About the Instructor

Rob has been an avid sporting/target shooter for most of his life. As a young child his grandfather, father, and 2 uncles taught him how to shoot on the family farm. In his early 20’s, he became very interested in pistol shooting and started reloading. As time progressed, he became interested in the defensive shooting sports and now participate in IPDA-type shooting leagues.

Rob enjoys learning and helping others achieve their goals. In 2010, a local Pastor encouraged him to blend the disciplines of pistol shooting with teaching others and serving the Lord. Through the influence and encouragement from family members, pastors, friends, mentors, and others; he formed Double Tap Academy to help fellow shooters and extend the shooting sports.

Rob's firearms resume includes many local and national training courses, in addition to lots of self study, including:

  • Florida & UT Concealed carry course - private instructor (2009)
  • Massad Ayoob's MAG 40 course (2010)
  • GSL - Advanced Pistol (2010)
  • Rob Pincus' Combat Focus Shooting and Advanced Handgun course (2011)
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor (2011)
  • Fortress Defense - Tactical Carbine (2012)
  • NRA - Range Safety Officer (2012)
  • Tactical treatment of Gunshot Wounds with Doc Gunn (2012)
  • Tom Givens (Rangemaster) Firearms Instructor Development Course (2012)  
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor (2013)
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor (2013)
  • Massad Ayoob Stressfire Instructor (2013)

He is a member of:

  • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Life Member
  • Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA)
  • Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network (ACLDN)
  • US Concealed Carry Association
  • National Organization of Church Security and Safety Management
  • Glock Shooting Sports Foundation

Rob is blessed to be best friends and married to his wife, Diane, for 30 years.  She has been a pillar of strength and encouragement.

Why I train for Defensive Shooting

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