Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper, Executive Director

Instructor Certifications:

  1. Concealable Weapon Permit, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
  2. Law Enforcement Handgun, Shotgun & Patrol Rifle, Law Enforcement Activities Division (NRA-LEAD)
  3. Defensive Handgun, Defense Training International (DTI)
  4. Pistol, NRA
  5. Tactical Rifle, Combat Shooting & Tactics (CSAT)

 

Past Assignments as a firearm trainer include:

  1. Unit Marksmanship Coordinator, 133d MP Co., SC Army National Guard (SCARNG)
  2. State Marksmanship Training Unit, SCARNG
  3. Basic Scout / Sniper, 4 / 118 Infantry Bn (Mech), SCARNG
  4. Security Training Lieutenant, H.B. Robinson nuclear power plant
  5. Currently, Executive Director and Lead Trainer, Paladin Training, Inc. (2000 to present)

 

Firearm & Tactical Training:

1983 Basic Military Police Officer (40 hrs), Ft Meade, MD

1987 Battle Skills (40 hrs), Cp Robinson, AR

1992 Basic Law Enforcement Sniper, Sniping Technology, Inc.,

1994 Military Police Field Tactical Operations, US Army MP Corps, Ft McClellan, AL

1994 Judicious Use of Lethal Force (LFI-1), Lethal Force Institute – Massad Ayoob

1995 Special Reconnaissance Operations, 20th Special Forces Grp, CP Blanding, FL

1995 Basic Infantry, CP Robinson, AR

1996 Mechanized Infantry, CP Shelby, MS

1998 Security Officer Instructor Certification, SLED Levels 1, 2 & 3, Anderson, SC

1998 Basic Defensive Handgun (30 hrs), Insights Training Center – John Holschen

1998 Defensive Handgun & Urban Rifle (20 hrs), DTI – John Farnam

1999 Intermediate Handgun (30 hrs), Insights Training Center – John Holschen

1999 Defensive Urban Rifle and Shotgun, DTI – John Farnam

1999 Advanced Defensive Handgun, DTI – John Farnam

2000 Advanced Combatives (40 hrs), Rangemaster – Tom Givens, Jim Higginbotham

2000 Intermediate Tactical Pistol (40 hrs), Gunsite Academy, Inc. – Ed Stock

2000 Advanced Tactical Pistol (Expert) (40 hrs), Gunsite Academy, Inc. – Ed Head

2002 Combative Pistol (18 hrs), Trident Concepts Research Group – Jeff Gonzalez

2002 Tactical Pistol 1 (40 hrs), Blackwater Training Center – Jason Moogy

2004 Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds (10 hrs), DTI – Tony Barrera, MD

2004 NRA Range Safety Officer

2004 Counter-Drug Special Response Team (SRT) 1, MANTA-96 (40 hrs)

2004 Counter-Drug SRT II, MANTA-96 (40 hrs)

2005 Pistol Instructor, National Rifle Association

2005 Handgun, Shotgun Instructor (40 hrs), NRA LEAD

2005 Patrol Rifle Instructor (40 hrs), NRA LEAD

2005 Defensive Handgun Instructor (24 hrs), DTI – John Farnam

2006 One Handed Shooting (24 hrs), DTI – John Farnam

2007 Carbine Operator (16 hrs), EAG Tactical – Pat Rogers

2008 Advanced Defensive Pistol (24 hrs), Morrigan Consulting – Bill Jeans

2012 Tac Rifle Instructor (48 hrs), Combat Shooting & Tactics – Paul Howe

2014 Basic Handgun & Carbine (16 hrs), Vickers Tactical – Larry Vickers

2016 Basic Handgun refresher (8 hrs), Vickers Tactical – Larry Vickers

2019 Beyond the Basics, Handgun (8 hrs), Vickers Tactical – Larry Vickers

 

Other:

BBA, Francis Marion University, 1989

 

NOTHING FURTHER