INDIANA FIREARMS TRAINING Mission

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INDIANA FIREARMS TRAINING is dedicated to the Safe, Correct, and Responsible use of all firearms.  From basic to practical and tactical classes, we convey the attitude, knowledge, and skills needed for the proper handling, use, and storage of firearms, along with the ability to defend your life and the lives of loved ones.  Personal safety is the core of everything we do.

The company was started in 2009 by Bob Aldridge.  Bob developed a community of safety-minded shooters in and near the Fort Wayne area.  Over the next decade, Bob taught firearms safety to thousands of students.  He retired in 2018 and sold the company to his most frequent student, John P. Michaels.

The company now operates out of both Fort Wayne, IN and Huntington, IN.  Classes will take place in both cities at the same time in order to offer more availability to alumni wishing to repeat the courses for FREE as often as they wish.

INDIANA FIREARMS TRAINING StAFF

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John P. Michaels

Lead Instructor

John is now the Owner and Lead Instructor.  He purchased the company in 2018 when the founder retired.  John's goal is to build a community of the safest shooters in the country.

Education:

  • B.S. Corporate Training & Development - Ohio Sate Univ.

Certifications:

  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer

  • NRA Certified Instructor

  • Member of the Indiana SWAT Officers Association (ISOA)

  • Member of the Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA)

  • Member of the Michigan Tactical Officers Association (MTOA)

  • Glock Factory Certified Armorer

SGT. BRad sChultz

Tactical Instructor

Brad is the Tactical Instructor.  His decade of SWAT experience allows him to build courses that are both fun and effective.  His wealth of knowledge is a true asset to Indiana Firearms Training.

Education:

  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Ball State University

Certifications:

  • BS, Criminal Justice, Ball State University

  • 25 Years of Service as Sworn LEO with Fort Wayne Police Dept.

  • 12 Years as Sergeant include:

  • 10 Years FWPD Emergency Services Team (SWAT)​

  • Certified ILEA Instructor (2004-2007)

  • Force Science Cert. (Human performance in high-stress & deadly force encounters)

  • Member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association

  • Member of the National Technical Investigator's Association (NATIA)

  • Member of the Indiana SWAT Officers Association (ISOA)

  • Member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

  • Weapons Systems Training Council Certified Armorer (AR/M-16)

SGT. BRad sChultz

Tactical Instructor

Brad is the Tactical Instructor.  His decade of SWAT experience allows him to build courses that are both fun and effective.  His wealth of knowledge is a true asset to Indiana Firearms Training.

Education:

  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Ball State University

Certifications:

  • BS, Criminal Justice, Ball State University

  • 25 Years of Service as Sworn LEO with Fort Wayne Police Dept.

  • 12 Years as Sergeant include:

  • 10 Years FWPD Emergency Services Team (SWAT)​

  • Certified ILEA Instructor (2004-2007)

  • Force Science Cert. (Human performance in high-stress & deadly force encounters)

  • Member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association

  • Member of the National Technical Investigator's Association (NATIA)

  • Member of the Indiana SWAT Officers Association (ISOA)

  • Member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

  • Weapons Systems Training Council Certified Armorer (AR/M-16)

laura C. Michaels

Pistol Instructor

Our women only classes and practices will be led by Instructor/Director of Women's League Development Laura Michaels

Education:

  • BA, Psychology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

  • MS, School Psychology, University of Saint Francis

Certifications:

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • Instructor/Director of Women's League Development

Daniel Stewart

Communications Lead

Daniel is our Information Technology specialist. He comes to us with 15 years of development experience in Web design and Application deployment.

Education:

  • BS, Philosophy, Purdue Fort Wayne

Skills:

  • Web Developer

  • App deployment

  • Design

  • Event Planning

  • Communications/Marketing

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8a-10p

Sat-Sun: By Appointment

contact us

3833 Rangeline Road

Huntington, IN 46750

260.438.8704

Owner@IndianaFirearmsTraining.com

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