Professional Firearms and Tactical Weapons Training
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Critical Defense Group

Premier Armory would like to introduce you to Critical Defense Group.

With over 20 years experience, Critical Defense Group strives to provide the highest caliber of professional firearms and tactical weapons training for security and law enforcement personnel, military professionals and qualified citizens in the public sector. It is their mission to provide safe and effective instruction to individuals seeking to master the fundamentals.

Their offered courses and programs can also be customized to suit your training needs and budget. Please complete the form below for additional details.

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Meet The Instructor
Mr. Mackinzie is an experienced Instructor, Personal Protection Specialist, Security Manager and Project Manager with exceptional organizational skills and leadership qualities. International and domestic experience on various protective security details as a detail member and detail leader. Fluent level 3 Spanish speaker capable of reading, writing and instructing in Spanish. Instructor and management experience training hundreds of personnel from various military, security and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Employment & Operational Experience:
Triple Canopy, Inc. (Feb 2005 – March 2012)
Tactical Firearms Training Team, Direct Action Group, (Nov 1994- Feb 2005)
Immediate Response, Inc. (Aug 1991- Dec 1994)
United States Marine Corps & Marine Corps Reserve (1988-1996)

Special Training & Qualifications:

  • Texas DPS CHL Instructor Certification, April 2011
  • DSTC Defensive Tactics and Room Entry Techniques, January 2010
  • BFFOC Instructor Course M-4, G-19, 870, M-240, M-249 & M203 , Triple Canopy, Inc May 2006
  • Train the Trainer Instructor Certification Course, Triple Canopy, Inc, April 2006
  • Personal Protective Services Certification Course, Triple Canopy, Inc, Aug 2005
  • Motorcade Defensive Driving Course, Bill Scott Racing, Aug 2005
  • California Carry Concealed Certification Course, Riverside County Sheriff, June 2005
  • Protective Specialist Security & Selection Course, Triple Canopy, Inc, February 2005
  • Defensive Driving Course, Beaver Run Racing School, February 2005
  • High Risk Warrant, CQB & Entry Course, Tactical Explosive Entry School, March 1998
  • Explosive Handlers & Entry Course, Tactical Explosive Entry School, March 1994
  • Firearms Initial Qualification Course, Bureau of Security Services, May 1994
  • PR 24 Baton Basic & Advanced Course, Bureau of Security Services, May 1994
  • Powers to Arrest & Lethal Use of Force, Bureau of Security Services, April 1994
  • Two Man Team Tactics, Tactical Firearms Training Team, March 1994
  • VIP Protection Course Level 1 & 2, Tactical Firearms Training Team, March 1994
  • Combat Shotgun & Optical Rifle, Tactical Firearms Training Team, May 1993
  • Advanced Weapons Skills & Tactical Rifle, Tactical Firearms Training Team, April 1993
  • Level 1,2,3 Handgun, Tactical Firearms Training Team, March 1993
  • Glock Armors School, Glock, Inc, December 1992
  • U.S. Army Airborne School, U.S. Army, February 1989
  • LOSC, USNS Coronado , December 1988
  • United States Marine Corp Basic Infantry Training Course, November 1988
  • United States Marine Corp Boot Camp August, 1988