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David Blosser

Experience:

  • Law Enforcement, Fulltime Commissioned, 1994-Present
  • Currently employed with municipal Police Department
  • Police Sergeant, Patrol Division
  • SWAT Team Member, 13 years
  • SWAT Entry Team
  • SWAT Training Coordinator
  • SWAT Team Leader, Sniper Element
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor
  • DOE SPOTC Competitor
  • USPSA Member & Competitor - Grand Master Classified

Certifications & Training:

  • Firearm Instructor, handgun, rifle/carbine, & select fire
  • Advanced Tactical Firearm Instructor, Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission
  • Firearm Armorer, Glock, Colt, Smith & Wesson
  • Range Development Instructor, Action Target
  • WMD Tactical Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Advanced Hostage Rescue, Triple Canopy
  • Basic Police Sniper, Snipercraft 
  • Sniper Supervisor, Snipercraft
  • Practical Sniper, Predator Tactical (Matt Burkett) 
  • Combined Force Instructor, Arrestling International Mixed Martial Arts
  • United States Practical Shooting Association Range Officer
  • Double Impact Pistol Course (Max Michel Jr & Travis Tomasie)
  • Firearm Instructor Development, Predator Tactical (Matt Burkett) 
  • Active Shooter Threat Program, FLETC

Accomplishments:

  • SWAT Officer of the Year
  • DOE SPOTC top 3 finish, individual
  • DOE SPOTC top 3 finish, team
  • USPSA President's Gold Medal - 2 Time Awarded
  • Northwest Challenge, Match Champion
  • USPSA Handgun Nationals, Top three overall Law Enforcement
  • USPSA Area 1 Championship, 1st in classification
  • USPSA Area 1 Law Enforcement Champion (Multi Years)
  • USPSA Area 2 Law Enforcement Champion (Multi Years)
  • Idaho State Championship, Match Champion
  • Columbia Cascade Championship, 1st in classification
  • Eastern Washington Spring Shootout, Match Champion
  • Don Fallow memorial match (Oregon), Match Champion


Mark Bradley

Experience:

  • USPSA Member & Competitor - Grand Master Classified
  • Practical Edge Shooting Junior Team Coach
  • Coached USPSA Junior National Champion winner, 2012
  • Coached USPSA Junior World Team member, 2014
  • Coached USPSA Lady National 5th Place Finish, 2014
  • Coached USPSA Area 1 Lady Champion, 2014
  • Coached USPSA Northwest Lady Champion, 2015
  • Coached USPSA Inland Empire Lady Champion, 2015
  • Coached USPSA Junior Production National 5th Place Finish, 2016
  • Coached USPSA Junior Open National 2nd Place Finish, 2016

Certification:

  • USPSA Chief Range Officer
  • Double Impact Pistol Course (Max Michel Jr & Travis Tomasie)

Accomplishments:

  • USPSA Handgun Nationals, National Champion Senior Category
  • USPSA Handgun Nationals, 3rd overall in classification
  • USPSA Area 1 Championships, 2nd overall in classification
  • USPSA Area 1 Championships, Multiple years top 5 finishes
  • Eastern Washington Sectional Championships, 1st Overall, Match Champion
  • Eastern Washington Sectional Championships, Multiple years top 3 finishes


Mike Clark

 Experience:

  • Law Enforcement, Fulltime Commissioned, 2008-Present
  • Currently employed with County Sheriff's Office
  • SWAT Team Member, 2011-Present
  • Corrections Officer, 2003 - 2008
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor
  • USPSA Member & Competitor
Certifications & Training:
  • Firearm Instructor, handgun, rifle/carbine
  • Firearm Armorer, Colt, Smith & Wesson
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor, PPCT & Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission
  • Taser Instructor, Taser International
  • Combined Force Instructor, Arrestling International Mixed Martial Arts
  • Close Quarter Carbine, Force Options
Accomplishments:
  • Inland Empire Sectional Championship, Match Champion
  • National Tactical Officers Association Award for Valor


Trever Davis

 Experience:

  • Law Enforcement, Fulltime Commissioned, 2002-Present
  • Currently employed with municipal Police Department
  • Assignmenets in Patrol Division, Detective Division, Anti Crime Team
  • SWAT Team Member, 2009-Present
  • SWAT Entry Team
  • SWAT Sniper
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor 
Certifications & Training:
  • Firearm Instructor, handgun, rifle/carbine
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Firearm Armorer, Colt, Smith & Wesson
  • WMD Tactical Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Police Sniper
Accomplishments:
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • National Tactical Officers Association Award for Valor


Wayne DuBois

 Experience:

