Ken Hackathorn has served as a US Army Special Forces Small Arms Instructor. Gunsite Instructor. and NRA Police Firearms Instructor. He is currently an FBI Certified Firearms Instructor. Certified Deputy Sheriff with Washington County SO. Ohio. and a SRT member and Special Response Team trainer. Ken has trained US Military Special Operations forces. Marine FAST and SOTG units and is a contract small arms trainer to FBI SWAT and HRT.
Ken has provided training to Federal. State. and local law enforcement agencies and been active in small arms training for the past 25 years. He has written firearms related material for Guns & Ammo. Combat Handguns. Soldier Of Fortune. and currently American Handgunner and contributed to at least six other gun/shooting journals. Ken was also a founding member of IPSC and IDPA.
Daryl Holland is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major with over 20 years of active duty experience, 17 of those years with Special Operations. Five years with the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) and 12 years in the 1st SFOD-Delta serving as an Assaulter, Sniper, Team Leader and OTC Instructor.
He has conducted several hundred combat missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Philippines, and the Mexican Border. He has conduced combat missions in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains as a Sniper and Experienced Mountaineer to the streets of Baghdad as an Assault Team Leader.
He has a strong instructor background started as an OTC instructor, and since retiring, training law abiding civilians, Law Enforcement, U.S. Military, and foreign U.S. allied Special Operations personnel from around the world.