Meet Our Instructors

Bob Scott

Lead Instructor

Mr. Bob Scott is currently a Vice President in a construction management firm in Columbus.  He has had an interest in the shooting sports since early childhood.  Bob is a US Army veteran with 11 years in the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Bob is a certified Glock armorer as well as an avid competition pistol shooter actively participating in local, state and regional pistol shooting competitions including International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) and NRA Action Pistol.  Bob has attended many advanced firearms training courses instructed by John Brenner from the Tactical Defense Institute, Ohio.  The TDI courses include Handgun Levels 1 through 6; Final Intense Training Scenario; Partner’s Tactics Courses; Tactical Shotgun; and Advanced Concealed Carry Course from the lead instructor Lt. Dave Spaulding Montgomery Sheriff’s Department.  Bob also has attended courses instructed by Massad Ayoob from the Lethal Force Institute.  The LFI tactical training courses include LFI 1 (Stress-Fire and Judicious Use of Deadly Force); LFI 2 (Threat Management for Civilians); and LFI 3 (Advanced Threat Management for Civilians); LFI 4 (Advanced Program & Instructor Training) as well as various hunter safety courses. Bob is a certified Kubotan/Persuader and Handgun Retention Instructor. Bob is also an IDPA certified Safety Officer Instructor and IPSC certified Range Officer.  He is NRA life member and NRA firearms instructor certified to teach Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, and Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home and Basic Rifle.

Allan Hess

Lead Instructor

Allan Hess is currently the Executive Director of the Clark County Agricultural Society and manages the Clark County Fairgrounds.  He has had an interest in the shooting and hunting sports since early childhood.  In passing along his passion for the shooting sports he just completed the hunter education course with his youngest daughter who has been shooting with him for several years now.  Allan took the certified instructor’s training program offered by the NRA to be able to teach others how to safely handle, use, enjoy, and store their firearms.  He is NRA certified to teach Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection In the Home.  Allan is our mainstay when it comes to organizing our classroom instruction.

Jim Stouffer

Lead Instructor

Jim Stouffer is the Concealed Carry Administrator for the Clark County Ohio Sheriff’s Office. He has been involved in firearms training for the past 20 years. He has had working vacations in the Republic of the Philippines where he instructed members of the Philippine National Police and Philippine Bureau of Investigation in semi-automatic pistol. Jim is a U.S. Air Force veteran and saw action in the Dominican Republic during the revolution there in 1965-66. He also is a Viet Nam veteran. Jim is an NRA Training Counselor as well as a certified instructor, teaching ‘Home Firearm Safety’, ‘Basic Pistol’ and ‘Personal Protection In the Home’ and an NRA certified ‘Chief Range Safety Officer’ as well as ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ a non-firearms course that teaches personal awareness, home safety and travel tips. He is also an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. He is an avid competition pistol shooter shooting in USPSA matches as well as Cowboy Action Shooting matches.

Dick Martin

Lead Instructor
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Dick Martin is our lead instructor and takes care of our finances.  He is a stickler for detail.  He is the type of instructor who can take an 8 hour course and turn it into 14 hrs. real easy! He is retired from Wright Patterson AF Base and was employed in foreign military sales.  He lives in Fairborn, Ohio with his wife, Cindy.  In 1949, when Dick was eight years old, his father, a career soldier in the U. S. Army, started teaching young Dick to safely handle and shoot firearms, starting with a BB pistol.  Dick got his first “real gun”, a Remington bolt-action .22 rifle, at age.10.  He is still an active shooter.  Dick is certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as an instructor in Home Firearms Safety, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home.  Dick is also an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.  He has been teaching NRA courses since June, 2000.

Cindy Scott

Lead Instructor

Cindy Scott is the female addition to our staff and is a mother of three and a grandmother of four.  She is currently working as a pediatric registered nurse in Dayton.  Cindy recently retired from the US Army Reserve as Chief Nurse after 29 years.  During her years of military service, Cindy deployed on assignments supporting Desert Shield/Storm, Bosnia and Columbia.  She enjoys participating in International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) competitions.  Cindy has attended many advanced firearms training courses instructed by John Brenner from the Tactical Defense Institute, Ohio. The TDI courses include Handgun Levels 1 through 6; Final Intense Training Scenario; Partner’s Tactics Courses; Tactical Shotgun; and Advanced Concealed Carry Course from the lead instructor Lt. Dave Spaulding Montgomery Sheriff’s Department.  Cindy also has attended courses instructed by Massad Ayoob from the Lethal Force Institute.  The LFI tactical training courses include LFI 1 (Stress-Fire and Judicious Use of Deadly Force); LFI 2 (Threat Management for Civilians); LFI 3 (Advanced Threat Management for Civilians); and LFI 4 (Advanced Program & Instructor Training). Cindy is a certified Kubotan/Persuader and Handgun Retention Instructor. Also, Cindy is an IDPA certified Safety Officer Instructor.  She is a NRA member and NRA firearms instructor certified to teach Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home and Basic Rifle.

