Connecticut
Firearms Training Academy
LLC
"From Basic to Advanced, Firearms Training at it's Best!"

 

 
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Connecticut Firearms Training Academy was founded in 2017 by Owner and Lead Instructor Brian Kowalczyk. After spending 20 years as a National Rifle Association Instructor and teaching hundreds of classes he decided to partner with a few other instructors and expand his class offerings thus Connecticut Firearms Training Academy LLC was born.

Owner and Lead Instructor Brian Kowalczyk has been an avid recreational and former competitive shooter for over 30 years. Brian has been an active instructor here in CT since 1996 and has taught hundreds of classes over the years. He has a background in Public Safety and Security and served as President, Vice President and Secretary of a local gun club for many years. He is a Patriot Benefactor Life Member of the NRA and also a member of the NSSF and CCDL.

Brian is a National Rifle Association Certified Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer, he is certified by the NRA to instruct numerous classes and disciplines including Basic Pistol, Defensive Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Metallic Cartridge Reloading, Shotgun Shell Reloading and Range Safety Officer.

Brian is also a United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Instructor and Training Counselor, he is certified by the USCCA to instruct Basic Handgun, Concealed Carry, Home Defense and Instructor Workshops.

Instructor John Moody joins us every month to instruct a Basic Handgun Class and assists us doing the USCCA Instructor Workshops. He is an avid firearm enthusiast and civilian firearm trainer. Through the years John has acquired the skills needed to properly train you in the defensive use of firearms.

John is a National Rifle Association Certified Instructor and Training Counselor. He is also a United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Instructor and Training Counselor. He is certified by the state of Utah BCI to teach the Utah Permit class.

Instructor Gary Belanger brings his skill set to certify former Law Enforcement Officers under LEOSA (HR218). Gary has decades of experience training civilian and law enforcement personnel. He is CT Post Certified and runs Performance Tactical and Sabre Tactical training programs.

Instructor Richard "Doc" Livingston joins us to offer the NRA Basic Pistol Class once a month. A Certified NRA instructor Doc has decades of firearm training experience.