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Jody Picou |  Lead Trainer

Jody Picou holds multiple training certifications. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Jody has over 20 years experience with firearm safety. As a father of 5 Jody takes Child Access Prevention very seriously. Jody is an author and editor of numerous online firearm publications. He is the primary trainer at the Concealed Coalition Bass Pro Shops Training Experiences.

"If you're gonna do something, do something you will never forget!"

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Melicio Pino |
Regional Trainer

In 1982, Melicio started his basic and advanced tactical and firearms training while assigned to the U.S. army light infantry unit. He later joined the Illinois state police which is where he was given the opportunity to be assigned to patrol, SWAT, executive protection and investigation. Melicio was then promoted to Master Sergeant, in which he had the responsibility of supervising a large squad of special agents.

“I retired in July 2015 and thoroughly enjoy teaching my passion of firearms.”

  • Firearm
    Safety
  • Basic Rifle and Pistol
    Handling
  • Situational
    Awareness

Carlos Bultron |
Regional Trainer

Carlos is well trained in a variety of safety, defensive and shooting tactics. Coming all the way from Puerto Rico, Carlos has been around the shooting industry for many years. In 2015, Carlos was a member of the Puerto Rico Police Shooting Team.He has a well rounded knowledge of everything from Baton and Pepper spray training for self defense, Women on Target Shooting, And pistol defense. Not only does he have all this training under his belt, but he is also a proud Basic Rifle Shooter.

“Having a variety of knowledge in firearms is extremely beneficial to anyone who plans on handling a firearm.”

  • Women on Target
    Training
  • Active Shooter
    Training
  • Self Defense
    Tactics
  • Basic Rifle
    Shooting

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Tim Zimmerman |
Regional Trainer

As an instructor for Blackwater/Xe/U.S. Training Center, Inc. Tim is a highly educated instructor and has worked for the Afghanistan Border Police program. He has instructed over 2000 students in a classroom as well as in practical applications. Tim has also trained ABP Officers in Firearm operations, Small Unit Tactics, Tactical Vehicle and Law Enforcement Operations. Tim has instructed how to conduct Private Security details for U.S. Government Agencies (D.E.A.).

“Your past is what makes you who you are today and I am proud of mine.”

  • Home
    Defense
  • Tactical Vehicle
    Dynamics
  • ​Basic Pistol
    Safety

Bert Sloan |
Regional Trainer

Bert’s interest in firearms and shooting began about 25 years ago when a work friend took him to the range for the first time, Bert was instantly hooked! Not too long after, Bert realized it was time to take his passion to the next level. With 20 years of adult training and experience under his belt, it was time to become a Certified Firearm Instructor.

“Nothing is more rewarding for me than the look of accomplishment on a students face when they learn how to safely and successful shoot a firearm.”

  • Basic Pistol
    Safety
  • Firearm
    Handling
  • ​Home
    Safety

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