Brian Hill is the founder and head Coach of The Complete Combatant and Fusion Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts in Marietta, GA. Brian has over 30 years experience in training and instructional combative firearm techniques and Martial Arts.
Co-instructor of Center Mass Tactical Training
Competes in IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches
He holds a 4th in Jiu Jitsu , a 3rd in Tae Kwon Do and a 4th in Karate
Honors graduate of Andrew Branca’s Law of self Defense Instructors Program.
Qualified instructor and member of Active Self Protection (ASP) Instructor Development Portal
Certified MMA Conditioning Coach with National Exercise & Sport Trainers Association (NESTA)
Former deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department Reserve
Continuing education all over the country since 1981
Public Speaker and Expert Witness
Brian is also a Board Member at Racheal’s Rest. A nonprofit organization helping women and children survivors of abuse and violence.
Brian has always seen a need for the varied disciplines of self protection to be combined. From the first sign of danger, to dealing with the legal system in the aftermath, you need to learn all aspects of personal protection. Proper strategy, escalation of force and employment of tools…is one complete subject. No matter what your experience levels are, using position, terrain, and what is available to you, will allow you to fight back effectively. That little “nugget” that you take home on being creative and adapting, could save you or a loved one.
Remember the overused, yet perfect cliché is real….”YOU ARE THE WEAPON AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST A TOOL”.
Brian helped author a Blog article on the subject of Fitness & Firearms for the Women’s Outdoor News. Read the entire article here.
Scott Lavin – Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief, AZ Game and Fish Department
As Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief at the AZGFD Scott develops outdoor recruitment and retention activities in Arizona that support but are not limited to hunting, fishing, shooting sports, archery and wildlife viewing.
He Chairs the Steering Committee for the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup. On the national level, he serves on the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies committee for Hunter, Angler, Shooting Sports and Wildlife Participation. He also applies his 25 years of leadership to support the Outdoor Industry Business Summit on both state and national levels.
Before joining the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Scott was an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army National Guard in addition to leading award-winning regional teams for The Home Depot and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Scott also has become part of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day! Shot Heard Round the World Day is a light-hearted annual event held at participating ranges that provides recreational shooters a safe opportunity to celebrate the birth of a nation. At 7:30 am on April 19th, 1775, the first shot of the American Revolution was fired at Lexington Massachusetts. This annual event provides enthusiasts and patriots a safe and structured opportunity to gather socially and commemorate the first shot fired of the American Revolution.
**On the 1.14.17 show, Scott talked to us about the topic of the BLM Releasing Draft Target Shooting Plan for Sonoran Desert National Monument: The plan with its five alternatives can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1ZPyFSA. The public has until March 15th to submit comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 623-580-5580.**
Adam Ratigan of MantisX Training System
Adam Ratigan is the firearms instructor with MantisX, an avid outdoorsman, and an engineer. He has received many awards and certifications in both combat pistol and rifle. He continually seeks opportunities to teach and train.
As an engineer and a firearms instructor Adam found the MantisX to be the perfect combination of his two worlds. He has worked with the company since they first launched their firearms training system in 2016.
Adam loves being outside and has an irrational fear of elevators.
Adam is regularly Featured at these National Shows:
SHOT Show (Las Vegas)
USCCA (St. Louis)
PSE (Atlantic City)
The Mantis X System in three easy steps:
#1) Connect MantisX to the accessory rail of any firearm, just like you would any other firearm attachment. Works with live fire, dry fire, airsoft, and CO2.
#2) Install the smartphone application, turn on MantisX, and pair the device with a phone via Bluetooth.
#3) Evaluate shooting performance, identify areas of improvement, and track progress over time.
Chris Wagoner is a U.S. Army Veteran and 35+ year veteran Law Enforcement officer who is in charge of training at a large police academy in North Florida. He writes on subjects including Firearms Rights, Constitutional issues and law enforcement topics which have been published by Fox News, OpsLens.com, Lifezette.com and many more.
Chris also publishes his articles at his own website “Down Range with Chris Wagoner” at chriswagoner.com. He is an ardent supporter of Citizens rights to self-defense and firearms ownership and carry.
You can follow Chris on Twitter @downrangewithcw, Instagram at “chriswagonerleo”, and on Facebook at “facebook.com/Chriswagonerfirearmsinstructor”.
Gun Freedom Radio EP72 Theme: Fitness & Firearms
Hour #1 Guests:
– Scott Lavin – Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief, AZ Game and Fish Department talking about BLM seeking public input on target shooting management alternatives for the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
– Brian Hill – Brian Hill is the founder and head Coach of The Complete Combatant and Fusion Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts in Marietta, GA. Brian has over 30 years experience in training and instructional combative firearm techniques and Martial Arts, and recently helped us to write a blog article on fitness advantages to firearms training. Brian helped author a Blog article on the subject of Fitness & Firearms for the Women’s Outdoor News. Read the entire article here.
Hour #2 Guests:
– Chris Wagoner – Chris Wagoner who is an OpsLens Contributor, a U.S. Army Veteran, and has been in law enforcement for the last 35+ years. We are going to ask Chris what to do when we interact with police?
– Adam Ratigan of MantisX Training System that gives you Instant feedback on your target practice! This training system diagnoses and coaches you on areas where you need improvement!
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