Anthony may be one of the only people in the country that can run a range / club this well..... SAFETY is paramount - and this group manages it's customers perfectly. Long live the Second Amendment! Stuart Z - 5 Stars
Highly trained and professional Instructors. Very friendly staff. Overall great experience. Can't wait to go back Rob C - 5 Stars
I’m just training to be an instructor! Seriously, though, UP3 was an absolute blast! Tons of fun and a great learning experience. I’ll be picking glass out of my hair for a week, but it was totally worth it. The sims were a wonderful treat, too. Bill, Mike and John were all very helpful and enthusiastic. Really looking forward to doing more of this! - Charlie, GFH Member.
Hi Jimmy I just wanted to take a minute to thank Tom, “Uzzi” (I believe Lt. John) and yourself for a great experience. My wife was expectedly a bit apprehensive about going but she thoroughly enjoyed it and got an incredible amount of information from Tom. With two little kids in the house and a new firearm, Tom made us feel much more comfortable with our decision about gun ownership. He’s a consummate professional and hope he has a good long tenure there with you guys. As for the range session, again, my wife Andrea, whom you instructed, surprised me again. She liked the revolver best. Not the Glock or my Browning. She especially liked the site on the Glock and wanted to know if this was an aftermarket site or if it was stock. She said it had cross hairs of some sort on them. Again, thanks for the great experience and the great work you guys do. -Michael B
I want to thank you for the email! The Basic Pistol 101 class was excellent. Bob was so informative and helpful and I am so glad I signed up for the class. I was somewhat intimidated not knowing anything and I think it is an awesome class for anyone whom may express interest in this field. I look forward to coming soon to target practice and the new construction completed. Thank you again for such a great experience and please keep me on any email distribution lists! Michele R
John has been a Police Officer with the Woodland Park Police Dept. for over 20 years and is currently a Detective Captain. He is a PTC Certified Firearms Instructor and has attended several firearms tactical courses as well as Active Shooter preparation courses. He has been trained as a SWAT operator and holds several armorer certifications. John handles the Advanced Firearms training for his department and is a Gun for Hire Instructor in all of our exclusive courses.
Jimmy started with Gun For Hire in 2008. He has ascended from Instructor to Senior Instructor to Senior Manager/ Director of Training. As Director of Training, he not only designs Gun For Hire Academy's curriculum, but sets the day to day course schedule and teaches as well. His love for shooting has propelled him to learn as much as he can about the subject. Through this journey, Jimmy has earned many certifications in both training and as an armorer. He is an NRA Training Counselor in all disciplines as well as a Chief Range Safety Officer. Jimmy also heads our exclusive Build a beAR™ Course, Since 2010, he has built over 600 Rifles with Students.
Antonio “Tony” Urena Tactical Firearms Instructor Tony is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 20 years experience. He is currently the training officer for his department, and is responsible for their bi-annual qualifications and training for approximately 100 law enforcement officers. Tony is also state certified in all aspects of firearms training which includes handguns, shotguns, sub-guns, semi and automatic rifles, as well as scoped rifles. In addition, Tony is qualified to testify as a firearms expert, as well as in the "Use of Force". Tony is also a high level martial artist, with well over 30 years of training, and is a state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor. Prior assignments for Tony have been as leader of the narcotics squad and as a member of the Passaic County SWAT team. In his 14 plus years as a member of Passaic County SWAT, Tony had the roles of point entry, squad leader, sniper team leader, and assistant team leader. “Combat Mindset is the key in any training!”