Instructor and President – George Arrington

George is an NRA-certified Pistol and Rifle instructor and a Chief Range Safety Officer. He is also the chief instructor for the Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club.

George began his shooting experience as a youngster, beginning with BB and pellet rifles, and then learning how to shoot bigger guns from family members. As an adult, he has trained with a variety of instructors including a rigorous two-week defensive pistol course with a group of military tier-one operators. He has served as a range safety officer at the Action Pistol Club in San Jose, CA and implemented the Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) at the former San Jose City Municipal Firing Range.

George is also a high-ranked instructor in martial arts and has taught for more than 50 years. He is a former mathematics and physics teacher.

His approach to the teaching of firearm safety is to meet each student at their level of ability and then build their knowledge, skills and attitude from that point.