5.0 (2)
2 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

Brendon was born and raised in the Philippines and has been around firearms his whole life. His father was a Lawyer and an avid IPSC shooter. In 2014, Brendon migrated to the United States in search of better opportunities.

In 2017, Brendon enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he currently serves on active duty as a Combat Engineer. To date, he has established himself as a decorated Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), earning the rank of Corporal. His past duties and assignments include: IED detection and Team Leader with Mobile Assault Company and Reconnaissance Platoon; Security Support for US Border Patrol services at the United States Southern border; and Training Advisor for Middle East foreign militaries in counter IED tactics. Through his experience in the Marine Corps, Brendon has gained a high level of proficiency in weapons handling and infantry tactics in addition to his skills as a Combat Engineer. Brendon currently serves as a Training & Licensing non-commissioned officer, passing along his knowledge and ensuring the readiness of his fellow and younger Marines.

Subscribing as a lifelong student of the shooting arts, Brendon has trained outside of the Marine Corps, becoming a certified USCCA instructor as well as an NRA pistol instructor and continues to enhance his skills. In addition, he enjoys sharing his skills with new and experienced shooters through TRB, finding great personal satisfaction in his students’ growth and success.

I enjoy seeing the growth of my student. 

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San Clemente, CA 92673
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  • Elizabeth Slahetka Glenn

    Training at its best. We have worked with Ernie Medina for a while and have have learned so much. Our skills have been honed, and we’ve had a great time doing it! We highly recommend TRB and Ernie Medina for all training needs.

  • Suny Medina

    Best experience and confidence secure way to learn about personal and home defense. Tank you , TRB.👍👍👍👍 you guys are the best ...

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After Signing up for a 2 hour private session each new Students get a free 1 hour private dryfire session prior to the range. This is to gauge skill & knowledge on firearms. 

this is also to ensure compatability of instructor & students, learning & teaching styles. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a United States Marine, current OC/LA CCW Instructor. I teach combat rifle & pistol. 

certifications include:

CA DOJ Certified Instructor

Certified United States Concealed Carry Association Instructor.

Certified National Rifle Associatoon Instructor

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

2 hour private session: $250 (range fee not lncluded)

Basic Certification:

  • 6 hours of training over 3 comprehensive sessions (Sessions 1-3 detailed below)
  • Range fees & Targets for the course

Original “Fully Loaded”:
$1200 (BEST VALUE)

  • Combines the TRB Basic Certification + Firearm Selection Day plus 2 additional hours
  • You will obtain your Firearms Safety Certificate (Required by CA for handgun purchase)
  • Gear Suite: TRB Hat, TRB T-Shirt & Velcro Patch
  • Range fees & Targets for the course

Fully Loaded EXTREME:

  • TRB Basic Certification + Firearm Selection Day + Mantis X Demo and Extreme Gear Suite
  • Extreme Gear Suite: DDT Range Bag, Ear and Eye protection, Mag Holster, TRB Hat, TRB T-Shirt & Velcro Patch
  • Mantis X Dry Fire Training System (This is how you can practice at home to improve your skills without using precious ammo.)
  • Includes Pink Rhino Laser Training Cartridge, Dummy Rounds and Universal Mag Rail

How did you get started teaching?

I saw the gap in concearge individual private training in California. I charge the same price as group training, only beause one on one session with undivided attention is the same as an 8 hour group class with 15 students and 3 instructors.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with almost 200 private one on one students from all walks of life. Group classes I can't even count.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Vet your teachers & talk to them over the phone. You will know if they are legitimate or fake. There is a fineline between a salesman & an instructor. Make sure you find that out.

the best way to know if they are good, is if they want you to train with everybody, & diversify your training. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

None, just come call me.

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