Our training facility is located on 40 acres just outside of Goldendale Washington, which lies about 14 miles North of the scenic Columbia River Gorge, along highway 97.

We are a well-rounded group of instructors with extensive Law Enforcement, Military, and Medical backgrounds, that offer a commitment to the student and their training needs.

Our experience driven curriculum provides unique skill sets that are useful well past the range, nothing watered down.  With a student to instructor ratio of 5/1, instructors are consistently engaged with the students throughout the training experience to build for future success.

We don’t have any fancy names for what we do here. We instruct with urgency and conviction based on our actual experience. We have learned what works and in some unfortunate cases what has failed from the knowledge gained in actual street, rural and military confrontations.

We not only offer date selected classes, but if you have a group that likes to train together we will tailor make a class that fits your groups needs at no extra charge…we are student driven.


Steve Shields – Owner/Operator

27 years of Law Enforcement, 25 years of LE Firearms Instruction for various agencies. Taught firearms at the Washington State LE Academy, instructing and certifying LE and civilian instructors. Helped rewrite the academy and post academy training curriculum.

Memeber of the WSLEFIA (Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Assoc.) group since 1993. WSLEFIA has hosted instruction from Clint Smith, Chuck Taylor, John Farnam, Todd Jarrett, Ray Chapman, Louis Awerbuck, Dennis Tueller, Kyle Lamb, Brian Hoffner, Massad Ayoob, even Col Jeff Cooper, along with ballistic expert Dr. Gary Roberts  and many more, also Safariland, S&W and Sigarms Academy Shooting Schools along with LMS Defense, Redback One and Magpul training groups.
Steve has been the dept. armorer certified with many manufacturers; S&W, Glock, Remington, Sig, Colt, Springfield, and H&K.

Steve has been trained in 1911 work by Richard Neimer. Richard was with Detonics back in the 80's and 90's, developed the Janus Scoremater and was the Chief pistolsmith with Olympic Arms / Safari Arms before his untimely passing a few years ago.

Steve has been blessed to have been trained by some of the best in the industry...even some of the patriarchs.


Troy Rockelman – Firearms and Team/Group Instructor

Specializing in instruction for Advanced Firearms, CQB Tactics, and Team Combat Tactics. His background spanning over 20 years stems from Military, Law Enforcement, Fugitive Recovery and Executive Protection fields. Troy shares his knowledge and experience in a positive learning environment, that you’ll find easily retained and relevant to your training regimen.

Mark Bryan – Medical Instructor

With over 40 years of Paramedical experience, instructing, and administering emergency services. along with 14 years experience as a TEMS (Tactical Emergency Medical Support, in laymen's terms, SWAT Medic , Mark has the knowledge to train you in the areas of not only combat triage, but basic and advanced first-aid, first responder and EMT courses as well. He has a 21 year background as being a Reserve Deputy with the local Sheriff’s Office, 12 years of that on the SERT (Special Emergency Response Team) unit.