R.D. Howell

Instructor

R.D. Howell is former Indiana Deputy Sheriff, a retired Master Sergeant Indiana Air National Guard.  He is an Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources Hunter Education Instructor as well as an NRA certified instructor in Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol , Rifle, Refuse To Be A Victim, and Personal Protection In the Home.  R.D. is also certified to teach Metallic and Shotshell reloading and is a certified Range Safety Officer. R.D.is an Benefactor member of the NRA, life member of the Second Amendment Foundation, a member of the Citizens Committee For The Right To Keep And Bear Arms and a member of the Peoples Rights Organization as well as an avid Shooter, Golfer, Tennis player and collector.

Pete Brucken

Instructor

Pete Brucken is a lifelong shooter and firearms enthusiast. He has completed several professional level training courses and is committed to seek out training from as many different sources as possible.  He enjoys the tactical aspects of the shooting arts, and is a strong proponent that mindset, tactics, skill, and equipment (in that order) are the fundamentals for defensive shooting.  Pete’s philosophy is that an open mind is required for learning, even if you think you ‘know it all’, you may learn something.  If a tactic or technique doesn’t work for you, discuss it with your instructor.  During a crisis, people won’t rise to the occasion, they will default to their level of training, so please practice what you learn.

Bernie Corbin

Instructor

Bernie Corbin brings us a wealth of handgun experience.  Originally from Alexandria, VA.  Bernie has been around guns most of his life.  His father owned many pistols and trained Bernie as a child not to touch them.  Bernie shot his first firearm when he was 14.  He is an U.S. Air Force veteran who joined the service in 1959 and was trained with a 30 cal. Carbine. During his four years in the military he spent a lot of time with the Army. He learned to shoot many different small arms as a sport. Bernie worked for D.C. Transit in Washington, D.C. and served as a supervisor of their armored car. He also worked in law enforcement with the Department of Defense. Bernie studied criminal and contract law at Univ. of Maryland. He became a computer programmer entering that field by ADP Security officer. He is now retired and enjoying shooting small arms. Bernie is a member of The New Carlisle Sportsman Club and the NRA. He enjoys people and passing his firearm knowledge on to others. He is an NRA certified instructor in the following disciplines: Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection In The Home.

Ashley Howell

Instructor

Ashley Howell is currently working as a security specialist. He is a life member of the NRA and a member of the Peoples Rights Organization. Ashley is a breath of fresh air to our group. He enjoys reloading his own ammunition and is currently studying to become an NRA certified reloading instructor. Ashley is NRA certified to teach Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, and Personal Protection In the Home. Ashley is an EMT-Basic and a volunteer firefighter. He is certified with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians..

Ken McCabe

Instructor

Ken McCabe is a shooter and firearms enthusiast who works with various youth programs including 4-H. Ken currently teaches 4-H Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloading, Advanced Rifle, and Advanced Archery and is a NAA Archery Level 2 instructor. He is certified by the NRA as a Training Counselor and teaches basic and instructor classes in the Pistol disciplines as well as Rifle, Shotgun, and Muzzleloading. He is also a NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer. Ken is a USA Shooting Level 3 Rifle and Pistol coach and is the shooting coach for the Urbana University Shooting Sports club. He brings a fresh look at what we can do for youth.

Merle Cox

Instructor

Merle Cox is another one of the newest instructors.  He is currently an Air Force civilian and a former member of the U.S. Army.  In his professional career Merle is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and a GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner (GCFE).  Merle recently obtained his credentials as an ALICE instructor. He has been an NRA certified instructor since 2005.  He is certified to teach the NRA Home firearms Safety class, the NRA Certified Pistol class, and the Certified Refuse To Be A Victim class.  He is also an NRA Range Safety Officer.  Merle’s philosophy is, “The only gun fight you ever truly win, is the one you’re not in”.