Firing Line has an experienced and knowledgeable staff, many of whom are retired or active duty police officers.
Our staff are experts and will thake the the time to educate and train you on whatever product or service you may be interested in.
Smith & Wesson Armorer
First Time Shooters Instructor
CPL Range officer
20+ years Sales and Customer service exp.
15 years Probation officer 19th District Court
20 year Law Enforcement officer
17 year Tactical Team member
14 year sniper operator
5 years sniper coordinator for Law Enforcement Multiple Jurisdictional Sniper Team
Tactical Team commander 3 years
Rifle / Sub Machine gun instructor
NRA certified instructor.
NRA memberGlock Armorer
NRA CPL/CWW Instructor
Instructor at Firing Line for First time Shooters, Fundamentals Firearms class & CPL
NRA CPL/CWW Instructor
Instructor at Firig Line for First time Shooters Fundamentals Firearms class & CPL
Firing Line Instructor For:
Concealed Pistol License
International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
Certified IDPA Range Safety Officer Michigan
IDPA State Match Lades Champion 2006 and running
Michigan IDPA Great Lakes Regional Ladies Champion since 2008 and running
Michigan IDPA National Postal Match Ladies Champion 2010
First Woman in Michigan to attain Master Classification in Stock Service Pistol 2010
Michigan IDPA State Match Champion Custom Defensive Pistol in Expert Classification 2013
Al Vaughan has worked at Firing Line since 2010. Al grew up in a hunting family and at a young age owned a Daisy BB gun along with 22LR, Shotguns and handguns.
Al trained at Firing Line and has a CPL license. He is also trained in drawing and shooting from concealment and Mach 1 class that is hand to hand tactics and focus shooting.
You may also see Al training the First Time Shooters class.
Steve has been teaching CPL classes for more than 12 years - over 6,400 students. He started shooting competitively and hunting when he was in High School.
Patrol/Narcotics K-9 Handler 1999-2009
Senior Firearms Instructor Plymouth TWP. Police
Defensive Tactics Instructor Plymouth TWP. Police
LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR:
Pistol - 1994
Patrol Rifle - 1999
Less Lethal Munitions - 2001
Chemical Munitions - 2001
Simunitons - 2001
Taser X26 & X2 - 2010
NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR: CERTIFIED WEAPONS ARMORER:
In Home Personal Protection Colt
Out of Home Personal Protection Saige Industries
We Are the premier gun range
and gun shop in southeast Michigan
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Larry is a retired law enforcement officer where he was a member of the departmental SWAT Team for 15 years.
He worked in patrol and investigation the remainder of his career.
Larry is a life time member of the NRA
He has trained and taught gun safety for the past 48 years and is a proud member of the Firing Line staff
Matt has been with the Firing Line since 2010. He is a range officer, first time shooter class instructor, a certified Smith & Wesson M&P Armorer and has 3 years of gun sales experience.
Matt does a lot of reading to keep up on all the latest gun related information, as well as new and upcoming products. He also has extensive knowledge about building guns, parts, sights and accessories. Matt is a 14 year CPL holder and has been hunting small game and water fowl for 17 years. He enjoys shooting often at the range with all types of guns in multiple calibers.
Ray is a member of our floor sales staff and comes to us with a long history of sales and customer service experience. He is a retired U.S. Navy Radioman and president of a local gun club. Deeply involved in Cowboy Action Shooting, he is very familiar with the firearms from the 1890’s to 1910 era. Ray is active in various shotgun sports and mentors people in all types of firearm activities.