Meet Our Instructors

BillWilliam (Bill) Martin
SAFTD National Master Instructor ~ NRA Training Counselor 

Bill is a father of three, a grandfather, and an adamant firearms trainer. He has spent countless hours as a student and an instructor of firearms safety and defensive skills. He enjoys teaching students and instructors of all ages to use firearms safely and effectively. 

"I believe people should learn how to effectively defend themselves whether they are armed with a tool or not. Training your mind is equally as important as training your body."

He has been finish millwork carpenter for 20+ years. He owned and operated his own carpentry business, Quality Custom Carpentry and MFG Corp, for 15 years, and has been a partner owner of 2nd Amendment Holsters and Gun Leathers since 2011. 

SAF Training Division National Master Instructor

  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction (MOI) (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD Defensive Carbine Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD Defensive Shotgun Master Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD Range Master Development Course (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD Range Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD S.A.F.E. Situational Alertness for Everyone (Student and Instructor Levels)

NRA Certified Training Counselor:

  • NRA Basic Pistol (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Basic Rifle (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Basic Shotgun (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • NRA Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)

Other Credentials & Accomplishments

  • Chief Instructor at Defensive Training Solutions
  • Hojutsu Black Belt
  • School Attacker Response Course (S.A.R.C.) Instructor
  • Rangemaster Certified Pistol Instructor
  • Sabre CSAP Instructor
  • Green Belt Tae Ryu Do
  • NRA Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Pistol
  • NRA Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Defensive Pistol 1
  • NRA Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Defensive Pistol 2
  • Completed NRA Defensive Pistol Course
  • Completed  Mad Duck  Defensive Pistol Course
  • Completed  Mad Duck  Dynamic Trauma course
  • Tactical Carbine 1 Mad Duck
  • Tactical Carbine 2 Mad Duck
  • Rangemaster Dynamic Handgun
  • Rangemaster Defensive Shotgun
  • John Farnam Defensive Handgun Course
  • Completed S.A.R.C. Course (School Attacker Response Course)
  • Force-on-Force Simunition Training, Tier 2 Training
  • The Bulletproof Mind Seminar (Dave Grossman)
  • Ohio License to Carry a Concealed Handgun
  • Defensive Solutions LLC Urban Rifle
  • Defensive solutions LLC Urban Shotgun
  • The Armed Parent/Guardian Course 
  • Earned the DTI Red Pin
  • American Red Cross, First Aid/CPR/AED  certified for adult, child & infant
  • NRA  Member
  • Second Amendment Foundation Member
  • Second Amendment Foundation Training Division Member
  • Member, Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
  • Member USPSA
  • NRA Recruiter
  • Second Call Defense Recruiter
  • Owner 2nd Amendment Stuff LLC. Holsters and Firearms accessories
  • John 3:6-7
  • Joshua 24:15

Caryl Martin

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Office Manager and Staff Instructor

Caryl is a wife and mother who has happily spent 18 years as a stay at home mom and in-home office manager for Quality Custom Carpentry & MFG. She attended her first Concealed Carry Course and soon after began adding instructor courses to her training. As partner owner of 2nd Amendment Stuff LLC, she enjoys connecting with students and assisting instructors in the classroom and on the range. Caryl stays active in the community by volunteering with a local after-school program called Clubhouse and as a Member of Soroptimist International of Tipp City/Upper Miami Valley. 

"I enjoy assisting women shooters, from beginners to competitors, on the range in classes and in private lessons."

NRA Certified Instructor:

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Range Safety Officer

SAFTD Certified Instructor:

  • SAFTD  Defensive Handgun 1
  • Saftd Pepper Spray

Other Credentials and accomplishments:

  • Sabre CSAP Instructor
  • Owner Defensive Training Solutions
  • Owner 2nd Amendment Stuff LLC
  • NRA Member
  • The Bulletproof Mind Seminar (Dave Grossman)
  • Hojutsu Brown Belt
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Completed 3G Tactical Defensive Shotgun
  • Completed 3G Tactical Defensive Pistol
  • Force-on-Force Simunition Training, Tier 2 Training
  • American Red Cross, First Aid/CPR/AED  certified for adult, child & infant

 


Lisa Murphy 

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 SAFTD's National Director of Women's Programs 
NRA Training Counselor

Lisa is a mother and full-time elementary school teacher. This has given her better insight to the female role of family dynamics, intricate operation of the school facility, the need for security, and the deep dedication to her educational profession and journey to empower herself and others in defensive firearms handling.

