Staff

20131217_165315Jack Simons: President/Director Of Training

Jack Simons is the president and Director Of Training for the Springs Road Gun Club. Jack has over 18 years of experience associated with Law Enforcement, Security, Loss Prevention, Investigations & Executive Protection. Jack has 19 years experience as a firearms Instructor, he is also an NRA Certified Training Counselor and the founder of SRGC’s Combat Practical System. Jack has also trained in modern firearms  & shooting range development. Licenses & Certifications listed below.

Education

  • Kaplan University, New York, NY: Anti-Terrorism
  • Professional Career Development Institute/ Ashworth College, Norcross, GA: Gun Smithing
  • Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory NC 28601: Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • North Carolina Justice Academy
  • Action Target Academy
  • Elite Safety Concepts Training Academy
  • National Rifle Association
  • Double A Gunsmithing

Certifications

  • NRA Training Counselor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
  • NRA Home firearms safety Instructor
  • NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor
  • NC Concealed Handgun Instructor
  • Combat Practical Handgun Instructor
  • Combat Practical Shotgun Instructor
  • Combat Practical Rifle Instructor
  • Certified Gunsmith
  • Certified Glock Armorer
  • ASP Tactical Baton instructor
  • Winchester Tactical Baton instructor
  • Tactical Handcuff Instructor
  • Fox Labs OC Pepper Spray Instructor.
  • V-4 Control Aerosol Defense Advanced Instructor.
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Air Taser Instructor
  • Combat knife Instructor
  • AR-15 Armorer Instructor

theresa pic2Theresa Simons: Range Manager

Theresa Simons is the Range Manager of the Springs Road Gun Club. Theresa sees over all operations at the range and has over 20 years of management experience.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Vincent Blalock: Chief Instructor

Vincent has over 16 years of combined Security, Law Enforcement, Lost Prevention and US Military Experience. Vincent served as an engineer with NC National Guard and served 2 years on the NC National Guard Quick Reaction Force and held the rank of SGT. Vincent also served at Fort Mead Maryland as Military Security Enforcement/Force Protection and also served at the Wright Brother Centennial Anniversary as Force Protection.Vincent is also trained in modern firearms training & shooting range development.

Education

  • Mitchell Community College: Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • Action Target Academy National Rifle Association
  • US Military

Certifications

  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • Edged Weapons Instructor
  • Combat Practical Handgun Instructor
  • Combat Practical Shotgun Instructor
  • Combat Practical Rifle Instructor
  • US Military Small arms readiness Instructor
  • Response to an Active shooter
  • Defense Specialist in Nuclear Biological Chemicals
  • Military Operations Urban Terrain

Richard Moore: Senior Instructor – Reverend

Richard Moore is a native and resident of Cabarrus County, Richard is a life-long shooter and shooting sports enthusiast.  He retired after 28 years as a computer engineer from IBM, was ordained into the Christian ministry in 2009 and serves as a pulpit supply minister at various churches in and around Cabarrus County.  Richard’s primary intructor responsibilities include NRA First Steps classes, SRGC Basic Classes and AR-15 Carbine classes.

Education

  • UNCC – Bachlors degree in Science and engineering
  • Newburgh Theological Seminary – Masters of Arts in Ministry
  • Springs Road Gun Club

Certification

  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • SRGC Shotgun Instructor
  • SRGC Rifle Instructor
  • SRGC AR-15 Carbine Instructor
  • NC Concealed handgun Instructor

 


 

GSG522 and meLuis E. Arzola – Senior Spanish Instructor

Luis Arzola is a native of Puerto Rico, and has over 30 years experience in teaching dentistry and dental hygiene. He is a livelong shooting enthusiast, and shoots air rifle, pistol, rifle and shotguns. He retired from the NC Community College System in 2012, which has allowed him to pursue a wide range of interests.

 

 

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico – BSc in Zoology
  • University of Puerto Rico – DMD

Certifications

  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Glock Armorer

 


 

Rex Sigmon

Rex is a United States Army veteran who served both as an enlisted and an officer.  He achieved the enlisted rank of SSG and commissioned rank of 1Lt.  He is currently employed as a commercial airline captain.  Although having a lifelong interest in firearms and military training, he had a passing interest in firearms.  However, as a pilot the events of September 11, 2001 gave him a heightened awareness of his responsibility as a citizen and the need for being prepared and trained in firearms that came with that responsibility.   This led to his getting his own concealed carry permit and becoming a instructor.

Education:

  • Penn Foster Career School-Gunsmith
  • North Carolina Military Academy

Certifications:

  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor
  • Glock Armorer

 


Keith Harper: Instructor

 

Education

 

Certifications:

  • North Carolina Concealed Handgun Instructor
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • Dave Spaulding Advanced Situational Combative Pistol
  • Gunsite Academy, Marksman One grade
  • I.C.E Training Counter Ambush
  • Troysgate Inc. Reflective Training course
  • Troysgate Inc. Tactical Handgun 1,
  • Sig Sauer Academy Intermediate Competitive Skills Development
  • Massad Ayoob Armed Citizens Rules of Engagement
  • Springs Road Gun Club Edged Weapons
  • Springs Road Gun Club Tactical Handgun

 

 


 

Mario Quivera: Spanish instructor

Mario has over 11 years of experience as an crime scene and evidence photographer in Venezuela. Professional Graphic Designer for SRGC.

Education

  • Certification Of Intelligence
  • PJT (The Judicial Technical Police) – AKA – CICPC Scientific & Investigative Police.

Certifications

  • NRA Pistol Instructor.
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor
  • NC Concealed Handgun Instructor
  • Certificate Crime Scene and Evidence photographer (Venezuela)

AndypicAndy Adams: Armorer

Andy is Springs Road Gun Club’s Armorer and is a graduate of Montgomery Community College’s  Gunsmithing School, one of the top gunsmithing schools in the nation. Andy has over 25 years as an armorer and is the current owner of AA Gunsmithing. Andy has also successfully developed the AA Sound suppressor, the AA AR-15 and assisted in developing the G9 SMG. Andy specializes in manufacturing and deveploping NFA firearms.

 


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