Nick began his shooting career in Boy Scouts while earning his rifle merit badge prior to earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Recreational trap shooting became his primary firearms focus through high school and college, but he added competitive pistol shortly after college as a member of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).
Nick is a firm believer in muscle memory; competing with similar, if not the same, equipment you carry daily. USPSA’s Production division provides such an opportunity.
Nick is a graduate of Wright State University with a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration. Nick currently works as a manager in the Information Technology field.
Nick has attended multiple different training courses, including those offered by Tactical Defense Institute, Active Response Training, and is a NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.
Nick enjoys shooting, camping, and other outdoor activities with his wife and four children.
Neal DeFluri has been a firearms enthusiast since a young age. His first formal firearms course was a local CCW class, since then his passion for firearms and training has grown exponentially. A TSD alumni since 2017, Neal has been very fortunate to attend several other specialized courses including courses in pistol mounted red-dots, injured shooter, appendix carry, and vehicle CQB. He also competes in USPSA matches when time allows.
Neal currently serves as a full-time firefighter/paramedic for a suburb outside of Dayton. He has obtained several specialized rescue certifications and is also a Stop the Bleed instructor. When not working, you can find Neal on Wright State’s campus as he completes his bachelor’s degree in biology. During his limited free time, he enjoys trail runs, rucking, dry firing, reading and studying. Neal has been an adjunct instructor at TSD since 2018.
A firm believer in the importance of education and training, Alan wants others to develop their shooting and defensive skills for their safety and betterment. His experiences traveling reinforced the importance of preparedness and awareness for daily life.
Alan is an engineer and has taught in various capacities in and out of the classroom. For two years, Alan taught with his wife in rural Kenya, and he is an assistant scuba instructor and divemaster. He has been an adjunct instructor with TSD since 2015.