" I am honored to be the Director of the SAFTD Women’s Division, as well as to have extensive firearms training with some of the most respected professionals in the industry. "

  • SAFTD Defensive Pistol Instructor
  • SAFTD Defensive Carbine Instructor
  • Ohio’s SAFTD Asst. State Master Instructor
  • NRA Training Counselor
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Defensive Pistol
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Muzzleloading Instructor
  • NRA Reloading Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer Instructor
  • NRA Chief RSO Instructor
  • NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor and Regional Counselor
  • FASTER Certified (Ohio’s Armed Teacher Program) at TDI
  • LOSD program
  • Lt. Dave Grossman’s Bullet Proofing Your Mind
  • Massad Ayoob's Mag-20
  • Massad Ayoob's Rules of Engagement Seminar
  • Polite Society Tactical Conference
  • Rangemaster IDW
  • Jeff Hall/Dave Grossman's Hojutsu multiple years

Lisa has also trained with Gabby Franco (Former Olympian), Lt. Col. Grossman, and with Chris Cerino (Top Shot, and OPOTA trainer). She has qualified as an NRA Distinguished Expert rating in handgun and had the privilege to assist as an instructor for the FASTER program since being certified in 2013.  

"I don’t tell you these things to brag on myself," Lisa said, "but rather to emphasize that I take my training very seriously and believe it is vital to continue training. After all, it could be my life, or the life of a loved one, that might be at stake!"


Charlie Bingamon
Charlie
Staff Instructor

Charlie is retired and having fun shooting firearms and helping others learn to enjoy the sport. Learning to protect yourself has become a must in today’s world. Therefore, I feel instructing personal safety classes and awareness programs, as well as pepper spray classes are important to everyone. Competent firearm training for everyone from young or inexperienced people to those of “seasoned” ages, and everyone in between is my goal. Safe and responsible gun handling is stressed.  Hope to see you soon.

SAF Training  Instructor

  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2
  • SAFTD Range Officer

NRA Certified Instructor:

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Range Safety Officer

Other Credentials and accomplishments:

  • The Bulletproof Mind Seminar (Dave Grossman)
  • Sabre CSAP Instructor
  • Personal protection Outside the home
  • Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Completed 3G Tactical Defensive shotgun
  • Completed 3G Tactical Defensive Pistol
  • Force-on-Force Simunition Training, Tier 2 Training
  • John Farnam Defensive Handgun Course
  • The Armed Parent/Guardian Course 
  • NRA Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Pistol
  • Tactical Carbine 1 Mad Duck
  • American Red Cross, First Aid/CPR/AED  certified for adult, child & infant
  • Hojutsu Orange Belt

Joseph (Joe) Ivancic
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Staff Instructor

Joe was first introduced to the shooting sports at the age of 13 during a Boy Scout campout. He seemed to have a God-given talent for it and he got hooked. At age 20, Joe started shooting handguns. The staff of Cedarville University’s marksmanship club noticed him his Junior year. He was then asked to join the newly formed bullseye pistol team. His Senior year he was named their first team captain. He continued to go on to compete in the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Fort Benning, GA. After graduation in 2014, Joe was asked to come and volunteer as the assistant coach of the Cedarville University Pistol Club Team. He works fulltime as an analyst. He has since become a very active member of Hojutsu-Ryu and a SAFTD Instructor.

Joe has a love and passion for the skill of marksmanship and the mindset of always being prepared. He wishes to encourage this passion in others and to help others grow in their skill.

"Your tools are important," he says, "but your mindset is the most important." 

SAFTD Instructor:

  • SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2
  • SAFTD Range Officer

NRA Certifications:

  • NRA Range Safety Officer

Other Certifications and Accomplishments:

  • Assistance Coach of Cedarville University Pistol Club Team
  • Hojutsu Black Belt
  • Eagle Scout
  • NRA Life Member
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim
  • Gryphon Defense Concepts: Advance Handgun Tactics
  • Mad Duck Training: Dynamic Trauma Care
  • Defensive Solutions, LLC: Urban Rifle Course
  • RK Tactical Firearms Training School: Tactical Intervention/Active Shooter
  • James 1:2-8
  • Philippians 4:4-7


