Take your training to the next level

Our diverse team of instructors are here to help you grow in your knowledge and application of firearms training! Learn a little about who they are and their experience below!

Ray Ramirez - Lead Instructor

Ray comes with a vast array of skills and experience, having trained firearms and weapons handling for over 5 years. Ray strives for quality and will not settle for less. Ray believes in sharing his knowledge and what he’s learned over the years with as many people as possible in order to make gun ownership safe and responsible for everyone who want to exercise their Seconded Amendment Rights.

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Austin Norcross - Instructor

As a current Non-Commissioned Officer with over 13 years of service in the Colorado Army National Guard, Austin has been assigned to many units. 8 years with the 1/157th Infantry, and most recent years as a Colorado National Guard Marksmanship Instructor. His marksmanship accolades include: Colorado National Guard Marksmanship Team 9 years, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center – All Guard International Combat Team 4 years, Double Distinguished Marksman in both Rifle & Pistol Disciplines, Governors 20 Marksmanship recipient, Chiefs 50 Marksmanship recipient, 2023 Armed Forces Skills at Arms International Champion. Austin enjoys spending time with family and friends. Talk with him if you are interested in shooting for the National Guard or if you just want to hone your skill at any level!

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Jake Watson - Instructor

Jake is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and United States Marine Corps veteran. Jake has been shooting and hunting with his dad since before he was 10 years old. He spent 4 years in the Marines as an aviation ordnance specialist. During his time in the Marine Corps, Jake qualified as a rifle expert every year. Jake is a strong believer in personal freedom but especially your right to resist against unjust force of any kind, and enjoys helping people get equipped and trained to whatever level they desire.  

Nick Marchese - Instructor

After graduating from Columbine high school, Nick realized the importance of being able to not only protect himself but others around him and has spent the past 7 years training to be as proficient as possible in doing so. Being a mostly self taught shooter he started competitive shooting over 3 years ago to help progress his shooting skills. Nick competes in the 2 gun division with Rifles and Pistols and has taken home a few first place finishes in his division. He loves to share his passion and help people become as proficient as possible with firearms so they can be as prepared as possible. Whether you’re starting out just purchasing your first firearm or want to grow to become the best shooter possible, Nick can help every step of the way.