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About Your Instructor

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NRA Training Counselor,  NRA Certified Instructor,

Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) Firearms Instructor,

US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Instructor,  DOJ Certified Instructor


If you want experienced, practical, & relevant CA Guard Card, Exposed Firearm Permit, CCW (Concealed Carry), Beginning-to-Advanced Firearms and Self-Defense Training - look no further.

Empty-Hand Self Defense

Michael is an experienced martial artist and self-defense instructor.  He holds several Martial Arts rankings, and his approach to empty-hand self defense is practical and simple to learn. Michael will teach you how learning a few 'basics' can save your life, or the lives of those you love.

Why Train With Us

The sole mission of Sacramento Firearms Training is to provide the best, real-world training and education available for those who wish to gain their BSIS Guard Card and Exposed Firearm Permit, Concealed Carry Weapon Permit (CCW), or to simply learn to shoot or improve their shooting skills.

Without proper firearms training you might end up reinforcing bad habits and never making any significant improvement.

Our courses of instruction will give you confidence in the use of your firearms and prepare you to make 'real world' choices if you need to defend yourself or your loved ones.

Firearms Training​

Michael is a much sought-after, experienced trainer with a relaxed, practical and engaging teaching style.


He is certified as an NRA Training Counselor ('trainer for instructors') in Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW)Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH), Personal Protection outside the Home (PPOTH), as Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).


He is a certified instructor with the US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) for Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals, and for Countering The Mass Shooter Threat. ​ 


He is a California BSIS (Bureau of Security & Investigative Services) Firearms Instructor (for Guard Card and Exposed Firearm Permit), and a California Department of Justice (DOJ) Certified Instructor.  

What sets Michael apart from so many instructors is his personal commitment to further his own training.  He's an active pistol competitor and he holds current certifications in many advanced pistol, advanced tactical shotgun, and advanced rifle / carbine classes.

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