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Matthew Maruster

Whether it is a concealed carry class or advanced handgun class, my instruction focuses on safety, marksmanship and tactical gunfighting. I will present the latest material that I have gathered over my years of experience as a Combat Infantry Marine, Police Officer, Marine Marksmanship Instructor/Range Coach and National Rifle Association (NRA) Marksmanship Instructor. I have had more than 17 years of training in professional marksmanship, and will pass this knowledge on to you. I have spent years learning and implementing marksmanship skills, and instructing Marines and Police Officers in marksmanship, force protection and personal defense. I guarantee that you will receive top-notch, dedicated training drawn from my experience and knowledge in the classroom and from my experiences applying the tactics in the field.

I am a father, husband, and a diehard Cleveland sports fan. I am a complete pushover when it comes to my daughter so I am often engaged in lengthy play time episodes of doll house and watching Disney princess movies. When my daughter is not teaching me the names of all of the Disney princesses, I can be found instructing, shooting or dry firing. I truly enjoy being a contributing writer to the USA Firearm Training group.

I aim to educate firearm owners and stimulate discussion when publishing articles covering various topics of firearm ownership. I enjoy helping people carry more comfortably and safely, by reviewing firearms related gear.

I take a tremendous amount of pride in helping Americans responsibly exercise their 2nd amendment rights and helping them become the first line of defense for themselves, their families and the community.

Here is a synopsis of my depth of experience and training:

  • Infantry Marine Rifleman & Platoon Sergeant: Operation Iraqi Freedom I
  • Marine Corps Security Forces trained
  • Provided personal force protection to U.S. Navy Admirals in Manama, Bahrain
  • Marine Corps Primary Marksmanship Instructor
  • Chief of Training Manager Marine Corps Ground Security Force MCRD San Diego
  • Competed in Marine Corps Division rifle and pistol matches
  • Marine Corps Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Military Operations Urban Terrain (MOUT) trained
  • Active Shooter Response Tactical Training
  • Former Police officer
  • Served as police department’s crisis negotiator
  • Served as police department’s assistant range master
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • NRA certified pistol instructor
  • Contributing writer for USA Firearm Training