  • Law Enforcement, Fulltime Commissioned, 1996-Present
  • Currently employed with municipal Police Department
  • Police Sergeant, Patrol Division, Anti Crime Team
  • SWAT Team Leader, 2005-Present
  • SWAT Tactics Instructor, 2000-Present
  • WA State SWAT Basic and Advanced Instructor, 2002-Present
  • Use of Force/Tactics Instructor, 2005-2010 
  • WA State Instructor Development Instructor 
  • Washington State Tactical Officers Association President
Certifications & Training:
  • Basic Training Graduate -UNITED STATES ARMY
  • Ground Surveillance Systems School Graduate-UNITED STATES ARMY
  • Level 1 Control Tactics Instructor-WSCJTC
  • Instructor Development Graduate-WSCJTC
  • Submachine gun / Rifle Instructor-SINGLETON INTERNATIONAL
  • Chemical/NFDD/Less Lethal Instructor-NTOA
  • Tactical Team Leader Course-COMBAT SHOOTING & TACTICS
  • Pepperball Instructor / Armorer-PEPPERBALL TECHNOLOGIES
  • Breaching Instructor-OPERATIONAL TACTICS
  • WMD Tactical Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Advanced Hostage Rescue-COMBAT SHOOTING & TACTICS
  • Close Quarters Countermeasures Instructor-PPCT
  • SWAT Supervision & Management-IACP
  • Combat Firearms Instructor Certification-PPCT
  • Barricaded Suspect Resolution-FTF TACTICS
  • SWAT Supervision & Command Decision Making-NTOA
  • Leadership in The Shadows-VIKING TACTICS

Accomplishments:

  • SWAT Officer of the Year
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • WA State General/Specialized Instructor Certification
  • Exemplary Performance Award
  • Distinguished Service Commendation
  • National Tactical Officers Association Award for Valor


Scott Hawkins

Experience:

  • U.S. Army, 30 years
  • SGM-1st Special Forces Group
  • Corps Special Operations Coordination Sergeant Major, Iraq
  • Senior Weapons NCO
  • Intelligence/Assistant Team Sergeant
  • A Team Sergeant
  • Company Sergeant Major
  • Battalion Operations Sergeant Major
  • Group Operations Sergeant Major
  • V Corps SOCOORD Sergeant Major
  • Current Trainer 1st Special Forces Group Pistol Team
  • Executive Officer, Mason County Sportsman Club
  • PPC Match Director, Mason County Sportsman Club
  • USPSA Member & Competitor

Certifications & Training:

  • Firearm Instructor, handgun & rifle/carbine
  • Live fire shoot house instructor
  • United States Practical Shooting Association Chief Range Officer
  • Double Impact Pistol Course (Max Michel Jr & Travis Tomasie)
  • Firearm Instructor Development, Predator Tactical (Matt Burkett)

Accomplishments:

  • Bronze Star recipient
  • USPSA Multi Gun National Championships, 1st in classification
  • USPSA Area 1 Championships, 2nd in classification
  • Inland Empire 3 Gun Championship, High Team
  • Inland Empire 3 Gun Championship, Match Champion - Tactical Division
  • Inland Empire War Wagon, Match Champion
  • Pan American IPSC Shotgun Championships, 6th overall

Aaron Hamel

Experience:

  • Law Enforcement, Commissioned, 2003-Present
  • Currently employed with municipal Police Department
  • Previous County Sheriff Deputy
  • Previous Hanford Patrol Security Police Officer
  • Patrol Training Officer & Public Information Officer
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor

Certifications & Training:

  • Firearm Instructor, handgun, rifle/carbine
  • Firearm Armorer, Colt, Smith & Wesson
  • WACJTC Reserve Academy Instructor
  • Hanford Patrol Security Police Officer Academy
  • WSCJTC Police/Sheriff Academy

Accomplishments:

  • Community Service Award - John's Goldsbury


John Morgan

Experience:

  • Masters degree in Business Administration
  • Project Manager, U.S. Government contracts
  • USPSA Member & Competitor - Master Classified

Certifications & Training:

  • Firearm Instructor, handgun, rifle/carbine
  • Practical Edge Shooting Instructor Certified
  • Double Impact Pistol Course (Max Michel Jr & Travis Tomasie)
  • Firearm Instructor Development, Predator Tactical (Matt Burkett)
  • United States Practical Shooting Association Range Officer

Accomplishments:   

  • Northwest Championship, Multiple top three finish in Classification
  • Northwest Championship, First Place in Classification, 2009
  • Crazy Croc Match, Multiple top three finish in Classification


Jeremy Taylor

 Experience:

  • Law Enforcement, Fulltime Commissioned, 2007-Present
  • Currently employed with municipal Police Department
  • SWAT Team Member, 2009-Present
  • SWAT Entry Team, ATL
  • SWAT Training Coordinator
  • SWAT Firearm Instructor, Lead Trainer
  • WA State SWAT Basic Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor
Certifications & Training:
  • Firearm Instructor, handgun, rifle/carbine, & select fire
  • Firearm Armorer, Colt, Smith & Wesson
  • Advanced Hostage Rescue, FBI HRT
  • WMD Tactical Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • SWAT Team Leader, Tap Rack Tactical
  • Ballistic Shield Operations
  • SWAT Combat Medical training
  • Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor - Sage International
  • Active Shooter Threat Program, FLETC
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Instructor - ALERRT
  • Explosive Breaching - Valley SWAT
  • Night Vision Operator course - L3 Technologies
Accomplishments:
  • Department Combat Cross recipient
  • SWAT Officer of the Year
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • Chiefs Award of Excellence
  • Department Meritorious Service Award
  • National Tactical Officers Association Award for Valor
Assistants:

To ensure safety procedures are followed along with effective progression of training, Practical Edge Shooting Instructors may utilize Assistants in conducting training and/or presentations. All our Assistants are experienced shooters who have proven shooting skills through tactical experience and/or competition.

For more information contact us at info@PracticalEdge.com