Our Instructors

Josh Hirsh

Principle Instructor

As an EMT and instructor of firearms for over a decade, and firearm enthusiast for over 20 years, Josh had a front row seat to the pitfalls and challenges of civilian education and training in life saving skills. Josh is an NRA, USCCA, AVERT, First Aid, CPR, and AED Instructor.

Charles "Chuck" Belz

Non-Staff Instructor in Firearms

Chuck Belz is a distinguished firearms competitor, graduate of many of the nation's premier law enforcement and marksmanship training schools, and Chief Instructor for Xiphos Defense. A former law enforcement officer with extensive experience in high-risk, high-threat environments, he holds a master class rating in USPSA and is a seven-time world shoot off champion, among many other achievements. Chuck brings a personable, practical teaching style that resonates with students, allowing them to grow quickly and confidently as they progress through a tailored curriculum he has designed to maximize their potential.

Daniel Humenuck

Non-Staff Instructor in Firearms

Daniel is an Army veteran, avid USPSA competitor, and accomplished firearms instructor with ten years of experience. As Platoon Leader and Brigade Top Gun, Daniel was routinely selected by leadership to develop close quarter marksmanship and concealed carry programs. Daniel places a heavy emphasis on the elements of personal performance in his teaching methodology, holding an A Class Carry Optics rating in USPSA Steel Challenge.

Sholom Kochman

Non-Staff Instructor in Firearms, AVERT, First Aid, CPR, and AED

Sholom has been shooting for most of his life.  He was a lifeguard for several years and is a member of Chaverim of Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that helps folks in the Pikeville area. Sholom's interest in firearms, survival, and outdoors skills started when he was a Boy Scout. He current works in property management by day, and enjoys teaching others life saving skills on nights and weekends.

Nathan "Dovi" Spigelman

Non-Staff Instructor in ALS, BLS, First Aid, CPR, and AED

Dovi is a practicing paramedic with 10 years of EMS experience and loves to teach people how to save lives.

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