About

MATT HARDEN, OWNER AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR

I am proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry and to have been fortunate enough to deploy to Iraq, Panama, and Chile. I also had the honor to lead an infantry squad during the Iraq (OIF) invasion. My time in the military prior to 9-11 laid the foundation for the shift to the post-9-11 world and subsequent Iraq war, where we put our skills to the test.

Combat operations and observing/instructing foreign military/police units further developed my skills and training ideology. I later became a Law Enforcement Officer and now serve on an active SWAT team. I have continually grown my skill set by learning from some of the best instructors in the country. I am also a California POST certified firearms and active shooter instructor for my agency, where I take pride in bringing progressive training to my shooters. My experience has shown me two things: nothing replaces quality training, and people do not rise to the occasion, they revert to their training (or lack of). Be a hard target!

CHRIS, INSTRUCTOR and K9 SPECIALIST

I am a 13 year Marine Corps infantry veteran with combat deployments to Somalia and Iraq. I also served two tours in Marine Corps Security Forces including a deployment to GTMO with 1st FLEET ANTI-TERRORISM TEAM COMPANY.

After getting out of the Marine Corps I became a police officer and served as a K9 handler for 7 years. During that time I was assigned as a tactical handler and worked with my department's SWAT Team.

I have also been a California POST certified Firearms Instructor and Less Than Lethal Instructor since 2007. I am currently assigned to patrol as a Field Training Officer.

I enjoy training people of all skill levels as well as learning from others. I believe there is more than one way to do things and I enjoy the challenge of training students with different learning styles and skill levels.

MATT HARDEN, OWNER AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR

I am proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry and to have been fortunate enough to deploy to Iraq, Panama, and Chile. I also had the honor to lead an infantry squad during the Iraq (OIF) invasion. My time in the military prior to 9-11 laid the foundation for the shift to the post-9-11 world and subsequent Iraq war, where we put our skills to the test.

Combat operations and observing/instructing foreign military/police units further developed my skills and training ideology. I later became a Law Enforcement Officer and now serve on an active SWAT team. I have continually grown my skill set by learning from some of the best instructors in the country. I am also a California POST certified firearms and active shooter instructor for my agency, where I take pride in bringing progressive training to my shooters. My experience has shown me two things: nothing replaces quality training, and people do not rise to the occasion, they revert to their training (or lack of). Be a hard target!

CHRIS, INSTRUCTOR and K9 SPECIALIST

I am a 13 year Marine Corps infantry veteran with combat deployments to Somalia and Iraq. I also served two tours in Marine Corps Security Forces including a deployment to GTMO with 1st FLEET ANTI-TERRORISM TEAM COMPANY.

After getting out of the Marine Corps I became a police officer and served as a K9 handler for 7 years. During that time I was assigned as a tactical handler and worked with my department's SWAT Team.

I have also been a California POST certified Firearms Instructor and Less Than Lethal Instructor since 2007. I am currently assigned to patrol as a Field Training Officer.

I enjoy training people of all skill levels as well as learning from others. I believe there is more than one way to do things and I enjoy the challenge of training students with different learning styles and skill levels.