)
- NRA Life Member
- National Association of Professional Shooting Instructors Founding Member (2015 – 2021)