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John Compton is the owner and lead instructor for Premier Firearms Training Academy.

Firearm and training background:

·      U.S. Army award winning shooter.  Awarded the Army Achievement Medal for his expert shooting skills by the Secretary of the Army.

·      Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Instructor.

·      Maryland State Police approved HQL Instructor and Wear and Carry Instructor.

·      NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer (Range Safety Officer Instructor). 

·      NRA Training Counselor. 

·      Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification Concealed Firearms Certified Instructor.

·      United States Army Military Police small arms instructor. 

·      John has qualified as an expert in pistol, shotgun and rifle.  Expert is the Army’s highest shooting designation for firearms qualifications. 

·       John has had extensive handgun armorer training with training from the American Gunsmith Institute and numerous manufacturers.  John is a Factory Certified Glock Armorer, a Sig Sauer Factory Certified Law Enforcement Armorer, a Tavor Armorer, and a Factory Certified Smith & Wesson M&P Armorer.

















John D. Compton,

Certified Instructor






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