Defensive Firearms Training

With today's real-world threats becoming more frequent, defending ourselves and our loved ones is a higher priority than ever before.  Effective, responsible defense with firearms requires us to seek out and obtain quality, experienced training.  We start with the Fundamentals to insure a strong base upon which to add more demanding shooting skills.  We use a building block approach which creates a more integrated skill set as we continue to teach increasingly difficult skills.  Firearms skills are perishable and must be continually practiced.  So in addition to our full-day training classes, we offer our Skill Builder series which focuses more time on particular skills.

Lead Instructor / Owner
Harold Lanier

Harold has been acquainted with firearms since age 11 where he grew up hunting on his family’s farm in South Georgia. Over the years, he has steadily explored many disciplines in shooting including pistol, carbine, shotgun, and precision rifle. Harold takes every opportunity to also be the student so he can continue to learn and hone his skills as a marksman. He has won several local pistol competitions and recently a couple of 1,000 yard precision rifle matches. He has achieved Master level shooter in the IDPA classification.
                                                         Pistol Quals
  • Rogers Shooting School - Pistol - Advanced
  • Rogers Shooting School - Urban Carbine - Advanced
  • Georgia POST                   100%
  •  FBI                                      100%
  • Air Marshall                       100%
  • IDPA – Master level Qualifier 

Partial list of training:

  • SWAT - Basic (Barrow County Sheriff’s Office)
  • SWAT - Advanced (Barrow County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Patrol Rifle (Barrow County Sheriff’s Office)    
  • 3 Gun Instructor Course – Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI)
  • Instructor - NRA Pistol
  • Instructor - NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Instructor - NRA Personal Protection in the Home                    
  • Rangemaster Intensive Pistol Skills                   
  • Advanced Handgun - East Alabama Gun Club                                                
  • Tactical Rifle and Pistol I - Coup De Main                                                          
  • Tactical Rifle and Pistol II - Coup De Main
  • Tactical Shotgun - Coup De Main

  • Rogers Shooting School 
    • Intermediate/Advanced Pistol -  Scored Advanced
    • Advanced Urban Carbine - Scored Advanced
  • Tier 1 Tactical Solutions / Creedmoor
    • Handgun/Carbine Operator 2 day

Training contd.

  • Precision Rifle I – Semper Fi Gun Training
  • Precision Rifle II – Semper Fi Gun Training
  • Applied Ballistics Long Range Seminar
  • Suarez Carbine
  • Frank Proctor High Performance Pistol
  • Ken Park Private instruction (IDPA Grand Master)
  • Doug Jones (IDPA Master)
  • Krav Maga (advanced)


  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) – Medical Outfitter Training Consultants
  • Gwinnett County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Gwinnett County CPR

Bill Kincheloe

Bill has been shooting pistols competitively since 1997 and regularly competes in local IDPA and USPA matches. He serves as an SO/RO, occasional Match Director at his club’s IDPA match and competes in 2/3 Gun and long range rifle matches. Bill enjoys seeing students improve and wants to improve his knowledge and pass it along.

Bill is a Mechanical Engineer, Private Pilot, Backpacker and Cyclist.

  • NRA Handgun Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR
  • GA CWP since 1997

Competitive Shooting

  • IDPA - Expert, MD, RO
  • USPSA - B
  • 3 Gun
  • Long Range Rifle/PRS


  • Frank Proctor – Competition Pistol Skills
  • First Person Safety/Lee Weims – Critical Pistol Skills
  • Ken Park - BrassXchange IDPA Clinics (multiple)
  • Doug Jones
    • Handgun 1
    • Georgia Shooter's Pistol Training Series
  • Aesir Training (Student and AI)
    • Handgun 1 and 2
    • Carbine 1 and 2
  • Creedmoor Training Academy (Student and AI)
    • Handgun 1 and 2
    • Carbine 1 and 2
    • Defensive Shotgun
    • Pistol / Carbine Skill Builders
  • Tier 1 Tactical Solutions / Creedmoor
    • Handgun/Carbine Operator 2 day