Blackstone Investigations Group

Blackstone Investigations Group

1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I am a former Police Officer and United States Marine Corps veteran with over 20 years of security / law enforcement experience, during which time I competed in shooting competitions and attended numerous weapons training classes. In addition to being a licensed PI in New Jersey, I am also an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Coach. My specialty is working with new shooters who need to understand the basics of how to handle and shoot a firearm.

I really enjoy training shooters with all different levels of experience. From beginners, who need to learn the fundamentals of safety, gun handling and shooting techniques, to the experienced shooter who simply wants to sharpen their skills. I explain the basics in an easy to understand way so students know they have learned something, and more importantly, feel more comfortable handling their weapon.

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Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First step is to chat with each client on the phone to confim exactly what they are looking to accomplish to ensure we are a good fit. A date and time is then set up for the lesson, which is typically an hour long. If more than an hour is needed, client will be advised of same on the intial call and a price will be provided prior to meeting at the range. There are no surpirises!

Second step is to meet at the indoor range on time with all neccessary equipment. ALL STUDENTS are required to bring their own the pistol, proper ammo for their pistol, targets, ear protection and safety glass. Targets and ammo may be purchased at the range. Students are also required to pay a $5.00 guest fee at the range. If the student does not own a pistol or have the required safety gear, pistols and all the required gear may be rented at the range if needed at the students expense.

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

I have an extensive amount of training with regards to firearms safety, proper handling and maintenance of firearms and proper shooting techniques. My training was receievd while working as a Police officer/Detective and while serving as a Military Police officer in the United States Marine Corps. I was also a competitive shooter and participated in many events while employed as a Police officer.

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

Yes, the minimum cost is $95.00 for each one hour lesson. This does not include pistol rental, ammo, targets, ear or eye protection. Most students schedule follow up lessons after the first lesson is completed. Students who request additional time on the fist lesson simply pay an increased fee which is always discussed and agreed upon prior to the lesson.


How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching and instructing for many years. While employed as Police Officer I worked as a Field Trianing Officer and was responsible for training new officers before they went out on their own. It's a great feeling knowing that I can share my own personal experiences with each student and be 100% confident that I am setting my students up for SUCCESS, NOT FAILURE!

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a variety of students, from professional men and women, to teens and stay at home moms. Some shooters are beginners, and need to know everything from soup to nuts, some students have a minimal amout of shooting experience and some are experienced shooters who simply want to stay sharp and sharpen their existing skills.

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

Students SHOULD NOT focus on price alone! This is definitely the type of situaion where "you get what you pay for"! 

Students should SPEAK with several instructors and hire the one that they feel the most comfortable with. I refer to this as "a warm fuzzy". Don't just rely on their profile information as the basis for your decision.

Students should look for an instructor with the proper training, background and experience, as well as someone who is personable, patient and easy to work with, not someone who is overbearing or to aggressive.

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