Ed is an NRA certified Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer. He is a strong proponent of our right to self protection, and is a constant student of multiple weapons platforms, disciplines and ideologies. Ed is a Glock Armorer and has had the privilege of training with subject matter experts including Special Operations Forces, Law Enforcement and Civilian. He enjoys bringing the skills and fighting mindset to shooters of all abilities. "You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to the level of your training." Barrett Tillman
Tom served with the Rutgers University Police Department in New Brunswick, NJ for 25 years, retiring in 2003. During his police career Tom served as a patrol officer, squad supervisor, firearms instructor, training officer, police academy instructor, division commander, and deputy chief of police. His police service also included 18 years as a member of the Middlesex County Special Operations and Response Team as a police marksman, firearms instructor, squad leader (snipers), and deputy team commander. Since retiring from law enforcement Tom has served as an emergency management official for the NJ Office of Emergency Management (2004-2008) and Seton Hall University (2008-2016). Tom received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University (1976) and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (1994). Tom has been a firearms instructor since 1983, providing firearms training to police, Boy Scouts, and private persons. Firearms related training courses he has attended include: • Firearms Instructor Course, Federal Bureau of Investigation 1983 • Methods of Instruction Course, Middlesex County Police Academy 1983 • Pistol Armorer School, Smith & Wesson Academy 1988 • Tactical Handgun Course, Smith & Wesson Academy 1988 • Advanced Rifle Marksmanship Course, New Jersey National Guard 1989 • Scope-Sighted Rifle Course, Smith & Wesson Academy 1990 • Police Service Rifle Instructor Course, NJ Division of Criminal Justice 1991 • Shotgun Instructor Course, Smith &Wesson Academy 1991 • Police Long Rifle Certification Course, International Association of Chiefs of Police 1991 • Reduced Light Level Firearms Training Course, Smith &Wesson Academy 1993 • Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor Development School, National Rifle Association 1993 • Firearms Course, FBI National Academy 1994 • Sniper Basic Course, Federal Bureau of Investigation 1995 • Firearms Instructor Recertification, Federal Bureau of Investigation [...]
Leo Manalo holds the rank of Guro and is the highest Full Instructor in Atienza Kali. As the highest ranking instructor, Guro Leo travels throughout the US & internationally to teach and promote the numerous Atienza Training groups. Guro Leo has been involved in martial arts for over three decades – from Tae Kwon Do, Tai-chi, kickboxing, & FMA. However, his true passion lies with Atienza Kali where he has been training with the Tuhons (Chief Instructors) of the system for over 20 years. He has competed at several Sayoc Sama Sama Head Hunter competitions & is the winner of the Cold Steel Sword Competition 2005. Atienza Kali practitioners are a varied group – parents, business owners, Law-Enforcement, military, lawyers, and so on. Guro Leo is proud to teach Atienza Kali's brand of weapon-oriented martial arts to the Gun-For-Hire community.
Mike is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 14 years experience. Mike currently serves as a patrol sergeant with the Woodland Park Police Department. Mike is a P.T.C. certified firearms Instructor. As one of his department's firearms instructors, Mike is responsible for training as well as semi annual firearms qualifications for the members of his department. Mike is also certified as a less than lethal instructor. Mike served as a member of his department's E.R.T. (S.W.A.T.) Team and is currently a member of the Passaic County R.D.T. Team. Mike proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Mike has been with Gun For Hire since the doors to the Woodland Park Range opened. Amateurs train until they get it right, professionals train until they can't get it wrong.-Unknown
John Gurriell is a New Jersey certified Paramedic. He has been working as a medic since 2002, mostly in an urban setting. John is also a tactical medic who has been involved with the Passaic County S.W.A.T. team since 2010. Along with his medical experience, John has volunteered for his local fire department for over 15 years, serving in multiple positions which included Assistant Chief. He served on the New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue team as a Rescue Specialist and deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Prior to becoming a medic, John spent time volunteering as an EMT with his local emergency medical services squad. John worked in aquatics for 17 years before becoming a Paramedic. He has been conducting American Heart Association and American Red Cross courses for the past 25 years to include Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding. John earned his Paramedic Certificate from Rockland Community College in 2002. He is in the process of pursuing his bachelor’s degree. John Gurriell lives in norther New Jersey.