Billy Martin
Staff Instructor
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SAFTD Instructor:
  • DH1
  • DH2
  • DC1
  • DS1
  • Pepper Spray
  • SAFE
NRA Assistant Instructor:
  • NRA Basic Pistol
Other Credentials and Accomplishments:
  • Hojutsu Black Belt
  • The Bulletproof Mind Seminar (Dave Grossman)
  • SABRE CSAP Instructror
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Completed 3G Tactical Defensive Shotgun
  • Completed 3G Tactical Defensive Pistol
  • Force-on-Force Simunition Training, Tier 2 Training
  • Defensive Solutions LLC Urban Rifle
  • Defensive Solutions LLC Urban Shotgun
  • The Armed Parent/Guardian Course 
  • NRA Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Pistol
  • Tactical Carbine 1 Mad Duck
  • Tactical Carbine 2 Mad Duck
  • Completed NRA Defensive Pistol Course
  • Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Defensive Pistol 1
  • NRA Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert Defensive Pistol 2
  • American Red Cross, First Aid/CPR/AED  certified for adult, child & infant
  • NRA Member

Gary EvensGary Bio Pic Cropped
Assiosiate Instructor  

Gary is a firearms instructor in multiple disciplines—rifle, pistol, shotgun, home firearms safety, advance handgun, and other self-defense techniques. He has trained with several nationally-known firearms and self-defense experts like Tom Givens, Dave Grossman, Rob Pincus, Dave Spaulding, Massad Ayoob, Jeff Hall, and John and Vicki Farnam. He holds firearms instructor certifications from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and from Rangemaster Training Services.

He is also an NRA-certified range safety officer and a certified School Attacker Response Course (SARC) instructor. A retired military officer, he spent over 20 years on active duty with the United States Air Force in locations around the world. Following his retirement from the Air Force he worked as a management consultant/project manager for another 20 years. He has been certified and has taught classes for several years at the community college level in both California and Ohio.

A life-long shooting enthusiast, he has been involved in competitive small-bore bullseye pistol shooting, cowboy action shooting, and metallic cartridge reloading. He holds a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History and a master’s degree in Political Science/International Relations. A Patron-Life member of the NRA and a life member of the Ohio Gun Collector’s Association, he is also a member of the Buckeye Firearms Association, and the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors.

He currently holds a Brown Belt (3rd Degree) in Hojutsu-Ryu, an integrated martial art that includes the use of firearms along with other weapons and traditional hand-to-hand techniques.                                                                                                                                  

NRA Credentials:                                                                                                              

 
Kyle Yount
Kyle Yount
Adjunct Instructor
Owner and Training Director at Surprise Break Firearms Trainig

He has shot firearms regularly since he was 12 years old. It wasn't unil he turned 21 and went through the police academy that he actually received legitimate training on how to shoot a gun. Ever since then he has been addicted to not only improving himself, but to improve law abiding citizens, police officers, and even military personnel and veterans on their firearms handling and tactics.

In 2009, he founded Kyle's Concealed Carry, which was only a one man operation. He trained Ohio residents the state requred training course in order to get their Concealed Handgun License. In 2014 after getting additional training contracts, The business grew and became Surprise Break Firearms Training.  He enjoys teaching students from all backgrounds and experience levels from CCW Training to Advanced Handgun, Shotgun, Rifle, and Low Light Courses.

Currently, he is a Police Officer in Ohio assigned to patrol and firearms instruction. Being in the business since 2009, he continually sought further training, at instructor level and student level courses. He currently is certified by or involved in the following organizations:

SAF Training Division Instructor
  • SAFTD Range Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
  • SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 1
  • SAFTD Defensive Carbine 1
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1
  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Certified NRA Personal Protection Instructor
  • Certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Life Member
  • Ohio Concealed Handgun License Holder
  • OPOTA Certified FIrearms Instructor -- Semi Auto, Revolver, Shotgun, & Rifle
  • Member of International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

He has also attened the following training:

  • Sinclair Community College - Dayton, Ohio
  • Basic Police Academy (BAS# 09-016)
  • 80 Hours Police Officer Firearms Training -- Handgun, & Shotgun
  • Vandalia Range & Armory - Vandalia, Ohio
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Training
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Training
  • NRA Training Department, Home Study Program
  • NRA Range Safety Officer Training
  • Tactical Solutions Group - Brookville, Ohio
  • Police Firearms Instructor Training Course
  • Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission Requalification Instructor in Revolver, Semi-Auto Pistol, & Shotgun
  • AR-15/M-16/M-4 Armorers Training
  • Mad Duck Training - West Elkton, Ohio
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Training
  • Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Training Center - Dayton, Ohio
  • Police Patrol Rifle Operator Course
  • Butler Tech Public Safty Education Center - Hamilton, Ohio
  • Police Patrol Rifle Instructor Course
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Patrol Rifle Requalification Instructor
  • Defensive Training International - Troy, Ohio
  • Defensive Handgun with John and Vicky Farnam
  • Mad Duck Training - West Elkton, Ohio
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Instructor Course

Harry Poling (Adjunct Instructor)Harry BIO PIC
HARRY IS AVAILABLE MOST WEEKDAYS TO ASSIST WITH YOUR TRAINING IN MANY AREAS AS INDICATED BELOW. CONTACT DIRECTLY AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VIA FACEBOOK MESSENGER OR THIS WEBSITE. HE WILL GLADLY ASSIST YOU IN FINDING AND ACQUIRING THE BEST FIREARM FOR YOU.
Harry is a Widower (married 57 years), Father of 4, Grandfather of 13, and Great Grandfather of 12. Harry completed Ohio basic CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) training and soon afterwards began to explore options for becoming certified to share that training with others resulting in an opportunity to certify as a National Rifle Association (NRA) instructor. Some years later, he was introduced to the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division (SAFTD) and it's concept of defensive skills. Harry saw this as an opportunity to reinvigorate his personal skills and student approach. Harry served his country for 33 years (USMC 5, Combat Engineer, USAF 17, Electronics Technician and Education and Training Superintendent, and Federal Civil Service for 11 years managing contact with some 10,000 individual and unit reservists in a multi-state area for the Commander Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) Ohio). Having successfully owned and operated Harry's Home Improvement for more than 20 years, he determined that it was time to share his love of firearms, shooting and teaching with others. He did so by incorporating Impact Home Defense, LLC and opening IHD Gun Shop where he was able to fulfill a life-long dream. Although due to unfortunate circumstances, IHD Gun Shop was closed early in 2018, he continues to pursue and expand his personal skills and those of his students. A partnership with Defensive Training Solutions and it's very capable staff allows him even greater opportunities.Owner and Senior instructor at Impact Home Defense, LLC.

SAF Training Division Advanced Instructor

Certified National Rifle Association (NRA) Instructor
Certified Second Amendment Foundation Training Division (SAFTD) Advanced Instructor
Certified Gunsmith, Penn Foster Career School                                        
Certified AR Technician Instructor, SAFTD
Certified Law Enforcement AR-15/M-4 Riflesmiith, AGI NRA Range Officer
SAFTD Range Officer        
BA WSU, Business & Industrial Counseling
MA WSU, Interpersonal Counseling
PhD HHCS, Religious Counseling
DrREd HHCS, Religious EducationRetired
USMC/USAF Sr NCO
Retired Federal Civil Service
Ohio Concealed Handgun License Holder
NRA Patriot Life Member Endowed Level
USMC Expert Pistol and Rifle
USAF Expert CarbineUSAF Master Instructor
Amateur Radio Technician. License #KE8EUZ
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Life MemberVFW Memorial Post 6557, Pleasant Hill Ohio, Junior Vice Commander and Adjutant
  • SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1
  • SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2
  • SAFTD Handgun Skill Builder 1 and 2
  • SAFTD HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR, F.A.S.T., 1 and 2
  • SAFTD F.A.S.T. Carbine
  • SAFTD Defensive Carbine 1
  • SAFTD Defensive Carbine 2
  • SAFTD Carbine Skill Builder 1
  • SAFTD CARBINE INSTRUCTOR, F.A.S.T. and 1
  • SAFTD F.A.S.T. Shotgun
  • SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 1
  • SAFTD Shotgun Skill Builder 1
  • SAFTD SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR, F.A.S.T. and 1
  • SAFTD Range Officer
  • SAFTD S.A.F.E. Program Instructor (OC/Pepper Spray, Et Al)
  • SAFTD AR Platform Technician Instructor
NRA Certified Instructor:
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Seminar Instructor/Leader
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading
  • NRA Shot Shell Reloading
Red Cross Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Adult
National Heart Association First Aid
Completed Surprise Break Firearms Low And No Light, Cold Weather Training Course, Kyle Yount, Instructor
Certified to conduct Ohio Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) training
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